No, they didn't come to their senses at MTV, but VH1 Classic is celebrating the 25th anniversay of MTV's kickoff this Tuesday and next Saturday by running the first 24 hours of the network.
I remember being an MTV junkie back in the days when cable was 40 channels of analog programming, including MTV.
This was back in the day when videos were focused on the performers with the other action intended to play along with the song. Today's videos are a lot more ego-driven, and about making appearances instead of presenting music, with performers and floozies (and floozy performers) posturing in front of the cameras.
I need crap like that like a hole in the head. Needless to say, I haven't really watched MTV in years. Probably since they pulled Headbanger's Ball in the early 90s.
Ego and style is more important than music. But in a visual medium, I guess that was bound to happen. What a shame.
But for a few days, you can go back in time and live in denial, before Video Killed the Radio Star. So go do it and have a good time.
... if you want to watch the classic astronaut station ID clip, click here.