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Sean Parker on Turntable.fm: Yeah, Not Legal

jimmy fallon and sean parker

“Here come the hard questions!” tech start-up fanboy Jimmy Fallon, warned Sean Parker during today’s NeXTWORK digital conference. “Are you asking about my penis size?” Facebook part-owner and Silicon Valley deviant Sean Parker wanted to know. The “hard question” was not a lead-in to an Anthony Weiner press conference-style interrogation, but rather: “What’d you learn from starting so early, and what have you learned from your failures?”

Mr. Parker spent years with his head down after the crackdown on Napster, the illicit music file-sharing service crushed methodically by music labels. He lived at friends’ houses, setting a self-imposed two week limit for freeloading off any one individual. “But I would stretch that by a week by mowing someone’s lawn,” he said. “I was quite afraid if I ever made any money, it would resume the labels going after me… so I remained under dark cloud.” Read More