Prince RIP

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Too young. Mourn here.

we can be heroes just for about 3.6 seconds (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:29 (two years ago) Permalink

prince is not allowed to die

flappy bird, Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:30 (two years ago) Permalink

sometimes it really fucking snows all year

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:30 (two years ago) Permalink

This is bullshit.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:31 (two years ago) Permalink

RIP. good grief.

droit au butt (Euler), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:32 (two years ago) Permalink

prince is not allowed to die

― flappy bird, Thursday, April 21, 2016 10:30 AM (1 minute ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

sometimes it really fucking snows all year

― The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, April 21, 2016 10:30 AM (1 minute ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

This is bullshit.

― a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.)

OTM x3

the 'major tom guy' (sleeve), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:32 (two years ago) Permalink

putting this here cuz this is where I'm gonna start publicly mourning and the rest of you can either commiserate or complain idgaf

thinking about the first time I saw the video for Little Red Corvette, the first time I heard Darling Nikki and my next door neighbor friend's older sister explained what "grinding" was, picking out "Starfish and Coffee" on the piano as a kid and years later playing it at some uber-rich friend's Halloween part on a big white grand piano, my girlfriend/future wife's extensive collage of Prince posters/ephemera in her walk-in closet wall

fuck

so gutted

Οὖτις, Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:33 (two years ago) Permalink

2016 can seriously go suck a fuck already.

Fat Idiot (Old Lunch), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:33 (two years ago) Permalink

just heard a minute ago. there are no words. :(

RIP

Karl Malone, Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:33 (two years ago) Permalink

for the moment, i have nothing intelligent or eloquent to say, just anger. rip.

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:34 (two years ago) Permalink

I never liked his music, but he was unquestionably a top-notch songwriter, the only standout on [insert random guitar magazine]’s “GREATEST SHREDDING OF ALL TIME” features, and made pop music way more fun than it should’ve been.

I also owe him for influencing so much of the music I love and being an entertaining celebrity when everybody else seemed so droll.

Allen (etaeoe), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:35 (two years ago) Permalink

I was in the Columbia House Record Club (lol) in HS and I remember after I first saw the video for "1999" on MTV, then heard the album after my sister bought it, I quickly ordered For You, Dirty Mind and Controversy. Thank heavens my mother had no idea what was on those records or she would have confiscated them, but I spent night after night after night listening to those records on headphones in my room. Prince made me want to learn the guitar. He opened me up to an entirely new world of music.

T.L.O.P.son (Phil D.), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:36 (two years ago) Permalink

Oh man. This is just awful news.

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:36 (two years ago) Permalink

no GODDAMNIT NO!

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:37 (two years ago) Permalink

I never liked his music, but he was unquestionably a top-notch songwriter, the only standout on [insert random guitar magazine]’s “GREATEST SHREDDING OF ALL TIME” features, and made pop music way more fun than it should’ve been.

I also owe him for influencing so much of the music I love and being an entertaining celebrity when everybody else seemed so droll.

― Allen (etaeoe), Thursday, April 21, 2016 1:35 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

cosign. I feel for everyone who was much closer to his music than I.

Evan, Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:37 (two years ago) Permalink

I admittedly don't listen to Prince as actively as I have in the past but I don't think a week goes by when SOMETHING Prince-related comes up in conversation or something reminds me of a particular song of his. Like the multiple times it snowed earlier this month. Goddamn, I'm never going to be able to listen to that song again.

Fat Idiot (Old Lunch), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:38 (two years ago) Permalink

Horrible news. Loved those early albums and seeing him live in early 1980s.

curmudgeon, Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:39 (two years ago) Permalink

terrible.

RIP

Lee626, Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:39 (two years ago) Permalink

seeing him live in early 1980s.

whoah really? where was this?

Οὖτις, Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:41 (two years ago) Permalink

My first sighting was his black-undies SNL performance of "Partyup."

Then two fiery shows at MSG 16 years apart, '88 and '04.

amazin'

we can be heroes just for about 3.6 seconds (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:42 (two years ago) Permalink

It doesn't seem possible that so many musicians that were so huge (in terms of popularity or influence or both) over the course of my life have died young when there's, like, still two living Beatles and shit. What the fuck.

