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Reply #240 posted 03/12/18 5:16pm

206Michelle

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206Michelle said:

I just watched the 2014 interview Prince did with Arsenio again so that I could see the moment of which you speak, where Prince reacts to Arsenio mentioning having a son. I have watched this interview before and didn't really pay attention to P's reaction when Arsenio mentions having a son. (Who knows if I was even watching closely when I previously watched this interview; sometimes I just listen to interviews on video in the background. Sometimes, it can be hard to watch videos of Prince talking because he's gone now.)

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Anyway, it's easy to overlook P's reaction because it is subtle, but after watching specifically for his reaction, it is definitely there. (Arsenio mentions having a son at 9:00 in the video here: https://www.youtube.com/w...hHwTLZpE). Prince had just gotten up out of his seat and walked in a humorous way, like "I'm about to leave if you keep talking about this after-hours party from years ago". Then, Arsenio mentions having a son, and I see Prince has a change in demeanor. (I always fear that I'm reading too much into a person's emotions when I'm looking for them like I was when watching for this moment in the video.) Prince waits a few seconds, then says "Congratulations," but he says it in a very flat, brief, and polite manner; there's no emotion to the "Congratulations" at all. Also, Prince doesn't ask for any additional information about Arsenio's son (e.g., what his name is, how old he is). Now of course, he's the one being interviewed (the interviewee), but I would expect the interviewee to show more emotion or ask for a little bit of information about the interviewer's child, like "Congratulations! How old is he? What's his name?" Arsenio's show was on late-night television, so the interviews are more of a conversation, if you will, than on a show like 60 Minutes.

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Prince wipes his nose at 9:05. He also wiped his nose again at 9:39. I went back and looked to see if he touched his face like that before the moment Arsenio mentions his own son. He did not wipe his nose at all prior to Arsenio mentioning his own son, only after Arsenio mentions having a son. I also notice at 9:42-43, Prince bites his lip, which is the first time I saw that occur in the interview. Then, look at the way he reacts at 9:44 when Arsenio says "good times"; he nods quickly in an almost "let's keep it moving" kind of way. Then, at 9:54, Prince very briefly exhibits a really sad look on his face as the camera pans across the set and Arsenio is saying that they're going to take a commercial break.

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Overall, Prince plays off his emotions well. The reaction to Arsenio talking about his own son was subtle, and for a casual viewer, it is easy to miss the change in Prince's demeanor. I don't want to sound like I'm seeing things in that situation that weren't there, but it was clear to me from the way that Prince reacted to Arsenio mentioning his son, that the loss of his son still affected him in 2014, all those years later.

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I rewatched the interview based on your comment and agree. Many have said he never got over his son’s death and I can see it in the interview.

yeahthat I 100% agree, amethyst68!

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Reply #241 posted 03/12/18 5:20pm

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pinkcashmere23 said:

In 2015 Prince posted a photo on IG from the mid 90's with Mayte in the background and he's playing the bass with her eye painted on it.When I saw that I did wonder if he had been thinking about her and perhaps missing their time together.

I would like to see the photo..where is it? If he put it up in 2015 then yes I like to believe he was still thinking of her and perhaps missed her, missed their life together and missed his family. This would have been after the 2014 Arsenio interview.

www.instagram.com/p/9KEGSAGLdB/ It's having trouble linking but it should work if you type it in. Someone commented that he posted it on his son's Birthday in October 2015.

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Reply #242 posted 03/12/18 5:34pm

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This is new 2 me.

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Reply #243 posted 03/12/18 5:49pm

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12.3.1995 tv VH-1 Fashion & MusicAwards
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Prince performs with Mayte and other dancers during the VH1 Fashion & Music Awards show in New York on Dec. 3, 1995.

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The Mayte interview

At Hotel Ramada, Hamburg, Germany, October 24th 1995

Introduction


Knowing that Mayte was going to do a promotion tour for her Album Child of the Sun in Europe we contacted EDEL Records Company and asked if it would be possible to get an interview for our Magazine, NEWPOWERSOUL . After some phonecalls, finally the big YES came in and we were asked to contact other magazines as well. This would give us all a great opportunity to meet Mayte and other Editors of Magazines. [ Writing E-mails is fine , but it's nicer to meet people. ] Naturally everyone was happy about the chance to meet Mayte and interview her. A few days later we got a telephone call from EDEL explaning that a lot of the regular Press ( radio, TV, Magazines and newspapers ) was going to show up and there was little time left for the Magazines to get an interview. EDEL offered a telephone conference. We could listen in during one of the interviews that day for 15 minutes via telephone (( . Obviously we were not to happy about that, but it was better than nothing. Later that week we got another telephone call, we were offered 25 minutes of interviewing time. EDEL contacted 3 Magazines. Yessssssss ! A few days before the interview we got an advance copy of her CD on tape and we started preparing the questions. We were told to ask as much as possible about Mayte and the release of her Album. If possible, don't even mention HIM....


