While I’m procrastinating on a really important herbal medicine post and this other thing they call a ‘day job,’ I just learned via my bud at the New York Daily News, Michael Huff, that today is the 25th anniversary of the launch of MTV, the pioneering US music program on cable television.
There are few things other than their own work or general research discipline that I find scientists and docs discuss more passionately than music. Hence, I’d ask y’all to share with me your favorite MTV memories.
Pretty much everyone knows that the first video to air on 1 Aug 1981 was “Video Killed the Radio Star,” by The Buggles. But, what I didn’t know until I read Huff’s article was that almost no one saw it, except for subscribers to a single cable company in northern NJ, the very one piped into my childhood home (thanks Mom and Dad for your vision and commitment to my childhood education.).
I’ll reflect later on about my experiences back then and whether I was even old enough at the time to recognize the significance of the event, maybe in the comments or as an addendum to this post. But, I couldn’t let this milestone pass without some recognition.