Oh, Prince. The internet is not like the unpronounceable symbol you once used as your name. Now I say that with love, Prince, as much to the chagrin of people around me I can’t help but sing along to Raspberry Beret whenever I hear it and then continue to sing it for about a week afterward. It’s that catchy!
[Actually, thanks to having to write this post it’s in my head right now. Awkward.]
Still, when you say things like, “The internet is completely over,” it reminds me of the time you thought that calling yourself Prince was “over” and had us all refer to you as “The Artist Formerly Known As Prince” which was too long and got shortened to “TAFKAP” which just sounded ridiculous, and so you decided to go back to just being Prince. A wise decision might I add.
So, it may also be wise for you to consider embracing the internet, rather than fight it. It’s not that bad, Prince. I even did a bit of research for you and found that “digital music sales will surpass CDs in 2012.” You’re welcome, btw.
But seriously, given your track record with predicting ‘trends’ I feel that someone really needs to tell you to rethink this whole internet thing. And maybe, the next time someone uploads a cute home video of their child dancing to one of your songs, you don’t make them take it down citing “copyright infringement” cause that just makes you sound downright cranky.