Like many people, I've long lamented the fact that MTV doesn't play videos anymore. But why? Were videos in and of themselves incredible works of art? Oh sure, some were: I could list a dozen examples easily, and I'm sure you could list a different dozen. But a lot of times, they were like the clip for Roxy Music's "Avalon," a song I deeply enjoy. The "Avalon" video isn't bad, but, like a lot of videos from the era, it tries incredibly hard to sorta tell a story and kinda create a mood. And it ends up looking like a perfume commercial anyway.