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Reply #150 posted 04/21/16 11:41pm

nursev

morningsong said:

nursev said:

sad Im glad to see the outpouring of love for Prince though. If he indeed told us not to waste our prayers until a few days...then he knew he was dying eek sad

That's one thought I can't get out of my head. But this outpouring is amazing, from all over the world.

Me either sad I think he knew sad It was lovely to see all the fans in MN and the bridge lit up...beautiful.

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Reply #151 posted 04/21/16 11:43pm

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terrig said:

I am so glad I loved him so hard.

I am so glad I appreciated the fck out of every scream, solo, classic, b-side, bootleg, marginal release, questionable protege, and last minute concert.

I am go glad I never wavered in my love, and I kept the faith. I am so glad for every show after party encounter large and small.

I loved Prince unconditionally. He made me believe in God.

I am never going to find or have that joy or that thrill again. I was changed when he came into my life and I am changed as he leaves it.

I don't know how to face tomorrow in a Prince-less world. I am afraid to go to sleep. I'm 52 - THIS WASNT SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN -

My eyes are all swollen and I keep bursting into tears. It keeps getting worse by the hour.

Im sorry if I'm not making sense. Im so so sad.


You make 100% perfect sense and I want to shout out everything you just said! Ditto, 1 thousand percent!
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Reply #152 posted 04/21/16 11:44pm

nursev

Pokeno4Money said:

nursev said:

Glad to hear that some of them said something and it will be intersting to see what they say as days go by.


Jimmy Jam gave a lengthy interview on CNN, it's worth watching.



Apollonia is on her way to Paisley, looking for answers.

I simply cannot believe this happened. Now I know why I inexplicably chose to wear my purple longsleeve shirt to work yesterday morning, as I almost never wear longsleeve shirts.

Baby, you promised me U'd never leave
Then you died on the 21st day of April

Your father said it was pneumonia
Your mother said it was stress
But the doctor said you were dead
I say it's senseless
As long as I can hear you smiling, baby
You won't hear my tears



eek People think soemthing sinister has happened sad I see not only Apple but Sheila E too eek Im sure they have cameras in paisley park....but do I really wanna know sad

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Reply #153 posted 04/21/16 11:44pm

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morningsong said:

nursev said:

sad Im glad to see the outpouring of love for Prince though. If he indeed told us not to waste our prayers until a few days...then he knew he was dying eek sad

That's one thought I can't get out of my head. But this outpouring is amazing, from all over the world.

The Piano and Microphone tour had me wondering. Prince opening up and telling personal stories about his life seemed off. Then the memoir really was something he wouldn't do. It all seemed like someone who was coming to terms with his life. Maybe its just a coincidence, but all of that had me thinking if Prince was ill. I didn't want to post anything here because it wasn't appropriate, but now a month later he's gone.

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Reply #154 posted 04/21/16 11:46pm

Visionnaire

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Reply #155 posted 04/21/16 11:47pm

nursev

lrn36 said:

morningsong said:

nursev said: [/b] That's one thought I can't get out of my head. But this outpouring is amazing, from all over the world.

The Piano and Microphone tour had me wondering. Prince opening up and telling personal stories about his life seemed off. Then the memoir really was something he wouldn't do. It all seemed like someone who was coming to terms with his life. Maybe its just a coincidence, but all of that had me thinking if Prince was ill. I didn't want to post anything here because it wasn't appropriate, but now a month later he's gone.

The memoir is what got me too eek it really was like he knew sad they say he just has 50 pages so he just started writing it too sad

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Reply #156 posted 04/21/16 11:48pm

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Completely heart broken. I'm seriously upset about this. In shock. I saw him play a few weeks ago. I've seen Prince play 20-25 times over the last 30 years all over the world, including just a few weeks ago. I met him once, his music has been the soundtrack to my life. I'm devastated. This day has come way too soon.


I thought this day would be many years from now. I thought we would see him grow into an old man.

It's too soon, I feel like part of me died today. The world won't ever have a musical force of nature like him again. Those 3 recent shows we saw in Sydney have taken on a whole new light now.
He was supposedly so healthy, but I always worried about his staying up all night and constant working and diet, he looks frail often and I guess his immune system wasn't strong enough. In any case, today I feel despair and loss like a friend or a loved one has been lost. Now we only have the memories and recordings. Devestated.

[Edited 4/21/16 23:50pm]

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The feeling you get when...

