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 (one year ago) Permalink

prince is not allowed to die

flappy bird, Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:30 (one year ago) Permalink

sometimes it really fucking snows all year

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

This is bullshit.

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

RIP. good grief.

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

2016 can seriously go suck a fuck already.

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

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

RIP

Karl Malone, Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:33 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) Permalink

Oh man. This is just awful news.

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:36 (one year ago) Permalink

no GODDAMNIT NO!

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:37 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) Permalink

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

curmudgeon, Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:39 (one year ago) Permalink

terrible.

RIP

Lee626, Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:39 (one year ago) Permalink

seeing him live in early 1980s.

whoah really? where was this?

Οὖτις, Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:41 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) Permalink

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

curmudgeon, Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:44 (one year ago) Permalink

FUCK

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

Fuck 2016

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:46 (one year ago) Permalink

i can't even process this yet.

wizzz! (amateurist), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:46 (one year ago) Permalink

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

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:47 (one year 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 (one year ago) Permalink

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

Master of Treacle, Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:48 (one year 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 (one year ago) Permalink

he was on my bucket list to see live :(

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

WRECKA STOWE

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

This isn't possible.

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

Christ

Daithi Bowsie (darraghmac), Thursday, 21 April 2016 18:00 (one year ago) Permalink

xp OTM x 2

insidious assymetrical weapons (Eric H.), Friday, 28 April 2017 15:18 (three months ago) Permalink

Xpost Brad otm it will never be ok

gimmesomehawnz (Jon not Jon), Friday, 28 April 2017 15:18 (three months ago) Permalink

Hearing studio version of "Electric Intercourse" is both great and confirms I'm going to be taking a lot of time to rework the The Work material in my mind to the more official versions.

insidious assymetrical weapons (Eric H.), Friday, 28 April 2017 15:19 (three months ago) Permalink

yeah, i've listened to that live electric intercourse a zillion times, so this is disorienting, but still SO GOOD

tylerw, Friday, 28 April 2017 15:20 (three months ago) Permalink

The bassline is a lot less prominent and burpy in the studio version.

insidious assymetrical weapons (Eric H.), Friday, 28 April 2017 15:25 (three months ago) Permalink

wow so glad these reissues really are going to be exciting!

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 28 April 2017 15:34 (three months ago) Permalink

I was thinking how with the majority of reissues with unissued tracks they were clearly unissued for a reason, but with Prince everyone kinda knows they'll be brilliant.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 28 April 2017 15:45 (three months ago) Permalink

ned otm

prince unreleased >>> pretty much everybody else released

fact checking cuz, Friday, 28 April 2017 15:54 (three months ago) Permalink

Btw guys I am reading the new Alex Hahn book about princes life and music and it pretty fucking good so far (he wrote the book Possessed back in the day, which I have not read, it's pretty oop)

gimmesomehawnz (Jon not Jon), Friday, 28 April 2017 16:21 (three months ago) Permalink

I liked Possessed well enough -- what's the new one called?

Ned Raggett, Friday, 28 April 2017 16:24 (three months ago) Permalink

The Rise of Prince

gimmesomehawnz (Jon not Jon), Friday, 28 April 2017 16:51 (three months ago) Permalink

what era is "Do Yourself a Favor"? that was my favorite vault discovery last year. also, have the 1999-era versions of "Raspberry Beret" and "I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man" ever been bootlegged?

flappy bird, Friday, 28 April 2017 17:17 (three months ago) Permalink

WOW, I'd spoiled myself on the intense live versions of "Electric Intercourse", I'm going to have to adjust to the studio recording but beyond happy to dive in

bunny slopes, Friday, 28 April 2017 17:31 (three months ago) Permalink

I think "Do Yourself a Favor" is pretty early. My iVault mp3 lists it as 1982 (same year as Moonbeam Levels/Extraloveable/Turn It Up/Purple Music) but it sounds even earlier to my ears

bunny slopes, Friday, 28 April 2017 17:35 (three months ago) Permalink

My favorite thing to have leaked since he died is "9 to 5 People" I think

gimmesomehawnz (Jon not Jon), Friday, 28 April 2017 18:27 (three months ago) Permalink

oh hey yes thats how i will spend some of my amazon birthday money wahoo

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 29 April 2017 04:54 (two months ago) Permalink

Why didn't they just release Disc Two as a posthumous album 2Pac-style?

billstevejim, Sunday, 30 April 2017 04:08 (two months ago) Permalink

adsfgahdfjkshbgfh fuck this

Prince’s Estate Might Be Saving Unreleased Music for Reality TV Show

HONOR THE FYRE (sleeve), Tuesday, 2 May 2017 04:16 (two months ago) Permalink

Yeah but music from the late 2000s, so I'm not AS torn up, granted.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 2 May 2017 04:31 (two months ago) Permalink

Apparently in Minnesota, sometimes it snows in May, now, too. RIP.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 2 May 2017 11:28 (two months ago) Permalink

oh boy the 'org' is really gonna be lilt up over this

gimmesomehawnz (Jon not Jon), Tuesday, 2 May 2017 14:09 (two months ago) Permalink

what does the estate have access to? everything post-Warner Bros? this doesn't bode well...

flappy bird, Tuesday, 2 May 2017 17:26 (two months ago) Permalink

just bumped "Computer blue (hallway, extended, whatever version)" three times…is it too much to hope that the Revolution is beginning their shows with this rendition? i'm going to Webster hall tonight with at least one other Ilxor, am stoked as fukk and wonder if anybody's been to any of the shows…

veronica moser, Wednesday, 3 May 2017 21:09 (two months ago) Permalink

I am so fucking envious of you going to that show

I just couldn't do it too broke

gimmesomehawnz (Jon not Jon), Wednesday, 3 May 2017 22:15 (two months ago) Permalink

I booked an international flight, and then right afterwards found out that the Revolution are playing there (Madison) the day after I leave. :(

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 3 May 2017 22:21 (two months ago) Permalink

holy shit the webster hall show was amazing. exactly what i assumed, and hoped, they would do. but better.

also: susannah!

fact checking cuz, Thursday, 4 May 2017 16:50 (two months ago) Permalink

Questlove posted a few clips on his Instagram, they sounded GREAT. Jealous that you were there, what a treat!!

