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GottaLetitgo

Today I really missed Prince

So back again, the prodigal son that none of you remember. I used to post fairly regularly around here. Never really gained a following. At one point I was posting as Andrew Ridgeley and I think some people actually believed I was him, the real talent of Wham! Anyhow I missed this place but when Prince died I just stopped for the most part. Stopped listening, stopped posting. It hurt too much to refer to my idol of 30 years in past tense. Still does. I know he lives through his music but for me I just can’t listen. But then a day like today happens and I was at the grocery store and Raspberry Beret came on. And at first, it hurt to hear. But as I was strolling down the aisle I couldn’t help but sing under my breath. And then even a little louder. Yes I looked crazy but damn it there is such a joy to that song, undeniable three decades later. And I thought about y’all, the Org, those that still post. And I missed you. And I really missed Prince. And it still sucks that he’s dead but his music wil never die, even for those of us who have muted it.
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Reply #1 posted 01/31/19 6:33pm

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prince yes

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #2 posted 01/31/19 7:30pm

TheTruth123

This is why it’s dangerous to have idols. When they leave it’s like God leaving. God hasn’t left. It just feels like he did.
Prince was a part of God on earth, that’s for sure, and we do grieve. I wouldn’t deny that grief, just maybe lessen it to a more honest perspective. He was human and we’re all going to die. He’s still here though, his spirit, if you care to seek. And he loves you. He wants you to be happy . 💜
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Reply #3 posted 01/31/19 7:33pm

onlyforaminute

I miss him too. Love has no boundaries.

"I’m not new to this, I’m true to this."

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Reply #4 posted 02/01/19 1:49am

PeteSilas

TheTruth123 said:

This is why it’s dangerous to have idols. When they leave it’s like God leaving. God hasn’t left. It just feels like he did. Prince was a part of God on earth, that’s for sure, and we do grieve. I wouldn’t deny that grief, just maybe lessen it to a more honest perspective. He was human and we’re all going to die. He’s still here though, his spirit, if you care to seek. And he loves you. He wants you to be happy . 💜

i tried to talk to his spirit last night, i know i'm a nut.

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Reply #5 posted 02/01/19 4:25am

TheTruth123

PeteSilas said:



TheTruth123 said:


This is why it’s dangerous to have idols. When they leave it’s like God leaving. God hasn’t left. It just feels like he did. Prince was a part of God on earth, that’s for sure, and we do grieve. I wouldn’t deny that grief, just maybe lessen it to a more honest perspective. He was human and we’re all going to die. He’s still here though, his spirit, if you care to seek. And he loves you. He wants you to be happy . 💜

i tried to talk to his spirit last night, i know i'm a nut.



In these interesting times anyone who is still close minded about spiritual matters is insane.
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Reply #6 posted 02/01/19 7:18am

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TheTruth123 said:

This is why it’s dangerous to have idols. When they leave it’s like God leaving. God hasn’t left. It just feels like he did.
Prince was a part of God on earth, that’s for sure, and we do grieve. I wouldn’t deny that grief, just maybe lessen it to a more honest perspective. He was human and we’re all going to die. He’s still here though, his spirit, if you care to seek. And he loves you. He wants you to be happy . 💜


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Reply #7 posted 02/01/19 7:43am

GottaLetitgo

TheTruth123 said:

This is why it’s dangerous to have idols. When they leave it’s like God leaving. God hasn’t left. It just feels like he did. Prince was a part of God on earth, that’s for sure, and we do grieve. I wouldn’t deny that grief, just maybe lessen it to a more honest perspective. He was human and we’re all going to die. He’s still here though, his spirit, if you care to seek. And he loves you. He wants you to be happy . 💜

Very nicely said and appreciated. The thing is maybe I shouldn't have used the word idol, I definitely realized many times over the year that Prince Rogers Nelson was a human being who had an amazing talent but was not perfect. He was arrogant at times, made some boneheaded decisions...same as the rest of us. I did not have a shrine to him or anything (well, my bedroom in high school had enough posters to be pretty close to a shrine) but his music was the soundtrack of my teen years, my college years, my married life. Always in the background but of course joined by the music of others, just a little more prominent. I was always defending him, always the only admitted Prince fan in the room or the dorm. I almost broke away in the early 2000s but then Musicology and the Super Bowl and, somewhere along the way, he became the elder statesman of rock and an almost universally acknowledged genius. And then he seemed to be fading a bit and the next thing you know, he passes. And that was hard, not because I knew the man personally but because his music was an influence, a constant. Over the last decade, I lost my favorite actor who also inspired me, Robin Williams, my favorite musician, and my father. All of them played different roles but were influential in the person I've become. And now, I hardly ever go to my father's graveside, I can't watch a Robin Williams movie, and I can't listen to Prince. It is avoidance, it is regret, it is fear of my own mortality. I think deep down Prince did want people to be happy, I think you're right about that. But just too many body blows over the last few years, it is still too soon.

