Various "firsts" in your life?

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  1. Vickie_M

    Vickie_M Producer

    Dec 31, 2001
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    First album bought: Meet The Beatles. My dad had this great idea that we as a family were going to get "musical." The idea was that once a month, we'd go to the record store and each of us would pick out something. My mom bought an Andy Williams record, my brother bought The Man From U.N.C.L.E soundtrack, I bought the Beatles, and my dad bought a Lefty Frizzell album, which I ended up listening to more than he did. Dad's great idea was soon forgotten, because that's the only time I remember us going to the record store.
    First 45 (yeah, I'm an old fart [​IMG]) : Don't remember, because I collected and had hundreds, but it was probably by the Beatles because I loved Meet The Beatles so much.
    First concert: Alice Cooper's "Billion Dollar Babies" tour, in Lawrence, KS. I loved it! It was also the first time I ever did acid, which of course, is why I'm so warped now :).
    First movie seen in the theater: It was either Mary Poppins or Santa Claus Conquers The Martians (then again, this could be why).
    First Grown-Up movies seen in the theater: In Cold Blood (with my parents, who couldn't find a babysitter) and a double feature of Bonnie and Clyde / Bullitt (on my own).
    First movie seen at a Drive-In: Don't know, since we were raised at the Drive-In, but the first ones I remember clearly are Hell's Angels On Wheels and Born Losers. Dad loved those biker flicks. He didn't like Easy Rider though. My brother and I loved it!!
    First movie that thunderstruck* my soul: Oh, 2001, no question.
    First music that thunderstruck* my soul: Seeing Peter Gabriel's Genesis perform "Watcher Of The Skies" and "The Musical Box" on The Midnight Special in 1973. That was when I realized that there was something beyond the Top 40 out there *for me*. Everything since, mainly discovering beloved music such as Kate Bush and Happy Rhodes, not to mention meeting my husband in 1982, came as a DIRECT result of those amazing minutes spent watching TV. My entire life would be radically different, if I hadn't watched that program.
    First pre-recorded video: Music - Kate Bush's Live At The Hammersmith Odeon. Film - Francis Ford Coppola's One From The Heart.
    First CD: Kate Bush "The Kick Inside" long before we actually had a CD player. The CD itself was mislabeled and just said "Kick Inside."
    First laserdisc: Music - Kate Bush's The Whole Story. Film - Wim Wender's Until The End Of The World.
    First DVD: Film - L.A. Confidential (also before we had a DVD player). Music - Still no Kate Bush on DVD (DAMN!). I think it was the Sarah McLachlan video collection.
    *bad grammar, I know
  2. felix_suwarno

    felix_suwarno Screenwriter

    Dec 2, 2001
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    first foreign country i paid a visit : singapore

    first place in united states : chicago

    first girl friend ( and also the last one ) : agnes, my wife

    first speakers : paradigm cinema cc70, pdr10 sub

    first pc : an xt machine

    first console : sega megadrive

    first game that i truly loved to death : prince of persia ( on that old xt machine )

    first digital projection experience : attack of the clones ( ha, thanks to vickie m for this one )

    first dvd : fantasia 2000

    First game that changed my life forever : thunderforce3 on megadrive
  3. Mike boettner

    Mike boettner Stunt Coordinator

    Dec 1, 2001
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    first time i kissed a girl: 8th grade

    first cd i owned: helmet; meantime

    first foreign country lived in: Japan

    first broken bone: right wrist( also in 8th grade)

    first heavy metal band listened to: Judas priest

    first time i seen "the road warrior": 2nd grade

    first favorite movie of all time: the road warrior(since 2nd grade)

    first movie seen at a theater: return of the Jedi

  4. Kevin T

    Kevin T Screenwriter

    Jul 12, 2001
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  5. Mark R O

    Mark R O Stunt Coordinator

    Nov 2, 2001
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    Great thread, Vickie!

    I too, am 45, and though not old like you, the fart designation seems appropriate.

