Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Would You Think Any Less Of Me If I Admitted To REALLY Fucking Loving PM Dawn??

Dear Everyone, ***

I've spent the better part of the past 48 hours deep in the heart of MTV's newest site:

If you've yet to check this out:

a. what is your fucking problem?
b. you are so *not* cutting edge
c. do it now, or I'll never speak to you again

As far as I'm concerned, this is the best thing to happen to me since marijuana Sarah Palin joined the Republican ticket. MTVM is comprised of most every single worthwhile music video to ever run across your flatscreen in like the history of ever. Most shockingly, the site is beautiful AND easy to use.

There are videos here that literally take me back to Gulf Middle school in Cape Coral, Florida circa 1985 and, quite frankly, I've never had much of a desire to return to that time and/or place. But something about Arrested Development's Tennessee, for ex., manages to bring me back with a hazy, only midly melancholy edge that *almost* allows me to forget the tragic, daily hellishness that was my middle school experience.

But nothing, and I repeat NOTHING on this tasty little morsel of MTV dub dub dub takes me back faster than this PM Dawn jam. I was positive that this song would have major implications on the successful outcome of my life. I was sure I would lose my virginity to it...and that boys would one day be making me mix-tapes on which this song would be included. I think I even fantasized about this song being played at my wedding, though under what circumstance I am unsure (last dance of the night?).

As such, I took the release of this video VERY fucking seriously. I made it my mission to sit my ass in front of the TV as much as humanly possible in the hopes that I would be lucky enough to be staring upwards at the very moment MTV would make all my fuckin dreams come true by playing (just one more time, please!!) "Set Adrift On Memory Bliss" just for me.

Despite the fact that I watched this vid again and again, I loved this song so much I didn't even think PM Dawn's outfits were the least bit retarded. And though I had no clue what a "neutron fan" was, I wanted to be one. Badly.

In my crazy, fucked up fourteen-year-old mind, this song "completed me," in a way I had never been completed before.

The fact that I loved this song so much, I thought, reflected on the sort of person I was in the world...and that person was way more fucking cool than I was.

Le sigh.

As if confessing all this shit online in front of thousands hundreds tens of strangers wasn't embarrassing enough, here's the kicker: I STILL LOVE THIS FUCKING SONG. Like totally, madly, deeply love it.

And, honestly: it's still completely fucking relevant! Christina Applegate happens to have another hit show right now (Samantha Who?), and its actually v. friggin good.

I'm literally sitting here playing this vid for like the 17th time today.

(Holy. DFA. Overshare)

"that's the way it goes...I guess"

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Anonymous said...

I LOVE THIS SONG OMG!!! Hi there, I found your site through blognigger and really love it, thanks for introducing me to the MTVmusic site!

Dear Famous A$$hole said...

@anon 7:26 There are waaay more vids where that one came from...enjoy! And thanks for the fab compliment, yo!

Cathie said...

Even though they were like 2 hit wonder. This song is one my favorites too!

Anonymous said...

The answer is no, but only because I love this song too. I also love their song Paperdoll. I sat by the radio back in those days waiting to hear Set Adrift. My friends and I even called in requests for it. But I think the more important thing about your post is you've just reminded us all of the sad fact that MTV no longer plays music videos. Well, unless you get up at 4:00 a.m. to watch them. But who knows. Maybe with my cheapo cable plan that's included in my building, I'm not sophisticated enough to get MTV Ocho where they still play videos.