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Reply #30 posted 06/03/07 10:00pm

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Anxiety said:

lovemachine said:

Wow a million bucks for 6 songs smile People were bashing MJ in a different thread for playing a birthday party so I wonder if they will hit this thread.

Prince is sure doing a bunch of stuff this year that I never thought he would do.


hey, prince gotta eat. doritos ain't cheap. well, they are. but i'm guessing prince doesn't have a costco card.


Dude's got BILLS, too. Can you imagine what it costs just to keep Paisley Park open on a daily basis? (cue the Purple Rain line: "DON'T I KEEP THE HEAT ON???!?!?!") And he's got a WHOLE LOTTA people on the payroll and they ain't gettin' peanuts.
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Reply #31 posted 06/03/07 10:14pm

theodore

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FUCK!!! Grupo Fantasma usually performs at festivals and shit here in Laredo, so Im REALLY itching now for them to come down sometime soon. Maybe there'll be a little surprise...


eek U're from Laredo?
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Reply #32 posted 06/04/07 12:19am

Browzer

I can imagine Prince giving the money to the band. Last time I was at an aftershow he mentioned that the money would go the hardworking members of the band and crew. Having said that though, I think that he probably didn't refuse the all expenses trip to Tx smile

Sure a million buck is a lot money in some parts of the world but probably not in his.

P.S. So who is uber rich in Tx, and likes Prints and Grupo Fantasma?
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Reply #33 posted 06/04/07 1:06am

AstonMartin

Honestly I don't see what the difference is between getting a million for an arena show or a b'day party... Don't we all have jobs and do it to the best of our ability...? I think what tickles people is the fact that playing at some randomn b'day party doesn't sound as prestigeous as playing the staples center.. in the end 100 people can have as much fun as 10000..

Also, did anybody consider the fact that this person actually loves his wife so much that he was ready to spend that much money on her b'day just to make her dream come true...

I think that's priceless...


just my 1 cent...
[Edited 6/4/07 1:18am]
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Reply #34 posted 06/04/07 1:45am

Tremolina

Oh you Prince worshippers. You would defend the purple hypocrite even if he STOLE a million bucks out of your pockets.
One million to play 6 songs is frigging ridiculous.
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Reply #35 posted 06/04/07 2:44am

jseven

http://www.statesman.com/...akers.html

Prince revs up the Belmont

About 300 lucky Austinites got to hear Prince — yes, Prince — play "Little Red Corvette" and other faves at a private party at the Belmont on West Sixth Street on Saturday.

Kirsty Wigglesworth
ASSOCIATED PRESS




The spectacular shindig, thrown by Austin philanthropist couple John McHale and Chris Mattson, was originally going to feature just Grupo Fantasma, who've become the Purple One's favorite band in recent months. But throw in a rumored million dollars, and you also get Prince, who fronted Grupo on eight or nine songs, including a James Brown workout that dwarfed the sound of all those motorcycles. He also slayed the delirious crowd with a solo acoustic version of his trademark "Corvette."
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Reply #36 posted 06/04/07 3:15am

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Tremolina said:

Oh you Prince worshippers. You would defend the purple hypocrite even if he STOLE a million bucks out of your pockets.
One million to play 6 songs is frigging ridiculous.

Oh who fucking cares - the partiers are happy, the band is happy, nobody's hurting over it shrug If I could hire that mf I WOULD TOO exclaim
heart prince I never met you, but I LOVE you & I will forever!! Thank you for being YOU - my little Princey, the best to EVER do it prince heart
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Reply #37 posted 06/04/07 3:31am

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It's been done before anyway - didn't Prince Albert of Monaco hire him to play a private gig once? And the other year he did that Versace private gig too...
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Reply #38 posted 06/04/07 4:58am

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Browzer said:

I can imagine Prince giving the money to the band. Last time I was at an aftershow he mentioned that the money would go the hardworking members of the band and crew.


That's right... Prince really isn't doing things for money, he's in it for the music right.
And the world was created in 7 days too!
"this especially prepared potato is called pomme de terre"
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Reply #39 posted 06/04/07 5:11am

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CalhounSq said:

Tremolina said:

Oh you Prince worshippers. You would defend the purple hypocrite even if he STOLE a million bucks out of your pockets.
One million to play 6 songs is frigging ridiculous.

