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Thread started 09/30/17 2:58am

Rainbow1

Feeling sad and distracted after listening to band member talk about meeting prince

For the last couple of weeks I stopped watching stuff on line and found myself on it again and came across a video posted on prince.org about a horn player first encounter with Prince at PP and Prince was eating cereal in his little kitchen wearing his pj's. Then I saw his music video Damn U and I am guessing Matye is in there...just started to feel sad again. Wondering if I a complete stranger to Prince feeling this way, how do others who loved him, or where in love with him are feeling? I saw Andy Arlo's music video for 10, 0000 days, and she mentined the rasberry berret in her music which to me is an obvious reference to Prince's song, thus Prince. Just wondering if people out there still feel the same, and how are they moving on from it?

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Reply #1 posted 09/30/17 3:14am

Dibblekins

I still get very sad about it...Sometimes sad, sometimes incredulous...Only the good die young...

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Reply #2 posted 09/30/17 3:26am

thedance

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right, Prince is gone, and I am sad as well, - it's a huge loss, sad sad sad


this will be a huge loss to me, for the rest of my life..


heart Prince & his music, 4Ever..... sad

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Reply #3 posted 09/30/17 3:37am

roverlo

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Especially the live performances I can't cope... watched some Musicology tour clips and 3121 live last week... it made me so sad. to never be in his presence hearing him play and sing... :-/

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Reply #4 posted 09/30/17 7:08am

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Rainbow1 said:

For the last couple of weeks I stopped watching stuff on line and found myself on it again and came across a video posted on prince.org about a horn player first encounter with Prince at PP and Prince was eating cereal in his little kitchen wearing his pj's. Then I saw his music video Damn U and I am guessing Matye is in there...just started to feel sad again. Wondering if I a complete stranger to Prince feeling this way, how do others who loved him, or where in love with him are feeling? I saw Andy Arlo's music video for 10, 0000 days, and she mentined the rasberry berret in her music which to me is an obvious reference to Prince's song, thus Prince. Just wondering if people out there still feel the same, and how are they moving on from it?


--Sometimes it is good to take a break from the live clips.
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Reply #5 posted 09/30/17 9:12am

djThunderfunk

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roverlo said:

Especially the live performances I can't cope... watched some Musicology tour clips and 3121 live last week... it made me so sad. to never be in his presence hearing him play and sing... :-/


I have the opposite reaction. Sometimes the studio stuff makes me too sad. The live stuff always makes me feel better.

"I've made up my mind. Don't try to confuse me with the facts." - Harry J. Anslinger
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Reply #6 posted 09/30/17 9:29am

kingricefan

Prince's pasing has left a gap in my life, heart and soul. I do like watching clips of him and videos but can only watch so much before I start to get sad, too. Two or three viewing and I'm alright. More than that it's no good. It gets better everyday but the loss is still there. Going to Paisley Park this past May really did help me. I felt his presence there and it took a load off of my shoulders and heart. Knowing he is finally at peace makes things better.

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Reply #7 posted 09/30/17 10:31am

databank

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The notion that Prince is gone is still somewhat irrealistic and unbelievable in the most subconscious part of my mind, I mean that when I think of it I can feel there's a part of me that doesn't really believe it. This is simply, I assume, because he was a constant presence for 27 years out of the 40 I've lived. And of course I will always feel a deep regret that we'll never know what Prince's music and career would have been, where it would have led, had he lived for 30 more years. I also wish his memoir could have been completed and published, to give him a chance of telling his side of the story.

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Now I see those threads popping up every other day and I'm very confused by them. I was deeply moved on the first weekend of course, it was kind of a shock, there was definitely a loss. But I moved on very quickly: Prince's work was part of my daily life and still is. Prince the man was, in the end, a stranger to me (as I was to him). So his passing didn't change much in my daily life. I wish he was still here doing his thing, don't get me wrong, of course I wish he would! But nevertheless, his daily presence in my life was through his music. And even though the man is gone, the music remains.

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Now I was undoubtly as deeply involved in Prince's work and career, emotionally and intellectually, as anyone else here, and Prince's influence on my life is immeasurable given how young I was when I became a fan.

