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[#] Mon May 13 2019 12:36:34 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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Lately this lyric: 

"Purple rain, purple rain

Purple rain, purple rain
If you know what I'm singing about up here
C'mon, raise your hand"

Pisses me off... because you know people in that audience were raising their hands with NO fucking idea what Prince was singing about up there. I still don't have any idea what he was singing about. Mostly self-absorbed bullshit, I think. 






[#] Thu May 16 2019 00:21:36 MST from Wangiss

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He has such a different life that probably finding anyone who grokked his deal was a torturous ordeal.



[#] Thu May 16 2019 08:13:43 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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It turns out it is related to his JW apocalypse fixation. 

Purple Rain was supposed to be raining blood (blue sky and red blood = purple). 

 

It was an end-time apocalypse song. Which made sense... there were backmasked messages that said, "Hello, how are you, I'm fine because I know the Lord is coming soon." 


And other JW symbology throughout that album and 1999. 

 






[#] Thu May 16 2019 13:02:03 MST from Wangiss

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I think my Yngwie Malmsteen-obsessed JW friend got his aesthetic from Prince. He had a lot of the same physical features... and his Mom was divorced... or maybe he was PRINCE'S BABY OMG



[#] Thu May 16 2019 13:29:29 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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I'd totally be Prince's bastard lovechild, if I could opt into something like that. 

 



[#] Sat May 18 2019 19:29:23 MST from Wangiss

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Thu May 16 2019 13:29:29 MST from ParanoidDelusions

I'd totally be Prince's bastard lovechild, if I could opt into something like that. 

 



Nice work if you can get it! Does sound pretty sweet. 

 

Sadly, he was *completely* tone deaf. And he wanted to be a lead guitarist, which was terrible. You can be a tone deaf rhythm guitarist if someone is composing for you. But lead? Not really.

 

He played with me in my first-ever public guitar performance. Every Rose Has Its Thorn. I guess I was 17. Church social, lol. 



[#] Sat May 18 2019 20:40:56 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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You played with Prince? 

That is fucking crazy. 

 



[#] Sun May 19 2019 22:39:32 MST from Wangiss

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Lol no. With his apparent bastard love child 

 



[#] Sun May 19 2019 23:00:36 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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Oh. Still fucking cool. Was he small, brown, and sexy as fuck? 

 

 



[#] Sun May 19 2019 23:02:13 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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Calling Prince "tone deaf" seemed like a bold statement to me - but I am not a musician, so it seemed *plausible* that maybe the Purple One was not as much of a musical genius as I've always thought he was - from the perspective of an actual musician. 

I did have a raised eyebrow, though. ;) 

 

This makes more sense. How terrible to be Prince's bastard kid and get your MOTHER'S musical aptitude. 

 

 



[#] Sun May 19 2019 23:02:25 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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Life *really* isn't fair. 

 



[#] Sun May 19 2019 23:37:22 MST from TheDave

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LOL I remember that kid, he was fun, as long as you were willing to listen to 85 hours of speed metal a day.  Can't remember his name though.



[#] Sat May 25 2019 22:30:20 MST from Wangiss

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Sun May 19 2019 23:02:13 MST from ParanoidDelusions

Calling Prince "tone deaf" seemed like a bold statement to me - but I am not a musician, so it seemed *plausible* that maybe the Purple One was not as much of a musical genius as I've always thought he was - from the perspective of an actual musician. 

I did have a raised eyebrow, though. ;) 

 

This makes more sense. How terrible to be Prince's bastard kid and get your MOTHER'S musical aptitude. 

Haha, right? Prince's aptitude could have ushered in a new era, like Michael Jackson brought the world Pop qua Pop. Instead he decided to be amazing at established genres. I also think he did a lot to improve race relations as did his musical predecessors. So I won't lament the lost potentials of, for example, listenable atonal music he could have unleashed on the world.

He was conventionally attractive except for outsized lips, which he picked at which made them larger. But he had carmel skin and large eyes, wavy black hair and a flair for the dramatic. The more I think about it the more I'm convinced this was Prince's unfortunate JW lovechild.

His name was... Anthony maybe? He liked to introduce himself as Yngvie Malmsteen. He went to McClatchy when the "thing" was to be weird. People would try to out-weird each other by purporting to be necrophiliacs or carving Celtic knots into their skin or whatever was wierder than that. I wonder if that's where otherkin came from. The the self-flagelating persecution-desperation stew that was 90s McClatchy. Lock 2,000 Jussie Smollets in a mannerist revival building made by FDR's socialist PWA and you get male lesbian two-spirits arguing with their furry penguin headmates on Tumblr 20 years later.



[#] Sat May 25 2019 22:31:26 MST from Wangiss

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Excuse me. The first paragraph above was about Prince. The second and third were about the aforementioned lovechild.



[#] Sun May 26 2019 10:12:22 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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I followed along. I knew a guy at Sutter Middle named Anthony Platz who was very tall but otherwise fits the description of describe, including the ego - but Anthony thought he was Metal As Fuck (tm). Every time I'd see him at a house party, he would grab my hair and bang our foreheads together to illustrate to everyone around how fucking METAL we both were... I remember walking around parties with a throbbing headache having lost my desire to drink because of running into him while just getting a good buzz on. It seems logical he would have gone on to Sac High though... although... I toured Sac Hi, CkM and JFK... and they all tend to send me reunion invites for a RANGE of graduating years. 

"Paranoid went here, right, and he graduated in.... 1987 - 1991... ish?"

 



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[#] Wed Jun 19 2019 19:39:45 MST from Wangiss

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Pretty sure his name was Stevie Hanley. Maybe it was Anthony Hanley. 



[#] Sat Jun 22 2019 15:31:14 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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I probably just put "Anthony" into your head. :) 

 



[#] Fri Jun 28 2019 13:39:34 MST from New User

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This room has been quite for a few days....

The same guy who wrote "The Piña Colada" song wrote a song about cannibalism. 



[#] Tue Jul 02 2019 10:52:22 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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Fri Jun 28 2019 13:39:34 MST from New User

 

The same guy who wrote "The Piña Colada" song wrote a song about cannibalism. 



This is the most interesting trivia I've heard in a while. What is the song called? 

"The Long Pork," song? 

"I was tired of my hamburger

It was just USDA

So I lurked in the shadows

And contemplated the way

That a nice shank of long pork

Would taste on my plate

So I got myself a hacksaw

And a kill room in place..."