I Want My MTV

I Want My MTV
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Author: Rob Tannenbaum,Craig Marks
Pages: 592
ISBN: 9781101526415
Release: 2011-10-27
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Remember When All You Wanted Was Your MTV? The perfect gift for the music fan or child of the eighties in your life. Named One of the Best Books of 2011 by NPR – Spin - USA Today – CNBC - Pitchfork - The Onion - The Atlantic - The Huffington Post – VEVO - The Boston Globe - The San Francisco Chronicle Remember the first time you saw Michael Jackson dance with zombies in "Thriller"? Diamond Dave karate kick with Van Halen in "Jump"? Tawny Kitaen turning cartwheels on a Jaguar to Whitesnake's "Here I Go Again"? The Beastie Boys spray beer in "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party)"? Axl Rose step off the bus in "Welcome to the Jungle"? It was a pretty radical idea-a channel for teenagers, showing nothing but music videos. It was such a radical idea that almost no one thought it would actually succeed, much less become a force in the worlds of music, television, film, fashion, sports, and even politics. But it did work. MTV became more than anyone had ever imagined. I Want My MTV tells the story of the first decade of MTV, the golden era when MTV's programming was all videos, all the time, and kids watched religiously to see their favorite bands, learn about new music, and have something to talk about at parties. From its start in 1981 with a small cache of videos by mostly unknown British new wave acts to the launch of the reality-television craze with The Real World in 1992, MTV grew into a tastemaker, a career maker, and a mammoth business. Featuring interviews with nearly four hundred artists, directors, VJs, and television and music executives, I Want My MTV is a testament to the channel that changed popular culture forever.

I Want My MTV

I Want My MTV
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Author: Rob Tannenbaum,Craig Marks
Pages: 542
ISBN: 9780452298569
Release: 2012
Editor: Plume Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Presents the first decade of the MTV network, developing from a radical programming concept to a defining network for a generation and a force in the worlds of music, television, sports, fashion, and politics.

I Want My MTV

I Want My MTV
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Author: Craig Marks,Rob Tannenbaum
Pages: 608
ISBN: 0525952306
Release: 2011
Editor: Dutton Adult

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Presents the first decade of the MTV network, developing from a radical programming concept to a defining network for a generation and a force in the worlds of music, television, sports, fashion, and politics.

Why I still Want My MTV Music Video and Aesthetic Communication

Why I  still  Want My MTV   Music Video and Aesthetic Communication
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Author: Kevin Williams
Pages: 298
ISBN: UOM:39015057015979
Release: 2003
Editor: Hampton Press (NJ)

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book responds to and elaborates on significant questions concerning the imagery and music in music videos, and proposes a new way of considering music video. It is written in the spirit of communicology and cultural studies: that is, the ways that the products of human communication reveal specific ""structures"" of communication and consciousness are studied. These structures of communication reveal much about the way a culture is aware of the world. Rather than providing another interpretation of the meaning of music video, the author seeks instead to provide an explication of music video that is more concerned with what can be called their presentational value and ability to bring to expression, through technology, a cultural vision of human perceptual experience. Music video, it is argued, does not merely present itself, but makes present important aspects of communicative experience, embodiment, technology and the world.

VJ

VJ
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Author: Nina Blackwood,Mark Goodman,Alan Hunter,Martha Quinn
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781451678130
Release: 2019-05-14
Editor: Atria Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In this “highly entertaining snapshot of a wild-frontier moment in pop culture” (Rolling Stone), discover the wild and explosive true story of the early years of MTV directly from the original VJs. Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter, and Martha Quinn (along with the late J. J. Jackson) had front-row seats to a cultural revolution—and the hijinks of pop music icons like Adam Ant, Cyndi Lauper, Madonna, and Duran Duran—as the first VJs on the fledgling network MTV. From partying with David Lee Roth to flying on Bob Dylan’s private jet, they were on a breakneck journey through a music revolution. Boing beyond the compelling behind the scenes tales of this unforgettable era, VJ is also a coming-of-age story about the 1980s, its excesses, controversies, and everything in between. “At last—the real inside story of the MTV explosion that rocked the world, in all its giddy excess, from the video pioneers who saw all the hair, drugs and guitars up close. VJ is the wild, hilarious, addictive tale of how one crazy moment changed pop culture forever” (Rob Sheffield, New York Times bestselling author).

