What was the first concert you ever saw?
The first concert I remember was Air Supply in Yuma at the Convention Center. The first concert I attended was the Monterey Pop Festival in 1969; I saw Jimi Hendrix, but I don't remember it. My mother is unclear about the details from that part of our lives.
What CDs are in your changer right now?
Bruce Phillips, Lunchbox Songs; Tom Waits, The Heart of Saturday Night; Buena Vista Social Club. I mostly listen to KXCI.
How many total albums do you own (CDs, vinyl, cassettes, 8-tracks)?
No albums; probably about 80-100 CDs, and two milk crates full of cassettes in a pile.
Do you download music, and if so, legally or illegally?
I do not download music, but I would love for someone to teach me how.
What was the first album you owned?
Two 8-tracks that I got at the same time--the soundtrack to FM and the soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever--in fifth grade.
What song would you like played at your funeral?
"Life Is a Cabaret," but not the Liza Minnelli version.
Musically speaking, what do you love that your friends don't know about? What's your favorite guilty pleasure?
I don't have any--I'm pretty open. I guess I've never felt like I should be ashamed of my musical taste, even if it's bad.
What band or artist changed your life, and how?
The Grateful Dead, and I'd have to say that's self-explanatory. If you're over a certain age, anyway.
Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?
Anything by Leonard Cohen or Tom Waits.