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Prince Finds a Home In Toronto

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BREAKING NEWS

POSTED AT 12:06 PM EDT Wednesday, Apr. 28, 2004

Prince finds a home in Toronto

Canadian Press


Jacksonville, Fla. — It might make some sense if Prince, the cooler-than-cool funk/rock superstar whose career is suddenly in serious revival mode, had found happiness at 45 settling down in Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Paris or London.

But Toronto?

"I love Toronto," Prince said late Tuesday in an exclusive interview with The Canadian Press after a wild two-hour concert in this north Florida city. It was the 21st stop of a tour he's loathe to call a comeback — because, he insists, he's never truly been gone.

"It's cosmopolitan," he said. "There's all sorts of different kinds of people everywhere you go in Toronto, there's all sorts of great music, great restaurants, great night spots that don't respond to a lot of American playlists and have playlists which I really dig. It's a real melting pot in every sense of the word."

Prince is married to Toronto-born Manuela Testolini. The couple spends "a lot of time" in Toronto, where they own a home in an upscale north-end neighbourhood and where he recorded his recently released album, the critically acclaimed Musicology.

The CD jacket features the diminutive Prince in front of the gleaming Toronto skyline at night, and includes at least one veiled reference to the street where he lives that he asked not be pointed out "in case any crazies show up at my door."

But it's not simply romantic love that attracts Prince to his wife's hometown. The Minnesota native likes the frigid winters — "it's worse in Minneapolis," he laughs — he likes Canadian songstress Nelly Furtado, and most of all he likes

Canada's tendency to ignore the American recording industry, obviously an alluring quality to a man who famously scrawled the word "slave" across his cheek in the 1990s in a protracted dispute with his record company over creative and financial control of his music.

"Musicology is the first record I've recorded in Toronto and I can really feel the difference. It has a completely unique sound that came from the total disregard for what's happening in American music, and for the workings of the American music industry. It doesn't sound like anything else that's out there right now," Prince said.

He's also a fan of the Toronto institution known as Speaker's Corner, a City-TV show that features everyday citizens in a tiny video booth opining on everything from politics to lost love.

"I love Speaker's Corner!" says Prince, dressed in black and sporting shaded spectacles in his candlelit dressing room. "I just love the idea of it. I am so tempted when I go by to stop the car and go into the booth and say what I have to say."

Relaxed and charming even after a frenetic show that saw him writhing on the stage during some of his guitar solos, the recent Jehovah's Witness convert seems serene these days. That's in stark contrast to the apparently angry man referred to simply as The Artist Formerly Known as Prince until four years ago.

He acknowledges he's at peace now that he's got complete control over his music, but points out he's never stopped churning out his brand of exuberant, rock 'n' roll-tinged funk.

He doesn't deny, however, that his phenomenal opening number at this year's Grammy Awards with R and B superstar Beyonce seems to have the masses clamouring for a full-fledged Prince resurrection.

That hasn't been by design on his part, he insists — it's just been all about the timing.

"I get asked every year to play at the Grammys," he says. "This year I did it because I have an album out that I want to promote and a concert tour that I want to promote. My fans have always come out."

The tour comes to Toronto in July for two shows, and tickets have sold out rapidly in every city where they've gone on sale.

Prince is amused. But he adds he's delighted if he's now introducing young music fans to some quality funk and R and B.

"To us, this doesn't feel like anything new — we've been playing the same show for awhile. It's me — I'm just doing what I always do and what I love to do. But someone has to do this, because no one else is. The music is such a treasure, so celebratory and joyous, and no one's doing it anymore — I'm happy to keep it going."
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Reply #1 posted 04/28/04 11:22am

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http://www.globeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20040428.wprinc28/BNStory/Entertainment/



BREAKING NEWS

POSTED AT 12:06 PM EDT Wednesday, Apr. 28, 2004

Prince finds a home in Toronto

Canadian Press


Jacksonville, Fla. — It might make some sense if Prince, the cooler-than-cool funk/rock superstar whose career is suddenly in serious revival mode, had found happiness at 45 settling down in Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Paris or London.

But Toronto?

"I love Toronto," Prince said late Tuesday in an exclusive interview with The Canadian Press after a wild two-hour concert in this north Florida city. It was the 21st stop of a tour he's loathe to call a comeback — because, he insists, he's never truly been gone.

"It's cosmopolitan," he said. "There's all sorts of different kinds of people everywhere you go in Toronto, there's all sorts of great music, great restaurants, great night spots that don't respond to a lot of American playlists and have playlists which I really dig. It's a real melting pot in every sense of the word."