Oh, and I don't listen as actively as I used to but I used to listen more actively and I love Prince at least as much as Bowie, so this is just fucking garbage.

Fat Idiot (Old Lunch), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:42 (two years ago) Permalink

It's a cliche to say, but his was the best live show I've ever seen — 2002 in Montreal. I snuck in (I was a poor cartoonist at the time) and he played 3 hours, had Maceo Parker and Larry Graham on stage with him, just an electrifying performance that left me high for days.

I guess he's truly ageless now.

dinnerboat, Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:43 (two years ago) Permalink

x-post -- saw him 1980 and 1984 (I think) at Capital Centre near DC.

curmudgeon, Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:44 (two years ago) Permalink

FUCK

cher guevara (lex pretend), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:44 (two years ago) Permalink

saw him last year at the show in baltimore. very glad i did. he seemed ageless, not that he was even old.

this year is unbelievable.

dc, Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:45 (two years ago) Permalink

Prince is the greatest artist to have made popular music in my lifetime.

I've been a fan for so much of my life that I cannot even really remember when it started, though it was likely around the time I found a cassette of Purple Rain that one of the kids my dad coached left behind in our car one day, and which I started playing the hell out of, mostly out of curiosity at first (I remember not knowing what "masturbating" meant, but figured it couldn't be something I should ask my parents about because it was said in "Darling Nikki," and everything about that song felt like something I shouldn't be listening to).

My mom always maintained that Prince must be gay. I never did, but as my fandom grew even more intense during my early teen years, I like to think that there was something about the palpable queerness of Prince's music that might have eased my coming-out process somewhat.

When David Bowie died, I had a long email convo with a young, queer Bowie-loving friend of mine who had just recently started getting into Prince, in which I explained to him that while I always liked and appreciated Bowie, Prince was *my* Bowie.

If I'm not as gutted as so many other people are right now, as much as I should be, I think that 2016's endless parade of unexpected celebrity deaths (Bowie was a big one, yes, but also Garry Shandling, for me), I'm just kind of numb to it all right now.

rhymes with "blondie blast" (cryptosicko), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:45 (two years ago) Permalink

Fuck 2016

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:46 (two years ago) Permalink

i can't even process this yet.

wizzz! (amateurist), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:46 (two years ago) Permalink

Any cause of death confirmed? He was too young and didn't seem sick. OD?

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:47 (two years ago) Permalink

Dinnerboat I guess I know who you are <3

Prince was the only irl superhero to me

He also, especially w the revolution, evoked this feeling in me of a WORLD THAT COULD BE and that basically WAS, all you had to do was invoke it

I never got to see him play

scarcity festival (Jon not Jon), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:47 (two years ago) Permalink

Feeling a weird sense of pride at being a Prince fan right now

Master of Treacle, Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:48 (two years ago) Permalink

I was lucky to see Prince live several times, in several different settings. I saw him in clubs, arenas, middle of the night surprise shows, sets where he played all the hits, sets where he played none, sets where he cursed, sets where he cleaned up songs, sets where he barely sang and never touched his guitar. I took my wife to see him when she was very pregnant with our first daughter, and she (my in utero daughter) was not digging it. Some of those shows were up there with the best I ever saw, and some down with the worse. And I wish he was still here in all his hit or miss genius glory. Some of my favorite music of all time, all the time.

I barely know what else to say, but I mostly feel like posting Questlovle's story about rollerskating with Prince. He was one of a kind. All of a kind.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2013/06/18/questlove_on_roller_skating_with_prince_an_excerpt_from_his_new_book_mo.html

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:48 (two years ago) Permalink

he was on my bucket list to see live :(

Better Pau Gasol (Spottie), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:49 (two years ago) Permalink

i bought 1999 the week it came out and he ruled my 80's from that moment on. i can't believe he was 24 when that record came out. how is that possible? he seemed immortal/ageless even then.

scott seward, Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:50 (two years ago) Permalink

Any cause of death confirmed? He was too young and didn't seem sick. OD?

― ✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, April 21, 2016 5:

He was taken off his plane sick just a little bit ago and said he had the flu.

curmudgeon, Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:51 (two years ago) Permalink

evoked this feeling in me of a WORLD THAT COULD BE and that basically WAS, all you had to do was invoke it

a unique factor I always appreciated about this longed-for world that Prince both explicitly and implicitly invoked - a social utopia transcending race, class, gender etc. - was that it was based on sexual pleasure. There were pop stars in the past who preached about leftist politics, about peace and love, about racial equality, whatever, but for Prince the unifying factor that cut across all lines was sex/pleasure. In Prince's world it was something everybody wanted and that everyone could have, and it would make everything all right.

xp

Οὖτις, Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:51 (two years ago) Permalink

I saw him in Dec. 1984 on the Purple Rain world tour at Richfield Coliseum outside of Cleveland. It was, up to that point, far and away the best show I had ever seen. As a bonus, my sister and I got to miss school the next day because there was a horrible blizzard during and after the concert. On the next school day, I wore my concert shirt and got called a "faggot" and a "pussy" all day long by the shithead burnouts that comprised my high school, but I didn't care, because fuck you, I saw the greatest musician on earth at the greatest concert ever. And he probably fucked your girlfriends after the show.

T.L.O.P.son (Phil D.), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:52 (two years ago) Permalink

He was my white whale of concerts. Never came to Philly when I was old enough to see him. I curse myself for not going to Baltimore. I've got a broken heart again.

DavidLeeRoth, Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:52 (two years ago) Permalink

i really hope he didn't pull some steve jobs christian science type of shit and be like 'i trust in my own body to heal me, namaste' :(

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:53 (two years ago) Permalink

i never saw him either. my wife did. he did like 20 concerts in a row in london and i missed every one.

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:53 (two years ago) Permalink

A friend of mine who was actually irl friends with Michael Jackson (!) just said on Facebook that MJ once described Prince to him as "really weird, but the most talented motherf'er you'll ever meet."

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:54 (two years ago) Permalink

a unique factor I always appreciated about this longed-for world that Prince both explicitly and implicitly invoked - a social utopia transcending race, class, gender etc. - was that it was based on sexual pleasure. There were pop stars in the past who preached about leftist politics, about peace and love, about racial equality, whatever, but for Prince the unifying factor that cut across all lines was sex/pleasure. In Prince's world it was something everybody wanted and that everyone could have, and it would make everything all right.

xp

people call me rude
I wish we all were nude
I wish there were no black or white
I wish there were no rules

the 'major tom guy' (sleeve), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:54 (two years ago) Permalink

WRECKA STOWE

we can be heroes just for about 3.6 seconds (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:55 (two years ago) Permalink

only major performer (besides, uh, Bowie) I haven't seen live

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:55 (two years ago) Permalink

This isn't possible.

Romeo Daltrey (Tom D.), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:56 (two years ago) Permalink

I saw him a second time on the Musicology tour at the MCI Center in DC. That was the "in-the-round" show with the band including John Blackwell, Candy Dulfer and Maceo Parker and it was fucking amazing.

T.L.O.P.son (Phil D.), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:57 (two years ago) Permalink

a world of neverending happiness, you can always see the sun, day or night. farewell sweet prince!

reggie (qualmsley), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:58 (two years ago) Permalink

This world has officially stopped making any sense at all. RIP

the beast with 19,157 eyes (WilliamC), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:59 (two years ago) Permalink

Christ

Daithi Bowsie (darraghmac), Thursday, 21 April 2016 18:00 (two years ago) Permalink

xpost We started moving into an alternate dimension of sh!t around 2015 so it's fine that he and many other great humans have decided to bail since then.

