Monday, November 17, 2008

No More Shitty Music

Early in the final episode of MTV’s video countdown show “TRL” on Sunday night, Carson Daly, one of the hosts, shared a moment of bewilderment and nostalgia with Justin Timberlake and J. C. Chasez of ’N Sync, the megaplatinum boy band that rose along with “TRL” a decade ago...

After 10 years, 2,247 episodes, regular appearances by stars like Madonna and Mariah Carey, and countless Times Square traffic interruptions, “TRL” ended on Sunday with MTV’s version of a New Orleans funeral. For three hours a parade of celebrities and a crowd that never ran out of squeal celebrated the show as both a mirror of pop culture and one of its most powerful engines, an “American Bandstand” for the millennial generation that was just a little too 20th-century to survive the YouTube age. - New York Times

Probably one of the wisest moves MTV has ever made -- except it came 10 years too late.

2 comments:

  1. yeah too bad they still have fnmtv and music-related video games, vh1, cmt, palladia, and the vmas. they cancelled one show, big whoop. shit music is here to stay, buddy.

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  2. Of course, shit music is here to stay. TRL was a platform for shit music, though, and since there is no more TRL, there is no more shit music.

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