When Music Television Mattered
I don't know where Bradenton is, but the Bradenton Herald ran an interesting editorial piece entitled "Back when it mattered: From 1991 to '95". In this piece Wade Tatangelo ehoes a sentiment I shared in my very first blog entry back in 2002. The early to mid-1990s was the last time a genuine music lover might actually agree with the ancient ad slogan "I want my MTV", or MuchMusic as the case may be.
Here's a quote from the article.
MTV's greatest era was from 1991 to 1995. For that five-year period, the network played gritty art videos by Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Radiohead, Metallica and Green Day. These were rock acts that explored real emotions and were not afriad to challenge the status quo.
As I sit here, preaching about the good old days and shaking my head at today's youth and their empty, hallow music and brainless reality television, I realize something. I am truly an adult and there will never be music as good as the music from my teens. Now excuse me as I go hunting for my nose hair trimmer and yell at the neighbour's kid for playing that damn Nelly too loud. Argh.
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