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August 20, 2010

On August 1, 1981, I rang the doorbell at a friend’s house. I hadn’t seem him in a few years and was really looking forward to this visit. The fact that I was 10 and had been completely in love with him for six years had little to do with it. He opened the door, grabbed my hand, and said, “Hurry up! MTV is about to start!” I had no clue what he was talking about. I was 10. I had been living out of the country for two years, and I was pop-culture ignorant. Video Killed the Radio Star