I Was Dreaming When I Wrote This…
Once again, we done pissed off musical legend Prince Rogers Nelson! This time for not immediately tossing our iPads and other digital devices into the trash upon his declaration the internet was over! “The Internet’s like MTV,” The purple one mistakenly told UK Daily Mirror, “At one time MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated. Anyway, all these computers and digital gadgets are no good. They just fill your head with numbers and that can’t be good for you.” If you are detecting a note of sour grapes from an artist who despite having a rabid fanbase, still hasn’t figured out how to liberate kajillions of spacebucks from them; you might be on to something. I have done everything I could to stay on the Purple one’s good side. I have not illegally downloaded the blizzard of mediocre post Diamonds & Pearls recordings, nor have I purchased them through legal channels. I have not taking his name in vain, and for the most part, do not mention him at all. From Gonzo’s Music-o-Rama‘s insightful and hilarious post entitled, “It’s Hard Out There for a Prince (Fan)”:
Back to the matter at hand. The Prince of 2010 shuns web distribution of music because the Internet is “over” and “unhip.” Pray tell, if you aren’t distributing music digitally in 2010 (even via legal routes), where do you turn? Newspapers. I wish I were joking.
While not being entirely dismissive of Prince’s concerns about our new digital overlords, I’m wonder how his rantings are any different than the guy who used to stand in front of Border’s on Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica and yell at me – he also wore white heeled boots. I love you, Prince and I want those damn kids to stay off your lawn too! That said, I think you’re off base here; missing a tremendous opportunity to introduce a wealth of songs with titles written in Yahoo!Answers grammar to a new generation of fans, who oddly enough get most of their music from that technological equivalent to the lava lamp – the internet.