TVV turns 13 years old today.

30 September 2006 saw the first ever posting on the old blog which lasted till 24 July 2013 when Google/Blogger nuked it out of existence after 2,313 postings. Later that same day, like some sort of mythical being which gives you nightmares in fables or provides faith in religious writings, it rose from the dead and called itself T(n)VV and today’s is the 2,354 on the resurrected effort.

I’ve used all my fingers and toes and so it would seem that all told, that’s 4,667 posts all in, albeit there’s been a few repeats over the years and, of course, I can’t take the credit for everything as there have been hundreds of magnificent guest postings without which the place would have ground to a halt.

Even more ridiculous is the fact that the current blog has attracted almost 13,000 comments and while I don’t have the ability to count up how many were left behind over at the old place, I think it’s a fair assumption that there have been the equivalent of at least 20,000 letters to the editor up till now, and not too many have been of the disgruntled variety.

As I was reminded the other day, teenager is just another word for adolescent, and that many societies have some sort of formal ceremony to mark this stage in life. You lot will have to make do with a few relevant song titles:-

mp3 : The Undertones – Teenage Kicks
mp3 : X-Ray Spex – Germ-Free Adolescents
mp3 : The Delgados – Thirteen Gliding Principles
mp3 : Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers – I’m Not a Juvenile Delinquent
mp3 : Sweet – Teenage Rampage
mp3 : Johnny Cash – Thirteen
mp3 : Teenage Fanclub – Everything Flows



  1. Fantastic achievement. Having had a go myself, recognise how hard it can be to keep going . Thanks for all the fantastic posts

  2. I’m sort of sorry that Seventeen by Sex Pistols hasn’t made the list, but the subtitle of (I’m A Lazy Sod) doesn’t quite fit. many Happy Returns!

  3. I enjoy this blog very very much. Never thought I’d be checking a music blog almost daily in 2019, but here we are. Well done!

  4. Well done JC, a massive achievement. The only/best disgruntled letter to the editor fro memory was ‘this blog continues to decline’. Which is clearly untrue.

  5. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Happy 13th JC. You are the center of our corner of the blogosphere, we all revolve around T(n)VV and we soak up your rays!

  6. If we’re doing Teenage songs, how about Teenage Winter by St Etienne. It’s about being middle-aged. . .

  7. TVV is so good. Practically the last music blog I still look at daily. Long may you reign!!!!!!!

  8. Congratulations! Sorry it’s late, playing catch up after being away in the Canadian Rockies with erratic wifi. The point is that I have read very article posted while I was away and feel it a worthwhile and rewarding exercise. Long may it continue!

  9. Sorry it’s late but sending big congrats for your 13th – and daily posting too, have no idea how you manage it but very glad you do!

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