I Want My Hat Back

I Want My Hat Back
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Author: Jon Klassen
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9780763696757
Release: 2016-10-25
Editor: Candlewick Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2011! A picture-book delight by a rising talent tells a cumulative tale with a mischievous twist. Features an audio read-along! The bear’s hat is gone, and he wants it back. Patiently and politely, he asks the animals he comes across, one by one, whether they have seen it. Each animal says no, some more elaborately than others. But just as the bear begins to despond, a deer comes by and asks a simple question that sparks the bear’s memory and renews his search with a vengeance. Told completely in dialogue, this delicious take on the classic repetitive tale plays out in sly illustrations laced with visual humor-- and winks at the reader with a wry irreverence that will have kids of all ages thrilled to be in on the joke.

Money for Nothing

Money for Nothing
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Author: Straits Dire
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0920715605
Release: 1996
Editor: Institute of Public Administration of Canada

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Money for Nothing

Money for Nothing
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Author: Saul Austerlitz
Pages: 250
ISBN: UOM:39015066886188
Release: 2007
Editor: Continuum International Publishing Group

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Tells the history of the music video, delving into its origins, function, stars, motifs, genres, conventions, and masterpieces. The author sees the music video as a fascinating oddity, capable of packing great wit, emotion, and insight into its brief span." - publisher.

I Want My Mtv Back

I Want My Mtv Back
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Author: Russell Corey
Pages: 264
ISBN: 1977031781
Release: 2018-01-30
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Do you remember when MTV used to actually play music videos? I WANT MY MTV BACK is a totally eighties novel about high school during the Reagan Years.

I Just Want My Pants Back

I Just Want My Pants Back
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Author: David J. Rosen
Pages: 226
ISBN: 9780767927949
Release: 2007
Editor: Broadway

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Twenty-something Jason Strider lives a directionless life in New York City--with a tiny West Village apartment, a boring job as a receptionist at a casting agency, and no idea what to do with his life--and spends his time getting stoned or drunk, partying with friends, and searching for ways to get laid, in the story of a young man in search of love, meaning, and a good time. A first novel. Original. 30,000 first printing.

Inside MTV

Inside MTV
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Author: R. Serge Denisoff
Pages: 380
ISBN: 9781351512374
Release: 2017-09-04
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

MTV is the third major breakthrough in music broadcasting, and the first since the late 1960s. ""Top Forty"" radio was initiated in the 1950s, and along with ""free form"" or ""progressive"" rock molded rock music exposure for nearly twenty years. Many observers credit MTV with resurrecting the music industry from the throes of the Great Depression of 1979. Few would dispute its impact on contemporary film, fashion, and radio.Inside MTV examines the world of cablecasting, the evolution of WASEC, MTV, VH-1, and some of their competitors. The strategies, personalities, promotions, and the contents that placed MTV on the road to its dominant position are described. The many controversies surrounding the channel are thoroughly detailed, and a good deal of the misinformation on the subject is corrected.It is a mere five years since MTV began as the third of four Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment Company (WASEC) channels, created by two of America's largest conglomerates. Since then, it has become a major force. Before MTV was conceived the relationship between television and rock music was weak, at best. As the new partnership .developed, a story of genius, luck, and discrimination began to unfold, and a corporate innovation of major proportions and psychodemographic success emerged.MTV is now the most profitable 24-hour cable outlet beamed from a satellite. It reaches 30.8 million households. How all this happened is chronicled in this major new book from a leading authority on the American music business.

Heyday

Heyday
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Author: Kurt Andersen
Pages: 640
ISBN: 9781588365811
Release: 2007-03-06
Editor: Random House

