Prince Declares the Internet “Over”Tuesday, July 6, 2010
I bet his publicists/managers are lying awake at night over this one.
“The Internet is completely over,” Prince told the Mirror. “I don’t see why I should give my new music to iTunes or anyone else. They won’t pay me an advance for it and then they get angry when they can’t get it.” He added: “The Internet’s like MTV. At one time MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated.”
Prince is not a fan of digital devices, either. “All these computers and digital gadgets are no good,” he said. “They just fill your head with numbers and that can’t be good for you.
Computers and digital gadgets “fill your head with numbers?” Definition please? Certainly, he’s used no technology in producing all of his music over the years? Or is that …… somehow different?
Comparing MTV to the Internet is like comparing spinner rims to the invention of the internal combustion engine. For the record, in spite of the guy’s weirdity, I have forever loved his music, and I think he has been one of the most ingenious pop musicians ever. But I will never buy this idiot’s music again – not that he makes much good music anymore that I need to worry about abstaining from something I covet.
He is also shutting down his website – surely that’s good for business in the Internet age! The guy is in outer space, and he is so good at destroying any possibility he may have of resurrecting his dead career.