Thursday, April 09, 2009

Nicks Goes Her Own Way

I love Stevie Nicks. I really do. The woman has ruled the world for over three decades now, and with the information age expanding faster than the speed of light these days, she's one without a computer AND a cell phone. Sadly, I have no idea how we all did it before email and cell phones. BUT we did survive :)

In an interview with the Associated Press, the Fleetwood Mac songstress had nothing good to say about the Internet's reign over humankind as we know it, saying:

"I believe that computers have taken over the world. I believe that they have in many ways ruined our children. I believe that kids used to love to go out and play."

I was a kid in the '80s and I LOVED playing outside. While my family did get an Apple II C computer in 1985, I wasn't using it like kids use their computers nowadays. My friends and I were riding our bikes and having dance contests and talent shows. Sure, I love my Internet now, and appreciate the fact that the computer world has allowed me to have a career, I side with Nicks.

She adds, "I believe that social graces are gone because manners are gone because all people do is sit around and text. I think it's obnoxious."

I laugh at this because she's exactly right. During the Final Four last Saturday, I basically spent the entire two-three hours texting all of my friends and fellow Spartans during the Louisville/Michigan State game. What happened? I ended up with my first and WORST case of Carpal Tunnel. LAME! I should have been watching the game, relaxing ... right?

Nicks' Live In Chicago DVD And The Soundstage Sessions album are out now.

[Image courtesy of Nicks Fix]

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