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Old 05-09-19, 09:14 AM
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MTV went to garbage

I remember 1980s MTV when they just played videos and had a video DJ. Now you have shows on pregnant teenagers and other boring stuff. I know it has been this way for years already.
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I stopped watching years ago after the 90's.
I have the pleasure of listening to Martha Quinn every morning here in the SF area as she's a dj on an 80's station.
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MTV didn't hit our local cable company's airwaves until around 1983, by then, motorsports had taken up most of my spare time after work. I did watch on occasion, (mostly when the kids had it on) enough to post a few videos on the 80's Friday music thread.
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Been garbage for years tbh
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MTV is over
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Hey, they had a road bike on the set! I didn't remember that.

Luckily I was living in New Jersey at the time, so we got it right away. Used to listen to Mark Goodman on WPLJ before he hit mtv.

And Martha Quinn was cute as a button. I still wonder how she and Stiv Bators ever hooked up.
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This is incomplete w/o showing the first video played:
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Hey, they had a road bike on the set! I didn't remember that.

Luckily I was living in New Jersey at the time, so we got it right away. Used to listen to Mark Goodman on WPLJ before he hit mtv.

And Martha Quinn was cute as a button. I still wonder how she and Stiv Bators ever hooked up.
Road bikes were considered "cool" in the 70's and 80's, look at all the album covers and music videos featuring them. Then in the 90's MTB's took over, Seinfeld always had an MTB hanging up in his apartment, but never once rode it. After that, I dunno, BMX bikes, scooters and skateboards took over, for reasons that completely and utterly escape me. But hey, at least people are considered "current with modern trends" if they are seen on one of those things, even if they never get actually anywhere, and use more energy than they would by simply walking.

Now we have e-bikes, for the lazy. Progress marches on .... but I'm sticking with my road bikes, they're practical, fast, often cheap (if vintage) fun to work on, and I like staring at 'em. That's good enough for me.
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My gravel grinder sees more of the road than gravel since the county started paving all the backroads. I like cruising the 700x40 gravel tires even on pavement I just donít care. I hear some 1980s hair metal and just cringe I use to listen to that?

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Absolutely, 100% correct. And my go-to whenever anyone rants about MTV. It's not 1994, folks.

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Absolutely, 100% correct. And my go-to whenever anyone rants about MTV. It's not 1994, folks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ysyZF-DZFY&t=8s
Oh man, that totally nails it, and me, and my generation!
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Once someone has moved on to acceptance about the fact that MTV is literally not made for them anymore, they will firmly land here:

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People have been complaining MTV stopped playing videos for many times longer than it ever did
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Originally Posted by DrIsotope View Post
Absolutely, 100% correct. And my go-to whenever anyone rants about MTV. It's not 1994, folks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ysyZF-DZFY&t=8s
Timeline seems a little off. Napster wasn't mainstream enough to matter til 2001 or so, yet MTV was practically devoid of music by 1998.

