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Thread started 10/18/18 5:22pm

AnnaSantana

So is Prince's memoir coming out or nah?

Remember the noise being made earlier this year by his publisher that despite it being unfinished, they were going to release the book later this year (which would be now).
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Reply #1 posted 10/18/18 5:27pm

rdhull

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Yeah, in 2 weeks.

Lost your keys? check princevault..lost your relationhip? check princevault..they have all the answers
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Reply #2 posted 10/18/18 6:46pm

TrivialPursuit

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Yeah, in 2 weeks.


I already have a preview ePub of it.

This experience will cover courtship, sex, commitment, fetishes, loneliness, vindication, love, and hate.
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Reply #3 posted 10/18/18 8:54pm

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I'm waiting for it to go on sale
Cant believe my purple psychedelic pimp slap pimp2

And I descend from grace, In arms of undertow
I will take my place, In the great below
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Reply #4 posted 10/18/18 9:24pm

Goddess4Real

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FragileUndertow said:

I'm waiting for it to go on sale

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Keep Calm & Listen To Prince
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Reply #5 posted 10/18/18 9:38pm

HerecomethePur
pleYoda

Right after Brownmark's book...

And Jill Jones...

And Lisa Coleman...

And Wendy Melvoin...

And Morris Day...

And Jermone Benton...

And that guy named Poorgoo...

By the way, it's only 50 pages long...

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Reply #6 posted 10/18/18 10:19pm

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Well, if you are looking for a memoir from 50 handwritten pages it will be fluffed by a ghostwriter... confused You are better off reading the biographies that already exist...

"If you're living, you've got nothing left to prove..."
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Reply #7 posted 10/18/18 10:21pm

upinclouds

TrivialPursuit said:



rdhull said:


Yeah, in 2 weeks.




I already have a preview ePub of it.




are you joking or serious?
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Reply #8 posted 10/18/18 10:24pm

upinclouds

HerecomethePurpleYoda said:

Right after Brownmark's book...


And Jill Jones...


And Lisa Coleman...


And Wendy Melvoin...


And Morris Day...


And Jermone Benton...


And that guy named Poorgoo...



By the way, it's only 50 pages long...



and Mi-Ling Stone Poole
and Kim Berry
and Apollonia
and maybe Mayte #2
and maybe one day Sheila E. on fav Prince songs
and isn’t Susannah penning one as well?
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Reply #9 posted 10/18/18 10:32pm

purplethunder3
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TrivialPursuit said:

rdhull said:

Yeah, in 2 weeks.


I already have a preview ePub of it.

So, why don't you tell us something about it.. Is it worth the read for only 50 pages probably padded with other stuff?

"If you're living, you've got nothing left to prove..."
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Reply #10 posted 10/19/18 1:14am

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upinclouds said:

TrivialPursuit said:


I already have a preview ePub of it.

are you joking or serious?

It's a free download with the pre-purchase of the Hey Hannigan deluxe edition.

RIP sad
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Reply #11 posted 10/19/18 1:38am

darkroman

It certainly will be released!

It is very likely it will be released one page per year - double line spaced, 20 point font.

A $100 annual subscription will be required.

It will be available as; standard unbound, paperback, hardback, deluxe, super deluxe, with foil, without foil, special edition with an underlined heading, exclusive Amazon version signed by the person who packs your order....

....but you have to also buy a cheap and nasty $200 tshirt.



Sadly this is the sign of the times.


neutral neutral neutral

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Reply #12 posted 10/19/18 5:37am

dodger

purplethunder3121 said:

TrivialPursuit said:


I already have a preview ePub of it.

So, why don't you tell us something about it.. Is it worth the read for only 50 pages probably padded with other stuff?

Larry's Foreword has padded it out apparantly

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Reply #13 posted 10/19/18 6:29am

PURPLEIZED3121

paln was for this xmas I think?. The hype around it will be huge, expect a big PR campaign as per the recent '83 Piano release.

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Reply #14 posted 10/19/18 6:52am

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With less than a hundred pages, it would be cool to mix in band members memoirs as well, under the form of annotations.
But maybe the memoir isn't chronological at all in the state it is. Or maybe it is, but who knows how far it goes.
I feel like an 8 ball. Damn, Christopher!

