MTV 30

I just had to share this somewhere, and what better place than Homemade Hot Sauce?

Today, August 1st 2011, MTV turns 30 years old. I found this video of the VERY beginning of Music Video Television – I’m talking 12:01am on August 1st, 1981 – and it’s really amazing.

30 years ago, MTV launched its revolutionary channel with a poignantly significant song choice: The Buggles’ Video Killed the Radio Star. The title of that song must have hit hard for older generations at the time, who were probably dealing with the reality that the era of radio was dead.

It just goes to show that there will always be something that’s on its way out… and even twitter will be old-school one day.

In fact, just last night Erin, Kira and I were talking about how one day, Rihanna will be on the oldies channel, and “hammered” will be old-people slang for whatever the kids are calling it those days. So the ultimate question is – will grandmas be raging to dubstep?

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