Free-Form Sunday so I’ll jump into the MTV thing. When it first came out I had been living as a Mountain Man so, as I didn’t have electricity (!), I sure as hell didn’t have cable. But I then moved to Tokyo (with lots of electricity !! and the neon that goes with it) and, on the very first morning in my new neighborhood, came across a sign for the Peppermint Cafe and a declaration that it had MTV videos. So that’s where I first saw it (Neil Young and the Shocking Pinks ‘Wondering’, Billy Idol ‘Rebel Yell’ etc). The Master (who became my good friend) would receive videotaped MTV programming sent by a friend of his in L.A. I was enamored with it initially but was looking more for what Mark describes above (bands playing live). This would have been 1983? I think. (Yes, I just checked the Shocking Pinks song. August 1983. I started at Sophia University in September ‘83.) Then, later, Japanese tv had a show called ‘Best Hit USA’ that played the videos. Anyway, I was burnt out within two years (Live Aid time frame) and found myself completely disinterested in music videos. So from mid-85 it was back to records.