On September 20th, 2010 WEINLAND’s music made its MTV debut on a television program called World of Jenks. Not having seen the program before I had to do a little research to get a sense for this event and its meaning..
World of Jenks is a 1st person MTV documentary series that follows the real life person Andrew Jenks as he spends a week at a time hanging out/living with an individual of interest. Each week a new person of interest is introduced. The show happens in acts and seems to have a knack for revealing the inner beauty behind human struggle. In a way it has a very This American Life feel.. but for people that haven’t yet realized that one day, when they’re older, they will be addicted to NPR.
How did this happen?
At 4:45 AM.. in the morning?! I received an email from our record label.. it read:
MTV is going to have “I Feel Wasted” in tonight’s episode of World of Jenks. It will be in Act 3.
And I thought? Really? That’s it? We’re just gonna have a song on MTV.. no whistles, fireworks, dancing bears? Hasn’t this been the game plan since junior high? -Check- Okay, now we can mark singing on MTV off the list of things to do before we become responsible. I don’t even have cable!? I had to wait until the next day so I could watch it online?
Which leads to the obvious question: Are we rich?
Well, duh. Of course we are! Not financially of course.
Anyway.. that’s it.. we were on MTV. I watched the show.. it was great! I even watched one of the other World of Jenks episodes and it was great to. All in all it was dope.