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sro100

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Anyone else buy "The Beautiful Ones" and Not Read It Through?

When I bought it I read a few pages...and put it away.

The Princespeak and such proved hard to get through.

I'm glad I have it though.

Anyone else?

[Edited 10/15/20 14:41pm]

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Reply #1 posted 10/15/20 2:57pm

Farfunknugin

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sro100 said:

When I bought it I read a few pages...and put it away.



The Princespeak and such proved hard to get through.



I'm glad I have it though.



Anyone else?

[Edited 10/15/20 14:41pm]


Same here although my attention span barely holds these days. I couldn't get thru a matchbook
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Reply #2 posted 10/15/20 3:19pm

Phase3

I've only read it once.Dont plan to read it again anytime soon but I am grateful to have it
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Reply #3 posted 10/15/20 3:24pm

steakfinger

It was hard to get through, but I made it once. The Morris Day book is 2,000% better.

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Reply #4 posted 10/15/20 3:32pm

Milty2

I got through it quite quickly. Just like everyone else, I wish it was complete.

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Reply #5 posted 10/15/20 3:52pm

onlyforaminute

Try the audio book.
Time keeps on slipping into the future...


This moment is all there is...
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Reply #6 posted 10/15/20 4:01pm

Dalia11

I looked at all the pictures first(women are visual too!), then I read the book through, two times!
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Reply #7 posted 10/15/20 4:35pm

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steakfinger said:

It was hard to get through, but I made it once. The Morris Day book is 2,000% better.


Yikes, really? I enjoyed Morris Day's book, but all that talking to his friend stuff got a little painful.

I have Prince's and I can't seem to sit and read it, I have a block. I guess it's too upsetting.

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Reply #8 posted 10/15/20 5:18pm

MoodyBlumes

steakfinger said:

It was hard to get through, but I made it once. The Morris Day book is 2,000% better.

It helped that Morris was able to finish it. Strange how he lied about Prince using Grand Central tapes to get a recording contract though. Prince worked for Chris Moon after he quit Champagne (GC), they did a demo together, then David Z worked on the final demo for Warners.

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Chris' interview: https://soundcloud.com/fu...-7-20-2018

Owen Husney donated the original press kit (with demo) to the Minnesota Historical Society - https://www.mnhs.org/media/news/10962

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Reply #9 posted 10/15/20 5:20pm

MoodyBlumes

sro100 said:

When I bought it I read a few pages...and put it away.

The Princespeak and such proved hard to get through.

I'm glad I have it though.

Anyone else?

[Edited 10/15/20 14:41pm]

Which Princespeak are you referring to?

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Reply #10 posted 10/15/20 5:28pm

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MoodyBlumes said:

sro100 said:

When I bought it I read a few pages...and put it away.

The Princespeak and such proved hard to get through.

I'm glad I have it though.

Anyone else?

[Edited 10/15/20 14:41pm]

Which Princespeak are you referring to?

Likely the U'sR's2's etc.... I never even bought it once I saw it out with all that... They included his original notes, couldn't the rest be printed like a normal book?

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Reply #11 posted 10/15/20 5:33pm

MoodyBlumes

WhisperingDandelions said:

MoodyBlumes said:

Which Princespeak are you referring to?

Likely the U'sR's2's etc.... I never even bought it once I saw it out with all that... They included his original notes, couldn't the rest be printed like a normal book?

Oh okay... seems a small price to read Prince's own words. Some have paid thousands for his original notes, no biggie -- regular type is included too.

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Reply #12 posted 10/15/20 5:38pm

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MoodyBlumes said:

WhisperingDandelions said:

Likely the U'sR's2's etc.... I never even bought it once I saw it out with all that... They included his original notes, couldn't the rest be printed like a normal book?

Oh okay... seems a small price to read Prince's own words. Some have paid thousands for his original notes, no biggie.

Right... His "original notes" are included, so print the version in standard text in standard format. His "own words" aren't predicated on his own shorthand....

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Reply #13 posted 10/15/20 6:02pm

MoodyBlumes

WhisperingDandelions said:

MoodyBlumes said:

Oh okay... seems a small price to read Prince's own words. Some have paid thousands for his original notes, no biggie.

Right... His "original notes" are included, so print the version in standard text in standard format. His "own words" aren't predicated on his own shorthand....

Standard text is also included -- they are both there. Most people text these days, so seeing '2', etc. shouldn't be too shocking.

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Reply #14 posted 10/15/20 6:58pm

bsprout

I read it quickly, flying through the small amount of text that P wrote. I looked at all the pics and read all the captions. I barely read the song lyrics and none of the Purple Rain script. It’s sitting on my bookshelf. I’m also glad I have it and glad it made it to #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. Bittersweet.
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Reply #15 posted 10/16/20 4:23am

Rimshottbob

I have it. Other than a 3-second flick through it when I bought it, I haven't looked at it.

Not been that fussed, to be honest. I'm sure I'll look at it eventually.

It was on sale at half price so I thought I'd pick it up.... but it's the music that excites me about Prince, really, not stuff written about (or even by, kind of) him.

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Reply #16 posted 10/16/20 4:32am

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Farfunknugin said:

sro100 said:

When I bought it I read a few pages...and put it away.

The Princespeak and such proved hard to get through.

I'm glad I have it though.

