You know? Ever since there are sports anime, like Yuri on ice, with so much popularity, I really want to see an anime but with people loving to parkour! I mean, there are video games that parkour is the main thing and/or used to achieve something. Like Prince of Persia, Assassins Creed, Mirrors Edge, Sunset Overdrive, the list is on and on! I really want to see it as an anime!
Brenda and Roy were married in 1981. Roy was scheduled to head back out with Prince for the “Controversy” tour and asked Brenda to join him on the road. She agreed.
“I was very excited at the prospect of being on the road during this exciting time, but I felt I needed to have something to do…something that justified me having a bunk on the tour bus with Roy (Bennett) and the lighting crew. From past experience, I knew I needed to do something to ‘earn my keep,’ you might say. I spoke to Roy about it and before I knew it, I had four jobs on that tour! I had two jobs with the crew and two jobs specifically for Prince – I was his wardrobe mistress and his videographer. He had me film his show each night as a learning tool so that he could critique his show to see what and where any changes might need to be made.”
The tour ran through the 1981 holiday season and, after a nearly month-long break, began again at the end of January in 1982. Brenda enjoyed her various jobs and was having a great time being out on the road with her husband, but she had begun to feel a little restless music-wise and wondered if and when she’d get back to making her own music again. And that’s when fate stepped in. Or, to be more precise, that’s when Prince stepped in!
The tour resumed after the holidays and it was about to become a pivotal moment in Brenda’s musical history and career. As wardrobe attendant and organizer to Prince, during this one afternoon, she was setting up his make-up station and getting his clothes ready for that night, the first show of the new year at a university in the Midwest. As she moved about the room, Prince came in, sat down at the make-up station and began to style his hair in preparation for the show. He put a cassette tape into his player on the table; it was a rough mix of the song “Stand Back” by Stevie Nicks. Stevie had contacted him sending him the tape for suggestions and his critique in the hopes of collaborating on a song together. Brenda began unconsciously to sing along as she was working not realizing that Prince had stopped what he was doing and was listening. Prince told her he didn’t know that she could sing and remarked that she could be the other “hooker.” When she asked what he meant by that, he explained that he was putting together a female group and that he thought she’d be just right for the project. Prince envisioned the group as a trio and he and Brenda discussed the idea with Roy who thought it was a great idea. Brenda accepted the offer.
Shortly after the “Controversy” tour wrapped up in April, Brenda found herself in Chanhassen, Minnesota to begin working on an album for Prince’s girl group project. By the time she’d arrived, the other two women, Susan Moonsie and Denise Matthews, were already there, Denise had been rechristened “Vanity,” and the group had been christened “Vanity 6.” Vanity had been pegged as the group’s principal vocalist and focal point, their frontwoman, but this was not to be a typical setup like Diana Ross & The Supremes with Ross singing all the songs and Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard providing backing vocals and Berry Gordy pulling all the strings.
(To set the record straight concerning Prince’s use of the word “hooker,” he originally intended to call the group The Hookers and had enlisted Susan Moonsie, who was then his girlfriend, and his high school friend Jamie Shoop and was looking for a third woman to complete the lineup. Around the time he offered the opportunity to Brenda, Jamie dropped out of the project to get involved in the business end of things and was replaced by Denise and the Hookers name was retired.)
Prince encouraged the three women to get fully involved in the creative process and they began writing and rehearsing with members of Prince proteges The Time and Dez Dickerson. Pre-production went smoothly and in swift order, the group was in the studio with The Time as the backing band and Prince co-producing with the group.
Brenda made major contributions to the album. She has cowriting credits on three of the albums eight tracks, “Wet Dream” credited to the group, “If A Girl Answers (Don’t Hang Up)” by the group and Terry Lewis of The Time, and “Bite The Beat” composed by Brenda and Time guitarist Jesse Johnson. She is the lead singer on “Bite The Beat” and shares the lead vocal on “If A Girl Answers” with Vanity. Recording wrapped up quickly and the women began a whirlwind of pre-release business, promotional and public relations activities. Prince’s label, Warner Brothers, snapped up the master and their A&R department set up photo shoots and planned a promotional tour which would include a couple of their first live performances. For publicists, they signed with the William Morris Agency, the biggest and most powerful operation of its kind in the world. The group was poised for success before they ever set foot on a stage and succeed they did!
Guys, what if, since because ‘King J.J’, if J.J had kids he nicknamed them his little prince/ss? Like, he could have a daughter and call her his little princess even into adulthood when she’s started getting embarrassed by it. Or a little prince who’s like ‘dad please, I’m twice your size now, I could flip you to the floor if I wanted to’.
List of Characters that aren't as popular in OUAT.
Ok so those considering OUAT Indie RP here is a list of characters who are not as used as Emma, Regina, Killian, David and Snow.
Belle and Rumple are popular but my OUAT masterlist wasn’t reblogged by many Rumples or Belles. Most of this research is based on that combined with what I see on my dashes. I will have a personal list coming up too and it will be what all my characters want to see.