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Wednesday, 30 August 2017 23:44 (seven months ago) Permalink

"Donald Talk To .. oh wait"

Mark G, Thursday, 31 August 2017 12:06 (seven months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

The crazy syncopated hi-hat in the Time's "777-9311," is that Prince "playing" the drum machine pads manually? You couldn't program something that complex back then, could you?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byzlQMpOr4M

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 20:26 (five months ago) Permalink

Oh snap, posted March 2014:

The Time-777-9311 Was A Stock Drum Beat In Prince's Linn LM-1 ($5,500 drum machine you know it wasn't The Time's)
The beat was programed into the Linn LM1 by David Garibaldi from for Roger Linn. The phone number was Dez's home number and he was very pissed at us all.
LovePeace
Jesse

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 20:26 (five months ago) Permalink

Oh snap again, from the comments to the video below:

Actually I asked Jellybean recently....He came to a show I play In in Vegas... He said Dave Garibaldi programmed the Drum Machine and Prince layed down the hi hat part... Believe it or not... He did laugh and tell me he's been playing it live for the last 25 years... Blew me away....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5y0o2fDXxM

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 20:29 (five months ago) Permalink

Oh shit. That rings a bells (maybe I heard that once and forgot it), but also shatters some dreams. I feel like I've also heard people say Prince played it in (could you even play the buttons on a Linn in real time, or just sequence?).

xp

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 20:30 (five months ago) Permalink

Oh ok, so both are true! The hi-hat is the real genius part anyway. I still wonder if it was played or programmed.

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 20:31 (five months ago) Permalink

is there any drumming of Morris' on the first couple of Time albums?

harbinger of failure (Jon not Jon), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 20:53 (five months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Journal of African American Studies
Volume 21, Issue 3, September 2017
Special Issue on Prince
https://link.springer.com/journal/12111/21/3/page/1

From the introduction: "This collection of writings represents the first effort by an academic journal to explore, examine, and probe Prince in a manner not yet seen."

willem, Wednesday, 13 December 2017 15:41 (four months ago) Permalink

good catch!

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Wednesday, 13 December 2017 15:45 (four months ago) Permalink

OMG thanks for this!

harbinger of failure (Jon not Jon), Wednesday, 13 December 2017 16:27 (four months ago) Permalink

ew

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 13 December 2017 17:05 (four months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Fuck, seeing that thread title.

startled macropod (MatthewK), Thursday, 15 February 2018 09:11 (two months ago) Permalink

listening to C and D sides of 1999

prince where are uuuuuu it sucks down here

Lockhorn. Lockhorn breed-uh (Jon not Jon), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 22:28 (one month ago) Permalink

does not compute

sleeve, Wednesday, 28 February 2018 22:59 (one month ago) Permalink

Sign O the Times theatrical concert film is on Amazon Prime now
it is crazy
Prince was amazing and also an insane person
Cat and Sheila E both go in....

It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 23:01 (one month ago) Permalink

that movie is a thunderbolt i love it

Lockhorn. Lockhorn breed-uh (Jon not Jon), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 23:06 (one month ago) Permalink

just everything...i mean obv the performances are crazy good but the weird "story" staging...the weird red haired sax guy who wears a druid robe for part of it? lite jazz charlie parker cover? it's got everything

seriously though Cat Glover...I wonder how many calories she burned a night? her energy level through the whole show insane (Prince and Sheila being not far behind)

It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 23:27 (one month ago) Permalink

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— your friend bijan (@bijanstephen) February 27, 2018

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 1 March 2018 00:24 (one month ago) Permalink

listening to C and D sides of 1999

prince where are uuuuuu it sucks down here

― Lockhorn. Lockhorn breed-uh (Jon not Jon)

there is no D side when it comes to 1999, only C sides

ziggy the ginhead (rushomancy), Thursday, 1 March 2018 01:09 (one month ago) Permalink

The second half of the CD, then.

Lockhorn. Lockhorn breed-uh (Jon not Jon), Thursday, 1 March 2018 01:31 (one month ago) Permalink

A friend sent this to me, not sure if it's something y'all have heard already (supposedly a different version of the song that Prince told Susan Rogers to erase after recording it? idk):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHZ4YMbSNRw

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 8 March 2018 19:55 (one month ago) Permalink

It was on one of these blast from the past volumes - when I listened I was surprised that this legendarily poignant song was at least partly ‘Billy’s Sunglasses’

Lockhorn. Lockhorn breed-uh (Jon not Jon), Friday, 9 March 2018 00:25 (one month ago) Permalink

hmm I prefer the myth...

niels, Saturday, 10 March 2018 19:12 (one month ago) Permalink

Print the legendary hearts!

