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Thread started 03/07/06 6:12pm

skywalker

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All of you listening early are wrecking it for yourselves....

Hmmm, I was tempted to listen to "3121" early, but I thought again. You tell me what's better:

1. Listening to a crappy MP3 version of the album that doesn't sound right no matter how good your computer speakers are...

or

2. Runnin' the record store after school/work, opening a factory fresh, brand new cd (complete with artwork that you can still smell the ink on), poppin' that new CD into car stereo system and lettin' it spin around on your way home.

See, I think a lot of y'all might be the type that found the presents in mom's closet instead of waiting for Santa to come and leave you a note and a half eaten cookie. You spoil it for yourselves.
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Reply #1 posted 03/07/06 6:14pm

Handclapsfinga
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i don't think i'm spoiling myself in the least. i'ma still get the shit in another week or so, so i'll be opening the shit like those of yuz who will be buying it when it drops.

we're hearing it early. BFD. shrug
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Reply #2 posted 03/07/06 6:16pm

skywalker

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Handclapsfingasnapz said:

i don't think i'm spoiling myself in the least. i'ma still get the shit in another week or so, so i'll be opening the shit like those of yuz who will be buying it when it drops.

we're hearing it early. BFD. shrug


So the newness/anticipation/surprise will be the same when you get it on 3/21?

I doubt it.

You never get another 1st time--I just maximize mine to the fullest. "3121" crouched in front of my computer doesn't seem like the way to do it. But, to each their own.....
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Reply #3 posted 03/07/06 6:16pm

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It makes me sad, because I know that there will not be a new album in another three years..lol
All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #4 posted 03/07/06 6:19pm

Handclapsfinga
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skywalker said:

So the newness/anticipation/surprise will be the same when you get it on 3/21?

sure. just because i've heard it beforehand doesn't mean that i'll be no less happy/surprised once it comes out.

You never get another 1st time[...]

of course you do.
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Reply #5 posted 03/07/06 6:24pm

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"sure. just because i've heard it beforehand doesn't mean that i'll be no less happy/surprised once it comes out."


So you'll be caught off guard by a new song or not know what the next song will sound like even though you have already listened to it? Sounds fun, can I have some?

You never get another 1st time


"of course you do."

Unless it's your 2nd time hearing it-which it will be at least for you, no?

[Edited 3/7/06 18:25pm]
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Reply #6 posted 03/07/06 6:27pm

Handclapsfinga
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skywalker said:

"sure. just because i've heard it beforehand doesn't mean that i'll be no less happy/surprised once it comes out."


So you'll be caught off guard by a new song or not no what the next song will sound like even though you have already listend to it? Sounds fun, can I have some?

make yer own. it works fine for me.

You never get another 1st time


"of course you do."

Unless it's your 2nd time hearing it[...]

and that's where those of you who haven't heard it yet come in. see what i'm saying?
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Reply #7 posted 03/07/06 6:28pm

loudawg

skywalker said:

Hmmm, I was tempted to listen to "3121" early, but I thought again. You tell me what's better:

1. Listening to a crappy MP3 version of the album that doesn't sound right no matter how good your computer speakers are...

or

2. Runnin' the record store after school/work, opening a factory fresh, brand new cd (complete with artwork that you can still smell the ink on), poppin' that new CD into car stereo system and lettin' it spin around on your way home.

See, I think a lot of y'all might be the type that found the presents in mom's closet instead of waiting for Santa to come and leave you a note and a half eaten cookie. You spoil it for yourselves.


This is a new world. CDs and albums are irrelevant because of the internet. Soon, brick and mortar stores will cease to exist once internet speeds increase. Plus, there's no guarantee i'll be alive on March 21, therefore I will experience things when they're available. Simple as that, really.
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Reply #8 posted 03/07/06 6:28pm

Fauxie

It would still sound the same. shrug

I'll get the CD after it's released and just have it in slightly better quality and with artwork.

I already had that 'first time' experience. It was very similar to what would happen had I waited. I lay down on my bed and listened to the album from start to finish. I don't look at the cover and stuff that much when I get a new album anyway.
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Reply #9 posted 03/07/06 6:31pm

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skywalker said:
1. Listening to a crappy MP3 version of the album that doesn't sound right no matter how good your computer speakers are...


well if you convery it to a wav or play it with a good mp3 player it still sounds better than 1999... big grin



2. Runnin' the record store after school/work, opening a factory fresh, brand new cd (complete with artwork that you can still smell the ink on), poppin' that new CD into car stereo system and lettin' it spin around on your way home.


or DLing it from a legal site. personaly IF i were to get it early.. i would buy it... i would be oblgated to...

