Tag Archives: MTV

David Bowie: The Man Who Owned the World

David Bowie didn’t merely innovate; he wrought aesthetic and stylistic changes and, like an irrepressible Pied Piper, people followed him wherever he went. Continue reading

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Razor Sadness, Wizened Eyes: Nirvana Unplugged, 20 Years On

Nirvana’s legendary last recorded performance, 1994’s MTV Unplugged In New York, was too painful for the Weeklings’ Robert Burke Warren to watch. Until now. Continue reading

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Rap Game Campbell’s Soup: Riff Raff, Andy Warhol, and the Art of Branding

Sam Behrens discusses the enigma of hip hop’s mythical unicorn Riff Raff, Andy Warhol, the “Rap Game”, and how packaging — not content — is the key to success in the music industry. Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon – Wonder Wheel

“..And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the merging of image and text defining a new form of communication should be killed…” Continue reading

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The Zen of Gen X: How We Went From Jaded to Sated

A generation jaded at birth and raised on irony grew up to be pretty darned content. Isn’t that ironic? Don’t you think? Whitney Collins breaks down the Zen of Gen X. Continue reading

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Walking on Sunshine

In the halcyon days of 80s-era MTV, Katrina and the Waves provide the soundtrack to blossoming and scorched earth finale to a teenage love affair, amid sci-fi, Satanism and Chuck E. Cheese. Continue reading

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I Want My MTV: A Conversation with Original MTV VJ Alan Hunter

Author JM Blaine chats with MTV original VJ Alan Hunter about the early days at MTV, interviewing Madonna and the point when it all went off the rails. Continue reading

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