so I'm easily amused

I was reading through the comments in a journal and in a reply someone referred to MTV as "EmpTy Vee". I don't know exactly why but I broke out laughing. Maybe I've finally gotten over feeling I had to like MTV because it was cool. Or rather it was cool when I was a teenager.

As I got older I realized it changed to fit the needs of the current teenage population and I know I didn't fit that market but I tried to try to understand newer music. For a while I could convince myself I liked at least some of the newer music -- though over time the percentage of videos I truly liked increasingly shrank. As you get older you know you're leaving behind the whole mind set of what cool is, as defined from a teenage perspective, and that's ok. It's supposed to happen. And yet part of you still wants to be, or try to be, one of the pack. I think perhaps I've finally let that part go. Or sure, every once in a while I'll switch to MTV just to look at the Rap Artiste Du Jour or the current Great White Hype (Eminem being the prime example now) but more often than not I simply don't watch videos at all anymore. Yeah, I know I haven't mentioned radio at all and that's because I haven't listened to radio in years. Literally. As bad as MTV can be I've found radio to be worse, mind you, I live in the desert and my choices are extremely limited. So please don't blather to me about the wonders of college radio. It's not available to me and as far as from what I've heard it's not all that great either.

Hmm, I think I've gotten off topic somewhere, assuming there was one to begin with and I'm too sure about that... in summary:

1) I can make fun of EmpTy Vee now without reservation. :o)
2) Most current music sucks and that's ok. It's supposed to as you get older. ;o)
3) Radio sucks worse than MTV. Yes, it does because I said so. :oP
  • Current Music: Dead Or Alive - "I paralyze [Namsim! extended mix]"
Eh? What did you say sonny? *thwaps BD with his cane* Speak up you young whippersnapper!!!

MTV = Medusa TV... (NM... Julie Brown Moment)

I like the Real World and Road Rules, and other than that I don't watch it... I do love me some MTV2 though... Since they play videos... =D
Ha! I was going to ask which Julie Brown. Ms. "Wubba! Wubba! Wubba!" or Ms. "The homecoming queen has got a gun" but figured the later. Damn, I need to download that song. Haven't heard it in ages.

I used to watch the Real World but lost real interest in it years ago. It got way too contrived for me, but then that's a problem with all "reality" shows not just Real World.
I'm careful to say what an "oldie" is since for me that's a 70's song but for other friends of mine that refers to early 90's music. Ack, I'm getting old! But that's ok. It should be ok really except for the American obession on youth and beauty. The gay world, as defined by the people who shouldn't be defining it, is even worse about that.

I find myself turning to the Net or more precisely downloading music to keep myself happy. All the 80's music I loved as a teen like the Go-Gos, Dead or Alive, Eurythmics and such are all available there and I'm not having to hope the music is still in production.
I only speak the truth... unless the RIAA or MTV wants to pay me to say otherwise. I swear I'm cheap to keep happy. ;o)

BTW, what's the music scene like in OK where you are at? Or should I even ask?
Oh, but it's EmpTy.
There's nothing to deny about that. Grg. Honestly, I'm starting to feel the age thing too, which is kind of odd. I told you about it the other day didn't I, or was it Kris..? Heard my brother's music, my brother, and he's only seven years off from me, and I couldn't figure out what the hell the kids were playing these days.

Radio does not help. Invariably, I'd veer towards people like the Dave Matthews Band, or The Corrs, or hear some old song (did i say old?) from the 90s and go, oh, like, who sang that one again? It freaks me out.

The sad part about this is I'm 10 years off from you. :oÞ
Re: Oh, but it's EmpTy.
Heh. When I say "old music" I refer to something from the 70's. I suppose I was blessed with a sister 2 years my junior since we had similar tastes in music mostly. That's all changed now though.

I bet you can't wait until he's older and complaning about modern music sucking. Then you can just smile and say "told you so bro." :o)