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Reply #8 posted 02/01/19 8:28am

oceanblue

GottaLetitgo said:

Very nicely said and appreciated. The thing is maybe I shouldn't have used the word idol, I definitely realized many times over the year that Prince Rogers Nelson was a human being who had an amazing talent but was not perfect. He was arrogant at times, made some boneheaded decisions...same as the rest of us. I did not have a shrine to him or anything (well, my bedroom in high school had enough posters to be pretty close to a shrine) but his music was the soundtrack of my teen years, my college years, my married life. Always in the background but of course joined by the music of others, just a little more prominent. I was always defending him, always the only admitted Prince fan in the room or the dorm. I almost broke away in the early 2000s but then Musicology and the Super Bowl and, somewhere along the way, he became the elder statesman of rock and an almost universally acknowledged genius. And then he seemed to be fading a bit and the next thing you know, he passes. And that was hard, not because I knew the man personally but because his music was an influence, a constant. Over the last decade, I lost my favorite actor who also inspired me, Robin Williams, my favorite musician, and my father. All of them played different roles but were influential in the person I've become. And now, I hardly ever go to my father's graveside, I can't watch a Robin Williams movie, and I can't listen to Prince. It is avoidance, it is regret, it is fear of my own mortality. I think deep down Prince did want people to be happy, I think you're right about that. But just too many body blows over the last few years, it is still too soon.

Very nicely said as well GottaLetitgo. I'm sure many Prince fans can sympathize and relate to the things you said. As a fan of the man from the start, that loved him dearly, and thought he could do no wrong, and as someone who has lost others they loved to death, I understand exactly how you feel. When Prince died, I couldn't listen to his music for a long time, but with time, the pain lessened, and now I can, but there are still times that listening brings tears to my eyes. If you look at it realistically and truthfully, you realize that you didn't know the man personally, and he didn't even know us either, but because we grew up listening to his music, and being a fan, that in our minds, we did know him, and he was like family, someone we knew personally. I agree with TheTruth123, that we shouldn't make idols out anyone! Prince was human, just like we all are. Yes, death of a loved one is hard, and it will always be "too soon" for those of us that lost those we've loved to death, but we just live on, because we have no other choice but to.

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Reply #9 posted 02/01/19 7:01pm

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I remember you, good to see you back on the org. I also remember your Andrew Ridgley profile. lol

I miss Prince a lot, too, and today I listened to many of his songs during my workout session.

" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"




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Reply #10 posted 02/04/19 8:49am

free2bFreeda2

i still think of Prince at least 2 or 3 times in a week.
it's like a indescribable void in my thought sphere.
like a part of my mindset still does not want to accept that his earthly life force is gone from my reality.
like as if a tiny part of my heart still feels a splashing tide of sorrow.
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Reply #11 posted 02/04/19 12:37pm

0uterageous

I woked up this morning from a dream about questioning his demise and then realizing he's no longer here in physical realm. Not so much of a pleasant way to start the day

I can sound like a broken record but with these celebrations, tributes and any other form of honoring/remembering him....it just won't ever fill this void.

To be brutally honest, the magic/mystic is gone..

From former associates playing his songs live to officially releasing his music, it's just isn't the same without him here sad

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Reply #12 posted 02/04/19 12:44pm

andersongs

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I found it very hard in the first year after he passed away, breaking down whenever I listened to his music. But I realised that although he is gone, his music has brought me unparalleled joy in the 30 years I've been a fan and why stop listening to the greatest music I have ever had the privilege to hear?

I feel like I am able to enjoy his music again, as he intended. Although Purple Rain and Sometimes it Snows in April are the two which can still get me teary.
[Edited 2/4/19 12:45pm]
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Reply #13 posted 02/04/19 2:49pm

GottaLetitgo

KoolEaze said:

I remember you, good to see you back on the org. I also remember your Andrew Ridgley profile. lol

I miss Prince a lot, too, and today I listened to many of his songs during my workout session.