Whiney On The Moog (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 10 March 2018 20:18 (one month ago) Permalink

Sorry, wrong thread, I guess

Whiney On The Moog (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 10 March 2018 20:18 (one month ago) Permalink

one month passes...

this book is awesome

https://www.duanetudahl.com/optin17400317

Milking the Soft Power Dividend (dandydonweiner), Thursday, 12 April 2018 01:29 (one week ago) Permalink

Oh man that looks good!

Has anyone got the wax poetics special yet?

when worlds collide I'll see you again (Jon not Jon), Friday, 13 April 2018 11:14 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah I got it, just started reading it yesterday. First chapter is a great and elaborate interview with engineer/studio owner Chris Moon, describing meeting a teenage Prince (in the context of the band Champagne recording in his studio), getting in touch with him and subsequently working/developing/teaching in the form of a collaborative project, if you will, to develop him as an artist. Can't wait to read the rest. Great photos, too.

willem, Friday, 13 April 2018 11:48 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah, I read the Duane Tudahl book a couple of months ago. It's astonishing that in that single year of work he basically wrote and recorded all of Purple Rain, Ice Cream Castle, Apollonia 6, Around the World in a Day and dozens of B-sides and other material. Plus filmed the movie. And toured. An absolutely mind-blowing level of being prolific.

Millennial Whoop, wanna fight about it? (Phil D.), Friday, 13 April 2018 14:18 (one week ago) Permalink

No criminal charges.

Uppercase (Eric H.), Thursday, 19 April 2018 16:52 (five days ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpGA0azFdCs&sns=fb

kurt schwitterz, Thursday, 19 April 2018 17:12 (five days ago) Permalink

http://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=cpGA0azFdCs

try again

how's life, Friday, 20 April 2018 10:59 (four days ago) Permalink

Yeah, that video, man. He was so amazing.

MikoMcha, Friday, 20 April 2018 12:56 (four days ago) Permalink

so good

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 20 April 2018 14:57 (four days ago) Permalink

This move he's doing at 0:57 is like the best thing ever.

MikoMcha, Friday, 20 April 2018 16:04 (four days ago) Permalink

RIP

first Michael then Prince (and then Tom Petty). Big Pharma killing more beloved artists than heroin

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 20 April 2018 16:08 (four days ago) Permalink

ugh what a great version

k3vin k., Saturday, 21 April 2018 01:50 (three days ago) Permalink

also i want to curl up in the fetal position & cry i miss him ;_;

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 21 April 2018 03:23 (three days ago) Permalink

This particular Paisley Park police pic:

https://pmcvariety.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/prince-paisley-8.jpg

absorbed carol channing's powers & psyche (morrisp), Saturday, 21 April 2018 17:58 (three days ago) Permalink

I think those are the CDs he got when he did his record store day interview.

Fetchboy, Saturday, 21 April 2018 18:04 (three days ago) Permalink

Alfred, your new one is great:

https://t.co/OfHVr2ArcM

Naive Teen Idol, Sunday, 22 April 2018 13:42 (two days ago) Permalink

Thanks! I wrote it two years ago, though. I just revived it for the anniversary.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 22 April 2018 13:47 (two days ago) Permalink

**NEW STUFF**

http://variety.com/2018/music/news/prince-album-of-previously-unreleased-material-coming-in-september-exclusive-1202783507/

"Michael Howe, who’s been working with us on the archive, has done a tremendous job of finding some special pieces of work, and one of the pieces that he found, all of us fell in love with it and decided this was special enough for fans to hear. So we’re putting the final touches on it — it’ll come in the fall..
Just two weeks ago we were doing a tape transfer and in one of the two-inch boxes we found the original lyrics to “Kiss”! It’s amazing, the things that are starting to surface. "

piscesx, Monday, 23 April 2018 23:45 (yesterday) Permalink


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