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    Post by Ned Braden on Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:56 pm

    My buddy texting me about his dental patient:

    My 81 year old patient had to tell me in the middle of replacing a crown. I was so pissed
    (Me saying some shit about how cool of an 81 year old this must be, but sucks that you found out that way)
    No it's Doris, she's the coolest
    I was pissed cause it was like 3pm and I had no clue. I had to excuse myself
    When I can back from screaming in the bathroom she had been wikapediaing him and told me he was married twice, had only 1 child who died and was a quiet, kind man. Then she said it was such a shame he was only 57 and I gave her the greatest crown the dental universe has ever know

    God. Fucking. Damn. What an incredible summation of a good man, completely removed from his general known legacy.
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    Post by undo on Fri Apr 22, 2016 12:23 am

    http://pitchfork.com/news/64974-negativlands-richard-lyons-dead-at-57/

    Peter Quaife I'm like 70% sure you're sid hartha from somb but I'm beginning to lose track but the thing is I don't think it matters anymore since my biggest impression of you at this point has been formed from your posts here.
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    Post by ? Ospink on Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:03 am

    Ned Braden wrote:Thanks for this Onion. Gave me a chuckle on an otherwise shit day.
    http://www.theonion.com/article/nation-too-sad-fuck-even-though-its-what-prince-wo-52791

    Thanks for this. Funny, respectful and spot on.

    Salut, you silly freak. Godspeed.

    On a side note, and speaking strictly as a guitar nerd - how about Prince's preference for Telecasters? It's something I've often noticed and admired about him.


    edit: betters' note: put all your money on Prince's Preference.


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    Post by Bruegel on Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:55 am

    classy tribute from Pornhub:

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    Post by reuben on Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:34 am

    Ned Braden wrote:and I gave her the greatest crown the dental universe has ever know

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    Post by reuben on Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:16 am

    Peter Quaife wrote:On a side note, and speaking strictly as a guitar nerd - how about Prince's preference for Telecasters?  It's something I've often noticed and admired about him.

    I guess technically he played a Madcat  study iwantsomeofthat but yeah if you're going to toss your guitar in the air after a solo you coundn't do better than use a tele-style for strength and durability.
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    Post by tjenz on Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:42 am

    This was as big a gut punch as Bowie's passing.
    On the plus side, we can now look forward to Prince's estate releasing albums from the vault.


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    Post by reuben on Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:55 am

    I'm flying up so high, my purple majesty displaying
    I've reached a higher place
    that no one else can make a claim in

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    Post by Ned Braden on Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:44 pm

    These guys are all talking about stocks right now and I'm just like... Prince is gone. Fuck this.

    “If I was your one and only friend—would U run to me if somebody hurt U even if that somebody was me?” – Prince, “If I Was Your Girlfriend”
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    Post by Ned Braden on Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:47 pm

    Westerberg fucking killing it with these words http://rol.st/1MNzA08
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    Post by Ned Braden on Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:02 am

    Can't fucking believe Prince is gone. Fuck. Fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck.
    Life. Smh.
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    Post by ? Ospink on Sat Apr 23, 2016 3:05 pm

    Food 4 thought.

    6 Ways Tom Petty Needs To Step His Shit Up Now That Prince Is Gone


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    Post by Ned Braden on Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:29 pm

    Jesus Christ
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    Post by reuben on Sun Apr 24, 2016 1:06 pm

    ^^^This is way better than the tribute Garrison Keillor did on this week's Prairie Home Companion
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    Post by Ned Braden on Mon Apr 25, 2016 2:23 am

    Bowie's death absolutely destroyed me...

    But the lingering effects of this shit?

    I've started fucking losing it like twice in public. And i never do that bullshit.

    Him. Prince. The best guy. The god damn BEST. Guy.

    I guess he's just gone now. I hate the existetial human crisis. Our lives are some straight up bullshit.
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    Post by Ҩ on Mon Apr 25, 2016 3:28 am

    Prince is a uniquely depressing case because he was still relatively young and he seemed uncomfortable with his own celebrity in a way that is special and unique.
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    Post by BGwaves on Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:34 am

    I feel Prince and Bowie were unique individuals in a world full of copy cats. Both lived as Aliens in a conventional world and I'm sure 4 most of us it was inspiring to C an Alien being themselves and not just getting away with it but making it normal. Beyond that, if your parents R still alive, events like this can bring thoughts of losing them too. Finally, and I don't wanna sound like a giant pussy, but I believe every member of this board feels music in a way that no regular human can understand making this kinda stuff uniquely difficult 4 us to process. Love U bros
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    Post by ? Ospink on Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:44 am

    I just try to remind myself how long the odds were that I would be alive in this world at exactly the same time that Bowie and Prince were here, that I was able to experience their music in their own time, to inhabit their era.

