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Purple Reign Conference planned for May 2017 at Salford University, UK

https://fanstudies.org/20...of-prince/

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CFP: ​“Purple Reign: An interdisciplinary conference on the life and legacy of Prince”

By Bethan

An international conference hosted by The School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, UK and the Department of Recording Industry, Middle Tennessee State University, USA. 24th- – 26th May 2017, Media City UK, University of Salford, UK.

Convenors:

Dr Mike Alleyne, Dept of Recording Industry, College of Media & Entertainment, Middle Tennessee State University

Dr Kirsty Fairclough, School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, UK

Tim France, School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, UK

Proposals are invited for a two-day international conference on the life and legacy of Prince.

This conference aims to provide fresh perspectives on the creative and commercial dimensions of Prince’s career, re-examining the meanings of his work in the context of his unexpected death.

It seeks to address the issue of Prince’s significant influence and lasting appeal from a number of multi-disciplinary perspectives. We welcome proposals from scholars in the fields of popular music studies, sound studies, gender studies, cultural studies, television studies, celebrity studies, film studies, visual arts, performance studies, digital and social media and related disciplines.

The conference presents a timely consideration of the cultural impact, iconic status of Prince and his global legacies across many media platforms. It will examine all aspects of his creative output and the ways in which it intersects with video, performance, literature, theatre, film, digital cultures, design and fashion.

Single and panel proposals are invited on, but are not limited to, the following:

Prince as musician.
Prince as songwriter.
Prince and fandom.
Prince and racial representations.
Prince, feminism and gender relations.
Prince on film.
Prince as actor.
Prince and performance style.
Prince’s music videos.
Prince and fashion.
Prince as star/celebrity.
Prince’s death.
Prince and media representations.
Prince as enigma.

Submission guidelines:

Deadline for abstracts: 31st January, 2017

Panel proposals should consist of a 500word abstract plus a 100word biography from each participant. Proposals should be sent to: purplereignconference@gmail.com

Individual submissions should consist of 300 word abstracts plus a 100word biography and should be sent to:
purplereignconference@gmail.com'

Thoughts guys? I'll probably head down to that. It sounds pretty interesting.

Think I might write a proposal for this, I did spend the last 3 years at University studying Illustration and spent the majority of that time drawing Prince, harassing tutors who have seen Prince and submitting coursework that subtly hinted to P in one way or another. AND I'm in the area! My time to shine has come falloff I kid.

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Reply #1 posted 11/24/16 6:55am

Dibblekins

Angelsoncrack said:

https://fanstudies.org/20...of-prince/

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CFP: ​“Purple Reign: An interdisciplinary conference on the life and legacy of Prince”

By Bethan

An international conference hosted by The School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, UK and the Department of Recording Industry, Middle Tennessee State University, USA. 24th- – 26th May 2017, Media City UK, University of Salford, UK.

Convenors:

Dr Mike Alleyne, Dept of Recording Industry, College of Media & Entertainment, Middle Tennessee State University

Dr Kirsty Fairclough, School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, UK

Tim France, School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, UK

Proposals are invited for a two-day international conference on the life and legacy of Prince.

This conference aims to provide fresh perspectives on the creative and commercial dimensions of Prince’s career, re-examining the meanings of his work in the context of his unexpected death.

It seeks to address the issue of Prince’s significant influence and lasting appeal from a number of multi-disciplinary perspectives. We welcome proposals from scholars in the fields of popular music studies, sound studies, gender studies, cultural studies, television studies, celebrity studies, film studies, visual arts, performance studies, digital and social media and related disciplines.

The conference presents a timely consideration of the cultural impact, iconic status of Prince and his global legacies across many media platforms. It will examine all aspects of his creative output and the ways in which it intersects with video, performance, literature, theatre, film, digital cultures, design and fashion.

Single and panel proposals are invited on, but are not limited to, the following:

Prince as musician.
Prince as songwriter.
Prince and fandom.
Prince and racial representations.
Prince, feminism and gender relations.
Prince on film.
Prince as actor.
Prince and performance style.
Prince’s music videos.
Prince and fashion.
Prince as star/celebrity.
Prince’s death.
Prince and media representations.
Prince as enigma.

