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Thread started 05/10/19 7:15am

PURPLEIZED3121

Do you now listen to Prince music less than previously?

speaking to a long time friend & absolute hard core P fan this week & she shocked me! She no longer listens to much of P if at all anymore. She still adores him etc BUT , like myself is more into new music. I was surprised as P is still a part of my weekly listening BUT being honest since his passing I too have moved far & wide in discovering so much new, amazing music / artists.

Intersted to hear if anyone else has eased off the purple train & moved to pastures new? Likewise interested to know how often do you listen to him, daily, weekly rarely, not at all! etc.

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Reply #1 posted 05/10/19 8:00am

RodeoSchro

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No, his music makes up probably 85% - 90% of my listening. And I'm surprised, but that percent didn't change right after his passing, either.

I think it's because the way I deal with stuff like this is to constantly thank God that someone was here, and that I got to enjoy their presence in some way or another.

I listen to Prince daily.

I do wish there was new music that I liked, but I rarely find anything that entertains me. i compare everything to Prince and there isn't anyone I've found that can make music like he did. And I don't just mean the melodies, etc. For me, the production is addicting and if there's someone out there who can layer music like he did, I haven't found them yet.

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Reply #2 posted 05/10/19 8:08am

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Prince will always be a large chunk of my listening time. But I'm into so many other genres and always discovering and re-discovering music.

There are periods where I'm listening to Prince music 80% and other periods where it is 20%

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Reply #3 posted 05/10/19 8:39am

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I still listen to Prince regularly but not as often as I used to. Unfortunately, my listening experience is tinged with sadness and I'm usually quite selective in what I chose to listen to.

Prince's death closely preceded those of three people very close to me in quick succession and I seem to have associated it all.

But healing is available to all of us and takes its own course.
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Reply #4 posted 05/10/19 9:21am

databank

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Clearly, waaaay much less.

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It's a no-brainer for me:

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1/ I've been listening to Prince for 30 years, I have thousands of Prince tracks studio and live, official and bootleg, I know most of it by heart. At some point it's great every once in a while to spend an hour with an old album you love, but one gets tired of listening to the same stuff over and over.

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2/ My tastes and my music collection keep expanding. I had about 200 albums when I moved from cassettes to CD in 1995. I had about 800 albums when I moved from CD to digital in 2006. Now thanks to a certain peer-to-peer network I have over 5000 albums and even more to listen to. Less time for Prince, too much great stuff to listen to.

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3/ Consequently my listening habits have progressively changed. Even if I still trip obsessively on an album here and there, I listen to one or 2 new albums a day on average (I work mostly from home, so I have lots of time for music) and I have so much stuff that I don't listen to each album half as often as I did when I had much less choice.

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To this I could, sadly, add:

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4/ Prince is gone. No matter new bootlegs or what comes out of the vault the excitement of a new Prince album, of seeing what he'd do next and diving into each new record is gone forever sad

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I still listen to Prince quite regularly, though, and probably always will, but it's nothing like it used to.

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Reply #5 posted 05/10/19 9:29am

Empress

Yes, I do listen to Prince's music less often. Not because I don't still love it, I do, but because it makes me sad sometimes. I used to listen to his music daily and now it's more weekly. I love my entire collection of Prince music and he is still the GOAT for me, but I find myself getting melancholy at times, so I limit it. sad

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Reply #6 posted 05/10/19 9:34am

peedub

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way less.

prince was, to me, always about the next thing. i'll always go back and listen to it all, but without something new coming regularly, i'm not as immersed as i was. the estate's release strategy is not helping in this regard. i really just want some stuff i've never heard before...fuck a bunch of picture books, reissues and purple vinyl. i'm done with sympathy purchases trying to keep them afloat.


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Reply #7 posted 05/10/19 10:27am

aaronoraa

Way less - almost not at all. I used to be excited about the next album or song from Prince and listened with anticipation. I don't play his music, I can't. I do watch the occasional video posted on youtube or facebook as I'm scrolling through those sites. I buy the "new" stuff from the estate and don't play it either. I not only don't listen to Prince I don't really listed to any recorded music anymore. I do still go to tons of live shows and really enjoy live music of any kind from theatres and classical to country and R&B. Usually I'll buy the CD after the show and never play it. Its kinda depressing actually.

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Reply #8 posted 05/10/19 11:02am

Mikado

aaronoraa said:

Way less - almost not at all. I used to be excited about the next album or song from Prince and listened with anticipation. I don't play his music, I can't. I do watch the occasional video posted on youtube or facebook as I'm scrolling through those sites. I buy the "new" stuff from the estate and don't play it either. I not only don't listen to Prince I don't really listed to any recorded music anymore. I do still go to tons of live shows and really enjoy live music of any kind from theatres and classical to country and R&B. Usually I'll buy the CD after the show and never play it. Its kinda depressing actually.



