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I am honored to be in the company of some excellent thinkers creating Twitter threads on #Prince’s "Come" album. Today, we’ll explore the title track. #PrinceTwitterThread
First, let’s talk about the music. It’s a jazzy, horn-soaked R&B song of epic proportions by a man who was preoccupied with epic poetry: Homer’s “The Odyssey” and the Bible’s “Song of Songs.”

I love all 11 minutes of the album version.
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Re: #Prince #slave

From a friend who worked at Paisley Park in the mid-90s...

Prince's battle with Warner Bros. for the rights to his music is well known. But what may not be well known is what triggered his name change and him writing SLAVE on his face. 1
#Prince #slave

The meeting he had with Warner executives about getting out of his contract and getting the rights to owning his music was not professional and proves the utter racism of the music industry. 2
#Prince #slave

I haven't told this story publicly but I feel in light of recent events and what the music industry is saying they are doing today for Blackout Tuesday it needs to be told. This is what I was told happened at that meeting from someone who was there with him. 3
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while international community remain visibly silent, when it comes to #yemen, #SaudiArabia is facing astonishing ambitious western pressure, when it comes to the detention of a #Prince.
a #thread.
Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz and his father are held in detention since January 2018.
After being detained for around a year in the high-security Al-Ha'ir prison near #Riyadh and later in a private villa with his father Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, 2/
the prince, "who who apparently espoused no political ambitions" was "moved to a secret detention site in March, multiple sources told AFP."
"He was mysteriously returned to the villa last week to be reunited with his father, three of those sources said." 3/
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So after that nervous introduction, the finale to this awesome #MEGA #THREADFEST falls upon my shoulders & it’s a big task judging by the quality of the preceding threads by a host of genuinely talented writers.
@EdgarKruize & I wish to thank from the bottom of our 💜💜’s the following 4 their participation.

1st of many 🧵’s 2 Come [& yes the next one will move away from 80’s]:


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I am honored to be one of nine contributors creating Twitter threads on #Prince’s “Purple Rain” album. Today, we’ll explore “I Would Die 4 U,” the fourth single, which became another top-ten hit. #PurpleRain9on9
Shout out to all of the other participants so far: @NightEthereal, @arrthurr, @antski74, @CaseyRain, @EdgarKruize and @scottwoodssays. Look for threads by @PrincesFriendYT and @deejayumb on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.
With “I Would Die 4 U,” Prince created a pop masterpiece that honors the movie, his real-life parents and his spirituality in less than three minutes:
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Welcome to the sixth installment of multi-authored Twitter threads dedicated to #Prince's Purple Rain album. Each day is dedicated to one song, posted by one author, and today is my turn. Keeping with the order of the album, my song is “When Doves Cry.”
(Before we get down to business, check out the previous 5 songs by @EdgarKruize @NightEthereal @arrthurr @antski74 and @CaseyRain and then come back after mine for the rest of the album, done by @Miss_EThompson @PrincesfriendYT and @deejayUMB )
For the 3 of you that will encounter this thread having never heard “When Doves Cry,” here is the song we have gathered here today to talk about.

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Welcome to Day 4 of our #PRINCE #PurpleRain9on9 series of megathreads! Hope U caught the first 3 days from @NightEthereal @arrthurr & @antski74!

4 my contribution, we're going to look at a song I consider flawless in every form.


(Artwork courtesy of Reverend!)
Computer Blue is where Early 80's Minneapolis grinding rock guitars, synths and LinnDrums meet the future cybernetic sexual dystopian landscape of Blade Runner for one of Prince's most powerful grooves.
Recorded on 8th Aug '83 at The Warehouse in St Louis Park, Computer Blue is notable in that Prince had to figure out the difficult task of repeatedly cutting down a groove that don't quit into an acceptable length for an album. Longer jams were the standard on 1999, but not here.
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Whenever I talk about @prince — especially his classic 80's period — context is where I like to start. And with an album like Purple Rain which (frankly) overshadows EVERY other album released in his career, context is the best device we can use to appreciate its finer points.
But before I get into context, today's my day to dive into "Take Me With U": 2nd track on PR; recorded over a roughly 9 day period in late January 1984 (thx @PrinceVault & @Duane_Tudahl); PR"s 5th & final single release (reached No. 25 on the US pop chart).
"Take Me With U" is a stone-cold singalong. It's catchy; after a few listens, you know the whole song and can't get it out of your head. That's the signature of a great pop song. And by early 1984, Prince was getting really good at writing pop music.
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There are so many #Prince #StevieWonder connects! I want to take tomorrow to honor Stevie for his 70th birthday outside the context of P. He is in my top five artists & as much as he influenced my favorite artist, he deserves his own recognition on his day. A quick purple thread:
One of many times they played together...

