Whether it’s to wile away the minutes during a particularly robust pre-game sesh, or in an attempt to osmotically induce the bacchanal-spirit during a party-lull; cinema is a natural catalyst for inciting debaucherous impulses. Hollywood is rife with films detailing, exploring, and championing decadence in all forms, yet the true gems are defined by their capacity to amplify one’s own nocturnal ambitions. By elevating one’s own desire to rage, a true masterpiece of party cinema can synergistically coax further mayhem from the embers of an otherwise nondescript evening.
It's pretty hard to imagine what the world was like before MTV - or MTV Music Television, as it was so lovingly called - came into our lives. They dropped the latter part last year 2010 (our 80s & 90s hearts still hurt with that). Nonetheless, even though there are several bones to pick, happy birthday, MTV!
Earlier today at midnight, the network re-aired its debut television broadcast, Moonman and all. Along with its premiere in August 1, 1981 came the very first music video shown in the channel: The Buggles - "Video Killed the Radio Star". From that point on, millions of viewers were in love. Nonstop flow of music videos and series of live concert performances charged the then-young television network, sparking the interest of bored teenagers and angst-ridden music lovers. You didn't care if the videos were a bit on the low-budget side, the music was incredible and (finally!) there was a place on television that gave younger generations a voice!