But this year, nothing stood out aside from a 40-something has-been in a t-shirt which only reminded me of how scrawny he is. Why DOES Michael dress like that, anyway?
And speaking of guilty pleasures, I can admit that many/most of N Sync's songs are catchy, but Pop may be one of the worst songs I've ever heard (although my beloved Britney's new tune is giving it a run for its money). Anyone else wondering if some MTV suits just charged up the paddles, put them on the corpse of teen pop and yelled "clear!"posted by Sinner at 9:51 PM on September 6, 2001
See last year's thread.
No pancakes, you metrocake!
I was surprised, actually, by how little things had changed from last year. Again with the N*Sync overdose. Ditto on Britney. And Janet Jackson. And Kid Rock. And on and on. It's like popular music is stuck in a single moment in time and is physically incapable of evolving forward.
Oh, and the "comedy genius" host's humor completely sucked as well. Again.posted by aaron at 9:53 PM on September 6, 2001
If you ever get a chance to see a tape of a early- to mid-80s VMA show, watch it. You'll be surprised at how much better it was. Even if you don't care for the music they celebrated, the energy, the flow, the design, everything about it was just much cooler and more fun.posted by aaron at 9:56 PM on September 6, 2001
XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX THU SEPT 06, 2001 23:09:48 ET XXXXX
MTV'S JUDY MCGRATH: WANTED FOR THE MURDER OF MUSIC
One day we will wake up from this nightmare.
Long after we rip out the infected pierced stud in our tongues and wash off all our tats and forget we ever witnessed three-and-a-half-hours of something called The Eighteenth Annual MTV Video Music Awards... we'll possibly be able to look at ourselves in the mirror again.
President of the MTV Group Judy McGrath, 48, is wanted for the murder of music.
"J LO, PLEASE LET ME SNIFF YOUR BUTT."
"I'M ABOUT TO BE BORN AGAIN ON YOUR BASTARD ASSES."
Thursday night in New York City, McGrath, who has been there from the beginning, unleashed her latest remix of pop culture at the Metropolitan Opera; still determined to call her product Music Television, although any music is a side order in the Taco Bell-sponsored shopper's guide.
"THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO THOUGHT WE WOULD MAKE GOOD WHORES."
"THIS PERFORMANCE HAS BEEN DEDICATED TO THE LOVING MEMORY OF AALIYAH."
McGrath, a star in the VIACOMCBS family, knew she had hit the Zeitgeist with promos for the "Music Awards" which featured host Jamie Foxx simulating intercourse with a live sheep.
You could almost hear McGrath applaud, cheer and order heavy rotation as Foxx gyrated his pelvis into the sheep. Her latest exploitation of Black Americans, and sheep.
The usual corporate shills -- U2, Jennifer Lopez, Moby, Mick Jagger -- once again showed up to celebrate the McGrath vision:
Someone played a guitar.
Someone screamed into a microphone.
Someone picked up a pair of drumsticks and waved them in the air.
Someone wore a black leather jacket and thanked Joey Ramone who gave us Jessica Simpson who shot daggers at lip-syncing Britney who is still a virgin at least with humans but nevertheless qualified as McGrath's top carny.
"OUR NEXT PRESENTER IS THE STAR OF MTV'S JACKASS, AND SOMEONE WHO WILL JACK YOUR ASS."
Classic Judy McGrath.
The woman who murdered music.posted by aaron at 10:24 PM on September 6, 2001
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