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So IDK why was I able to just, you know, move on with my life after a weekend of mourning, and after nearly 2 years some people still mourn him like they'd mourn a father or or brother?

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No disrespect meant. I'm just puzzled.

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Reply #8 posted 09/30/17 12:38pm

kingricefan

I never met Prince in person, never talked to him on the phone or read a letter he had written to me. But that doesn't make him any less a part of my life than someone who I can call up or write to or spend time with. He was a major presence in my life from 1980 onward. Prince, through his music, touched my soul on a level that no other human being had ever touched before. He was a constant (as you stated) in my life. He was there through all of the good times and the bad times. I believed in him and what he stood for over the years. I scratched my head (like most everybody else on the planet) when he changed his name to an unpronouncable symbol, but I understood what he was doing. I was one of the fans that would wait to see him make an appearance on some kind of award show and smile when he walked out. He was a 'brother' to me. He was a 'friend'. He was something that I counted on to always be there as he was only two years older than me and lived a good life. He showered friends with gifts and love and attention and gave so much of himself to the world. How can a person not love another human for this? I admired his courage and envied his talents. There will never be another like him.

databank said:

The notion that Prince is gone is still somewhat irrealistic and unbelievable in the most subconscious part of my mind, I mean that when I think of it I can feel there's a part of me that doesn't really believe it. This is simply, I assume, because he was a constant presence for 27 years out of the 40 I've lived. And of course I will always feel a deep regret that we'll never know what Prince's music and career would have been, where it would have led, had he lived for 30 more years. I also wish his memoir could have been completed and published, to give him a chance of telling his side of the story.

.

Now I see those threads popping up every other day and I'm very confused by them. I was deeply moved on the first weekend of course, it was kind of a shock, there was definitely a loss. But I moved on very quickly: Prince's work was part of my daily life and still is. Prince the man was, in the end, a stranger to me (as I was to him). So his passing didn't change much in my daily life. I wish he was still here doing his thing, don't get me wrong, of course I wish he would! But nevertheless, his daily presence in my life was through his music. And even though the man is gone, the music remains.

.

Now I was undoubtly as deeply involved in Prince's work and career, emotionally and intellectually, as anyone else here, and Prince's influence on my life is immeasurable given how young I was when I became a fan.

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So IDK why was I able to just, you know, move on with my life after a weekend of mourning, and after nearly 2 years some people still mourn him like they'd mourn a father or or brother?

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No disrespect meant. I'm just puzzled.

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Reply #9 posted 09/30/17 2:36pm

Mumio

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laurarichardson said:

--Sometimes it is good to take a break from the live clips.



YES. I have had to do it as much as I love these performances. The sadness and the loss of such greatness hits suddenly out of nowhere and it's still devastating.

Welcome to "the org", Mumio…they can have you, but I'll have your love in the end nod
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Reply #10 posted 09/30/17 2:38pm

Mumio

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databank said:

The notion that Prince is gone is still somewhat irrealistic and unbelievable in the most subconscious part of my mind, I mean that when I think of it I can feel there's a part of me that doesn't really believe it.



For exactly what you've said here. This is why. It's unbelievable. Still.

Welcome to "the org", Mumio…they can have you, but I'll have your love in the end nod
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Reply #11 posted 09/30/17 3:54pm

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The only times I get sad are the ones in which people on here express their sadness about never getting to see a concert of his again, and when other people on this site paint him as a completely unloved man murdered by his family for money (either through indifference or direct action) while his associates sit around waiting for his ass to die. Unfortunately, they have just enough circumstantial evidence to ocassionally make me think that it might be true and as a result for a day or so, I can't even listen to his music or believe anything his associates say....And then I watch Morris Hayes talk about P and impersonate his little voices and mannerisms and i remember that he meant enough to people like MH for MH to know his voices by heart.

