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Touré, Alan Leeds & ?uestlove Talk Prince LIVE WEBCAST

Starting any minute now!

Watch on Okayplayer

http://www.okayplayer.com...ssion.html

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Reply #1 posted 03/26/13 4:02pm

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there you are!! wink

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Reply #2 posted 03/26/13 4:25pm

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I met Toure on Friday March 21st at a book release party for his new Prince book, cool dude.

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Reply #3 posted 03/26/13 4:47pm

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if anyone listens, can you please share what Alan Leeds says? I don't really have the patience to sit through anything those other two blowhards have to say.

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Reply #4 posted 03/26/13 5:00pm

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if anyone listens, can you please share what Alan Leeds says? I don't really have the patience to sit through anything those other two blowhards have to say.

Alan Leeds is probably doing his usual shtick: making fun of Prince while promoting his brother Eric.

The wooh is on the one!
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Reply #5 posted 03/26/13 5:28pm

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brainchild said:

Starting any minute now!

Watch on Okayplayer

http://www.okayplayer.com...ssion.html

[Edited 3/26/13 16:00pm]

Hope you don't mind, but I made the link clickable for you. smile

[Edited 3/26/13 17:31pm]

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Reply #6 posted 03/27/13 5:09am

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paulludvig said:

errant said:

if anyone listens, can you please share what Alan Leeds says? I don't really have the patience to sit through anything those other two blowhards have to say.

Alan Leeds is probably doing his usual shtick: making fun of Prince while promoting his brother Eric.

And you were right. The very first thing he said was a joke about Prince´s height. confused

I really like Alan Leeds but I didn´t find that funny at all.

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Reply #7 posted 03/27/13 6:07am

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I missed it! sad Can we see a video of it later?

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Reply #8 posted 03/27/13 6:43am

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KoolEaze said:

paulludvig said:

Alan Leeds is probably doing his usual shtick: making fun of Prince while promoting his brother Eric.

And you were right. The very first thing he said was a joke about Prince´s height. confused

I really like Alan Leeds but I didn´t find that funny at all.

While I did not think it was funny.................I do believe he was saying that Prince still has not grown up, even after all of these years. At least that is my take on his comment.

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Graycap23 said:

KoolEaze said:

And you were right. The very first thing he said was a joke about Prince´s height. confused

I really like Alan Leeds but I didn´t find that funny at all.

While it did not think it was funny.................I do believe he was saying that Prince still has not grown up, even after all of these years. At least that is my take on his comment.

Oh , I got that, and you´re interpretation is on point. Still, alluding to his height while saying that was totally unnecessary and not funny. That´s what you´d expect from some random music journalist who´d still call a 54 year old man "the diminutive rocker" or " the pint sized funkster".... zzz zzz zzz

But Alan Leeds? Of all people? I didn´t expect such a stupid remark from him. I really miss the Leeds brothers in the Prince camp these days but those kind of comments or jokes are, in my opinion, beneath them because I think both of them have class and are true gentleman, so I was a bit disappointed to hear a joke about Prince´s height for the umpteenth time, coming from Alan Leeds, of all people.

Not really cool.

" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"
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Reply #10 posted 03/27/13 7:41am

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Graycap23 said:

While it did not think it was funny.................I do believe he was saying that Prince still has not grown up, even after all of these years. At least that is my take on his comment.

Oh , I got that, and you´re interpretation is on point. Still, alluding to his height while saying that was totally unnecessary and not funny. That´s what you´d expect from some random music journalist who´d still call a 54 year old man "the diminutive rocker" or " the pint sized funkster".... zzz zzz zzz

But Alan Leeds? Of all people? I didn´t expect such a stupid remark from him. I really miss the Leeds brothers in the Prince camp these days but those kind of comments or jokes are, in my opinion, beneath them because I think both of them have class and are true gentleman, so I was a bit disappointed to hear a joke about Prince´s height for the umpteenth time, coming from Alan Leeds, of all people.

Not really cool.

Don't forget the best one ever - "the elfin horndog." lol

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Reply #11 posted 03/27/13 7:50am

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KoolEaze said:

Graycap23 said:

While it did not think it was funny.................I do believe he was saying that Prince still has not grown up, even after all of these years. At least that is my take on his comment.