It is good to be remembered and especially the AndrewRidgeley thing smile I was also a Cow but that is another story. When Prince was alive, the Org meant so much to me. Just the back and forth about the future projects, the worst mistakes, the greatness and the humaness. Those of you who have kept the Org going, I give much props to you. It's kind of like having a Mozart site, Mozart is always going to be brilliant. Mozart's music will last just as I believe Prince's will, if not exactly the same way. But I just preferred talking about Prince in present tense, just like I preferred talking to my Dad and not a gravestone.

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Reply #14 posted 02/04/19 2:50pm

GottaLetitgo

free2bFreeda2 said:

i still think of Prince at least 2 or 3 times in a week. it's like a indescribable void in my thought sphere. like a part of my mindset still does not want to accept that his earthly life force is gone from my reality. like as if a tiny part of my heart still feels a splashing tide of sorrow.

I get it. I believe in an afterlife, I am quite looking forward to it when the time comes, but Prince wasn't supposed to die this early. He was supposed to be here because for 30 years he had always been there. Just doesn't work that way though.

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Reply #15 posted 02/04/19 2:52pm

GottaLetitgo

0uterageous said:

I woked up this morning from a dream about questioning his demise and then realizing he's no longer here in physical realm. Not so much of a pleasant way to start the day

I can sound like a broken record but with these celebrations, tributes and any other form of honoring/remembering him....it just won't ever fill this void.

To be brutally honest, the magic/mystic is gone..

From former associates playing his songs live to officially releasing his music, it's just isn't the same without him here sad

Agree. I don't want to neccessarily hear about a new Prince album that has music from 1982. I want to hear the now and that has been really hard.

All good things they say never last...
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Reply #16 posted 02/04/19 2:53pm

GottaLetitgo

andersongs said:

I found it very hard in the first year after he passed away, breaking down whenever I listened to his music. But I realised that although he is gone, his music has brought me unparalleled joy in the 30 years I've been a fan and why stop listening to the greatest music I have ever had the privilege to hear? I feel like I am able to enjoy his music again, as he intended. Although Purple Rain and Sometimes it Snows in April are the two which can still get me teary. [Edited 2/4/19 12:45pm]

I hope to get there someday. Just not there yet.

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Reply #17 posted 02/04/19 3:09pm

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Reply #18 posted 02/04/19 4:18pm

XxAxX

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GottaLetitgo said:

So back again, the prodigal son that none of you remember. I used to post fairly regularly around here. Never really gained a following. At one point I was posting as Andrew Ridgeley and I think some people actually believed I was him, the real talent of Wham! Anyhow I missed this place but when Prince died I just stopped for the most part. Stopped listening, stopped posting. It hurt too much to refer to my idol of 30 years in past tense. Still does. I know he lives through his music but for me I just can’t listen. But then a day like today happens and I was at the grocery store and Raspberry Beret came on. And at first, it hurt to hear. But as I was strolling down the aisle I couldn’t help but sing under my breath. And then even a little louder. Yes I looked crazy but damn it there is such a joy to that song, undeniable three decades later. And I thought about y’all, the Org, those that still post. And I missed you. And I really missed Prince. And it still sucks that he’s dead but his music wil never die, even for those of us who have muted it.

coincidentally, as i was driving home today that same song came on and i found myself remembering how much we lost when Prince passed on.

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Reply #19 posted 02/06/19 9:49am

vandeluca

Well I guess we're all in the same boat. My daughter needed a bit of extra help recently and I actually also tried to communicate since he's 'up there' to pull some strings to get some extra help. I just feel luck to have lived in his musical era and see it live.

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Reply #20 posted 02/06/19 2:20pm

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I miss him everyday. It's f*cked up he went out like that. Nobody gave a f*ck they just let him die in there by himself. They is no way anybody can convinced me Sheila, Mayte, and his other ex-girlfirends didn't know he was a junkie

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Reply #21 posted 02/06/19 3:03pm

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0uterageous said:

I woked up this morning from a dream about questioning his demise and then realizing he's no longer here in physical realm. Not so much of a pleasant way to start the day



I can sound like a broken record but with these celebrations, tributes and any other form of honoring/remembering him....it just won't ever fill this void.