Prince is married to Toronto-born Manuela Testolini. The couple spends "a lot of time" in Toronto, where they own a home in an upscale north-end neighbourhood and where he recorded his recently released album, the critically acclaimed Musicology.

The CD jacket features the diminutive Prince in front of the gleaming Toronto skyline at night, and includes at least one veiled reference to the street where he lives that he asked not be pointed out "in case any crazies show up at my door."

But it's not simply romantic love that attracts Prince to his wife's hometown. The Minnesota native likes the frigid winters — "it's worse in Minneapolis," he laughs — he likes Canadian songstress Nelly Furtado, and most of all he likes

Canada's tendency to ignore the American recording industry, obviously an alluring quality to a man who famously scrawled the word "slave" across his cheek in the 1990s in a protracted dispute with his record company over creative and financial control of his music.

"Musicology is the first record I've recorded in Toronto and I can really feel the difference. It has a completely unique sound that came from the total disregard for what's happening in American music, and for the workings of the American music industry. It doesn't sound like anything else that's out there right now," Prince said.

He's also a fan of the Toronto institution known as Speaker's Corner, a City-TV show that features everyday citizens in a tiny video booth opining on everything from politics to lost love.

"I love Speaker's Corner!" says Prince, dressed in black and sporting shaded spectacles in his candlelit dressing room. "I just love the idea of it. I am so tempted when I go by to stop the car and go into the booth and say what I have to say."

Relaxed and charming even after a frenetic show that saw him writhing on the stage during some of his guitar solos, the recent Jehovah's Witness convert seems serene these days. That's in stark contrast to the apparently angry man referred to simply as The Artist Formerly Known as Prince until four years ago.

He acknowledges he's at peace now that he's got complete control over his music, but points out he's never stopped churning out his brand of exuberant, rock 'n' roll-tinged funk.

He doesn't deny, however, that his phenomenal opening number at this year's Grammy Awards with R and B superstar Beyonce seems to have the masses clamouring for a full-fledged Prince resurrection.

That hasn't been by design on his part, he insists — it's just been all about the timing.

"I get asked every year to play at the Grammys," he says. "This year I did it because I have an album out that I want to promote and a concert tour that I want to promote. My fans have always come out."

The tour comes to Toronto in July for two shows, and tickets have sold out rapidly in every city where they've gone on sale.

Prince is amused. But he adds he's delighted if he's now introducing young music fans to some quality funk and R and B.

"To us, this doesn't feel like anything new — we've been playing the same show for awhile. It's me — I'm just doing what I always do and what I love to do. But someone has to do this, because no one else is. The music is such a treasure, so celebratory and joyous, and no one's doing it anymore — I'm happy to keep it going."

confused Funny years ago he said all these same things about Minnesota and Chanhassen.... he would NEVER EVER leave!!!!! Loved the people, loved the climate..... geez!!!!!
He changed his tune alot!!!!! neutral
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Reply #2 posted 04/28/04 11:34am

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Now he is dissin Minny! mad
All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #3 posted 04/28/04 11:46am

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EROTICCITYNPG said:

http://www.globeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20040428.wprinc28/BNStory/Entertainment/



BREAKING NEWS

POSTED AT 12:06 PM EDT Wednesday, Apr. 28, 2004

Prince finds a home in Toronto

Canadian Press


Jacksonville, Fla. — It might make some sense if Prince, the cooler-than-cool funk/rock superstar whose career is suddenly in serious revival mode, had found happiness at 45 settling down in Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Paris or London.

But Toronto?

"I love Toronto," Prince said late Tuesday in an exclusive interview with The Canadian Press after a wild two-hour concert in this north Florida city. It was the 21st stop of a tour he's loathe to call a comeback — because, he insists, he's never truly been gone.

"It's cosmopolitan," he said. "There's all sorts of different kinds of people everywhere you go in Toronto, there's all sorts of great music, great restaurants, great night spots that don't respond to a lot of American playlists and have playlists which I really dig. It's a real melting pot in every sense of the word."

Prince is married to Toronto-born Manuela Testolini. The couple spends "a lot of time" in Toronto, where they own a home in an upscale north-end neighbourhood and where he recorded his recently released album, the critically acclaimed Musicology.

The CD jacket features the diminutive Prince in front of the gleaming Toronto skyline at night, and includes at least one veiled reference to the street where he lives that he asked not be pointed out "in case any crazies show up at my door."

