Okay, I know we’re days away from a historic turning point for America, but I simply cannot resist posting another Linky-Poo™ Time Waster, and this one rocks: MTV has begun putting its entire video collection online. Normally, I’d be as likely to visit mtv.com as visit a 14-year-old’s MySpace experiment, but there are some amazing memories on there.
Fuck “Sister Christian”, if you want true Night Ranger, you need only experience Don’t Tell Me You Love Me. You want the Thompson Twins? Ignore “Hold Me Now” and go straight for Love On Your Side. For those of us who spent hours in front of MTV when it began, there’s songs like Genesis’ Abacab that trigger olfactory-like memory sensations, and videos like Don’t Stand So Close to Me that merely beget happiness.
Alas, some of my favorites aren’t up yet: no Nik Kershaw doing “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” or any XTC or frickin’ “Centerfold” by the J Geils Band, for that matter. But it’s a start, young sportspeople!
Put your favorites in the comment section, but let me leave you with two of my fave bands in history, and two videos separated by thousands of miles of culture, yet they both have daisies falling from the sky…
De la Soul’s “Say No Go”:
and The Smiths’ “This Charming Man”: