| Mike Nesmith's mother invented Liquid Paper. She
sold it to a Major Corporation, which marketed it. People concentrate
and inhale Liquid Paper fumes and get high and damage their brains.
Mike Nesmith invented MTV. He sold the idea to a Major Corporation, which
marketed it. People concentrate on MTV and damage their
brains worse than do some of the ones the ones who sniff Liquid Paper.
But this wonderful "video album", as Nesmith called it, represents what MTV
could have been, if he had developed it himself, instead of selling
the infant idea .
The three or four music videos scattered thru the show are uniformly wonderful;
i'm not sure whether i prefer "Cruisin'" (that's a Very Young Terry (Hulk) Hogan
wearing shades and a red Speedo as Sunset Sam) or "Rio" , but it's all good.
Of the comedy/surreal material, i think that my favourite piece is the "Elvis
Drugs" ad -- "Let's face it, running the world is a bitch, and they were
totally unprepared ... All Shook Uppers, Love Me Tenderisers and Blue Suede
A short-lived and virtually unknown teevee series, "Television Parts" which was
developed from this and sort of ran on NBC (i think) featured more of the
same; it was also available on VHS at one time and would be worth looking