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Heyday is a brilliantly imagined, wildly entertaining tale of America’s boisterous coming of age–a sweeping panorama of madcap rebellion and overnight fortunes, palaces and brothels, murder and revenge–as well as the story of a handful of unforgettable characters discovering the nature of freedom, loyalty, friendship, and true love. In the middle of the nineteenth century, modern life is being born: the mind-boggling marvels of photography, the telegraph, and railroads; a flood of show business spectacles and newspapers; rampant sex and drugs and drink (and moral crusades against all three); Wall Street awash with money; and giddy utopian visions everywhere. Then, during a single amazing month at the beginning of 1848, history lurches: America wins its war of manifest destiny against Mexico, gold is discovered in northern California, and revolutions sweep across Europe–sending one eager English gentleman off on an epic transatlantic adventure. . . . Amid the tumult, aristocratic Benjamin Knowles impulsively abandons the Old World to reinvent himself in New York, where he finds himself embraced by three restless young Americans: Timothy Skaggs, muckraking journalist, daguerreotypist, pleasure-seeker, stargazer; the fireman Duff Lucking, a sweet but dangerously damaged veteran of the Mexican War; and Duff’s dazzling sister Polly Lucking, a strong-minded, free thinking actress (and discreet part-time prostitute) with whom Ben falls hopelessly in love. Beckoned by the frontier, new beginnings, and the prospects of the California Gold Rush, all four set out on a transcontinental race west–relentlessly tracked, unbeknownst to them, by a cold-blooded killer bent on revenge. A fresh, impeccable portrait of an era startlingly reminiscent of our own times, Heyday is by turns tragic and funny and sublime, filled with bona fide heroes and lost souls, visionaries (Walt Whitman, Charles Darwin, Alexis de Tocqueville) and monsters, expanding horizons and narrow escapes. It is also an affecting story of four people passionately chasing their American dreams at a time when America herself was still being dreamed up–an enthralling, old-fashioned yarn interwoven with a bracingly modern novel of ideas. "In this utterly engaging novel, the author of Turn of the Century brings 19th-century America vividly to life . . . While this is a long book, it moves quickly, with historical detail that's involving but never a drag on the action; the characters are beautifully drawn. A terrific book; highly recommended." –Library Journal "Heyday is fuled by manic energy, fanatical research, and a wicked sense of humor.... It's a joyful, wild gallop through a joyful, wild time to be an American." -Vanity Fair

Hollywood is everywhere

Hollywood is everywhere
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Author: Melis Behlil
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9789048524976
Release: 2016-07-05
Editor: Amsterdam University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Hollywood has a long tradition of bringing in emigre directors from around the world, dating back to the silent era. Today, as the film industry is ever more global, the people who make blockbuster movies seemingly reflect this tradition, hailing from many countries across the world. But that fact hides a fundamental difference, one that Melis Behlil examines in Hollywood is Everywhere: today's Hollywood studios are themselves transnational, with ownership structures and financial arrangements that stretch far beyond the borders of the United States. Seen in that context, today's international directors are less analogous to the emigre talent of the past than to ordinary transnational employees of other major global corporations.

This Day in Music

This Day in Music
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Author: Neil Cossar
Pages: 399
ISBN: 1849385432
Release: 2010
Editor: Omnibus Press& Schirmer Trade Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Based on the massively popular Web site thisdayinmusic.com, this extraordinary day-by-day diary recounts the musical firsts and lasts, blockbuster albums and chart-topping tunes, and other significant happenings on each of the 365 days 0f the year.

MTV Ruled the World

MTV Ruled the World
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Author: Greg Prato
Pages: 476
ISBN: 0578071975
Release: 2010
Editor: Lulu.com

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

There have been few times in modern music history that an instant shift in how we listen to - and view - music has occurred. However, the launch of MTV on August 1, 1981, was certainly one such occurrence. Instantly, music fans were now "listening with their eyes" rather than relying solely on their ears. 'MTV Ruled the World: The Early Years of Music Video' is the first book to focus solely on the channel's important building-block years, specifically from the channel's launch to when MTV's original group of VJs left the channel. Comprised of over 70 all-new interviews ("Weird Al" Yankovic, Daryl Hall, John Oates, Joe Elliott, Phil Collen, Rob Halford, Stewart Copeland, Rick Springfield, Jerry Casale, Geddy Lee, Ann Wilson, Chuck D, Alan Hunter, Nina Blackwood, etc.), the book is not only an eye-opening account of the early years of MTV, but also of the music industry, important music developments/events, and the "Big '80s" in general.

MTV Uncensored

MTV Uncensored
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Author: Jacob Hoye,David P. Levin,Stuart Cohn
Pages: 274
ISBN: STANFORD:36105111781808
Release: 2001
Editor: MTV Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Includes performers, performances, and comments on both.

Mad World

Mad World
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Author: Lori Majewski,Jonathan Bernstein
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781613126660
Release: 2014-04-15
Editor: Abrams

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Mad World is a highly entertaining oral history that celebrates the New Wave music phenomenon of the 1980s via new interviews with 35 of the most notable artists of the period. Each chapter begins with a discussion of their most popular song but leads to stories of their history and place in the scene, ultimately painting a vivid picture of this colorful, idiosyncratic time. Mixtape suggestions, fashion sidebars, and quotes from famous contemporary admirers help fill out the fun. Participants include members of Duran Duran, New Order, The Smiths, Tears for Fears, Adam Ant, Echo and the Bunnymen, Devo, ABC, Spandau Ballet, A Flock of Seagulls, Thompson Twins, and INXS.

