When Did MTV Become Boring

The question is not really a question. It is more of a statement about who I am now as opposed to who I used to be. Let’s ignore the fact that MTV stopped playing music videos a thousand years ago.

Back in the days of Martha Quinn I was one of those teens who enjoyed the relatively new medium of music videos. They were fun to watch and I especially enjoyed those artists who spent real time constructing a story to go with their music.

Later MTV introduced new shows such as the Real World and for a while I watched a few of them. Somewhere along the way I got bored and began to lose interest. I suppose that you could say that I grew up a bit. I just got tired of all of the nonsense, the focus on the college demographic.

I did my time. I packed a ton of fun into my college years. I spent my time crawling through bars and chasing women. I went to a thousand parties. Seriously, I hit the parties at my university and made sure to hit parties at my friends schools as well.

If you are familiar with UCSB you’ll understand that I spent many Saturday nights walking down DP. There were nights in which I crashed on couches, slept in cars and even a couple of trees. Somehow in spite of all of my carousing I managed to earn a couple degrees.

So I graduated from MTV into the VH1 demographic. I turned into a curmudgeon, an old fogey. I can’t really complain, I like this guy.

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  1. Jack's Shack September 20, 2006 at 5:47 pm


    Thanks. Now I really feel old. 😉

  2. judi September 17, 2006 at 11:54 pm

    Aaah, the golden era of MTV. Here’s a little bit of nostalgia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3oe3-uIU4I
    And then there’s this guilty pleasure:

    ps- we saw Asia (!) last weekend. That was a blast- Carl Palmer and Steve Howe were incredible. Got to go- time to take my Geritol…

  3. Jack's Shack September 17, 2006 at 7:00 am

    Thank you. 🙂

  4. rabbi neil fleischmann September 17, 2006 at 6:49 am

    I like him too, at least virtually.

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