Monday we drove 500 Km to Hamburg, Germany. Driving in the evening would give us some benefit regarding busy traffic and we made it in 5 hours. After a restless night in Hamburg we met the people from The Continental Magazine and the O)+> Network. We were expected at Hotel Ramada at 12 O'clock. We were friendly welcomed at the hotel by an EDEL employee (Tina) and told that there was a tight schedule and we were given 25 minutes of interviewing time. We thanked her for the opportunity that for once the Fanzines got an interview with a key member of the NPG. In the lobby of the Ramada Hotel we were waiting for things to come. Nervous as we were, we at first didn't recognize Mayte's mother who was also waiting there. (We spoke to her after the Mayte interview). We had to wait another half hour because some interviews took longer than planned. Looking down I noticed that the carpet in the hotellobby was Paisley styled . Coincidence ?. If you have to wait for something and don't know what to do else you start looking around and try to find some unusual things. Two girls at the desk were wearing broches with golden suns on their dresses. Coincidence ? I heard myself sing: These are the days of the children of the sun..... At some point the EDEL spokeswoman came by to get us for the interview. Funny what your heart and stomache can do. It can even take a rollercoaster ride with you...... Up to the second floor with the elevator we were told to wait outside room 224. After a minute ( which seems to have lasted a century.. ) we were invited in. Mayte was sitting in a big chair near the window and welcomed all of us, asking our names . We were invited to take place on the bed or to just sit down at the floor where pillows were laying. For a moment it was silent, you could hear your own heartbeat. Everyone had to realise first that this was it. You listen to the music, you see her in shows, you see her dance in videos and now she is sitting there in front of you. Smiling that big smile. Looking right through you with those big brown eyes........... After waking up I thought we better get started with the questions since we only had 25 minutes.


Here are some questions from:
DUNE ( NEWPOWERSOUL )
AZI ( The Continental)
Axel Aberle ( O)+> Network)
and the answers from Mayte..........
Pictures shot by Thomas Hellmig and Ulla Kern .
Recorded on DAT by Ralf Gülpen ( NEWPOWERSOUL )


Yesterday you were in Munich and today here in Hamburg. The next 2 days you will be in Holland. Where else will this promotiontour take you ?

MAYTE: We will do 4 Television shows in London. We go to Spain .

Barcelona ?

MAYTE: It will be Madrid this time. We will visit Oslo, Stockholm, Bologna. Friday I return to Hamburg and have a photoshoot with AMICA [ German Magazine, first issue out in January 1996 ] . She smiled and was really looking forward to this..

MAYTE: I come back to Germany on November 2nd for a TV show on RTL in Cologne, I think it's called the Late show.

Are you going to perform ?

MAYTE: Yes, I will perform, but the NPG, they are rehearsing back in Minneapolis, so they can't come

It will just be you ?

MAYTE: Just me, but I have 2 dancers to it

Are you doing other TV appearances ?

MAYTE: Yeah, in London and I'm doing one in Bologna, I think it's Italy. I'm doing like four in London. Top of the Pops, MTV, I did the Box, VIVA and now I'm doing VIVA 2. Let's see.... and there is another one in London, I'm not sure about.

No White Room ?

MAYTE: No... I gotta save that one for the NPG again...

It was a very nice show back than...

MAYTE: Oh yeah, it was fun

We only saw two songs from that show..

MAYTE: Oooh, you didn't see the whole jamsession ? That was fun !!


I think before we are going to talk about your Album now, ... you've been a tremendous influence for his albums, the 92 album and the Gold Experience as well. So, in what way was your influence different when he wrote the songs for the 92 album and now for the Gold Experience ?

MAYTE: Well , because I'm...the influence, I mean...because I changed, of course, people change of course, with the Symbol Album I was ... we were doing the... it was kinda like the movie thing... we were keeping that... and then with the Gold Experience.. we just went crazy..you know, we did NOW and you know... I changed, I started stagediving...from ballet to bellydancing to stagediving, do all that kind of stuff. So we kind of all changed as a group. Because, I mean, The NPG as a band has a big influence, big time !

So it was an evolution from the balletdance to a.......?

MAYTE: Yeah, I grew as a dancer and performer and the musicians grew as musicians of course.

So you say it was also reflected on the music on the albums ?

MAYTE: Yeah...plus , you know.. he changed spiritually and as a person... so his music is different.. he has a lot more to say.. and , you know...