Submission guidelines:

Deadline for abstracts: 31st January, 2017

Panel proposals should consist of a 500word abstract plus a 100word biography from each participant. Proposals should be sent to: purplereignconference@gmail.com

Individual submissions should consist of 300 word abstracts plus a 100word biography and should be sent to:
purplereignconference@gmail.com'

Thoughts guys? I'll probably head down to that. It sounds pretty interesting.

Think I might write a proposal for this, I did spend the last 3 years at University studying Illustration and spent the majority of that time drawing Prince, harassing tutors who have seen Prince and submitting coursework that subtly hinted to P in one way or another. AND I'm in the area! My time to shine has come falloff I kid.



I'm not far either - count me in! Not sure I'm up for submitting a proposal - but I would love to attend! How do we sign up?

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Reply #2 posted 11/24/16 6:59am

MD431Madcat

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Sounds cool but who the hell knows anything about FUNK in Salford?!?!?!

i think they'd be better suited talking about what they know.

FOOTBALL !

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Reply #3 posted 11/24/16 9:28am

antonb

IT sounds amazing. And i find it strangely moving! What a impact Prince had, and still have, in the future.

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Reply #4 posted 11/24/16 10:11am

spookEElectric

MD431Madcat said:

Sounds cool but who the hell knows anything about FUNK in Salford?!?!?!


i think they'd be better suited talking about what they know.


FOOTBALL !



I'm from Salford, we have rich music history thanks.
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Reply #5 posted 11/24/16 10:31am

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Dibblekins said:

Angelsoncrack said:

https://fanstudies.org/20...of-prince/

'

CFP: ​“Purple Reign: An interdisciplinary conference on the life and legacy of Prince”

By Bethan

An international conference hosted by The School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, UK and the Department of Recording Industry, Middle Tennessee State University, USA. 24th- – 26th May 2017, Media City UK, University of Salford, UK.

Convenors:

Dr Mike Alleyne, Dept of Recording Industry, College of Media & Entertainment, Middle Tennessee State University

Dr Kirsty Fairclough, School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, UK

Tim France, School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, UK

Proposals are invited for a two-day international conference on the life and legacy of Prince.

This conference aims to provide fresh perspectives on the creative and commercial dimensions of Prince’s career, re-examining the meanings of his work in the context of his unexpected death.

It seeks to address the issue of Prince’s significant influence and lasting appeal from a number of multi-disciplinary perspectives. We welcome proposals from scholars in the fields of popular music studies, sound studies, gender studies, cultural studies, television studies, celebrity studies, film studies, visual arts, performance studies, digital and social media and related disciplines.

The conference presents a timely consideration of the cultural impact, iconic status of Prince and his global legacies across many media platforms. It will examine all aspects of his creative output and the ways in which it intersects with video, performance, literature, theatre, film, digital cultures, design and fashion.

Single and panel proposals are invited on, but are not limited to, the following:

Prince as musician.
Prince as songwriter.
Prince and fandom.
Prince and racial representations.
Prince, feminism and gender relations.
Prince on film.
Prince as actor.
Prince and performance style.
Prince’s music videos.
Prince and fashion.
Prince as star/celebrity.
Prince’s death.
Prince and media representations.
Prince as enigma.

Submission guidelines:

Deadline for abstracts: 31st January, 2017

Panel proposals should consist of a 500word abstract plus a 100word biography from each participant. Proposals should be sent to: purplereignconference@gmail.com

Individual submissions should consist of 300 word abstracts plus a 100word biography and should be sent to:
purplereignconference@gmail.com'

Thoughts guys? I'll probably head down to that. It sounds pretty interesting.

Think I might write a proposal for this, I did spend the last 3 years at University studying Illustration and spent the majority of that time drawing Prince, harassing tutors who have seen Prince and submitting coursework that subtly hinted to P in one way or another. AND I'm in the area! My time to shine has come falloff I kid.



I'm not far either - count me in! Not sure I'm up for submitting a proposal - but I would love to attend! How do we sign up?


Same here. I'm only 20 or so miles down the road from Salford. Sounds well worth a look. smile

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Reply #6 posted 11/24/16 1:56pm

phatphuk





Somebody should try to talk them into filming that and uploading it to YouTube — for us colonists across the pond.







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Reply #7 posted 11/24/16 2:04pm

Dibblekins

Not sure how to register for this - do we email the organisers, I wonder? Anyone got any ideas? OP?

