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From an early age, I was hooked on the work of Jim Henson. Ernie, Kermit, and all the rest have touched my life and influenced the way I live and how I see the world.
This book was a very in depth look into the worlds of Jim Henson from struggling to find a way to get into television, through to his trying to preserve what vision he had for his creations for the benefit of children throughout the world. This book is a fascinating behind the scenes look at the man who used his unique talent and skills to build an empire of family entertainment and amazing worlds put together for entertainment and education purposes.
Kirby Heyborne did a fantastic job with the narration. I could hear the muppet character voices in his performance. He really expressed the kindness of Jim Henson and the essence of his characters extremely well.
From before Sesame Street, to his dealings with Disney, if you have ever been a fan of his Muppets or shows or movies or anything that he has produced, this story of a gentle giant of television is well worth the time spent
I write short and to the point reviews. No sense of dragging on in something that you like or hate.
When I was growing up, we didn't get paid TV until the early 90's, so MTV wasn't so much apart of my childhood, but each week, I turned into MV3 with Richard Blade on channel 9 and watched my favorite videos. I can still remember watching Legs by ZZ Top for the very first time during my peak of my puberty. I still get semi erect when I watch that video to this day because you are only 13 once.
When my parents finally got paid TV, I would come home everyday and be glued to the idiot box and watch TRL. I absolutely loved that show. At the time, my favorite video was Are You That Somebody by the late artist, Aaliyah. She was so hot!!!
"I Want My MTV" is an awesome book. When I first started the audiobook, I was getting a bit annoyed because there must be a thousand names commenting their experience on the network. I was ready to rate the book poor, but as I kept listening, my internal jukebox started going off and soon I was humming the songs that they were referring to, like Duran Duran, Girls On Film.
I haven't watched MTV for well over a decade because they never show music videos anymore. Just because I'm a lot older now, it doesn't mean that I don't like new music. MTV and music videos was great because that is how I discovered new bands to rock out to. Now, there is no TV network for music videos.
Read this book and you will reignite your internal jukebox.