Oh who fucking cares - the partiers are happy, the band is happy, nobody's hurting over it shrug If I could hire that mf I WOULD TOO exclaim

I care that my Idol who preached stay true to the art is a prostitute
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Reply #40 posted 06/04/07 5:12am

Anxiety

Tremolina said:

Oh you Prince worshippers. You would defend the purple hypocrite even if he STOLE a million bucks out of your pockets.
One million to play 6 songs is frigging ridiculous.


i think it's really horrible how prince put a gun to their heads and FORCED them to pay him a million bucks to play six songs!
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Reply #41 posted 06/04/07 5:13am

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Anxiety said:

Tremolina said:

Oh you Prince worshippers. You would defend the purple hypocrite even if he STOLE a million bucks out of your pockets.
One million to play 6 songs is frigging ridiculous.


i think it's really horrible how prince put a gun to their heads and FORCED them to pay him a million bucks to play six songs!

he did ....its called A PIISSED OFF WIFE! just like a gun to the head!!
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Reply #42 posted 06/04/07 5:15am

Anxiety

i can't believe people are getting worked up about this either way. making and performing music is his JOB, it's what he DOES. if someone wants to give him money for doing his job, i don't see what's so inappropriate about that, sheesh. there are a kajillion other reasons to bitch about prince - this ain't one of them! lol
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Reply #43 posted 06/04/07 5:19am

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Anxiety said:

i can't believe people are getting worked up about this either way. making and performing music is his JOB, it's what he DOES. if someone wants to give him money for doing his job, i don't see what's so inappropriate about that, sheesh. there are a kajillion other reasons to bitch about prince - this ain't one of them! lol

but anx remember the guy with slave on his face and preaching artistic integrity?

Music should never be motivated by money.....

music for music;s sake is true and pure

what example is Prince setting for young musicians?

you can be bought and sold if you have the money?
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Reply #44 posted 06/04/07 5:24am

Anxiety

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Anxiety said:

i can't believe people are getting worked up about this either way. making and performing music is his JOB, it's what he DOES. if someone wants to give him money for doing his job, i don't see what's so inappropriate about that, sheesh. there are a kajillion other reasons to bitch about prince - this ain't one of them! lol

but anx remember the guy with slave on his face and preaching artistic integrity?

Music should never be motivated by money.....

music for music;s sake is true and pure

what example is Prince setting for young musicians?

you can be bought and sold if you have the money?


at one of the 3121 vegas shows, prince did a little rant in which he said "free the music? ain't nothing free."

and to an extent, i agree with him...why shouldn't he make money for the music he makes? is he dutybound to provide us with music free of charge, just to "keep the art pure"?

anyway, what artist has EVER followed that philosophy?!

while i do miss the days when he was throwing around new music like it was birdseed, it's his PREROGATIVE to be that generous with his work...not his RESPONSIBILITY.

sorry. i can't see a problem with this at all.
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Reply #45 posted 06/04/07 5:34am

Tremolina

CalhounSq said:

Tremolina said:

Oh you Prince worshippers. You would defend the purple hypocrite even if he STOLE a million bucks out of your pockets.
One million to play 6 songs is frigging ridiculous.

Oh who fucking cares - the partiers are happy, the band is happy, nobody's hurting over it shrug If I could hire that mf I WOULD TOO exclaim

Prince can make as much as he want and act as holy at the same time as he wants too. I don't care, it's his life. Just teasing the Prince worshippers. wink
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Reply #46 posted 06/04/07 5:36am

Tremolina

Anxiety said:

Tremolina said:

Oh you Prince worshippers. You would defend the purple hypocrite even if he STOLE a million bucks out of your pockets.
One million to play 6 songs is frigging ridiculous.


i think it's really horrible how prince put a gun to their heads and FORCED them to pay him a million bucks to play six songs!

Shhh... be careful... lol
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Reply #47 posted 06/04/07 5:40am

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Tremolina said:

Anxiety said:



i think it's really horrible how prince put a gun to their heads and FORCED them to pay him a million bucks to play six songs!

