Nina Blackwoodis an American disc jockey and music journalist, who was the first of the original five MTV VJs. She has also been an actress and model...
Because I was the blonde, I was promoted as the video vixen.
Absolute 80's is three hours of mainstream 80's music. I also do New Wave Nation that is more cutting edge. It is more punk stuff from the 70's to the 90's.
My reading is always about musical biographies. I have an innate interest and passion for that.
The hardest and worst interview that I have ever done was with Frank Zappa.
When you are young your imagination is so clear.
The thing that they were more freaked out was that I had done a spread for Playboy years before, and as Playboy always does, they exploit the exploitation and re-release different pictures.
I am like the little rock n' roll backseat driver.
People that really know me will tell you that I am not a video vixen.
I could not do the film Spinal Tap because I was already at MTV and it was occupying all my time.
I get real excited when I hear my shows on the radio.
I grew up in Ohio, and I was a musicologist since I was little; it is all that I would ever read.
I have two syndicated radio shows though United Stations Radio Network.
I was in the pilot for Spinal Tap before it was a movie.
I worked with three people who were doing video music shows before MTV.
When I worked for Entertainment Tonight I got to emcee Paul McCartney's press conference.
Christopher Guest movies are my top of the line favorites.
First of all, you needed a budget to do the video. The record companies would pick and choose who got videos.
I am a curious person and, believe it or not, I really do like to sit back and listen to people's stories.
I'm a little bit to the left of things anyway.
Now that the 90's are over and more time has gone by, the 80's sound fresh again.
The heyday of video music was the mid 80's.
We put all these things together into a tangible product that is The Rock N' Roll Mystery Tour.
I think I regard the film differently now than Wings does, but I thought Ginger was a good little character and a good way to start a career.
I think because we were there when it was a very knew and different form of television, we are forever going to be linked with MTV and video music.
Driving down Laurel Canon, which is a major street that goes between the Santa Monica Mountains to the Hollywood Strip, was neat.
I do get a big kick out of radio though.
A regret I have was never being able to interview George Harrison. I just loved him but I never had a chance to interview him.
When I worked for Entertainment Tonight I got to emcee Paul McCartneys press conference.
Interviewing people is pretty natural for me.