‘The internet’s completely over. 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.’… ‘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 At one time MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated.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.’
Do you remember who said this? It was Prince in 2013, he was announcing the end of the internet as Jehovah’s witnesses announce the end of the world… Prince has been a devout Jehovah’s Witness for more than 10 years, which can explain a lot, but what a difference a few years can make! Now Prince is on Twitter and Instagram, and although his purple highness probably has assistants to handle his social media, the accounts are quite active and busy… and sometimes you see a picture like the one above popping up in his Twitter feed, with the caption ‘PRINCE ROGERS NELSON::PASSPORT PICTURE 2/11/16’… Man I wish I had a passport picture half as good as this one! Would you tell that he is 57? With his Zoolander blue steel pose, lemon-sucking lips, caved-in cheeks, up eye browns and bugging but smoky eyes, he has completely mastered the selfie look, not bad for a guy who, just 3 years ago, thought that digital gadgets were no good.
Prince has the killer look, he has made a significant part of his massive catalog available on iTunes, his new music is on Tidal, do what was he talking about? He is an internet king
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