MTV turns 30

Posted Wednesday, August 3, 2011, at 1:38 PM
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  • We got MTV in McCook in December 1982. My Grandmother had it in 1981.

    The Thriller Video was towards the tail end of single releases off of Thriller and actually was never a No. 1 single. Hard call if MTV made Michael the mega star. Off the Wall was a major album with ok songs (actually most sounded like The Jacksons "Shake your body").

    In McCook we would watch "Night Tracks" on WTBS.

    You are right about MTV seeming like the least that care.

    -- Posted by wallismarsh on Wed, Aug 3, 2011, at 2:00 PM
  • That's because it would remind people that MTV is called "Music" Television (although that's hardly reflective of them anymore) and was supposed to exist for music. Then they started the reality tv genre ruining not only their own station but the rest of tv programming in general. Who would want to remind people of that? MTV used to be cool but now it's just a reality show channel and a poor one at that.

    -- Posted by McCook1 on Wed, Aug 3, 2011, at 3:46 PM
  • Three words: Beavis and Butthead

    -- Posted by speak-e-z on Wed, Aug 3, 2011, at 4:07 PM
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    Oddly enough speak e z but MTV is actually bringing Beavis and Butthead back. Let's hope it is actually decent unlike when Spike brought back Ren and Stimpy (that reincarnation was completely unwatchable).

    -- Posted by MichaelHendricks on Wed, Aug 3, 2011, at 11:41 PM
  • yawn

    Beavis and Butthead, poster boys for this board.

    -- Posted by boojum666 on Sun, Aug 7, 2011, at 10:18 PM
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    MTV is 30 but its viewership is normally 15 to 25. Soooo, they don't want to admit they're old, certainly not 30!

    I think I have viewed maybe 3 hours of MTV in the past 30 years. When it began, I was too busy raising my family and making a living for us. And sometime in the past 30 years I left the pop music culture behind for more important fare.

    -- Posted by Boomer62 on Mon, Aug 8, 2011, at 4:06 PM
  • Come on ochosinco, one might make the assumption, based on your call name that you graduated in 1985. Certainly you must have become engulfed in the music video rave of the 80s. After all, that was arguably the best music of all time, that with the visual accompaniment of the Van Halen dancers and one would have a hard time NOT peering endlessly into the magical world of musical imagery.

    Unfortunately, Beavis and Butthead was an icon that summarized the youth of the 80s, which may well be the generation, my generation, that began the undoing of our great nation. Lost morals, lack of work ethic and generally, self glorification that seems to have only amplified upon to shoulders of the following generations.... But I digress.

    MTv? not so much these days. Sad to say the least.

    -- Posted by Nick Mercy on Thu, Aug 11, 2011, at 11:29 PM
  • WOW!!!!!!!!!! Nick

    Your second paragraph is certainly thought provoking. You may get a lot of grief from your contemporaries. I must agree with your assessment. If you are from that generation, may more of your contemporaries develop your outlook and if they do, there may be hope for us yet.

    -- Posted by doodle bug on Fri, Aug 12, 2011, at 9:02 AM

    Check out the spin move at about 2.47.


    -- Posted by wallismarsh on Sun, Aug 14, 2011, at 7:01 PM
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