the mtv video music awards were all over tv tonight. and, as you can gather from the title of this post, i didn't think much of it. of course i ended up watching most of the goddamn thing anyway just to see if something good would gonna happen or to catch chris rock's little comments. but aside from justin winning for the beautiful "cry me a river" or missy actually racking up awards left and right for "work it" (and rightly taking timbaland up with them to give him his props), nothing really happened. 50 cent and eminem were the expected winners of the night and thus, as it is with every year, we are left with a bunch of lame scripted nomination intros between "celebs" that have albums or movies coming out in the next month (btw, september 23rd is gonna be loaded with music releases). we didn't learn anything new - aside for the fact that britney still can't sing live (who the fuck thought of putting her up against live christina, for christ's sake?) and that a lesbian kiss can actually be passé and the least controversial thing you can do on television (who'da thought?).
ps. oh yeah, and to cap things off, metallica does a medley for mtv's 20 years on the air. it contains snippets of exactly 4 songs. yeah, you read that right - 4 songs. and that's including last year's "seven nation army" by the white stripes.
that's a pretty well-rounded medley, wouldn't ya say?
oh, and then they go into their new single with all the blandness only they can muster.
Posted by Sam | 11:21 PM