The Colors R brighter, the Bond is much tighter
No Child's a failure
Until the Blue Sailboat sails him away from his dreams
Don't Ever Lose, Don't Ever Lose
Don't Ever Lose Your Dreams
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Reply #15 posted 10/19/18 7:03am

rdhull

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HerecomethePurpleYoda said:

And that guy named Poorgoo...

lol lol lol

Lost your keys? check princevault..lost your relationhip? check princevault..they have all the answers
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Reply #16 posted 10/19/18 7:44am

bonatoc

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darkroman said:

It certainly will be released!

It is very likely it will be released one page per year - double line spaced, 20 point font.

A $100 annual subscription will be required.

It will be available as; standard unbound, paperback, hardback, deluxe, super deluxe, with foil, without foil, special edition with an underlined heading, exclusive Amazon version signed by the person who packs your order....

....but you have to also buy a cheap and nasty $200 tshirt.



Sadly this is the sign of the times.


neutral neutral neutral



And it's such a dumb move (that said, some prices are OK, but the overall art direction is still meh to me). I'm currently rewatching Steve Jobs keynotes from the 00's in some motivation/procrastination marathon of some kind (although the best this im.perfect man would ever say about inventing is summed in under 2 minutes), and I wonder: wouldn't it be better to remove Prince from all platforms, and build a single, closed, Estate owned, streaming platform (Amazon and Google provide high-end servers services based on consumption, all you need is some devs) also used for digital and physical distribution ?

"Yeah, but then we lose a lot of potential audience". Since the audience only cares for more or less than a dozen hits, and forever will, leave only the hits (audio and video) on the big actors as trojan horses. All the rest, albums and movies included, should be available only through the official Estate platform. All the difference in income (the fees paid to the big streaming actors are dramatically lowered) can be invested into clever, high-level (Prince is not your average Camry) all-year-long marketing campaigns into promoting the official platform. The Estate has to stop redirecting (and losing) its true audience to YT (the recent media coverages of "Mary" all had YT embeds). They're the true winners here.

Then, it's "just" a matter of showing and telling the benefits of using the official platform: 24-bit audio, 720/1080p videos (limit the ones on YT to 480p, again, as trojan horses) exclusive concerts, exclusive goodies, and all the usual shannigans hire an MBA for crissake).

There could be a freemium by default for every opt-in. A free song every month (a demo, a rehearsal, who cares as long as it's musically relevant). After all, you get somebody's e-mail (and other fields the opt-in form has), and that's worth dollars, as all marketing educated people wil agree, especially when you're not a huge generalist internet platform or some social network: you get a (cynical mode activated) very precise marketing target with an opt-in form, and it's someone that actually showed interest (because s.he opted in, doh). And then you don't go spend your money and time with complicated internet tracking analytics to figure out if this marketplace or this social networks brings newcomers: you're the only door in. Prince was generous with his art, and there's enough in the vault to give away a song every month for centuries. It would educate newcomers: Prince's work is too vast to be presented the usual way, it needs context (the intro on the NC2U video) every time. There are too many periods to sum things up in an easy way. Even the PP museum can't do it. It just scratches the surface.

The more I think about it, the more I think the Estate should follow the Apple strategy in the early 00's. Prince's music is exclusive. It's racy. It's cleverly made. It sparks mania. It's not for everyone. So stop treating it as yet another mass consumption product. What may seem at first a doomed isolationist business model might very well turn into more, much more buckos in the long run. But most of all it would bring a better, more carefully studied, professionally art directed approach to Prince's legacy.


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The Colors R brighter, the Bond is much tighter
No Child's a failure
Until the Blue Sailboat sails him away from his dreams
Don't Ever Lose, Don't Ever Lose
Don't Ever Lose Your Dreams
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Reply #17 posted 10/19/18 8:07am

Genesia

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TheEnglishGent said:

upinclouds said:

TrivialPursuit said: are you joking or serious?

It's a free download with the pre-purchase of the Hey Hannigan deluxe edition.


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Reply #18 posted 10/19/18 9:37am

TrivialPursuit

TheEnglishGent said:

upinclouds said:

TrivialPursuit said: are you joking or serious?

It's a free download with the pre-purchase of the Hey Hannigan deluxe edition.


You get a hardback when you buy the Ltd Deluxe edition of Swell Tree Lens 3 LP set, too. It's $177, but worth it for the "Hey Hannigan" remixes by Kirky J., Tony M., and the rare Gayle Chapman-vocal version.

