Dealing With Break Ups MTV-Style

So it’s the late 80s/early 90s, and your girl has dumped you. You’re full of remorse and regret. Your head throbs with grief and sorrow. You’re haunted by thoughts of what went wrong and what might have been. How do you handle it? Well, if you’ve been educated in life by MTV (as I have been), you get your musical group together and you jam. And if you can, you get your girl to dance out her emotional conflict somewhere nearby.

There must have been dozens of videos which featured guys jamming after being dumped, but there are two that stand out to me.

I always thought I’d grow up to recreate these scenes someday. I really did. I really thought this was how a guy handled a break-up. I never got a chance to do it just like that, though, and since Hot Pink Heather and I have a pretty solid relationship, I doubt I ever will. But if HPH ever does leave me, you know where I’ll be. Up on the roof wailing on the sax.


Doug is a child of the 80s who was raised in Ohio and is now living the life of oblivion in the bay area of California.

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