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Reply #30 posted 04/25/17 7:39am

PurpleBabied

justAmeda said:

What impressed me was the people that made his clothes kept a record of each outfit and what it was used for. It said they would even draw pictures of Prince wearing the design so they could make it look right!

It's something you have to do so you don't repeat outfits or looks too close together. With someone as perfectionist as Prince was having swatches is essential so the look is consistent during the period you use it. In addition, I'm not sure how long or consistently his clothing makers stayed with him. The minute someone else steps in, they'd need a reference to understand what was done before.

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Reply #31 posted 04/25/17 7:51am

rogifan

malbena said:



rogifan said:


Superfan1984 said:

Also, he did wear flat shoes. These last couple of years, he wore flat shoes and even flip flops.



I hope they found these furry boots and will put them on display. He had a black pair too though I think he wore the white ones more often. I love them. 10qvtr6.jpg


What furry boots? wink

[Edited 4/25/17 7:37am]


If only they could put a mold of his rear end on display. lol
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Reply #32 posted 04/25/17 8:05am

leecaldon

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Did you guys hear about the room withing the room inside the video...room?

Basically, when I toured, the guide inside the video room showed us a rare footage of a concert. Then he told us two stories.

1- In the room we were in, there was a semi-circle shape corridor hidden behind the walls. It was accessible through a fake door. Inside were hundreds and hundreds of videos.

2- In that same place, was a suitcase with money in it. But the money was...monopoly money.

Anyhow, talking about hoarding. He did hid a collection of videos he was...hoarding.

Dang, I think I need to reset my echo button today biggrin

That made me laugh pretty loud.

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Reply #33 posted 04/25/17 8:05am

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OldFriends4Sale said:

justAmeda said:

What impressed me was the people that made his clothes kept a record of each outfit and what it was used for. It said they would even draw pictures of Prince wearing the design so they could make it look right!

This is impressive. And just as important as the guitars over the years.

David Bowie saved tons of stuff from his career, some of which can be found in the impressive Bowie Is... museum exhibit touring the world. Bowie got to got to see it before he passed on.

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Reply #34 posted 04/25/17 8:13am

malbena

rogifan said:

malbena said:

What furry boots? wink

[Edited 4/25/17 7:37am]

If only they could put a mold of his rear end on display. lol

People would fight to get a glimpse of it lol

This is my normal life. These marital standards cannot be recreated with money.
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Reply #35 posted 04/25/17 8:21am

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MiceElfAgin said:

I'm sure he wasn't simply a hoarder, he also had very good business reasons for holding onto old stuff, especially to old instruments and other gear.

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He might have been envisioning Paisley turning into a museum for a long time, so he knew all those costumes and other artefacts will become valuable assets.
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Also, just as he was archiving every recording in the vault, possibly for future releases (and I'm convinced he wanted his heirs to eventually release it all), he knew the importance of holding onto old gear when it comes to prepare a new release. Almost every single record company maintaining an archive regularly runs into the problem of not having the proper gear for some old tapes (or any other formats) anymore. There can be huge differences between two tape recorders and sometimes it is very important to find the particular model a tape was recorded with.
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Keeping old instruments is also important if you ever want to go back to an old song and rerecord it, or simply if you feel like creating something new using those oldschool sounds.
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Prince of course was one of the very few in the position of being able to hold onto all this stuff, being wealthy enough throughout his entire career – while most professional musicians, often the most famous ones too, usually go through periods in their later life when they are forced to downsize and sell anything they can.

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Verrry true. I still have nearly all of the gear that I've used over the years (synths, drum machines, modules, etc.). I have also held onto most all of my guitars and basses.

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It's not just for the sounds for new music, but also if I want to pull something outta my "vault".

"He's a musician's musician..."
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Reply #36 posted 04/25/17 8:42am

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OldFriends4Sale said:

disch said:

What interests me is that for a guy who often claimed that he didn't look back and was focused only on the present and future, he sure held on to tons of stuff from the past.

There U go, I've been saying the same thing for the longest

It's my belief he did indeed look back, just behaved and spoke like he did not. Perhaps it was a way of dealing with certain things. Or, at least, he did not look back to things that hurt him (parents, son, failed marriages, etc), everything else he wa ok with. Specially if he was planning on making a museum out of PP. That's not only looking to the past but also celebrating the past.