To be brutally honest, the magic/mystic is gone..


From former associates playing his songs live to officially releasing his music, it's just isn't the same without him here sad



I agree. It was always a great feeling just wondering if Prince was busy with something new at that very moment, or performing somewhere. That feeling, besides any new music or concert, I miss the most. Life is good and I still have fun, but it lost that little extra thing, especially when it comes to music.
Produced, Arranged, Composed & Performed by PRINCE


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Reply #22 posted 02/06/19 4:37pm

GottaLetitgo

XxAxX said:



coincidentally, as i was driving home today that same song came on and i found myself remembering how much we lost when Prince passed on.




Raspberry Beret is not in my Top 5 or anything but it is such an iconic song. It’s so weird because the song was influenced by music 20 years before it and now 34 years later it sounds so fresh, so timeless. I was not a Prince fan when it first came out but I remember vividly hearing my Prince fan sister explain to my parents at a restaurant how she thought the song sounded like their courtship. My sister moved on from Prince soon after and I became a fan and stayed a fan. So many little moments that this person you didn’t know personally and would never meet had in your life. And the thing with Prince is unlike with so many other artists there was something new every year. As he grew we grew. We didn’t always like the direction but it was always something different.
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Reply #23 posted 02/06/19 7:30pm

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For me, one of the things that does seem to help is that when he was young, I was young. I got to hear his music when it was "fresh", a soundtrack for growing into adulthood. Although I drifted away from my mania for music as I raised a family; coming back to listen again has been a joy for me. We were of the same generation, and I hold that very dear. Those coming up will probably never get to to listen to an album that one person did all the lyrics, singing, instruments, arranging...everything! I am thankful I was a child of the seventies, when when there were not as many distractions to get between you and the latest album you were crazy about. Still miss him too.

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Reply #24 posted 02/09/19 9:21pm

TheTruth123

GottaLetitgo said:

TheTruth123 said:

This is why it’s dangerous to have idols. When they leave it’s like God leaving. God hasn’t left. It just feels like he did. Prince was a part of God on earth, that’s for sure, and we do grieve. I wouldn’t deny that grief, just maybe lessen it to a more honest perspective. He was human and we’re all going to die. He’s still here though, his spirit, if you care to seek. And he loves you. He wants you to be happy . 💜

Very nicely said and appreciated. The thing is maybe I shouldn't have used the word idol, I definitely realized many times over the year that Prince Rogers Nelson was a human being who had an amazing talent but was not perfect. He was arrogant at times, made some boneheaded decisions...same as the rest of us. I did not have a shrine to him or anything (well, my bedroom in high school had enough posters to be pretty close to a shrine) but his music was the soundtrack of my teen years, my college years, my married life. Always in the background but of course joined by the music of others, just a little more prominent. I was always defending him, always the only admitted Prince fan in the room or the dorm. I almost broke away in the early 2000s but then Musicology and the Super Bowl and, somewhere along the way, he became the elder statesman of rock and an almost universally acknowledged genius. And then he seemed to be fading a bit and the next thing you know, he passes. And that was hard, not because I knew the man personally but because his music was an influence, a constant. Over the last decade, I lost my favorite actor who also inspired me, Robin Williams, my favorite musician, and my father. All of them played different roles but were influential in the person I've become. And now, I hardly ever go to my father's graveside, I can't watch a Robin Williams movie, and I can't listen to Prince. It is avoidance, it is regret, it is fear of my own mortality. I think deep down Prince did want people to be happy, I think you're right about that. But just too many body blows over the last few years, it is still too soon.

Thanks for your honesty and vulnerability. I feel you. 💜

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Reply #25 posted 02/13/19 2:27am

coldasice

Did you know him personally? That was sarcastic.
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Reply #26 posted 02/13/19 5:41pm

GottaLetitgo

coldasice said:

Did you know him personally? That was sarcastic.


Kind of an odd question if meant for me. Did 98 per cent of the individuals on Prince.Org know him personally? No, but not knowing someone personally does not mean they can’t have an impact. So not sure if I get the point you are making with this statement. There are different kinds of pain and loss we feel. Do I feel the same loss and pain for Prince, who I never had one conversation with, than I do with my father whose hand I held when he took his last breath in his hospital bed? No, of course not. But that doesn’t lessen the sadness of losing someone who is a creative inspiration for over half of your life.
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