Also, should we carry a purple tulip or something, to signify that we're Orgers??? biggrin

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Reply #8 posted 11/24/16 4:20pm

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Are any orgers here that are scholars that would be interested in presenting for this? I wish I could but I think you have to be like a University lecturer type-level to even think about submitting a proposal for this, I'm nowhere near qualified and would probably be out of my depth anyway. Because I fear that this may turn into just a bunch of intelectuals who don't actually reeeally know THAT much about Prince waffling on about stuff they don't really know that much about? Sorry, my scorn for certain areas of academia is showing.

So it would be great if you know -actual- fans were involved in giving talks about the man himself rather than pompous tutors.

✿Prince and lawsuits. Still a better love-story than Twilight. ✿

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Reply #9 posted 11/24/16 4:31pm

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If you go thinking about what you can bring and treat everyone with respect you could be very effective.
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Reply #10 posted 11/24/16 4:33pm

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Name one thing that's Original and has FUNK/Soul in it in Salford Please...

Take your time.. wink

spookEElectric said:

MD431Madcat said:

Sounds cool but who the hell knows anything about FUNK in Salford?!?!?!

i think they'd be better suited talking about what they know.

FOOTBALL !

I'm from Salford, we have rich music history thanks.

[Edited 11/24/16 16:38pm]

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Reply #11 posted 11/24/16 6:04pm

phatphuk



MD431Madcat said:

Name one thing that's Original and has FUNK/Soul in it in Salford Please...

Take your time.. wink

spookEElectric said:

MD431Madcat said:

Sounds cool but who the hell knows anything about FUNK in Salford?!?!?!

i think they'd be better suited talking about what they know.

FOOTBALL !

I'm from Salford, we have rich music history thanks.





I'm not from Salford. I'm from the States.



But I am renown in certain circles here, for being an Anglo-Phile when it comes to Post-Punk British bands of the 80s and 90s.



Aren't New Order/Joy Division from Salford? Blue Monday was pretty funky. So much so, that it inspired Afrika Bambaataa's only hit.



What about Shaun Ryder from Happy Mondays — of Step On fame? That track had significant MTV rotation in the States.



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    “Sometimes People Don't Want To Hear The Truth Because They Don't Want Their Illusions Destroyed” — Friedrich Nietzsche 
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Reply #12 posted 11/24/16 6:19pm

Dibblekins

Angelsoncrack said:

Are any orgers here that are scholars that would be interested in presenting for this? I wish I could but I think you have to be like a University lecturer type-level to even think about submitting a proposal for this, I'm nowhere near qualified and would probably be out of my depth anyway. Because I fear that this may turn into just a bunch of intelectuals who don't actually reeeally know THAT much about Prince waffling on about stuff they don't really know that much about? Sorry, my scorn for certain areas of academia is showing.

So it would be great if you know -actual- fans were involved in giving talks about the man himself rather than pompous tutors.



I'd love to do it, especially the gender / feminist aspect (that's probably the closest to my own area of study) but, truly, I wouldn't feel confident enough in my Prince knowledge to submit a proposal - mainly because I KNOW there would be die-hards like you in the audience, so the Q&A sessions at the end would be terrifying! biggrin

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Reply #13 posted 11/24/16 7:57pm

bashraka

For once can Toure not be on a Panel about Prince. I would love to see other people offer their takes about Prince that is actually knowledgable and not presumptive.

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Reply #14 posted 11/24/16 9:20pm

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Dibblekins said:

Not sure how to register for this - do we email the organisers, I wonder? Anyone got any ideas? OP?

Also, should we carry a purple tulip or something, to signify that we're Orgers??? biggrin

D:

Registration probably won't be up until February or March - once the selections have been made from the submitted proposals. Keep your eye on the link included above.

And for those not familiar with academic conferences of this type, it will be 20-minute papers, most likely read verbatim (in order to keep on schedule). The quality will be much higher than Touré's "I took a course in cultural theory as an undergrad, and I'll be flogging that horse for the rest of my life" panel presentations. For sure. Some presenters will be fans, others won't.

There is also a conference in Minneapolis in 2018. I don't think an official advertisement has gone out for it yet. It was proposed at the beginning of 2016 to coincide with Prince's 60th birthday year.

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Reply #15 posted 11/25/16 4:38am

Dibblekins

LittleProfessor said:

Dibblekins said:

Not sure how to register for this - do we email the organisers, I wonder? Anyone got any ideas? OP?

