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MTV is 30!!! Man, I Feel Old!!!

Do you remember what you were doing 30 years ago today?  Well, I don’t really have any recollection of this day since I was just a toddler.  But, it was still a very important day in history.

August 1, 1981 was the day MTV launched and the world changed forever, and for the better, I might add.

I have no memories of a time when there was no such thing as a music video to go along with my favorite songs.  Even though we didn’t have cable when I was younger, I still got my fill of all the glorious songs and videos being blasted into the world thanks to my favorite Aunt.  She’d actually record MTV at night while she slept and bring me the VHS tapes to watch.  Once I’d watched the 6 hour tape, multiple times, I might add, I’d return it to her and she’d record another 6 hours worth of what was deemed somewhat inappropriate viewing material by some.  How stinkin’ cool was she!

I just didn’t think I should let this day pass without saying something about MTV.  And not the MTV of today where there’s never any music videos and only a bunch of stupid reality shows about really loose girls and punk boys.  Notice I did not say women or men, and I didn’t cuss, which is huge for me when it comes to describing really dumb people.  I called them girls and boys because the stupid idiots they find for these shows are well below what I would consider to be adults.

No, today, I remember the MTV of old.  The MTV where we got to see so many of music’s firsts.  The MTV that partially shaped me into the music lover that I am today.  I do wish the big wigs over there would get rid of all the crap they choose to show on their network and get back to the good stuff!

*Funnily enough, today on VH1 Classics, they’re showing the very first hours of MTV when it first launched.  VH1 Classics!  Really???  Wow!

Do you think that means I’m a Classic???



My Quest For the Ultimate 80’s Playlist

I happen to be one of those people who literally enjoys almost every single genre of music out there.  My personal collection varies from rock to metal, country to bluegrass, pop to blues, jazz to gospel, Motown to classical, and most every other sound available out there.  I love music.  Any music.  I’d rather listen to music than watch tv any day.  But there is one type of music that never fails to bring a smile to my face.  Try not to judge me too harshly, but I am head over heels for most anything from the 80’s!  I’ve gotten a lot of flak over the years for my love of that sound.  You know the one I’m talking about.  That sound that only music in the 80’s had.

Right now, I’m working on making the ultimate 80’s playlist.  And even though I can sing almost every single one of those beloved tunes, I’m ashamed to say that I don’t know the artists or the names of every single one of those great songs, therefore it’s reeeeeeeeally hard to look them up and find them to download.  I know most of ’em, but sadly, there’s still quite a few that elude me.

So on this absolutely miserable rainy Monday morning, I think that’s what I’ll do.  I’m gonna slip back in time to the days of big hair, bright colors, and that sound.  Oh who am I kidding?  I live those days everyday!  Anyone who’s ever seen my hair or my closet can attest to that one!

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