Maybe by "stealing music" he means
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MTV was garbage from day one.
Videos to accompany the mostly horrible music of the eighties, oh yeay!
Compared to 1972's new live performance program "ABC in Concert" on ABC tv, or Midnight Special, or Don Kirschners Rock Concert, where you got a glimpse of an artist/group performing live, there was nothing worth a hoot on MTV except the few times in the early days when they did occasionally air a live concert that they recorded. I recall Journey from the Summit in Houston in 1981. It was just mindless trash for morons with no jobs and no motivation to sit and watch MTV with their equally "brilliant" airheads that were dumber than a box of rocks.
Hey, I am not saying that my generation was so smart but heck we were more motivated, though some of us probably never missed watching American Bandstand, Hullabaloo, and Shindig in brilliant black and white.
Watching some folks with with no rhythm and not much dance ability, with Dick Clark playing the latest hits, but you know it showed us that if that goofy couple among the dancing fools there could have fun, so could ordinary people like us from the sticks.
I never understood that generation that watched MTV. Lazy, and unmotivated and undisciplined. They complain more than they ever should. Certainly, there are those among that group of folks that did get an education and become productive citizens but too many complain that they have it too tough.
It is the same with the young men who are video game junkies today. They just aspire to have a $15 an hour job but wish to have a nice place to live, so they reside in mommy's basement where they can have their 55 inch screen and leather couch and fully stocked fridge. No wonder they weigh 330 pounds.
This type of behavior began with those stupid twits that began watching mTV all day long probably because the recession of 1981-1982 found them losing their $3.35 an hour jobs. These knuckleheads began watching MTV all the time and when not doing that, they would smoke reefer and play Pink Floyd albums and King Crimson, Genesis, and Frank Zappa albums trying to figure out why the sun comes up and the sun goes down every day. Mark Goodman and Martha Quinn were the world's geniuses in these slack over-under achievers that mindlessly watched mtv.
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I want my ... I want my MTV...
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MTV was garbage from day one.
Videos to accompany the mostly horrible music of the eighties, oh yeay!
Compared to 1972's new live performance program "ABC in Concert" on ABC tv, or Midnight Special, or Don Kirschners Rock Concert, where you got a glimpse of an artist/group performing live, there was nothing worth a hoot on MTV except the few times in the early days when they did occasionally air a live concert that they recorded. I recall Journey from the Summit in Houston in 1981. It was just mindless trash for morons with no jobs and no motivation to sit and watch MTV with their equally "brilliant" airheads that were dumber than a box of rocks.
Hey, I am not saying that my generation was so smart but heck we were more motivated, though some of us probably never missed watching American Bandstand, Hullabaloo, and Shindig in brilliant black and white.
Watching some folks with with no rhythm and not much dance ability, with Dick Clark playing the latest hits, but you know it showed us that if that goofy couple among the dancing fools there could have fun, so could ordinary people like us from the sticks.
I never understood that generation that watched MTV. Lazy, and unmotivated and undisciplined. They complain more than they ever should. Certainly, there are those among that group of folks that did get an education and become productive citizens but too many complain that they have it too tough.
It is the same with the young men who are video game junkies today. They just aspire to have a $15 an hour job but wish to have a nice place to live, so they reside in mommy's basement where they can have their 55 inch screen and leather couch and fully stocked fridge. No wonder they weigh 330 pounds.
This type of behavior began with those stupid twits that began watching mTV all day long probably because the recession of 1981-1982 found them losing their $3.35 an hour jobs. These knuckleheads began watching MTV all the time and when not doing that, they would smoke reefer and play Pink Floyd albums and King Crimson, Genesis, and Frank Zappa albums trying to figure out why the sun comes up and the sun goes down every day. Mark Goodman and Martha Quinn were the world's geniuses in these slack over-under achievers that mindlessly watched mtv.
my group of friends viciously turned on me when I successfully stayed in college and graduated. Decades later they still hate my guts. I figured out why the sun rises and sets.
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Originally Posted by Vintage Schwinn View Post
MTV was garbage from day one.
Videos to accompany the mostly horrible music of the eighties, oh yeay!
Compared to 1972's new live performance program "ABC in Concert" on ABC tv, or Midnight Special, or Don Kirschners Rock Concert, where you got a glimpse of an artist/group performing live, there was nothing worth a hoot on MTV except the few times in the early days when they did occasionally air a live concert that they recorded. I recall Journey from the Summit in Houston in 1981. It was just mindless trash for morons with no jobs and no motivation to sit and watch MTV with their equally "brilliant" airheads that were dumber than a box of rocks.
Hey, I am not saying that my generation was so smart but heck we were more motivated, though some of us probably never missed watching American Bandstand, Hullabaloo, and Shindig in brilliant black and white.
Watching some folks with with no rhythm and not much dance ability, with Dick Clark playing the latest hits, but you know it showed us that if that goofy couple among the dancing fools there could have fun, so could ordinary people like us from the sticks.
I never understood that generation that watched MTV. Lazy, and unmotivated and undisciplined. They complain more than they ever should. Certainly, there are those among that group of folks that did get an education and become productive citizens but too many complain that they have it too tough.
It is the same with the young men who are video game junkies today. They just aspire to have a $15 an hour job but wish to have a nice place to live, so they reside in mommy's basement where they can have their 55 inch screen and leather couch and fully stocked fridge. No wonder they weigh 330 pounds.
This type of behavior began with those stupid twits that began watching mTV all day long probably because the recession of 1981-1982 found them losing their $3.35 an hour jobs. These knuckleheads began watching MTV all the time and when not doing that, they would smoke reefer and play Pink Floyd albums and King Crimson, Genesis, and Frank Zappa albums trying to figure out why the sun comes up and the sun goes down every day. Mark Goodman and Martha Quinn were the world's geniuses in these slack over-under achievers that mindlessly watched mtv.
I only made $2.86 an hour in the early '80s. Bag boys were considered tipped employees for some bizarre reason. I only raked in a quarter or two a day in tips.

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I only made $2.86 an hour in the early '80s. Bag boys were considered ripped employees for some bizarre reason. I only raked in a quarter or two a day in tips.
We would walk milo fields with a rubber glove with a sock over it poisoning Johnson grass. Using Roundup! might explain my bicycle addiction today. 3 dollars an hour cash wasnít bad back then until we got replaced by illegal immigrants but back then that was no big deal. Today I canít find a kid that has any strength or the will to do some manual labor for 10 dollars an hour cash! One weekend the kid can make 200 bucks I can get the help I need. One said he was working on his rap You Tube video jeez that was horrible I thought it was a comedy rap.
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I want my ... I want my MTV...
Look at them yo-yos...
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I gave MTV Classic a few minutes today and after the promo for Jersey Shore and when they started a video of some cheesy 80s I think it was called; I’m walking on sunshine. I turned if off immediately and still haven’t recovered
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