What was the first concert you ever saw?
Donnie and Marie Osmond. I think I was 8 years old at the time.
What CDs are in your changer right now?
Pixies, Doolittle; Johnny Cash, The Essential Johnny Cash; Radiohead, Pablo Honey; Van Halen, Fair Warning; Tool, 10,000 Days; Annie Lennox, Medusa.
How many total albums do you own (CDs, vinyl, cassettes, 8-tracks)?
At least a couple hundred CDs; about a dozen vinyl records including Depeche Mode, Johnny Cash, Duran Duran, The Beatles, Elvis, Buddy Holly and Dean Martin. I have Marty Robbins and Johnny Cash 8-tracks in a box somewhere (from when country music was cool).
Do you download music, and if so, legally or illegally?
Both. I pay for music on my phone, from my PC it's about 50/50. I don't mind paying, but who hasn't downloaded for free?
What was the first album you owned?
The original movie soundtracks for Saturday Night Fever and Smokey and the Bandit. I still have both.
What song would you like to have played at your funeral?
Louis Armstrong, "What a Wonderful World."
Musically speaking, what do you love that your friends don't know about? What's your favorite guilty pleasure?
Dean Martin instead of Frank Sinatra! Also, I like to listen to opera when driving home from work. It's very relaxing.
What band or artist changed your life, and how?
Eddie Van Halen. The first time I saw him play, it just blew my mind! Radiohead did the same when I first saw them live at 2003 Coachella.
Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?
Van Halen, 1984.