Shhh... be careful... lol

Don't drink the purple kool-aid! biggrin
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Reply #48 posted 06/04/07 5:59am

littlevanity

What in the name of cheesy pete is going on? I am jonesin for him and he was just down the highway. sad I pray there is a U.S. tour before the study begins.
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Reply #49 posted 06/04/07 6:03am

SCNDLS

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Tremolina said:

Oh you Prince worshippers. You would defend the purple hypocrite even if he STOLE a million bucks out of your pockets.
One million to play 6 songs is frigging ridiculous.


But he didn't steal someone approached HIM and OFFERED to pay HIM the money. So why be mad at him for simply accepting the offer??? I think he'd actually BE a "frigging" idiot if he turned it down. And I wish I was independently wealthy so I could put Prince on my monthly payroll to perform in my living room cuz I'd sho nuf do it! nod headbang lol
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Reply #50 posted 06/04/07 6:05am

Tremolina

SCNDLS said:

Tremolina said:

Oh you Prince worshippers. You would defend the purple hypocrite even if he STOLE a million bucks out of your pockets.
One million to play 6 songs is frigging ridiculous.


But he didn't steal someone approached HIM and OFFERED to pay HIM the money. So why be mad at him for simply accepting the offer??? I think he'd actually BE a "frigging" idiot if he turned it down. And I wish I was independently wealthy so I could put Prince on my monthly payroll to perform in my living room cuz I'd sho nuf do it! nod headbang lol

Hey, how about sending the dollaz STRAIGHT to the Watchtower Society!
At least God would be able to do something good with all that money, instead of eltting P spend it on... welll you know... billz and shit... confused
razz
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Reply #51 posted 06/04/07 6:05am

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SCNDLS said:

Tremolina said:

Oh you Prince worshippers. You would defend the purple hypocrite even if he STOLE a million bucks out of your pockets.
One million to play 6 songs is frigging ridiculous.


But he didn't steal someone approached HIM and OFFERED to pay HIM the money. So why be mad at him for simply accepting the offer??? I think he'd actually BE a "frigging" idiot if he turned it down. And I wish I was independently wealthy so I could put Prince on my monthly payroll to perform in my living room cuz I'd sho nuf do it! nod headbang lol

:::avoids the obvious "living room?? BEDROOM please!!" joke... yet still manages to work it in:::

giggle
heart prince I never met you, but I LOVE you & I will forever!! Thank you for being YOU - my little Princey, the best to EVER do it prince heart
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Reply #52 posted 06/04/07 6:06am

SCNDLS

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http://www.statesman.com/news/content/news/stories/nation/06/04/4makers.html

Prince revs up the Belmont

About 300 lucky Austinites got to hear Prince — yes, Prince — play "Little Red Corvette" and other faves at a private party at the Belmont on West Sixth Street on Saturday.

Kirsty Wigglesworth
ASSOCIATED PRESS




The spectacular shindig, thrown by Austin philanthropist couple John McHale and Chris Mattson, was originally going to feature just Grupo Fantasma, who've become the Purple One's favorite band in recent months. But throw in a rumored million dollars, and you also get Prince, who fronted Grupo on eight or nine songs, including a James Brown workout that dwarfed the sound of all those motorcycles. He also slayed the delirious crowd with a solo acoustic version of his trademark "Corvette."


Apparently, the performance was done on an outside patio or courtyard at the Belmont Restaurant and there happened to be a HUGE bike rally/ride in Austin this weekend. So the bikers were roaring up an down 6th Street.
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Reply #53 posted 06/04/07 6:09am

SCNDLS

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mirrorbestfriend said:

CalhounSq said:


Oh who fucking cares - the partiers are happy, the band is happy, nobody's hurting over it shrug If I could hire that mf I WOULD TOO exclaim

I care that my Idol who preached stay true to the art is a prostitute


Staying true to HIS art as PRINCE sees fit (not how YOU believe he should) does not mean he has to turn down a million dollar pay day to remain a true artist in YOUR judgmental eyes. You may not agree with his methods or motivations but who are you, or any of us, to judge his actions.
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Reply #54 posted 06/04/07 6:09am

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Wow a million bucks for 6 songs smile People were bashing MJ in a different thread for playing a birthday party so I wonder if they will hit this thread.

