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    http://www.digitalspy.com/music/news...tely-over.html

    Prince has announced that the internet is "over".

    The singer-songwriter will give away his new album 20Tenwith copies of The Mirrorand Daily Recordon July 10. The album will not be available to download.

    Prince told The Mirror: "The internet's completely over. I don't see why I should give my new music to iTunes or anyone else. They won't pay me an advance for it and then they get angry when they can't get it.

    "The internet's like MTV. At one time MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated. Anyway, all these computers and digital gadgets are no good. They just fill your head with numbers and that can't be good for you.

    "Of the title of his new album, he added: "I just think it's a year that really matters. These are very trying times.

    "Prince was an early adopter of internet-release platforms, making a number of records available through his NPGMusicClub subscription service, which was shut down in 2006 after five years.

    He released Planet Earthas a covermount with The Mail on Sundayin 2007, a distribution method later imitated by artists including McFly.
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    Default Re: "It's Raining the Internets" - Prince

    Lolz, out of touch

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    Default Re: "It's Raining the Internets" - Prince

    The internets cannot die.

    It has no physical bearing on this earth!
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    Default Re: "It's Raining the Internets" - Prince

    Prince: Anyway, all these computers and digital gadgets are no good. They just fill your head with numbers and that can't be good for you.
    This could be sigged.

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    Default Re: "It's Raining the Internets" - Prince

    Quote Originally Posted by darkjustice View Post
    this mix is tripping me out
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    Default Re: "It's Raining the Internets" - Prince

    He's just mad because it posts stuff without his permission.

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    Default Re: "It's Raining the Internets" - Prince

    Last time he released 3 CDs and did 3 shows in 1 night.
    Now he's releasing a CD w/o the internet. So will he perform a secret show w/ no promotion? 8o
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    Default Re: "It's Raining the Internets" - Prince

    does this mean prince is going to jump on stage and try to outshow portishead again?
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    Default Re: "It's Raining the Internets" - Prince

    It was only inevitable that a series of tubes get too clogged.
    8/20 SISU and Tanlines @ Sayers Club, 8/21 The Zombies @ Santa Monica Pier, 8/23-24 FYF Fest, 9/10 Swans @ Roxy, 9/18 Neutral Milk Hotel & Daniel Johnston @ Hollywood Bowl, 9/19 Tokimonsta @ El Rey, 9/30 Cibo Matto @ the Roxy, 10/3-4 Desert Stars, 10/9 Zola Jesus @ El Rey, 10/16 Massive Attack @ Greek Theater, 10/22-25 CMJ, 10/26 Asobi Seksu & Slowdive @ Royale

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    what about the youtubez?
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    Default Re: "It's Raining the Internets" - Prince

    I got 2 free copies of the last 3 cd live set @ Chella this past year. They were free with a purchase frrom the previous years merch. Maybe he's just gonna give his material away to Chella attenders from now on.

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    Default Re: "It's Raining the Internets" - Prince

    I still haven't opened my book or CD set yet. I kind of forgot about them. Something to do tonight?
    8/20 SISU and Tanlines @ Sayers Club, 8/21 The Zombies @ Santa Monica Pier, 8/23-24 FYF Fest, 9/10 Swans @ Roxy, 9/18 Neutral Milk Hotel & Daniel Johnston @ Hollywood Bowl, 9/19 Tokimonsta @ El Rey, 9/30 Cibo Matto @ the Roxy, 10/3-4 Desert Stars, 10/9 Zola Jesus @ El Rey, 10/16 Massive Attack @ Greek Theater, 10/22-25 CMJ, 10/26 Asobi Seksu & Slowdive @ Royale

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    Default Re: "It's Raining the Internets" - Prince

    Maybe he should write a shitty song about it. That'll change things.

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    Default Re: "It's Raining the Internets" - Prince

    Like it's 1999.
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    Quote Originally Posted by getbetter View Post
    does this mean prince is going to jump on stage and try to outshow portishead again?
    exactly, try, he couldn't though. We all know Portishead were the best show that night.

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    Default Re: "It's Raining the Internets" - Prince

    I really wish he would embrace all of this.
    He doesn't even have his own official site or anything...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sushov23 View Post
    exactly, try, he couldn't though. We all know Portishead were the best show that night.
    Mmm, neh I don't know if I want to agree with that one but I'll say that Kraftwerk-Portishead-Prince was easily the best 1-2-3 punch I will probably ever see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by obzen View Post
    Mmm, neh I don't know if I want to agree with that one but I'll say that Kraftwerk-Portishead-Prince was easily the best 1-2-3 punch I will probably ever see.
    Ditto! That night will probably never be topped. The Verve the night before was superb too. I kinda respect Prince on his stance tho. Its not like he needs the money. He's just making a statement.

