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Thread started 11/12/18 7:36pm

sro100

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What Was Prince's Biggest Miscalculation?

His biggest misstep?

All opinion, of course.

I'd say the movie "Graffiti Bridge;" may have been.

Y'all?

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Reply #1 posted 11/12/18 8:31pm

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Trusting the wrong ass people.

"Those that KNEW the number and didn't call...FUCK ALL Y'ALL!"
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Reply #2 posted 11/12/18 8:51pm

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Leaving WB

Lost your keys? check princevault..lost your relationhip? check princevault..they have all the answers
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Reply #3 posted 11/12/18 9:11pm

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Too many to mention.
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Reply #4 posted 11/12/18 9:40pm

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That he could control everything in his life.

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Reply #5 posted 11/12/18 11:02pm

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HatrinaHaterwitz said:

Trusting the wrong ass people.


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Reply #6 posted 11/13/18 12:40am

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Thinking he could take as many pills as he did that led to his death

If it breaks when it bends, U better not put it in!
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Reply #7 posted 11/13/18 12:45am

SoulAlive

Thinking that he could do everything himself.I'm talking about things like firing a movie director and deciding that he could direct the movie himself (UTCM)....or assuming that he could successfully run a record company (Paisley Park Records) without skilled people to assist him

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Reply #8 posted 11/13/18 12:58am

Dimitri10

Didn't make the right decision after Moline to get help and kick the addiction or whatever he was going through. Thant was a sign and if handled better he'd still be here.

"Prince don't know how many hits he got"
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Reply #9 posted 11/13/18 1:18am

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- Becoming a JW which, eventually, significantly contributed to his death.

- miscalculating how many pills he could take

- disbanding the Revolution.

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Reply #10 posted 11/13/18 1:44am

CatB



Larry Graham

"Time is space spent with U"
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Reply #11 posted 11/13/18 3:04am

MoBettaBliss

rave unto blue suit

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Reply #12 posted 11/13/18 3:55am

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Hubris! Not seeking medical treatment and using illegally obtained medicine to treat a legitimate pain issue.

The doctor that some are mad at... if he would have prescribed Vicodin Kirk's name...

Anyone for banning the AR15 must be on the side of the criminal as once banned only criminals will have them.
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Reply #13 posted 11/13/18 4:30am

PennyPurple

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Throwing away his life after getting a 2nd chance in Moline.

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Reply #14 posted 11/13/18 5:27am

Dimitri10

OnlyNDaUsa said:

Hubris! Not seeking medical treatment and using illegally obtained medicine to treat a legitimate pain issue.

The doctor that some are mad at... if he would have prescribed Vicodin Kirk's name...

Spot on!!!!

[Edited 11/13/18 5:28am]

"Prince don't know how many hits he got"
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Reply #15 posted 11/13/18 5:29am

Dimitri10

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Throwing away his life after getting a 2nd chance in Moline.

Agree, makes me think how many other close calls we dont know about

"Prince don't know how many hits he got"
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Reply #16 posted 11/13/18 7:04am

1725topp

This website is so predictable.

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Reply #17 posted 11/13/18 8:15am

TrivialPursuit

1725topp said:

This website is so predictable.


We said you'd say that.

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Reply #18 posted 11/13/18 8:18am

1725topp

TrivialPursuit said:

1725topp said:

This website is so predictable.


We said you'd say that.

*

And so it was written and done.

[Edited 11/13/18 8:19am]

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Reply #19 posted 11/13/18 9:06am

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firing Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis

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Reply #20 posted 11/13/18 9:23am

TrivialPursuit

Drugs. Larry Graham. Closing Paisley Park to other artists using it. Divorcing Mayte, and not adopting children with her. Did I mention Larry Graham?

