Saturday, November 15, 2008

RIP ‘TRL’
But rumours of the death of music videos may be exaggerated. On one hand it’s progress like the death of record shops or why people don’t use cassettes (‘I made you a mix tape’) any more: MTV twigged that with the Internet (YouTube for example) they don’t need music television now. On the other, blame the ‘reality-TV’ blight brought on years ago by that threatened screenwriters’ strike. No need to pay writers and actors to do a lot; just have jumped-up game shows for people with short attention spans. From Rod Dreher.

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