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Reply #12 posted 09/30/17 8:36pm

calhounlovejoy

I was doing dishes listening to Still Would Stand All Time live, and burst in to tears without even knowing it was coming. I think it had more to do with how beautiful that version of the song is though. He is pure love.
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Reply #13 posted 10/01/17 11:28am

kingricefan

I listened to SWSAT about a week after he passed and it brought me to my knees on my livingroom floor, sobbing like a child does. I love this song- how it starts out soft and quiet and how each verse brings it up higher and higher until it reaches a crescendo, reflecting Prince's quest for enlightenment. It's truly one of his most beautiful songs.

calhounlovejoy said:

I was doing dishes listening to Still Would Stand All Time live, and burst in to tears without even knowing it was coming. I think it had more to do with how beautiful that version of the song is though. He is pure love.

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Reply #14 posted 10/01/17 12:30pm

Rainbow1

kingricefan said:

I listened to SWSAT about a week after he passed and it brought me to my knees on my livingroom floor, sobbing like a child does. I love this song- how it starts out soft and quiet and how each verse brings it up higher and higher until it reaches a crescendo, reflecting Prince's quest for enlightenment. It's truly one of his most beautiful songs.

calhounlovejoy said:

I was doing dishes listening to Still Would Stand All Time live, and burst in to tears without even knowing it was coming. I think it had more to do with how beautiful that version of the song is though. He is pure love.

Free also makes me feel the same way.

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Reply #15 posted 10/01/17 1:45pm

gullahgirl

kingricefan said:

I listened to SWSAT about a week after he passed and it brought me to my knees on my livingroom floor, sobbing like a child does. I love this song- how it starts out soft and quiet and how each verse brings it up higher and higher until it reaches a crescendo, reflecting Prince's quest for enlightenment. It's truly one of his most beautiful songs.

calhounlovejoy said:

I was doing dishes listening to Still Would Stand All Time live, and burst in to tears without even knowing it was coming. I think it had more to do with how beautiful that version of the song is thought. He is pure love.

I have the same reaction to this song too! It moves me in such a way that I cry each and every time when I hear this song. The crazy thing is the tears are a mix of happy and joy then sadness when I come back down and face the reality that Prince is no longer with us. This sorrow in my heart I feel for him only lets up when I think about how he is with GOD. He is with his father, son, other family and friends now. There is no more pain and this brings me comfort.

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Reply #16 posted 10/01/17 1:46pm

gullahgirl

kingricefan said:

I listened to SWSAT about a week after he passed and it brought me to my knees on my livingroom floor, sobbing like a child does. I love this song- how it starts out soft and quiet and how each verse brings it up higher and higher until it reaches a crescendo, reflecting Prince's quest for enlightenment. It's truly one of his most beautiful songs.

calhounlovejoy said:

I was doing dishes listening to Still Would Stand All Time live, and burst in to tears without even knowing it was coming. I think it had more to do with how beautiful that version of the song is thought. He is pure love.

I have the same reaction to this song too! It moves me in such a way that I cry each and every time when I hear this song. The crazy thing is the tears are a mix of happy and joy then sadness when I come back down and face the reality that Prince is no longer with us. This sorrow in my heart I feel for him only lets up when I think about how he is with GOD. He is with his father, son, other family and friends now. There is no more pain and this brings me comfort.

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Reply #17 posted 10/01/17 7:44pm

Rainbow1

Rainbow1 said:

For the last couple of weeks I stopped watching stuff on line and found myself on it again and came across a video posted on prince.org about a horn player first encounter with Prince at PP and Prince was eating cereal in his little kitchen wearing his pj's. Then I saw his music video Damn U and I am guessing Matye is in there...just started to feel sad again. Wondering if I a complete stranger to Prince feeling this way, how do others who loved him, or where in love with him are feeling? I saw Andy Arlo's music video for 10, 0000 days, and she mentined the rasberry berret in her music which to me is an obvious reference to Prince's song, thus Prince. Just wondering if people out there still feel the same, and how are they moving on from it?

Does anyone remember a song that Andy Allo remade--it was Prince's song--she made the video at the beach with her guitar? She might have made after he passed, not sure?

