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    Morris day release book with david ritz in october

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    A memoir by Morris Day of The Time centering around his lifelong relationship and association with Prince.

    Brilliant composer, smooth soul singer, killer drummer, and charismatic band leader, Morris Day, has been a force in American music for the past four decades. In On Time, the renowned funkster looks back on a life of turbulence and triumph. He chronicles his creative process with an explosive prose that mirrors his intoxicating music. Morris' story is a fast-paced page-turner replete with unexpected twists and shocking surprises.

    A major and fascinating theme is his lifelong friendship and years of musical partnership with Prince, from their early days on the Minneapolis scene to selling out stadiums and duking it out as rivals in Purple Rain. Eventually, Morris went on to release four albums with a new band of his very own, the legendary Time. He battled his addictions and came out victorious. But not before increasing tensions and embittered rivalry between Prince and the Revolution and Morris Day and the Time led the two performers towards separate paths. Through the years, the fierce brotherly love between Morris and Prince kept bringing them back together, over and over again-until pride, ego, and circumstance interfered. Two months before Prince's untimely death, the two finally reconnected and started to make amends. But Morris could've never imagined it would be the last time he'd ever see his friend again.

    This is Morris Day's singular story in which the magic of music is the ultimate healer. On Time is also a deep meditation on friendship, Morris' poetic method of reconciling the loss of his close friend and longtime collaborator, and a way to commemorate an incendiary life cut short. But this book is more than just a walk down memory lane-it's a metaphorical means to bring Prince back to life. Throughout the narrative, Morris allows Prince's "voice" to protect his own legacy, to counter Morris's interpretations of events, and to essentially breathe new life into a tale as old as time-of two brothers, two bands, and a musical culture that even today pulsates with fresh energy.

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    Thanks for the heads-up! Waiting with bated breath.

  3. #3
    Thanks for the news Glencro. On Time should be a fascinating read.

  4. #4
    I pre ordered this back in May... comes out the same week as The Beautiful Ones.

  5. #5
    Cool, no pun intended

  6. #6
    Okay, this one has me excited. Soooooo many questions that I hope he answers.

  7. #7
    like it, want it, need it!

  8. #8
    can't look at that face without cracking a smile !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boogiedown View Post
    can't look at that face without cracking a smile !
    I did the same thing! LOL!

  10. #10
    This review is so well written. I can't wait to read this.

  11. #11
    I guy I worked with was next door neighbors with Morris Day in Georgia.

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