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#838

#839

When I was younger, I used to watch MTV, for half an hour, before dinner.
It was funny, it was a real music television, with a lot of original videoclips.
This one caught my attention, for its simplicity and genius, mixed with a stunning music.
Today I want to re-listen to it.

Freestyler - Bomfunk MC’s


#840

Oh look, an MP3 player! I remember those! :joy:


#841

How about this one?


#842

It’s good… but I prefer Freestyler :blush:


#843

The song hands down, but I’d say the video isn’t so clear-cut. :slight_smile:


#844

#845

Yup, I saw the videos from Köthen, too…


#846

Do you still have MTV in Italy? The German MTV is, … well, let’s say I miss the old times. :slight_smile:


#847

Didn´t it go 100 % pay tv in late 2010?


#848

Yes, but it’s free again since round about a year. And they are showing music videos again - well, sometimes. :wink:

Luckily there is “Deluxe Music”. :slight_smile:


#849

Ha, I missed that! Is it on satellite, too?

Yeah that seems to be the to go to music channel now. I think they even have a classics slots once a week or something.

The times MTV were real game changers with Weird Al, Beavis & Butthead, Celebrity Deathmatch etc. are long gone though.


#850

There are more than one MTV channels. The one called MTV is now everything but music.
Luckly there’s MTV 100% music and MTV hits channels, which are as good as the old times.


#851

Yes, via the Astra satellite system. I don’t know which cable providers are offering MTV too.
(btw: VIVA will be closed at the end of the year.)

Yep, for example a very good 80s slot. :slight_smile:

And they had unique VJs with great shows (in Europe “Most Wanted”, “Greatest Hits”, etc.)

We have a similar situation here, but only the “classic” MTV is free. For the other channels you have to pay. (Actually I don’t know where you can subscribe them - AFAIK they are not on Sky anymore…)


#852

Oh yeah, I think I heard that.


#853

While zapping on YouTube, some time ago, I stumbled in this version of the popular song “Stairway To Heaven”. It hit me because of the very young age of its performer.

I want to re-listen it today, because a young kid is the symbol of the future to build up, to grow, step by step, like a stairway, to the Heaven.


#854

Today I feel nostalgic of the nineties. Maybe it’s because the meeting with David and Annie is approaching, but I can’t avoid remembering those golden years, the nineties.
And back then (in 1996), there was this song called “2030”, in which the singer tried to imagine how would have been the world, in the year 2030.
I transcript the lyrics, translated in English.
Enjoy.

English lyrics

The year is 2030, and I find that I’m almost sixty years old,
my goatee is gray and I am with no hair,
and Ambra is the first female president (uh uh)

The sky almost can not be seen anymore
You can go out only with the gas mask
on the bus there is the business class
and to enter the church (uh uh) must use the pass

We now only talk via the internet
and the parliament has its headquarters in Hammamet
there are shootings in the subway
there is the customs between the north and the south
but everyone gets dressed Dolce & Gabbana

And my mind flies back fast to before 2000
many years ago
when you were in time, not now, and besides there was hip hop, so…

So much nostalgia of the nineties
when the world was the ark and we were Noah
it was difficult but not impossible
we did not know where and how but we still knew why
there were those who wanted to, there were those who were together,
there were those who still loved despite the evil,
music was music, I remember, music
music was music, music

We are in the year 2030, they control television and radio
there is an audio censorship committee
they evaluate, they decide, what is yes, what is no,

they give us harmless music after testing
they give us Sanremo, Baudo still presents
with flowers and spectacular scenery
this year Bossi won, who came back to sing

The year is 2030
Italy has sold the colosseum to France
Venice sinks, 2030 and everyday a bomb explodes
2030 and we are airless
but there is plenty of hate
first they divided north and south, then city and city,
and think,
now everyone is closed in his own room
the intolerance dance, there is no hope, (oh)

So much nostalgia of the nineties
when the world was the ark and we were Noah
it was difficult but not impossible
we did not know where and how but we still knew why
there were those who wanted to, there were those who were together,
there were those who still loved despite the evil,
music was music, I remember, music
music was music, music

This is the year 2030, here those who think are in the minority
but it does not matter, you do not need anymore (uh uh)

2030 indifference is a virtue
cybernauts do a TV show
the liberators beat up bums in the name of Jesus (uh uh)
the national anthem sounds like a funeral march
virtual sex is healthier because there is one
virus that is taken by sweat, and you die in ninety hours,
the HIV in comparison looks like a cold
it’s an escaped war experiment and the result is that nobody makes love anymore

and I am outlawed as I speak of this
because I think about when we could even stop it
now it’s too late for a pirate poet, who hopes in memories and has

So much nostalgia of the nineties
when the world was the ark and we were Noah
it was difficult but not impossible
we did not know where and how but we still knew why
there were those who wanted to, there were those who were together,
there were those who still loved despite the evil,
music was music, I remember, music
music was music, music

So much nostalgia of the nineties
when the world was the ark and we were Noah
it was difficult but not impossible
we did not know where and how but we still knew why
there were those who wanted to, there were those who were together,
there were those who still loved despite the evil,
music was music, I remember, music
music was music, music


#855

I really liked 2030 when I was a kid, now that I’m older I’m pretty scared. I mean, not only because 2030 (the year) is closer to today than 2030 (the song), but also because some of the “prophecies” completely changed in meaning.

For example, Ambra as president was meant to be laughable, but it’s way better than what we have now.


#856

in 12 years, she will enter in politics… just wait… :smiley:

Anyway, the part in which they say:
“[…] first they divided north and south, then city and city,
and think, now everyone is closed in his own room, the intolerance dance”

…is nowadays almost real :frowning:


#857

I remember that at the time the whole “north/south” secession was pretty strong.

Now Italy’s all united against a new enemy: foreigners :stuck_out_tongue: