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Dave Holmes interviewed on Pop My Culture podcast

Dave Holmes (MTV VJ, host of “Say What? Karaoke” and “A Drink With Dave” Video Podcast) joins Cole and Vanessa to talk The Super Bowl, Clint Eastwood, Madonna’s half-time spectacular, the guy from Lone Star, David Lee Roth, MTV Survivor, cell phones with pens, Go Daddy, Rachel Crow, world peace, Downton Abbey, being LMFAO’d out, Karen Duffy, TRL and the spectacular crazy shitstorm that is Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.

Leave your answers to the firsts question (the first music video you can remember being in love with) on our website for a chance to win a Pop My Culture T-Shirt!

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Dave Holmes with hosts Vanessa Ragland and Cole Stratton


  • Comment by Matt — February 13, 2012 @ 6:28 am

    Showing my age but I’d love a PMC t-shirt: First video I fell in love with – Madonna “Material Girl”.

  • Comment by Rob S. — February 13, 2012 @ 3:34 pm

    I think I saw E. T. at like 25. It was about a year before it was re-released in theaters.

  • Comment by NL — February 13, 2012 @ 8:12 pm

    Another fab episode. Loved Vanessa’s Downton Abbey question, and the answers. 🙂 My first answer was that I’d be a maid, maybe like Gwen from Season 1. But on further reflection, I’d probably be one of Cora’s boorish American cousins. I’d be crass and shock Violet and flirt with all the British men and then be gone.

    As a kid, I listened to my parents’ music — lots of Beatles, Rolling Stones, etc. I finally got into “modern” pop music around age 11 or 12, c. 1995. One of the first videos I saw was Alanis Morisette’s “You Outta Know” and it blew my mind. The video itself isn’t that amazing, but just….wow. It was a far cry from the oldies station. I always regretted being too young to be a riot grrrrl. It was one of the first “real” albums I bought, too.

    I do remember loving REM videos and always stopping when they were on.

  • Comment by Russ Never Sleeps — February 14, 2012 @ 1:34 am

    Terrific episode as usual. Dave Holmes is great.

    The first video I fell in love with was “Our House” by Madness. The first video I fell in lust with was “Legs” by ZZ Top, with an honourable mention to “Hungry Like the Wolf” by Duran Duran.

  • Comment by Jim C — February 14, 2012 @ 6:00 am

    Let me park my walker for the Firsts answer. It’s PhD, “I Won’t Let You Down,” which I saw on the first day MTV aired, and loved it from the start.

  • Comment by Desi — February 14, 2012 @ 9:44 am

    “Take on Me” by A-ha is hands down the best and first video from my childhood that i fell in love with. I was only about 5 or 6 years old but i thought he was all kinds of dreamy and the effects of the video were amazing! How I was able to process that at the age i was I am not sure, but i always stopped to watch it when it came on the TV.

  • Comment by Daniel — February 14, 2012 @ 11:03 am

    Definitely was “Father of Mine” by Everclear. I remember sitting there silently with my twin brother. First time I’d seen and heard some hidden angst in me expressed in a music video.

  • Comment by Daniel — February 14, 2012 @ 11:03 am

    Sorry Everclear decided to suck shortly after that.

  • Comment by Melanie — February 14, 2012 @ 11:24 am

    Favorite music video I feel in love with: Bruce Willis in the Seagrams Wine Cooler commercial.

  • Comment by buzzgirl — February 14, 2012 @ 1:19 pm

    I first fell in love with Duran Duran’s “Rio”. I am STILL in love with John Taylor, btw. No shame.

  • Comment by Lamb — February 14, 2012 @ 4:34 pm

    Vanessa, you’re not alone in being terrified by Goonies! I spent a good decade feeling ILL at even the mention of the movie, my first time watching it was so traumatic.

    First music video I fell in love with: Green Day’s “When I Come Around”. It helped that it was on MTV almost constantly.

  • Comment by corinne — February 14, 2012 @ 5:18 pm

    I’m not sure which I saw first, so in order of increasing favor:
    REM’s Losing My Religion – there was a lot going on there that I was confused by
    Tom Petty’s Don’t Come Around Here No More – just cooool
    Tom Petty’s Mary Jane’s Last Dance – creeper!

  • Comment by Jennifer Davies — February 15, 2012 @ 9:49 am

    Definitely Duran Duran’s Rio!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment by Vicki — February 15, 2012 @ 8:22 pm

    First video I ever fell in love with was Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden.

  • Comment by Mike D — February 17, 2012 @ 5:27 pm

    I think the first video I ever loved was Undone (The Sweater Song) by Weezer. Even though the video doesn’t have a lot to it, there was just something about it that I really liked.

  • Comment by Mike D — February 17, 2012 @ 5:29 pm

    Oh, by the way…in case you didn’t know, your RSS feed for your podcast isn’t working.

  • Comment by admin — February 17, 2012 @ 6:28 pm

    Hey Mike,
    Thanks for the feedback. We checked out the RSS feed but didn’t see a problem. Is it still not working for you?
    Or, the feed can be seen here:

  • Comment by DJ — February 17, 2012 @ 8:14 pm

    PhD’s, “I Won’t Let You Down” – now there’s old school! A Rod Hull look-a-like follows a lady clearly completely out of his league around town. That and the Korgis, “Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime” I always listen to together. Not sure why. Both early eighties. Both OK.

    First video I was obsessed with was Wax (not the Andrew Gold/Graham Gouldman collaboration who had a hit with “Bridge To Your Heart”, good song and video – check it out, but the American alternative rock band) and the song, “California”. Oh yes. Youtube it. Oh yeah – what a video! I grew up watching Beavis and Butthead and that video will always be special to me and Beavis. Had to stay up late (as mentioned in the lyrics) and watch MTV through the night to try and catch it. That and Ween’s “Freedom of ’76”. Two great songs and two awesome videos from Spike Jonze. Youtube them to check them out.

    I too really loved “Black Hole Sun”. I had to watch ‘MTV’s Most Wanted’ with Ray Coakes with my parents as we only had Sky downstairs just to see these class videos. Still listen to Soundgarden. Parents just didn’t get the Alternative American rock scene from 1991 to 1996! Some of my favourite bands came from that era.

  • Comment by Collin — February 18, 2012 @ 10:20 pm

    The first video that I loved was Duran Duran’s “Union of the Snake”. But it was only the second video I ever saw (after “Safety Dance”), so my standards were low.

    By the way, I would pay SOOOO much money to see a movie version of “The Fancy Spider-Man”.

  • Comment by Mike D — February 19, 2012 @ 2:50 am

    Admin…I was using a feedburner link before, but that stopped being updated. But that libsyn link you gave me worked. Thanks for that.

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