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Thread started 03/13/18 6:07am

jazzz

would you buy a book on handwritten documents by Prince?

Would there be a market for an extensive book containing a collection of handwrittings by Prince? Like lyrics, scripts, letters, notes, etc.
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would it be: definitely / maybe / never ...
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Reply #1 posted 03/13/18 6:10am

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DEFINITELY yes

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Reply #2 posted 03/13/18 6:57am

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i wuld rather that than books by ex associates telling stories that may or may not be true

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Reply #3 posted 03/13/18 7:28am

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cbarnes3121 said:

i wuld rather that than books by ex associates telling stories that may or may not be true

20 notebooks were found. I hope the estate will think about publishing some of them. I also would love it if they put out whatever parts of his autobiography he finished.

So tired of some associates who had little contact with him spouting off.

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Reply #4 posted 03/13/18 7:30am

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Does this have to turn into another nasty post?

Why can't we just talk about what the OP posted?

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Reply #5 posted 03/13/18 7:30am

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Reply #6 posted 03/13/18 7:36am

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The autobiography would be cool, even if it's only 50 pages. Maybe add some photos and it could make for a nice little book.
Other than that, no, I gave up buying books about the man. There's just too many and after all, it's the same story over and over again only with more detail. I really don't need to know who Prince's great-great grandfather was or the recording dates of each and every song he ever made. I'm fine with what I have.
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Reply #7 posted 03/13/18 7:40am

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But this is asking about handwritten notes by Prince, not an autobiography or such

The had written notes and some obscure photos added from the time period

a collectors item for me.

I want his Memoirs too though.

NorthC said:

The autobiography would be cool, even if it's only 50 pages. Maybe add some photos and it could make for a nice little book. Other than that, no, I gave up buying books about the man. There's just too many and after all, it's the same story over and over again only with more detail. I really don't need to know who Prince's great-great grandfather was or the recording dates of each and every song he ever made. I'm fine with what I have.

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Reply #8 posted 03/13/18 7:50am

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OldFriends4Sale said:

Does this have to turn into another nasty post?

Why can't we just talk about what the OP posted?

Nothing nasty about what I posted. Many associates are writting books now and many will in the future and since some were not in his orbit for years some of those books are going to be utter nonsense.

Everyday is not a sunny day and censorship does not change that fact.

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Reply #9 posted 03/13/18 7:51am

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Sure!

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Reply #10 posted 03/13/18 7:51am

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Well the recording dates have shead some light on some misrepresentation by a few associates.

NorthC said:

The autobiography would be cool, even if it's only 50 pages. Maybe add some photos and it could make for a nice little book. Other than that, no, I gave up buying books about the man. There's just too many and after all, it's the same story over and over again only with more detail. I really don't need to know who Prince's great-great grandfather was or the recording dates of each and every song he ever made. I'm fine with what I have.

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Reply #11 posted 03/13/18 8:04am

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laurarichardson said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

Does this have to turn into another nasty post?

Why can't we just talk about what the OP posted?

Nothing nasty about what I posted. Many associates are writting books now and many will in the future and since some were not in his orbit for years some of those books are going to be utter nonsense.

Everyday is not a sunny day and censorship does not change that fact.

and here we go

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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Reply #12 posted 03/13/18 8:25am

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I asked this question since after reading the 5 pages of the Dreams manuscript yesterday on the Amsterdam expo, I was really touched by that. The text was on the one hand rather naive (describing the main character, himself, as 'our hero'), on the other hand showing interesting psychological reflections on how and why the various characters had to be shaped a certain way. (He described Jill as clumsy, and cutting her hair like prince to impress him, after that did not work, she cut her dog's hair that way, LOL!!). Also, an explicit love scene between P and Vanity was described in much detail, including various cinematografic instructions on how the scene should be filmed to obtain the desired (and non X-rated!) effect.
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That text gave me a really beautiful view inside the head of 'our hero'... and that's why a book of more unknown handwritings would be very welcome for me​
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Reply #13 posted 03/13/18 8:38am

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Yes, I would eagerly buy such a book.

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Reply #14 posted 03/13/18 8:46am

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jazzz said:

I asked this question since after reading the 5 pages of the Dreams manuscript yesterday on the Amsterdam expo, I was really touched by that. The text was on the one hand rather naive (describing the main character, himself, as 'our hero'), on the other hand showing interesting psychological reflections on how and why the various characters had to be shaped a certain way. (He described Jill as clumsy, and cutting her hair like prince to impress him, after that did not work, she cut her dog's hair that way, LOL!!). Also, an explicit love scene between P and Vanity was described in much detail, including various cinematografic instructions on how the scene should be filmed to obtain the desired (and non X-rated!) effect. . That text gave me a really beautiful view inside the head of 'our hero'... and that's why a book of more unknown handwritings would be very welcome for me​

I love that 'behind the scenes stuff' just reading the basic pre-Apollonia script with all the character issues fills in so much of the movie.