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Reply #37 posted 04/25/17 8:44am

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malbena said:

rogifan said:

Superfan1984 said: I hope they found these furry boots and will put them on display. He had a black pair too though I think he wore the white ones more often. I love them. 10qvtr6.jpg

What furry boots? wink

[Edited 4/25/17 7:37am]

These are not flats, they have a transparent wedge. I never saw him wearing flats, there was always a wedge of sorts. wink

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Reply #38 posted 04/25/17 8:47am

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Makes one wonder if he had so many clothes why wear the same green turtleneck, green pants & white emancipation jacket on the Rosie show, Tower show in Philly, Boston & Wash shows, Muppet show and Chris Rock interview.....I remember a girl asking me " does he ever change his clothes?????"

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Reply #39 posted 04/25/17 8:49am

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jimmy3121 said:

Makes one wonder if he had so many clothes why wear the same green turtleneck, green pants & white emancipation jacket on the Rosie show, Tower show in Philly, Boston & Wash shows, Muppet show and Chris Rock interview.....I remember a girl asking me " does he ever change his clothes?????"

Funny you should mention that... I thought those clothes didn't suit him at all. The whole fur waistcoat was awful.

I loved the tunics with the prints, though. With the long necklaces and the wedges.

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Reply #40 posted 04/25/17 9:30am

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disch said:

What interests me is that for a guy who often claimed that he didn't look back and was focused only on the present and future, he sure held on to tons of stuff from the past.


yeahthat
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Reply #41 posted 04/25/17 9:40am

CynicKill

Reminds me of this:

http://prince.org/msg/7/424858

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Reply #42 posted 04/25/17 9:48am

precioux

malbena said:

rogifan said:

Superfan1984 said: I hope they found these furry boots and will put them on display. He had a black pair too though I think he wore the white ones more often. I love them. 10qvtr6.jpg

What furry boots? wink

[Edited 4/25/17 7:37am]

LOL! I was just thinking.."I love that BUTT!!"...yeah, what boots? cool

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Reply #43 posted 04/25/17 9:56am

morningsong

malbena said:

rogifan said:

Superfan1984 said: I hope they found these furry boots and will put them on display. He had a black pair too though I think he wore the white ones more often. I love them. 10qvtr6.jpg

What furry boots? wink

[Edited 4/25/17 7:37am]



You keep missing them too?

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Reply #44 posted 04/25/17 10:42am

RJOrion

rogifan said:

Superfan1984 said:

Also, he did wear flat shoes. These last couple of years, he wore flat shoes and even flip flops.


I hope they found these furry boots and will put them on display. He had a black pair too though I think he wore the white ones more often. I love them.

10qvtr6.jpg



is that a picture of Prince?...or, Halle Berry?...the ass has me confused...no homo...
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Reply #45 posted 04/25/17 10:55am

purplepoppy

jimmy3121 said:

Makes one wonder if he had so many clothes why wear the same green turtleneck, green pants & white emancipation jacket on the Rosie show, Tower show in Philly, Boston & Wash shows, Muppet show and Chris Rock interview.....I remember a girl asking me " does he ever change his clothes?????"

You posted this same reply on the WTF? thread ten minutes later (and it got corrected). WTF?

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Reply #46 posted 04/25/17 11:06am

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Dilan said:

BartVanHemelen said:

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Putting stuff uncataloged in a garage etc. isn't "starting a museum". First rule is: having a proper catalog.

Putting stuff uncatalogued in a garage is "starting a museum" you mean in your opinion its not

Exactly, because we know Bart is an expert at gathering museum pieces. He cannot understand that some of the items in PP were catalogued. doh!

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Reply #47 posted 04/25/17 11:07am

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rogifan said:

laurarichardson said:

Yes, he wore some things more than once in the later years and we saw him wearing more casual stuff.

Might not have been suits in later years but I wouldn't call it casual. It's not like he started wearing track suits and tennis shoes.

He was wearing those nurse shoes and plain black clothes. Close enough to track suits.

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Reply #48 posted 04/25/17 11:09am

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OldFriends4Sale said:

disch said:

What interests me is that for a guy who often claimed that he didn't look back and was focused only on the present and future, he sure held on to tons of stuff from the past.

There U go, I've been saying the same thing for the longest

Because he was saying it for the museum

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Reply #49 posted 04/25/17 11:09am

purplepoppy

The 7000 number is not 5% of what he had. He had an estimated 7000 pieces of clothing. Only 5% has been fully archived to date. The rest is being stored properly awaiting the full process. I think this is what she said in the other article about the same thing in the Star Tribune.

