Sunday, July 29, 2007

I Want My...I Want My...I Want My MTV...

Hi Everybody!!...What a Ride!!...What a Day!!!
As I got lots of sun, and lots of riding, and lots of beer today, the G-Man is rather tired, and I am not well prepared for today's usual Musical Monday.....Sorry!
But I DO have some musical trivia of sorts......
Remember when you could turn on MTV and actually see a Movie Video?
It seems that you can only see them now on Premium MTV channels or in early Morning.
I Hate all these reality shows, and I hate most of their other crap. But here are a few facts
that seems like only yesterday....

MTV, went on air at Midnight, August 1, 1981. It's 1st Video was the Buggles prophetic..
"Video Killed The Radio Star"

The Average MTV viewer tunes in for only 16 minutes at a time.

MTV's VJ's have a very short shelf life, once they start looking old,
They are outta there..( Remember Martha Quinn... How about Kennedy?)

MTV reaches 75% of those households inhabited by people 18-34...
And 85% of the households with 1 Teenager!!

In 1990 MTV first aired "Unplugged".....What could have been a gimmick,
turned into a trend when Paul McCartney released his "Unplugged" appearance as an album, and it became one of his biggest selling albums. Two years later Eric Clapton did the same, and that made "Layla" a hit all over again and earned him a Grammy as well as a Platinum Record!

OK....I'm done. You guys can tell me your favorite Video if you want to.....If you can indeed remember any!.....Peace!

FYI...Mine are....
Toni Basil....."Mickey"
J. Geils..."Centerfold"
Fatboy Slim..."Weapon's of Choice"...( with Christopher Walken)
Adam Ant..."Goody Two Shoes"

And these last 2 are sorta newer
Amy Winehouse..."Rehab"....


Snow White said...

Glad you had a good day, G-Man! One of my all time favorite videos was the "We Are the World" video. xoxox

Snow White said...

Oooh! I can't believe I made it first. That always makes my day! Well, that's not quite true, 'cause your blog always makes my day... so I guess bein' first is just icing on the cake!

MONA said...

MTV stinks here!

more adveritsements than music videos & thta too not played full.

My fav was Lady Marmalade the IST from Moulin Rouge by Missy Eliot, Pinks , Christina Agueliera & one more

Then Linkin Park always make such wonderful videos I like ALL their videos

& Rasmus is my favourite too & also Enrique Iglesias

& the latest Shakira & Beyonce's Joint venture is good gyrating to music..

MONA said...

I also like Daniel Bedingfield & Ronald Keating and Evanecence & Celin Dion & Nelly Furtado & Dido

lime said...

lol, back in the day eh....

i didn't have cable back then so i could only see music videos once a week...'friday night videos' was the show i watched late at night to get the countdown of the week's top vids. righ tnow it is crazy late and i am drawing a blank on old favorites...

new one i like is michael buble's 'everything.' it's just happy and whimsical and fun.

Cazzie!!! said...

Fergie rocks...and the song she sings with Black Eyed Peas..."Humps" I love it!

evalinn said...

I agree, if I ever want to just have some music, they´re just talking on MTV...

Serena Joy said...

I remember when MTV went on the air. I loved the whole concept and was addicted to it for a while. Now, not so much. It's so different that I tune in probably only once a month or so.

G-Man said...

Hey SnowWhite...
You were in the right spot tonight Baby...xox

You sort of look like Nelly Furtado...
Only she can't hold a candle to you...xox

1:22 am???

Ooooooh Cazzie,
And YOU my dear, have some AWESOME Lady Lumps!
Thanks sweetie..xox

I'm so glad you agree!

Hi Serena,
Yeah I know what you mean, it's hard to get addicted to "Hogan Knows Best"!!
Have a great day ..xoxobgxoxox

barman said...

First the browser crashed on me so I lost the GREAT (well good) comment I had typed then I just gave up until today. I had several I liked but it has been so long I forget if it was just the song or the video. I have to agree with you on Centerfold. Much more recently I love (but not sure if it made it to MTV or not cause I saw it elsewhere) Hey Ya. It is a silly song but it just got beat into my head. The only thing I watched MTV for recently was Spring Break to see all the fun I was missing out on. I am not a fan of reality shows either so that is out. I think they should be forced to bring back the music as that is false advertising the way it is now.

Shake it like a Polaroid picture...

Strumpet said...

My favourite videos...

1. Prodigy - Smack My Bitch Up
2. Wax - California
3. Madonna - Like a Prayer
4. Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
5. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Soul to Squeeze
6. Beastie Boys - Sabotage
7. Metallica - One
8. Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Want to Have Fun
9. Tori Amos - Silent All These Years
10. Tool - Sober

I was sitting in front of my t.v. with my family awaiting the change of a lifetime when the Buggles aired. It was quite an electric experience.

