Sunday, October 7, 2007

Fly Viva

Does anybody remember how fantastic the german music-channel VIVA used to be? Of course you would have had to live in or nearby Germany to recieve the channel (or have it on cable or something).

Well nowadays all european countries have their own local MTV and at least one other local music tv station. And basically they are all the same! Back in the 90's they had their own individual profiles and in the mid 90's more than 50% of the videos on VIVA where Eurodance. Now you have to be lucky to find a House-video if you watch on a friday or saturday night. No matter which music station you watch.

Well, back to the music. When I lived at home we didn't have cable or anything. So I had to settle with the weekly music video show on national tv. But the first place I moved to on my own I had cable and both MTV and VIVA. I only lived there for half a year, but VIVA quickly became my favorite tv-station and I had it on almost 24/7.

I clearly remember two videos which was on absolutely powerplay on VIVA at that time. One was Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo "Wonderfull Days" and most vivid the second one which was Haddaway "Fly Away".

Both great tracks. And "Fly Away" is still one of my favorite Haddaway songs. By the way, did you known he is still doing music? Releasing new albums and doing concerts.

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