I want my MTV

Where are the music videos?

MTV Moonman

Spent the evening watching the 2009 VMA’s, the only time I get to see music on MTV. The music videos have apparently moved to MTV2, but in my neck of the woods, Time Warner offers that channel on digital cable, I only have basic cable service.

Having grown up with Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert, Wolfman Jack’s Midnight Special and Don Cornelius’ Soul Train, I couldn’t wait for cable to come to my block. Back in 1981, I was calling the cable offices every week asking them when my house was being wired. Yes, we helped usher in cable, the music freaks of our time.

What is on MTV now? The Real World, yeah, about as real as Pamela Anderson’s breasts. Or The Hills, a show about bitches running around Los Angeles. Excuse the word bitch, but that’s the word MTV uses to promote the show. I could go on but you get the idea, Generation Y is being subjected to absolute garbage on MTV.

My generation had music videos to open our minds, which ultimately led to opening up our wallets at the local record store. Music sales are down, well no shit, the kids are busy spending their money on clothes.

Now look at them yo-yo’s, that’s the way you do it
You play the guitar on that MTV
That ain’t workin’, that’s the way you do it
Money for nothin’ and your chicks for free