Addicted To Vinyl Musical thoughts from the open road, with headphones on

20Feb/106

Waxing Nostalgic & something to enjoy with your morning coffee.

Remember when MTV not only played MUSIC VIDEOS but there were two crazy VJs named Julie Brown running around set? Wubba Wubba Wubba.

Last night at Edison's Pub in Tremont, "The Homecoming Queen's Gotta Gun" by the redheaded, wackier Julie Brown played at closing time. Of course, I was the only person who actually remembered the silly song (stupid, drunk 20-year-olds) AND the video. And now, as expected, it is stuck in my head for the duration of the weekend. You can thank me later...

And speaking of crazy-ass music personalities, do you remember Dr. Demento? I loved both his weekly television and radio shows. I was the first to hear "I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred because Demento played it on his late-night Sunday slot on our local oldies station. Then, it became a massive pop radio hit. I was always a bit more than awkward in junior high school...

Be that as it may, it got me thinking about this popular Demento hit:

Barnes & Barnes were seemingly a favorite of Demento. I loved his Outer Space songs. ("Star Trekkin" is a must listen, and I still know ALL the words). "Fish Heads" was rated by Rolling Stone as one of the best music videos of all time.

In the ev-en-ing, floating in the soup. Yum!

And not only was I exceptionally quirky, apparently I took a lot of drugs. Man, MTV used to be endless hours of fun. Too bad for this generation, having missed all that crazy entertainment of the 80s.

  • Matt

    Club MTV host Downtown Julie Brown was one of the first personalities I can honestly say that I hated, with the heat of a 1000 suns. SO annoying. Wubba wubba wubba, Gawd bless. Eek.

    I definitely remember hearing Fish Heads for the first time – one of those songs that you hear as a kid, and instantly, you love. Some awesome songs came our way courtesy of Dr. Demento, for sure. There are several great CD compilations out there.

    MTV WAS fun! Randee of the Redwoods!

    http://addictedtovinyl.com/blog/2009/08/01/happ

  • MellieMel

    TRUE STORY (but not of the Real World variety): my sister was born on the exact same date that MTV was. Awesomeness, right? At least I always remember how old she is.

  • Matt

    That's pretty awesome. Does your sister still play music videos?

    Sorry, bad MTV joke.

  • Matt

    Club MTV host Downtown Julie Brown was one of the first personalities I can honestly say that I hated, with the heat of a 1000 suns. SO annoying. Wubba wubba wubba, Gawd bless. Eek.

    I definitely remember hearing Fish Heads for the first time – one of those songs that you hear as a kid, and instantly, you love. Some awesome songs came our way courtesy of Dr. Demento, for sure. There are several great CD compilations out there.

    MTV WAS fun! Randee of the Redwoods!

    http://addictedtovinyl.com/blog/2009/08/01/happ

  • http://pursuitofyourboyfriend.com/ Mel

    TRUE STORY (but not of the Real World variety): my sister was born on the exact same date that MTV was. Awesomeness, right? At least I always remember how old she is.

  • Matt

    That's pretty awesome. Does your sister still play music videos?

    Sorry, bad MTV joke.