I missed it, but 17 August was my 6th year anniversary blogging at WITW, and my 10th anniversary blogging. It is entirely in keeping with the philosophy and pedagogy of WITW to diminish this achievement by mentioning it as a passing note in a post that is actually about:
MUSIK VIDEO AWARDS
Sunday’s the annual celebration of douchebaggery known as the MTV Music Video Awards...at which no awards are given for music video achievement. I’ll be live-blogging it, in keeping with tradition…the tradition I believe I ignored last year and possibly the one before. Let’s look it up, shall we?
And if you want the Grammy’s series, just use the helpful search box—>
What should you expect? You should expect an opening burst of enthousiasm followed by a creeping sense of despair, followed with a relaxed descent into madness, followed by relief and grief. If you’re not picturing a music critic’s version of “Drunk History,” you’re not doing it right.
From the show? Oh, the typical nonsense (MINUS CHRIS BROWN THANK YOU BABY JESUS!):
Drake, Bruno Mars, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Katy Perry, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga.
Unfortunately, MTV’s webtextstaff decided to describe the Red Carpet special guest Grimes as an “electro fairy princess” which is only slightly less contemptuous than straight-up calling her Tinkerbelle.
Let’s hope that Thicke has his lady friends go Full Monte so that we can have that debate again, and have it dovetail with the equally stupid on-going Nipplegate fiasco. Come to think of it, it’d be BOSS if Janet showed up to the VMAs.
And they’re in Brooklyn which is a slightly veiled attempt to keep Jay Z happy with Viacom.
So tune in here for your “two screen experience” this Sunday, around 9pm EST and whatever time they decide Californians should fire up their iPads out at the gym.