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."
Posted by Jeff Sparkman at 9:43 AM