MTV..is it still worth watching?
September 16, 2008 11:19pm CST
I remember the day when I first watched MTV. This was back in the 80's when I was still in grade school. It brought light to me because at last a channel or a program that showcases videos from almost all artists across the world. The heydays reached until the 90's when they still had shows like "Alternative Nation", "120 mins", "Headbanger's Ball" and a lot more. Now, I noticed that MTV just shows almost r n' b and hip hop that almost sounds the same, their video are more focus on vices like girls, money, gold and huge clothes. Have nothing against this music genre but my point is why can't they just showcase it all. There are 24 hours in a day where you can divide time slots for different music genre. What I also noticed is that most of the time a video is repeated twice within an hour. This channel that was once a saviour to artists or music enthusiast suddenly became like a program that shows commercial. It depends on the video if it costs high or expensive, that video will get a lot of airplay. Again, this is what you call showbizness, and even music is being corrupted by it. Joey Ramones last words is MTV killed the music scene. The true art form in music has been long gone. Thank you for internet, at least we have another form of promoting and showcasing other really good artists. Internet will kill this music television sooner than you can possibly imagine. I hope so..
• United States
17 Sep 08
You know, I still do for some of the shows, but I do miss the idea of music videos; I mean, we have cable so we can watch MTV Hitlist or MTV Jams, but I don't understand how the original MTV, which is suppoed to be "Music" television, has barely any music videos at all. It's a big deal to me; I've always enjoyed the medium, but it's getting to be difficult to see any videos on MTV. I think that most people see the videos online, like you said. It's the newest forum for videos. Soon, that could be replaced with something else. I, personally, am hoping for tiny satillite TV receivers, like iPod sized, with music videos playing 24/7. *Sigh* One can dream...
17 Sep 08
Well that dream can be a reality. Who ever imagined that will have an internet and cellphones that are very rampant that makes communication more easy. These wuz all just ideas and dreams before but it came into reality. I do agree with you that MTV has barely "MUSIC VIDEOS" at all. They also show regular programs like Laguna Beach or whatever. Miss seeing real music videos..and I mean a lot of them. Thanks and happy posting.