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MTV doesn't celebrate it's 30th Birthday because its viewers are young...

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by TheCount, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/heard/12618/mtv-apparently-wants-to-be-29-forever/

    Silly. They are so desperate to be young and hip and they don't want to alienate their Jersey Shore loving tween demographic by acknowledging that MTV has been around longer than they've been fist pumping and spray tanning, and that at one point, they actually did play music videos.
  2. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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  3. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    They have not been MTV for years need to rename it lame reality TV.
  4. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    This is what I was thinking. They aren't celebrating 30 years, because MTV died well before then. All that is left is the name.
  5. Joshmvii

    Joshmvii Cowboys baby!

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    They had to change with the times. They wouldn't even be able to get advertisers any longer if they tried to just play music videos, so I'm not really sure what people are complaining about. When you can pull up any music video on a smart phone, tablet, or computer in seconds you're not going to sit and watch a station that plays videos.

    You don't have to enjoy their programming to understand why they put things on air that actually get them ratings and ad revenue.
  6. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    They dropped "Music Television" from their logo and name this year, the MTV just stands for "MTV" now, much like "Google" doesn't mean anything.

    It's as subtle distinction, but they ditched the illusion of their being tied to music.
  7. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    True they had to put simple minded programs for simple minds I get that.
  8. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    Here's their philosophy: "If you weren't alive for something, then you shouldn't be expected to know anything about it." Talk about pandering to ignorance.
  9. Joshmvii

    Joshmvii Cowboys baby!

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    Did watching MTV give you a mind that types brutal run-on sentences? In all seriousness though, it's not like MTV is the only network that just plays pointless reality TV all the time. That's most cable and broadcast networks now. For whatever reason, people just love to watch people doing "fake real" stuff, whether it's pawn shops, ice fishermen, jersey guidos, or whatever.

    They also try to have original shows on their network, but they don't exactly have access to HBO or AMC quality writers, so those shows are all ridiculous.
  10. Temo

    Temo Active Member

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    I feel like MTV always sucked.
  11. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    Ok, I'll do it
    [youtube]hiJ9AnNz47Y[/youtube]
  12. ZeroClub

    ZeroClub just trying to get better

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    I liked the first dozen years or so.
  13. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    MTV didn't want to hear it from the 30 something and 40 something crowd how they sold out, so they avoided it. IMO
  14. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    Really...talk about stupid.
  15. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    so who remembered this was the second video on MTVs first day?

    [youtube]JR2nNMGubtQ[/youtube]
  16. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    Wow, there was a lot of suck arse music that first day. lol


    "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles
    "You Better Run" by Pat Benatar
    "She Won't Dance" by Rod Stewart
    "You Better You Bet" by The Who
    "Little Susie's on the Up" by Ph.D.
    "We Don't Talk Anymore" by Cliff Richard
    "Brass in Pocket" by The Pretenders
    "Time Heals" by Todd Rundgren
    "Take It on the Run" by REO Speedwagon
    "Rockin' the Paradise" by Styx
    "When Things Go Wrong" by Robin Lane and the Chartbusters
    "History Never Repeats" by Split Enz
    "Hold On Loosely" by 38 Special
    "Just Between You and Me" by April Wine
    "Sailing" by Rod Stewart
    "Iron Maiden" by Iron Maiden
    "Keep On Loving You" by REO Speedwagon
    "Message of Love" by The Pretenders
    "Mr. Briefcase" by Lee Ritenour
    "Double Life" by The Cars
    "In the Air Tonight" by Phil Collins
    "Looking For Clues" by Robert Palmer
    "Too Late" by Shoes
    "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" by Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
    "Surface Tension" by Rupert Hine
    "One Step Ahead" by Split Enz
    "Baker Street" by Gerry Rafferty
    "I'm Gonna Follow You" by Pat Benatar
    "Savannah Nights" by Tom Johnston
    "Lucille" by Rockestra
    "The Best of Times" by Styx
    "Vengeance" by Carly Simon
    "Wrathchild" by Iron Maiden
    "I Wanna Be a Lifeguard" by Blotto
    "Passion" by Rod Stewart
    "Oliver's Army" by Elvis Costello
    "Don't Let Him Go" by REO Speedwagon
    "Remote Control/Illegal" by The Silencers
    "Angel of the Morning" by Juice Newton
    "Little Sister" by Rockpile with Robert Plant
    "Hold On to the Night" by Bootcamp
    "Dreaming" by Cliff Richard
    "Is it You?" by Lee Ritenour
    "Tusk" by Fleetwood Mac
    "He Can't Love You" by Michael Stanley Band
    "Tough Guys" by REO Speedwagon
    "Rapture" by Blondie
    "Don't Let Go the Coat" by The Who
    "Ain't Love a *****" by Rod Stewart
    "Talk of the Town" by The Pretenders
    "Can't Happen Here" by Rainbow
    "Thank You for Being a Friend" by Andrew Gold
    "Bring It All Home" by Gerry Rafferty
    "Sign of the Gypsy Queen" by April Wine
    "The Man with the Child in His Eyes" by Kate Bush
    "Ashes to Ashes" by David Bowie
    "Just Between You and Me" by April Wine
    "Rat Race" by The Specials
    "Once in a Lifetime" by Talking Heads
    "Victim" by Bootcamp
    "Tonight's the Night" by Rod Stewart
    "Cruel to Be Kind" by Nick Lowe
  17. ZeroClub

    ZeroClub just trying to get better

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    Not the earliest, but one of the more memorable ones.

    [youtube]0_Pq0xYr3L4[/youtube]
  18. Phoenix

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    This made that first day totally worthwhile. One speck of pure artistic brilliance and majesty amongst a veritable storm surge of drivel.
  19. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    I would like to thank MTV for introducing me to Iron Maiden. They were not on the radio here at all back in that day. Funny how such a meaningless thing like that can have such a big impact.
  20. Sam I Am

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    The reality TV killed the video TV star. :laugh2:

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