    First Overseas Home: Vientiane, Laos, 1966 to 71. Grew up in the middle of the CIA's secret war. Woo-Hoo!

    First Album: Taiwan bootleg (clear red vinyl) of "Are you Experienced"

    First real system: Sansui 5000a receiver, Sansui sp-2500 5-way spkrs., Teac 7010 reel to reel, Elac miracord turntable.

    First "Doobie" music: A wonderful giggling afternoon with Quicksliver Messager Service live at Filmore West.

    First Love (of consequence): Daughter of the British Ambassador, "Fiona". Tall, lanky blonde that stole a fire extinguisher on our first date to frost down the beers I stole. Exceptional even at 13. Have since named 2 M.G.'s

    after her.

    First Motorcycle: Yamaha 80 street.

    First Near Death Experience: Yamaha 80 street.

    First Concert: Chicago and Santana day festival at the old Balboa Stadium in San Diego.

    First Music that Told Me a lot of us wonder: Moody Blues-Question of Balance.

    First Telescope: Home made reflector with binocular parts.

    First Business: Audio/Record shop in Homer, Alaska at 19.

    Lost my ass within 18 months.
  6. AllanN

    AllanN Supporting Actor

    Mar 15, 2002
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    First concert: Erasure from the Cowboy CD

    First movie seen in the theater: Return Of The Jedi

    First Grown-Up movies seen in the theater: Contact (im sure there is a earlier one but I cant remember)

    First movie that thunderstruck* my soul: Se7en

    First music that thunderstruck* my soul: Nine Inch Nails

    First pre-recorded video: Dick Tracey

    First CD: Genesis: I can't dance Single

    First laserdisc: Star Wars Trilogy: The Definitive Collection

    First DVD: The Graudate

    First girl friend: Kim 8th Grade

    First girl in love with: Becky Middle of freshmen year of college - Graduation.

    First "time": N/A Havent found the future Ms. AllanN yet.

    First Speakers: JBL N38's

    First Pc: AppleII

    First Console: Nentendo

    First game that i truly loved to death: Deus Ex

    First digital projection experience: N/A (Im so deprived)

    First Job: Maintence at a bus garage

    First Car: 1988 Toyota Turcel

    First place you lived on your own: Top of a duplex on Mt Washington in Pittsburgh, PA
  7. Yee-Ming

    Yee-Ming Producer

    Apr 4, 2002
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    "on a little street in Singapore"
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    Yee Ming Lim
    first cassette: some pirate compilation
    first CD: Spandau Ballet's "True" (before I had a CD player -- I used my roommate's in college)
    first movie in cinema: Star Wars
    first movie that thunderstruck * my soul: see above [​IMG]
    first (and only) laserdisc: Star Wars Definitive Collection (see a pattern? [​IMG] ) (before I had an LD player)
    first DVD: The Matrix (only because SW:OT isn't available -- yet.) (same day I bought DVD-ROM drive)
    first concert: Hall & Oates, unplugged (here in Singapore, they were on tour)
    first real system: (arriving in about two weeks) Marantz SR8200, Mission Cinema 8 (782s + 78C + 78DSs), SVS 25-31PCi, + existing Pioneer DV-233 and Sony Wega KV-ES29M61
  8. Marianne

    Marianne Supporting Actor

    May 18, 2000
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    Interesting thread, Vickie. My list is rather similar to yours. [​IMG]
    First album bought: "A Hard Day's Night"
    First movie seen (without parents - I was 9): "A Hard Day's Night"
    First 45: I don't remember either but it was The Beatles.
    Early movies that made an impression: 2001, Zeffirelli's
    Romeo & Juliet, All The President's Men, The Collector.
    Interesting that you like Kate Bush - I saw her perform live in 1978(?) in Bristol, England. It was an amazing show - I had never seen anything like it before.
  9. Chuck Mayer