Emancipation is the keyword now ?

MAYTE: Aaaah ( biiiiiig smile !! ) Yes

All the fans have to emancipate to listen to his new work and be open to it ?

MAYTE: The album is incredible... he's working on it right now... He said there would be 50 songs on it...

MAYTE: yaah

80 Dollars ?

MAYTE: yeah, but it's worth it. He's taking his time, but it's gonna be the best, I think... a masterpiece

Is the band is really close ? On his last Love 4 one another show he said.. he was feeling sick and he said: Mayte is not here and that makes it worse.. The band is that close?

MAYTE: yeah it is....

You rehearse, perform , work in the studio, together all the time

MAYTE: Always dancing, always running around, getting thee.. asking me ... it's like .. we are a family and always creating. If somebody is missing you feel it. Actually he played last night. Anybody know that ?

Not yet, but we will soon hear.. we had to drive 5 hours up to Hamburg so we couldn't check it. [laughter again.. I was glad...this really helped the interview.. ]

MAYTE: He played last night. And then he told everyone that I was in Europe promoting my album.

How much influence does he have on the current album ?

MAYTE: On Child of the Sun ? A lot !! He wrote every song. He read my mind. Because it's exactly what I wanted to say on my album, on my first album. I'm very proud of it. The NPG played on it too.

Are there guest musicians ? There is a lot of Latin on it, is that Prince or Sheila E. on percussion ? [oops, I said Prince..)) ]

MAYTE: Aah no, Prince...eh ... [ oops] He did it. [big laughter, smiling innocent... ]

On Baby don't care, he did the percussion ??

MAYTE: Yah, he did... [ still smiling ]

Did he write Children of the Sun ( the first track on the album ) especially for your album ?

MAYTE: Yes, he wrote that specially for my album.

On Exodus there is a line that goes .. these are the days of the children in the sun.. and now you sing... we are the children of the sun, we're gonna dance till the morning sun..

MAYTE: That was a....because so many things are happening bad in the States that I wanted that to be.. I wanted to have a song that would make the people better and he came up with that.. and it was perfect..

I had a change to listen to the album and the song had the same impact on me as Play in the sunshine from the SOTT Album. First a happy song and then you go on ..

MAYTE: It's true.....

There are no less then 2 cover versions on your album. If I love U 2night, the current single and Love's no Fun. Who decided to record these version ?

MAYTE: He did !! He told me .. you know that are a lot of songs that he writes and they don't get the right kind of support and attention. So, when he held up these songs.... he said: these songs, you should do them. They weren't appreciated. They were appreciated but they weren't really released as singles. He said: I think that you should do these two.So I did ! Of course I'm gonna take his advice...

If I love you tonight has a beautiful video . There is a scene with a man in the car. Is that Frank Williams, the dancer ?

MAYTE: No, that's Jamie King, he's a choreographer. He choreographs for.. he did some of our stuff.. what has he done... he has done a lot.. he used to be Michael Jackson's dancer and now he's choreographing.. a very talented dancer. ( Jamie King was the choreographer for Glam Slam Ulysses, also the American Music Awards dancing, the EroctiCity Dancers from Glam Slam L.A.[thanks Diane] )

On If I love U 2night there's a line that goes: I'm looking for a remedy for all this misery... What is your remedy for misery ?

MAYTE: My remedy for misery is God....... spirituality.......in your gracious name.....yeah......... [ for a moment she is very into herself...concentrating..silent...spiritual ]

In your gracious name, the second song on the Album, to me it's a potential single release.

MAYTE: Actually we are thinking about doing that as a second one. we already got.. we are ready to shoot the video.. He's thinking about directing me too. He is gonna do this one for me.

There is a track on your album called House of Brick. That's the Commodores classic Brickhouse. The chorus goes: She's mighty mighty. This can easily be translated to she mighty... Mayte...

MAYTE: Now this is funny. We were in a jamsession and they started playing Brickhouse. He started singing... she's mighty mighty. And they stopped, looked at me and said : That's your name...let's go to the studio.. that's really how it happened.. they figured out that that sounded like my name...


I would like to go back in history, before your first single "The Most Beautiful Boy in the World" was released one year ago, I think two or three years ago they had two releases on the EDEL company's label, Broken Wings...and Too Dramatic ... I've got one of those here.

MAYTE: Ooohh!! Throw it away!! Throw it away!! Trow it awaaaaaay !!!

OK. I just want to know, can you remember when you actually recorded those songs?

MAYTE: Yeah. Actually...

That was back at the time you were here in Germany?