Also, should we carry a purple tulip or something, to signify that we're Orgers??? biggrin

D:

Registration probably won't be up until February or March - once the selections have been made from the submitted proposals. Keep your eye on the link included above.

And for those not familiar with academic conferences of this type, it will be 20-minute papers, most likely read verbatim (in order to keep on schedule). The quality will be much higher than Touré's "I took a course in cultural theory as an undergrad, and I'll be flogging that horse for the rest of my life" panel presentations. For sure. Some presenters will be fans, others won't.

There is also a conference in Minneapolis in 2018. I don't think an official advertisement has gone out for it yet. It was proposed at the beginning of 2016 to coincide with Prince's 60th birthday year.


Thanks, Little Pro. I have posted the link to my FB page and to my own email / calendar. I'm determined to go! I'm sure it'll be fascinating - and meeting other P enthusiasts is bound to be fun!

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Reply #16 posted 11/25/16 4:51am

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New Order/Joy Division = Funky to you?


Not to me..

and the question wasn't about an 'un-funky' music scene

that was happening 30 years ago.

im talking about Today.

phatphuk said:



MD431Madcat said:

Name one thing that's Original and has FUNK/Soul in it in Salford Please...

Take your time.. wink

spookEElectric said:

MD431Madcat said:

Sounds cool but who the hell knows anything about FUNK in Salford?!?!?!

i think they'd be better suited talking about what they know.

FOOTBALL !

I'm from Salford, we have rich music history thanks.





I'm not from Salford. I'm from the States.



But I am renown in certain circles here, for being an Anglo-Phile when it comes to Post-Punk British bands of the 80s and 90s.



Aren't New Order/Joy Division from Salford? Blue Monday was pretty funky. So much so, that it inspired Afrika Bambaataa's only hit.



What about Shaun Ryder from Happy Mondays — of Step On fame? That track had significant MTV rotation in the States.



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[Edited 11/25/16 4:52am]

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Reply #17 posted 11/25/16 9:07am

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Dibblekins said:

Angelsoncrack said:

Are any orgers here that are scholars that would be interested in presenting for this? I wish I could but I think you have to be like a University lecturer type-level to even think about submitting a proposal for this, I'm nowhere near qualified and would probably be out of my depth anyway. Because I fear that this may turn into just a bunch of intelectuals who don't actually reeeally know THAT much about Prince waffling on about stuff they don't really know that much about? Sorry, my scorn for certain areas of academia is showing.

So it would be great if you know -actual- fans were involved in giving talks about the man himself rather than pompous tutors.



I'd love to do it, especially the gender / feminist aspect (that's probably the closest to my own area of study) but, truly, I wouldn't feel confident enough in my Prince knowledge to submit a proposal - mainly because I KNOW there would be die-hards like you in the audience, so the Q&A sessions at the end would be terrifying! biggrin

Yeah, I'd really like to talk about his album art and stuff but I honestly don't know what I'd say really. I'd probably have to do it in collaboration with someone else, more qualified/older, but I'd love to.


MD431Madcat said:

New Order/Joy Division = Funky to you?

Not to me..

and the question wasn't about an 'un-funky' music scene

that was happening 30 years ago.

im talking about Today.

[Edited 11/25/16 4:52am]


Not sure what you're actually getting at, but as an actual person living in the Greater Manchester area, take it from me- our music scene is still very alive and thriving. Do not try to discredit my city's musical history because we've been more influential than you probably know of.

✿Prince and lawsuits. Still a better love-story than Twilight. ✿

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Reply #18 posted 11/25/16 10:13am

phatphuk



LittleProfessor said:

D:

Registration probably won't be up until February or March - once the selections have been made from the submitted proposals. Keep your eye on the link included above.

And for those not familiar with academic conferences of this type, it will be 20-minute papers, most likely read verbatim (in order to keep on schedule). The quality will be much higher than Touré's "I took a course in cultural theory as an undergrad, and I'll be flogging that horse for the rest of my life" panel presentations. For sure. Some presenters will be fans, others won't.

There is also a conference in Minneapolis in 2018. I don't think an official advertisement has gone out for it yet. It was proposed at the beginning of 2016 to coincide with Prince's 60th birthday year.



I volunteer this guy





















…since he's already right there in Jolly Ol' England.



