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Posted on Sunday, July 3rd, 2005

Dave!I gave up on MTV ages ago. That's because somewhere along the way they seemed to forget that the "M" in "MTV" stood for "music" and abandoned the idea of actually playing music. Instead you have a lot of dumbass crap that has nothing to do with music at all. A simple and brilliant idea has been destroyed utterly.

But I made an exception yesterday, because I wanted to see the Live 8 concert. So I had TiVo record the entire thing... the plan being that I could sit down this morning and skip to all the bands I wanted to see.

Leave it to the insanely stupid, greedy ass-hats at MTV to totally rape a benefit show.

NOTE TO THE STUPID f#@%S IN CHARGE OF MTV "MUSIC" TELEVISION: Live 8 is a benefit concert to raise awareness of the plight of poverty-sricken countries within the African continent. And, while applaud you taking time to air educational segments to show people the horrors of what is going on there, YOUR VIEWERS TUNE IN TO A "CONCERT" FOR THE MUSIC!!! So when you continuously interrupt performances so no-talent idiots can provide useless commentary and introduce yet another commercial... RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF A SONG... that makes you THE STUPIDEST f#@%ING IDIOTS ON THE FACE OF THE PLANET!!

I kept skipping forward past the endless commercials to try to actually find "music" in the broadcast, but it was a rare event. Apparently MTV could give a shit about what's going on in Africa, and saw this as nothing more than a money-making opportunity from continuous advertising revenue. "Oh look! It's Maroon 5!" But then they interrupt for a commercial and so that some dumb bitch can wander through the audience asking people "what have you learned here today?"

Well I've learned that MTV sucks ass on a level of ass-sucking I never thought was obtainable. What a bunch of moronic pricks. I eventually gave up trying to even watch... there was just no point in it.

f#@% MTV. If I lived in New York, I'd be protesting in front of your Times Square studio.

Protesting or fire-bombing... one or the other.

UPDATE: Okay then, I'm not the only one who thinks MTV sucks.

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  1. karla says:

    It was the same here, actually. I never saw a song. Just a bunch of talking heads trying to talk over the music and then complaining because the music was so loud they couldn’t talk. Oh, and an interview with Beyonce, on continuous loop, for which they cut away from the music CONTINUALLY.
    However, the concerts were on every news channel here, all day, so I guess that’s good. So we were aware there was a concert, just not aware of any music.

  2. Randy says:

    Africa awareness is only secondary…In reality, it’s ALL about money, power and fame–from individual performers to the network sponsors, to the network (MTV).

    As an aside, can anyone esplane me what the photo of Madonna “flipping the bird” is all about? I have seen it in few Live 8 photo slideshows and don’t get it.

  3. Maggy says:

    I watched the majority of it on it didnt have any commentary what-so-ever but you can’t skip through the lesser bands. I don’t know if they still are letting people watch the concerts today but it’s worth a shot, eh? Oh, and it wasn’t all MTV: Vh1 has 50% of the blame.

  4. Kevin says:

    I didn’t even bother trying to watch it. I realized that, knowing the joke that MTV has become, it would be an exercise in futility to even try.

    I like the Fark comments. Reminds me of the cut off ending of the Super Bowl back in the 70s when they aired The Sound of Music. Hopefully word will get out so more people realize what happened.

    I’ll just wait for the DVD. Should be one helluva set.

  5. Sayuri says:

    I only watched it for a-ha. And I had to watch that on AOL because in Britain thinks the world revolves around it when it comes to musc..WRONG!!!

    Anyways…another march and a concert on Wednesday…

    See you there guys….

  6. delmer says:

    Dave, I think we’re about the same age. Like you, I remember when MTV was pretty good.

    MTV was always on when I was younger — sometimes in the background while a group of us were playing cards — sometimes it was the focus of the evening. I remember once, looking up and it being 3 a.m. and realizing we’d been watching music videos for 6 hours and that that had been the primary activity.

    It is horrible now. And I don’t think it’s because I’ve gotten old.

    Too much is never enough.

  7. Craig says:

    For the first time in a while, I believe AOL did something right and worth praise. Over the web, they broadcast all of the locales performances in their entirety (bad words and all) and for free. Satisfyingly, I watched hours and hours of their feeds. The only (inline) ads were few and directly related to the cause or purpose of the event.

    Ironically, MTV should take the media and public beating that CBS News did when Rather dropped the ball on Bush but won’t because (MuchMusic aside) they are the biggest and really the only player on the block.

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