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 4 May 2017 16:51 (two months ago) Permalink

susannah!

gimmesomehawnz (Jon not Jon), Thursday, 4 May 2017 17:19 (two months ago) Permalink

Meantime...

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/7784716/prince-estate-purple-rain-concert-film-documentary-streaming-services

In one of his first dealings as an advisor to the Prince estate, Spotify executive Troy Carter is helping negotiate a deal that could give one major streaming service exclusive rights to one of the late pop star’s unreleased concert films as well as rights to make a documentary about the film, sources tell Billboard.

...

On the table is a film of Prince’s Aug. 3, 1983 performance in Minneapolis where he debuted several of the songs released on the soundtrack to his 1984 movie Purple Rain, plus additional footage that a buyer could use to produce a documentary about the making of the film, sources say. The storied show at Minneapolis’s First Avenue nightclub was a surprise gig billed as a benefit for the Minnesota Dance Theatre, with a set list that included “Let’s Go Crazy” and “Purple Rain.”

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 6 May 2017 01:28 (two months ago) Permalink

Even on shitty VHS-to-YouTube that show is pure fire

gimmesomehawnz (Jon not Jon), Saturday, 6 May 2017 01:29 (two months ago) Permalink

was that 83 show the one where he did "a case of you" solo?

Saw Webster H. show, and FCC and our pal said that it was Susannah onstage. Hope I'm not being an asshole when I posit that she looks under 35, not 53.

was gratifying to experience that music from folks who have the perfect right to play it…they did not do the following: "Girls and Boys" "Beautiful Ones" "Dahlin Nikki" "Pop Life" "Let's Pretend We Married" "Private Joy," shit from Dirty Mind other than "Uptown," "It's Gonna Be a Beautiful Night"…

veronica moser, Saturday, 6 May 2017 14:19 (two months ago) Permalink

Really know nothing of Prince outtakes at all, but Electric Intercourse and Our Destiny / Roadhouse Garden that are on Spotify are so good.

in twelve parts (lamonti), Friday, 12 May 2017 10:43 (two months ago) Permalink

Welcome to the Purple Wormhole, lamonti ; )

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Friday, 12 May 2017 12:11 (two months ago) Permalink

"our destiny/roadhouse garden" is INSANE

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 12 May 2017 15:20 (two months ago) Permalink

http://www.bam.org/music/2017/love-4-one-another

Thursday August 1- at noon - Liv Warfield, Judith Hill and Shelby J - Love 4 One Another at BAM - Free

Three brilliant female Prince protégés carry on the icon’s legacy for this special live show under the same banner as his Love 4 One Another charity. The trio combines the vocal talents of thrilling stage presence Liv Warfield, previously a member of Prince’s New Power Generation backing band; Oscar and Grammy winner Judith Hill; and powerful songwriter Shelby J. After touring with the likes of Michael Jackson, D’Angelo, Santana, and Stevie Wonder, the women come to MetroTech backed by Warfield’s own band.

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Sunday, 14 May 2017 20:19 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

The Revolution played SF tonight -- hell of a show. Personal highlight had to be Wendy and Lisa doing "Sometimes It Snows In April" with acoustic guitar, piano and nothing more, to a totally hushed crowd. But Bobby Z, it has to be said, is a total machine.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 06:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

wow. jealous, Ned!

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 07:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

they took down the wall with my local prince graffiti on it. lasted a year but still.

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 10:20 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Oh no! I'm glad I got to see that wall a couple weeks ago

Pretty envious of Ned rn

or at night (Jon not Jon), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 11:23 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah, me too - would have loved to have seen that!

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 12:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The show I saw was fantastic as well, but some idiot yelled something out during the aforementioned "April" and it made me nearly homicidal.

Chris L, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 13:32 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Was it "... AND IN MAY, TOO"?

Anne of the Thousand Gays (Eric H.), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 13:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Awesome, going to see them tonight. Can't wait!

Fetchboy, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 14:56 (two weeks ago) Permalink

hate u tbh

or at night (Jon not Jon), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 15:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

baaaaaaby ur
so fiiiiiiiiine

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Wednesday, 12 July 2017 15:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Aw, fucking hell...

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Friday, 14 July 2017 16:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I don't really understand why they have to look for a new buyer when the rights are, apparently, already owned by warner bros?

or at night (Jon not Jon), Friday, 14 July 2017 17:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Like I totally get umg backing out because of the warner factor but why doesn't warner move in and start developing projects

or at night (Jon not Jon), Friday, 14 July 2017 17:20 (two weeks ago) Permalink

perhaps the people in charge are more interested in money than music

niels, Saturday, 15 July 2017 17:23 (one week ago) Permalink


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