What was the first concert you ever saw?
I'm thinking it was Merle Haggard at Celebrity Theater in Phoenix when I was 8 or 9. My mom took me, and I was really excited because I was sure the bass player was smiling at me for a lot of the show, but he was really flirting with my foxy, late-'70s-era momma.
What CDs are in your changer right now?
I don't have a changer with me, but I've got my Mac and iTunes with gigs of music. I've been playing a lot of The Arcade Fire and Destroyer lately, though I last listened to a dubbed CD-R of Al Perry's Clambake (radio show on KXCI). When in Rome ...
How many total albums do you own (CDs, vinyl, cassettes, 8-tracks)?
In the area of 400.
Do you download music, and if so, legally or illegally?
Never spent a dime downloading. Make whatever inference you wish from that statement.
What was the first album you owned?
The first album I remember buying was either Adam Ant's Friend or Foe or Stray Cats' Built for Speed.
What song would you like played at your funeral?
Don't know, maybe "If I Were a Rich Man" from Fiddler on the Roof, because at this rate, I won't be able to afford my final expenses.
Musically speaking, what do you love that your friends don't know about? What's your favorite guilty pleasure?
I love Marc Almond from Soft Cell's solo work, especially the over-the-top torch songs.
What band or artist changed your life, and how?
In music, the first ones were Morrissey and Marr. ... Over the next couple of years, I had the Morrissey overgrown flattop, vanity horn rimmed glasses ... kinda sad. Later I found Dylan ... I never could master his hairdo.
Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?
Blonde on Blonde, though I think the three albums, Bringing It all Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde on Blonde all come from the same place.