My earliest memory of MTV was extremely frightening. I refused sleep alone in my bedroom for weeks afterwards. I don't think I'll ever forget it.
I stared at the television with eyes so wide that my mother told my father "I don't think we should be letting Clarity watch this... look at her"
My Father made a motion to turn off the television and I cried out "No! No! I want to see it! I'm okay! I swear!"
Here is that video, If you want a trip down memory lane...
MTV premiered 25 years ago today, August 1st 1981 with the song "Video Killed the Radio Star". New Jersey was the only state that could view this new station but it promised to become world wide.
I stopped watching MTV 10 years ago. Last time I flipped onto that channel, I saw that they didn't actually play music videos anymore. It was just a bunch of trashy reality shows and commercials for cellphone ring tones.
But MTV and I are close in age and I grew up watching it.
This video was my favorite, I was a young girl when it came out but it left a strong impression on me. Does anyone else remember it?
I suddenly feel very old.
Happy Birthday MTV
...even though you are past your prime and haven't improved with age.