Dang. The internet is dead. Prince says so. I didn’t even know it was sick.
In an interview with the London Daily Mirror which is full of bizaarre stuff the purple one declares that the Internet is “…completely over,”
So to act on this realization that no one else seems to have caught on to yet, Prince will not release his new album “20Ten” through iTunes or any other online resource although when he comments “…They won’t pay me an advance for it and then they get angry when they can’t get it.” which makes me wonder if he would change his mind about the poor internet if a check had enough zeros on it.
He goes on to say “The internet’s like MTV. At one time MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated.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.”
That’s right kids, all these computers and gizmos and gadgets are no good for you. “They just fill your head with numbers and that can’t be good for you.” (I’m going to try and see how many times I can get that quote into this post)
OH! And to prove how high-class and how above the rabble that use that pesky internet he is he is releasing his album in Europe in the most high-class way: it’s going to be given away glued to the front pages of newspapers. Man, that is CLASS!
‘Course I’m betting that those newspapers came up with checks with the right number of zeros on them.
Has anyone explained the Prince that within an hour of those newspapers hitting the streets (and probably before then) his entire album will be digitized and available for (illegal) download to anyone in the world on that crazy Internet thingee? Does he realize how many zeros that will cost him?
The rest of the interview is filled with stuff about music and stuff that no one with their head full of numbers (and that can’t be good for you!) would be interested in like the fact that Prince is 52. Check it out though, it’s worth a read.
It’s a great interview heralding back to the days when someone would tell you “Oh, man you got to read the latest Rolling Stone for this interview with ________. It’s so wacked out!”
But please buy a copy of the print newspaper and ignore the link above because “all these computers and digital gadgets are no good” “They just fill your head with numbers and that can’t be good for you.”