I can remember when I got cable television. First off, I was finally able to stop screwing around with rabbit ear antennas that today look positively prehistoric. Second, I finally got my MTV.
There is a lot of talk about MTV today, and for good reason. MTV turned 30 years old today. If that makes you feel old, you’re not alone. If not, look at it this way; if Marty McFly jumped into a time-traveling DeLorean today and went back 30 years, he would not end up in a time where Coca-Cola came in bottles, all cars were made in Detroit, and dorks walked around with 3D glasses, he would land in a time where Ronald Reagan (yes, the movie actor) was President, Disco was dying, and he would witness a group called The Buggles kick off Viacom’s MTV with a weird “music video” declaring that Video Killed the Radio Star. Continue reading