Jan 3, 2007
Miss American Pie
About 25 years ago, I went to the top floor of a club in new york called danceteria. Set up behind the bar was about 25 television sets. They were all connected to different VCR players. They were randomly playing old movies on the different screens. As the music of the club blared, people stood transfixed to the images on the screen. It's the first time I'd ever seen anything like it before. Music playing over top of hip imagery for endless hours was a whole new concept. I’m sure the creators of MTV were there and witnessed the phenomenon. Images to rock music playing all day long, seemed like a good idea at the time. Now a quarter of a century later, music is dead as a doornail. Unless you LOOK right and are very good at aerobics and jazzercize, don’t even thing of trying to be a musician because you’ll never make it. I passed by Tower records on broadway in manhattan and it was closed, dead as a doornail. Just like music is today.