But it's not simply romantic love that attracts Prince to his wife's hometown. The Minnesota native likes the frigid winters — "it's worse in Minneapolis," he laughs — he likes Canadian songstress Nelly Furtado, and most of all he likes

Canada's tendency to ignore the American recording industry, obviously an alluring quality to a man who famously scrawled the word "slave" across his cheek in the 1990s in a protracted dispute with his record company over creative and financial control of his music.

"Musicology is the first record I've recorded in Toronto and I can really feel the difference. It has a completely unique sound that came from the total disregard for what's happening in American music, and for the workings of the American music industry. It doesn't sound like anything else that's out there right now," Prince said.

He's also a fan of the Toronto institution known as Speaker's Corner, a City-TV show that features everyday citizens in a tiny video booth opining on everything from politics to lost love.

"I love Speaker's Corner!" says Prince, dressed in black and sporting shaded spectacles in his candlelit dressing room. "I just love the idea of it. I am so tempted when I go by to stop the car and go into the booth and say what I have to say."

Relaxed and charming even after a frenetic show that saw him writhing on the stage during some of his guitar solos, the recent Jehovah's Witness convert seems serene these days. That's in stark contrast to the apparently angry man referred to simply as The Artist Formerly Known as Prince until four years ago.

He acknowledges he's at peace now that he's got complete control over his music, but points out he's never stopped churning out his brand of exuberant, rock 'n' roll-tinged funk.

He doesn't deny, however, that his phenomenal opening number at this year's Grammy Awards with R and B superstar Beyonce seems to have the masses clamouring for a full-fledged Prince resurrection.

That hasn't been by design on his part, he insists — it's just been all about the timing.

"I get asked every year to play at the Grammys," he says. "This year I did it because I have an album out that I want to promote and a concert tour that I want to promote. My fans have always come out."

The tour comes to Toronto in July for two shows, and tickets have sold out rapidly in every city where they've gone on sale.

Prince is amused. But he adds he's delighted if he's now introducing young music fans to some quality funk and R and B.

"To us, this doesn't feel like anything new — we've been playing the same show for awhile. It's me — I'm just doing what I always do and what I love to do. But someone has to do this, because no one else is. The music is such a treasure, so celebratory and joyous, and no one's doing it anymore — I'm happy to keep it going."


Us Canadians Rock!!! And it's great to have the little man and his wife her in this city as often as they are. I just wish I would run into them somewhere. razz
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"I love Speaker's Corner!" says Prince, dressed in black and sporting shaded spectacles in his candlelit dressing room. "I just love the idea of it. I am so tempted when I go by to stop the car and go into the booth and say what I have to say."
What?? He already has a bully pulpit- it's called npgmc.com.

Maybe he needs his own public access show so he can do some real Alice Coltrane-style preachifying.
You better wake up, Stella. This is my town!
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Reply #5 posted 04/28/04 12:10pm

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please stop quoting the whole damn article. rolleyes
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Reply #6 posted 04/28/04 12:25pm

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OK so who's gonna figure out what the veiled reference to the street he lives on is?
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Reply #7 posted 04/28/04 12:29pm

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I don't think he has dissed any town or anyone. He is just happy in his new space. I think right now Toronto and Canada in general has a wonderful vibe for him so he is getting down on that. I can feel him. Hey I live in Atlanta but I will always be a Dallas Texan at heart.
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Reply #8 posted 04/28/04 12:44pm

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it's her hometown guys chill pill
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Reply #9 posted 04/28/04 1:01pm

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sonicfreak said:

OK so who's gonna figure out what the veiled reference to the street he lives on is?

Bridal Path.
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Reply #10 posted 04/28/04 1:09pm

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2freaky4church1 said:

Now he is dissin Minny! mad

Saying Minnesota has cold winters is hardly a diss.
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Reply #11 posted 04/28/04 1:12pm

kisscamille

freakebear said:

sonicfreak said:

OK so who's gonna figure out what the veiled reference to the street he lives on is?

