is a tumblr page put together by a fan of the long running MTV alt-rock show, with links to dozens (at least) of videos from the show's heyday. There's no search nor sort that I could find, but the site makes for fun browsing for fans of that particular musical era. [more inside]
posted by jonson
on Sep 7, 2007 -
In the Fall of 1991, MTV's 120 Minutes released two compilations (Amazon: one
) of songs from the show. (Youtube: one
posted by nervousfritz
on Jun 18, 2007 -
In 1999, MTV aired 25 Lame, a show where retired 25 of their worst and most overplayed videos. Rob Van Winkle (aka Vanilla Ice) showed up to help them retire the video for "Ice Ice Baby." The result - violence, hilarity, and broken mannequins (video, 30-second ad shows before video)
. Apparently unplanned, nobody knows for sure
if this outburst was the product of genuine anger, or if he was just playing around. An unedited version (YouTube, lower quality)
leads me to think that it was the former.
posted by Afroblanco
on Feb 1, 2007 -
Merry Christmas, Metafilter! In the spirit of the holiday, my gift for the Radiohead fans among you is this entire Radiohead concert
(Google Vid), a non-bootleg produced for MTV originally recording from the OK Computer tour back in 1997. For the non-Radiohead fans, my gift is that I forgive you your imperfections. And finally, for those who don't celebrate Christmas, my gift is that I made you a cookie... but then I eated it
posted by jonson
on Dec 24, 2006 -
I want my MTV.
MTV is now mostly reality, titillation TV, rarely showing music videos anymore. YouTube fills the void somewhat, but sometimes you want to just sit back and let someone else take care of the programming. MusicPlusTV is sort of like the old MTV, but they stream to your computer instead of to your TV.
posted by caddis
on Dec 15, 2006 -
MTV turns 25 today.
Music Television, otherwise known as MTV
, was launched with its first broadcast on 1 August 1981, 25 years ago today. Famously, the first video broadcast was the Buggles'
"Video Killed the Radio Star." Ironically, MTV evidently isn't going to acknowledge its anniversary on-air in any way, with a spokeswoman saying that "We made the decision when MTV was founded to always stay young and evolve with our audience. To do that, it has been important to serve our audience at that moment, not our audience of yesterday." This is about par for the course, though, since when was the last time that MTV actually broadcast music videos
? A broader question: does anybody who wasn't weaned on MTV (or anybody who was, for that matter) care anymore
posted by blucevalo
on Aug 1, 2006 -
Aeon Flux, animated Series.
This may kill all your time today. With the release of the new Aeon Flux Movie, they are releasing some of their animated shorts on their Overdrive application.
Unfortunately, I can't provide a direct link to it, since it goes through a flash interface.
You can get their by clicking on the 'movie
' link on top.
Requires IE, Flash, and probably windows only.
posted by countzen
on Dec 2, 2005 -
A student asked the Master, "What is the nature of the Unofficial Daria Movie Rumor Page?
The Master repiled, "The Page is a long, confusing story told backwards
. It is lies and half-truths
, yet it is the greater truth. It is a mirror, a puppet show
, a morality tale, a fiction which is real life, an homage yet the reverse of an homage
. It is the future, set in the present, retelling the past
. It is the present, set in the present, retelling the present."
The student said, "Huh
The Master continued, "If all else fails
, look at the very bottom of the Page, past the links and the Web rings."
The student, not understanding, did as the Master told him. It was then that he was enlightened
posted by pieoverdone
on Jan 8, 2005 -
This turns into one of those cases where researching a story gets weirder. The documentary Super Size Me
centers on a documentary filmmaker's 30 day experience eating nothing but McDonalds. The film is doing amazingly well
as a limited release documentary grossing more per screen than high-budget Troy. Here is the weird part, Reuters has picked up
on a distributor press release claiming that MTV is refusing to air advertising for Super Size Me
because the film is "disparaging to fast-food restaurants". The Reuters short seems to have quite a bit of legs. However a Hollywood Reporter article
details MTVs side of the story placing the blame on the film's distributor. Is this really a case of a network getting cold feet? Or is it a case of distributor trying to pull the "too edgy for MTV" moneymaking ploy? And what is with the continually morphing Reuters clip that is just now being tossed onto doorsteps and stuffed into newsboxes across North America? (The film was previously discussed on metafilter back in January.
posted by KirkJobSluder
on May 27, 2004 -
Batman and Robin have been spotted
on the streets of Whitley england, saving damsels in distress, scaring wrongdoers and even chasing naked men from football fields. Other self-made superheroes making news range from the amusing
to the disturbing
. Even MTV and Stan Lee are jumping into the fray with a casting call for a reality TV show
where contestants will compete against each other in a show designed to develop their superhero characters and test their mettle as defenders of justice.
posted by Stuart_R
on Apr 19, 2004 -
Madonna's being sued for stealing images from Guy Boudin's photography and using them in her Hollywood video. Here are side by sides.