See, I think a lot of y'all might be the type that found the presents in mom's closet instead of waiting for Santa to come and leave you a note and a half eaten cookie. You spoil it for yourselves.[/b]


poor example because if you got it you got it... the sound quality of an MP3 is good... must be half deaf because i can really not tell the diffrence???


not that i have it or anything .... but i have to say... i think my black album was better as a bootleg then when it was officialy released.... for some reason when i poped that official cd into my player... i was let down. so you might have a point????
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Reply #10 posted 03/07/06 6:41pm

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This is a new world. CDs and albums are irrelevant because of the internet. Soon, brick and mortar stores will cease to exist once internet speeds increase. Plus, there's no guarantee i'll be alive on March 21, therefore I will experience things when they're available. Simple as that, really.

Tell me this- What's your favorite picture of Prince in the "3121" CD booklet? How about who Prince thanks in the linear notes? Irrelevance is releative-hope you live through 3/21 so you cn give me you full opinion on the album.
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Reply #11 posted 03/07/06 6:43pm

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Personally, I prefer the wrecka stow! lol that's just me!
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Reply #12 posted 03/07/06 6:43pm

skywalker

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and that's where those of you who haven't heard it yet come in. see what i'm saying?

I get it-you don't care how you 1st listen to the album, nor how it affects your experience. That's cool. That's your thing. Have fun.
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Reply #13 posted 03/07/06 6:44pm

Fauxie

skywalker said:

This is a new world. CDs and albums are irrelevant because of the internet. Soon, brick and mortar stores will cease to exist once internet speeds increase. Plus, there's no guarantee i'll be alive on March 21, therefore I will experience things when they're available. Simple as that, really.

Tell me this- What's your favorite picture of Prince in the "3121" CD booklet? How about who Prince thanks in the linear notes? Irrelevance is releative-hope you live through 3/21 so you cn give me you full opinion on the album.



But really that all takes a backseat to the music. That's what we buy a CD for, after all. Sure, I will look forward to the release so that I can see the booklet. It'll be nice in itself just for that, but my 'first time' experience has already happened, much as it would have if I'd waited.
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Reply #14 posted 03/07/06 6:46pm

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"poor example because if you got it you got it... the sound quality of an MP3 is good... must be half deaf because i can really not tell the diffrence???


not that i have it or anything .... but i have to say... i think my black album was better as a bootleg then when it was officialy released.... for some reason when i poped that official cd into my player... i was let down. so you might have a point????"

Of course I have a point. Opening your presents early is not so much fun when your birthday DOES come arounf and you have nothing new.

3/21 is going to be just another day to you.
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Reply #15 posted 03/07/06 6:48pm

Byron

skywalker said:

This is a new world. CDs and albums are irrelevant because of the internet. Soon, brick and mortar stores will cease to exist once internet speeds increase. Plus, there's no guarantee i'll be alive on March 21, therefore I will experience things when they're available. Simple as that, really.

Tell me this- What's your favorite picture of Prince in the "3121" CD booklet? How about who Prince thanks in the linear notes? Irrelevance is releative-hope you live through 3/21 so you cn give me you full opinion on the album.

1) Those are the exact reasons we're not "wrecking it" for ourselves..we still have that experience to look forward to.

2) It IS possible to download artwork and liner notes as well, yanno... wink
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Reply #16 posted 03/07/06 6:49pm

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"But really that all takes a backseat to the music. That's what we buy a CD for, after all. Sure, I will look forward to the release so that I can see the booklet. It'll be nice in itself just for that, but my 'first time' experience has already happened, much as it would have if I'd waited."


Tell me this- If "Purple Rain" were rereleased tomorrow with no new extra songs/artwork/whatever would you be as excited as if it was brand new? No- you already experienced that version of "Purple Rain". You want something ew and different.

On 3/21 you will have already experienced listening to the new album. It will be old hat to you (Granted not 1984 old, but not new anyways).
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Reply #17 posted 03/07/06 6:50pm

Byron

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3/21 is going to be just another day to you.[/b]

3/21 was always gonna be just another day to me...the music isn't gonna sound better simply because the first time I hear it is on March 21st. But to put it in your terms, I just made 3/05 special, as where before it was gonna be "just another day"...
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Reply #18 posted 03/07/06 6:52pm

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Handclapsfingasnapz said:

i don't think i'm spoiling myself in the least. i'ma still get the shit in another week or so, so i'll be opening the shit like those of yuz who will be buying it when it drops.

we're hearing it early. BFD. shrug



I almost wish I didnt hear Lolita .....








