Earlier this week, PRINCE released a rehearsal jam exclusively to drfunkenberry.com of "Mutiny/Ice Cream Castles" a response of sorts to if former bands in his Purple Court could open up for him in Australia.
Paul Peterson aka St. Paul of Fdeluxe (Formerly The Family) received the track before anyone else last week....and responded in play to his former boss. They felt Prince was having a little fun with the band, so they thought they would return the serve.
Fdeluxe is Paul Peterson, Susannah Melvoin, Eric Leeds, and Jellybean Johnson.
The response? "Hot Summer At Menards." Menards is a home improvement store in the Mid-West for those that may not know.
Hmm. "Hot Summer" is a song that Prince gave to the radio station The Current in Minneapolis in June of 2010.
Do they have any garden tools? What do you think of Fdeluxe's response to "Mutiny" and will The Original 7ven/The Time respond as well? We don't think so, but you never know. Will you be going to any "Hot Summer" sales? No? Ok then.
Will Prince respond to this response with an even funkier rehearsal jam? Stay tuned........-DocFB
Here is the latest rehearsal jam from PRINCE & THE NPG. We have been waiting to share this with you and now, we finally can!!
As we first told you about late last week, this is Prince's musical response to Terry Lewis asking if Prince needed an opening act for his upcoming Australian Tour and was also sent to Paul Peterson of Fdeluxe (Formerly The Family) before anyone else.
We promised you that it is hot, funky, dirty, and will leave you in puddle of sweat.
We want to thank PRINCE for sending this to us! The rehearsal jam features "Mutiny" and....."Ice Cream Castles"....Listen below......
We are loving it and digging it big time! Australia, are you ready? Good Gawd!
As we said over the weekend, Janelle Monae and Deliah are possible opening acts for Prince's "Welcome 2 Australia" leg of the tour. Will anyone else be coming along?
So what do U guys think of the latest rehearsal jam?-DocFB
Diagnosis: 1, 2, 3, 4, EVERYBODY ON THE DANCE FLOOR!!!
Music icon Prince sure has a sense of humor. Along with a musical message to The Time/Original 7ven's Terry Lewis, he sent the video above. This video is too funny. "Thumbs up for rock & roll?" all right then.
When we first saw this video, I was like Waa?.... but by the end, it had us laughing.
Not only was this sent to Terry Lewis but also Paul Peterson aka St. Paul who was in the Prince band, The Family, who now call themselves FDeluxe.
We chatted briefly with Paul about things and will have some very cool stuff coming your way soon, including that new rehearsal jam that PRINCE sent his and our way. Seriously, we cannot wait to give it to you. Sometime this week, we promise!!!!!
Speaking of opening acts, we have heard of some other possible opening acts for dates on the tour;
Delilah and Janelle Monae just MIGHT be in the purple live experience.
What did U think of the video message?
Who do you want to open for PRINCE?
What did Terry Lewis think?
2 be continued and answered......sooner than U think!-DocFB
Man! If you thought that "Dance Electric" PRINCE and the NPG rehearsal jam was dope.....JUST WAIT!!!!
Our ears have been blown by something just sent to us. We cannot wait to share it with you. It is hot, funky, dirty, and will leave you in puddle of sweat.
It shows he has been paying attention to your requests on what to play. Wow! Straight hotness.
BTW, that "Dance Electric" REHEARSAL JAM has over 2,500 likes and almost 500 comments, making it one of our most commented stories in the site's short existence! Thank you PRINCE for allowing us to share it here first!!!
Terry Lewis of The Original 7ven aka The Time got the 1st copy of this rehearsal jam after inquiring if PRINCE needed an opening act for Australia.
Terry got his answer through song. P always speaks through music. Its the language all of us understand.
What was the message? Hear it loud and clear next week on DRFUNKENBERRY.COM!!!!!
It's going to be so worth it!-DocFB
A month after Jesse Johnson announced he was leaving The Original 7ven, the band Formerly Known As The Time, the other band members have finally spoken about him leaving.
The statement was posted on the band's website;
For the statement and exclusive video footage, click the continue reading button.
It seems the band formerly known as The Time may be the band formerly known as The Original 7ven as Jesse Johnson has announced he is leaving the band.
Jesse Johnson took to his Facebook Fan Page to make the announcement;
I don't really think I'll be performing with the Original 7 (or The Time if your nasty) any more! We simple don't see eye to eye on anything. Love the guys, but I feel in my heart it's "Time" to walk away while we're all still friends. May Peace be you.
Jesse Johnson Bey ♥
Wow. So, I am wondering if this will derail all plans for a tour and to promote the album in 2012. I mean, how can you tour as The Original 7ven when it would actually be 6?
The band announced their reunion earlier this year and with the reunion came the name change as they no longer could be called "The Time" due to Prince owning the name. All this ground work and a funky album and......now this.
We wonder what the other boys in the band think of this news?-DocFB
Diagnosis: Time To Fix Your Clock......
The Original 7ven, the Band Formerly Known As The Time will be performing on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno tonight.
The band's new album "Condensate" is in stores now and they will be performing "Trendin'" on the show tonight.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Somebody bring me a mirror....
Here is the very first public performance of "Trendin'" by The Original 7ven aka The Band Formerly Known As The Time.
"Trendin' is the first single off new Album/CD "Condensate" by The Original 7ven, which just came out this past Tuesday.
They brought the funk to Club Nokia last night. This was also the first concert that the band went by the name The Original 7ven.
We had a good time last night but had to stop dancing to make sure we got some good video footage and photos for you.
Here is a closer look shot by Cody aka The Funky White Boy that has a more fuller sound and more footage of the band, as my camera was not picking up the bass.
Not sure why my camera did not pick up the bass in the mix as much but at least the footage is good. Perhaps can switch out sound later.-DocFB
Diagnosis: We About To Make History
In the 1st show as The Original 7ven, The Band Formerly Known As The Time took us to "Strawberry Lake" to kick things off.
They then went into a multitude of hits featuring "Get it Up", "The Stick", "Cool", Jerk Out", "Skillet", "777-9311" and "Trendin'"(video coming soon) the latest from the Original 7ven.
Donnie Simpson introduced The Original 7ven, noting it was the very first show with that name.
Aside from a sound issue at first (It is Club Nokia, so it expected) The OG7 brought it. The band also played "Fishnet" and "Oak Tree" 2 songs released as a solo artist by Morris Day.
In the middle of the show, Jesse Johnson took over to show he is one of the baddest guitarists in the land. Performing "Free World", Can You Help Me?" and "I Want To Be Your Man" along with some great solo work accompanying him with Jerome Benton coming out a time or two.
The band then went into "Gigalos Get Lonely Too" and then bringing up quite a few sexy socialites if I do say so myself.
They closed with "The Bird" and Jungle Love" which left the crowd condensating for sure.
It was a high energy show and it was great to see all of them perform together. My first and only time seeing them all together was for a taping for The Tonight Show With Jay Leno a couple of years ago before their shows in Las Vegas.
Coming up next for the band whose new CD "Condensation" dropped this week, is The Tonight Show With Jay Leno October 27th, along with upcoming shows in Minneapolis and New York.
These are some of the greatest musicians in all the land. The term real music by real musicians most def applies to them. Please support real music by buying the CD and just like them, we are sure you will be "Trendin'" soon as well.
Thanks for the love guys and the great show.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Whose Drawers? You Know
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