This experience will cover courtship, sex, commitment, fetishes, loneliness, vindication, love, and hate.
http://bit.ly/1D3FG2U
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Reply #19 posted 10/19/18 9:48am

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I really hope they do release it. I find it very interesting that he chose the title "The Beautiful Ones" for his memoirs.
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Reply #20 posted 10/19/18 9:49am

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he said the Gail Chatman vocal version haha. Spit out my coffee on that one.
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Reply #21 posted 10/19/18 11:28am

onlyforaminute

Ok, now I'm thoroughly confused. Who's joking, who's serious?

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Reply #22 posted 10/19/18 11:31am

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onlyforaminute said:

Ok, now I'm thoroughly confused. Who's joking, who's serious?

Nobody on here knows squat. lol

"If you're living, you've got nothing left to prove..."
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Reply #23 posted 10/19/18 1:12pm

rdhull

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onlyforaminute said:

Ok, now I'm thoroughly confused. Who's joking, who's serious?

Really? Really?

Lost your keys? check princevault..lost your relationhip? check princevault..they have all the answers
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Reply #24 posted 10/19/18 1:28pm

onlyforaminute

purplethunder3121 said:

onlyforaminute said:

Ok, now I'm thoroughly confused. Who's joking, who's serious?

Nobody on here knows squat. lol



Seems that way.

"You want to know your biggest fault? You don’t keep true accounts: you put a high value on what you’ve given, a low value on what you’ve received."

- Seneca, On Anger 3.31.3
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Reply #25 posted 10/19/18 1:29pm

onlyforaminute

rdhull said:

onlyforaminute said:

Ok, now I'm thoroughly confused. Who's joking, who's serious?

Really? Really?




Really.


You say that like there's some sticky aorund here for all to see it as plain as day.

"You want to know your biggest fault? You don’t keep true accounts: you put a high value on what you’ve given, a low value on what you’ve received."

- Seneca, On Anger 3.31.3
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Reply #26 posted 10/19/18 1:39pm

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onlyforaminute said:

rdhull said:

Really? Really?




Really.


You say that like there's some sticky aorund here for all to see it as plain as day.

Really? You need a sticky to know whats what?

Lost your keys? check princevault..lost your relationhip? check princevault..they have all the answers
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Reply #27 posted 10/19/18 2:26pm

onlyforaminute

rdhull said:

onlyforaminute said:




Really.


You say that like there's some sticky aorund here for all to see it as plain as day.

Really? You need a sticky to know whats what?



Seriously? It's a shocking big deal to ask for or to have relevant Prince info on the Prince message board?

"You want to know your biggest fault? You don’t keep true accounts: you put a high value on what you’ve given, a low value on what you’ve received."

- Seneca, On Anger 3.31.3
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Reply #28 posted 10/19/18 2:31pm

rdhull

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onlyforaminute said:

rdhull said:

Really? You need a sticky to know whats what?



Seriously? It's a shocking big deal to ask for or to have relevant Prince info on the Prince message board?

1. There are no threads about it.If there was information on such a sought after item release, it would be prominent.

2. You seemed to be asking if some comments were true. The comments affirmative to a soon to be release, a pre copy, an extended extra edition with song etc are all obviously bs joking that a 'really..really?' response was kind of warranted. Youre smarter than that to believe such silliness/joking as being possible.

3. No, but really, it will be released in 2 weeks.

Lost your keys? check princevault..lost your relationhip? check princevault..they have all the answers
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Reply #29 posted 10/19/18 2:44pm

onlyforaminute

rdhull said:

onlyforaminute said:



Seriously? It's a shocking big deal to ask for or to have relevant Prince info on the Prince message board?

1. There are no threads about it.If there was information on such a sought after item release, it would be prominent.

2. You seemed to be asking if some comments were true. The comments affirmative to a soon to be release, a pre copy, an extended extra edition with song etc are all obviously bs joking that a 'really..really?' response was kind of warranted. Youre smarter than that to believe such silliness/joking as being possible.

3. No, but really, it will be released in 2 weeks.


I get the silliness, 17+ years org experience, but usually folks get all butt hurt when a certain person does it to them the irony is glaring.

"You want to know your biggest fault? You don’t keep true accounts: you put a high value on what you’ve given, a low value on what you’ve received."

- Seneca, On Anger 3.31.3
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