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Reply #90 posted 04/05/22 7:47pm

80tomato

RODSERLING said:

He is clearly attracted to the camera. Strange that he didn't tell about that in his memoirs. But if IRC it goes only up to 1969? Did this footage actually broadcast on tv at the time?

From what I understand this was raw footage and was not actually broadcast

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Reply #91 posted 04/06/22 2:55am

PURPLEIZED3121

PennyPurple said:

lurker316 said:



You think his responses were "spot on" and "pretty well involved"? First he says teachers need an education too. What the hell does that even mean? Then he says they deserve a raise, which is fair enough, but there's nothing special about that. It's just repeating a super generic and obvious statement he heard grown-ups say.

To be clear, I understand that he was only 11 and I'm not faulting his responses. Anyone who critisize his responses is a fool. But at the same time, that doesn't mean we have to make them out to be great responses and give them more credit than they deserve. He was just a young kid *understandably* parroting what he'd heard grown-ups say. That doesn't deserve scorn, but it also doesn't deserve praise. It just is what it is.




Oh brother, there always has to be 1 in the bunch.


Can't you just be happy that we got to see an unseen video of Prince at approx 11 years old?


I ask why? Why, is there criticism of something so simple?


And yet you are faulting his responses, and that must mean you are a fool...by your own words.


Why is it so fucking hard to enjoy something, without picking it the fuck apart?


This is why this place has gone fucking down hill and everybody fucking left it. Damn!

I fucking HATE the folks on here..an absolute cess pit. The org is a useful idiot for the occasional bit of news BUT totally irrelevant when compared to the quality content on twitter. The people are what makes a community & this is so far removed.

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Reply #92 posted 04/06/22 2:57am

PURPLEIZED3121

lurker316 said:

Vannormal said:

Wasn't the clip a bit longer ? There's also a guy named Kitchen...

Would love to see more concerning the teachers strike subject of that paril day, 1970.

Little Prince was so spot on in his replies and pretty well involved for a 11yo it seems.

As a time document, it can be an addition to understand more where he comes from.

At least imho.

Cause he seems such a normal and very responsive happy kid.

The complete opposite of the introverted silent superstar (and sort of a tiran in the studio) he bacame in his adult life...

What a contrast.

(Though this are just mere seconds of film, i know, difficult to analize of course.)



You think his responses were "spot on" and "pretty well involved"? First he says teachers need an education too. What the hell does that even mean? Then he says they deserve a raise, which is fair enough, but there's nothing special about that. It's just repeating a super generic and obvious statement he heard grown-ups say.

To be clear, I understand that he was only 11 and I'm not faulting his responses. Anyone who critisize his responses is a fool. But at the same time, that doesn't mean we have to make them out to be great responses and give them more credit than they deserve. He was just a young kid *understandably* parroting what he'd heard grown-ups say. That doesn't deserve scorn, but it also doesn't deserve praise. It just is what it is.




seriously?....FUCKING HELL !

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Reply #93 posted 04/06/22 3:08am

EnglishGent2

PURPLEIZED3121 said:

PennyPurple said:

Oh brother, there always has to be 1 in the bunch.


Can't you just be happy that we got to see an unseen video of Prince at approx 11 years old?


I ask why? Why, is there criticism of something so simple?


And yet you are faulting his responses, and that must mean you are a fool...by your own words.


Why is it so fucking hard to enjoy something, without picking it the fuck apart?


This is why this place has gone fucking down hill and everybody fucking left it. Damn!

I fucking HATE the folks on here..an absolute cess pit. The org is a useful idiot for the occasional bit of news BUT totally irrelevant when compared to the quality content on twitter. The people are what makes a community & this is so far removed.

Sure, some on here can be a bit tetchy, but are you seriously suggesting that people are generally nicer on twitter? It's the internet, wherever you go you'll get nasty and nice. Calling this place 'an absolute cess pit', is a bit unfair on all the friendly folks here. In this very thread there's way more people being nice about the news report than those who aren't. Not really worth getting worked up about the minority IMO.

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Reply #94 posted 04/06/22 4:01am

RODSERLING

Would have been great if they found that footage a few years ago, when Prince was alive.
Since it was never broadcast, maybe that interview was completely out of his mind.
That could have inspired him a song, for sure.

Also full circle to know that the very last unreleased motion film of him is, in fact, the first one he ever did.
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Reply #95 posted 04/06/22 9:11am

TrivialPursuit

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RODSERLING said:

He is clearly attracted to the camera. Strange that he didn't tell about that in his memoirs. But if IRC it goes only up to 1969? Did this footage actually broadcast on tv at the time?


