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Thread started 04/27/16 4:43pm

sqhootie

Any one else feel guilty about watching you tube?

I have watched 2 videos on you tube but I feel guilty. Ugh I don't want to feel guilt. Haha I just confessed.
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Reply #1 posted 04/27/16 4:43pm

DiscoBallz

Fuck no. Prince was absolutely obtuse as shit about that stuff. I love the guy, but nobody's perfect. And in this respect, he was way, way off.

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Reply #2 posted 04/27/16 4:49pm

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I know i should feel guilty but i really do not. I am just listening to so much good prince music that i have not heard in years and I am enjoying it. I know the videos will be taken down eventually so I want to enjoy them for now.

I just need somebody to post "style", "saviour", "my computer", and "Lady Cab Driver" and then my prince marathon will be complete and I can sleep like a baby. smile
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Reply #3 posted 04/27/16 5:12pm

Bighead

No guilt here
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Reply #4 posted 04/27/16 5:18pm

spacedolphin

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Nope

music Don't wanna be an American idiot music
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Reply #5 posted 04/27/16 5:18pm

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Not me. I'm honestly grateful. I was able to do what I've always done when I've had great losses in my life. Totally immerse myself in Prince's music and dance, cry, laugh, sing, scream, reflect on memories and pray until I felt better and okay to go on. The only difference with it being on Youtube was that put it at my fingertips and I didn't have to stumble around an emotional wreck, trying to pull out old harddrives, boxes and crates. shrug

Here's what bothers ME:

Prince died of an overdose of the drug Fentanyl. Of which, it is very highly fucking likely that he never even knew he'd taken.
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Reply #6 posted 04/27/16 5:25pm

DieselsDen

I'd feel guilty if someone else was profitting. But in terms of celebrating his life and sharing his art, the YouTube videos are a godsend.

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Reply #7 posted 04/27/16 5:27pm

UncleGrandpa

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I'm guilty of this, some of the stuff I've already seen and heard but I caught a few lost gems. If someone were to repost the 3RdEyeGirl version of SITWDNC I would gladly pay attention.
Jeux Sans Frontiers
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Reply #8 posted 04/27/16 5:30pm

Giftofmusic

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DiscoBallz said:

Fuck no. Prince was absolutely obtuse as shit about that stuff. I love the guy, but nobody's perfect. And in this respect, he was way, way off.

What he/she said. But would add that for someone so obsessed with counting every bean and employing lawyers to tackle youtube vids, it seems remarkably short sighted not to leave a will unless JW's don't leave a will. ?

'If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, tell the truth today.'

Bruce Lee
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Reply #9 posted 04/27/16 5:48pm

ufoclub

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Aw, just give me the electric chair for all my future crimes. And past crimes.

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Reply #10 posted 04/27/16 5:49pm

artist76

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No guilt.
I was one who never got bootlegs, never got stuff on YouTube, etc (I think there was another orger who felt adamantly about not possessing bootlegs too).
But (this is hard to say) since he's no longer here, I don't think he would consider it any of his business anymore - that's also probably why he might not have left a will, because once you're gone, the things of this world are nothing to you anymore.
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Reply #11 posted 04/27/16 5:55pm

Giftofmusic

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If you feel that way...

It's like skittles. They are bad for you.....but once you taste the rainbow it's surprising how many you can shove in your mouth. smile

'If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, tell the truth today.'

Bruce Lee
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Reply #12 posted 04/27/16 5:59pm

carinemjj

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Nope.
Yeah, I love Graffiti Bridge movie, so what? ''Oooooooooooh Montreal, say it!''
If you can't be nice to someone on the net, you probably ain't worth much talking to in real life either.
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Reply #13 posted 04/27/16 6:01pm

SPYZFAN1

No guilt. Enjoying everything while it's still up there. Nice to see our man get soooooo many hits on the Tube.

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Reply #14 posted 04/27/16 6:04pm

terrig

NO. He's gone. Now everyone will be able to be amazed, fall in love and be inspired to play all the instruments, write all the songs, sing like the angels, give no fcks and maybe someday improve on what he did.

I respected and supported his art as he wanted me to, while he was here. Prince belongs to history now and he will be preserved inperpetuity like this.

PRINCE IS NOW INFINITY.

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Reply #15 posted 04/27/16 6:05pm

meagemini2

sqhootie said:

I have watched 2 videos on you tube but I feel guilty. Ugh I don't want to feel guilt. Haha I just confessed.

I too am walking the fence between wanting to immerse myself with the sights and sounds of a dearly beloved one. And I can fully appreciate both sides of the arguement but.......oh my gosh, listening to him teach band members Purple Rain or watching an interview or something where he

is being silly.....it comforts somehow. Hard to explain. I have never bootlegged or copied anything

of Prince's. I get it. But this, I guess I am guilty as hell ( watching and listening anyway ). Peace and Love.

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Reply #16 posted 04/27/16 6:08pm

vandeluca

Nope. I don't own any bootlegs, etc. If things were available to me I woud have bought it. I love finding tings I had forgotten about, and sharing with casual fans/friends. Not that this matters in the thought process, but we all I am sure we have spent lots on Prince. I don't believe most of us are stealing or profitting from it. No different that if I was watcing a video on MTV. After I am done I turn it off.

I understand his wanting to own his own music, but I never understood the lenghts he went to to hide these videos, etc on the internet.