Bridal Path.


nod

He quotes the street name on 'call my name'.
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Reply #12 posted 04/28/04 1:24pm

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freakebear said:


Bridal Path.


nod

He quotes the street name on 'call my name'.



confused so theres a street on toronto called bridal path?! i thought it was a reference to carrying your wife through the door of your home for the first time. ie hes singing about when they first got married.

anyway, whats odd is how he goes the new record is nothing like whats happening right now, but life o the party goes into a complete missy elliot style breakdown. i like that bit but i dont know why he's done it. i'd love ot know cos its obviously a reference to missy musically somehow. maybe a compliment. hopefully we'll find out someday!
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Reply #13 posted 04/28/04 1:48pm

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freakebear said:

What?? He already has a bully pulpit- it's called npgmc.com.
Maybe he needs his own public access show so he can do some real Alice Coltrane-style preachifying.


NPGMC forum's are a mess, full of confusion. It was nice when there was one place, easy to find, where Prince could make a statement every now and then. Too bad they moved everything into the forums. Those forums are dang frustrating! Plus, NPGMC doesn't update us like they used to. Prince is doing things that they don't seem to have any idea about. Doing special performances and television shows, even in our own hometowns, without the members' knowledge. I guess it's a new direction in more ways than 6, eh?
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Reply #14 posted 04/28/04 2:03pm

Sueme

sonicfreak said:

OK so who's gonna figure out what the veiled reference to the street he lives on is?


Wasn't it the Canadian press that has already given his exact address of his house in Toronto?

What does his majesty mean "crazies" on his doorstep? You mean the "crazies" who paid $300 to attend his celebration in broken down, abandoned Paisley Park with the ceiling plaster falling on their heads and no air conditioning?
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Reply #15 posted 04/28/04 2:13pm

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Hello everyone, I'm new but hardly a new Prince fan.
I just wanted to note on this particular article that he states he loves Nelly Furtado, as do I. I'm still a little pissed that the world slep on Nelly's "Folklore" album. It was one of the better albums of 2003 beating the way more successful "Diary of Alicia Keys". I suppose one could blame Britney Spears. While Dreamworks took baby steps in promoting Nelly's album, Britney was all over the tube talking about how she loves to masterbate (as if she even knew how). Their albums came out on the same day I believe. I'm just glad to see Prince's personal taste in music has grown over the years. (o:`,
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Reply #16 posted 04/28/04 2:18pm

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http://www.canoe.ca/JamCo...2-sun.html
It is the Bridal Path community in toronto...see this from this article
"Seems he was overwhelmed by the enthusiastic reception from the sold-out crowd welcoming the dynamic Minneapolis native as one of their own. It's reported that the 44-year-old artist bought an estate in the exclusive Bridal Path neighbourhood earlier this year after marrying Torontonian Manuela Testolini. "
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Reply #17 posted 04/28/04 2:22pm

kevinmkeating

http://www.chartattack.co...4/2011.cfm

Is Prince Becoming More And More Canadian?
Tuesday April 20, 2004 @ 04:00 PM
By: ChartAttack.com Staff


Prince

Ever since Prince’s wife bought a multi-million dollar mansion in Toronto, we’ve been trying to claim that lil’ purple sexpot as an honourary Canadian. While none of us have actually seen Prince struttin’ down the streets of Toronto in his high heel boots, we feel like his aura hangs over the city.

Apparently, if you look at the clues hidden in his new album, Musicology, Prince may feel the same way too. Rather than simply secluding himself in his Paisley Park to record the disc, Prince hoofed it out to Mississauga’s Metalworks studios to record a portion of the album. Dude owns a house in Canada and recorded here? Hell, he almost qualifies as CanCon.

But it doesn’t stop there. Among the astoundingly sexy photos in Musicology’s sleeve notes is a pic of Prince meditating (or, alternately, taking an impromptu nap) on a patio chair in front of a city skyline. Looming above his head is the glowing red beacon of the Canada Trust building.

There’s also a fair amount of anti-war sentiment on the album, including the song "Call My Name," which, if you’re willing to work with us here, could be a sign that Prince intends to spend more time in Canada. The song, a sexy slow jam, mentions the artist carrying his beloved "thru the bridal path door," a clear reference to the Bridle Path, the affluent Toronto neighbourhood in which Prince’s mansion is located. Later in the same song Prince moans some mumbo jumbo about how his lady’s sweet lovin’ would be enough to make the powers that be forget about war, adding "Land of the free? Somebody lied!/They can bug my phone/Peep around my home/They’d only c U and me/Makin’ love inside."

OK, so the guy likes to get some with his old lady — but the combination of the T.O. reference and the smattering of anti-Americanism only can spell one thing: Prince wants to be a Canadian.