Oh , I got that, and you´re interpretation is on point. Still, alluding to his height while saying that was totally unnecessary and not funny. That´s what you´d expect from some random music journalist who´d still call a 54 year old man "the diminutive rocker" or " the pint sized funkster".... zzz zzz zzz

But Alan Leeds? Of all people? I didn´t expect such a stupid remark from him. I really miss the Leeds brothers in the Prince camp these days but those kind of comments or jokes are, in my opinion, beneath them because I think both of them have class and are true gentleman, so I was a bit disappointed to hear a joke about Prince´s height for the umpteenth time, coming from Alan Leeds, of all people.

Not really cool.

Leeds is still feeling scorned.

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Reply #12 posted 03/27/13 8:07am

Graycap23

KoolEaze said:

Graycap23 said:

While it did not think it was funny.................I do believe he was saying that Prince still has not grown up, even after all of these years. At least that is my take on his comment.

Oh , I got that, and you´re interpretation is on point. Still, alluding to his height while saying that was totally unnecessary and not funny. That´s what you´d expect from some random music journalist who´d still call a 54 year old man "the diminutive rocker" or " the pint sized funkster".... zzz zzz zzz

But Alan Leeds? Of all people? I didn´t expect such a stupid remark from him. I really miss the Leeds brothers in the Prince camp these days but those kind of comments or jokes are, in my opinion, beneath them because I think both of them have class and are true gentleman, so I was a bit disappointed to hear a joke about Prince´s height for the umpteenth time, coming from Alan Leeds, of all people.

Not really cool.

Sad really...........just another example of a relationship turned bad.

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KoolEaze said:

paulludvig said:

Alan Leeds is probably doing his usual shtick: making fun of Prince while promoting his brother Eric.

And you were right. The very first thing he said was a joke about Prince´s height. confused

I really like Alan Leeds but I didn´t find that funny at all.

I've never known Alan Leeds to make fun of Prince

He was talking about growing up in character not size

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Reply #14 posted 03/27/13 8:10am

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Graycap23 said:

KoolEaze said:

Oh , I got that, and you´re interpretation is on point. Still, alluding to his height while saying that was totally unnecessary and not funny. That´s what you´d expect from some random music journalist who´d still call a 54 year old man "the diminutive rocker" or " the pint sized funkster".... zzz zzz zzz

But Alan Leeds? Of all people? I didn´t expect such a stupid remark from him. I really miss the Leeds brothers in the Prince camp these days but those kind of comments or jokes are, in my opinion, beneath them because I think both of them have class and are true gentleman, so I was a bit disappointed to hear a joke about Prince´s height for the umpteenth time, coming from Alan Leeds, of all people.

Not really cool.

Sad really...........just another example of a relationship turned bad.

Definitely sad....I miss Eric´s unique saxophone sound, and Alan Leeds was a great tour manager and is walking encyclopedia with a lot of experience.

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Reply #15 posted 03/27/13 8:11am

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Genesia said:

KoolEaze said:

Oh , I got that, and you´re interpretation is on point. Still, alluding to his height while saying that was totally unnecessary and not funny. That´s what you´d expect from some random music journalist who´d still call a 54 year old man "the diminutive rocker" or " the pint sized funkster".... zzz zzz zzz

But Alan Leeds? Of all people? I didn´t expect such a stupid remark from him. I really miss the Leeds brothers in the Prince camp these days but those kind of comments or jokes are, in my opinion, beneath them because I think both of them have class and are true gentleman, so I was a bit disappointed to hear a joke about Prince´s height for the umpteenth time, coming from Alan Leeds, of all people.

Not really cool.

Don't forget the best one ever - "the elfin horndog." lol

My favorite one is still "The Errol Flynn of Funk". lol

edit: After watching a documentary on Flynn, I liked that nickname even more. wink

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Reply #16 posted 03/27/13 8:54am

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So, before we end up with a 7 page thread about some off the cuff joke - what else did they say.....

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Reply #17 posted 03/27/13 11:05am

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NouveauDance said:

So, before we end up with a 7 page thread about some off the cuff joke - what else did they say.....

I want to know if they filmed it and will air it online again

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Read A Book: Touré Speaks On His New Prince Book ‘I Would Die 4 U’

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Original player Touré (first Roots interview ever!) dropped his new book on Prince today, titled I Would Die 4 U. We just got a copy ourselves but you don’t have to go any further than the portrait and the ?uestlove endorsement on the cover (“I am a Prince scholar and this is the ultimate Prince book.”) to know this is going to be obsessively fascinating reading. Touré spoke with Life + Times today about some of the personal revelations he made himself about the purple one in the process of writing the book. One of the most interesting discussions is on whether Prince purposely (and fictionally) staked out a “biracial” identity for himself, even though he was raised by two black parents. Read that excerpt below, grab the book on iBookstore and read more interview at L+T.

