It’s almost VMA time, so the great minds of the Blerd Radio podcast decided to spend an hour (or so) talking about MTV and its evolution over the past thirty years. However, our normal team of 4 1/2 Mikes is down one Mike this week-Mike Duquette called in sick to the podcast. So, it’s up to Big Money, Michael Parr, Michael Cunningham and DOCTOR Zack Stiegler to pick up the proverbial slack. And pick up the slack, we do.
(also, forgive the intermittent audio issues this one time!)
Highlights of this episode include:
-The podcast delving into a tangential conversation about Prince within five minutes of the opening bell.
-A fairly shameless plug for Cunningham’s band Neighbours, who have a record out right now.
-Have radio and MTV (at least as a vehicle for music videos) completely gone the way of the dinosaur?
-Despite the bevy of options available to us for consuming music, how the chances of discovering new music have decreased sharply.
-The VMAs vs. The Grammy Awards
-We coin the term “Jehovah Pan”-yes, it’s in relation to Michael Jackson
-Kanye West has performed on 7 VMA shows-how come we don’t remember all of them?
-We discuss the most awarded artists in VMA history and ask how and why Fatboy Slim has nine moonmen.
-Is Lady GaGa the only pop artist flourishing currently in the medium of music video? Hell, why are music videos even made anymore, period?
-Michael Parr indulges his semi-inexplicable man crush on the band Coheed And Cambria.
-We try to convince Cunningham to leave his job and become a video director.
-Best VMA moments, including Krist Novocelic beaning himself with his bass, Howard Stern as Fartman, a wheelchair-bound Snoop Dogg, Poison scrapping on stage, and the Diana Ross/Lil Kim titty incident.
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