Dan Cortese Is 45, Read A Book

What with Dan Cortese turning 45 today, this is as good a time as any to recommend Rob Tannenbaum and Craig Marks’ I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution, which will be out shortly in a revised paperback edition. I was down with a bad cold over Labor Day weekend and pretty much devoured this sucker; it looks long, but the oral history format makes everything easier to digest, and there were so many things in there that I had forgotten about; although, oddly, the name “John Norris” is never once mentioned. Anyway, you should totally get it. Also, again, Dan Cortese is 45 now. It might be time for all of us to take stock of our lives.