I Want My MTV

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Yep, today's the 25th Anniversary of video killing the radio star. MTV, has it only been around that long? However, it looks as if MTV has eaten itself. Check out these thoughts from the Duncan Brothers on MTV. Here. And here.

John's comments on MTV as a cultural battering ram reminded me of an encounter with one of their European execs in a Scottish castle many years ago. He was a higher-up with one of the major record labels (having just jumped ship from MTV for the job) and he was having a little weekend fling with his girlfriend from Glasgow.

I asked him what he thought about Runrig, one of my favorite Scottish groups sponsored by his company. He sneered (he probably thought of them as teuchter - you can consult with a Scottish Gael for interpretation of this term of art!). His condescension towards the vestigia of a Christian worldview was evident. I enjoyed my mother-in-law consistently asking what "he and his wife" were going to be doing on their holiday. This, after he had made it amply clear that they were not married!

He was lamenting that, even in the wake of the fall of the Berlin Wall, MTV had not had its leadership's desired impact on liberalizing the values of the youth of Eastern Europe. What?
Posted August 1, 2006 @ 9:48 AM by Ligon Duncan
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