Anyone else?

[Edited 10/15/20 14:41pm]

Same here although my attention span barely holds these days. I couldn't get thru a matchbook

Same. I have several Prince books I have purchased and not read. My wife is a reader and gives me so much grief!

"I like to watch."
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Reply #17 posted 10/16/20 6:06am

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Books like this I usually read over a time period. I'm still reading this one. I think I bought 20+ other books around the same time up till now lol so I'm reading ...

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Reply #18 posted 10/16/20 6:18am

Genesia

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sulls said:

Farfunknugin said:

sro100 said: Same here although my attention span barely holds these days. I couldn't get thru a matchbook

Same. I have several Prince books I have purchased and not read. My wife is a reader and gives me so much grief!


I have it but haven't read it, either. In fact, I have a bunch of books I should read. Just can't get into them at the moment. shrug

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
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Reply #19 posted 10/16/20 6:34am

milesb

I enjoyed it. It's Prince in his own words, albeit all too briefly. It provides some incite into what shaped him.

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Reply #20 posted 10/16/20 6:39am

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If there had been an exclusive audio medium included (CD, USB, etc) with unheard music on it, i would have bought it.

-I.E.-

'21 Nites' -- stuck with a book

'SOTT SD' -- stuck with a book

"Whatever skin Ur in
we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #21 posted 10/16/20 7:46am

Margot

I have been studying handwriting analysis for many years and seeing all of those

pages of longhand was a goldmine to me. People don't know what they are showing you

with their handwriting.

His was very rightward-slanted which indicated he was quite extroverted and his feelings, not his head ruled. His feelings could get away from him at times, but at least it showed emotionality, not reserve or emotional distance. Some artists portray warmth but their handwriting says 'distance'. It had a beautiful rthymic flow, no anxious stops and starts etc. He also had balance. He was interested in both

ideas, spirituality, loftier things, as well as more primal urges. Not everyone has balanced handwriting.

It showed maturity and evolution.

I looked at the pictures and read in from the middle to the end, then the beginning to the end.

He humor showed through. Even as a young man, he was a rascal.

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Reply #22 posted 10/16/20 8:06am

dopedog

Got it pretty much as soon as it was released, glanced through it but haven’t read it, don’t know why really, don’t think it’s necessarily how it’s written or anything, think it’s more of a ‘can’t be bothered reading’ thing, because i buy books quite regularly, and they go on my bookshelf and gather dust. Strange because i really enjoy reading, but just don’t feel like it these days, even tho i still buy them. Hopefully I’ll get round to reading all of them at some stage.
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Reply #23 posted 10/16/20 8:28am

Empress

I enjoyed the book and happy to have it, but I do wish it was more complete. So much missing sad

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Reply #24 posted 10/16/20 9:32am

AnnaSantana

WhisperingDandelions said:



MoodyBlumes said:




sro100 said:


When I bought it I read a few pages...and put it away.



The Princespeak and such proved hard to get through.



I'm glad I have it though.



Anyone else?


[Edited 10/15/20 14:41pm]



Which Princespeak are you referring to?



Likely the U'sR's2's etc.... I never even bought it once I saw it out with all that... They included his original notes, couldn't the rest be printed like a normal book?



It WAS printed like a normal book.
I don't argue with people about my opinions. Scram. I said what I said.
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Reply #25 posted 10/16/20 9:58am

aaronoraa

bought it immediately - never opened it.

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Reply #26 posted 10/16/20 10:36am

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Genesia said:



sulls said:




Farfunknugin said:


sro100 said: Same here although my attention span barely holds these days. I couldn't get thru a matchbook

Same. I have several Prince books I have purchased and not read. My wife is a reader and gives me so much grief!




I have it but haven't read it, either. In fact, I have a bunch of books I should read. Just can't get into them at the moment. shrug


That's the great thing about books: you can put them away until you find the time to read them of until you're in the right mood. Example: when I first read A Hundred Years of Solitude, I didn't think much of it and put it away. I gave it another try later and now it's one of my favorite books.
As for Prince's book, I didn't buy it. I'm just not that interested in his childhood memories.
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Reply #27 posted 10/16/20 11:15am

nayroo2002

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SantanaMaitreya said:

Genesia said:

That's the great thing about books: you can put them away until you find the time to read them of until you're in the right mood.

Since the late 80's i had the same train of thought about music mags.

i had collected an enourmous amount of RS, Spin, Musician, Guitar, etc.

Just last week i put them all (except for Prince related smile ) in the dumpster.

Now the 'Sign O The Times' book is sitting there with nowhere to go and it breaks my heart

cuz i just wanted the music.

i'm sure 'The Beautiful Ones' is nice to glance at, though.

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THANKS FOR THAT HANDWRITING BREAKDOWN, MARGOT biggrin

"Whatever skin Ur in
we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #28 posted 10/16/20 3:53pm

Margot

No judgement-just surprised so many fams did not read the book after purchasing??

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Reply #29 posted 10/16/20 4:24pm

Dalia11

😃 And certain signs are Quick Tinders(Freudian-Slip),


I "mean" Readers!, hee hee hee. Geminis, Capricorns, Aries, Sagittarius, Aquarius.

Also, Freud was a Taurus with Moon in Scorpio. And you can tell by reading some of his Theories!!!
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