Today January 19th is Martin Luther King, JR-day and MTV is having a 12 hour black and white broadcasting. The programming move is meant to promote #TheTalk initiative, encouraging viewers to discuss race with their friends and family. Interesting initiative from the classic music video channel. And of course a good thing if it can make people understand the stupidity of racism. Read about it on: MTV Marks MLK Day by Airing in Black and White
In 1984 U2 made a song about Martin Luther King, JR. The video was made in black and white but probably not to symbolize racial issues. Actually, the video isn’t at all about Martin Luther King, JR.
U2 is out with a new video “Invisible”. It’s a performance video but done with special technique creating lightning effects following the movements of the band and the audience. The song supports Bank of America and (RED) in the fight to deliver an AIDS free generation.
“All is quiet on New years day” – the classic lines from U2 comes into your mind on this, the first day of the year. The video was one of their first to see heavy rotation on MTV. It was filmed in Sälen, Sweden in December 1982. The four people riding on horseback in the video that appeared to be the four U2 members were in fact four Swedish teenage girls disguised as the members of U2.