(you squeeze your balls?) no that's not it...
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Reply #157 posted 04/21/16 11:48pm

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Devastating news. Like he did for millions of others, Prince provided the soundtrack to my life.
"Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge"" ~ Isaac Asimov
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Reply #158 posted 04/21/16 11:50pm

jonnymon

If the blind item rumors are true then we have a whole new reason to hate Larry Graham. The news of his death is heartbreaking. Whether or not it was AIDS is secondary and irrelevant. The idea that his close friends in his religion convinced him to cease his medication by telling him he was cured by God is maddening. I pray it is not true. I do not want my grief turned in to anger.
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Reply #159 posted 04/21/16 11:50pm

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Picture from Paisley this past weekend? I'm sure I'm projecting in retrospect but he just looks so frail and sad.

I'm truly touched by the outpouring of love and respect from around the world; from young and old and every walk of lfe. I just hope Prince realised how much joy he brought to us while he was still here.

Heartbroken. bheart

[Edited 4/21/16 23:51pm]

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Reply #160 posted 04/21/16 11:51pm

Dauphin

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Thank you to Ben and crew for getting the site back up.

I am wrecked.
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

Still it's nice to know, when our bodies wear out, we can get another

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Reply #161 posted 04/21/16 11:52pm

nursev

jonnymon said:

If the blind item rumors are true then we have a whole new reason to hate Larry Graham. The news of his death is heartbreaking. Whether or not it was AIDS is secondary and irrelevant. The idea that his close friends in his religion convinced him to cease his medication by telling him he was cured by God is maddening. I pray it is not true. I do not want my grief turned in to anger.

sad

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Reply #162 posted 04/21/16 11:52pm

ConsciousConta
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Thank you Prince.

I love you.

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Reply #163 posted 04/21/16 11:54pm

Pentacle

On an ironic side note: the biggest Dutch prime time talkshow

wanted to honor Prince by playing his music, but of course there is [was] nothing

on YouTube, and apparently no-one of the staff had a Tidal subscription...

Took them 40 minutes to locate the Superbowl performance. Really too bad.

Stop the Prince Apologists ™
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Reply #164 posted 04/21/16 11:56pm

free2bfreeda

i loved his music

i loved his spirit

i loved his genius

i loved his beautiful maleness

i loved loving the person he was/is

i will miss his soul within our musical realm

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thank you prince rogers nelson for ur love of music and ur love in sharing ur gift with the many and the few.

when i look up at the stars 2nite and from now on i will have faith that you have taken your place among heaven's starry funk, rock, classic r&b and pop orchestral celestial band.

pray be free of pain, thank u once again. u will be missed my giant mega-talented man. (respectfully)

[Edited 4/22/16 0:48am]

“Transracial is a term that has long since been defined as the adoption of a child that is of a different race than the adoptive parents,” : https://thinkprogress.org...fb6e18544a
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Reply #165 posted 04/21/16 11:57pm

Rebeljuice

I have no words.

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Reply #166 posted 04/21/16 11:57pm

TrivialPursuit

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lrn36 said:

morningsong said:

nursev said: [/b] That's one thought I can't get out of my head. But this outpouring is amazing, from all over the world.

The Piano and Microphone tour had me wondering. Prince opening up and telling personal stories about his life seemed off. Then the memoir really was something he wouldn't do. It all seemed like someone who was coming to terms with his life. Maybe its just a coincidence, but all of that had me thinking if Prince was ill. I didn't want to post anything here because it wasn't appropriate, but now a month later he's gone.

It's not off. The best thing about Prince was that he did things no one thought he would/should do. He's 57. There comes a time when you start to reflect. He's not selling records (I mean, who is), and he's doing a greatest hits show basically, while still stellar as a live artist. A book wasn't outside of his realm of things to do - it just had to be the right time. And whether he believes in time or not, he's lived 10 lifetimes in 57 years, so why not sit down and start writing?

Prince has cleared up little stories here and there about songs he wrote or whatever over the years. More prevelant once NPGMC started, and he'd put out little blurbs about this song or that, and clean up a long standing rumor. To do that in a concert setting seems like a natural progression if you think about it. We all know a lot about Prince, but the stories he told at those shows, and the ones we'll never hear, coming straight from him mouth are golden. Rumors be damned.

This experience will cover courtship, sex, commitment, fetishes, loneliness, vindication, love, and hate.
http://bit.ly/1D3FG2U
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Reply #167 posted 04/22/16 12:02am

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San Francisco City Hall Illuminated Purple in Memory of Prince

http://www.sfgate.com/mus...294817.php
Cant believe my purple psychedelic pimp slap pimp2

And I descend from grace, In arms of undertow
I will take my place, In the great below
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Reply #168 posted 04/22/16 12:02am

lrn36

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funkylust said:

Completely heart broken. I'm seriously upset about this. In shock. I saw him play a few weeks ago. I've seen Prince play 20-25 times over the last 30 years all over the world, including just a few weeks ago. I met him once, his music has been the soundtrack to my life. I'm devastated. This day has come way too soon.