Hop over here to see P with 3rEyeGirl covering Superstitious with Stevie…
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Dearly beloved, we are gathered today to get through this thing called life.. and to remember Prince. I still feel a pain on my chest thinking about him being gone, seriously.
So I'm going to link to my favorite Prince songs today.. And maybe a little commentary here and there about Prince and religion. Let's start here w early Prince....a personal all time favorite of mine from his first album.
Next up from Prince's second album before he went mainstream, I wanna be your Lover, which was the first Prince video, showing him playing all the instruments. #1979
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A Purple Musical Appreciation #thread on Joni Mitchell @JoniMitchellcom (JM) & the enormous & lifelong influence she had on Prince.

"Mind if I turn on the radio?"
"Oh, my favorite song" she said
And it was Joni singing "Help me I think I'm falling"
The influence that Joni had on Prince cannot be understated or underplayed, it was MASSIVE.

More than any other artist, she perhaps had the greatest influence on him.

Prince held a lifelong love affair with her music & he wasn’t coy about publicising it time & time again.
On this thread, I am going to take you through:

1. - What he said about Joni
2 - How Joni influenced his work
3 - What Joni said about him
4 - Some of my favourite Joni songs spanning the course of her 50 year career.
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A Purple Musical Appreciation Thread on Clare Fischer (CF) who worked with Prince during the mega successful part of Prince’s career in the 80’s.

Most of the Prince hardcore will know about CF’s work on:

The Family album
Under The Cherry Moon
CF was an American keyboardist, composer, arranger & bandleader who recorded over 50 albums covering a diversity of styles - Jazz, Classical, Latin & Soundtracks.

He worked with a multitude of artists including Prince.

13 times Grammy nominated & 3 times Grammy winner.
Susannah Melvoin (Wendy’s twin sister), Prince’s former GF & member of The Family introduced Prince to CF’s music.

Susannah was mesmerised by the string arrangements of Claus Ogerman on a Bill Evans album “Symbiosis”.
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I recently did a thread on #PurpleRain where I broke down the ridiculous business model of the (fictionalized) First Avenue nightclub portrayed in the film.

Naturally, I have a follow up on #Prince’s “Graffiti Bridge”, which has not one but FOUR nightclubs...
...all of them run like trash.

So, another dive into the PCCU (Prince Cinematic Club Universe). I have 18 observations. Get comfortable.
The story of Graffiti takes place in Minneapolis at the fictional Seven district? Skid row? The Seven Corners AREA is populated by lots of steam grates, nowhere near enough streetlights, the most unsavory creative class to ever bebop in a street, and 4 clubs:
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However, it shifts the focus back to the old narrative that Kenyans are somehow responsible for the current insecurity, and that if we "got out of Somalia", the "Banditry" would stop. It also very subtly blames the 'Somali Muslim'.
#AlShabaab #AlshabaabAttacks #NorthernKenya
For over 56 years, those in the North Eastern Territories have been held hostage by the same idiotic thinking pushed by KEGovernment & Media (apologies @DennisOkari) that is OWNED by our political leaders..
It is insanity! In this thread, the historical background of #AlShabaab
@DennisOkari ..from where we last left off. Scroll down or search the other Threads by looking for [#AlShabba] and [#FireWalkers] .
But first, a recap....
"On Wednesday, August 28th, 2019, the UN Security Council rejected Kenya’s request to designate al-Shabaab a terror group under
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Catch me at 9:15 on @siriusxmvolume discussing my favorite rock and roll gifts - especially the best box sets - of this holiday season!
10) @TheBeatles Abbey Road 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition ( which I wrote about in @UltClassicRock:…
9) Traffic The Studio Recordings (
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So, as most folks will know by now, the album leaked yesterday. I think folks are still digesting it, and rightly so, but here's a few initial thoughts.
The remastered album sounds great. I'd like to test it on a variety of systems but on my studio monitors it's very evenly done and exactly what I expected to hear. Finally I can be comfortable dropping album tracks into a live DJ set without relying on fanmade remasters!
But... here's a hot take. In the future, I'd like to hear the tracks with a fresh mix. Some folks would abhor this - but I'll point out that doing this wouldn't replace the OG mixes. This has been done well in the past - see the 2013 Steve Albini mixes of "In Utero" by Nirvana.
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It is this thornless #Prince who single handedly finished @anilambani During his tenure he arrested @AdaniOnline scion Jamai ji visited them. But ty faught back It's @TheVijayMallya who ran away after taking loans on phone he talks of incompetency !
1. Now wait let us list companies which were given loan by #NehruVadraGandhi thru Kaka MMS which is now closed because of default. @narendramodi ji ...
2. @INCIndia says @jetairways closure
Why it was closed ? Who gave them loan ? What is outstanding?
It's closed for financial mismanagement
Rahul baba govt gave loan
As on Apl. 2019 outstanding debt was ₹11,261 cr #SlowDownMoveOver
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💰George Nader💰

