YMMV, but I don’t miss music videos at all! I was there, watching MTV when it first started (Video Killed the Radio Stars by The Buggles, IIRC), and I remember thinking, at the time, Man, this sucks! It never got any better, IMHO (discounting frequent glimpses of scantily clad women… I am always willing to look at women! )
I’d also like to point out that the “boy bands” and acts like Brittany Spears and Christine Aguilara (sp?) are a direct result of music videos, IMHO; MTV made flash and looks more important than actual talent or singing ability.
Anyways, if the music video is dead, I’m not too upset… good riddance!
[sup]The above is only MY opinion… it is not intended to reflect the views or policies of Astroboy14, Inc., any of its subsidiaries, or Astrofiance (who LOVES music videos). nor in any way intended to impugn the taste, or lack thereof, of any reader of this post. Any resemblance to the opinions held by real people, be they living or dead, is purely coincidental. No talentless pop-stars were harmed during the production of this post.[/sup]
BTW: Astrofiance and I knew we were soul-mates when, after years of dating and giving CDs as gifts, we were able to look each other in the eye and say, “You know, I love you… but your taste in music sucks!” How liberating that moment was! I no longer have to unwrap a present on my birthday, see that it is a Korean pop-music CD (IMHO, in every way JUST as bad as it sounds like it might be!), and feign thanks… and Astrofiance no longer has to unwrap classic rock CDs and pretend to be happy about it. I once gave her a copy of a Cream CD, and informed her that the guitarist was Eric Clapton (who she likes, based solely on Tears in Heaven). She was confused, “I didn’t know Eric Clapton was in a band!” I told her that he was, like 20 years ago… and her reaction was “You still listen to music that old??? Why?”