Parousia hears from MTV after submitting the infamous “Keep Running” video to MTV’s Basement Tapes Award Competition!
Yes, we almost made it onto MTV, back in the day when MTV was cutting edge and actually showed music videos! If you are older than dirt like us, you may remember the old “Basement Tapes” program that featured promising, up and coming, unsigned talent. Hey, that described Parousia in 1985!
So yes, we submitted our “Keep Running” video (which is funny now, but was actually less cheesy than a lot of popular videos of the time, and not bad considering we had no budget other than beg, borrow and steal), and it was accepted initially. But then came “the letter”, we got squeezed out of the airtime. Those bastards! Oh well, where is MTV now? Even less relevant to music than Parousia. See, if they had only featured our video, they would still be the market leader in breaking new music with bleeding edge technology today.
Here’s the letters, and some pictures of us just after receiving the deflating news. Don’t we look frazzled and pathetic? Send us a dollar. Or, better yet, link to ParousiaBuff.com from your website, facebook, twitter, or whatever. Aw, c’mon,help a brother out.