Friday, August 03, 2007

You Better Get Back, Honky Cat.

“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.

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.”

- The Increasingly Irrelevant and Irritating Sir Elton John, quoted in yesterday's New York Times.

You know what would be an incredible experiment, Elton? You shutting up. While people do sit at home more than they did, they are far more in touch with each other than they've ever been. And as a result of this connection, they actually get out and meet each other now, too.

You know, Elton, it seems to me you lived your life like a gasbag in the wind.

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