The CLUAS Archive: 1998 - 2011


Elton JohnNote: After a huge interlude (during which whatever spare time I had was focused on sorting out stuff for the CLUAS site) I'm now getting back into blogging, I suspect it'll be in starts and studders for a while though, but hang in there...

The internet is, er, killing the music industry. Obviously.

Thankfully we have Elton John who, single-handedly, has come up with the best idea yet to save the music industry from inevitable death delievred by the hand of devious digital demons:  we must (wait for it) shut the internet down!

Damn, if only I had thought of that earlier. Yes, in yesterday's Sun Elton John went on the (analog, non-digital, paper-archived) record stating:

"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.”

Glossing over the fact that he is making a packet after recently deciding to put his back catalogue online, I must say that I for one am all up for it. Yes, let's indeed shut down the internet for 5 years and see what sort of music is conjured up. 

If everyone else out there doing stuff on the internet can agree to do the same, I'll gladly do my bit and shut down CLUAS until August 2012 (at which point you are all cordially invited to pop back to the CLUAS Discussion board to talk about how it all went).


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