In the 80s, it was all about MTV. When it first started, MTV was all about playing music videos and it changed the face of music, literally – now we could see all of our fave musicians prancing around in wacky clips!
When I was growing up in the 80s, my sister and I were obsessed with music and music videos in particular. We used to get up early on weekends to watch Video Hits and RAGE (Aussie music programs) and we’d tape all of our favourite clips and play them back all day. That was just what you did then!
We were so obsessed, and just crazy enough, that when my Grandparents bought a video camera (not everyone had one back then!) and let us use it (well, my Dad had to use it – we weren’t allowed to touch it!), we naturally made our very own MTV.
Yes, there were costumes, there was singing and there was dancing. We did a countdown of parodies of popular songs with stupid replacement lyrics. We did an interview with our little sister as a Ninja Turtle. We even had our own MTV theme song.
Yes folks, this is all on tape. And a couple of years ago, my Grandma had them all transferred to DVD! Oh, the horror!