I Want My, I Want My MTV
I swear to god I could go the rest of my life without hearing the, "Ever notice how MTV doesn't play videos anymore?" comment.
Let me break it down for you.
If you're my age, and remember the days of music videos on music television, you're too old to bring up this trite observation anymore. We've been preachin this gospel at social gatherings since before 1992
It's the small-talk equivalent of bad stand-up where every joke is how women like shopping, and men won't put down the toilet seat.
If you were born in the 80's than you weren't really around for those years anyways and you can't really claim to miss them. So you can shut-up as well.
Here's another thing. If people REALLY wanted to watch hours of music-videos, MTV would never have changed. It's not like they broadcast their shit to piss you off. They stopped showing music videos on MTV because music videos are FUCKING BORING. No one raced home from school in order to turn on "Yo! MTV Raps!" No one stayed up late to watch "Headbangers Ball" or "Alternative Nation" with (shudder) Ricky Rackman, or (wretch) Kennedy.
You turned that shit on when you were bored...And rarely do music videos ever make you un-bored. They just fill the empty space around you to compliment your (my) empty fucking life.
Now don't get me wrong. I liked Thriller as much as the next guy, and one or two music videos are fine and dandy. But you can't keep anyone's attention long enough with hours and hours of music videos.
People who complain about MTV not showing videos are fakers.
And please...Don't talk to me about MTV2. Who watches MTV2? I mean really. I like music. Despite what I said above - I like videos (to a certain extent). I've probably watched all of about 30 minutes of MTV2...Total.
Come to think of it...Does anyone watch MTV2 anymore? Does that even exist? Next time your at a party and you get the urge to try and impress people with the "No more music on music television" quip...Skip it and take the next step and say, "What ever happened to MTV2".
Labels: pop and/or culture, rant