In the spirit of great rivalries like Red Sox/Yankees, UNC/Duke, Paris Hilton/Lindsay Lohan, and Morrissey/Robert Smith, lays the mini, music-video-channel rivalry between MTV2 and FUSE. For years I was part of the rivalry, batting clean-up for MTV2. I was Big Papi to Steven Smith’s Derek Jeter (host of Fuse’s The Sauce and Steven’s Untitled Rock Show), Rowdy Roddy Piper to his Hulk Hogan.
(left: Later today, I will be stepping into what once was enemy territory.)
Over the years I have actually become friends with Steven, but we have never ever been on camera together. That will all change today. In need of a last second replacement guest (apparently someone dropped out earlier this week), I have been booked to talk about independent and indie-minded music on today’s episode of The Sauce, airing at 6PM (EST) on FUSE.