Andy Warhol had an entire warehouse full of boxes he labelled with each date and stored all the mail he randomly got that day (including junk mail). He called the Time Capsules.

[Edited 4/25/17 16:11pm]

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Reply #50 posted 04/25/17 11:11am

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rogifan said:

laurarichardson said:
--He was not a hoarder he had talked about turning Paisley Park into a museum 20 years ago. He had already started working on it. You need stuff to put in the museum and you also realize he was not going to let other people profit off of his belongings. His options would have been to throw the stuff away or auction it for charity but he gave a lot of money to charity.
He obviously didn't have all this stuff properly catalogued otherwise Graceland wouldn't be doing it right now. He was a hoarder. Nothing embarrassing or something to get personally offended over.

Not offended but some of the exhibits with clothes were already together. The interior designer who work on some of this showed some pic on Facebook. Prince sent out plans to a lot of people and the Graceland people found detailed plans.

Does anyone think he would have been able to catalogue all of this stuff himself, record music and tour?

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Reply #51 posted 04/25/17 11:11am

rogifan

laurarichardson said:



rogifan said:


laurarichardson said:


Yes, he wore some things more than once in the later years and we saw him wearing more casual stuff.



Might not have been suits in later years but I wouldn't call it casual. It's not like he started wearing track suits and tennis shoes.

He was wearing those nurse shoes and plain black clothes. Close enough to track suits.


Nurse shoes? He was wearing the wedges on the Musicology tour. I doubt they were orthopedic shoes.
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Reply #52 posted 04/25/17 11:14am

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malbena said:

Did you guys hear about the room withing the room inside the video...room?

Basically, when I toured, the guide inside the video room showed us a rare footage of a concert. Then he told us two stories.

1- In the room we were in, there was a semi-circle shape corridor hidden behind the walls. It was accessible through a fake door. Inside were hundreds and hundreds of videos.

2- In that same place, was a suitcase with money in it. But the money was...monopoly money.

Anyhow, talking about hoarding. He did hid a collection of videos he was...hoarding.

Dang, I think I need to reset my echo button today biggrin

Dave Hampton the engineer said he made that room for Prince and organized the videos for him.

It was a private screening room. This was discussed on one of the Funkenberry podcast. Dave said it was not a secret just a nice room to look at the concerts. We all know he used the recorded concerts like game tape to watch back and review.

I wish the Graceland people would talk to some of the people he worked with.

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Reply #53 posted 04/25/17 11:15am

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He wasn't a hoarder. He was a man who had a strong sense of his own purpose and significance. He knew that pretty much everything he touched was going to be important long after he was gone - and had the means, space and good sense to hang onto everything. Bless him for it.

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
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Reply #54 posted 04/25/17 11:18am

Superfan1984

rogifan said:

laurarichardson said:

He was wearing those nurse shoes and plain black clothes. Close enough to track suits.

Nurse shoes? He was wearing the wedges on the Musicology tour. I doubt they were orthopedic shoes.

They did kind of look like orthopedic shoes but I loved it- I thought it was adorable and I was glad he was letting himself be comfortable. And still looked hot. lol

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Reply #55 posted 04/25/17 11:18am

Superfan1984

... and I died over the flip flops with purple socks- too cute!

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Reply #56 posted 04/25/17 11:20am

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rogifan said:

Superfan1984 said:

Also, he did wear flat shoes. These last couple of years, he wore flat shoes and even flip flops.

I hope they found these furry boots and will put them on display. He had a black pair too though I think he wore the white ones more often. I love them. 10qvtr6.jpg

He also looks a lot more healthy in this photo compared to some in his last years...

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Reply #57 posted 04/25/17 11:20am

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laurarichardson said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

There U go, I've been saying the same thing for the longest

Because he was saying it for the museum

right

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
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Reply #58 posted 04/25/17 11:22am

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MMJas said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

There U go, I've been saying the same thing for the longest

It's my belief he did indeed look back, just behaved and spoke like he did not. Perhaps it was a way of dealing with certain things. Or, at least, he did not look back to things that hurt him (parents, son, failed marriages, etc), everything else he wa ok with. Specially if he was planning on making a museum out of PP. That's not only looking to the past but also celebrating the past.

right, all people think back / look back / remember etc

Even his Jehovah admonishes to look back and remember

Of course pain or regret can cause one to not look back at certain things or whole periods, but we still do

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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Reply #59 posted 04/25/17 11:47am

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Gosh, maybe after they go thru all that stuff, they might locate Amiir's Urn. eek Let's keep our fingers crossed.

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