Stevie Nicks Says Ix-nay to New Technology

Singer Stevie Nicks is quite outspoken with her beliefs. And when it comes to issues of government, she isn’t afraid to show some defiance. “Absolutely, I want to go home and write Bob Dylan songs,” Nicks told the AP recently. “I want to go write radical, rebellious ‘let’s try to make it better’ songs. I’m very affected by everything going on. When I do get finished with this Fleetwood Mac tour, I will absolutely write about the political situation, which I have never done before. I have never actually been very political before, and I’m starting to feel more political every day.”

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However, the “Landslide” singer is still living in the ’70s when it comes to technology; she owns nothing in the way of a cell phone or a PC, and likes it that way. Her one electronic vice is an iPod, but she claims to still prefer more concrete formats like CDs or cassette tapes. It’s not that she doesn’t know how to use gadgets like Blackberries or laptops, and certainly not that she can’t afford them – Nicks simply wants nothing to do with them. The 60-year-old musician, who will once again take the stage with Fleetwood Mac this year, firmly believes that the “plugged-in” state induced by wireless internet and G3 networks is corrupting our youth. “I believe that computers have taken over the world,” she tells the Associated Press. “I believe that they have in many ways ruined our children. I believe that kids used to love to go out and play.”

In Nick’s eyes, the decline in common courtesy instigated by the “Me” generation of the 20th century has only gotten worse: “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.” Next thing we know, she’ll be telling us that she walked to school uphill both ways.


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