L+T: One of the most fascinating parts is when you talk about him “passing” as biracial. Can you expand on that?
Touré: Sure. His mother is Black. I don’t have a photograph of her, but several people who met her or spoke to her told me she was Black. Think about it ethnographically: Mattie Shaw, from Louisiana, grew up in the projects, known for playing basketball very well, moves to Minneapolis, becomes a jazz singer in her early 20s, and falls in love with a marries a much older Black band leader who already had a family. It sounds like a sister to me. If that was the only thing I had, that would be circumstantial. There were no miscegenation laws in Minneapolis that I could find at that time but it was not usual. Minneapolis is one of the places I’m told that was ahead of the curve on those issues for a long time, but still, if we apply occam’s razor, it appears most likely that his mother was Black. And there’s no conversation that his father was not Black. Obviously, [he's] very light and mixed at some level, but generally, when we’re talking about mixed or biracial, we’re talking about one parent is a different race, and that is, from all the evidence we have, not the case.

But, Prince very much wanted to have the largest possible audience that he could have. So, he tells a few of the first reporters who interview him that his mother is white, Italian. The way journalism goes, [if] the first three people interview somebody, report a certain fact, you may not keep asking; so if you’re the sixth, seventh, eighth person to interview him and several articles have said this is a fact – “he’s mixed, his mother’s white” – you wouldn’t keep asking that question. That’s just how we are. You might ask about being mixed, and now you’re helping him live the fantasy. Putting a white woman as his mother in Purple Rain helped push that further. What he was trying to do was not run away from being Black, he very much loved being Black and his music is unquestionably Black; but he wanted access to the larger mass culture and he also wanted to not be tied by the expectations of what being a Black recording artist would be. He wanted to break out of those boundaries. To want that in the late ’70s-early ’80s was very revolutionary, unusual and unexpected…part of the sell within that was saying, “I’m mixed,” or, “Don’t put me in the box.”

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http://prince.org/msg/7/392300 New Book: I Would Die 4 U by Touré

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I got an advanced copy of this book yesterday, and read it all last night. It's a bit different than we've seen before. It really tries to get into the head of Prince, using his own words (from interviews spanning decades, along with his own lyrics) and interviews with those who were/are closest to him (Dez Dickerson, Eric Leeds, Susan Rogers, Mayte, high school teachers, etc).

I won't say it's the best book written about Prince (though apparently ?uestlove did); I'll just say it's different, in a good way. It's very well-written... carefully written -- a truly fascinating read about human development, cultural influences, what we do with what we've been dealt, passion and determination, conflict and resolution, battling inner turmoil, finding spiritual peace, and more.

It doesn't get into actual songcrafting as much as it attempts to explain "why" certain songs were crafted. Yeah, a lot of this you've heard before (the story about the magnificent "Wally" being erased forever), but I don't think you've ever seen the pieces of this enigmatic puzzle (Prince) assembled to fit together quite so nicely as this. Whereas past books could really get you angry at some of Prince's actions ("how could he be such a jerk!"), this book attempts to explain (not necessarily justify) the "why" of Prince's actions. The big picture becomes more clear.

After reading this, I feel I have a better understanding of Prince as a person... a human. Of course, some of you could care less ("just play me a song, alright?"), but for the rest of us that seem to feel some kind of connection with Prince beyond the music (especially if you've grown up relating to him in some way), I think you're going to dig this. Plus, I think it'll also help us discover something we previously misunderstood about ourselves.

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Reply #20 posted 03/27/13 12:20pm

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KoolEaze said:

Graycap23 said:

While it did not think it was funny.................I do believe he was saying that Prince still has not grown up, even after all of these years. At least that is my take on his comment.

Oh , I got that, and you´re interpretation is on point. Still, alluding to his height while saying that was totally unnecessary and not funny. That´s what you´d expect from some random music journalist who´d still call a 54 year old man "the diminutive rocker" or " the pint sized funkster".... zzz zzz zzz

But Alan Leeds? Of all people? I didn´t expect such a stupid remark from him. I really miss the Leeds brothers in the Prince camp these days but those kind of comments or jokes are, in my opinion, beneath them because I think both of them have class and are true gentleman, so I was a bit disappointed to hear a joke about Prince´s height for the umpteenth time, coming from Alan Leeds, of all people.