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Reply #9 posted 05/10/19 11:37am

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I actually listen to him more now.

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I listened to Prince obsessively in the '80s and into the '90s. I listened to him literally ever day, and his music made up about 95% of my music library.

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But at some point in the '90s I decided I didn't like the direction his music was taking and my fandom trailed off. I gradually stopped listening to him.

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Throughout the 2000s and the first half of the 2010s I would occassionally get on a kick where I'd play a lot of Prince for a few weeks, but those episodes were the exception, not the rule. And I would only listen to his classic stuff (i.e. The Gold Experience and earlier).

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However, after he passed my interest in him was reignited. I decided to go back and listen to his music from the 2000s/2010s, giving it another chance. After many listens I ended up deciding I love his newer stuff.

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In other words, his catalogue post 2000 is, for the most part, new to me. It's like getting a dozen new Prince albums all at once. It's pretty much all I listen to now. It's sustained me for a few years, but eventually I'm sure I'll make myself sick of it that way I did with his '80s music...

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With that in mind, I agree with the sentiment a few people expressed in this thread, where the thrill of being a Prince fan was the anticipation of that next new album, seeing what new direction Prince would take... It sucks that we'll never have that again.

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Reply #10 posted 05/10/19 11:45am

databank

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lurker316 said:

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I actually listen to him more now.

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I listened to Prince obsessively in the '80s and into the '90s. I listened to him literally ever day, and his music made up about 95% of my music library.

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But at some point in the '90s I decided I didn't like the direction his music was taking and my fandom trailed off. I gradually stopped listening to him.

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Throughout the 2000s and the first half of the 2010s I would occassionally get on a kick where I'd play a lot of Prince for a few weeks, but those episodes were the exception, not the rule. And I would only listen to his classic stuff (i.e. The Gold Experience and earlier).

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However, after he passed my interest in him was reignited. I decided to go back and listen to his music from the 2000s/2010s, giving it another chance. After many listens I ended up deciding I love his newer stuff.

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In other words, his catalogue post 2000 is, for the most part, new to me. It's like getting a dozen new Prince albums all at once. It's pretty much all I listen to now. It's sustained me for a few years, but eventually I'm sure I'll make myself sick of it that way I did with his '80s music...

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With that in mind, I agree with the sentiment a few people expressed in this thread, where the thrill of being a Prince fan was the anticipation of that next new album, seeing what new direction Prince would take... It sucks that we'll never have that again.

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Welcome back smile

In a way you're lucky, you're suddenly having to swallow 20 years of Prince the same way I had to swallow a little more than a decade when I began. In a way I envy those kids who just become fans now. Of course not in the sense that they missed it when it happened, but in the sense that everything is new to them and while it was impressive for me to have to absord a decade of Prince when I became a fan, I can't imagine how it must feel to have to absorb 40 years of Prince now. The catalogue, both releases and bootleg, is so damn gigantic!!

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Reply #11 posted 05/10/19 12:04pm

jfenster

only when i have to stop and look at these silly threads

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Reply #12 posted 05/10/19 1:16pm

POOK

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POOK TAKE BREAK FROM PRINCE FOR WHILE SOMETIME

POOK LIKE LOT OF STUFF BUT NOBODY AS MUCH AS PRINCE

IT COME AND GO

BUT IT ALWAYS THERE WHEN POOK NEED IT!

P o o |/,
P o o |\
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Reply #13 posted 05/10/19 1:21pm

jfenster

POOK said:

POOK TAKE BREAK FROM PRINCE FOR WHILE SOMETIME POOK LIKE LOT OF STUFF BUT NOBODY AS MUCH AS PRINCE IT COME AND GO BUT IT ALWAYS THERE WHEN POOK NEED IT!

so is it true ..music has charms to calm the savage pook????

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Reply #14 posted 05/10/19 2:26pm

alandail

I listen as much as I always have.

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Reply #15 posted 05/10/19 2:31pm

databank

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POOK said:

POOK TAKE BREAK FROM PRINCE FOR WHILE SOMETIME POOK LIKE LOT OF STUFF BUT NOBODY AS MUCH AS PRINCE IT COME AND GO BUT IT ALWAYS THERE WHEN POOK NEED IT!