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Reply #18 posted 10/02/17 8:05am

pinkcashmere23

Rainbow1 said:

Rainbow1 said:

For the last couple of weeks I stopped watching stuff on line and found myself on it again and came across a video posted on prince.org about a horn player first encounter with Prince at PP and Prince was eating cereal in his little kitchen wearing his pj's. Then I saw his music video Damn U and I am guessing Matye is in there...just started to feel sad again. Wondering if I a complete stranger to Prince feeling this way, how do others who loved him, or where in love with him are feeling? I saw Andy Arlo's music video for 10, 0000 days, and she mentined the rasberry berret in her music which to me is an obvious reference to Prince's song, thus Prince. Just wondering if people out there still feel the same, and how are they moving on from it?

Does anyone remember a song that Andy Allo remade--it was Prince's song--she made the video at the beach with her guitar? She might have made after he passed, not sure?

I think you may be thinking of Natalya Phillips.She remade Free Yourself with a video as you described.I believe it's on her Youtube channel.

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Reply #19 posted 10/02/17 8:01pm

ThatWhiteDude

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Yeah, sometimes it hits me like it just happened and all I could do is cry. His death is just so wrong, it was unnatural and preventable that's what makes me always sick to my stomach. The "what ifs", it can drive you crazy. The only thing that helps me get through this phases is Prince, I just listen to his music till it doesn't hurt no more. That's all I can do.

"Like books and BLACK LIVES, Albums still MATTER."


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Reply #20 posted 10/03/17 2:23am

Rainbow1

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Rainbow1 said:

Does anyone remember a song that Andy Allo remade--it was Prince's song--she made the video at the beach with her guitar? She might have made after he passed, not sure?

I think you may be thinking of Natalya Phillips.She remade Free Yourself with a video as you described.I believe it's on her Youtube channel.

Thanks it is a beautiful song. I think Andy Allo also remade a song and someone posted on the org..but I can't find it. either way Prince's songs are beautiful

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Reply #21 posted 10/03/17 7:01am

pinkcashmere23

Rainbow1 said:

pinkcashmere23 said:

I think you may be thinking of Natalya Phillips.She remade Free Yourself with a video as you described.I believe it's on her Youtube channel.

Thanks it is a beautiful song. I think Andy Allo also remade a song and someone posted on the org..but I can't find it. either way Prince's songs are beautiful

You're welcome,I agree.I like what Natalya did with it.Andy remade We Can Funk and I Love U In Me for the acoustic album she and Prince did called Oui Can Luv.It was not released but streamed briefly on Tidal in Nov.2015 and it's available online and should be pretty easy to find.She has done several of the songs from the album on her Facebook livestreams that she calls Music Monday.All of the videos are still posted on her FB if you want to check them out.

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Reply #22 posted 10/03/17 9:34am

CatB

Rainbow1 said:

For the last couple of weeks I stopped watching stuff on line and found myself on it again and came across a video posted on prince.org about a horn player first encounter with Prince at PP and Prince was eating cereal in his little kitchen wearing his pj's. Then I saw his music video Damn U and I am guessing Matye is in there...just started to feel sad again. Wondering if I a complete stranger to Prince feeling this way, how do others who loved him, or where in love with him are feeling? I saw Andy Arlo's music video for 10, 0000 days, and she mentined the rasberry berret in her music which to me is an obvious reference to Prince's song, thus Prince. Just wondering if people out there still feel the same, and how are they moving on from it?



It's the little things like this.



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Reply #23 posted 10/03/17 10:15am

Rainbow1

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Rainbow1 said:

For the last couple of weeks I stopped watching stuff on line and found myself on it again and came across a video posted on prince.org about a horn player first encounter with Prince at PP and Prince was eating cereal in his little kitchen wearing his pj's. Then I saw his music video Damn U and I am guessing Matye is in there...just started to feel sad again. Wondering if I a complete stranger to Prince feeling this way, how do others who loved him, or where in love with him are feeling? I saw Andy Arlo's music video for 10, 0000 days, and she mentined the rasberry berret in her music which to me is an obvious reference to Prince's song, thus Prince. Just wondering if people out there still feel the same, and how are they moving on from it?



It's the little things like this.



Yesterday I heard a pod cast with Kim Berry and she talked about Prince when he got his hair done, how he was an avid learner of different religions, how she worked with him and his hairstyles over the years. I wish I could wear my hair with such confidence. Its things like this makes him more human to me, how did he do the day to day things in life--

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