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NFT: Prince ... I just never got the attraction there.

Beezer : 4/12/2018 2:32 pm
"Prince ... I just never got the attraction there. Didn't think he was talented at all. I couldn't get past all the screeching."

- Actual quote, co-worker, moments ago

:::Serenity now:::

Music is certainly personal. But ... I hate people.
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Nah.  
Beezer : 4/12/2018 2:32 pm : link
No talent here. Nope.
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This is a person with bad opinions  
Heisenberg : 4/12/2018 2:36 pm : link
who should feel bad about them.
You can not like him  
Mr. Nickels : 4/12/2018 2:36 pm : link
but you can't say he isn't talented
You should quit that job or they should be fired.  
GiantFilthy : 4/12/2018 2:37 pm : link
Now if he had said that about Zeppelin he would be right.
None  
FranknWeezer : 4/12/2018 2:40 pm : link
not at all.

Just completely devoid of any chops on the guitar. Sad, really.
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Skins or  
SHO'NUFF : 4/12/2018 2:40 pm : link
Blouses?
sounds like someone who needs to...  
Greg from LI : 4/12/2018 2:42 pm : link
...purify in the waters of Lake Minnetonka.
RE: You should quit that job or they should be fired.  
Beezer : 4/12/2018 2:42 pm : link
In comment 13911557 GiantFilthy said:
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Now if he had said that about Zeppelin he would be right.


bahahahaha ...

Mrs. Beez just recently started listening to Zeppelin, beyond classic rock airplay. . She'd heard their music. I got her to dig a little deeper and she's really enjoying it. Maybe 2 weeks ago, I said something about that Lincoln Center Honors performance where Ann and Nancy Wilson front the "Stairway" performance. I mentioned something about Zeppelin and England ...

Mrs. Beez: "Wait. Led Zeppelin is British?"

We didn't speak for 2 days.
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gtt350 : 4/12/2018 2:48 pm : link
In comment 13911564 FranknWeezer said:
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not at all.

Just completely devoid of any chops on the guitar. Sad, really. Link - ( New Window )


also absolutely no style points whatsoever
Yea I can see  
cokeduplt : 4/12/2018 2:49 pm : link
Not being a prince fan but to say heís not talented is moronic
Almost completely unrelated,  
Beezer : 4/12/2018 2:52 pm : link
but kinda cool ... (this came up on the side of one of the Prince vids) ...

Thought this was pretty fun.
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He sang about a little Red Corvett  
Beer Man : 4/12/2018 2:54 pm : link
That wasn't a Red Corvett
Prince was great, BUT...  
x meadowlander : 4/12/2018 3:02 pm : link
...his music was of a strong flavor - simply put, if that style of music isn't your cup of tea...

Willing to bet your coworker doesn't like much of anything from that genre...

OR

Is uncomfortable with Prince's sexuality. Dude DID lay it on thick. Some people just can't handle that.
I was never a huge fan of Prince  
antdog24 : 4/12/2018 3:02 pm : link
but the guy was a legend talent wise, you can't deny that.
Amazon Alexa has a nice playlist  
RAIN : 4/12/2018 3:02 pm : link
When asked to go through Prince.
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I am Ninja : 4/12/2018 3:02 pm : link
This is a subject that semantics matter.

I'd rather listen to nails on a chalkboard than the Beatles, but you cant say they weren't "talented". That's just dopey.
Loving Led Zeppelin...  
x meadowlander : 4/12/2018 3:03 pm : link
...is one of many reasons I married my wife.

We both strongly agree on the genius of Jimmy Page.
PRINCE was original  
Dave on the UWS : 4/12/2018 3:08 pm : link
as a song writer, guitarist, and singer. No one else like him. If he wasn't your taste- fine, but to say "no talent", that's absurd!
I think Prince was more intriguing to the music critics  
Peter from NH (formerly CT) : 4/12/2018 3:10 pm : link
than to the average listener. He was always labeled as a musical genius. Sometimes those types don't translate. To me, as great a musician as he was, his stuff never made me want to rush out and buy it. Same deal as Stevie Ray Vaughan, great guitarist and brilliant musician, but his work didn't speak to me. Occasionally, sure. But not central to what I like.
Saying he wasn't talented is objectively wrong.  
Don in DC : 4/12/2018 3:26 pm : link
He was objectively extremely musically talented.

But someone saying he or she didn't like his music? That's personal taste.
Breaking: Ignorant people say ignorant things  
Bluenatic : 4/12/2018 3:30 pm : link
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The only talent he didn't have was acting  
RobCarpenter : 4/12/2018 3:36 pm : link
Even as a songwriter alone he was incredible -- and then when you add on all of his skills as a musician and a dancer -- anyone who says he wasn't talented is tone deaf.

But Prince seriously was a terrible actor.
He was also a talented song writer ...  
Beer Man : 4/12/2018 3:48 pm : link
I know many here didn't like his personal song style, but he wrote a number of hits performed by other singers.
I saw Prince in the round at MSG like 30 years ago  
schabadoo : 4/12/2018 4:08 pm : link
The guy played every instrument onstage. With ease.
RE: He was also a talented song writer ...  
schabadoo : 4/12/2018 4:13 pm : link
In comment 13911763 Beer Man said:
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I know many here didn't like his personal song style, but he wrote a number of hits performed by other singers.


The guy gave away songs to to girls he liked--Manic Monday, The Glamorous Life, Sugar Walls, etc. And he wrote songs that were huge hits for others--I Feel for You, Nothing Compares to You, etc.

And of course, Jungle Love.
RE: Prince was great, BUT...  
Greg from LI : 4/12/2018 4:19 pm : link
In comment 13911635 x meadowlander said:
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...his music was of a strong flavor - simply put, if that style of music isn't your cup of tea...

Willing to bet your coworker doesn't like much of anything from that genre...


Most of what I listen to is punk or metal, but I think Prince is terrific. Pretty much the only pop music I've ever liked. He wrote terrific songs and was an immensely talented musician.
not a prince fan  
giantsFC : 4/12/2018 4:21 pm : link
and many of his songs are crap. but many others are pretty creative.

and that video he did w those two birds pulling their clothes off and making out w them...priceless.
He Was Very Talented  
Trainmaster : 4/12/2018 4:22 pm : link
But I didnít care for his music.
Itís one thing to say you donít like him,  
Section331 : 4/12/2018 4:24 pm : link
but no talent? That is provably false.
Just tossing music stuff in here this afternoon ...  
Beezer : 4/12/2018 4:40 pm : link
Have you guys caught any of these Live From Daryl's House features? Daryl Hall has people in and they do a mini-concert at his home studio.

(Surrender is somewhere in the 28-29-minute ballpark. But some other interesting stuff.)

This one's pretty cool. Plenty more.
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By the way, Robin Zander's voice  
Beezer : 4/12/2018 4:47 pm : link
has held up pretty well. The guy is 63 in that video.
as many suggest here  
mdc1 : 4/12/2018 5:13 pm : link
everyone has different tastes in music, some do not listen to the funk R&B thing as a priority. Talented guy for the product he put out. Over hyped however, especially on specific instruments.
Raspberry Beret - Warren Zevon - now were talking  
GiantsUA : 4/12/2018 5:29 pm : link
I heard Prince was pretty good at basketball somewhere...

Charlie Murphy possibly.
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I can count on one hand  
MBavaro : 4/12/2018 5:37 pm : link
the amount of Prince songs I wouldn't change the radio dial for.


I also think he's one of the most talented musicians/performers of the past 50 years.
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Existenz : 4/12/2018 5:54 pm : link
In comment 13911564 FranknWeezer said:
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not at all.

Just completely devoid of any chops on the guitar. Sad, really. Link - ( New Window )


This!
Never liked Prince  
kinard : 4/12/2018 5:59 pm : link
Would love to say he wasn't talented but then it would only be because I'm jealous and bitter.

What I hate most is that I never "got" him. Maybe that's what pisses me off most of all - that's it's my fault, not his...
He was incredibly prolific as a songwriter  
RobCarpenter : 4/12/2018 6:06 pm : link
Supposedly he has thousands of unreleased songs.
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RE: Just tossing music stuff in here this afternoon ...  
Vinny from Danbury : 4/12/2018 7:16 pm : link
In comment 13911881 Beezer said:
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Have you guys caught any of these Live From Daryl's House features? Daryl Hall has people in and they do a mini-concert at his home studio.

(Surrender is somewhere in the 28-29-minute ballpark. But some other interesting stuff.)

This one's pretty cool. Plenty more. Cheap Trick - ( New Window )


Those are actually recorded at his Restaurant, Daryl's House, up here in Pawling, NY, not at his home studio. Though they are usually recorded when the restaurant is not open to the public, and they clear all the tables out for the recorded sessions. But it's a great place to see a show. I've seen a few bands there. It's a nice sounding room. Food is pretty good too. Well worth checking out.
Prince  
tunedin : 4/12/2018 9:21 pm : link
Here's a phenomenal fusion jazz funk Prince album only the most avid Prince fans have probably even heard of. Prince on keys/guitar at age 19, with Andre Cymone on bass and Bobby Z (supposedly) on drums. Recorded at Loring Park rehearsal room in 1977 in Minneapolis.
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saw him ..  
firedbytheboss : 4/12/2018 11:21 pm : link
twice at Radio City. Two of the best live shows I saw. Incredible performer.
I'm not a fan of Prince  
Gregorio : 4/12/2018 11:32 pm : link
but I did see him perform live (PNC Bank Arts Center, NJ, 1998), and he was the total package; played multiple instruments, guitar, bass, piano, sang lead, all while giving a hell of a performance. I was positively impressed.
Yeah like many here I'm not a huge fan personally  
ChaChing : 4/13/2018 1:30 am : link
yet talent isn't really in question. I was lucky to see him for a few tunes back in the day when I did a little sound at the Roxy. He was playing gtr for a singer he was producing / promoting. I was a good 10ft away. He's one of those music lifers who's great at all of it. Also a phenomenal performer in general

Zepp. I feel like if a girlie gets Thank You in the ears she's done. Or Fool in the Rain. Among many others...
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