Thanks to today’s Sun newspaper for this from Elton John (the comment thread is pretty funny too):
“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.
“There’s too much technology available.
“I’m sure, as far as music goes, it would be much more interesting than it is today.”
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5 thoughts on “Elton John”
He sounds like an old fuddy duddy.
The comment thread is very funny though. “Yeah whatevs Reg!!!”
There should be some type of study done on comments received on a Sun article compared to those on, say, the Guardian’s Comment is Free.
Yes you are right there . . . I wonder what the moderated ones looked like?
elton john is already a living legend with his great musics’.:
sir Elton John is one of the best singers that i know of, great voice and great compositions~-~