It truly is a shame what happened to that channel. It's a shame that shows like 'Laguna Beach' are played on a channel that stands for 'Music Television.'

I Want My MTV.

I've stopped watching television.

It's too depressing.

J Morgetron said...

I wish MTV still played videos. Those were the days ...

J Morgetron said...

PS: I think you may get a kick outta my Musical Monday today.


SignGurl said...

That Rehab video is hot. Amy looks all skanky.

Ditto all of Strumpet's picks. They are all stellar. Mmmmmm....Tori Amos... The only thing I would add is Nine Inch Nails, Closer.

Strumpet said...


I would add that too.

No idea how I forgot that as I speak of that song all the time.

It is the greatest love song of all time.


And Trent is one of the hottest men alive.

I would lick him from his head to his toes over and over again and still be begging for more.

Charles said...

I thought that Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer" was cool, along with The Cars' "You Might Think."

I detest "reality TV." Cheap bastards can't even pay for actors and writers? Screw 'em, I'm not watching. Heck, put it up against reruns of Bewitched. Samantha Stevens will be a household name again.

Charles said...

ZZ Top's videos were great, too.

EBEZP said...

I have to say Michael Jackson's Thriller the full 14 minute version! Although that version was never played that much and the most unsatisfactory edit was always shown on MTV Europe of all the begining part and then 5 1/2 minutes in fade it out before the mega dance sequence!!

Rebicmel said...

Sister Christian - Night Ranger

Smoking in the Boys Room - Motley Crew

She's Got Legs - ZZ Top

Of course these are from MTV of old when it was free to watch the vid's and youth kept in tune with all the bands of old !!!!

MONA said...

I LOVE the nose twitching Samanth Steven and her Bewitched...

at least there was one good witch...

Galen I think I will write a novel on a a character called Super Bitch Witch!

Little Wing said...

I don't watch much tv, no time, and I don't think I even get MTV!

Crabby said...

GASP! You were mean to Manny?

Bob loved the ZZ top videos. Girls, legs...nothing more needed for Bob.

Um.....I'm gonna say it so just go ahead an moan if you want to...I liked the Michael Jackson thriller video. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ha ha ha ha ha!

Manny said...

OMG! I've been watching the reality shows. I even get into a couple of them.

sigh, I should probably stick to blogging.

And I've been playing all day and you haven't been around.

S said...

Well....i havent watched alot of TV in my adult life...working on it here...

I used to love those Peter Gabriel vids...he was such a weirdo...
but I like alt music, and when a band like that makes an MTV sorta ends up looking forced and sorta fake...


Anonymous said...

cool post g-man.:)
Did you know the Buggles was really the brainchild of Geoff Downes, the keyboardist and writer of the band?
He later went on to form a fairly well known band....ASIA.
I think the Beatles were doing video type things long before MTv but they just didn't realize it.

Strumpet said...



We all live in a Yellow Submarine!!

SignGurl said...

The things I would do to Trent Reznor. Gotta go take a cold shower after reading your comment, Strumpet.

SignGurl said...

The things I would do to Trent Reznor. Gotta go take a cold shower after reading your comment, Strumpet.

SignGurl said...

How did I hiccup?


G-Man said...

Yeah Barman,

I loved "Sabotage"

OK, Morgetron.
But I hope I don't need a sound card!

Samantha was HOT!!!

You are right!
That was a great Vid..
I think that Chick in it was named Ola Ray...and she was a former Playboy Playmate..

I loved all ZZ Top as well...Thanks....Galen

Do you have anyone in mind?

You spend too much time riding, running your own business, Zenning, and being a fine human being!
Fuck MTV....xoxoxox

Have you ever seen me mad at anyone?
Thanks for todays banter!

Some people had to work 12 hours today!!!
Some played...
Some are very glad some played..xox

Hi Susie-Cue!!!
Did you have fun in Seattle?
Did I do OK in your absence?
Susies Back!!

Welcome back brother!!
You ARE back I hope?
I saw Asia!!!

I'm GLAD you love Asia!
I heard you had an original Asia Concert "T"
is that possible?

Get a room OK?
(What am I saying)
Never two can carry on forever.
Right Here..xoxox

gab said...

Ouch! I never watched MTV

J Morgetron said...

I forgot about the soundcard darnit!

G-Man said...

Hi Gabby...
Well sweetie, you didn't miss much..xoxox

Thats OK Baby, you don't have to structure your posts around me...
Your so sweet..xoxox

MONA said...

Actually yes Galen... I was inspired by a witch at Serena's blog....

...she had posted this cute cartoon of a witch with a broom... but do not be miusled by her looks, she is real bitchy!

Strumpet said...

Yes. I do!



I have no idea how to spell that.