Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Quote of the Day: Trent Reznor

"I'll voice the same issue I had with Wal-Mart years ago, which is a matter of consistency and hypocrisy. Wal-Mart went on a rampage years ago insisting all music they carry be censored of all profanity and 'clean' versions be made for them to carry. Bands (including Nirvana) tripped over themselves editing out words, changing album art, etc to meet Wal-Mart's standards of decency -- because Wal-Mart sells a lot of records.

"NIN refused, and you'll notice a pretty empty NIN section at any Wal-Mart. My reasoning was this: I can understand if you want the moral posturing of not having any 'indecent' material for sale - but you could literally turn around 180 degrees from where the NIN record would be and purchase the film 'Scarface' completely uncensored, or buy a copy of Grand Theft Auto where you can be rewarded for beating up prostitutes.

"How does that make sense?"
That's Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor, as quoted in the New York Daily News after Apple banned his iPhone app. The reason? Because the app apparently contains a podcast of the NIN song "The Downward Spiral," which can be bought on iTunes anyway.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate to say this (since I am no Apple lover) but it seems like they listened to the feedback Trent gave them..

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/05/05/apple-may-offer-new-age-controls-for-iphone-apps/

11:50 AM  
Blogger Punky Prouster said...

I read the above URL as referencing Apple's "New Age" controls for iPhone apps. Like how you can use your iPhone while doing yoga, or shopping at Whole Foods not because you must, but because you can.

Really, who cares about age controls on iPhones? A child young enough to warrant them has already been corrupted by descent from parents who would buy an iPhone for him/her.

4:05 AM  

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