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Old 04-22-2016, 03:40 PM   #91
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I was in the car with biodad and his wife yesterday when I saw the news on Facebook. Driving for an overnight trip from central Florida to Tampa. Was kicking myself all day for not bringing my iPod.

Wanted to badly to be listening to music and watching clips (didn't even have headphones to listen to stuff on my phone until I was in the hotel). Was insanely glad I had Twitter and Facebook to at least somehow connect with my people. While getting ready for dinner, I was streaming a Minneapolis station and then KEXP on my phone to get a tiny Prince fix. It wasn't nearly enough. I watched a lot of CNN (hell, even Fox news had a good chunk of time devoted to him). I heard DJs crying and watched a friend of Prince break down in tears talking to Don Lemmon.

Just gutted about this. I think once I get home tomorrow night and can settle in with music and really read/watch all the tributes properly, I probably will cry quite a bit.

Prince was one of my first musical loves. Not quite an obsession (Michael Jackson and Duran Duran won out there), but my young teenaged self looked at that dude in purple and felt funny things. I think my mom was relieved when I got out of the Prince phase and took the poster down from my wall - he was half-naked and crawling out of a bathtub, if I recall correctly.

But I always did love the music, and of course came to really appreciate the man's genius as I got older, even if I wasn't always into all of his music.
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Old 04-22-2016, 05:18 PM   #92
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I contradicted myself in that last paragraph. I always did love the music, except when I wasn't always into all of his music.

Oh well.

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I think we understood what you meant. I was a more of a casual fan and didn't really listen to his stuff from the last 10 years or so. But, from the 80's to the early 90's, he was all over the radio and MTV. He owned 1984 with all of the hits and videos from Purple Rain. Then in 1987, U Got the Look was played constantly on MTV during that Summer. Good times!
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He was still pretty big from 1990 to about 1992. The New Power Generation stuff he did was all over. Diamonds and Pearls and that Seven song. Then the legal battle with his record company and the name change kind of over shadowed his output for the rest of the 90s. However he did score another hit in 1995 with Most Beautiful Girl In the World.


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I was in the car with biodad and his wife yesterday .
Did biodad grow up in the biodome?



 
Sorry, I know this is a somber thread, but couldn't resist. Plus a little levity helps sometimes
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Old 04-22-2016, 06:14 PM   #96
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He was still pretty big from 1990 to about 1992. The New Power Generation stuff he did was all over. Diamonds and Pearls and that Seven song. Then the legal battle with his record company and the name change kind of over shadowed his output for the rest of the 90s. However he did score another hit in 1995 with Most Beautiful Girl In the World.
Oh yeah. Once his battle with WB was in full swing, he wasn't on the radio anymore.
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Old 04-22-2016, 06:38 PM   #97
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s to mikal , cori.

What a shock , tho I had heard about emergency plane landing when they reported it.

Was a casual fan, but really enjoyed most of the hits I heard: rain, go crazy, kiss, 1999,
doves cry.

I was actually hoping to go see him in the early 90's before my employment went south

Soooooo talented in so many aspects of music making & performing!

Big s. to all grieving.
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I don't really feel like I know all that much about Prince's music other than a handful of songs, but his death has still bummed me out. So many good people with good taste in music who've posted here over the years are fans. I have a coworker who was so upset by it, I felt so bad for her. Regardless of only being a big fan of a handful of songs due to lack of knowledge, I feel for his fans. Definitely one of those artists I have complete respect for, even if I'm only aware of major singles.. RIP, Prince. I hope all of your fans remember you fondly, and find solace in what your music means to them.
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I know there's probably not many American Idol fans here, but Prince made an appearance on the season 5 finale. It was pretty awesome. The best part was that they weren't sure that he would even show up, so they had to be ready for either possibility. He arrived minutes before he was due on stage, performed Lolita and Satisfied, walked off stage, straight out the back door, got into his car and left.

You can see the video here: Watch Prince Perform on the American Idol 5 Finale (VIDEO)


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When I think of Prince I think of my formative childhood years in the magical decade of the 1980s. In the sense that as a kid growing up everything seemed, and for the most part, was new and wonderful. It was sensory overload in a way. I had some access to music and MTV, the latter being the new, and that was mostly from being a kid raised by youngish parents.. I have some really distinctive memories of David Byrne's face projected onto the side of a house for the Burning Down the House video and of Prince crawling out of a bathtub for the When Doves Cry video firmly embedded in my mind. Of all the things I've learned and absorbed during my 38 years of existence, those images are burned into memory.


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watched a friend of Prince break down in tears talking to Don Lemmon.
Was it this? I just watched it, and wow....

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I saw you share that on FB. Fantastic, thank you
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RIP Prince

Tonight I went out and drank and sang I Would Die 4 U at karaoke.

Raspberry Beret also made an appearance. Someone put down Darling Nikki but didn't follow through, which was terribly disappointing.
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Old 04-23-2016, 08:44 AM   #105
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I was watching Idol that season. That Prince appearance was amazing (duh).

At the aiport killing time. Mpls station The Current is doing Prince A-Z, but the stream isn't working for me. So I'm finally spending some quality time blasting Prince on my iPod. Don't have nearly enough on there, though. All of Purple Rain and then 15 other songs.

Listened to a little of the Sirius XM Prince tribute channel yesterday. Off and on. Head 1999 and Kiss 3 times, and then they were dicking around with a call-in show. Come on, get it together if you expect me to tune in all week.

Also, some AMC theaters are showing Purple Rain this week.

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