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2009
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Prince’s New Website To Be Unveiled Tonight!

Prince Slicked Back.  Photo:Afshin Shahidi for L.A. Times

Prince Slicked Back. Photo: Afshin Shahidi for L.A. Times

And Tonight, the unveiling...

More prized than a trip to Willy Wonka's chocolate factory are the invitations granted for tonight's unveiling of Prince's latest galactic web project,  lotusflow3r.com . Press invitees include Steve Appleford of Rolling Stone; Benjamin Trott from Six Apart; Kat Corbett from KROQ; Danny Shea and Katherine Thomson, music and entertainment editors from The Huffington Post; Emily McKay from NME and Edna Gunderson of USA Today. Also invited to the secret soiree are 3 select Purple Ticket winners, whose names have been withheld to protect what's left of their innocence.

The plan since the beginning has been to show the work to the press today, while anticipation builds for the official opening.  Following the special preview, guests will be treated to an hour-long concert in the funkiest house in the Hills. After that, we hear the band plans to crash Clive Davis' party with an Alicia Keys joint they've rearranged.

With a beginning like this, no doubt this year is about to be stellar!

(This sounds really fun.  Purple ticket holders aka lucky dogs.  Can't wait to hear about it.)-DR.FB

54 comments
Eryn Ebrahimi
Eryn Ebrahimi

Generally I don't post on blogs, but I would like to say that this post really forced me to do so! really nice post.

Ahmed Bitar
Ahmed Bitar

I really loved reading your blog. It was very well authored and easy to undertand. Unlike additional blogs I have read. I also found it very interesting. In fact after reading, I had to go show the wife and she ejoyed it as well!

tommy
tommy

Just wanted to say I really liked the site. You have really put a lot of time into your posts and it is just great!

Cindy Patrick
Cindy Patrick

I just found this website a while back when a friend recommended it to me. I've been an avid reader ever since.

starrpoint
starrpoint

been n2 prince since the 1st album but why play all the waiting games release something new people luv ur music would you want to wait on something you craved for think about it....where would you be without us

Simpsons Greats
Simpsons Greats

I wish I had the talent to produce a good poster for the simpsons 20th anniversary contest. I love the simpsons. But at least there are others (as I see here) that share an interest still.

Katie
Katie

All this fuss!!! If everyone would just relax and ignore him for a second.... He'd probably panic and do something. He's loving this hype. He'll probably wait until y'all give up and least expect it........say all the mean and nice things you could possibly say....... then BAM!!!! The site will be up and running. lol

uuhmmm
uuhmmm

Yeah, I know but no one seems to be interested in allowing him to do them ...so he sits here, admiring an artist.

uuhmmm
uuhmmm

Yeah, that guy that works for AT&T ...what is his problem???

amorbella
amorbella

BTW, Prince looks awesome....that pic doesnt do him any justice. The man is still fierce and rockin at 50.

amorbella
amorbella

His eats where as normal as deviled eggs. Lots of drinks flowing, awesome music, and lots of cool people. maybe if I asked I may have been able to get a watercress sandwich.... I was too excited to eat :)

LaanaLaine
LaanaLaine

You were a Purple Ticket winner eh amorbella.. so.. what did the lil' man serve up for eats? Watercress sandwiches and tea?

amorbella
amorbella

I was one of the lucky purple ticket winners. The night was breath taking!!!!

Boogenbill
Boogenbill

romeoblu said it Jellyfishdiscoball sounds like Shortberry Strawcake... WHAT?!! SS was serious REAL FUNK. Jellydiscofall sounds like a fam doing a Prince inspired song with GarageBand. Please. The Family 2.0 is doing greater jams, seriously. Theys on fire!

nicar
nicar

All I am seeing is a white fuzzy cloud playing instrumental in the background....am I missing something here?

bobby
bobby

Yo wen is this prince cd droping so if anybody knows hit me up!!

Rakel
Rakel

I just ignore those silly meanie comments and stick to my baby Prince, he is still workin that mojo and ppl who claim they are pissed off are really just as excited as me, LOL!!

CC
CC

Hhahahaah P is a bitch! Big fat tease!

justmemuchlove
justmemuchlove

It's unbelievable that ppl clearly still dont know what he's about. (even after so so many years) They can look at a picture that's so clear and pure and "in yo face" and still they don't see it.. Unbelievable. (shakes head)

LaanaLaine
LaanaLaine

Lawd.. Prince looks horrible. Look at those deep fo' head creases, lol. Hair thinnin' from all those years of conking.. *sigh*.. He still the man though. Unfortunately of what I've heard from him musically so far.. he ain't hittin' on shyt. Hoping it's gon get better. As for his protege ... she sucks. Not interested, sorry Prince. ;-)

Faith
Faith

Dont we age well. must be in the Gemini Jeans...

