How pitiful is it that the only way to reliably get your music played on MTV is to buy a 30-second commercial spot and play a clip from your video during that 30 seconds? I’ve seen the commercial for that one Evanescence album several times, though I’ve only seen the actual video once, and that happened to be during a very rare moment when MTV was actually playing videos. I remember, back in junior high school, when I’d return home after school and watch the top 20 (Guns-N-Roses, baby)–back when they played actual music–and most of that was white-people music. And after the top 20, they played even more music–there was no such thing as The Real World, or any of the other real shit that they show now. Now, during the unlikely event that they’re playing videos, it’s 50% likely that it’ll be rap or hip-hop, most of which is trash. Who are they catering to? Sure, it seems like younger people are even more stupid than when I was that age, but do they really like Missy Elliott and N*Stync? This world is going to hell.