Monday, May 9, 2011

Old Show Coming Back

I just found out that 120 Minutes will be returning to the MTV lineup.  Actually it will be on MTV2, but that's OK.  For those unfamiliar with the show, it was a two-hour alternative music video extravaganza that aired late at night on Sundays.  If a band was featured on 120 Minutes, it probably wasn't played on the radio.  Take for instance this cool video.



120 aired every week.  Now it's going to be broadcast once a month.  If anything I'll tune in to see if, and how, the format changes.

Music is consumed so differently nowadays.  But for those who remember watching American Bandstand, Hee Haw, and Solid Gold, you'll appreciate the investment one had to make to check out your favorite music on t.v.  Luckily we have DVRs today that help us watch whatever we want whenever we want.  We don't have to stay up late to see the final credits of Head Bangers Ball, or record Casey Kasem on cassette tapes.

Again, music is readily available through so many venues today, but with a show like 120 Minutes, it can have some sort of identity rather than just floating aimlessly out in the intertubes.  This is good news for me.  It's made my week. 

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