Monday, September 10, 2007

MTV's Video Music Awards

Anyone who watched the VMAs last night already knows that Britney Spears bombed, Kid Rock decked Tommy Lee, and that Kanye West is a big tantrum-throwing baby (but that is not news). Having teenage children, I try to make it look like I'm making an effort to stay tuned into their music. At one time, I was proud that I knew who 50 Cent was before my then 17-year-old. Unfortunately, it's hard to view music videos because neither MTV nor VH1 seem to play many. I thought it was supposed to be 'music television'? Now, they feature mostly reality shows, one or two of which I actually admit to watching....I guess I'll stick to XPN.

I have to admit I was rooting for Britney to make her big comeback. She's young and made some mistakes, but I had sort of hoped this would revive her career. Her path has been painful to watch. But her performance, if you can call it that, was half-assed and embarrassing. Bad lip-synching, then no lip-synching at all when she gave up. Too bad. Kevin Federline is laughing somewhere, and probably gearing up for his next argument in the custody battle.

So, it sounds like Kid Rock was provoked by Tommy Lee and ended up slugging him. Tommy Lee was escorted out but Kid Rock was permitted to stay. I figured Kid Rock could take him, Tommy Lee is pretty scrawny. Maybe Kid didn't like Pam sitting on Tommy Lee's lap......oh wait, he's divorced from her. And so is Tommy Lee. Geez, these guys need to get over it.

And Kanye - what can you say about Kanye? He obviously thinks more of his talent than anyone else does who participates in the VMA voting. He was robbed, says he. He will never go back to MTV, says he as well. Uh, who cares?

With the exception of a few highlights, the show ended up being grating. It was a relief turning the show off - I guess we are not as young and hip as we like to pretend we are. Besides, none of my kids even watched it, so they cared even less than we did.


grimjack said...

At least I know who the Foo Fighters are. The rest of it, I'm not so sure.

Deathlok said...

I haven't watch those shows in years. I am gladly out of touch.

In fact, I barely listen to XPN anymore. Everything I have in my MP3 player is good enought for me.

Jeffro said...

Heh. I'd rather leave the watching to you so you can report back. Me watch this stuff? Not so much!

Oh, and thanks for the link! I put yours up on my place as well.