Producer Jamie Lewis just sent out a newsletter announcing that he and his partner have mixed a new amazing project for 3rdEyeGirl Featuring Prince! Wonder if he meant they mixed "FIXURLIFEUP" or something else?
Jamie Lewis has remixed and released on his own Purple Music label the singles and remixes of "Dance 4 Me", "2nite" (Bria Valente), "Rock & Roll Love Affair" and also put out "Screwdriver" earlier this year.
The announcement states Jamie and his studio partner Ben Muehlethaler are very proud to have gotten the honor to mixdown at the legendary Paisley Park Studios.
We are trying to contact Jamie to see if they are saying they mixed 3rdEyeGirl's latest single "FIXURLIFEUP", for remixes, or for the album tentatively titled "Plectrum Electrum" or for something else. The announcement says to click on it for it on iTunes and it takes you to the single for "FIXURLIFEUP". When we have more info, we will pass it on. It landed on our desk and thought we would pass it on.
Update: Jamie advised that he was at Paisley Park to mix "FIXURLIFEUP" and he was happy and honored to work at Paisley.
Prince & 3rdEyeGirl are back at Paisley Park and are getting ready for The Myth this Saturday!
Not relying on the RAVE reviews 3rdEyeGirl got on LIVE OUT LOUD tour, PRINCE sent them a message early Tuesday morning; To arrange an INSTRUMENTAL version of the Peal Jam Classic "Even Flow". (um...WOW!)
Sure to be a staple in their NEXT run of shows, this version features a guitar duel between Donna and PRINCE that morphs into Aretha Franklin's version of "Rock Steady" before reprising the end vamp of "Even Flow".
Our spies have been lurking around the Park and HOPEFULLY, we will have a snippet to share before this Saturday when PRINCE & 3rdEyeGirl storm the stage at The Myth! (This. Would. Be. Awesome!)
There have been rumors circulating that the scheduled 2 shows might be combined into one LONG 3-4 hour JAM! PRINCE has a LOT of musician friends in Minneapolis so let's keep our PLECTRUM's crossed.
For now, it is still listing 2 shows:
Diagnosis: Sorry...everything after "Even Flow" is a blur!
The video was shot at Paisley Park.
How many of U can do "The Screwdriver"....?
Diagnosis: Until the day that we do......
Last night, I did a spreecast with host Seth Everett on PRINCE in 2013. Me and Seth had these before where we just discuss things on Prince and what is going on. With 4 songs being "leaked" a few days before, people were thinking there would be breaking Prince news instead of a discussion of things.
Now, wouldn't I put the big news on my site or advertise the spreecast here? I tweeted and facebooked it only. Still, expectations ran high.
I can understand that when it comes to Prince, people's expectations run high, even though it said for a couple of days it is going to be a discussion. No special guests. Will there be some things asked and shared? Yes. Expectations many times lead to disappointment when nothing was ever promised.
If you wish to access the spreecast, you can do so HERE.
Some interesting things were discussed and so they did not get lost in the mix, I figured we could discuss them here and allow some input from you the reader.
Topic #1. I wanted to debate the pros and cons of "free" content. Let's say "3rd Eye Girl" was/is posting unreleased content without permission. Shouldn't 3rd Eye pay for what they post? Then say the NPG could pay all of the employed producers of the content. n 19-member band paid annually is no joke. We all have bills to be paid.
Topic # 2. A discussion of a new web site. With so many of the Prince community hooked up online would and could the fans get together and start their own NPG MUSIC CLUB (Prince's successful subscription and membership service used back in the early 2000's), pool their $ and vote on what type of music they want?
Meaning if they wanted new songs, rehearsals, material from the vault, complete live shows, certain videos. This way, it skips the need of I-Tunes and other 3rd (sic)parties. If the fans created a network similar 2 Facebook, a fee could be given to the NPG and they could just fill the order, pay those deserving and stop all the lawsuits in one fell swoop. Thoughts?
Topic # 3. IF "3rd Eye Girl" turns out to be a band member, say the NPG's newest additions Hannah Ford or Donna Grantis, what should be the disciplinary action taken? In the past, former band members have leaked material. Perhaps more thorough background checks are needed.
Topic # 4. Andy Allo was indeed the co-producer of the CD Superconductor. I was in the studio first-hand to see that happen. It is jointly owned by NPG and Alloevolution.
Of the all the artists that worked with Prince, Andy was one of the few who did not follow guide vocal trax originally laid down by Prince. Only the 3 songs that Prince co-wrote were produced in this manner. Andy is extremely talented and a quick-learner. She refuses to punch-in individual songs and rather goes back 2 the top when necessary to get a performance that she has sole approval of. She was given an unlimited budget by NPG to fulfill her vision. The results are something all of us can be proud of.