He wrote an academic paper titled, "The Personality Cult of Prince: Purple Rain, Sex and the Sacred, and the Implicit Religion Surrounding a Popular Icon"



Everybody knows everybody else over there. Right? Somebody should give'm an ol' tinkle ; د )





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Reply #19 posted 11/25/16 1:22pm

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Wow! I've already submitted my proposal, but I'm not sure if I have a chance. I'm doing my Master's atm, no post-doc or professorship under my belt. Anyways, it's related to gender and race, I'm in a polygamous marriage with the two biggrin

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Reply #20 posted 11/25/16 2:54pm

Dibblekins

FullLipsDotNose said:

Wow! I've already submitted my proposal, but I'm not sure if I have a chance. I'm doing my Master's atm, no post-doc or professorship under my belt. Anyways, it's related to gender and race, I'm in a polygamous marriage with the two biggrin


How exciting! I hope you get accepted, and we can see you in action!

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Reply #21 posted 11/25/16 7:29pm

ForeverPaisley

omg excited I might actually BE in the UK for May 2017!! If so, this is SO happening! headbang

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Reply #22 posted 11/26/16 9:47am

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Who are the folks who make the selections from the entries?

By name?

Thx.

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Your soul-less city is full of wannabe musicians that play COVER TUNES in pubs.. hen doo's (wedding parties) and other similar FUCTIONS for Drunk football fans!

if Prince or anyone else 'WITH SOUL' came from Northern england they'd never get anywhere!

of course unless they relocated to London or something..

at least then they 'Might' stumble upon an original idea...

AGAIN...

Name one thing that's Original and has FUNK/Soul in it in Salford/Manchester Please...

Take your time..

Angelsoncrack said:

Dibblekins said:

[Edited 11/25/16 4:52am]


Not sure what you're actually getting at, but as an actual person living in the Greater Manchester area, take it from me- our music scene is still very alive and thriving. Do not try to discredit my city's musical history because we've been more influential than you probably know of.

[Edited 11/26/16 17:47pm]

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Reply #24 posted 11/26/16 6:34pm

Dibblekins

Curious as to why Madcat seems to despise Northern England so much..?

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Reply #25 posted 11/26/16 7:51pm

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lol

Dibblekins said:

Curious as to why Madcat seems to despise Northern England so much..?

[Edited 11/26/16 20:13pm]

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Reply #26 posted 11/26/16 8:13pm

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Actually i LOVE this man,

He's from North East Lincolnshire..


He's one of the BADDEST MOFO's ever!

note:

He found fame and fortune and lived and worked in London, New York and L.A.


Dibblekins said:

Curious as to why Madcat seems to despise Northern England so much..?

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Reply #27 posted 11/26/16 8:13pm

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I truly hope Tennessee University brings it home. I would attend in a heartbeat.

Welcome home class. We've come a long way. - RIP Prince
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Reply #28 posted 11/27/16 5:22am

Angelsoncrack

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MD431Madcat said:

Your soul-less city is full of wannabe musicians that play COVER TUNES in pubs.. hen doo's (wedding parties) and other similar FUCTIONS for Drunk football fans!

if Prince or anyone else 'WITH SOUL' came from Northern england they'd never get anywhere!

of course unless they relocated to London or something..

at least then they 'Might' stumble upon an original idea...

AGAIN...

Name one thing that's Original and has FUNK/Soul in it in Salford/Manchester Please...

Take your time..

Angelsoncrack said:

Not sure what you're actually getting at, but as an actual person living in the Greater Manchester area, take it from me- our music scene is still very alive and thriving. Do not try to discredit my city's musical history because we've been more influential than you probably know of.

[Edited 11/26/16 17:47pm]

https://en.wikipedia.org/...Manchester

Manchester is not known for funk or soul specifically, so I honestly don't get your point for targeting that genre specifically. But it DOES have a musical history that prevails and influences to this day. As for being original, Tony Wilson put that one best- 'This is Manchester. We do things differently here'.

Honestly I don't get what you even have against Manchester. Have you even ever been? You seem to have us all down as football yob twats. Please, do me a favour and spend one day up here and you'll see its not like that.

Prince had to go to Cali to record his first album, fair enough. But that doesn't mean he didn't reap from those benefits of attaining a record deal and becoming known and brought his business initiative back home to Minnie. The man built his own empire and brought musicians from all over to record and create work there.

If I'm honest you just sound like a butthurt southern fairy who's angry the North is hosting something like this first instead of London.

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Reply #29 posted 11/27/16 10:02am

jjam

This will be a fest of pretentious discourse on Prince.

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