    Mathematically speaking, we R the luckiest of people. Future generations won't be so bad off either, as both of these artists left behind a vast body of work.

    Salut to both of these men. We thank U 4 your service.


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    Post by Ҩ on Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:59 am

    Peter Quaife wrote:I just try to remind myself how long the odds were that I would be alive in this world at exactly the same time that Bowie and Prince were here, that I was able to experience their music in their own time, to inhabit their era.

    Mathematically speaking, we R the luckiest of people.
    This is how I try to think about it too. Unfortunately, I feel like I showed up late to the party and everyone is exiting just as I'm getting my buzz on. Sad
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    Post by ? Ospink on Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:29 pm

    Right.  I keep forgetting I'm the old guy in the room.

    We all really R just a blip in the timeline. Even regarding an artform that's as relatively recent as recorded music, the whole of it is already overwhelming.

    I remember reading an old interview with Ry Cooder - early '70s I think, where he was talking about this road trip he took, trying to track down all the OG blues players he admired so much before they all died off. Just to give thanks, and maybe get to learn something they might want to pass along. He managed to meet a few of them but many more had already left the building, as it were.


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    Post by Ҩ on Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:05 pm

    My story is nowhere close to as cool as BGWaves', nor do I have all the details. But last year when I was listening to Prince with a friend he told me about one of his professors/instructors who helped record a Prince album. Apparently Prince just walked into the studio and started playing and gave little to no instruction as to what the sound engineers should be doing. They were supposed to just figure it out by themselves and if they didn't know what to do with it then they didn't belong in the room and were politely asked to leave.

    The dude had absolutely no fucking clue and was just in awe of Prince the entire time. He told my friend that he just packed up his shit and left and didn't feel upset at all. All he could think was, "holy shit, Prince is fucking awesome!"
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    Post by Paves on Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:47 pm

    I guess it doesn't really matter, but Prince's death has moved me way more than Bowie's did.  Not only was he younger, but he was kind of objectively the most freakishly talented musician ever.  If Bowie and Eno were rolled into one, then there might be some competition.

    Playing all the instruments on his recordings, reaching a mass audience like other comparatively shallow pop megastars of his time, and still managing to exist as the ultimate cult musician, the quintessential example of an artist with a legion of superfans salivating 4 whatever leftovers he was willing to pull from his vault and release (of which he has more than anyone...and probably more worth listening to, at that.)  I don't think anyone compares or can ever compare to him in this regard.

    If U look at the second half of the 20th century as a major period 4 culture that makes the 21st century look like little more than the inevitable fallout, it's easy to view Prince as the ultimate midpoint between the promise of the 1960s and the fairly underwhelming reality of the present and future.  He was able to use now unheard-of raw talent combined with now ubiquitous/civilization-enslaving technological advancements to become the ultimate Beatles/Hendrix/James Brown/Stevie Wonder hybrid, with even some Frank Zappa-by-way-of-Todd Rundgren (of whom I know he was a huge fan) tendencies thrown in there, and achieved large-scale crossover success that even the various "next Prince" followers he spawned have never approached.  

    He was basically a dead-end of greatness that could have only broke in the '80s in the aftermath of the '60s, and was actually "revolutionary" in that no one else has ever been more adept at blurring the lines between masculine/feminine, white/black, performer/artist, etc.  Bowie set the stage 4 all this, but I don't think that he ever took it anywhere as far or meaningful.  There isn't anyone else with such deep roots in funk, jazz, and R&B who managed to move beyond those forms without abandoning them, and certainly not any who got massively famous while using his or her fame as a way to spend more time tirelessly creating new music to the degree that Prince did.  The tragedy is that if he had gotten as old as the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Sly Stone, and whoever, I seriously doubt he would have slowed down much. He probably would have spent a number of years continuing to seem ageless compared to everybody else.
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    Post by Nick on Mon Apr 25, 2016 2:36 pm

    After a post like that paves is making it hard 4 me to feel good about posting in the Rate Your Bathroom Experience thread.
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    Post by chrondog on Mon Apr 25, 2016 3:57 pm

    Ҩ wrote:
    Peter Quaife wrote:I just try to remind myself how long the odds were that I would be alive in this world at exactly the same time that Bowie and Prince were here, that I was able to experience their music in their own time, to inhabit their era.

    Mathematically speaking, we R the luckiest of people.
    This is how I try to think about it too. Unfortunately, I feel like I showed up late to the party and everyone is exiting just as I'm getting my buzz on. Sad

    I'm still basically completely unfamiliar with Prince's entire career

    I probably listened 2 Dirty Mind once or twice based on rec's from this board

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