And where is that clear, exactly? Gosh, it's so unusual for an 11 year old, in 1970, to be curious about a film crew at a school....

...said no one, ever.

And why is it strange that he in a fully incomplete "memoir," that he didn't mention this moment? Clearly, it wasn't a stand out for him, or he simply never got to it.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #96 posted 04/06/22 9:32am

RODSERLING

TrivialPursuit said:



RODSERLING said:


He is clearly attracted to the camera. Strange that he didn't tell about that in his memoirs. But if IRC it goes only up to 1969? Did this footage actually broadcast on tv at the time?


And where is that clear, exactly? Gosh, it's so unusual for an 11 year old, in 1970, to be curious about a film crew at a school....

...said no one, ever.

And why is it strange that he in a fully incomplete "memoir," that he didn't mention this moment? Clearly, it wasn't a stand out for him, or he simply never got to it.




Hey, get a life, dude.
You spend your days yelling at orgers just because you don't like what they are saying.
You should open your own org, be alone to post, amd then you'll be happy.
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Reply #97 posted 04/06/22 12:41pm

2freaky

A rare vid where he does not play Let's Go Crazy.

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Reply #98 posted 04/06/22 1:19pm

onlyforaminute

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The best clip, his satisfied face walking away from the mic. He got what he wanted.
Time keeps on slipping into the future...


This moment is all there is...
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Reply #99 posted 04/06/22 1:27pm

TrivialPursuit

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RODSERLING said:

Hey, get a life, dude. You spend your days yelling at orgers just because you don't like what they are saying. You should open your own org, be alone to post, amd then you'll be happy.


Again, personal attacks when I asked a question that you had no answer to; I got it. But thank you for your words. It only confirms I know exactly who I'm dealing with here.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #100 posted 04/06/22 1:38pm

Genesia

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RODSERLING said:

He is clearly attracted to the camera. Strange that he didn't tell about that in his memoirs. But if IRC it goes only up to 1969? Did this footage actually broadcast on tv at the time?


Do you remember everything you did when you were 11?

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
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Reply #101 posted 04/06/22 2:03pm

laytonian

TrivialPursuit said:

RODSERLING said:

He is clearly attracted to the camera. Strange that he didn't tell about that in his memoirs. But if IRC it goes only up to 1969? Did this footage actually broadcast on tv at the time?


And where is that clear, exactly? Gosh, it's so unusual for an 11 year old, in 1970, to be curious about a film crew at a school....

...said no one, ever.

And why is it strange that he in a fully incomplete "memoir," that he didn't mention this moment? Clearly, it wasn't a stand out for him, or he simply never got to it.



WCCO is milking this to death but there's one clip where you see Prince was working hard to get into camera range -- just not jumping up and down.
ALSO, if you watch the clip where he starts talking, you hear a voice (female?) in the background say "that's Skippy".




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Reply #102 posted 04/06/22 3:01pm

RODSERLING

Genesia said:



RODSERLING said:


He is clearly attracted to the camera. Strange that he didn't tell about that in his memoirs. But if IRC it goes only up to 1969? Did this footage actually broadcast on tv at the time?


Do you remember everything you did when you were 11?



No, but I did an interview in the local newspaper when I was 11 too. It was published, I was even photographed.
Something like that you never forget.
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Reply #103 posted 04/06/22 3:14pm

TheTruth123

lurker316 said:

TrivialPursuit said:


And you know what really gives him away? After he says "YUP" and starts to speak again, he shifts his chin and jaw side to side. He did that all the time. Many do, but it was a tell for me that it was him. Not that it clearly looked like him. But it's so great to see so many of his mannerisms there at age eleven.



For me, it was the eyes and smirk that I instantly recognized as Prince's.


I saw a little mischief twinkle in his eye too, as he looked at his friends smile heart

I think it's just the way he, as a little boy growing up in the city, communicated with his male peers.

Being small too, he probably had to have a little fight in him.

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Reply #104 posted 04/06/22 3:16pm

TheTruth123

Vannormal said:

Wasn't the clip a bit longer ? There's also a guy named Kitchen...

Would love to see more concerning the teachers strike subject of that paril day, 1970.

Little Prince was so spot on in his replies and pretty well involved for a 11yo it seems.

As a time document, it can be an addition to understand more where he comes from.

At least imho.

Cause he seems such a normal and very responsive happy kid.

The complete opposite of the introverted silent superstar (and sort of a tiran in the studio) he bacame in his adult life...

What a contrast.

(Though this are just mere seconds of film, i know, difficult to analize of course.)

