I do so wish our musical icons would keep their social commentary to a minimum.
Elton John, excuse me, Sir Elton John, font of all wisdom musical, has declared that we must shut down the internet. His reason? It is destroying music:
He claims it 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.
First of all, TV stopped people from going out and “creating stuff” decades before the computer was in every home.
Secondly, the not only has the internet not further stifled “artistic vision,” it has embraced the concept in ways undreamt of before. You’re not concerned about “artistic vision,” you’re concerned about money. And that’s fine with me, just be honest about it. If you were concerned about “artistic vision,” then you’d take a look at Youtube or other videosharing sites and see that the amount of exposure for new “artists” is huuuuuuuge.
Oh, but Sir Elton isn’t done being ridiculous:
Elton also complained about the quality of music being released.
He said: “In the early Seventies there were at least ten albums released every week that were fantastic.
“Now you’re lucky to find ten albums a year of that quality.”
Ten albums a week in the seventies were fantastic?
Someone was on a lot of drugs.