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Your MTV Memories (30th Anniversary of MTV on August 1st)
80sVJs.com ^ | 7/29/11 | MTV Staff

Posted on 07/29/2011 4:08:26 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD

August 1 marks the 30th Anniversary of MTV. MTV revolutionized the way we looked at music and the VJs were a big part of shaping that vision. We want to know what it meant to you. Do you have fond memories of watching MTV or your favorite VJ?

We’ll collect your stories through the month of August and post them here on the site as we get them.

We will be accepting form entries starting Saturday, July 30th, 2011.

Entries may be edited and become the property of 80sVjs.com.


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: 30thanniversary; iwantmymtv; mtv; vh1
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I WANT MY MTV!!!!

Well, not today -- I want my MTV of 30 years ago!

1 posted on 07/29/2011 4:08:30 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: qam1; Perdogg; lainie; Cheapskate; OCC; RockinRight; Grizzled Bear

PING!


2 posted on 07/29/2011 4:09:23 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

MTV was great when it started. But it’s sucked for long time.


3 posted on 07/29/2011 4:10:07 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

It all started falling apart when Kurt Loder was hired to present the “news”.


4 posted on 07/29/2011 4:10:25 PM PDT by comebacknewt ((on second thought, never mind, go away again Newt))
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

MTV is now MONKEY TV


5 posted on 07/29/2011 4:11:51 PM PDT by Renegade
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

I have no memories of MTV


6 posted on 07/29/2011 4:12:28 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Signalman

“Jersey Shore” and “Teen Mom” make me want to set my hair on fire.


7 posted on 07/29/2011 4:12:41 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Internet killed the video star...


8 posted on 07/29/2011 4:12:46 PM PDT by Rad_J
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

That ain’t workin’...


9 posted on 07/29/2011 4:13:31 PM PDT by OKSooner (When someone tells you who they are, believe them.)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

When they used to play music videos is the only memory I can come up with.


10 posted on 07/29/2011 4:13:50 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Walk like an egyptian...


11 posted on 07/29/2011 4:14:18 PM PDT by OKSooner (When someone tells you who they are, believe them.)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Started out ok but when it turned to RAP and then nothing but useless reality series or I should say anything but music videos etc I wouldn’t let my kids watch it (at least at home, I’m sure they did elsewhere) and it’s blocked on my TV today along with BET and a lot of other TV networks.


12 posted on 07/29/2011 4:15:46 PM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA: Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

I had a huge crush on Martha Quinn back then.

Saw her in a magazine yesterday and was reminded how much older I am now...


13 posted on 07/29/2011 4:15:57 PM PDT by mgstarr ("Some of us drink because we're not poets." Arthur (1981))
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Bring back ‘The Young Ones.’


14 posted on 07/29/2011 4:16:24 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

What does the “M” stand for again??


15 posted on 07/29/2011 4:16:43 PM PDT by red-dawg (There is no such thing as "government money".)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

The end of the 80s/Headbangers Ball was the end of MTV for me. When it became uncool for men to strut their stuff in spandex and look as hot as the women on the hoods of Jaguars, that was it for me.

What????? It’s perfectly manly to dress like a woman and wear more makeup than a mime....

Well it was back then! ;)

Normie - 80s metal fan


16 posted on 07/29/2011 4:17:35 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Favorite memories? When they used to play music videos. And “Beavis And Butthead”.


17 posted on 07/29/2011 4:17:54 PM PDT by richmwill
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

A crush on Martha Quinn.


18 posted on 07/29/2011 4:20:36 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

I liked MTV until Tipper Gore and the PMRC started in on them and they capitulated like the cowards that they are when a Democrat criticizes them and dropped Heavy Metal from their programming. Then they still act like they are all ‘edgy’ and pushing the limits when they are really just a bunch of twits. No respect for any of them...


19 posted on 07/29/2011 4:21:51 PM PDT by BADROTOFINGER (Life sucks. Get a helmet.)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Well, I still have that damn “Fish Heads” tune stuck in my head...


20 posted on 07/29/2011 4:22:37 PM PDT by laker_dad
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Still want money for nuthin and chicks for free


21 posted on 07/29/2011 4:22:45 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: BADROTOFINGER

Remember the movie/lookback someone did on that whole thing a couple years back and to got played on TV exactly 1 time? Gee I wonder why? Perhaps it made the Dems look like total idiots?

Frank Zappa, Dee Snider and John Denver. What an unlikely trio. Only Dee is left.


22 posted on 07/29/2011 4:26:12 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: rollo tomasi

I tell people I’m so old I remember when MTV used to play music videos. And the weather channel showed the weather. And the History Channel showed history.


23 posted on 07/29/2011 4:26:39 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: bigbob

Wrong site...Thats over at DU ;)


24 posted on 07/29/2011 4:27:16 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: red-dawg

“All music, all the time.” (Its original slogan).


25 posted on 07/29/2011 4:28:37 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: bigbob

Amen amigo - and its been downhill since then!


26 posted on 07/29/2011 4:29:00 PM PDT by SteelTrap
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD; ItsOurTimeNow; PresbyRev; Fraulein; StoneColdGOP; Clemenza; m18436572; ...

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27 posted on 07/29/2011 4:29:55 PM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: maddog55

Michael Jackson videos killed it.

