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sith_killer_99
08-01-2010, 07:13 PM
Today, August 1st 2010, MTV is officially 31 years old.

Born at 0:01 on August 1st 1979, the first music video played was The Buggles "Video Killed The Radio Star".

It is a significant event in modern American history.

Back in those days visionaries challenged the preconceived notions of what television ought to be. The result was a full decade of a ground breaking and revolutionary new form of art. There were no rules, no limits, no real guidance, it was all fresh and new and exciting.

Then came the 90's, Madonna, The Real World, Road Rules, Corporate sell-outs, Major Motion pictures, blah blah blah.

For those of us old enough to remember the golden days of MTV, let us take a moment to mourn what was, and what could have been.

JimJamBonds
08-01-2010, 08:03 PM
I remember the days when they showed video's as well. That seems like a long long time ago.

Mad Slanted Powers
08-01-2010, 08:20 PM
Five years ago for the 25th anniversary, they played the videos they played the first day. Lots of Pat Benatar and REO Speedwagon.

It would be nice to have a music network that focused more on the music. They could play classic concert footage, and show live music events. They could have programs like Later...with Jools Holland, or some of the old shows that used to feature music like The Midnight Special or The Old Grey Whistle Test. Add in a music news program, a comedy/variety show like SNL that features some musical performances, and music related movies, and you can have quite a lineup of mostly music based programming.

Bel-Cam Jos
08-02-2010, 09:38 AM
What was the line about not trusting any[thing] over 30? It's more like PCS (Pop Culture Stuff) now than Music or Television. Or Media Taken Visually.