Warning – pompous ass opinion straight ahead. Not that anyone cares eh?
I did something extremely rare for me today, I searched out the MTV channel on my cable system and watched a set by some odd band I never heard of. This got me thinking about the evolution of MTV which is apparently now thirty four years old.
It’s dating my self to say that I remember watching MTV in the summer of 1981 with my best buddies in the living room, whilst smoking doobies and drinking mass quantities of beer.
It was all great fun really. While I may have an occasional can-o-suds these days, I haven’t smoked herb in at least a decade. No thanks. That said, I have very fond memories of the great videos and bands we were able to see.
Viewing the videos at your friends homes and occasionally going to concerts in downtown Detroit to see the bands live. Great stuff. I have some lost weekend stories I could tell you but…. Let’s not and say we didn’t.
The eighties rocked. The eighties kicked ass. I loved the eighties! Best days of this old man’s life really in terms of good times and dating. I have read several online articles, many opinions on what MTV was and what the network should do in it’s next evolution. For my generation, MTV was all about music video as the name and logo suggests.
The nineties brought forth reality TV and other programming. A new generation was seeing a very different MTV than my buddies and I watched on that great new thing called Cable TV.
That shiny silver cable hanging from pole to pole all around the neighborhood was a beautiful thing.
Then came the 2000’s and an MTV that looked nothing like it was originally created as. Time changes many things. Societies change. People’s musical tastes change.
The older we get, the less inclined we are to roll with the punches. I don’t like change. Change is inevitable though. But I still dislike change!
Why are the programming gods at MTV not willing to rename MTV to something more suitable, such as Bullshit TV? Or Moron TV? I hate MTV these days.
The programming contains very little in terms of music which has been replace with more bullshit Reality TV programming and nasty programs about what I see as glorifying the drug culture which is alive and well in good old 2016 though different than the 1960’s and seventies versions. And seems to promote sexual promiscuity at any point. Seriously? In this age of STD’s?
MTV, clean up your act. While it’s apparently not financially sustainable to to run videos 24/7 in this day and age, at least the nasty reality programs and the pushing of gross sexual acts and other crap could be removed. Perhaps even pop in an occasional, actual, real music video to honor their own roots. If you have no past, you have no future.
Yo MTV, you suck!