Maybe we’re jumping the gun a little bit here, but Prince’s constant presence would sure make this city a whole lot sexier. But before you go redecorating your home in purple velvet just in case the singer drops in to borrow a cup of sugar, keep in mind that even if Prince does decide to make T.O. his primary home, he won’t be around a whole lot. He’s just started touring behind Musicology and has publicly declared that his world tour may stretch out over a couple of years. In the meantime, Torontonians can catch him at the Air Canada Centre on July 27.

Prince’s Musicology hits stores today.
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Reply #18 posted 04/28/04 2:40pm

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I think Canada's great so I'm glad Prince appreciates the country, but - one day when he moves on to his next wife, he'll be "in love" with her hometown/state/country then and say all the same sort of things he's saying now about Canada.

He did the same thing with Mayte and Spain, now it's Mani and Canada. Prince's "love" for something never lasts. (except his love for music)
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everyone here in Toronto Knows what street he lives on but only a select few know what his house number is. I have passed by his home many times and there have been no crazies lurking around. prince is pretty safe here we dont go as nuts as the folks in the U.S..
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The CD jacket features the diminutive Prince in front of the gleaming Toronto skyline at night, and includes at least one veiled reference to the street where he lives that he asked not be pointed out "in case any crazies show up at my door."


this is a JW joke waiting to happen. biggrin any volunteers? lol
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softandwet said:


confused so theres a street on toronto called bridal path?! i thought it was a reference to carrying your wife through the door of your home for the first time. ie hes singing about when they first got married.

anyway, whats odd is how he goes the new record is nothing like whats happening right now, but life o the party goes into a complete missy elliot style breakdown. i like that bit but i dont know why he's done it. i'd love ot know cos its obviously a reference to missy musically somehow. maybe a compliment. hopefully we'll find out someday!


The street is actually Bridle Path (I can understand P's concern, but the location has already been widely publicized). But the other interpretation ("bridal path") may make sense too. smile

Surely you noticed the album's other reference to Missy (in the lyrics to "The Marrying Kind")? cool
"I would say that Prince's top thirty percent is great. Of that thirty percent, I'll bet the public has heard twenty percent of it." - Susan Rogers, "Hunting for Prince's Vault", BBC, 2015
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kevinmkeating said:

a clear reference to the Bridle Path

And the name of the street is The Bridle Path (as opposed to Bridal).
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Reply #23 posted 04/28/04 3:14pm

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Orionforever said:

confused Funny years ago he said all these same things about Minnesota and Chanhassen.... he would NEVER EVER leave!!!!! Loved the people, loved the climate..... geez!!!!!
He changed his tune alot!!!!! neutral


That's our man Prince! Ever-changing, err, -evolving. wink The important thing is that he keeps the great music and performances coming...the rest I usually take with the proverbial grain of salt.
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Reply #24 posted 04/28/04 3:31pm

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EROTICCITYNPG said:

http://www.globeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20040428.wprinc28/BNStory/Entertainment/



BREAKING NEWS

POSTED AT 12:06 PM EDT Wednesday, Apr. 28, 2004

Prince finds a home in Toronto

Canadian Press


Jacksonville, Fla. — It might make some sense if Prince, the cooler-than-cool funk/rock superstar whose career is suddenly in serious revival mode, had found happiness at 45 settling down in Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Paris or London.

But Toronto?

"I love Toronto," Prince said late Tuesday in an exclusive interview with The Canadian Press after a wild two-hour concert in this north Florida city. It was the 21st stop of a tour he's loathe to call a comeback — because, he insists, he's never truly been gone.

"It's cosmopolitan," he said. "There's all sorts of different kinds of people everywhere you go in Toronto, there's all sorts of great music, great restaurants, great night spots that don't respond to a lot of American playlists and have playlists which I really dig. It's a real melting pot in every sense of the word."

Prince is married to Toronto-born Manuela Testolini. The couple spends "a lot of time" in Toronto, where they own a home in an upscale north-end neighbourhood and where he recorded his recently released album, the critically acclaimed Musicology.

The CD jacket features the diminutive Prince in front of the gleaming Toronto skyline at night, and includes at least one veiled reference to the street where he lives that he asked not be pointed out "in case any crazies show up at my door."

But it's not simply romantic love that attracts Prince to his wife's hometown. The Minnesota native likes the frigid winters — "it's worse in Minneapolis," he laughs — he likes Canadian songstress Nelly Furtado, and most of all he likes

Canada's tendency to ignore the American recording industry, obviously an alluring quality to a man who famously scrawled the word "slave" across his cheek in the 1990s in a protracted dispute with his record company over creative and financial control of his music.

