You know you’re reaching some sort of a point with someone when you’re looking forward to seeing them. I’ve got a new friend where we’re planning on having dinner tonight and I’m seriously looking forward to it. I guess that’s a promising sign for a great friendship eh?
With that in mind, I’m likely going to get in to a weird thing with this next song. It’s by an artist that has recently made a statement that is either way before it’s time or pure quackery. The statement was something to the effect of how the internet has jumped the shark and will go away or become ineffective.
As a statement by itself, I actually agree with it on some levels and disagree with it on others. I do agree that certain aspects of the internet have jumped the shark. Part of that is the whole social networking thing. I know that as an artist I’m to have a myspace page, but I have logged into mine in a long time. I pretty much set it on automatic pilot, mostly because I don’t care about it anymore. Myspace made it hard to work with and I got tired of it.
The same thing is happening with Facebook and Twitter. I am much more active on both of those services, but Facebook took it upon themselves to over extend their privacy reach, then deleted parts of my account. In doing so, I pretty much left it as – you remove, I don’t repair. Twitter can be an ok tool to put fun stuff on. If you’ve got something really interesting, I’m sure it’s got some effectiveness, but I really don’t see the luster of letting everyone know when I’m buying an Apple, or taking a walk.
But as something to use as portable information device, or to sometimes discover music or video – it’s still a decent tool.
Which is probably what said artist was meaning. That the internet will cease to be good at discovering music and video. That I can see, but don’t know if it will go away.
Anyway, I’m thinking that because this is the only song I have about dinner, I may need to spend some time in the near future – writing about a dinner. Until then, I have the song Dinner With Delores by artist known for cease and desist letters (I may very well get one for this tune, we’ll see). Until then, enjoy a mellower side of the artist and may your dinner with someone be something to look forward to tonight.