One day my TiVo randomly taped “Nocturnal State”, VH-1’s overnight video show. I have been frustrated for years that MTV has the nerve to still call themselves (sometimes) “music television” when there is no music to be found, but thanks to TiVo we have found the music, at 3 a.m. Anyway, I watched it, and I liked many of the videos. I’ve gotten to like it so much that I actually got a Season Pass to the show. Recently I tried to tape some of the other video programs that are on in the middle of the night, and frankly I didn’t like any of them. Nocturnal State does have it’s “adult oriented music” like it did when it began, but it also has way more independent/alternative music, or at least it plays more of it than MTV does. Also, I’m not a rap fan, or “urban”, which is what MTV specializes in currently. They’re a long way from “Video Killed the Radio Star” at least.
Which leaves me wondering, am I just old, or is the music actually better on VH-1? And don’t even get me started on VH-1 Classic. I could watch “The Alternative” all day.
ETA: I totally forgot “Austin City Limits”! When I was growing up it was all country music, and now it’s alternative bands! So again I ask you, am I getting old and just liking the “old people” music, or is the “old people” music just changing to be what I like? Rilo Kiley and Death Cab For Cutie performing on PBS. I find it very disconcerting.
More future video watching knitting: some of my collection of Knit Picks Palette yarn.
I only found 4, but I think I had more red, and I know I have some black and white as well. Not sure what I’m going to do with it, though. Skeins accounted for: 50. And I have barely touched the surface of my yarn closet. Hold me, I’m scared.