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Reply #30 posted 03/13/18 2:00pm

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lastdecember said:

Saw the Revolution here at BB KINGS in NYC last April and i was floored, I mean I knew it would be an emotional night, but it blew my mind how tight this band is playing and organized and never missed a beat. This article is such a good interview and take on the situation, they should do what they feel natural, death often brings us together, so if it leads to new work then go for it, dont question it, people are gonna say "oh they are doing it for money etc" whatever you cant live for what people will think live for yourself. The parts of this interview pointing out that she wished reached out to Prince seeing how he did not look himself at all, and I think people here on the ORG were trying to ignore this too after his death, but you can just look at him in photos and see he was not well, and that Piano and Microphone was really like his going back to how it began but I am not sure it was for reasons we think, I think it was more because he knew this was over.

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Reply #31 posted 03/13/18 2:03pm

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Reply #32 posted 03/14/18 4:46am

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I don't understand how doing the P&M tour would be seen as a sign of giving up? Prince did everything else. That was something new and different for him. Probably refreshing too.
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Reply #33 posted 03/14/18 5:56am

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endiadj said:

I don't understand how doing the P&M tour would be seen as a sign of giving up? Prince did everything else. That was something new and different for him. Probably refreshing too.

well to take the full quote,

“Just the fact that he was doing a piano-and-a-microphone tour [his last performances], for some reason that concerned me. I felt like ‘Why is he doing that?’ It’s like he knew he was going to die or that he was giving up.

It sounds like she's not sure why she thought that either, like she had a feeling but can't place a finger on what it was except in retrospect.

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Reply #34 posted 03/14/18 6:01am

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jaawwnn said:

endiadj said:

I don't understand how doing the P&M tour would be seen as a sign of giving up? Prince did everything else. That was something new and different for him. Probably refreshing too.

well to take the full quote,

“Just the fact that he was doing a piano-and-a-microphone tour [his last performances], for some reason that concerned me. I felt like ‘Why is he doing that?’ It’s like he knew he was going to die or that he was giving up.

It sounds like she's not sure why she thought that either, like she had a feeling but can't place a finger on what it was except in retrospect.

I felt the same. There was something about it that seemed strange to me. Also the announcement of the memoirs. Maybe it was just because it was him looking back which he didn't seem to fond of.

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Reply #35 posted 03/14/18 6:32am

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When you're young, you look forward. When you reach your latter years, 50 is a benchmark for many, you start reminiscing. How great things were in your heyday, what you've accomplished, what could've been, the people you lost along the way, etc. That's normal, so I wasn't surprised at all when he announced he was writing his memoirs.
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Reply #36 posted 03/14/18 7:23am

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I always enjoy hearing from Lisa. Nothing against Wendy, but I always felt like "Wendy & Lisa" operated as a unit, with Wendy as the spokesperson. And in the group interviews with The Revolution (especially since Prince's death), it seemed as if Lisa got talked over rather often.

She has always seemed to me to be a very thoughtful, respectful voice where Prince was concerned. She knew him on such a deep level and was with him before and during his greatest success. I haven't read any of the books written by Prince "satellites," but I would love to read one by Lisa. I sense a reverence there - but also a realism and objectivity that is lacking in others.

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Reply #37 posted 03/14/18 9:05am

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rlittler81 said:

jaawwnn said:

well to take the full quote,

“Just the fact that he was doing a piano-and-a-microphone tour [his last performances], for some reason that concerned me. I felt like ‘Why is he doing that?’ It’s like he knew he was going to die or that he was giving up.

It sounds like she's not sure why she thought that either, like she had a feeling but can't place a finger on what it was except in retrospect.

I felt the same. There was something about it that seemed strange to me. Also the announcement of the memoirs. Maybe it was just because it was him looking back which he didn't seem to fond of.

I agree with both of you

and prior to this when asked about why getting a producer for AoA, he said something like 'well when things don't seem to be working...'
I loved the idea of the Piano & Microphone shows (and it was a long time coming for the memoirs) but it did seem like there was something off kilter

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Reply #38 posted 03/15/18 9:12pm

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lastdecember said:

JoeyCococo said:

This Revolution tour has always felt to me like something Prince would never care to do or support, even as he has passed. The Revoution members are too talented to just go on doing his songs w/o him. I hope they do some new music....perhaps even use some old unreleased music.

Just so everyone is on the same page here.....NOTHING that has happened since would PRINCE be down for, OK regardless of who it is, whether it is JLO doing a raunchy tribute or Timberlake doing a flag at the SB, or whether it is Shelia doing it on BET or NPG or REVOLUTION not one of those things would have been down with.

That's easy to say really but we also know how he felt about drugs too, so I'm sure he'd approve of his friends keeping his musical legacy alive.

Prince may be the purple Yoda, but Wendy & Lisa and Eric Leeds also sit on the Jedi Council.
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Reply #39 posted 03/16/18 5:16am

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OldFriends4Sale said:

rlittler81 said:

I felt the same. There was something about it that seemed strange to me. Also the announcement of the memoirs. Maybe it was just because it was him looking back which he didn't seem to fond of.

