Category: Music

Number Thirty-Four: Review of I Want My MTV by Tannenbaum and Marks

Number Thirty-Four: Review of I Want My MTV by Tannenbaum and Marks

As readers of this site know, I was a huge fan of MTV (see my previous posts in which I introduce my essay series, talk about the music-related shows, and rank the five sexiest videos from the glory days). I was a wee lad when the channel started – somewhere in the neighborhood of six … Continue reading Number Thirty-Four: Review of I Want My MTV by Tannenbaum and Marks

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Number Twenty-One: I Miss My MTV (The Music)

Other than Saturday morning cartoons, I didn't watch much television as a child. Then again, there wasn't much on the tube back in those days. Game shows, soap operas, and news dominated the broadcast channels, and cable programming was still in its infancy. I don't remember when our family jumped on the cable bandwagon -- … Continue reading Number Twenty-One: I Miss My MTV (The Music)

Number Twenty: I Miss My MTV (Five Sexiest Videos)

As I've started gathering my ideas for the forthcoming essays about MTV, I decided to mix it up a bit. Rather than doing a half-dozen posts about various aspects of the channel (the music, the shows, the controversy, etc.) and following those with another half-dozen "best of" lists, I'm going to alternate between the two. … Continue reading Number Twenty: I Miss My MTV (Five Sexiest Videos)

Number Nineteen: I Miss My MTV (Introduction)

As amazing as it is that I didn't talk about shitty drivers until recently, it's downright appalling that I haven't broached the subject of music until now. While reading books is my favorite pastime, listening to music would be a very close second, and during difficult times in my life music would have leapfrogged reading … Continue reading Number Nineteen: I Miss My MTV (Introduction)