    Chuck Mayer Lead Actor

    Aug 6, 2001
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    Northern Virginia
    Real Name:
    Chuck Mayer
    I am a bit younger, so my lists of firsts will be somewhat different:
    First Tape: George Michael - Faith (I was in Junior High, cut me some slack)
    First CD: Glory Soundtrack...I still have it and love it.
    First Widescreen VHS: T2: Special Edition (2 Tapes [​IMG] )
    First Laserdisc: The Abyss: Special Edition (Fullscreen, they didn't have the widescreen, and all I wanted were the extras - I already bought the Fox VHS Widescreen SE for the scenes)
    First DVD: Lethal Weapon (not much available in 1997)
    First Time I paid for a movie just to see a trailer: Movie - Alien: Resurrection, Trailer - Titanic --> I had seen the movie, and yes, I walked out when the trailer was done)
    First Major Film Love after childhood: Aliens
    First Movie I cried in: E.T.
    First Opening Day movie: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and on a school night (9th grade)
    First Midnight Movie: Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
    First Post:
    Much love,
  10. David Susilo

    David Susilo Screenwriter

    May 8, 1999
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    First CD: Cliff Richard: Silver

    First Surround Processor: Pioneer SP-101

    First CD Player: Citizen CD-1000

    First DVD Player: Panasonic DVD-A100

    can't remember the rest
  11. Chet_F

    Chet_F Supporting Actor

    Mar 1, 2002
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    First post with a sig: your looking at it. [​IMG]
  12. Jim_C

    Jim_C Cinematographer

    Feb 6, 2001
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    First album: Rush-Moving Pictures

    First CD: Night Ranger-Greatest Hits

    First concert: Iron Maiden with Accept on the Powerslave tour

    First movie: The Spy Who Loved Me, at the drive-in!

    First movie in a theater (that I have any memory of): Empire Strikes Back

    First speakers: Some lousy Pioneer model

    First car: Ford Mustang II

    First love: Claudine

    First DVD: The Matrix

    First Laserdisc: SW THX Trilogy

    First DVD-A: Bach-Organ Spectacular

    First plane ride: little prop plane over the area that I grew up

    First commercial flight: to Disney World

    First computer: Dell Dimension XPS R400

    First child: Adam, now 2 1/2

    First time out of the US: Magog, Quebec age 14

    First job: delivering papers

    First marriage: still going strong!!
  13. Will K

    Will K Screenwriter

    Feb 6, 2001
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    1st R-rated movie: The Final Conflict

    1st laserdisc: Wild At Heart

    1st movie my mother dragged me out of: Conan The Barbarian

    1st crush: Jason H, 7th grade

    1st voodoo doll: Mrs. Green, english teacher, 7th grade

    1st real concert: Pink Floyd, 1994

    1st concert where I hallucinated flying, spanish-speaking llamas: Pink Floyd, 1994

    1st concert I don't count: Kris Kristofersen, 1972

    1st drive-in movie: Young Frankenstein

    1st time someone attempted to brainwash me: Baptist youth retreat, 1983

    1st thing I ever got kicked out of: Baptist youth retreat, 1983

    1st video rental: The Exorcist
  14. John Spencer

    John Spencer Supporting Actor

    Mar 2, 2000
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    First Album - Billy Joel "The Stranger"
    First 45 bought- Van Morrison "Brown Eyed Girl"
    First CD - Toad The Wet Sprocket "Fear"
    First movie in theater - Smokey And The Bandit
    First Drive-In Movie - Godzilla vs. Megalon
    First kiss - Lee Ann Martindale (6th grade)
    First love - Amy Leforgee, see also "First 45 bought"
    First game system - Atari 2600
    First game beaten - Raiders of the Lost Ark for Atari 2600
    First computer - Commodore 64
    First concert - Van Halen 1984 tour at the Liberty Bowl in Memphis
    First drink - Jack and Coke at Van Halen 1984 Tour concert
    First "time" - Tonya Rhodes, 9th grade
    First car - 1976 Chevy El Camino Classic
    First VHS tape owned - Raiders of the Lost Ark
    First DVD - Last Starfighter
  15. JonZ

