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Old 07-30-2006, 03:13 AM   #1
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Normal 25 Years of MTV

According to Stereogum, MTV is turning 25 next week.

I thought it might be fun for us BandC'ers to reflect on this. So, any thoughts?


Personally, I think the channel should change its name, as music is clearly no longer its prime focus. I used to be upset about it, but I've accepted it now. What really gets my goat, though, is that MTV2 is now turning into the same type of wasteland. MTV2 was supposed to be the music part of the MTV family once the original channel corrupted itself beyond belief. All they would show was videos 24/7, but now it has become a dumping ground for all of the old non-music shows that used to show on MTV.

I weep for the day they get rid of Subterranean too.

So yeah, 25 years of MTV. Feel free to share your thoughts.
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Old 07-30-2006, 04:05 AM   #2
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Well it wasn't a bad idea to begin with, now was it, even if one could argue that it's a shining example (like McDonald's) of American cultural imperialism. The prevalence of the so-called reality shows is annoying, as is the current 'interactive' fad of texting poorly spelled messages onscreen, but otherwise it doesn't really bother me. It's a bit like visual radio, I guess; it won't play stuff I like all the time, or even most of the time, but occasionally it's cool to see a live set or something or a well-directed music video.
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Old 07-30-2006, 07:04 AM   #3
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yes I agree with HeartlandGirl...I mostly remember when MTV came out....it was great, great music, great videos and thats all it was....none of this sleezy teen crap...shows like Room Raiders and those dating shows that just show young people acting slutty and irresponsible, the music sucks everything revolves around sex....it just sucks

*rant over...for now


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I'm not old enough to remember the original MTV, but its current incarnation makes it possibly the worst channel on television today. For starters, I don't know how they can continue to call it music television. Where's the music? Do I care about how "pimped out" a celebrity's "ride" is? No. And I don't see how other people can. As for the music itself, I can't remember when last MTV played a video that didn't degrade young women or glorify sex.

Mind you, I hardly ever see MTV other than when I'm channel hopping, so maybe they do play some decent stuff and I'm just missing it. I doubt it though.
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I can't stand MTV, the name sounds like sarcasm to me. MTV was replaced o tv stations here, but you could tune back in on another number, but my family couldn't be bothered. Instead we got Channel 6 which shows from Midnight to 2 am, about 75 minutes of videos, and 45 minutes of ads but it's in a different world to MTV, miles better.
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original Mtv I remember those days, they actually played good music and I miss those original VJs-Martha Quinn, Nina Blackwood..Good Times.
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they need to have an MTV dedicated for music videos and one for all the other crap that they show!
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they need to have an MTV dedicated for music videos and one for all the other crap that they show!
They did that a few years back, and now they both show crap.
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They did that a few years back, and now they both show crap.
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VH1 Classic is genius IMO that's comparable to old MTV
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MTV used to stand for Music TeleVision!
For those of you (us ) that wernt around 25 years ago ...


To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the launch of MTV, VH1 Classic will be airing the entire first day of MTV programming. Tune in starting at Midnight on Tuesday, August 1st, and again at 9AM on Saturday, August 5th.

http://www.vh1.com/channels/vh1_classic/channel.jhtml


http://members.tripod.com/retrolisa/videos.html
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I wonder if this was a local thing or something but there used to be a station called "The Box" back in like...jeez '94 or something like that and they would play music videos all day by request! I think it was like $0.75 to request a video and you'd have a little dedication box in the very beginning. It was very cool.

Music videos all day...
EDIT:

Okay so I wiki'ed it and it was a UK thing or is one still and these producers brought it to Miami and Miami only in the late 80's, early 90's.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Box_(TV_channel)

Oh well.


Oh and MTV sucks ass. Here's a good rant on it:
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...I haven't seen the US MTV, but the Aussie one is pretty crap!
USA is crap too...and its not even pretty crap..its ugly crap ....

I remember the good old day..the original VJ's..the astronaut guy..I remember when Dire Straits Money for Nothing video aired and it was the coolest thing since sliced bread...peter gabrial's Sledge Hammer....
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USA is crap too...and its not even pretty crap..its ugly crap ....
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