About this comic
Look, I know the VMA’s aren’t for me anymore. The last time they were aimed at me had to be somewhere in the late nineties. But there are things about the VMA’s that seem discussion worthy to me. First up, the fact that VMA stands for “Video Music Awards”, on a channel that no longer features music videos in any meaningful way. Youtube should host the Video Music Awards. That’s where you get music videos now! Been that way for a while now. I’m a big fan of tradition, but this seems silly.
Then again, perhaps it’s this weird spectacle that people are after. I don’t remember being all that impressed with Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” thing in the 80’s. Maybe I was never the audience…not the audience that gets impressed by such calculated efforts to shock me anyway.
I don’t know…what I’d really like to know is, did people actually watch that stuff and come away excited, ready to buy more albums, ready to call themselves diehard fans of people they saw on stage?
Dunno. I just dunno.