Corey Feldman Parties Harder at 35 than MTV at 25

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The more things change…the more they suck.

Today is MTV‘s 25th birthday…and the network that built itself on the backs of Generation Xers is turning its own back on this aged and decrepit demographic.

In an effort to maintain its cred as being hip (which is a laugh, since its website doesn’t even support Macs)…the network is keeping hush about its quarter-century mark. The reasoning is that MTV’s, like, audience was not, like, even born, like, you know, when the network, like, went on the air…and because, apparently, it would be uncool to associate the MTV of now with the MTV of their audience’s parents’.

Personally, I think MTV just doesn’t want to admit the obvious.

Twenty-five years ago…MTV was great. Today…MTV sucks.

Plus…how crappy is it that MTV can’t be so cutting edge that it embraces not just “Super Sweet Sixteens” and “Jackasses” but the 30- or 40- whatevers who still love and influence music…oh…and who made the network a success at the onset.

Pffttt…whatever, MTV.

For those who want to celebrate what MTV was and what it meant to an entire generation of music lovers…be sure to check out VH1 Classic at midnight tonight and at 9 a.m. on Aug. 5 to view the entire first day of MTV programming.

“Classic”…pffttt…whatever.

But where MTV is hiding its birthday candle light under a bushel…Corey Feldman has let his shine.

On July 16 Feldman turned 35 and he celebrated in a big way…with his band at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, California (pictured at top of post…complete with costume changes). On July 30, Feldman and “Truth Movement” premiered new songs from their forthcoming album as well as a selection of songs from their two previous albums.

Not only has Feldman starred in some of the greatest movies of all time (“Gremlins,” “The Goonies,” “Stand By Me,” “The Lost Boys,” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles“)…he has been around longer than MTV (his early works include “Mork & Mindy,” “Alice,” and “Eight Is Enough“) while having to overcome many of the same challenges that the network has faced over the years.

Both have been heavily involved in the movie industry…to date, Feldman has appeared in more than 100 feature films. They’ve both struggled with public controversies…Feldman has fought (and has currently won) his battle with drugs. Both have dabbled in reality television…Feldman was in the first cast of The Surreal Life. And both have had uncomfortable dealings with Michael Jackson…Feldman testified against Jackson during the King of Pop’s trial last year.

Yeah, Feldman is a trainwreck to watch…but so is MTV.

At least with Feldman…you can root for the underdog…for the tenacity of the human spirit. He may be on a constant downward spiral but, obviously, the guy is of the glass-half-full mentality…always on that self-imposed comeback…and always celebrating the Corey Feldman that was, is, and will always be.

I think the man himself said it best when he declared, “I’m more than an actor. I’m an icon, an industry.”

In honor of the feld-MAN…here are some of my all-time favorite on-screen Corey quips…enjoy.

Oh…and a belated happy birthday, Corey.

MTV…you can suck my big toe.

“If you try to stop us, or vamp out in any way, I’ll stake you without even thinking twice about it!”
— Edgar Frog, “The Lost Boys”

“Did your mother have any kids that lived?”
–Teddy Duchamp, “Stand By Me”

And probably the most profound…

“Yeah, but you know what? This one, this one right here. This was my dream, my wish. And it didn’t come true. So I’m taking it back. I’m taking them all back.”
–Clark ‘Mouth’ Devereaux, “The Goonies”

We can’t rewind, we’ve gone to far…my heart is broken.

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6 Responses to “Corey Feldman Parties Harder at 35 than MTV at 25”

  1. bamaborntxbred Says:

    I’ve asked this question before: If video killed the radio star. What or who killed the video star? (Because I ain’t seen a video in about 15 years.)

    I can’t believe you left out “Dream a Little Dream”. The last great Corey & Corey flick…sigh. I desperately miss the 80’s. Not my childhood…just the time period.

  2. TALK! Says:

    I agree. I don’t want to be a kid again…but I miss the fun of the 80s.

    Everyone takes themselves WAY too seriously now.

    I mean…”Pour Some Sugar On Me” already!

  3. bamaborntxbred Says:

    I wish I had a time machine and could experience the 80’s as an adult. I would party like it’s 1999!

    Music was more fun, movies were more fun….fashion was more fun.

  4. TALK! Says:

    So true.

    So. True.

    We need to rock this town, rock it inside out.

  5. bamaborntxbred Says:

    Everybody should be dancin’ in the streets.

  6. Tim Says:

    I saw Corey Feldman at a bar a few years ago. He got up on stage with the band that was playing and performed a horrible, horrible, rendition of “Wild Thing.” And he’s no more than 5 feet tall.

    But he was awesome in that one movie where he slept with Nicole Eggert. That was him, right?

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