Thursday, July 27, 2006

If I have to feel old, I'm not doing it alone

In honor of MTV's 25th anniversary on Aug. 1, VH-1 Classic is going to show MTV's inaugural day of broadcasting.

They recently showed a sample hour, and I have to say, I was a little bummed.

Not that it made me feel ancient, which it does.

But I was under the impression that they'd be showing the actual footage from MTV's first day. Instead, it was just the videos (with the VH-1 Classic font for the videos rather than classic MTV one) and a little bit of VJ footage with a stupid graphic at the bottom.

I'm hoping that they'll use the footage for the entire day, but I have a feeling it's going to be just a video playlist.

Which I guess is a little cool, but it's just not the same.

Aug. 1 at midnight and again at 9 a.m. on Aug. 5. Set your Tivos.

Wikipedia has a list of the first 62 videos shown on MTV, and I'd like to point your attention to No. 52: "Thank You for Being a Friend" by Andrew Gold.

Yes, the song that ended up as the theme to "The Golden Girls."


  1. My brother & I watched as MTV went on the air the first day! And then we watched it for like 3 more days. Then went back to He-Man. :D

  2. I loved Mtv when it first came out! I remember watching for hours just to see one video. (You can laugh - it was "Billie Jean".)

    I heard an interview with Nina Black the other day that was interesting. Mtv isn't even Mtv anymore, is it? It's like, the young skanky ho's channel.

    While it helped put obscure bands on the map, it also helped perpetuate the horribleness that is New Kids On the Block, The Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, and Jessica Simpson.