Try Not To Let The Irony Hit You All At Once

The launch of is good news, since now you can search, share, and embed music videos from the archives. The design and some of the images play on MTV's heyday, with ads featuring images of everything from Michael Jackson to the animated movers from Dire Straits' "Money for Nothing," but that's a good thing. It's like a constant reminder that, though MTV has always been about processing and selling and packaging pop, part of that used to be video-oriented. The site has the potential to be a higher-res YouTube, though it remains to be seen just how much content will be available. Still, I was heartened to find this clip just one short search away.Here's "Jagged," by Old 97's (or you can click through for a slightly larger version):

And what the hell, here's Ryan Adams' "New York, New York":