This. He was a healthy, active kid.

As for some of what we saw later... someone I know who knew Prince around age 20 and thereabouts told me, "He was very smart." When I tried to say more about him she repeated, "He was very smart."

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Reply #105 posted 04/06/22 3:57pm

TrivialPursuit

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Genesia said:

RODSERLING said:

He is clearly attracted to the camera. Strange that he didn't tell about that in his memoirs. But if IRC it goes only up to 1969? Did this footage actually broadcast on tv at the time?


Do you remember everything you did when you were 11?


EGGGGGZACKLY!

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #106 posted 04/06/22 4:05pm

TrivialPursuit

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Since no one else knows how to provide proof of anything ever, here's a Twitter thread (clearly by one of those "high profile twitter accounts," (even a verified account), where Andrewa Swensson talks about Prince's mother, Mattie Shaw Baker, career and life in the Minneapolis Public School (MPS) system.


https://twitter.com/SlingshotAnnie/status/1511761535722475521

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Reply #107 posted 04/06/22 5:09pm

OnlyNDaUsa

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Genesia said:

RODSERLING said:

He is clearly attracted to the camera. Strange that he didn't tell about that in his memoirs. But if IRC it goes only up to 1969? Did this footage actually broadcast on tv at the time?


Do you remember everything you did when you were 11?


I think he remembered it but he just assumed it was long lost as it was never on tv (as far as he knew). To him it may not be very intrestng. I was on the news 4 or 5 times... in the news papers 3 or 4 times. In magasines many times (My father wrote for several fishing publcations so my siblings and I and other family members were often in the photos that were part of the artical.) Oh in the background of a tv show... and I have no intrest in seeing any of them... who cares?

"Keep on shilling for Big Pharm!"
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Reply #108 posted 04/06/22 6:51pm

laytonian

RODSERLING said:

Genesia said:


Do you remember everything you did when you were 11?

No, but I did an interview in the local newspaper when I was 11 too. It was published, I was even photographed. Something like that you never forget.


This snippet of of Prince was never broadcast; it remained as raw footage until it was retrieved from the WCCP vault a few weeks ago.

So without it beng broadcast, there's nothing to remember..

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Reply #109 posted 04/06/22 8:16pm

80tomato

laytonian said:

RODSERLING said:

Genesia said: No, but I did an interview in the local newspaper when I was 11 too. It was published, I was even photographed. Something like that you never forget.


This snippet of of Prince was never broadcast; it remained as raw footage until it was retrieved from the WCCP vault a few weeks ago.

So without it beng broadcast, there's nothing to remember..

I wonder if he watched the news that night waiting to see himself being interviewed and then sad ,,,nada ... so disappointing for a little guy

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Reply #110 posted 04/06/22 8:35pm

lavendardrumma
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I would have never identified that as Prince.


There's a quick moment where he gives a devilish grin, the way his eyes move and refocus that was all Prince though.


I bet he rocked the hell out of a Jackson 5 song back then. Never heard of him getting MJ cmparisons as a child, but there's something there.

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Reply #111 posted 04/06/22 10:26pm

Vannormal

TheTruth123 said:

lurker316 said:



For me, it was the eyes and smirk that I instantly recognized as Prince's.


I saw a little mischief twinkle in his eye too, as he looked at his friends smile heart

I think it's just the way he, as a little boy growing up in the city, communicated with his male peers.

Being small too, he probably had to have a little fight in him.

Exactly those comments.

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I know that these local journalitic reports often are really short for TV news, but the subject is interesting as a time frame for North Minneapolis where he grew up.

Would love to see more of that.

Maybe there's even more (not of Prince of course) in the WCCO archives.

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TrivialPersuit said ''it's so unusual for an 11 year old, in 1970, to be curious about a film crew at a school'', and that too should make any kid nervous at the time.

He was keen to say what he heard - ''parroting from adults'' indeed - how else do you learn and grow up my dearest lurker316. wink

Not to forget his mother Mattie (and André's mother too?) worked at several schools.

He possibly must have gotten it from home.

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And like Andrea Swanson said on Twitter :

https://twitter.com/SlingshotAnnie/status/1511761535722475521

''What you're seeing in that clip is a kid who already has his eyes open WIDE, because of the experiences he's had and the city he is in. It's so important to have this document of his early political activism! That thread was woven throughout his life.''

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Concerning to agree or not agree any posts; its not about what is being said,

it's about the way you say it.

Always make it sound the way to you want to be addressed.

Peace though to all of us, it is so much needed (here).

