|Posted by Anna H. on August 27, 2016 at 10:30 AM|
How's it going my gumdrops? These last 2 weeks have been a full on bitch fest with people both on and offline. I am known for my complaining, however judging from what I have been witnessing lately, I have clearly been outmatched. You are surely wondering:
Anna, what did you do last weekend when you took a break from It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns?
I ran some shopping errands, mostly kept calm, squeezed in some sleep, watched MTV Classic after my replacement Dish Network box had arrived, and marathoned the first 7 episodes of xxxHolic. I could've watched more, but I got sidetracked with several other things I needed to do.
Speaking of MTV Classic, it appears that most viewers are enraged over the fact, that MTV misled viewers into believing that MTV Classic was going back to MTV's so-called "roots," as the new president claimed.
In order for a movie, show, album, or song to be considered a classic, it must be at least 20 years old most of the time. This really isn't so much of the case with what's currently airing on MTV Classic.
During the launch on August 1st, MTV Classic was doing okay. The month is just about over and MTV fans are pissed. MTV Classic keeps airing music videos and shows from the last 1-15 years, which does not count as being "classic." Old School MTV viewers want to watch MORE music videos and cartoons from 1981-1999.
MTV Classic mostly keeps airing music videos and shows from 1995-2014. Episodes to cartoons are being aired out of sequence. This is along with the network re-airing the same 2 Beavis And Butt-Head episodes from the 2011 reboot every week.
Considering that Beavis And Butt-Head was on MTV for nearly a decade and was the network's biggest cash cow, it would NOT hurt to air episodes dating back to 1993.
In addition, MTV Classic will not stop re-airing 1980's movies such as Ghostbusters and Sixteen Candles, as if the network is STILL The VH1 Classic Channel. If MTV was NOT truly committed to launching another clone music video channel, they should NOT have wasted everyone's time.
As much as I love watching old music videos and certain shows from the '90s and early '00s, MTV Classic needs to stick to their format and stop trying to appease the wrong crowd.
Since we are already on the topic of MTV, it was finally revealed that DJ Khaled will host the MTV VMA Pre-Show. We still have YET to learn who will be hosting the MTV VMA's, this year. That's if there will even be a host, this year. The following article from TIME Magazine explains more in detail about MTV's plans:
I will ask this question, once again. If MTV is NOT that invested in their viewers, why should their viewers care? You may be wondering why I still watch the MTV VMA's as well.
As the MTV VMA's keep getting worse each year, I am always curious to know, who these new groups and so-called "artists" really are and, who will make asses out of themselves each year. THAT'S why I continuously watch the MTV VMA's.
This year, I am mostly watching the MTV VMA's because I want to see, if MTV actually does tributes to their biggest, most talented, and innovative music video icons.
Since last December, we lost Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots, Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister, David Bowie, Vanity, Prince, and now someone from 3 Doors Down. It has already been confirmed, that Beyonce will be giving her own Prince tribute. I don't know if the rest of these dead musicians will be given the shaft by MTV. This especially applies to Rock Music.
Last night, I skimmed through the VMA archive on Wikipedia, which lists past and present VMA shows. Because it has been more than 2 decades, I forgot that there were categories for both Alternative and Hard Rock/Metal bands.
Throughout these last 6 years or so, MTV only wants to acknowledge and give special treatment to Pop and other genres, that sound similar to it. I have to always YouTube most of these groups and singers, in order to know WHO they are.
Lately, the MTV VMA's are more like The Teen Choice Awards on crack. The best part about this year's MTV VMA's is that there is a great chance, that Taylor Swift may be a NO SHOW!!! WOO-HOO!!!
Let's all hope and pray that Taylor stays home for once, this year. She's not performing and has not been nominated for an award at all this time.
Shouldn't everyone be tired of Taylor Swift exploiting and writing call out songs about every man she serial dates, while always crying victim yet?
As much as I loathe Kimye and Taylor, I really can't stand Taylor Swift and never did. She lied about knowing that Kanye West wrote his song about making her famous and approving it. As conceited as that Chi-Town thug is, I must side with him this time.
Kanye West throwing temper tantrums about Taylor Swift winning over Beyonce at the 2009 MTV VMA'S DID make Taylor famous. Honestly, I'm starting to believe that his tantrum was a publicity stunt.
Since Kanye West's temper tantrum, Taylor Swift was always being offered movie and cosmetic gigs. That's not including serial dating celebutards and freshly legal cousins from The Kennedy Family, 4 years ago.
Aside from giving those 2 attention whores more unneeded attention, let's revisit the issue of the Rock Music genre getting the shaft. While browsing through the archive I mentioned earlier, I noticed that Stone Temple Pilots had a few nominations, in the past.
In 1993, Stone Temple Pilots was nominated for Best Alternative Video and Best New Artist. The Alternative band won the Best New Artist Award for "Plush." In 1995, they had 4 nominations for "Interstate Love Song" but did NOT win a single VMA. The same applies for the 2000 MTV VMA's.
It was NOT until 2002, that the MTV VMA's really started blacklisting the Rock Music genre. By 2002, MTV began focusing on shitty Pop-Punk bands like Good Charlette.
Taking all this into consideration, everyone already knows where MTV stands with Rock and Metal bands. This is all the more reason why so many musicians and fans stopped caring about music television, mainly boycotting MTV.
Hopefully, this year's show won't be smothered with political propaganda and racial division like last year. Even though we know the 2016 MTV VMA's will be a total Shit Sandwich, I still look forward to laughing at the train wrecks at the VMA's.
To read the tribute blogs I published about Scott Weiland, David Bowie, Lemmy Kilmister, Prince, and Vanity, simply click on their names above in today's blog.
Because I know how much MTV blacklists real Rock Music and because the media barely acknowledged Scott Weiland's death, here are 2 music videos from Stone Temple Pilots.
STP debuted with "Plush" and won the award for Best New Artist at the 1993 MTV VMA's. The year after, they accoustically performed their song, "Pretty Penny." Anyway, here is today's Song Saturday.
1) Stone Temple Pilots "Plush" Core (1993)
2) Stone Temple Pilots "Pretty Penny" Purple (1994)
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Categories: Song Saturday