Our visit to trl would require us to leave slightly early from school, thrillingly skipping the last half of our final class.
To this day, my iPod is around 70 percent songs I furiously downloaded after hearing them on trl.
When I went on my first trip to New York in the fourth grade, all I wanted was to see a taping of trl.
On Sept. 14, 1998, back when MTV still played music videos, Total Request Live—or trl—aired for the first time.
My obsession with trl, like most preteen obsessions, was entirely un-ironic.
Watching the “Say My Name” video on trl—and therefore dressing monochromatically for months after—was everything in 2000.
There was nothing more thrilling than hearing that deep booming voice announce “world premiere” on trl.
It was, therefore, a momentous occasion when the group was scheduled to appear on trl during the fall of my 9th-grade year.
Needless to say, I was very excited when the King of Pop made his first appearance on trl in 2001.
Mistral, mis′trl, n. a violent north-west wind which at certain seasons prevails on the south coast of France.