MTV used to actually play music…really

As a former MTV VJ (one of first 3 VJs for MTV-Asia), it’s astounding to me how MTV has become so irrelevant to the world of music.  It’s used to be the thing,(really!)  I tell teenagers today as they roll their eyes in that oh so multi-tasking way,  twittering their thumbs, heads nodding white earbuds half-engaged.

One of these days I’ll get around to digitizing and uploading some of my old VJ stuff.  And before that, I used to actually write the scripts for MTV Headbangers Ball.  Okay that was a long, long time ago…

The economists/journalists at Freakonomics have also noticed the irrelevance of MTV and the rise of YouTube.

And here’s a pic William posted of me on my Facebook account and shocked the heck out me.

William Howell, Andrew Ingkavet, Carol Donovan (MTV)

William Howell, the future head monk Andrew Ingkavet, Carol Donovan (MTV) at Foundations Forum 1988 in LA. You know hair bands were all the rage, right?

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