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BUT THATS IT.
Im waiting for the day pray
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Reply #19 posted 03/07/06 6:53pm

Handclapsfinga
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paisleypark4 said:

Handclapsfingasnapz said:

i don't think i'm spoiling myself in the least. i'ma still get the shit in another week or so, so i'll be opening the shit like those of yuz who will be buying it when it drops.

we're hearing it early. BFD. shrug



I almost wish I didnt hear Lolita .....








dancing jig

BUT THATS IT.
Im waiting for the day pray

lol

btw, i saw you out at the last prince party at first ave. last month and didn't get to say hi to you...hug
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Reply #20 posted 03/07/06 6:54pm

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I'll tell you where I am coming from-

I got "Musicology" the day I went to see the concert simulcast. This was a week before it was released in stores, right?

Anyways, when "Musicology" was released properly I went and got it but it was no big deal because I already had it. As I said before, you only get one 1st time and there is much fun to be had in waiting and anticipating. But, different strokes for different folks.....
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Reply #21 posted 03/07/06 6:55pm

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Byron said:

skywalker said:


3/21 is going to be just another day to you.[/b]

3/21 was always gonna be just another day to me...the music isn't gonna sound better simply because the first time I hear it is on March 21st. But to put it in your terms, I just made 3/05 special, as where before it was gonna be "just another day"...


Yeah, exactly.

Now March 6th, 2005 will always be special. I got to hear the new album while discussing it with my fellow Prince fans.
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Reply #22 posted 03/07/06 6:56pm

Handclapsfinga
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skywalker said:

[...]But, different strokes for different folks.....

exactly. so how come you and some others here who are holding out dogging those of us who have heard it? nobody's made fun or chastised those of you who haven't heard it yet, have they?
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Reply #23 posted 03/07/06 6:59pm

Fauxie

Handclapsfingasnapz said:

skywalker said:

[...]But, different strokes for different folks.....

exactly. so how come you and some others here who are holding out dogging those of us who have heard it? nobody's made fun or chastised those of you who haven't heard it yet, have they?



I don't think so. They're too busy hating on each other for their reviews. lol
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Reply #24 posted 03/07/06 7:00pm

Handclapsfinga
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PurpleKnight said:

Byron said:


3/21 was always gonna be just another day to me...the music isn't gonna sound better simply because the first time I hear it is on March 21st. But to put it in your terms, I just made 3/05 special, as where before it was gonna be "just another day"...


Yeah, exactly.

Now March 6th, 2005 will always be special. I got to hear the new album while discussing it with my fellow Prince fans.

yep. amidst all the bumps, it was a fine time. still is. nod
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Reply #25 posted 03/07/06 7:00pm

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Handclapsfingasnapz said:

skywalker said:

[...]But, different strokes for different folks.....

exactly. so how come you and some others here who are holding out dogging those of us who have heard it? nobody's made fun or chastised those of you who haven't heard it yet, have they?



No I am not trying to dog you at all. Sorry if it seemed so. Just pokin' a little fun at ya and the "instant gratification" that people seem to need these days. Honestly, I hope you are enjoying the album and that we can talk about it in two weeks. No hard feelings were meant
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Reply #26 posted 03/07/06 7:01pm

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Fauxie said:

Handclapsfingasnapz said:


exactly. so how come you and some others here who are holding out dogging those of us who have heard it? nobody's made fun or chastised those of you who haven't heard it yet, have they?



I don't think so. They're too busy hating on each other for their reviews. lol

well, even when folks come up for air from all that nobody's gone "ha-ha!" or anything, which is cool. lol
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Reply #27 posted 03/07/06 7:14pm

Fauxie

Handclapsfingasnapz said:

Fauxie said:




I don't think so. They're too busy hating on each other for their reviews. lol

well, even when folks come up for air from all that nobody's gone "ha-ha!" or anything, which is cool. lol


ms punk funk likes 'lolita' hah!
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Reply #28 posted 03/07/06 7:18pm

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Fauxie said:

Handclapsfingasnapz said:


well, even when folks come up for air from all that nobody's gone "ha-ha!" or anything, which is cool. lol


ms punk funk likes 'lolita' hah!

i don't give a fuck. it's teh CHEESE, man!

dancing jigcheesedancing jig



yay! i like cheese edit
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Reply #29 posted 03/07/06 7:20pm

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well I have the whole thing saved on the computer--both at home and at work. I haven't even listened to all of the songs yet. will I before I buy the CD on 3/21? Maybe...maybe not. Did I spoil it for myself? No--I still don't know what the disc will look like, the liner notes, the songs will definitely sound better on my stereo system than my laptop. Why does it matter if some people listened to it early? If you don't want to listen, don't; but who cares what other people do...don't let their actions "spoil" your fun. cool

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