"Musicology is the first record I've recorded in Toronto and I can really feel the difference. It has a completely unique sound that came from the total disregard for what's happening in American music, and for the workings of the American music industry. It doesn't sound like anything else that's out there right now," Prince said.

He's also a fan of the Toronto institution known as Speaker's Corner, a City-TV show that features everyday citizens in a tiny video booth opining on everything from politics to lost love.

"I love Speaker's Corner!" says Prince, dressed in black and sporting shaded spectacles in his candlelit dressing room. "I just love the idea of it. I am so tempted when I go by to stop the car and go into the booth and say what I have to say."

Relaxed and charming even after a frenetic show that saw him writhing on the stage during some of his guitar solos, the recent Jehovah's Witness convert seems serene these days. That's in stark contrast to the apparently angry man referred to simply as The Artist Formerly Known as Prince until four years ago.

He acknowledges he's at peace now that he's got complete control over his music, but points out he's never stopped churning out his brand of exuberant, rock 'n' roll-tinged funk.

He doesn't deny, however, that his phenomenal opening number at this year's Grammy Awards with R and B superstar Beyonce seems to have the masses clamouring for a full-fledged Prince resurrection.

That hasn't been by design on his part, he insists — it's just been all about the timing.

"I get asked every year to play at the Grammys," he says. "This year I did it because I have an album out that I want to promote and a concert tour that I want to promote. My fans have always come out."

The tour comes to Toronto in July for two shows, and tickets have sold out rapidly in every city where they've gone on sale.

Prince is amused. But he adds he's delighted if he's now introducing young music fans to some quality funk and R and B.

"To us, this doesn't feel like anything new — we've been playing the same show for awhile. It's me — I'm just doing what I always do and what I love to do. But someone has to do this, because no one else is. The music is such a treasure, so celebratory and joyous, and no one's doing it anymore — I'm happy to keep it going."


Good points about Toronto. If you're a brotha, check it out. You can literally feel a weight fall off of your shoulder when you hit the city. I know I joke around a lot here. but if it wasn't so damn cold in Canada, I would have moved there a long time ago. I've been there maybe 20 times, and it's a super place. I mean, super. All kinds of people, black, white, Asian, whatever you can think of. No overt racism that I could see or feel. Lovely women, people have no attitudes that you find in large cities here in the states, etc. I can't say enough about it.
Do yourself a favor and check it out.
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Reply #25 posted 04/28/04 3:44pm

BlueEyedAngel

SquarePeg said:

The CD jacket features the diminutive Prince in front of the gleaming Toronto skyline at night, and includes at least one veiled reference to the street where he lives that he asked not be pointed out "in case any crazies show up at my door."


this is a JW joke waiting to happen. biggrin any volunteers? lol

Too funny! lol
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Reply #26 posted 04/28/04 3:54pm

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Sueme said:

sonicfreak said:

OK so who's gonna figure out what the veiled reference to the street he lives on is?


Wasn't it the Canadian press that has already given his exact address of his house in Toronto?

What does his majesty mean "crazies" on his doorstep? You mean the "crazies" who paid $300 to attend his celebration in broken down, abandoned Paisley Park with the ceiling plaster falling on their heads and no air conditioning?



always complaining about something.. EVERYTHING!
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Reply #27 posted 04/28/04 3:57pm

preciosa863

PrimordialOoze said:

I think Canada's great so I'm glad Prince appreciates the country, but - one day when he moves on to his next wife, he'll be "in love" with her hometown/state/country then and say all the same sort of things he's saying now about Canada.

He did the same thing with Mayte and Spain, now it's Mani and Canada. Prince's "love" for something never lasts. (except his love for music)



kjre!!!! And your "love" for negativity continues....
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Reply #28 posted 04/28/04 4:00pm

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BlueEyedAngel said:

SquarePeg said:



this is a JW joke waiting to happen. biggrin any volunteers? lol

Too funny! lol


lol
falloff lol
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Reply #29 posted 04/28/04 4:03pm

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Sueme said:[quote]

sonicfreak said:

OK so who's gonna figure out what the veiled reference to the street he lives on is?


Wasn't it the Canadian press that has already given his exact address of his house in Toronto?

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whoa. that's true. the press is bound from doing that in the states. in fact there was a huge scandal when they did that to a public figure's private residence a while back.. i forgot until you mentioned it but yeah i've seen the address published in that toronto paper. let's hope no nutjobs hassle them
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