Wednesday, September 26, 2007

I found this article about Elton John wanting to rid the world of the internet. Here is a quote:

First, the crime. In an interview published in the U.K. tabloid the Sun on Aug. 1, Sir Elton claimed that the Internet was having a negative effect on the production of quality culture, since people were holed up in their rooms blogging instead of getting out and interacting with other people. And so he offered this proposal: "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."

While I do love the man's music and at karaoke I am without a doubt going to sing "Tiny Dancer" i think his viewpoints are quite frankly really stupid. Because if it was not for the internet and people working on music in the confines of their bedrooms we would not get the amount of talent that we have seen come through in all arenas of art music, film. photography. I mean quite honestly maybe he is able to have to be so cynical about people creating art of their laptop but he is afforded himself that luxurious viewpoint because of his large frame which is no doubt the result the result of his 250 million dollar fortune. He can live in a posh studio for a year and not worry about the bill. My viewpoint is that yes there are a lot bloggers with no lives there as he said but in destroying the internet you are damaging creativity and some talented people who unlike Elton do not have a PR machine or millions of dollars to spend on professionalising their music.


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