Thursday 2 August 2007

Elton John: Why we must close the net

Why can't these music people just stick to what they know and make records (in this case BAD RECORDS)? I would normally ignore this as I ingore most of the tripe published in the Scum (sic) newspaper. Why the hell should we listen to a gay old fart like Elton John who can probably not even operate his front door bell?! He sounds like he's afraid of the tech and would have us all back to the fucking Dark Ages rather than conquer his fear and embrace one of humanity's greatest achievements. He makes no allowances for the fact that the Internet has helped young musicians bypass those fascist profiteering unimaginative soul-less ball-less suckers of Satan's cock, the record companies. With the internet artists can reach their audience directly. How much more of an ignorant corporate bitch do you want to be anyway? This is why I never read the Sun newspaper, they are about the only ones who give a flying-faggots-iPod what Elton "Can't even use a fucking toaster" John even thinks! Damn it this always happens! I think "let's see what the ignorant fuckwits are talking about" and within 10 minutes I'm so annoyed I want to spew vitriolic codshit about it!

Pop legend Sir Elton John wants the internet closed down.

Never one to keep his opinions to himself, the Rocket Man has waded into cyberspace with all guns blazing.

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.

"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."

Multi-millionaire Elton, who turned 60 earlier this year, has admitted in the past that he is a bit behind the times. The Grammy award-winner was once quoted as saying: "I am the biggest technophobe of all time.

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