    JonZ Lead Actor

    Dec 28, 1998
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    First DVD : Blade Runner
    First CD : Led Zeppelin IV
    First LD : Blade Runner
    First Kiss: 9 years old
    Concert : Kiss 1977 at the Garden(I was 8 yrs old[​IMG])
    First Car : Dodge Charger
    First Job : Deli
    Crush : Linda Carter (I think)
    First G/F : Sonya
    Guitar : A Gibson Flying V copy
  16. Andrew_Sch

    Andrew_Sch Cinematographer

    Dec 30, 2001
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    First Surgery : Polinidal cystectomy yesterday (I'm still alive)[​IMG]
    First Foreign Country Visited : Canada
    First DVD Purchased : X-Men
    First broken bone: right wrist (4th grade)
    First "Parental Advisory CD": Busta Rhymes, "The Coming"
    First concert: Ultimate Fakebook, Good Charlotte, and MXPX at the Chameleon Club in Lancaster, PA
    First kiss: Still waiting:b
    First videogame system: JVC X-Eye (Genesis/Sega CD combo)
    First time on an airplane: Flew TWA from BWI to Vegas with a stop-over in St. Louis about five summers ago
    more to come when I think of them
  17. Zen Butler

    Zen Butler Producer

    Jan 24, 2002
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    Southern, Ca
    Real Name:
    Zen K. Butler
    First album bought: Edgar Winter Group-Shock Treatment
    First 45: Undercover Angel by ?
    First concert: Queensryche/Metallica (yuck!)
    First movie seen in the theater: The Terminal Man(why did my mother take me to this( I was 6 I think)
    First Kiss- I was 11
    First Sexual Experience-13
    First Job-Paperboy
    First car-74 Datsun B210 (orange and Black, yeah!)
    First Bong-Toke-12
    First Guitar-Silvertone Electric-sweet action [​IMG]
    First Amp-home made ($5 in parts)
    First Tattoo- The Illuminati on my left upper arm.
    First Bicycle-Schwinn Mag Scrambler
    First Alternative Hair Color- Blue
  18. Trace Downing

    Trace Downing Supporting Actor

    Aug 19, 1999
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    Tampa Bay
    Real Name:
    Trace Downing
    The first time I hated Santa Claus. When I was 3 and he threw a sucker from the parade float and it hit me in the head.
    The first time I hated girls. When Patty Whatzername stabbed me in the leg with her pencil in the 2nd grade! What a Snot!
    The first day at catholic school I wore a green vest, before I could get a uniform. 5th grade.
    The first (and only) time I thought I broke itummm, I think 11.[​IMG]
    The day I discovered I hated the Army 8:15pm Central standard time, October 23 1984!!!!!! My induction day.
    The day I discovered VHS was crap My Army buddy, Williams, got "New Wave Hookers" caught in the VCR, and the sweet little old lady at the PX had to extract it.
  19. StephenA

    StephenA Screenwriter

    Nov 30, 2001
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    First DVD: Gladiator, Clockwork Orange, Mummy(1999 version), and Seven that I bought with Christmas money in 2000

    First music cassette: Days of Future Passed by the Moody Blues

    First movie in a drive-in/theater: I think it was Mad Max

    First game console: Intellevsion

    First car: A 1971 Dodge pickup that was my grandfather's

    First job: a dishwasher at a bar

    First concert: Moody Blues concert when I was 11

    First pet: a goldfish named Henry

    First kiss: hasn't happened

    First sex experience: hasn't happened

    First real crush: a girl named Nicole

    First girlfriend: a girl named Jenny
  20. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

    Jun 3, 1999
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    Oh, I wish I could offer some of my firsts that truly meant something to me. Passing through the doors of perception. ...

    But here are a few:

    • first 45rpm single: "I Want To Hold Your Hand" when it was first released (my sister bought it for me, as she would all my Beatles records for the next year or so).

    • first LP: Introducing the Beatles on VeeJay (the Americanized version of the Please Please Me album on Parlophone)

    • first (and, so far, only) film ever to influence the way I think and see the world: guess! (You get three chances.)

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