For the past few weeks, MTV has been playing videos in the morning (I know, videos!) featuring past VMA winners, in anticipation of the 2010 Video Music Awards, which will be held Sept. 12.
I couldn’t really tell you what’s been going on with the VMAs in the past few years, except the disastrous Britney performance in ’07, but I do know that watching these videos in the a.m. is bringing back a lot of memories.
Here are two of my favorite VMA performances, both from 2000. Watching these brings me right back to my living room, perfecting all the moves so that I could showcase them at school dances. I know, I’m a loser, but you know what? People requested me to do these dances. The chant was something like, “Go White Girl!” I could have been on Glee!
Conan at the Wang. I know, that sounds funny. And you're 5.
If I had to create my own entertainment/music/comedy show, the end result would be something close to what Conan O’Brien did last night at the Wang Theater in Boston. What I assumed was going to be a few hours of stand-up from Coco (which would have still been amazing, because I love him) was actually an all-out party of songs, theatrics, silliness, and a little bit of Walker, Texas Ranger.
Let’s start from the beginning. Has anyone ever heard of Reggie Watts? Dude’s f’ing weird; a mix between Zach Galifianakis and Sky Blu from LMFAO. But in a world where a certain kind of comedy can get real old, real fast, Reggie Watts is bringing with him a new way of making people laugh. Part D.J., part imitator, part vocalist, Watts toed the line between making me laugh and seriously creeping me out. I loved it.