OK.. . . Daily Goo Quickie yesterday. . . Daily Goo Winner Today . . . that's the way it works. . . and today's no different. . . qualifying with the correct answer to this question. . .
What was the first rock video by the Goo Goo Dolls to air on the MTV?
b) There You Are
c) Torn Apart
d) We are the Normal
e) James Dean
And . . . by the process of elimination. . we will sort through this short list for ya. . . .
Laughing . . . a inexpensive video was recorded in and around Buffalo for this song right after the release of Hold Me Up . . . never aired in it's entirety. . . .some of the footage was used in the Behind the Music program. . .never released. . .never aired on MTV
Torn Apart. . . .a home video . . . assembled by our old producer Armand Petri. . .using tons of old video from past shows etc. . . once again . . . some of it aired on the Behind the music. . . . it was never released commercially . . . and never aired on MTV
We are the Normal. . .our first venture into "beautiful film". . .a nice grainy black and white video . . . shot in 2 segments. . . L.A. and San Francisco . . . in S.F. the live footage was shot after Johnny sprained his ankle playing basketball earlier that day. . . a bit limply if you take notice . . . the concert footage was recorded at 2 venues . . . one a small club called the Nightbreak and the other in the historic Warfield Theater. . .it aired on MTV 120 minutes . . . but it wasn't our debut. . . .
James Dean . . . there's home video footage of the actual recording of this song. . . I've seen it pop up occasionally . . . really rare though . . . and of course never released to the public. . .used on the B.T.M. program as well. . . never aired on MTV. . .
Name. . . this was a biggie for us. . . I think if you had MTV for even one hour during that year . . . you are probably aware of it's presence on MTV. . .wow . . . but most certainly not our first. . . .
And that leaves . . . the correct answer. . . There you Are. . . We shot this after the Laughing video in Buffalo . . . we brought a crew in to shoot us performing in a little lounge in Buffalo. . . The Elmwood Lounge (Home of the Incredible Lance Diamond) . . . to make an already long story a bit shorter. . . .we couldn't fit all of the equipment into the lounge . . . so after panicking a bit. . . .Our manager Artie called the people of Pilot Field. . .a AAA baseball stadium in Buffalo . . . earlier we had arranged a photo shoot for later that day in front of the scoreboard. . .so we brought over all of the gear to the Diamond . . . and a few short weeks later the Goo Goo Dolls made their MTV debut on the 120 minutes program . . . with the video for the song There you are . . . and there you are. . . click on pictures 1 and 2 for some snapshots of the recording of that video, taken in Buffalo in 1991. . .
And the winner is. . . .qualifying with the correct answer "There You Are". . . .is. . . is. . . is. . . .Derek Schott of Pittsburgh, PA. . .congratulations kiddo. . . you win the very limited edition dizzy baseball cap. . . .wear it with pride. . .and thanks to everyone who sent in answers. . . we've got more contests comin' up for lots of great memorabilia . . . keep checkin' onto the Daily for details. . .
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And that's the 51st edition of the Daily Goo. . . it's sunday. . . relax. . .have some hot cakes. . . be good to yourself. . . don't forget about our monthly contest. . . click on the enter button for details. . . another Daily Goo Quickie comin' round soon. . . hey. . .check out the new link to Congress.org on our links page. . . lots of info on election 2000 as well as a page for registering to vote. . . if you can register. . . and haven't . . . click your way on over there and get yourself counted . . . super important. . .and. . .uh. . . well. . . I think that's it . . . we'll get to some letters in the morning tomorrow. . .
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