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Old November 25 2008, 04:02 PM   #1
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remember MTV?

Remember when they played a good mix of styles of videos and had veejays and had MTV News and stuff?
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Old November 25 2008, 05:09 PM   #2
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Re: remember MTV?

Remember when MTV actually played music videos?
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Old November 25 2008, 06:24 PM   #3
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Re: remember MTV?

I've been weirdly nostalgic for music videos lately. I have the Weird Al Yankovich collection coming in the mail, can't wait to get it.
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Old November 25 2008, 06:25 PM   #4
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I don't get MTV anymore but I've been told that after a certain age no one does. I actually miss videos, it was great fun to sit for hours and watch 'em.
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Old November 25 2008, 06:26 PM   #5
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Re: remember MTV?

There's this site called YouTube. You can look up pretty much an video, past or present, and watch it on demand as many times as you want. Who cares what MTV shows?
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Old November 25 2008, 06:29 PM   #6
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Re: remember MTV?

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Headbangers' Ball was always a favorite.
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Old November 25 2008, 08:38 PM   #7
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Re: remember MTV?

Canada's MuchMusic is still Much Better in this regard, the only problem is that mainstream music aimed at 12-18 years old SUCKS DONKEY BALLS right now. But it's still full of reality TV shite.

MuchMoreMusic has all the good stuff now.

MTV Canada doesn't show music videos at all, only clips.
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Old November 25 2008, 08:43 PM   #8
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Re: remember MTV?

They just canceled Total Request Live last week, too. I'm pretty sure that was the only show left on MTV that actually played videos.
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Old November 25 2008, 08:43 PM   #9
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Re: remember MTV?

FordSVT wrote: View Post
the only problem is that mainstream music aimed at 12-18 years old SUCKS DONKEY BALLS right now.
Old people always think that.
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Old November 25 2008, 08:46 PM   #10
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JoeZhang wrote: View Post
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the only problem is that mainstream music aimed at 12-18 years old SUCKS DONKEY BALLS right now.
Old people always think that.
'Tis true.

I've actually been enjoying a fair amount of the music that's come out this year, which is something I haven't been able to say for a while.
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Old November 25 2008, 09:29 PM   #11
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Re: remember MTV?

JoeZhang wrote: View Post
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the only problem is that mainstream music aimed at 12-18 years old SUCKS DONKEY BALLS right now.
Old people always think that.
Don't give me that, I'm 32, and I'm not saying today's music is bad. When I was that age they were playing Nirvana and Soundgarden and Run DMC and Public Enemy on MTV. You want to compare that to Fallout Boy and Lil' Fucking WAYNE? I'm not saying it's all bad or that everything back then was better, but come on!

15 years ago, there was only one place for music in the media besides radio, and it was all dumped on MTV (and VH1, Much Music, etc). Remember Headbangers Ball and Rap City and shit like that? The modern music landscape is focused on the single and the disposable bling hero, and that's about it. There are PLENTY of great bands out there, you just aren't going to find them on MTV, you'll go on the internet.

The music industry wonders why people don't buy CDs anymore, and it's because they're not worth it when there is only one or two decent songs on a given albumn because the band SUCKS.
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Old November 25 2008, 09:34 PM   #12
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FordSVT wrote: View Post
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the only problem is that mainstream music aimed at 12-18 years old SUCKS DONKEY BALLS right now.
Old people always think that.
Don't give me that, I'm 32
So am I - you are 20 years older than the target market - when you were 12, it was 1988. You are old in terms of listening to pop music added at kids.
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Old November 25 2008, 09:34 PM   #13
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Re: remember MTV?

FordSVT wrote: View Post
JoeZhang wrote: View Post
FordSVT wrote: View Post
the only problem is that mainstream music aimed at 12-18 years old SUCKS DONKEY BALLS right now.
Old people always think that.
The music industry wonders why people don't buy CDs anymore, and it's because they're not worth it when there is only one or two decent songs on a given albumn because the band SUCKS.
Q to tha' Eff to tha' mutha' effin' Tee.
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Old November 25 2008, 09:43 PM   #14
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JoeZhang wrote: View Post
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Old people always think that.
Don't give me that, I'm 32
So am I - you are 20 years older than the target market - when you were 12, it was 1988. You are old in terms of listening to pop music added at kids.
Actually the median age of MTV viewers is 22. So it's not really teens watching anymore. And the 12-year-old "tween" market isn't really watching MTV anymore - those kids are obsessed with "High School Musical" and related content on the Disney Channel.
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Old November 25 2008, 09:51 PM   #15
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Actually the median age of MTV viewers is 22. So it's not really teens watching anymore. And the 12-year-old "tween" market isn't really watching MTV anymore - those kids are obsessed with "High School Musical" and related content on the Disney Channel.
You sure it's 22?

I mean, I know my experience doesn't necessarily apply to the rest of the world, but I'm 23, and I haven't regularly watched MTV since high school. I also don't think anyone watched it when I was in college.

Also, who cares what the mean age of MTV viewers is? They don't play videos anymore, so the age of their viewers is no indication of the muscial trends of the day. People watch MTV for the reality TV shows these days, which is the main reason I avoid it like the plague.
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