George Nader, the disgraced & recently indicted child sex trafficker & child porn aficionado is in the thick of Team Trump global shenanigans from the notorious Seychelles meet to Qatar Blockade to Psy Group & more.

Trump’s lack of prep’n for victory & disorganized transition created a vacuum that, as RU/ME sought out access & influence, was quickly filled by a number of people eager to portray themselves as access brokers or to generate personal biz opportunities.…
But prior to the 2016elex in addition to RU’s efforts to influence the American electorate in favor of Trump, ME foreign actors also assisted w/ the SocMed influence ops to help Trump & harm Cruz/HRC.

Nader among others were key to these influence ops to swing the elex to Trump
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1.) Important reminder: We are now entering the 13 Days of Preparation, see/Luciferian holidays. Why is this significant? The Queen herself was born on 4/21 and many suggest a major celebrity is sacrificed each year for her birthday.… H/T: @Amandalynesque
2.) Don't believe me? Check out the last 3 years...
Prince (renowned artist who needs no introduction)
- Death date: April 21, 2016
- Age: 57
- Cause of death: "Accidental drug overdose"…
- Disputes?…
3.) Erin Moran, actress (known for her role as "Joanie" on "Happy Days")
- Death date: April 22, 2017
- Age: 54
- Cause of death: "sudden complications from stage 4 cancer" 🤔🤔…
- Disputes? Heroin overdose or cancer... Which one? 🤔…
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Lisez et relisez cette phrase (et le passage souligné en rouge) sur la campagne #Trump et la #Russie du rapport #Mueller, elle revient 2 fois dans les 15 premières pages. De la notion de "collusion" qui est d'ailleurs aussi beaucoup discutée dans les 1ères pages. #teasing
2) Après le résumé du volume 1 sur 7 pages, dont le texte précédent page 5 est extrait, le rapport #Muller narre d'abord ses découvertes sur l'opération de déstabilisation de l'élection US 2016 par l'IRA de Prigozhin, proche de #Poutine, sur les réseaux sociaux.
3) Cette partie très caviardée sur l'ingérence de l'IRA russe sur les réseaux sociaux conclut clairement: l'IRA de Prigozhin viola les lois US contre l'influence étrangère des campagnes mais les campagnes locales de #Trump contactées par l'IRA ignoraient l'origine russe (page 35)
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In October of 2017, William Wassink, the chief executive officer of Saya Defense Services, Inc. announced that the company had been awarded a sub-contract...
#thebigwhitelie #thebigwhiteCONservationlie #CONservationLIES part of an "Africa Peacekeeping Program" multiple award for an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract with the U.S. Department of State, via USAID. The primary contractor is Triple Canopy, Inc., a Constellis company.
#thebigwhitelie #thebigconservationlie
“We are honored to work with Triple Canopy to support the United States government’s commitment to bringing peace and stability to Africa,” Wassink said. Headquartered in Abilene with offices in Arlington, Va., and Nairobi, Kenya,..
#thebigwhitelie #thebigconservationlie
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1. My take on #LeavingNeverland - Was #MichaelJackson a sexual predator?

2. They say "High trees catch the most wind" - Real stars will always attract attention, also of the negative kind (from envy to death threats).

They also say "where there's smoke, there's fire".

Both apply to Michael, but the second saying more so!

3. Michael was a great artist and a great performer, but by 1986/1987 he started to grow more freakish: Bleatching his skin (not just Vitiligo), rhinoplasties until his nose almost disappeared, fake marriage to Lisa Marie Presley (1993), when the first abuse-case started!
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