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Thread started 10/19/20 3:37am

funkbabyandthe
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Preacher, Lecturer, Comedian: which of Prince's later personas was your favourite?

feel free to add on to my list.

preacher - obviously this is the prince that would freely moralise on sexual behaviour and would chastise and give you a dressing down if you werent living up to his lofty principles

lecturer - the prince that seemed to take inspiration from gil scot heron (e.g. the war, etc) and had all the answers on history, religion, politics, race, social ills (also the prince that voiced doubts on democracy and supported states with one religion IIRC)

comedian - the prince that wanted to show you 'hey, i have a sense of humour too yknow!' eg the little routine he built up around the rules on the musicology tour.

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Reply #1 posted 10/19/20 3:47am

Dalia11

Comedian and lecturer/musician/singer/writer, etc.... 😃
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Reply #2 posted 10/19/20 3:48am

jfenster

He could've made a 2nd career being a comedian
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Reply #3 posted 10/19/20 5:36am

Se7en

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I really appreciate the comedian in Prince. I just rewatched the New Girl episode with him and it was great to see him smiling and having fun.

I will say that I enjoyed and benefitted from Prince's preaching in the 80s/early 90s when it was more spiritual and non-JW. It was rare that you'd hear a rock/pop star singing about Jesus and God. Might've been a turnoff for some but not for me.

Lecturer . . . I feel that a lot of Prince's non-religious beliefs were a little ham-handed.

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Reply #4 posted 10/19/20 8:12am

RJOrion

Black Activist and truth seeker.
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Reply #5 posted 10/19/20 12:17pm

funkbabyandthe
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RJOrion said:

Black Activist and truth seeker.


Did he find the truth?
I want to learn to like prince as lecturer more. What should I look up ir listen to?
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Reply #6 posted 10/19/20 1:02pm

RJOrion

funkbabyandthebabysitters said:

RJOrion said:

Black Activist and truth seeker.


Did he find the truth?
I want to learn to like prince as lecturer more. What should I look up ir listen to?
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i cant answer that for him... but all you had to do is listen to hin speak and follow his career and the evolution of his lyrics and behavior...even the books he was reading that are still displayed at PP... "The Secret Teachings Of All Ages"...ive had that joint since 2005...and the influence of that book on him has always been obvious to me...the esoteric writings of Manley P. Hall isnt for everyone...and everyone that seeks and attains true wisdom isnt always a "lecturer", or willing to share their "pearls of wisdom" freely, openly or with just anyone... and most artists that are on that frequency, just put it in their art and let those who are kindred spirits acknowledge it, and let this rest have their own interpretations or even confusion.
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Reply #7 posted 10/19/20 1:17pm

databank

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My favorite is the fact that the place is called a lot of great questions and why some other interviews fail to feature relevant questions and why some other interviews fail to feature relevant questions or comments about the noise and it wasn't mentioned in the previous email but I am not sure if same group had sent me a lot of great questions and why some other interviews fail to feature relevant questions and why some other interviews fail to feature relevant questions and why some other interviews fail to feature relevant questions and why some other interviews fail to feature relevant questions and why some other interviews fail to feature relevant questions and
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Reply #8 posted 10/19/20 1:22pm

looby

I liked Prince the comedian, because the guy was funny, and sometimes with just a look or expression he gave about something. Also, I loved to see him smile, and not be so serious all the time, it made him appear more human, and not so much like some strange celeb that you just stared at, whenever or wherever he appeared. lol

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Reply #9 posted 10/22/20 5:08pm

SexyMuthaF

He was a great comedian and it showed in UTCM.
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Reply #10 posted 10/22/20 7:54pm

Margot

Religious/spiritual seeker. Chaka liked he read quite a bit and they shared a number of books.

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Reply #11 posted 10/22/20 9:48pm

khill95

comedian. that new girl episode comes to mind. it seems like the older he got, the less weird he became, and the more we understood his quirks as time passed on and society changed. we began to see the humor and carefree nature in the way he lived his life.

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Reply #12 posted 11/06/20 9:02am

funkbabyandthe
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i really wish prince had chilled with the preachier stuff as he got older.

not to be arrogant, but i did not look to prince for guidance on big social issues, or religion, or politics.

there are musicians who i did look to for thoughts on that stuff, but it wasnt prince.

maybe thats just me, idk, and i appreciated his thoughts on god and spirituality (so i loved lovesexy, but saw it more just about his own journey and battles rather than trying to want to impress it on others), but he just got too didactic with it as he aged.

maybe losing your child, losing a wife/marriage, etc is what did that, idk how id cope with that, but even so.

i def respect prince, but he wasnt an intellectual figure in my eyes.

he was important in other respects. and theres nothing wrong with that.

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