Anyway, that being said, very sad and miss him and his music LOTS already. I'm disapointed not to be able to share a Prince concert with my daughter. She asked me to go last year, and I didn't take her (she's 12). I said I woiuld take her next time...

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Reply #17 posted 04/27/16 6:09pm

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no, things r different now.

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Reply #18 posted 04/27/16 6:10pm

Identity

No guilt here. The deluge of videos is such that I can't seem to download them fast enough.

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Reply #19 posted 04/27/16 7:02pm

PeteSilas

a little bit, but even moreso for editing in the title little red corvette in a cover that I snuck on. Maybe i should take it off.

Prince.org: With fans like these he didn't need haters.
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Reply #20 posted 04/27/16 9:14pm

sonshine

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Not guilty. I've never owned a bootlegged anything. I paid for all my Prince material fair and square. Which used to really irk me about the videos. Why not let them be up there? I paid my dues. I just wanted to see the videos that went to the songs. His live performances are what set him apart. They are what took me from casual fan to totally falling in love with him. You would have to be dead not to be transformed on some level by his energy and passion and the all out effort and emotion he put into performing. Totally gutted those opportunities are forever lost.
It's a hurtful place, the world, in and of itself. We don't need to add to it. We all need one another. ~ PRN
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Reply #21 posted 04/27/16 9:23pm

FunkiestOne

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No there is no reason to feel guilty. He only didn't want his vids on youtube because he wasn't getting paid for them. That is not a factor now.

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Reply #22 posted 04/27/16 9:27pm

JudasLChrist

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Nope. I didn't feel guilty then, and I certainly don't feel guilty now. People need to see and hear about Prince, and learn about his legacy. Alot of millenials don't have any idea about how good he was.

Someone posted the Purple Rain from the Syacuse 1985 show, and I posted that on FB with explication about what it was, and I floored abunch of my friends. They really were taken aback by it.

Prince has been hiding his legacy. It's arguable as to whether that was ever necessary. It most certainly isn't now.

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Reply #23 posted 04/27/16 9:57pm

PaisleyShark

I haven't watched any youtube videos this week. I think I'm in the minority here, but I'm quite uncomfortable with the extent of youtube rejoicing and Vault speculation currently going on. I can see the arguments for it being a celebration/spreading the greatness of his art and life, etc, but at the same time he passed less than a week ago, and half of the discussion seems to surround ways to get more music that he specifically wanted to control tightly. It's still his art, and it should be treated the way he wanted it to be (or the way a reasonable person would think he would want it, in the absence of instructions). I can't help but feeling its all a bit disrespectful, especially so soon. So, yes, I WOULD feel guilty. Sorry if this sounds harsh.

I think he gave us so much art, that it doesn't sit well with me that people are acting like they (or we) are owed anything.

I'm not innocent of ignoring Prince's wishes, I've got plenty of bootlegs, etc, I just feel less comfortable about ignoring what he wanted now that he's gone - or at least right now I do (I know that's strange). I also acknowledge that what he wanted when he was alive, may not be what he wanted after he was gone, so he might have wanted youtube flooded with videos or the Vault released in its entirety, but we don't know (yet).

Ps I'm pretty sure profits are made through youtube, so I don't think that's a valid argument. I'm fact, it is an objection of many artists that they're seeing little of the profit derived from traffic. How you feel that matters, or not, after an artist dies is another matter.
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Reply #24 posted 04/27/16 10:07pm

rabbutt

Sort of: selfishly, Cing things I haven't seen in years as really helped soften the blow. But i know what prince thought about the subject, and he STRONGLY held that opinion, so to be poo poo his wishes does make me feel guilty
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Reply #25 posted 04/28/16 2:35am

DoItAllNight4U

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Now that I think about it, I sorta do. But hey, I've seen some pretty cool stuff lately. I saw this performance of "Nothing Compares" that I don't ever remember seeing before. Prince looked like Jesus in it with long hair and a purple drape robe and Rosie Gaines was in it too. It's from the Rave era. He looked real good in that era nod

"I was here in the beginning and I'll be here forever more"
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Reply #26 posted 04/28/16 2:57am

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DoItAllNight4U said:

Now that I think about it, I sorta do. But hey, I've seen some pretty cool stuff lately. I saw this performance of "Nothing Compares" that I don't ever remember seeing before. Prince looked like Jesus in it with long hair and a purple drape robe and Rosie Gaines was in it too. It's from the Rave era. He looked real good in that era nod

I believe it's from the Rave Un2 The Year 2000 dvd. Beautiful version!

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Reply #27 posted 04/28/16 3:00am

perfume

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No guilt.
I was one who never got bootlegs, never got stuff on YouTube, etc (I think there was another orger who felt adamantly about not possessing bootlegs too).
But (this is hard to say) since he's no longer here, I don't think he would consider it any of his business anymore - that's also probably why he might not have left a will, because once you're gone, the things of this world are nothing to you anymore.


Exactly how I feel. Thanks for articulating this so perfectly.
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Reply #28 posted 04/28/16 3:04am

NorthC

Not guilty, bad sad that people couldn't enjoy this and give him the praise he deserved when he was still with us.
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Reply #29 posted 04/28/16 3:10am

perfume

Not at all guilty.

I honestly hope that these videos will serve as teaching tools, as well as a clarion call for young 'musicians' and artists: THIS is what a musician does.

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