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What ever happened to 120 minutes on MTV

Old 10-02-01, 03:56 PM
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What ever happened to 120 minutes on MTV

When did this get cancelled? MTV nowadays really has gone downhill in terms of music. I have to watch MuchMusic now to see any sort of indie/alt videos.
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Old 10-02-01, 04:18 PM
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120 Minutes itself seemed to go downhill at some point during the mid-'90s. I don't specifically recall exactly when it went off air.

I hope episodes of Post Modern MTV show up on DVD at some point; that would be great. I've rented highlight videos of The Cutting Edge -- talk about taking it back.
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The same thing that happened to the rest of eMpTV. It got down on its knees and begged for the life of music, then willingly orally serviced big media company congolmerates.

There actually was a mythical time when I could watch that show and discover cool new music. Those days are gone and probably will never come back.
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Yeah, when Blur's video for "Chemical World" premiered on 120 minutes that was my introduction to the band and the many Brit pop bands that followed.
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I think 120 Minutes might be on M2 now. I'm not sure, because I don't get M2.
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Old 10-12-01, 01:43 PM
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Originally posted by skar
I think 120 Minutes might be on M2 now. I'm not sure, because I don't get M2.
you are correct
120 Minutes now comes on MTV2 (not sure of the day or time)
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Old 10-12-01, 02:32 PM
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Gee - airing "120 Minutes" on MTV2 might be a good thing if more than, say, 5% of the cable companies in the country carried the damn network.

I'd gladly sacrifice the regular MTV for MTV2. In a heartbeat.
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Old 10-12-01, 07:32 PM
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They decided that they needed more crappy teen soaps and bad game shows.

Like everyone else said, check MTV2 if you can. You may need a dish though.
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They stopped it because Matt Pinfield quit his job at MTV. It seems that it is back now, but I can't confirm if Pinfield is hosting on mtv2. I just know that he was really pissed off about the direction modern pop was going and how MTV was handling the station. He was one of the only vj's who was really about the music.
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Old 10-17-01, 10:26 PM
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I'm pretty sure MTV2 runs 120 minutes on Sunday from 8-10, and then maybe again at some point in the middle of the night like they used to. I try to catch it when I can, and don't seem to think they have any host really. Maybe Jancee Dunn? Anyway, I caught the new Beulah video on it last week, that was a pleasant surprise. And some old Big Audio Dynamite song that I can't remember. So at least it seems like they may be playing a decent mix of old and new. Frankly, I'm pretty glad Matt Pinfield isn't around anymore. He might have known a lot, but my god, what a brown-noser.
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I'd suggest taking advantage of one of the many deals on a DirecTV dish that are out there. You'll end up saving over cable in the long run anyways and you won't have to put up with the still ridiculous idea of "asking your local cable company to carry ___". I remeber the days when i had cable and i'd actually bother to call asking for a particular channel. Yup, they could give a rat's arse. Cable is, was and always will be a joke.

MTV2 has slowly degenerated as well from when it first premeired. Back when it first premeired the entire channel was a decent mix of old videos, alternative 90's, brit pop, some progressive rap, and a few top 10 stuff. Nowadays it is the same rap,R&b, and nu-metal videos played ad-naseum with some occasional good videos and guest D.J.'s. I havent really tuned in for some time now but if 120 minutes is on, I think i'll have me a look.

And if you still don't like what's playing on MTV2., sattelitte also carries BBC America which manages quite well to satisfy my brit rock needs quite well with Later With Jools Holland which airs several days a week with 1 new episode per week. You usually see the likes of blur, Suede, Supergrass, Pulp, The verve, oasis and the like along with acts such as Bowie, Van Morrison, Lenny Kravitz and such performing live.

Pinfield was decent as a V.J. I can't fault his passion and knowledge of rock history and his tastes. Sure, he could be easily mocked and he did tend to brow nose (i'd say idolize instead) his guests. Still, it beats that TRL guy any day.

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