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Old 12-19-19, 08:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Vintage Schwinn View Post
MTV was garbage from day one.
Videos to accompany the mostly horrible music of the eighties, oh yeay!
Compared to 1972's new live performance program "ABC in Concert" on ABC tv, or Midnight Special, or Don Kirschners Rock Concert, where you got a glimpse of an artist/group performing live, there was nothing worth a hoot on MTV except the few times in the early days when they did occasionally air a live concert that they recorded. I recall Journey from the Summit in Houston in 1981. It was just mindless trash for morons with no jobs and no motivation to sit and watch MTV with their equally "brilliant" airheads that were dumber than a box of rocks.
Hey, I am not saying that my generation was so smart but heck we were more motivated, though some of us probably never missed watching American Bandstand, Hullabaloo, and Shindig in brilliant black and white.
Watching some folks with with no rhythm and not much dance ability, with Dick Clark playing the latest hits, but you know it showed us that if that goofy couple among the dancing fools there could have fun, so could ordinary people like us from the sticks.
I never understood that generation that watched MTV. Lazy, and unmotivated and undisciplined. They complain more than they ever should. Certainly, there are those among that group of folks that did get an education and become productive citizens but too many complain that they have it too tough.
It is the same with the young men who are video game junkies today. They just aspire to have a $15 an hour job but wish to have a nice place to live, so they reside in mommy's basement where they can have their 55 inch screen and leather couch and fully stocked fridge. No wonder they weigh 330 pounds.
This type of behavior began with those stupid twits that began watching mTV all day long probably because the recession of 1981-1982 found them losing their $3.35 an hour jobs. These knuckleheads began watching MTV all the time and when not doing that, they would smoke reefer and play Pink Floyd albums and King Crimson, Genesis, and Frank Zappa albums trying to figure out why the sun comes up and the sun goes down every day. Mark Goodman and Martha Quinn were the world's geniuses in these slack over-under achievers that mindlessly watched mtv.
Late to the thread.

1981 was the first year I had a tax paying job sacking groceries at a local grocery store. Before that I mowed grass or threw the Houston Chronicle from my bicycle. When I got out of high school in 1983, I wasn't college material, but finding a 40 hour a week job was easy breezy. I took a job drilling holes in steel, concrete, or dirt, and running a table saw at a sign making company. After a year of that, I gave myself a raise by working as a full time security guard at the Houston Galleria.

I found myself in a tech school in 1985 and got a job in my current industry in 1987 at the age of 22. I've never been without work in the last 32.5 years. Although that could change any day now, that's for sure.

Sure, some of my old roommates were slackers, but then some of my old roommates graduated college and moved up quickly. The funny thing is the college grads were boarders and payed me rent to live in my first house. In those days, money sure seemed to be rolling one way into my bank account. Good times, good times.

BTW, my favorite bands of the time were Led Zep, AC/DC, Pink Floyd, with some '80s metal thrown in for sure.
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Old 10-25-20, 10:21 PM
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I pre ordered AC/DCs new album to be released Nov 13. Can’t go round with Led Zep or brick in the wall.
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Old 10-27-20, 02:14 AM
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Sure is Boomer in here.

Now if y'all will pardon me, I have some cassette tapes to transfer to CD.
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Old 11-19-20, 01:23 PM
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In fact, the hard truth about MTV: twitchy:: roflmao:
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Old 04-15-21, 07:43 PM
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The only thing I watch on MTV is Catfish. However, I'm 42, so maybe it's not surprise I don't watch a bunch of MTV shows.
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Old 06-09-21, 10:57 AM
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It went to garbage years ago
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Old 09-03-21, 06:15 PM
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so did Much Music
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Old 09-04-21, 04:41 PM
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The problem with MuchMusic is that when Moses Znaimer owned CityTV, he let MuchMusic do as they pleased. He was totally hands off. So the VJs had free reign. The station was fun and unpredictable. And profitable.

Bell saw dollar signs and paid Znaimer bucket loads of cash for MuchMusic and other properties that Znaimer owned. Then MM went corporate. Bell instituted policies and dulled the crap outta the staff and station. Eventually MM started running fewer and fewer VJs on air because it was cheaper to get content from other Bell properties and play that on the station than pay VJs. When license renewal came up, Bell claimed the internet had decimated their viewership and they asked to be released from the CRTC mandate requiring them to play videos. Because the CRTC is run by hacks who used to be part of Bell/Rogers/TELUS/Global, they of course granted the request.

That is why Bell's license for MuchMusic does not require them to play videos anymore and that is why you get crap like "I was a teen mother" and "I cooked and ate my family without knowing it" instead of Steve Anthony shooting the Christmas tree in to a dumpster.
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Yup I miss the old MTV via 1982 around that time frame
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Old 09-04-21, 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
Yup I miss the old MTV via 1982 around that time frame
Except they never played any black artists. Even David Bowie called them out in the early eighties for that. There was a major fight to even play ‘Billie Jean’ but CBS threatened to pull all their videos as I recall.
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Old 09-05-21, 07:15 AM
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Except they never played any black artists. Even David Bowie called them out in the early eighties for that. There was a major fight to even play ‘Billie Jean’ but CBS threatened to pull all their videos as I recall.
Rolling Stone Magazine was guilty of the same lack of awareness of black musicians for many years too.
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Old 09-14-21, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by DrIsotope View Post
Absolutely, 100% correct. And my go-to whenever anyone rants about MTV. It's not 1994, folks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ysyZF-DZFY&t=8s
And the #1 reason all my favorite songs are ripped from my CDs and are on my phone... that way every song is "my favorite." Kind of awesome... my radio station, always playing my hits.

What's MTV? Nina who?
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Old 09-24-21, 06:35 AM
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Agreed, although my guilty pleasure was MTV cribs once upon a time lol
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Originally Posted by OlivsGirip View Post
It went to garbage years ago
agree
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