EMPTY V: The Legendary John Norris

September 7, 2009

John Norris might be one of the most recognizable faces to anyone who liked music during the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s. John had one of the longest-running VJ careers on MTV, and has incredible perspective on where we stand concerning pop-culture. His environmentalism, veganism, and massive, glitter-crusted Rolodex of important musicians spanning a quarter-century make his perspectives worth considering. I sat down with John recently at the Jivamukti Cafe in NYC to talk about the state of mass media, music, and his personal politics.

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Am I Dreaming? MTV Goes Veg!

February 24, 2009

Pro-Veg Commercials on MTV

Am I dreaming, or is MTV actually broadcasting a pro-vegan campaign? The organization Compassion Over Killing‘s 2009 advertising campaign featuring two of their most powerful ads, “Exploring Your Food” and “A Side of Truth,” hit the MTV airwaves on February 23. That was last night! Did anyone see them?

I can imagine these will cause quite a stir amongst teens, who tend to be idealistic and stubborn. I went veg in high school after coming across slaughterhouse footage in a documentary – but now it’s being handed right to them. I’m just amazed that MTV is OK with this, considering their sponsors.

Watch the Ads here:

Compassion Over Killing's MTV Campaign

Compassion Over Killing's MTV Campaign