Sunday, October 15, 2006

A Music Television Revolution

Les Garland, the mind behind MTV, VH1 and The Box has set out to bring music television back without all the crap. No reality shows, no award shows, no interactive live request shows with an on-air personality - The Tube is an all-music video format that plays an eclectic mix of 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s music. It harkens back to the beginning of MTV in the early 80s and the beginning of VH1 in the mid to late 80s when a deep appreciation for music was found. Without blatant corporate sponsorship and the need to gain ratings, this new station is at its best right now. How long that will last is anyone's guess. It's still a fresh alternative for Gen-Xers and anyone who would rather see something artful than the line of oversexed and oversaturated videos being made today.