Amph [RIP] The Prince thread.

Discussion in 'Community' started by jp-30, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    This is the greatest thing I have ever seen.
  2. MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper

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    Unlocked at request.
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  3. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    [IMG]

    First time the Purple One has ever toured NZ. I'm unbelievably excited, but the ticket battle against the website will be ridiculous.
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  4. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    And ridiculous it turned out to be.

    :(
  5. DebonaireNerd Jedi Master

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    I missed out on this but I at least got to saw him with he last toured Melbourne. Excellent show.
  6. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Yeah, I've seen him before too, in 1997 in San Francisco - he jammed with Carlos Santana in the encore. Best show ever.
  7. DebonaireNerd Jedi Master

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    Prince and Santana?

    Wow....
  8. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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  9. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    RIP Vanity / Denise Matthews

  10. Bobatron Jedi Master

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    I have customized playlists on YouTube, separated by where I was living at that time or just whatever and I often think something is missing. I just realized it's Prince since he doesn't allow his videos to stream online.
  11. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    I just got paid a little extra thing for a freelance job, and checked ticketmaster once again (as I've been doing 10 times a day for the last fortnight since the announcement). Just got 2x of the "cheaper" Prince tickets for 10pm tomorrow, I'm pretty much crying.
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  12. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Mind ******* blown.
  13. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    **** this ****.
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  14. Boba_Fett_2001 Force Ghost

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    At least you got to see him! [:D]
  15. DarthMane2 Jedi Grand Master

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    "Purple Rain.....Purple Rain...."
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  16. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    I saw him in San Francisco in 1997 too.
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  17. ShaneP Ex-Mod Officio

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    Whoah. RIP. Wasn't a huge fan(I like some of his stuff) but the guy was a talented songwriter and musician.
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  18. Ezio Skywalker Jedi Knight

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    Goodnight, sweet prince.
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  19. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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  20. SuperWatto Manager Emeritus

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    People this is very weird! I wrote a variation on '1999' just last week and I changed my icon to Prince yesterday.
    Now I seem like a douche. Thanks Prince!
  21. vin Jedi Grand Master

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    Not a douche, just the grim reaper.
  22. SuperWatto Manager Emeritus

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    I can take your icon.
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  23. Debo Jedi Grand Master

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    Sad, weird news.

    I remember seeing the "Purple Rain" video as a kid, and thinking: This is serious. It felt as if something important went down; maybe it was the mesmerized crowd, the unusually slow pace of the song, but everything seemed to stop for a moment. It was like a slow lightning.

    He was that rare thing: an artist who is both commercially and artistically hugely successful. Strange we lost two of those in just a few months.

    I heard he died in an elevator, which immediately brings the intro of "Let's Go Crazy" to mind:

    Dearly beloved,
    We are gathered here today
    2 get through this thing called life

    Electric word life
    It means forever and that's a mighty long time--
    But I'm here 2 tell u
    There's something else
    The afterworld

    A world of never-ending happiness
    U can always see the sun, day or night

    So when u call up that shrink in Beverly Hills
    U know the one: Dr Everything'll Be Alright
    Instead of asking him how much of your time is left
    Ask him how much of your mind, baby

    'Cuz in this life
    Things are much harder than in the afterworld
    In this life
    You're on your own

    And if de-elevator tries 2 bring u down
    Go crazy: punch a higher floor
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  24. ShaneP Ex-Mod Officio

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    Sad to consider:

    Four main icons of MTV era: MJ, Prince, Whitney Houston and Madonna.

    Only one is left. :(

    @SuperWatto, remember we were all having a fun bit with Prince like posts just the other day. When I came back on here today I was shocked but remembered you did change your icon just (was it yesterday?). And it shows you how much a part of the culture his musical language was that we talked about the style of lettering and numbering. Something so small was so identifiable to him.

    What a talent.
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  25. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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    So ******* sad to see this thread become an RIP one.