Sir Elton John would like nothing more than to see the internet crumble to the virtual ground.
An admitted technophobe, John tells British tab-rag The Sun that the internet continues to destroy not only musical culture, but activism, as well:
The internet has stopped people from going out and being with each other, creating stuff. Instead they sit at home and make their own records, which is sometimes OK, but it doesn’t bode well for long-term artistic vision.
We’re talking about things that are going to change the world and change the way people listen to music and that’s not going to happen with people blogging on the internet.
Well, fuck you very much, Sir Elton. We do loads of good. Morning Goods, for example. That always lifts people’s spirits. What have you done besides champion gay rights, entertain the world for nearly five decades and raise millions to fight AIDS? Oh, we see your point.
He’s just upset that no one is buying (or downloading) his latest turd record.
It seems that Grandma doesn’t know how to use/like using the Interwebs.
It’s official: Elton is an old fart.
I think the internet is challenging his relevancy.
“Weâ€™re talking about things that are going to change the world and change the way people listen to music and thatâ€™s not going to happen with people blogging on the internet.”
Actually, blogging on the internet may not do these things. HOWEVER, downloading torrents and sharing pirated music HAS changed the world, and the way people have listen to music.
So yes, he’s arguing for something that has ALREADY happened, and is complaining about it effects. Sorry El-man: it’s time for you to cry upon your piano one more time.
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