16 December 2008

Trent Reznor Kicks Ass (Still)

Honestly, I haven't listened to Nine Inch Nails since The Fragile, but I've always been impressed with Trent Reznor's music. To prove how oblivious I've been to new music for the past forever, I'll just say I was shocked to find that NIN has released approximately eleventy-billion albums since The Fragile. Enough babbling. I stumbled across this interview with Trent Reznor, which included this gem of a quote:

They’re full of bullshit. They don’t care about music; all they care about is selling little plastic discs and that’s it. They don’t care if it’s timeless art that’s being put out, as long as they sell that disc—even if it means you wearing your pants backward or whatever it might be. That’s all that matters to them.

I love this for a lot of reasons. First of all, because it's true. It's also nice to see someone who has the power to take even a little bit of control away from the behemoth corporations. Lastly, because even though he's talking about record labels, the same can be said of the publishing industry. I highly recommend reading that interview, so you can read Trent Reznor talk about how nerdy he is and encourage you to pirate his DVD.

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