Thursday, August 02, 2007

Sir Elton Enters His Dotage

The Rocketman goes senile:
He [Elton] claims it [the internet] is destroying good music, saying: “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.

“It’s just a means to an end.

“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.

“I mean, get out there — communicate.

“Hopefully the next movement in music will tear down the internet.

“Let’s get out in the streets and march and protest instead of sitting at home and blogging.

“I do think it would be an incredible experiment to shut down the whole internet for five years and see what sort of art is produced over that span.
Is it really possible for someone to become so self-absorbed that they come to believe their own endeavors are the be-all and end-all of existence? Apparently so.

Elton...shut up and sing. Leave the thinking to those still capable of following a premise to its logical conclusion.