One jump later and rap crept in.

I remember sitting in my ex-mother in law’s living room as the station first came on.

“Video Killed The Radio Star” and “White Wedding”.

OMG...the glory days.

I haven’t watched it since the early 90s.

Wanna see MTV again?

Watch VH1 Classics.

[wish somebody would bring back the old “Night Flight” program]


28 posted on 07/29/2011 4:31:12 PM PDT by Salamander (I'm your pain.)
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To: richmwill

MTV is responsible for making me aware of a guy with awesome talent. Beavis and Butthead —> Mike Judge —> King of the Hill —> Office Space -—> Idiocracy!

Mike judge is the hombre!


29 posted on 07/29/2011 4:32:55 PM PDT by SteelTrap
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To: Salamander

VH1 Classics ROCKS.


30 posted on 07/29/2011 4:33:03 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: laker_dad

Bill Mumy did that to you.


31 posted on 07/29/2011 4:33:12 PM PDT by Salamander (I'm your pain.)
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To: 1rudeboy

MTV started something good enough to be copied - which led to VH1 that was far better it too went astray in the end.

But VH1 bought a kick-ass set of custom jingles from JAM that still rock:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znmUFE4y7h4


32 posted on 07/29/2011 4:33:12 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: richmwill
“Beavis And Butthead” has new episodes coming out on MTV in October.

Clip of the new show and other info here;

http://collider.com/beavis-and-butthead-comic-con/104178

Mike judge discussing a future episode;

http://www.cinemablend.com/television/Comic-Con-2011-Beavis-Butthead-B%20ack-Funnier-Than-Ever-33659.html

33 posted on 07/29/2011 4:33:28 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Those who trade land for peace will end up with neither one.)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Flock of Seagulls


34 posted on 07/29/2011 4:35:18 PM PDT by Zman516 (muslims, marxists, communists ---> satan's useful idiots)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

I feel sooooo old all of the sudden.


35 posted on 07/29/2011 4:36:27 PM PDT by BBell
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To: mgstarr

Daisy Fuentes was the hottest VJ ever.


36 posted on 07/29/2011 4:36:53 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

24/7....:)

FUSE Tv is good too, if you can get it.

Far as I know, only DirecTV carries it, now.

I dumped Dish network back in March because *they* dumped FUSE TV and they were the only ones carrying the Rock And Roll HOF inductions and after all these years of bitching and petitioning, there was NO WAY I was *not* gonna see Alice -finally- inducted.

;D


37 posted on 07/29/2011 4:37:12 PM PDT by Salamander (I'm your pain.)
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To: bigbob

MTV owns VH1 and VH1 Classics.


38 posted on 07/29/2011 4:38:10 PM PDT by Salamander (I'm your pain.)
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To: Salamander

Love Alice too!
“OH YEAH!” to the RRHOF induction...


39 posted on 07/29/2011 4:38:20 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: dfwgator

I love Daisy Fuentes’ clothes line at Kohl’s.......


40 posted on 07/29/2011 4:39:03 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: Zman516

I ran.

I ran so far away.

I ran all night and day.

Couldn’t get away.

[from Flock Of Seagulls but boy, did I ever try]...LOL


41 posted on 07/29/2011 4:40:15 PM PDT by Salamander (I'm your pain.)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD
Martha Quinn was so cute back then


42 posted on 07/29/2011 4:41:05 PM PDT by BBell
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To: BBell

I had *just* turned 20 when it came on air.
They’re celebrating 30 years.

I AM old.


43 posted on 07/29/2011 4:41:33 PM PDT by Salamander (I'm your pain.)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

The first video I remember watching was INXS’ The One Thing. That came out on 1983. I was babysitting, and I was glued to the set after the kids went to bed! After we got MTV at home, we would play that in the background instead of the radio. The “good old days”. ;)


44 posted on 07/29/2011 4:42:01 PM PDT by Marie Antoinette (Proud Clinton-hater since 1998.)
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To: BBell

“Where have all the good times gone?” - David Lee Roth


45 posted on 07/29/2011 4:42:25 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

I wanna be stuffin’ Martha’s muffin.

I wanna be in Martha Quinn.

(Don’t remember the name of the song or the band, but that line was memorable)


46 posted on 07/29/2011 4:42:31 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad ((((( )))))
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

I scared my dogs that night, standing up and cheering.

[put in a *lotta* years and a lotta griping to see that happen]

I mean, c’mon...ABBA gets in before Alice?

Blasphemy!


47 posted on 07/29/2011 4:44:04 PM PDT by Salamander (I'm your pain.)
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To: Marie Antoinette

I have indoctrinated my kids, and they love anything from the 80s. Best decade ever.


48 posted on 07/29/2011 4:44:51 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

VH1 Classic Celebrates 30 Years of MTV

http://entertainment.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474979763854

snip - “Beginning at 6 a.m. on Saturday, July 30th through Monday August 1st, VH1 Classic will be running a three-day marathon to commemorate all that has been MTV since its inception.”


49 posted on 07/29/2011 4:45:01 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Those who trade land for peace will end up with neither one.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Amen, brutha!


50 posted on 07/29/2011 4:45:18 PM PDT by RockinRight (If we're "teabaggers" then they're "d-baggers.")
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