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Nigel Dick guest on Pop My Culture Podcast

Cole and Vanessa are joined by iconic music video auteur Nigel Dick (director of over 300 music videos–by Britney Spears, Oasis, Guns N’ Roses, Paul McCartney, Backstreet Boys, Celine Dion, Cher, Cheap Trick, Def Leppard, The Pussycat Dolls, Nickelback, R.E.M., Leann Rimes, Barry Manilow, Jessica Simpson, Elton John, Sheryl Crow, Mandy Moore, Kenny Loggins, David Cook, Black Sabbath, The Offspring, Travis, Rod Stewart, Meat Loaf and many more!). They talk Blu-Ray Darth Vader’s “Nooooo!,” Britney Spears’ school girl outfit, making Band Aid’s “Do They Know It’s Christmas?,” Vanessa’s “impression” of Alan Rickman, cycling, 2Gether, lyrics, Whoopi Goldberg, and Nigel’s film “Callback,” which stars Kevin Farley and…Cole!

Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first paycheck you ever got, and what it was for) on our website for a chance to win the soundtrack CD for Callback!

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Nigel Dick interviewed by hosts Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland


  • Comment by corinne — September 9, 2011 @ 6:24 pm

    In high school a new bead store opened up in town, and my mom was really into making overly intricate little beaded necklaces, so she really wanted the employee discount and made me get a job there. I was the only employee, and mainly counted out the tinsiest of beads into bags of 50 or 100 while getting called a circus freak by old ladies because i had a streak of purple in my hair.
    My best guess is around $107, minus taxes.

  • Comment by Mattamatics — September 12, 2011 @ 5:48 am

    Wait – 2gether wasn’t a reality program?

    My first paycheck was for the hefty sum of $50. When I was 11 or 12, I got a “job” pulling weeds in a family friend’s garden while they were on vacation. It was hard work, but someone had to do it, right? Plus, after I was done weeding, I got to watch The Monkees and drink Werther’s Ginger Ale.

  • Comment by Rob — September 12, 2011 @ 2:57 pm

    When I was 16 I got a job at McDonald’s. The first paycheck I got was for $14.95. I went to the comic book store and bought a Superman t-shirt.

  • Comment by holly — September 16, 2011 @ 1:42 pm

    i was a cashier @ a carwash, i don’t remember the total but i’m pretty sure i was pulling down a hefty $3.25/ hour… wait that sounds like to much, maybe it was $1.25/ hour. it was 1979.

  • Comment by Brett D. — September 16, 2011 @ 4:43 pm

    My first paycheck was for $80 for 2 days of squeegeeing air bubbles out of hotel room signs for a design company.

  • Comment by Alwin — September 18, 2011 @ 4:28 pm

    My first paycheck was $25 when I was 11 or 12, for playing trombone in a jazz band at Just Java Coffeeshop.

    P.S. Love Nigel’s humour!

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