The Kennedy Chronicles

The Kennedy Chronicles
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Author: Kennedy
Pages: 326
ISBN: 9781250017475
Release: 2013-07-30
Editor: Macmillan

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Kennedy's off-the-wall memoir reliving the pop music and the madness as an MTV VJ in the 1990s "I am Kennedy from MTV, and no matter where I go someone has a story to tell me about the time we grew up together." Known to millions simply by her middle name, Kennedy helped bring the cutting edge of culture into our living rooms during the 1990s through her outrageous segments as an MTV VJ, host of Alternative Nation, and on-the-spot correspondent for MTV News. She interviewed everyone from fame-averse Seattle rock musicians to vapid celebrities and politicians, asking the taboo questions no one else would as she navigated between true artists and phony poseurs. In The Kennedy Chronicles, she gives us a backstage pass at the last golden years of the cable network that defined a generation. As only Kennedy can, she takes us back to unforgettable moments such as Nirvana's seminal performance on MTV Unplugged, the unbridled bacchanalia of the MTV Beach House and Woodstock '94 festival, and the game-changing "Rock the Vote" campaign. We read of priceless moments--on and off set--with such performers as Bjork, Pearl Jam, Weezer, No Doubt, Nine Inch Nails, Radiohead, Oasis, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. And Kennedy dishes on behind-the-scenes antics with MTV colleagues including Jon Stewart, Bill Bellamy, Kurt Loder, and Tabitha Soren. Straddling the line between witness and participant, Kennedy recounts a blitz of surreal encounters: Dragging Stewart to a strip club. Getting naked with Jenny McCarthy. Playing dice on the men's room floor with Michael Jordan. Wrestling with Trent Reznor. Taking "Puck" Rainey from The Real World to church--and living to regret it. Making out in a coffin with Dave Navarro. Dodging calls from Courtney Love. Serving as John Rzeznik's muse for the Goo Goo Dolls hit song "Name." And there was that...incident...with New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani at the Video Music Awards. Finally, Kennedy intersperses her riotous narrative with priceless, candid interviews with Navarro, Henry Rollins, Billy Corgan, Pat Smear of Nirvana, Matt Cameron of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam, former VJ John Sencio, and more. In her characteristically edgy and irreverent voice, Kennedy delivers a juicy and revealing narrative perfect for Gen X and beyond--and for anyone who wants to know what really went on at MTV.

Experiencing Music Video

Experiencing Music Video
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Author: Carol Vernallis
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9780231508452
Release: 2004-06-16
Editor: Columbia University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Music videos have ranged from simple tableaux of a band playing its instruments to multimillion dollar, high-concept extravaganzas. Born of a sudden expansion in new broadcast channels, music videos continue to exert an enormous influence on popular music. They help to create an artist's identity, to affect a song's mood, to determine chart success: the music video has changed our idea of the popular song. Here at last is a study that treats music video as a distinct multimedia artistic genre, different from film, television, and indeed from the songs they illuminate—and sell. Carol Vernallis describes how verbal, musical, and visual codes combine in music video to create defining representations of race, class, gender, sexuality, and performance. The book explores the complex interactions of narrative, settings, props, costumes, lyrics, and much more. Three chapters contain close analyses of important videos: Madonna's "Cherish," Prince's "Gett Off," and Peter Gabriel's "Mercy St."

The Meaning of Mariah Carey

The Meaning of Mariah Carey
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Author: Mariah Carey
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781250164698
Release: 2020-09-29
Editor: Andy Cohen Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller The global icon, award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, actress, mother, daughter, sister, storyteller, and artist finally tells the unfiltered story of her life in The Meaning of Mariah Carey It took me a lifetime to have the courage and the clarity to write my memoir. I want to tell the story of the moments - the ups and downs, the triumphs and traumas, the debacles and the dreams, that contributed to the person I am today. Though there have been countless stories about me throughout my career and very public personal life, it’s been impossible to communicate the complexities and depths of my experience in any single magazine article or a ten-minute television interview. And even then, my words were filtered through someone else’s lens, largely satisfying someone else’s assignment to define me. This book is composed of my memories, my mishaps, my struggles, my survival and my songs. Unfiltered. I went deep into my childhood and gave the scared little girl inside of me a big voice. I let the abandoned and ambitious adolescent have her say, and the betrayed and triumphant woman I became tell her side. Writing this memoir was incredibly hard, humbling and healing. My sincere hope is that you are moved to a new understanding, not only about me, but also about the resilience of the human spirit. Love, Mariah