I thought this day would be many years from now. I thought we would see him grow into an old man.

It's too soon, I feel like part of me died today. The world won't ever have a musical force of nature like him again. Those 3 recent shows we saw in Sydney have taken on a whole new light now.
He was supposedly so healthy, but I always worried about his staying up all night and constant working and diet, he looks frail often and I guess his immune system wasn't strong enough. In any case, today I feel despair and loss like a friend or a loved one has been lost. Now we only have the memories and recordings. Devestated.

[Edited 4/21/16 23:50pm]

I don't think Prince had a decent night's sleep through the whole 80s. He practically bragged that he only got 3 hours sleep a day.

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Reply #169 posted 04/22/16 12:04am

morningsong

nursev said:



lrn36 said:




morningsong said:


nursev said: [/b] That's one thought I can't get out of my head. But this outpouring is amazing, from all over the world.

The Piano and Microphone tour had me wondering. Prince opening up and telling personal stories about his life seemed off. Then the memoir really was something he wouldn't do. It all seemed like someone who was coming to terms with his life. Maybe its just a coincidence, but all of that had me thinking if Prince was ill. I didn't want to post anything here because it wasn't appropriate, but now a month later he's gone.




The memoir is what got me too eek it really was like he knew sad they say he just has 50 pages so he just started writing it too sad


Yeah that was suspect. All I can keep saying is IF true he was doing what he loved to do and wasn't strapped down somewhere.
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Reply #170 posted 04/22/16 12:06am

yellowday

I have always hoped to die in Prince's concert, because this way I would have died in heaven. I hoped this party would go on for some more time, but parties aren't meant to last.
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Reply #171 posted 04/22/16 12:06am

nursev

FragileUndertow said:

San Francisco City Hall Illuminated Purple in Memory of Prince [img:$uid]http://ww2.hdnux.com/photos/45/53/35/9877325/5/920x920.jpg[/img:$uid] http://www.sfgate.com/mus...294817.php

love it

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Reply #172 posted 04/22/16 12:07am

Bluu

Not fully ready to talk yet. A part of me died on 4/21 and I'm still reeling from the blow. Just wanted to tell all the orgers and Ben that I love you all today. In case you needed to read it.

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Cannot put into words how utterly heartbroken I am. All I can do is allow myself to grieve.

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heart U always Prince. You were so much more than your music. You were/are family. I love you.

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Reply #173 posted 04/22/16 12:07am

lrn36

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TrivialPursuit said:

lrn36 said:

The Piano and Microphone tour had me wondering. Prince opening up and telling personal stories about his life seemed off. Then the memoir really was something he wouldn't do. It all seemed like someone who was coming to terms with his life. Maybe its just a coincidence, but all of that had me thinking if Prince was ill. I didn't want to post anything here because it wasn't appropriate, but now a month later he's gone.

It's not off. The best thing about Prince was that he did things no one thought he would/should do. He's 57. There comes a time when you start to reflect. He's not selling records (I mean, who is), and he's doing a greatest hits show basically, while still stellar as a live artist. A book wasn't outside of his realm of things to do - it just had to be the right time. And whether he believes in time or not, he's lived 10 lifetimes in 57 years, so why not sit down and start writing?

Prince has cleared up little stories here and there about songs he wrote or whatever over the years. More prevelant once NPGMC started, and he'd put out little blurbs about this song or that, and clean up a long standing rumor. To do that in a concert setting seems like a natural progression if you think about it. We all know a lot about Prince, but the stories he told at those shows, and the ones we'll never hear, coming straight from him mouth are golden. Rumors be damned.

True. But the three things Prince has always been consistent about is his music, his privacy and his desire not to look back.

[Edited 4/22/16 0:07am]

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Reply #174 posted 04/22/16 12:07am

morningsong

TrivialPursuit said:



lrn36 said:




morningsong said:


nursev said: [/b] That's one thought I can't get out of my head. But this outpouring is amazing, from all over the world.

The Piano and Microphone tour had me wondering. Prince opening up and telling personal stories about his life seemed off. Then the memoir really was something he wouldn't do. It all seemed like someone who was coming to terms with his life. Maybe its just a coincidence, but all of that had me thinking if Prince was ill. I didn't want to post anything here because it wasn't appropriate, but now a month later he's gone.




It's not off. The best thing about Prince was that he did things no one thought he would/should do. He's 57. There comes a time when you start to reflect. He's not selling records (I mean, who is), and he's doing a greatest hits show basically, while still stellar as a live artist. A book wasn't outside of his realm of things to do - it just had to be the right time. And whether he believes in time or not, he's lived 10 lifetimes in 57 years, so why not sit down and start writing?



Prince has cleared up little stories here and there about songs he wrote or whatever over the years. More prevelant once NPGMC started, and he'd put out little blurbs about this song or that, and clean up a long standing rumor. To do that in a concert setting seems like a natural progression if you think about it. We all know a lot about Prince, but the stories he told at those shows, and the ones we'll never hear, coming straight from him mouth are golden. Rumors be damned.


There's this too
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Reply #175 posted 04/22/16 12:08am

peri1025

So incredibly saddened by this loss. Part of me feels like he know he was dying. Sigh. Looking back at the tweets, the concerts and the memoir. Idk. I'm sitting here watching him perform Purple Rain in the movie and balling my eyes out. Prince was more than just a musician. He was a friend and so intricately important to my family, a family of diehard Prince fans. I feel so fortunate to have been able to see him live twice at the Forum in 2011. Gone way too soon. Rest in Peace, Prince. As Mayte stated, you're with your son now. sad

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Reply #176 posted 04/22/16 12:08am

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My happy memories of Prince: He played a concert in my hometown in 2002 which was too expensive for me to go to. It was about $130 and I was just too broke to go. But I heard about the afterparty at another location from a friend in the newspaper business. $30 cash that was to go to charity. I borrowed the $30 and stood in line from 10p to midnight, then we were let in and stood until 1a. My legs and feet were getting tired, but all tiredness left me when the Purple Yoda hit the stage. He immediately launched into a cover of a Led Zeppelin tune, which surprised me becasue here was a devoted Jehovah's Witness playing a song by the arguably satanic Jimmy Page and Company. Also startling was the highness of his voice. He could hit notes that Robert Plant could only dream about. I checked out his favourite Hohner Telecaster and saw that the long chain around his neck with the NPG logo on it was constantly hitting the top of his guitar. I thought that must have been really distracting, and admired his skills all the more. I was six feet away from him, and while I was much taller than him, he appeared to be a giant. So exciting to watch, so skilled, so funny between songs, such genius to be in the presence of. Everyone in the room knew it was special. A dude at the back brought his trumpet and was invited up to the stage to play with the horn section. He finished with a chant of "It Ain't Ovah" which the whole crowd got right into, then he teased us with saying "But I gots to go!" Then he did go. We all screamed for a very long time for him to come back, but the tour bus rolled. A guy I knew recorded the set with a tape recorder his had in his baggy pants, and while the sound was pretty muffled, he made some nice coin on selling the CD he made out of it.

Second time was a proper concert in about 2010. He had the big Love Symbol stage, and again I thought I would watch from the cheap seats, but my seat was upgraded to a wonderful position just over the drums in the cirlce of the Love Symbol. He worked that huge stage like a star. Everyone got to see him from every angle. Andy Allo was with him and they held hands and ran around the stage. At one point Prince got an erection, which the cameraman caught and flashed a huge bulge on the big screen for everyone to see. Massive applause. I'm not gay, but it was a beautiful, funny moment. A very honest, free moment when Prince let us know he was happy to see us. The house lights went up several times to reveal about 1500 people all out of their seats and minds just dancing! It was amazing! He played Purple Rain at the end, a very long version, then he went under the stage and came out right under me to exit. I got a good look at his face and he was beaming and clutching Andy Allo, who was also beaming. That was magic I'll never forget. Love to Prince, his family and all his fans and especially the org at this difficult time. Remember when you saw him.

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Reply #177 posted 04/22/16 12:10am

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So long my friend I will miss you but your spirit you are enteral
You CANNOT use the name of God, or religion, to justify acts of violence, to hurt, to hate, to discriminate- Madonna
authentic power is service- Pope Francis
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Reply #178 posted 04/22/16 12:10am

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I have so many questions around his death, but at the same time, it doesn't even matter. He's gone and that's all there is. My heart is beyond broken. I can't bring myself to listen to any of the music. I never took him being a LIVING legend for granted... I appreciated him in life and now in death. Thank you Prince for changing my life, making me a better artist, being there when I was lonely, and teaching me how to love myself. Thank you for the music.

How'm I gonna fill this empty room...
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Reply #179 posted 04/22/16 12:11am

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Here's wendy and lisa's tweet, which made me cry:

I can't let this news land.

Not yet

Tonight I will sleep and Dream I hope I see you there. Please tell me your alright.

I love you

[Edited 4/22/16 0:11am]

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