…you can no longer understand the messages conveyed by the music videos that fueled your teenage years.
I’m sure that when we watched the video for “Shout” by Tears For Fears back in the 80’s, we understood, on a deep cellular and metaphysical level, the reason for the angst that was consuming the band during the performance of this song.
But now it just leads to conversations like this:
My husband: “I’ve never seen quite that level of teeth before when someone is singing.”
Me: “I know. It’s kind of scary.”
TFF: “Shout, shout, let it all out, these are the things I can do without.”
My husband: “What things? What things?! We’d shout with you if we knew what the hell you were talking about!”
Oh thats almost as bad as “why do they have to scream? Do they WANT people not to know what the hell they are talking about” (not about the shout video, it was some angry 80s rock) which sadly was me
Lynne Morrell says
I turned the radio off in the 80’s…so, I don’t really know what your talkin about. Guess I will go listen to “the dead.”
“Saint Stephen with a rose…in and out of the garden he goes…”
hmmmmmmm wonder what thats all about:)?
the frogster says
We got MTV from day 1 (the next door neighbor was the local cable guy). I enjoyed watching the videos of concert footage of the doors, led zeppelin, um, madonna (to be honest), etc. I think the message was subliminal, though, as you mentioned, today I don’t know what it was. But I do remember feeling strangely uncomfortable when videos by The Thompson Twins came on.
So true. So sadly true.