Prince is sure doing a bunch of stuff this year that I never thought he would do.

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Mike was getting paid just to show up at a party. Not perform I think that was the problem that a lot of people had with it. Mike is not really about music anymore and the rumors are he left the party early.
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Reply #55 posted 06/04/07 6:14am

SCNDLS

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SCNDLS said:



But he didn't steal someone approached HIM and OFFERED to pay HIM the money. So why be mad at him for simply accepting the offer??? I think he'd actually BE a "frigging" idiot if he turned it down. And I wish I was independently wealthy so I could put Prince on my monthly payroll to perform in my living room cuz I'd sho nuf do it! nod headbang lol

:::avoids the obvious "living room?? BEDROOM please!!" joke... yet still manages to work it in:::

giggle


eek DAMN! What the hell was I thinkin'??? I'd SHO NUF pay for a private audience with Prince but why limit yourself to the bedroom???? Didn't he said "we" could do it "In the kitchen, on the stairs, on the pool table, in the closet underneath the clothes. . . " nod lol Shit, Michael got paid $10 million to WALK THROUGH a birthday party last week, I wonder what Princey Pie would do for $10 mil???? hmmm Forget concert tickets, I need to go buy a whole roll of lottery tickets. . .
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Reply #56 posted 06/04/07 6:16am

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SCNDLS said:

mirrorbestfriend said:


I care that my Idol who preached stay true to the art is a prostitute


Staying true to HIS art as PRINCE sees fit (not how YOU believe he should) does not mean he has to turn down a million dollar pay day to remain a true artist in YOUR judgmental eyes. You may not agree with his methods or motivations but who are you, or any of us, to judge his actions.


I was at Princes original concert in 1977 so I have right to help him decide on whats best for his career.

even tiger woods has a coach
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Reply #57 posted 06/04/07 6:19am

Tremolina

SCNDLS said:

mirrorbestfriend said:


I care that my Idol who preached stay true to the art is a prostitute


Staying true to HIS art as PRINCE sees fit (not how YOU believe he should) does not mean he has to turn down a million dollar pay day to remain a true artist in YOUR judgmental eyes. You may not agree with his methods or motivations but who are you, or any of us, to judge his actions.


In that case, you shouldn't be attacking mirrorbestfrined, nor defending P either. Since both are forms of JUDGING. razz
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Reply #58 posted 06/04/07 6:30am

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SCNDLS said:



Staying true to HIS art as PRINCE sees fit (not how YOU believe he should) does not mean he has to turn down a million dollar pay day to remain a true artist in YOUR judgmental eyes. You may not agree with his methods or motivations but who are you, or any of us, to judge his actions.


In that case, you shouldn't be attacking mirrorbestfrined, nor defending P either. Since both are forms of JUDGING. razz


The difference is that mirrorbestfrined is saying that Prince is "selling out" for doing this and is not a "true" artist. What I'm REALLY saying is that Prince is entitled to go sit in a cave for the rest of his life and pull a Howard Hughes on the world OR start performing at weddings, bar mitzvahs, bat mitzvahs, and/or retirement parties if HE so chooses. I may not like it, but ultimately it is his art (which IMO getting PAID should not preclude or prevent him from still being a "true" artist, whatever THAT means), it is HIS life and if someone has the dough to spend and wants to see Prince perform in their master bathroom it's Prince's right to do so if he chooses to sans the judgment. That's what I'm defending.
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Reply #59 posted 06/04/07 6:30am

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mirrorbestfriend said:

SCNDLS said:



Staying true to HIS art as PRINCE sees fit (not how YOU believe he should) does not mean he has to turn down a million dollar pay day to remain a true artist in YOUR judgmental eyes. You may not agree with his methods or motivations but who are you, or any of us, to judge his actions.


I was at Princes original concert in 1977 so I have right to help him decide on whats best for his career.

even tiger woods has a coach


rolleyes His coach died. . .
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