The Horror Honeys: Horror TV Tuesday Jam ~ 'Video Killed the Radio Star'

Horror TV Tuesday Jam ~ 'Video Killed the Radio Star'



Video killed the radio star
In my mind and in my car
We can't rewind we've gone too far
Pictures came and broke your heart
Look I'll play my VCR


While there are MANY interpretations of how this song should be interpreted, the easiest way to look at it is from a TV generation point of view - being a part of the MTV generation I was OBSESSED with music videos to the point where a song would come on the radio, and I would instantly think of the video. It's truer today, when I would rather watch a YouTube video than actually listen to a song without the video - it's a function of our development though, isn't it? The auditory culture that was raised on radio broadcasts became the TV generation of the 50s and 60s, and now in 2014 we're used to being bombarded by visuals, we demand activities that reward multiple senses, and in their eternal wisdom, the TV gods giveth in abundance. ~HH