I don’t know how it happened, but someone must have fallen asleep or let their gaurd down for a few minutes, because today, I actually saw music videos on MTV for the first time in something like five years.
Even though I had seen them before elsewhere, it was an amazing thing and all the way through the half hour, I was expecting Carson Daley’s obnoxious face to come bobbing into an otherwise enjoyable shot of Christina Aguilera. But, this brings up a point that the people there Music Television seem to have forgotten over the years, in that they have been substituting in their “original programming” (if you want to call it that, since I’ve seen Frat guys trying to sting each other in the ass with a scorpion before) and they have been seriously skimping on the videos as of late.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not a huge fan of the music these days. There are very few things that I listen to, but what I really liked about music videos is that they’re a small canvas where aspiring directors can paint a small picture very quickly. They don’t have the huge financing of a feature film, so people are allowed to try more things and that makes them interesting and more appealing to me.
I will have to find out who the thinking person is that put on that brief glance of music and thank him, although I’m sure he’s been canned by now for daring to show music on Music Television.