Jon Bon Jovi: SJ 應為音樂之死負責

Jon Bon Jovi 最近說了些笑話,認為 Steve Jobs 個人應為 (iTunes / iPod) 殺死音樂生意 負責

Bon Jovi tells The Sunday Times Magazine, “Kids today have missed the whole experience of putting the headphones on, turning it up to 10, holding the jacket, closing their eyes and getting lost in an album; and the beauty of taking your allowance money and making a decision based on the jacket, not knowing what the record sounded like, and looking at a couple of still pictures and imagining it.”

“God, it was a magical, magical time,” he continues, “I hate to sound like an old man now, but I am, and you mark my words, in a generation from now people are going to say: ‘What happened?’ Steve Jobs is personally responsible for killing the music business.”

Bon Jovi 曾經是 Hard Rock 代表性人物,我為 Hard Rock 的衰敗和 Bon Jovi 的音樂不再好聽感到莫大的可惜。事實上,個人認為 1992 Keep the Faith 之後的 Bon Jovi 就開始難聽了。

我相信 Jon Bon Jovi 自已在早年便能感受到音樂事業的危機,從 CD recorder 問世時便巳開始。但不幸的是,新專輯不好聽,Hollywood 事業的發展也未能開創出另一片天。我還記得 Jon Bon Jovi 在 U-571 的演出,以及飾演 Ally McBeal 男友 (最後一季? 記不得了) 如此重要的角色,之後呢? 我想也沒什麼人有興趣去關注了。

問題出在世局變遷,以及才華的耗盡。而且,Jon Bon Jovi 並不能代表整個傳統音樂產業,也沒跟上轉變後的音樂產業。

macstories 的回應很好:

Let me tell you something, Bon Jovi. This little thing you hate is called “progress”.

iPod 殺死了 CD 唱盤和 music business,那麼汽車就殺死了馬伕和馬車製造商了。Garageband for iPad 大概也殺死了錄音師。Ooh shit,剪接師快逃! iMovie 也只要 U$4.99…

Steve Jobs 若該負責,那麼所有的創新和發明者都該為某件消逝的事物負責。

唉 ~ 還是聽歌吧,廢言就少寫一點…

以前的 Bon Jovi 多酷啊? 獻給趕赴日本救災或探親的勇士們,也獻給 Jon, move on, please!