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    Default Re: "It's Raining the Internets" - Prince

    that animated gif reminds me of scar from the lion king. it also bred disgust within my soul.
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    Default Re: "It's Raining the Internets" - Prince

    Rosklide videos are on YouTube right now. Watch them before they're gone.

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    I'm kinda laughing inside over this because most of you here on the board were born and raised on the internet, breastfed on technology, and had video games for entertainment. Now you've got the blackberry's the MP3's, and Ipods...along with the knowledge to use them. I bet most of you would laugh at the terms cassette tapes, 8-tracks, or record albums. You may be familiar with MTV, but why, when you can download everything, or go to You Tube. (BTW...MTV now VS MTV then is like night and day.)

    Sounds to me like Prince figures if you want to own a piece of Prince, you may have to do it the old fashioned way and make the effort by actually going out to purchase it. I have no problem with that. Or at least not as much of a problem as I would have trying to figure out how to "seed" or change file types in order to download it. (Yep, old and clueless, right here! LOL)
    Its like the Infinite Monkey Theorem, if you put X amount of monkeys in a room with a typewriter and ask them to give you Shakespeare 99% of them will fling their shit at you while the other 1% will masturbate in the corner.

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    Default Re: "It's Raining the Internets" - Prince

    Link?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shoegazer76 View Post
    I kinda respect Prince on his stance tho. Its not like he needs the money. He's just making a statement.
    I'd respect him more if that statement wasn't so dumb.
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    Prince is right...

    just watch
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    he got fucked over by warner bros and thats when he went to the symbol and lost a ton of fans. trust me i was one of the few still buying his albums and was collecting like crazy cassette tapes of all his paisly park shows... he was easily one of the first to use the net to keep people connected with him and gave his fans so much stuff back then.. now he wants to scale back and do something different... why make a record deal when the money will come in from past royalites and touring... regardless id prefer him to tour and make each show available for download like metallica does.. that would of been great.... oh well

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    Quote Originally Posted by lunatic core View Post
    http://www.digitalspy.com/music/news...tely-over.html

    Prince has announced that the internet is "over".

    The singer-songwriter will give away his new album 20Ten with copies of The Mirrorand Daily Record on July 10. The album will not be available to download.

    Prince told The Mirror: "The internet's completely over. I don't see why I should give my new music to iTunes or anyone else. They won't pay me an advance for it and then they get angry when they can't get it.

    "The internet's like MTV. At one time MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated. Anyway, all these computers and digital gadgets are no good. They just fill your head with numbers and that can't be good for you.

    "Of the title of his new album, he added: "I just think it's a year that really matters. These are very trying times.

    "Prince was an early adopter of internet-release platforms, making a number of records available through his NPGMusicClub subscription service, which was shut down in 2006 after five years.

    He released Planet Earthas a covermount with The Mail on Sundayin 2007, a distribution method later imitated by artists including McFly.
    Now, I just re-read this thread after posting my thoughts late last night, and I've realized that Prince may very well be onto something here...All these digital gadgets and computers are just filling my head with numbers and words that can't be good for me.

    I misinterpreted that whole original post and have been standing in some record store line thinking I was Suprefan, and planning to be the first to purchase his new CD while you guys continued whining about downloads and shit.

    (Kidding... But, would someone please tell me when the next little yellow bus gets here?) Fuck...
    Its like the Infinite Monkey Theorem, if you put X amount of monkeys in a room with a typewriter and ask them to give you Shakespeare 99% of them will fling their shit at you while the other 1% will masturbate in the corner.

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    here's the point where you guys all realize that almost 90% of the media is controlled by 4 corporations..

    now Prince doesn't seem so off base now does he...


    oh, and expect these companies to "empower" their shills to write as many "Prince is crazy" or "Prince is sooooo behind the times" stories as they can
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    Default Re: "It's Raining the Internets" - Prince

    Even if the Internet is dead, wanting to get shit for free is alive and well.

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    Al Gore cheated, now look what happened. It's over, people.
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    Default Re: "It's Raining the Internets" - Prince

    Quote Originally Posted by bug on your lip View Post
    here's the point where you guys all realize that almost 90% of the media is controlled by 4 corporations..

    now Prince doesn't seem so off base now does he...
    No. That makes him sound even more naive and "off base."

    Not on iTunes, but rejection of the platform as a whole.

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