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Reply #21 posted 11/13/18 9:33am

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Larry Graham

This.

finger DONALD TRUMP
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Reply #22 posted 11/13/18 9:36am

mtlfan

Not leaving the studio to get ice cream. Releasing Dirty Mind in demo format. Replacing Gayle with Lisa. Plugging the Linn into a flanger. Dropping the bass from WDC. Taking Kiss back. Leaving the vocals on Forever in My Life and IIWYG as is. Going on stage at The Trojan Horse one night in 1988. Counting on a Batman-themed song being a hit in 1989. Releasing TMBGITW as his first independent single. Orchestrating a massive career comeback in 2004 when he was already 20 years older than most pop stars and innovating record release strategies. Playing 21 nights at the 02. Banging Kim Basinger, writing Controversy...

Is there a giant Prince's great decisions thread somewhere?

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Reply #23 posted 11/13/18 9:38am

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mtlfan said:

Not leaving the studio to get ice cream. Releasing Dirty Mind in demo format. Replacing Gayle with Lisa. Plugging the Linn into a flanger. Dropping the bass from WDC. Taking Kiss back. Leaving the vocals on Forever in My Life and IIWYG as is. Going on stage at The Trojan Horse one night in 1988. Counting on a Batman-themed song being a hit in 1989. Releasing TMBGITW as his first independent single. Orchestrating a massive career comeback in 2004 when he was already 20 years older than most pop stars and innovating record release strategies. Playing 21 nights at the 02. Banging Kim Basinger, writing Controversy...

Is there a giant Prince's great decisions thread somewhere?

falloff Yeah all sounds good to me.

Miss my wife Julita rose
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Reply #24 posted 11/13/18 9:41am

darkroman

I was trying to think of a music reference but I can't. I like his creative journey as the highs and lows make the ride.

So I would have to agree with many people referencing his management of pain and taking prescription drugs. His biggest fault is not listening and believing in his own narcissism. Morris Day tried but couldn't get through to him.

sad


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Reply #25 posted 11/13/18 9:43am

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sro100 said:

His biggest misstep?

All opinion, of course.

I'd say the movie "Graffiti Bridge;" may have been.

Y'all?

Reading all the nastiness on prince.org.

Miss my wife Julita rose
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Reply #26 posted 11/13/18 9:47am

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The whole my name is now a symbol charade.
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Reply #27 posted 11/13/18 9:59am

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Artistically/career-wise, Carmen Electra and thinking that this album could be a hit of any kind.

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I do not feel it's my place to comment his personnal/private life and choices.

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Reply #28 posted 11/13/18 10:01am

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HerecomethePurpleYoda said:

The whole my name is now a symbol charade.

eek eek eek

One of his coolest career moves ever if you ask me.

It had never been done before, and it can never be done again.

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Reply #29 posted 11/13/18 10:17am

TrivialPursuit

HerecomethePurpleYoda said:

The whole my name is now a symbol charade.


There is validity to this.

While we all understood the reasoning and could make quasi-sense of it, it played against him as much as MJ's shenanigans did. Frank Dileo, MJ's manager for a long while, and MJ created this campaign of planting crazy stories in the press, then denying them when asked about them, just to generate attention. The hyperbaric chamber, elephant bones, Liz Taylor shrine, it all backfired on him. Wacko Jacko was a term much of the press adopted. He hated it, and he hated that his scheme to get attention (because, apparently, the attention from Thriller was just not enough) and he never lived it down.

I don't believe Prince felt prince was a spiritual move. But I do believe he tried to Muhammad Ali his way through the better part of seven years until he let it go and went back to the only real name he ever had. He never had to change his name. He just had to let his contract expire in a few years. The name change didn't get him out of it sooner, nor did it relieve him of any obligations he signed up for when he inked those deals. The entity of the person still existed, despite what anyone called it.

Ultimately, it was sort of embarrassing, I think. Of course, he'd play it off as some pseudo-religious experience. While he created a new thought process for an artist's independence, we all knew better about the name itself. He could have done that under his birth name just as effectively, evidenced by the fact that he continued to fight for artist's rights more years as Prince, than as prince.

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