MAYTE: Yeah, it was before I met him. I had a dance-related injury and I had to stop dancing and it made me realize that a dancer's life is very short. So I definitely knew that I wanted to be in the entertainment business, so I started taking vocal lessons and then I got hold of some producers and it was just demos that we did. I didn't take it seriously. I was like, you know, I'll write some songs, like, you know...

But those guys put them out...

MAYTE: Oh yeah, they put them out.

... once you started dancing for him.

MAYTE: Of course! There's more. I don't know if they're gonna go back and do some more but, it was like demos - demos that I didn't take seriously because I was just trying out with the music business and seeing how it was. And then I met him , so it had to be fate. ( smiling this really innocent smile)


Are there any plans to promote your album live?

MAYTE: Yeah, actually right now they're rehearsing for the tour. We're going on tour in January. We're doing Japan, Australia, the States and Europe. And they're rehearsing right now, learning, re-arranging some of his songs, and we're gonna start rehearsing on my album, 'cause we're gonna do Exodus, Child of the Sun, we'll do a little bit of everything. Yeah, I plan to perform

There will be no tour this year in America ?

MAYTE: I know in December we're doing a show for VH1, the Fashion Awards. We're doing that and then we're planning on doing a TV special which is also in December, and then we start out in January.

So you're not coming to Europe for the MTV European Music Awards?

MAYTE: Not that I know of, there's no plans for that.

There was an artist without no name who booked for days at a Paris nightclub. That was the rumor but...

MAYTE: Actually since I was coming here, he was thinking about it, I don't know if he booked it or, you know, but who knows?

Who knows?

MAYTE: I'm here for two weeks. And the band, they're dying, The NPG, they're dying to travel. They wanna play.

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March 16.1995
The Gold Experience Tour
The Arena Sheffield. England
1.Purple Medley
2.Endorphinemachine
3.The Jam
4.Shhh
5.Days Of Wild
6.Funky Stuff
7.The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
8.Pussy Control
9.Let It Go
10.Pink Cashmere
11.Loose!
12.I Love U In Me
13.Peach
14.7
15.Get Wild
16.Billy Jack Bitch
17.I Hate U
18.319
19.Gold

BBC TV Top Of The Pops
The NPG & Tora Tora
1.Get Wild

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Reply #247 posted 03/12/18 6:05pm

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pinkcashmere23 said:

Rainbow1 said:

I would like to see the photo..where is it? If he put it up in 2015 then yes I like to believe he was still thinking of her and perhaps missed her, missed their life together and missed his family. This would have been after the 2014 Arsenio interview.

www.instagram.com/p/9KEGSAGLdB/ It's having trouble linking but it should work if you type it in. Someone commented that he posted it on his son's Birthday in October 2015.

Amiir's birthday was October 16, 1996. Prince posted the photo to which you refer on October 22, 2015, which was the anniversary of either the day before Amiir died or the day that Amiir died. However, I would not read too much into the date because he posted a crapload of photos on October 22, 2015. It appears that October 22, 2015 was the day that he established his Princestagram (www.instagram.com/prince) was established. (He mentioned on the 2014 Arsenio Hall interview that he was trying to make a Princestagram account.)

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Reply #248 posted 03/12/18 6:26pm

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In 2015 Prince posted a photo on IG from the mid 90's with Mayte in the background and he's playing the bass with her eye painted on it.When I saw that I did wonder if he had been thinking about her and perhaps missing their time together.

i think he must have each and everyday. and i feel each step into the furture was him trying to

mask the importance of that relationship, with other ones. i think Vanity and Mayte were his

soulmates, i feel the others loves were life mates. Can you imagine having and losing 2 soulmates. please google the difference if you need.

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206Michelle said:

This is new 2 me.

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Reply #252 posted 03/12/18 6:42pm

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206Michelle said:

pinkcashmere23 said:

www.instagram.com/p/9KEGSAGLdB/ It's having trouble linking but it should work if you type it in. Someone commented that he posted it on his son's Birthday in October 2015.

Amiir's birthday was October 16, 1996. Prince posted the photo to which you refer on October 22, 2015, which was the anniversary of either the day before Amiir died or the day that Amiir died. However, I would not read too much into the date because he posted a crapload of photos on October 22, 2015. It appears that October 22, 2015 was the day that he established his Princestagram (www.instagram.com/prince) was established. (He mentioned on the 2014 Arsenio Hall interview that he was trying to make a Princestagram account.)

For a while all of his posts were showing that date for some reason.His original account was opened in 2014 after the Arsenio appearance and later deleted in 2015.I believe October 22,2015 was when the account he was using in 2016 was created.

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Love these! Thanks for sharing!

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Emancipation album liner notes. I love this.

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