Not really cool.

I kind of agree wit this.

I mean, it's one thing for us fans to do it on threads ( albeit, I'm of the mindset that Prince must stumble on these threads from time to time--he's so into himself, I can't see how he doesn't).

However, in front of the world on T.V. or in an interview is not terribly cool. I was appalled when Justin Timberlake pulled the height joke a few years back.

Prince is obviously affected by his height--he really can not allow himself to be the butt of any jokes. But, few of us know what it's like to be that short.

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I found the link to the panel on youtube but I'm not sure if I can post it here.

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Reply #22 posted 03/29/13 11:53am

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I kind of stopped replying to shit because it generally just hypes the drama. But I do want to set one thing straight - I don't know who saw the entire seminar Tuesday night but there was a lot of love in that room for Prince and his influence on both fans and artists. And that love started at the podium. My comment about "growing" was within a context wherein I was the only panel member who was an adult when meeting Prince. And even with love, one can easily make a case that in some ways he has not "grown up".....IE: his uber competitiveness that's below his accomplishment level, even the fact that he couldn't muster the humility to attend the recent Carnegie Hall tribute - even if it meant sucking it up to hear others play HIS music. What a shame....other legit artists adore him so much they actually want to pay homage and experience playing his music? We should all be so lucky.The "growing up" incident was early in the seminar. I wanted the event to be loose, loving and fun. In such a stiff environment, it didn't hurt to break the tension with a laugh. I didnt say anything I wouldnt say to P's face and Im sure he'd enjoy mocking my thining white hair, for example, in return. In other words, IT AIN'T THAT DEEP, folks.As to still feeling "scorned"????? Whew, there's someone who really knows absolutely nothing about me. I left Prince on good terms after 10 wonderful years. Things had changed, my career goals had changed and it was clear Prince had some new ideas about how to structure his business. Most of his ideas have proven very successful. For me, it was simply time to move on and quite honestly, most of my ideas for my career have been just as satisfactory. Anyone who knows even a little bit about Prince and/or me, would never think there was ever any "scorn" related to our professional relationship.......(1) he wouldn't do it, (2) Im not the type guy to tolerate it. There IS life "after Prince"......and I have enjoyed mine tremendously, thank you very much.

[Edited 3/29/13 11:55am]

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Reply #23 posted 03/29/13 12:08pm

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ALANL said:

I kind of stopped replying to shit because it generally just hypes the drama. But I do want to set one thing straight - I don't know who saw the entire seminar Tuesday night but there was a lot of love in that room for Prince and his influence on both fans and artists. And that love started at the podium. My comment about "growing" was within a context wherein I was the only panel member who was an adult when meeting Prince. And even with love, one can easily make a case that in some ways he has not "grown up".....IE: his uber competitiveness that's below his accomplishment level, even the fact that he couldn't muster the humility to attend the recent Carnegie Hall tribute - even if it meant sucking it up to hear others play HIS music. What a shame....other legit artists adore him so much they actually want to pay homage and experience playing his music? We should all be so lucky.The "growing up" incident was early in the seminar. I wanted the event to be loose, loving and fun. In such a stiff environment, it didn't hurt to break the tension with a laugh. I didnt say anything I wouldnt say to P's face and Im sure he'd enjoy mocking my thining white hair, for example, in return. In other words, IT AIN'T THAT DEEP, folks.As to still feeling "scorned"????? Whew, there's someone who really knows absolutely nothing about me. I left Prince on good terms after 10 wonderful years. Things had changed, my career goals had changed and it was clear Prince had some new ideas about how to structure his business. Most of his ideas have proven very successful. For me, it was simply time to move on and quite honestly, most of my ideas for my career have been just as satisfactory. Anyone who knows even a little bit about Prince and/or me, would never think there was ever any "scorn" related to our professional relationship.....(1) he wouldn't do it, (2) Im not the type guy to tolerate it. There IS life "after Prince".....and I have enjoyed mine tremendously, thank you very much.