When does imitation/homage become theft? And who gets to decide? Should she have been sued for using this image
in her vogue video?
posted by archimago
on Sep 30, 2003 -
The video MTV doesn't want you to see [.asx. file]
: Apparently the new Foo Fighters video is just too risque for the cutting edge
entertainment channel (~pffft). This brief NYpost article
has more. Either way, it's hilarious. It co-stars Jack Black, which is good enough for me. "Let's put the hammer down!"
posted by Witty
on Jul 2, 2003 -
The CBS News American Idol Power Hour.
Viacom, owner of networks CBS and MTV among many others, is aggresively pushing lucrative
offers for Private Jessica Lynch to get her on CBS News, including the possibility of her own video-hosting program on MTV and special editions of TRL. Corporate consolidation the way it is, are we in an era where synergy allows news-media-owning companies to offer not just material profit but flat-out media iconization in exchange for a good story? To put it another way: have we gone beyond using the news to promote entertainment owned by the same company to using entertainment as the currency to flat-out buy the news?
posted by XQUZYPHYR
on Jun 16, 2003 -
better luck tomorrow goes into wide release today.
an unknown filmmaker funds his project on ten maxed out credits cards. then, it is chosen out of over 1,000 films to be featured at sundance. then, without an agent, it becomes the first *acquisition* ever for mtv films in conjunction with paramount. and it has an entirely asian-american cast who weren't cast into stereotypical roles. today, it goes into wide release. i'm excited to see how this film does.
posted by notoriousbhc
on Apr 25, 2003 -
"A placid boat ride past sets of harmonizing, doe-eyed dolls just doesn't cut it for kids raised on Quake and MTV." Epcot's new Mission: Space to feature intense g-force and weightlessness simulation
. How is this possible and still be Disney-safe? Even though that caught my attention, the article is really about how Disney's creative engineers are having trouble staying a few steps ahead of the tech-savvy kiddies.
posted by archimago
on Nov 26, 2002 -
Yesterday's NYT magazine section (reg req'd) featured a profile of Jack Osbourne
---whose family's show
premieres its second season tomorrow---and discussed the unpleasant repercussions of his new fame: a prescription to Zoloft, a discontinued high school education and severe threats that warrant his own eye-patched bodyguard. Is this kind of exposure (especially in a reality TV context) too much for a 17 year old kid to handle?
posted by adrober
on Nov 25, 2002 -
MTV bans Public Enemy
's video "Gotta Give the Peeps What They Need" because the video contains the lyric "Free Mumia and H Rap Brown". MTV are willing to air the video if the lyric is cut. Public Enemy front-man Chuck D is vocal in his response
. Responsible action or censorship in its worst form?
posted by nthdegx
on Sep 14, 2002 -
The Vancouver Company that created ReBoot
will be making a CGI Spider-Man cartoon
. Neil Patrick Harris as Spidey, Lisa Loeb as Mary Jane and Ian Ziering as Harry Osborn will inhabit a "seemingly realistic neon lit city of the immediate future"
. Will this show set a new standard of production for cartoons based on comics? Will MJ wear glasses?
posted by will
on Jul 30, 2002 -
the next big thing in music? They're a Russian teen-pop duo
with a twist -- lesbianism. They appear on stage in wet t-shirts and white panties. One of their videos shows them wearing schoolgirl outfits and kissing in the rain, while another shows them building a bomb and getting naked on a carousel.
There are reports that the girls aren't actually lesbians, and that it's all just a gimmick to make their Svengali-like producer rich (surprise, surprise). We all know that controversy can sell records. If T.A.T.U. manages to get the right people upset, could they become stars in the U.S.? MTV and MTV2 started playing the video last week...
posted by Reggie452
on Jul 17, 2002 -
Show called "Harassment"
results in, well, harassment! MTV and their co-conspirator, the Hard Rock Hotel, are being sued for "invasion of privacy, infliction of emotional distress and fraud, among other things."
posted by ilsa
on Jun 13, 2002 -