Thursday, August 2, 2007

Another Celebrity Looking to Save the World

Enter oldster Elton John. Perhaps in an attempt to boost his failing record sales, he's again making outrageous comments concerning other people's preferences. Last time I remember reading about him, he was calling for an end to organized religion, claiming "religion has always tried to turn hatred toward gay people". This time around, he's blaming the internet for 'bad art':

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.

“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.

[..] “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.
The article goes on to say that Sir Elton, who has likened himself to the Queen Mother, can only compose his songs in front of the piano. Will he take to the streets with his piano in tow to spread the word, or will the laptops of the world drown him out?

cp: The Broom


Devil's Advocate said...

Evidently, we “little people” should go outside to sing and dance with our neighbors instead of working for a living. This is not to disparage Elton John’s talent, he is objectively brilliant, but when liberals get money or power there is no telling just how pompous and ignorant they become.

You can see my take on this matter at Copious Dissent - Your Daily Dose of Liberty.

eng said...

when liberals get money or power there is no telling just how pompous and ignorant they become

There is plenty of pomp and ignorance all over the political spectrum.

Looks like Elton's gone Establishment! He sounds just like the newspapers and TV anchors telling us all about the bad old internet. "The bloggers are going crazy over this story, but you just sit on the couch and let me save you having to go into that cesspool called the web".

Honey Pot said...

A man in donald duck diaper and we're suppose to take him seriously?

Elton, your day is done, move over rover, and watch what wonders can be done.