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Well said.
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Reply #24 posted 03/29/13 12:09pm

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ALANL said:

I kind of stopped replying to shit because it generally just hypes the drama. But I do want to set one thing straight - I don't know who saw the entire seminar Tuesday night but there was a lot of love in that room for Prince and his influence on both fans and artists. And that love started at the podium. My comment about "growing" was within a context wherein I was the only panel member who was an adult when meeting Prince. And even with love, one can easily make a case that in some ways he has not "grown up".....IE: his uber competitiveness that's below his accomplishment level, even the fact that he couldn't muster the humility to attend the recent Carnegie Hall tribute - even if it meant sucking it up to hear others play HIS music. What a shame....other legit artists adore him so much they actually want to pay homage and experience playing his music? We should all be so lucky.The "growing up" incident was early in the seminar. I wanted the event to be loose, loving and fun. In such a stiff environment, it didn't hurt to break the tension with a laugh. I didnt say anything I wouldnt say to P's face and Im sure he'd enjoy mocking my thining white hair, for example, in return. In other words, IT AIN'T THAT DEEP, folks.As to still feeling "scorned"????? Whew, there's someone who really knows absolutely nothing about me. I left Prince on good terms after 10 wonderful years. Things had changed, my career goals had changed and it was clear Prince had some new ideas about how to structure his business. Most of his ideas have proven very successful. For me, it was simply time to move on and quite honestly, most of my ideas for my career have been just as satisfactory. Anyone who knows even a little bit about Prince and/or me, would never think there was ever any "scorn" related to our professional relationship.......(1) he wouldn't do it, (2) Im not the type guy to tolerate it. There IS life "after Prince"......and I have enjoyed mine tremendously, thank you very much.

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I mentioned the scorned bit and even with this post you seem a bit pissed at Prince. Maybe I was wrong I guess but you still are using some neagative usage in even this post. Glad youre on good terms with Prince.

Can u tell him to add some content to the website and is it true about August date regarding another artist?

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Reply #25 posted 03/29/13 12:13pm

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ALANL said:

I kind of stopped replying to shit because it generally just hypes the drama. But I do want to set one thing straight - I don't know who saw the entire seminar Tuesday night but there was a lot of love in that room for Prince and his influence on both fans and artists. And that love started at the podium. My comment about "growing" was within a context wherein I was the only panel member who was an adult when meeting Prince. And even with love, one can easily make a case that in some ways he has not "grown up".....IE: his uber competitiveness that's below his accomplishment level, even the fact that he couldn't muster the humility to attend the recent Carnegie Hall tribute - even if it meant sucking it up to hear others play HIS music. What a shame....other legit artists adore him so much they actually want to pay homage and experience playing his music? We should all be so lucky.The "growing up" incident was early in the seminar. I wanted the event to be loose, loving and fun. In such a stiff environment, it didn't hurt to break the tension with a laugh. I didnt say anything I wouldnt say to P's face and Im sure he'd enjoy mocking my thining white hair, for example, in return. In other words, IT AIN'T THAT DEEP, folks.As to still feeling "scorned"????? Whew, there's someone who really knows absolutely nothing about me. I left Prince on good terms after 10 wonderful years. Things had changed, my career goals had changed and it was clear Prince had some new ideas about how to structure his business. Most of his ideas have proven very successful. For me, it was simply time to move on and quite honestly, most of my ideas for my career have been just as satisfactory. Anyone who knows even a little bit about Prince and/or me, would never think there was ever any "scorn" related to our professional relationship.......(1) he wouldn't do it, (2) Im not the type guy to tolerate it. There IS life "after Prince"......and I have enjoyed mine tremendously, thank you very much.

[Edited 3/29/13 11:55am]

Thank U Alan for replying, feel free to anytime, I and many others have said we would love a book written by at least Alan Leeds, Lisa Coleman & Susan Rogers

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Reply #26 posted 03/29/13 1:42pm

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ALANL said:

I kind of stopped replying to shit because it generally just hypes the drama. But I do want to set one thing straight - I don't know who saw the entire seminar Tuesday night but there was a lot of love in that room for Prince and his influence on both fans and artists. And that love started at the podium. My comment about "growing" was within a context wherein I was the only panel member who was an adult when meeting Prince. And even with love, one can easily make a case that in some ways he has not "grown up".....IE: his uber competitiveness that's below his accomplishment level, even the fact that he couldn't muster the humility to attend the recent Carnegie Hall tribute - even if it meant sucking it up to hear others play HIS music. What a shame....other legit artists adore him so much they actually want to pay homage and experience playing his music? We should all be so lucky.The "growing up" incident was early in the seminar. I wanted the event to be loose, loving and fun. In such a stiff environment, it didn't hurt to break the tension with a laugh. I didnt say anything I wouldnt say to P's face and Im sure he'd enjoy mocking my thining white hair, for example, in return. In other words, IT AIN'T THAT DEEP, folks.As to still feeling "scorned"????? Whew, there's someone who really knows absolutely nothing about me. I left Prince on good terms after 10 wonderful years. Things had changed, my career goals had changed and it was clear Prince had some new ideas about how to structure his business. Most of his ideas have proven very successful. For me, it was simply time to move on and quite honestly, most of my ideas for my career have been just as satisfactory. Anyone who knows even a little bit about Prince and/or me, would never think there was ever any "scorn" related to our professional relationship.......(1) he wouldn't do it, (2) Im not the type guy to tolerate it. There IS life "after Prince"......and I have enjoyed mine tremendously, thank you very much.

[Edited 3/29/13 11:55am]

Yep.

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Reply #27 posted 03/29/13 3:22pm

babynoz

Thanks for posting this. It was better than most discussions with Prince associates perhaps because the people involved weren't so guarded in their responses as is often the case when people speak about him.

I had to LOL when that woman described the effect on us ladies during the Beautiful Ones scene in PR. Other than that she didn't contribute that much to the discussion but what she said was so on point that she ended up getting the biggest applause...Amen Sister! lol

Jabs aside, Alan's comments were insightful particularly with regard to Lovesexy and the whole crossover thing. He also provided a counterbalance to the younger folk on the panel who are more easily swayed by Prince's various personas.

?uest got the most laughs, especially when he describes getting those late night summons and surprise jam sessions. You get a sense of what it's like to be around him from a musician's standpoint.

Toure has potential and I think he will make the most of it. He's a very articulate, smart young guy who knows how to listen as well as talk and seems to put a lot of thought into his subject.

I would have preferred it if they had left more time for audience questions instead of going into the guest's political controversies. It totally didn't fit in with the purpose of the discussion.

People can make up their own mind but I highly recommend this webcast.

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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Reply #28 posted 03/29/13 7:06pm

Wigs

Very classy response, Mr. Leeds. Thank you.

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Reply #29 posted 03/29/13 7:51pm

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ALANL said:

I kind of stopped replying to shit because it generally just hypes the drama. But I do want to set one thing straight - I don't know who saw the entire seminar Tuesday night but there was a lot of love in that room for Prince and his influence on both fans and artists. And that love started at the podium. My comment about "growing" was within a context wherein I was the only panel member who was an adult when meeting Prince. And even with love, one can easily make a case that in some ways he has not "grown up".....IE: his uber competitiveness that's below his accomplishment level, even the fact that he couldn't muster the humility to attend the recent Carnegie Hall tribute - even if it meant sucking it up to hear others play HIS music. What a shame....other legit artists adore him so much they actually want to pay homage and experience playing his music? We should all be so lucky.The "growing up" incident was early in the seminar. I wanted the event to be loose, loving and fun. In such a stiff environment, it didn't hurt to break the tension with a laugh. I didnt say anything I wouldnt say to P's face and Im sure he'd enjoy mocking my thining white hair, for example, in return. In other words, IT AIN'T THAT DEEP, folks.As to still feeling "scorned"????? Whew, there's someone who really knows absolutely nothing about me. I left Prince on good terms after 10 wonderful years. Things had changed, my career goals had changed and it was clear Prince had some new ideas about how to structure his business. Most of his ideas have proven very successful. For me, it was simply time to move on and quite honestly, most of my ideas for my career have been just as satisfactory. Anyone who knows even a little bit about Prince and/or me, would never think there was ever any "scorn" related to our professional relationship.......(1) he wouldn't do it, (2) Im not the type guy to tolerate it. There IS life "after Prince"......and I have enjoyed mine tremendously, thank you very much.

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Nobody is judging your intentions, nor the overall context of the situation.

And, I thought Prince was really ungratious to not attend.

However, if I was the guy, Napoleon complex or not, I wouldn't be terribly thrilled

about an event that I had no part in planning but somehow expected to

attend.

But the 'short' comments factored none of these things in. We simply focused

souly on those comments as they stood. And we never called it deep--just tacky.

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