What do you guys think of "Superconductor"?
Topic #5. Paisley Park. The soundstage at Paisley Park is currently under renovation. It looks like Barbarella meets Sweet Charity. Are their any new fans that wanna experience late-nite parties at Paisley Park? What's a good cover charge that everyone can agree on? Yes, Prince will be there.
Now, I want to state these topics do NOT cover everything that PRINCE will be doing in 2013. I think it is safe to say (But I am assuming)we could expect a new album with some good promotion by it, a tour (Where n when would be determined at a later date.) and so much more.
When these Paisley Park shows would take place is not exactly known. As it states, Paisley is under renovation. That could take a while. He just wants to know that when it does open, what do you feel should be the cover charge?
I think it is a good start that he is thinking of another web site but wants the fans heavily involved this time. Perhaps so the NPG is held responsible for what content is provided. It shows the Internet is NOT dead. It shows that social media does serve it's purpose to some extent. I think it shows that he doesn't want to be completely accessible via Twitter or Youtube and would use it when he feels it could benefit him and not a "3rd party", so to speak.
I was going to put up a poll but I think it is best served if you answer the questions and perhaps when we have more of a general idea, we could do a poll with the most popular answers. I thank you for your time.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Surrender expectations. More things then will be fulfilled.
Prince is about to embark on his "Welcome 2 Canada" tour and in advance, he has released a new song "Extraloveable" now on sale through I-Tunes Canada.
Don't you wanna take a bath with Prince?
The song clocks in at just 5 minutes long and features the lovely and talented Andy Allo (&Y) and for the hardcore Prince fan, this song is very intriguing.
"Extraloveable" was originally recorded in the early 80's by Prince and is one of his most popular bootlegged songs of all time. It seems Prince is going through his vault at his recording studios, Paisley Park, for material and surprising many fans who thought this song would never be released.
The song has been newly recorded this year so I guess you can call it "Extraloveable 2011" if you want.
The song is being released by Universal Music Group in Canada, however, we feel it is through Live Nation who struck the deal for Prince.
Prince must have major love for the Canadian fans to release something like this before his tour kicks off there. Funky!
Check out a sample of the track below:
The track can ONLY be purchased on Canadian I-Tunes Right now.
We also hear Prince has more surprises for Cananda so stay tuned!
What do you think of "Extraloveable" by Prince?-DocFB
Diagnosis: Prince is Extraloveable isn't he?
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We hear Prince has been in the recording studio lately. These rumors put him recording at his studios in Minneapolis, Paisley Park, and also in Hollywood recently.
We do not know if he is recording for himself or someone else but we will share that with you shortly.
Remember in April of 2009, of a Prince Opus book for $2,100? We sure do and 2 and a half years later, the first book has arrived! It was to be a limited edition of 950 books.
Thanks ot brad for sending us this; here is the guy who ordered it sharing it with the world;
Now what about the Coachella DVD? (Crickets chirping.)
OK, now back to Prince recording. Andy Allo, who Prince has taken a musical liking..and perhaps other likings to. Andy posted on her Facebook Fan Page about waking up next to a 1973 Fender Stratocaster next to her. We can only guess who put it there.
This is where it gets interesting. We were given a tip from an unnamed source over the weekend of Paisley Park filing for a new trademark at the end of September. Paisley Park as we stated earlier is his studios and what he does business under.
The trademark? &Y. Get it? &Y. & being the short version of And and the letter Y. Put it together and you have &Y which is Andy. Ahh Prince. Only you.
So are he and &Y....I mean Andy recording together? Only time will tell but that trademark listing for Entertainment, Live, and Musical Performances is sure interesting.-DocFB
So Janelle Monae was in Minneapolis, MN last night at First Avenue and some purple spies tell us PRINCE was in attendance with his full band.
Janelle had to Tweet before the show about First Avenue knowing it was where Purple Rain, the greatest rock n roll movie ever made, was filmed.
We heard after Janelle funkdafied First Ave, she headed back to Paisley Park, Prince's recording studios in Minneapolis for those who don't know, and jammed with Prince and his 8(?) piece band for a couple of hours with her and her band.
Why oh why couldn't have someone filmed that? All that funk in one place? We might have passed out from the overload of true artists creating.
Something special happened with Janelle as she had to tweet this:
Finally learning something that I have been trying to learn for a while! Yes!!!!
We also hear that PRINCE and the band checked out Esperanza Spaulding at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minnesota earlier in the week as well.
Janelle and Esperanza are GREAT musicians in their own right. Make sure to check them out if you haven't already.
With PRINCE set to tour Northern Europe next month, we wonder what other purple surprised we can expect soon? One can hope, right?-Dr.FB
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