Discussion in 'The Pub' started by phillygtr, May 5, 2015.
Happy Birthday and wait what????????
Crazy...and interesting timing on this thread. I just saw Tabitha Soren on MLB Network.
Wow... I would have lost that bet!
I think he's been looking a bit like Leonard Nimoy these last few years. Not so much at all back in the day, but the day Nimoy died, I saw another blip of an interview with Loder and it really surprised me how much he looked like Nimoy.
70?!? That's crazy? How old was he when he was the cool guy on MTV?
He was WAY older than the rest of those guys back in the day.
MTV...whoa. He used to do informational updates on Saturday morning TV in the early 70's.
He was considered the "cool guy" on MTV? No one I knew thought he was cool.
Wow, I am getting old. And my back hurts.
Man, when I was watching those "MTV News updates" back in HS (90-94), I never would have guessed he was older than my dad. Then again, something about him always seemed more refined and experienced that the other VJ's (Kennedy, Tabith, Rakkman...whoever)
Back when MTV would let an old guy on the air
Didn't all the VJ's think they were the cool guy on MTV?
...at least until someone with talent showed up.
You guys see Nina Blackwood lately? Mark Goodman looks pretty good though.
when was he a cool guy on MTV?
I mean. He was on MTV..but I dunno about cool.
He was pretty cool, talked about music stuff and not about himself. On the other extreme, I was flipping through channels the other night and discovered that Kennedy b!tc# has a political show. She was one of the ingredients of MTVs downfall.
I remember when Loder first showed up on MTV. I was a teenager, and I appreciated his knowledge of music and all, but on some level I remember thinking "I could do that. How did he get this job?" Then I read an interview with him that went into his background and I thought "I'll shut up now and go sit in the corner."
In the late '80s, when I was in my late 20s, I sometimes watched MTV. Loder seemed to be the only one who knew something about a wide range of music, while everyone else was about current hits, celebrity and attitude. I personally considered that to be a cool thing about him. I can see where younger viewers might not have felt that way.
I remember his time on MTV, although I was much younger and observed him later into his MTV career. From my perspective I felt like he was much more serious and credible than the other hosts and presenters on MTV, he also seemed very knowledgeable. I have not really thought about him in years. I am kind of surprised by his age, I did not really put together that he was that old. I never felt like his presence detracted from an MTV program, I felt like he was one of the good things about MTV. I have not really followed his career post MTV.
I agree....to me Loder always seemed to be the guy who was really into music, and knew about it, and not just the latest trends, but the older stuff, too. I always though he was cool for that, but maybe that wasn't cool?
Here is Kurt and Tabatha and Matt Pinfield on Portlandia last year or so: