posted on Oct, 26 2003 @ 10:31 AM
i dont know, i think MTV helped fuel new kinds of music and even pushed certain kinds of music to new levels. now its not even music television, its
just shows. MTV was like a jukebox that always stayed on, 9 times out of 10 if you turned your TV to MTV you could hear music but not anymore.
whether this is good or bad i dont know as i dont care because i stopped watching years ago.
i do understand that some people hate the music they push presently because it doesnt fit YOUR style of music. boohoo. not everyones music can be
pushed. sheeple want R&B and rap and bubble gum pop music and thats what they get. of course i think this "want" was fostered by certain companies
buying commericial time on MTV enfluencing what MTV played. so it goes hand in hand. they also appeal to the baser emotions of teens whose taste is
questionable most of the time.
the truth is "metal" doesnt cut it like it used to and because its not popular its not getting as much air time as rap does. they are there to make
money and they dont really give a damn if they're alienating whole groups of people in the process because they are appealing to a larger market of
i think MTV has also given some rather bad impressions of music. such as what actually constitutes punk music. their definition seems to be very
loose as green day is considered punk and matchbox 20 (i'm not kidding, i wish i was). they define the music for those who tune in, they show them
partially what some want to see but mostly what they want to show them because of companies doing business with them and those in charge of MTV will
push what THEY like first and what we like dead last.
MTV use to be pretty cool when they have VJ's that seemed like normal people doing a job and seemed to be the average music fan, like most of us.
then they went and hired nut jobs like kennedy and it all went downhill.
about the only entertaining thing MTV has done in the past 10 years or so is jackass. how many more seasons of the real world do we need? or road
rules for that matter! christ what season are they doing now for the real world? 200th season? they're the whole reason for this stupid "reality
TV" trend that has been beaten like a dead horse. its not "reality" if it wouldnt happen without corporate sponsors and a lot of cameras. more
like staged drama TV.
MTV has had a bigger impact on american than most of us realize. some of its good and some of its bad, to take one you gotta accept the other.
but i do think they should focus more on music than mindless boring shows or they should change their name to TTV for teenager TV seeing as how they
dont really play music videos anymore.