Because I really needed something other than coffee and chocolate and Anne Tyler books and sleep.
Anyway, when we were in California recently, we were hanging out in one of our favorite families’ living rooms, and they had the tv on as we sat around talking. I was confused at first, because all I saw were music videos and an occasional commercial. Since when did MTV get so low-key, and so focused on music?
Well, it’s not MTV, and it’s not VH1. It’s The Tube Music Network and it really works for me! Their tag line is: “Think of it as music television. Only with music.” And they mean it. There are no veejays (anyone old enough to cringe at the memory of Martha Quinn?). No reality shows or game shows. Just music videos, from the 80s, the 90s, and now. Here is a sampling of the artists that I got to see and hear within about an hour yesterday:
John Mellencamp (when he was John Cougar!)
Big Country (yes, the one-hit wonder! Or was it two?)
Of course, there are times when I have to mute the television (Bjork? No thank you). But it is a thrill to hear some of those old songs, and some really great new ones, all without having to endure all the nastiness and gimmicky stuff of MTV. It certainly makes unpacking boxes a lot less tedious when I can do it with an old Bon Jovi song in the background.
This new addiction works for me. Click here to see what works for Shannon!