AND POOK ALWAYS HERE WHEN ORG NEED POOK biggrin

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Reply #16 posted 05/10/19 2:32pm

databank

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jfenster said:

POOK said:

POOK TAKE BREAK FROM PRINCE FOR WHILE SOMETIME POOK LIKE LOT OF STUFF BUT NOBODY AS MUCH AS PRINCE IT COME AND GO BUT IT ALWAYS THERE WHEN POOK NEED IT!

so is it true ..music has charms to calm the savage pook????

I NOT BELIEVE POOK SAVAGE.

I THINK POOK DELICATE AND SHY.

POOK NEEDS LOVE.

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Reply #17 posted 05/10/19 2:43pm

TheFman

waaaay less, hardly at all the last year.
Not because i like 'new' music cause i don't confused

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Reply #18 posted 05/10/19 3:01pm

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I have listened even less since he died. I spend far more time reading about Prince than actually listening to his music. I have heard all his albums so many times that I can't really listen to them much anymore. So I listen to other musicians these days mostly. Still grateful for all the music Prince gave us though!

RIP Prince: thank U 4 a funky Time!
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Reply #19 posted 05/10/19 3:56pm

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Same. No less

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Reply #20 posted 05/10/19 4:01pm

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After he passed I couldn't bring myself to listen to anything by him. I was a die hard fan up until the last few years that he was alive- I just couldn't deal with the crap that he pulled anymore such as saying a new album was coming out but then it never showed (the Tamar fiasco, etc.). I didn't even buy his last four albums of new music when they were released. I did buy H&R 1, 2 and AOA after he died but still have not bought or even listened to 3rd Eye. I just am not a fan of music featuring loud guitar work. Over the months after he died I did slowly start to listen to the music again and am now able to enjoy it, but it still comes with a twinge of sadness attached to it. Like someone stated above- the thrill of seeing what he would do, where he would show up on an award show, etc., each time a new album of new music was released is gone. But I will never stop loving the music!

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Reply #21 posted 05/10/19 4:25pm

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Honestly, I've had instances where I personally didn't want to play his music because it made me very sad to think about him not being here with us.

But his music started finding me, with frequency, in places where I had no choice but to listen and my natural love for it, eased the pain.

Now my listening levels are back to normal and then some. Hell, a couple of weeks ago, me and about 1500 other Prince fans were rocking out watching Purple Rain at the Redford Theater in Detroit. My husband laughed his ass off when I ordered tickets because my Purple Rain 20th Anniversary Two Disc Special Edition DVD set was sitting within arms reach on the wall next to me. I paid him no mind and had a freaking ball. I made some new friends that I'll be seeing at some other local Prince fan gatherings this summer and I may even finally go to Paisley Park. cool

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Reply #22 posted 05/10/19 4:31pm

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It's hard for me to say. I only really became a fan a few years before he died so I had a lot of music to catch up on. Needless to say, I listened to him a lot during that time. I definitely don't listen to his music as much now but that's only because I've heard it all now. Every album as well as probably 97% of his leaked unreleased stuff. I know it inside and out. I still listen to the stuff I like regularly. But the albums I don't like, I don't listen to at all. He's definitely in my top 5 most played artists.
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Reply #23 posted 05/10/19 5:31pm

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I listen to it MORE than before Prince(r.i.p.) transitioned into his after life. It's always been the soundtrack to my life.

So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #24 posted 05/10/19 6:51pm

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databank said:

POOK said:

POOK TAKE BREAK FROM PRINCE FOR WHILE SOMETIME POOK LIKE LOT OF STUFF BUT NOBODY AS MUCH AS PRINCE IT COME AND GO BUT IT ALWAYS THERE WHEN POOK NEED IT!

AND POOK ALWAYS HERE WHEN ORG NEED POOK biggrin



POOK LONG TIME ORG MONKEY. DON'T LET HIM FLING POO. GIVE BANANAS.

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Reply #25 posted 05/10/19 7:06pm

thedoorkeeper

Listen to it more.
Its become more precious
& special in the last few years.
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Reply #26 posted 05/10/19 9:08pm

databank

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luv4u said:

databank said:

AND POOK ALWAYS HERE WHEN ORG NEED POOK biggrin



POOK LONG TIME ORG MONKEY. DON'T LET HIM FLING POO. GIVE BANANAS.

lol

I 'MEMBER! LONG TIME NO SEE POOK ON ORG, NICE TO SEE POOK BACK nod

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Reply #27 posted 05/10/19 10:11pm

motherfunka

No, I listen to it more.

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Reply #28 posted 05/11/19 12:46am

purpledoda

No less, the same yes

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Reply #29 posted 05/11/19 4:57am

PURPLEIZED3121

some great, honest replies here.

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