posted on Mar, 3 2007 @ 11:59 AM
Video killed the radio star
The first song ever on MTV, and how right they were.
Bands now write soundtracks to whatever video they have in mind, and not songs.
If the music was any good, you wouldn't need a video to distract you from the fact that
most of todays music, and everything
on MTV (Moron Television) just plain sucks.
Not that there aren't good bands out there today, there just harder to find.
Another thing I've noticed is the rapid decline of melody in music, which has, in my opinion, vastly accelerated since the debut of MTV. All those
rappers and pissed-off screaming white boys-no melody. Just words recited to a beat, and not always on
the beat, either.
I once read a book called "Magus Rex" (can't remember the author) where-in the general populace constantly watched something called "jazz-porn".
This consisted of loud chaotic music with images of violence, sex, and general pandemonium. None of the video images lasted longer then two seconds.
This kept the populace enthralled and quiet, like it was meant to. I see MTV becoming this rapidly.
So in summation, I, too, hate music videos, and wish they had never happened.
They have been greatly detrimental to music in general, and cause me to believe more and more the following quote:
The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs.
There's also a negative side.
Hunter S. Thompson