Wednesday, June 22, 2016

review: party of one by dave holmes

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If you were watching MTV during its transition from playing music videos to making TV shows, Dave Holmes’s memoir is a great trip down memory lane. But it’s much more than just his time at MTV (which sounds like a lot of fun), it’s a thoughtful telling of his formative years, struggle through college, and the multiple times and ways he had to come out, especially as someone who doesn’t fit the gay stereotype. His take on music (which was such a dominant factor in his life that a career as a VJ had to be his destiny) is hilarious even though I didn’t always agree with his opinions (hey Dave, the guys from Orgy aren’t that much older than you!).
Review copy from Amazon Vine.

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