Gabriel
Gabriel

It's all good...no matter what your feelings are on the subject, we're all waiting on pins and needles to see this roll out. And after 21 years of following the man, I still get a kick out of it and it feels like Christmas. I like that...Christmas in February....

beautifulX
beautifulX

Is he o.k.? I'm not so concerned with the website now that I see this picture. Is he in good health?

drfunkenberry
drfunkenberry

Someone in Chicago has too much time on his hands. Works for AT&T, and lives.....well, we will let his ISP handle that on Monday. ;)

UPonthe2
UPonthe2

I'm loving the anticipation of the site opening, the music is fantastic. So many people can get exactly what they want NOW...we've lost the excitement of any build up to getting something..imo Also, why so much hate in the comments! I really can't understand it

justmemuchlove
justmemuchlove

oh dinner and movie for you, huh Dr. ? Hope you had fun :)

drfunkenberry
drfunkenberry

BTW, haven't been to the site myself yet. Just got home from watching Dark Knight again and just grabbed a late dinner. Will view it after that if I am still up. ;)

drfunkenberry
drfunkenberry

^^multiple comments by 1 user pretending to be more were deleted. Others kept regardless how negative.

justmemuchlove
justmemuchlove

Hmm I love the picture :) . The site will be great. Looks good so far. Love the songs. Wish I could go see him though (sigh) . You go beautiful!! I'm LOL reading all these comments.. Honestly.. Thanks for the info Dr. FB ;)

love2thenines
love2thenines

Delays about the future site was rumoured few days ago, so we will see in the nexts days/weeks!

Jochem3121
Jochem3121

I can't take this shit from him anymore. What's the fucking point of this? Dr. ... you should've known better. The site is still NOT open. This is just pathetic. Disco Jellyfish my ass... just Chocolate Box instrumental with some bullshit through it.

ztd
ztd

dissapointing

romeoblu
romeoblu

The Guitar Solo in DiscojellyFish reminds me of Shortberry Strawcake. Cool song but makes me wonder if this will be on the MPLSoun album along with choco Box as Discojelly is an instrumental version of that song.

Rodger
Rodger

Is he serious? That is no fucking launch.. fuck that, fuck his website.. pretentious fuck making his fans wait.

Twinkly1
Twinkly1

Like the interactive graphics of the site much more interesting than "click this link" especially the t.v. and tape deck. I'd like to see more of what's showing on the t.v. very intriguing.

Rakel
Rakel

Yip to the eeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Go Princey~~~

Carole Isaacs-Garcia
Carole Isaacs-Garcia

This pic is not him. It's another look-alike, and not too good a-like, either. I would like to see the real thing, Prince. I'm 76, c'mon gimme a break.

Purple Funk Lover
Purple Funk Lover

Thanx 4 the heads up Dr. FB I went 2 the site and I was pleasantly surprised. I just kept an open mind and open heart and it's a gr8 start 4 a possible gr8 site. Thanx again ... Peace, Love & Light ...

TJ
TJ

Forgot to mention love the whole spooky style to it and the meanings of the piece of broken road, tapes etc. It is a nice design !

TJ
TJ

Mixed feelings to say the least. After a month of buzz he really only releases one new track. Fans are excited about 'Another Boy'. Don't you lot remember that around the time 'Turn Me Loose' got leaked, this was available to purchase on itunes. I have it on my pc! 'Colonized Mind' sounds the same don't know where people are saying that there are differences because i can't hear it, still one of his best songs ever. 'Disco Jellyfish' is really fun and funky but i feel 'MPLSOUND' isn't the album title no more. A blank disco jellyfish website is black just like 3121.com gives ya a hint. But really so far really disapointed. Thought at least today we would of been able to buy 'Lotus Flow3r' and have a fully functional site, this is basically a preview site again. I've only had 2 hours sleep at the moment and its now 5:00am in LDN; only still on because of the rumour of a concert stream tonight. If that happens then i and many other friends (remember his doesnt like the word fans) of his music will be truly grateful. x

Jamez
Jamez

Well, I just checked and the site is starting to change over. You can click the TV, load the cassette player with some new songs!! Just shows a smokey background for now...

Yeah No Records
Yeah No Records

I am disappointed. The site was supposed 2 open 2night.

p.
p.

Wow, another preview launched with some new music and a sneak peek at the actual site. And I thought Prince would leave us unsatisfied tonight... It's a pity the full site isn't up yet, but the new promo plus the upcoming press reports should keep us drooling for the next couple of days.

Cheryl Barro
Cheryl Barro

Awesome website! Awesome music! DiscoJellyFish. Very excited for what's to come!

Roz
Roz

WOW!!! Once again he's gonna tear up L.A. (in a funky kinda a way). Wish I was one of blessed ticket winners! Hummm, thanks 4 the info! Blessings, Rozboz7 :)

JacquelineSwan
JacquelineSwan

Raspberry to Almond Haid. Raspberry to Almond Haid. Palomino Pleasure Ride to be heard 2nite.

LexAve456
LexAve456

This is exciting! I can't wait to see and hear about what happens with this website!

buttergums
buttergums

hollywood. hollywood. hollywood. enuf. ...but then, out the mud and muck comes the lotus flower :) bring it p

p.
p.

Plan has been to show it to the press today????? Then why say "January 2009" on the site publically for almost a month???? DR. FB - in your previous post on Prince and his LA whereabouts you also stated "the site is scheduled to open in January"..... Cool things are moving up, but if the site doesn't open in the next few hours, it'll leave hordes of people with mixed feelings.

drfunkenberry
drfunkenberry

I decided to be nice and not contact anyone this time. There are other more productive things that can be done instead. You do relize that right?

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