Prince: World Music Awards

PrinceThe World Music Awards in Monaco scheduled for tonight will have an extra special guest performance. Prince is scheduled to pay tribute to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Janet Jackson is scheduled to receive an award for her brother that Michael would have received regardless of his passing.

Also Sony announced on November 2, that ‘This Is It’ will remain in theaters until at least Thanksgiving due to its $101 million worldwide box office debut.

Prince and Michael shared the stage once in 1983 when James Brown called them both on stage during his own concert. It was Michael who let James know Prince was also in the audience.

Beyoncé Knowles is also nominated for Song of the Year tonight.

PURPLE REIGN

Prince_lWhile we are talking about Prince I have to mention that I recently saw him again in concert. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would  see Prince again, let alone at his own Paisley Park residence. I was invited by a friend to the concert promoted as The Last Jam of 2009. He didn’t let us know who was performing, but when you invite someone to Minneapolis for a concert, Prince is always the first on your mind.

I took two separate girls on two separate nights to see Prince in 1998. They were both very excited to see Prince and I was rewarded by both girls by what I call a kiss-fest (see a later post on kissing for an explanation on that). Anyway, with all that was going on with Michael Jackson and This Is It, I kept the news about the October 24, 2009 concert quiet until this post. Prince fans, this is the most comprehensive concert I have seen or heard about. The music selections spanned the width of his music career. One song I have been trying to hear live is his instrumental, God. The piano on that song is spellbinding. It has the same affect on my that Ravel’s Bolero. He did not play that but I am not sad.

Minneapolis is a great city and Paisley Park is awesome. No camera or cell phones were allowed and once you were in the gates, you were there until the evening was over. I would love to be able to share photos. The tickets were reasonably priced at $40.00. You were expected to bring canned goods and or an article of clothing for charity as well. Prince covered The Time’s C-O-O-L and Jungle Love, Sheila E.’s Glamorous Life and The Jackson 5ive’s I Want You Back. Twas an awesome night/morning to say the least.

He is indeed the master of his craft. Other songs that he played were, Raspberry Beret, Kiss, Mountains, 1999, I Feel For U, and one of my all time favorite Prince songs, Forever In My Life. Three hours of my life I wouldn’t give back if you paid me. Live long and long live the Prince of Funk. Minneapolis Purple Funk that is.

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  1. #1 by Rose on August 22, 2010 - 10:14 AM

    Our family is huge Prince fans especially my parents. I don’t think he actually was there this year.

  2. #2 by See Note on August 1, 2010 - 3:12 PM

    Good to see a fellow Prince enthusiast. Maybe you’ll pay me a visit at 2tha9s.wordpress.com and find something you like.

    Hope to see you there –

    peas

  3. #3 by Ininiaweneile on November 19, 2009 - 1:18 PM

    I love Prince. I wish I could have seen the music award show.

  4. #4 by Love2the9 on November 4, 2009 - 3:07 PM

    Do u have further details about this projet, i’d like to see a new album with full of old outtakes from the 80’s release by Prince?
    any new scoops about this will be welcome!

    Thanx in advance

  5. #5 by purplevaliant on November 3, 2009 - 10:13 AM

    I assume we talked with the same guy at the recent Paisley Park show because that is what he told me also.
    He said that the new Prince album was finished and that they would be mixing until the end of the month.
    I think this guy would know being that he was working the soundboard at the show that night,no reason to doubt him.
    He would not give me a title or any descriptions of any songs either.

  6. #6 by Samm on November 3, 2009 - 10:09 AM

    I heard the “new” album he is working on is going to be older vault stuff with possible new overdubs.
    You are correct about the recent mixing sessions at Paisley,they just wrapped up.
    The track “ALL Day,All Night” was worked on as well as “In A Large Room With No Light”.
    As far as I know this IS NOT going to be the Roadhouse Garden album-this one supposedly has a new name.

  7. #7 by Lizette on November 3, 2009 - 6:16 AM

    ^Yep!
    talked to someone at the Paisley Park show last weekend and he confirmed this!
    he wouldn’t tell me what the new stuff sounded like though!
    fingers crossed.

  8. #8 by UNOHOO on November 3, 2009 - 6:14 AM

    Did you know that Prince just finished mixing his new record in Minneapolis…
    From what I know the new record was started in July ’09 and was mixed during the last week of October.
    I do not have any titles or inside info regarding the music so please do not email me with those questions,please!

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