I think of this like having Michaelangelos sketches and written thoughts on that ancient paper


The Amsterdam expo seems like a must for Prince fans

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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Reply #15 posted 03/13/18 9:07am

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jazzz said:

Would there be a market for an extensive book containing a collection of handwrittings by Prince? Like lyrics, scripts, letters, notes, etc. . would it be: definitely / maybe / never ...


We've talked about this and I brought it up partly. Courtney Love put out a book of Kurt Cobain's handwritten notes, lyrics and drawings from his notebooks.

I think a book the size of 21 Nights or one of the Paisley Park books (Fashion, Guitar & Bass) would be a great format. We have seen so many of his handwritten lyrics and it's fascinating to see how few fixes or corrections he puts on something. His little doodles, lyric changes, or notes about an outfit or the PR movie etc are just gold for me. They're so personal and fun. It's really a printed version of the Classic Albums series. It gets in the personal area without being overly intrusive.

Fucking right I'd buy it. Just don't price is at $100 or something higher. It needs to sit around $49.99 at most. I don't need a CD with it, or a padded bedazzled blingy cover. Just put the book together, make it nice, add a little commentary from those who were there (eg: Susan Rogers, Coke Johnson, Steve Parke, Stacia Lang (who contributed to the Fashion & Guitar books) Michael Koppelman) and I'd buy it.

And include whatever he wrote for his autobiography.

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Reply #16 posted 03/13/18 12:20pm

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it all depends... what is the content? I'd like something that sheds some light on his life or work process... something tangible. I am not that interested in pages of esoteric mysticism like the precursor to what turned into Grafitti Bridge.

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And I don't care about the hand-written part either. I'm ok with it all being scanned and taken through OCR and spell-checked. biggrin

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Reply #17 posted 03/13/18 12:30pm

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mediumdry said:

it all depends... what is the content? I'd like something that sheds some light on his life or work process... something tangible. I am not that interested in pages of esoteric mysticism like the precursor to what turned into Grafitti Bridge.

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And I don't care about the hand-written part either. I'm ok with it all being scanned and taken through OCR and spell-checked. biggrin

Ridculous. Leave his work as it is.

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Reply #18 posted 03/13/18 1:23pm

42Kristen

Yes, I would buy this book. Getting to know more about the man that made MTV want it was back then yes

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Reply #19 posted 03/13/18 4:16pm

rnb

After buying books by an ex wife, Paisley Park, former photographers and researchers - who never ever met Prince or knew him personally...I would definitely buy a book on handwritten documents by Prince without thinking about it twice.
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Reply #20 posted 03/13/18 4:38pm

laytonian

laurarichardson said:



Everyday is not a sunny day and censorship does not change that fact.



WTF does THAT mean?
*every day
Welcome to "the org", laytonian… come bathe with me.
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Reply #21 posted 03/13/18 5:02pm

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No.

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Reply #22 posted 03/13/18 5:06pm

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OldFriends4Sale said:

laurarichardson said:

Nothing nasty about what I posted. Many associates are writting books now and many will in the future and since some were not in his orbit for years some of those books are going to be utter nonsense.

Everyday is not a sunny day and censorship does not change that fact.

and here we go

I find it telling that the person you were probably talking about wasn't even called out by name, but still responded defending herself. confused

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I would definitely buy the book. I would just hope they wouldn't release something that was too personal, like the notes and letters.

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Reply #23 posted 03/13/18 5:48pm

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yes Definitely

'Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter' Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Reply #24 posted 03/14/18 1:34am

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laytonian said:

laurarichardson said:



Everyday is not a sunny day and censorship does not change that fact.



WTF does THAT mean?
*every day

You are smart figure it out.
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Reply #25 posted 03/14/18 1:44am

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I wouldn't buy the book personally. I just want to spend my money on his music.

RIP sad
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Reply #26 posted 03/14/18 2:09am

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jazzz said:

Would there be a market for an extensive book containing a collection of handwrittings by Prince? Like lyrics, scripts, letters, notes, etc.
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would it be: definitely / maybe / never ...


Definitely. I’m sure he kept a diary. Would love different volumes of his personal journals over the years.
"I want to be the only one you come for...."
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Reply #27 posted 03/14/18 3:42am

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YES..

THey could even scan those pages and sell them to me as Xerox copies

bound up with Brown paper and string

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Reply #28 posted 03/14/18 4:06am

dance4me3121

I certainly would
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Reply #29 posted 03/14/18 4:49am

paisleylove

Most definitely!

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