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S U P P O R T --- U K R A I N E --- N O W --- 4 --- MORE PEACE !!!
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves. And wiser people so full of doubts" (Bertrand Russsell 1872-1972)
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Reply #112 posted 04/06/22 10:37pm

Vannormal

Our very young Prince growing up in the North Side...

Prince, in MN Monthly in 1997;

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Reply #113 posted 04/07/22 3:28am

RODSERLING

TrivialPursuit said:



RODSERLING said:


Hey, get a life, dude. You spend your days yelling at orgers just because you don't like what they are saying. You should open your own org, be alone to post, amd then you'll be happy.


Again, personal attacks when I asked a question that you had no answer to; I got it. But thank you for your words. It only confirms I know exactly who I'm dealing with here.


You are the one throwing systematically personal attacks. So don't be amazed to be amswered that way too.

I don't have to justify my amswers, especially someone as insulting amd agressive as you.
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Reply #114 posted 04/07/22 3:30am

RODSERLING

lavendardrummachine said:

I would have never identified that as Prince.



There's a quick moment where he gives a devilish grin, the way his eyes move and refocus that was all Prince though.



I bet he rocked the hell out of a Jackson 5 song back then. Never heard of him getting MJ cmparisons as a child, but there's something there.


Yes, I was thinking the same too. Would have been so great if he wore a J5 badge or something biggrin
The J5 were the thing at the time for kids
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Reply #115 posted 04/07/22 4:19am

PennyPurple

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RODSERLING said:

TrivialPursuit said:


Again, personal attacks when I asked a question that you had no answer to; I got it. But thank you for your words. It only confirms I know exactly who I'm dealing with here.

You are the one throwing systematically personal attacks. So don't be amazed to be amswered that way too. I don't have to justify my amswers, especially someone as insulting amd agressive as you.

Can you guys take it to org notes? Thanks! mad

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Reply #116 posted 04/07/22 8:02am

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EnglishGent2 said:

PURPLEIZED3121 said:

I fucking HATE the folks on here..an absolute cess pit. The org is a useful idiot for the occasional bit of news BUT totally irrelevant when compared to the quality content on twitter. The people are what makes a community & this is so far removed.

Sure, some on here can be a bit tetchy, but are you seriously suggesting that people are generally nicer on twitter? It's the internet, wherever you go you'll get nasty and nice. Calling this place 'an absolute cess pit', is a bit unfair on all the friendly folks here. In this very thread there's way more people being nice about the news report than those who aren't. Not really worth getting worked up about the minority IMO.

[Edited 4/6/22 3:08am]

There are good people, but I've noticed an increase of users belittling other users on the site. When there's a trend of negativity (and the negatives do stand out from the positives) without a sea of positives to counter it like on Twitter, the stink just STINKS more.

[Edited 4/7/22 8:33am]

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And that is why he spreads the shit around
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Reply #117 posted 04/07/22 10:57am

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lurker316 said:

Vannormal said:

Wasn't the clip a bit longer ? There's also a guy named Kitchen...

Would love to see more concerning the teachers strike subject of that paril day, 1970.

Little Prince was so spot on in his replies and pretty well involved for a 11yo it seems.

As a time document, it can be an addition to understand more where he comes from.

At least imho.

Cause he seems such a normal and very responsive happy kid.

The complete opposite of the introverted silent superstar (and sort of a tiran in the studio) he bacame in his adult life...

What a contrast.

(Though this are just mere seconds of film, i know, difficult to analize of course.)



You think his responses were "spot on" and "pretty well involved"? First he says teachers need an education too. What the hell does that even mean? Then he says they deserve a raise, which is fair enough, but there's nothing special about that. It's just repeating a super generic and obvious statement he heard grown-ups say.

To be clear, I understand that he was only 11 and I'm not faulting his responses. Anyone who critisize his responses is a fool. But at the same time, that doesn't mean we have to make them out to be great responses and give them more credit than they deserve. He was just a young kid *understandably* parroting what he'd heard grown-ups say. That doesn't deserve scorn, but it also doesn't deserve praise. It just is what it is.




He was saying kids support the strike because "They (i.e. kids) need a better education too".

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Reply #118 posted 04/07/22 11:36am

bozojones

so how much do we wanna bet that the estate will slap together some exclusive vinyl release of the full interview and shove that out to the fans before they announce the next SDE?

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Reply #119 posted 04/07/22 1:40pm

laytonian

bozojones said:

so how much do we wanna bet that the estate will slap together some exclusive vinyl release of the full interview and shove that out to the fans before they announce the next SDE?


Nope. BUT....it's a very valuable addition to the NetFlix documentary nearly-finished.

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