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Old 08-29-2003, 11:41 PM   #106
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I did not watch it.
I would not watch it.
I could not be bothered to watch it.
no way.

apart from coldplay, everyone on that show is shit to me. but what can i do about it? nothing. zero. zilch. can't change the way the music industry has become. so, I do my part to protest:

not watch mtv awards.
not listen to top 40 radio.
don't read people, rolling stone, spin, or any other shit mag.

fuck 'em.
Yes! Rage against the machine! (not the band)
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Hello,

This morning I saw some of those 'over the years' compilations (VMA Uncensored or something like that). I finally got to see the fuck-up with U2's performance in 2001 (when the power went out). In all the reruns they've shown since this moment was cut. And Garth from Wayne's World (Dana Carvey) drumming with U2 on EBTTRT. Ah, the good old days.

BTW, I'm a bit shocked that MTV is showing only 1 (yes, ONE!) rerun here in the Netherlands, tomorrow at 12:00. Where's the time that the weekend was one big rerun?

Oh well, as long as I can see Coldplay perform...

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was really only doing it because of Colplay

Watched it last night - till Coldplay performance, and the rest today at the repeat.

Good points:
- Chris Rock, always nice to see the host poking fun at artists and MTV
- Missy Elliot for winning (finally not some supermodel-like musician who gets recognised)
- Colplay winning, and playing
- Mary J Blige (I'm not an r&b fan but I respect her voice)
- Metallica finishing. was hoping for a U2 bit during the medley.
- Justin Timberlake mentioning Johnny Cash was nice.

Bad:
- the opening Britney/Christina/Madonna stunt
- other performers in general (woo, Good Charlotte rooock. Aaah, 50 Cent is the man. Gimme a break)
- Beyonce...not even a microphone. SHAME for such a high profiled singer to afford not playing live.
- Duran Duran lifetime achievement award & presentation presentation (how many in the MTV audience knows or care who they are? Could have picked a more vital 80's band IMO)
- Eminem and 50 Cent showing off on each other's acceptance speeches. Boring, lame.
- is music scene nowadays just that? Bunch of r&b showoffs, "rocking" kids and oldies metalheads?
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Hello,

This morning I saw some of those 'over the years' compilations (VMA Uncensored or something like that). I finally got to see the fuck-up with U2's performance in 2001 (when the power went out). In all the reruns they've shown since this moment was cut. And Garth from Wayne's World (Dana Carvey) drumming with U2 on EBTTRT. Ah, the good old days.

I saw that too!

"A very very badass Irish rock'n'roll band is about to be re-plugged into the mainframe", then "We apologize for the breakup in the transmission" and in the end "Looks like MTV wasn't paying their electricity bill". Gotta love Bono's improvised humor!
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I loved that part
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Old 08-30-2003, 03:21 PM   #111
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Yes, U2girl, those were great moments.

Tonight I caught the last bit of '20 things you didn't know about the VMA's'. They had an item on the seat fillers, the biggest loser at the VMA's (Britney Spears ), etc. It was nice to get to know those odd things (most popular food: seafood and the stars like to eat with their hands).
I've come to the conclusion that the programs about the VMA's are more interesting than the VMA's themselves.

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I haven't really read any of this thread, but I think it's ridiculous how a lot of the artists approach this event. It's not a celebration of music... it's an award ceremony for directors, producers, etc. So it would be nice for the recipients to pay a little more respect to the people who put them up at the podium. It's Video Music after all.
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Hello,

So I saw the awards today (they finally had a rerun here). IMO, it wasn't as bad as some here reported it, but except for the kiss it wasn't that memorable either. Yes, Coldplay were great, but it was not a defining performance.
So I've seen the show, now I can move on. However, a few remarks:
- Chris Rock when you can dis everybody in the building (including everything MTV airs on a normal day) and walk out unharmed you have done a great job!
- medleys, who does everyone perform a medley nowadays? Let alone bad medleys (Christina Aguilera, Mary J Blige).
- Beyoncé, I think she did have a microphone (on the left side of her face) even though I didn't actually see it. I only base my opinion on circumstancial evidence.
- Justin Timberlake, I still don't like his music, but he's gained some of my respect with his enthousiasm for Coldplay and Johnny Cash. He may end up well after all.
- Coldplay, good performance, didn't slit my wrists but didn't they win 3 awards or so (they only showed the Best Group Video). Does MTV also have a pre-awards ceremony?

That's it, now on to the EMA's (European Music Awards)!

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Re: was really only doing it because of Colplay

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- the opening Britney/Christina/Madonna stunt
Heh...I thought it was quite amusing. I have the entire performance in an MPEG video, although the appearance of Missy Elliott seemed so useless.

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I saw Justin Timberlake kiss Avril Lavigne

my life is complete.
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Originally posted by JOFO
I did not watch it.
I would not watch it.
I could not be bothered to watch it.
no way.

apart from coldplay, everyone on that show is shit to me. but what can i do about it? nothing. zero. zilch. can't change the way the music industry has become. so, I do my part to protest:

not watch mtv awards.
not listen to top 40 radio.
don't read people, rolling stone, spin, or any other shit mag.

fuck 'em.
Coudn't have said it better myself
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Old 08-31-2003, 04:25 PM   #118
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I just found out that this year's show was down 11% in the ratings compared to last year's show!!!!! ----That's 11% in the "key demographic". I'm not sure what that means, but it sounds like were not alone in our disgust for MTV!!!!

Hip-Hip-----------Hooray!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-01-2003, 01:10 AM   #119
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Could have picked a more vital 80's band
what other band is possibly more vital? their reunion has made them a hot commodity. hell, they were presenting even though they have nothing to promote right now! (it's been my experience that the people presenting usually have a hit song or movie out at the time, or have one coming out soon.)
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