I agree with both of you

and prior to this when asked about why getting a producer for AoA, he said something like 'well when things don't seem to be working...'
I loved the idea of the Piano & Microphone shows (and it was a long time coming for the memoirs) but it did seem like there was something off kilter


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Reply #40 posted 03/16/18 6:58am

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I don't know...I went to see the Revolution last year, and I was down at the time...But though a fan since 7th or 8th grade...I lived out of the country for decades and I never got to see the Revoltuion or even Prince until maybe 2009?, as we moved back in 2008. For me, I was able to see his band..people he considered the best at one time...(Revoltion Era)...

Like most here I imagine, probably at least once a day I miss Prince. I really do. Something wlll pop up on my fb page, etc...and I just miss the excitement or energy of his shows and creativity overall..and sadness that it is gone. Yet, I feel fortunate to have been in that little niche of a fan in the late 70's /early 80's onwards...And to have lived during his time and experience it.

So, last week they played in Philly again and I got tix a few days before. Ironically I had been on the org the evening before I knew they were in town. This time when I saw them, it was just more of an appreciation, dance party type of feel. And, you know what, I needed it and once again, very appreciative of his existence. I feel that they will eventually get tired of this, but I do appreciate being able to have experienced it. The didn't play "Sometimes it Snows in April"....I felt like it was more of a dedication, party, have a good time kind of night. I can only envision how it was during those days.

It would be great if they do their own things creatively, e but I won't mind if every once in a whlie, they pop up now and again for a PRince Dedication or party type of thing as well as their own new creations--or even expand on the setlist or play some unreleased things they all worked on. I think it is good for all of our souls. Especially if you are in the moood for a funk-night...Best to see his band...not a tribute band. It does give you that uplifting feeling again.

As far as if Prince would like it..I believe he does not care at all. He is done on this Earth and he left his creations ....he didn't leave directions for us so everyone has different thoughts on 'what to do' and people process/move on in their individual ways. But sure, I think his legacy needs to be kept alive.

I do hope that at some point before those who really knew him , open up and even document it ALLl...Even if we this lifetime don't hear the stories, or they don't share it now....but for history sake I hope it's all for a time capsule...

Here is a fairly accurate review....He is defnitely missed..

http://www.mcall.com/entertainment/lehigh-valley-music/mc-ent-the-revolution-prince-review-sugarhouse-casino-philadelphia-20180310-story.html

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Reply #41 posted 03/25/18 12:11pm

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ThatWhiteDude said:

Yeah, it's two years without him next month but it still feels so unreal. I'll probably never really get over it.

No, I wonder if people who were alive long for the journey are affected differently.(probably so) The passing of Prince touches on other parts of our lives. With Prince's passing I was also heavily affected by Vanity(Denise Matthews) passing. Bobby Z heart attack and Jill Jones health scare(same month Prince was rushed to the hospital for flu issues) I don't want to hear of any others passing any time soon. So I want them to do the music and continue to do more music.

I've been listening to a lot of Prince's earlier stuff/demos and studio (solo/band) rehearsals etc ... that intimate stuff. Has me really open.

I felt really sad when Vanity died because she was someone special. Absolutely stunning to look at and had a lovely personality. then when Prince died soon after it was heartbreaking. In the last couple of years we have also lost David Bowie and George Michael - music legends.

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Reply #42 posted 03/26/18 5:05am

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OldFriends4Sale said:

No, I wonder if people who were alive long for the journey are affected differently.(probably so) The passing of Prince touches on other parts of our lives. With Prince's passing I was also heavily affected by Vanity(Denise Matthews) passing. Bobby Z heart attack and Jill Jones health scare(same month Prince was rushed to the hospital for flu issues) I don't want to hear of any others passing any time soon. So I want them to do the music and continue to do more music.

I've been listening to a lot of Prince's earlier stuff/demos and studio (solo/band) rehearsals etc ... that intimate stuff. Has me really open.

I felt really sad when Vanity died because she was someone special. Absolutely stunning to look at and had a lovely personality. then when Prince died soon after it was heartbreaking. In the last couple of years we have also lost David Bowie and George Michael - music legends.

Yes, and even though she wasn't a part of the musical scene, Kim Upsher was a part of Purple Rain (and the mythos of the Second Coming and the Hookers formation) so when she died 2 month prior to Vanity/Denise that got it started for me. They say it comes in 3s

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Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
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Reply #43 posted 03/26/18 5:08am

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moving 4ward, I want to see bigger Prince community collaborations and shows between those in the 1980s group. I want to see interconnected shows where we might see Morris Day & Jesse along with Eddie M Eric Leads & Atlanta Bliss(If they can coax him out of retirement) on stage with the Revolution. I would love to have them call up Clare Fishers son and the Clare orchestra and do some numbers live. Or Suzi Katayama and Novi Novog. Sheila E Juan Escovedo and Benni etc

#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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