What was the first concert you ever saw?
Cyndi Lauper at the Portland Memorial Coliseum.
What CDs are in your changer right now?
Sandy Denny, Edith Frost, Scout Niblett, Holly GoLightly and Liarbird.
How many total albums do you own (CDs, vinyl, cassettes, 8-tracks)?
Two hundred or so CDs and a thick stack of vinyl.
Do you download music, and if so, legally or illegally?
I avoid buying music electronically, because I don't think it's a good way to support artists.
What was the first album you owned?
Cyndi Lauper's She's So Unusual (on vinyl).
What song would you like to have played at your funeral?
The hymn "In the Garden."
Musically speaking, what do you love that your friends don't know about? What's your favorite guilty pleasure?
I love Peter, Paul and Mary.
What band or artist changed your life, and how?
Two Northwest favorites: Cat Power made an impression on me, and Built to Spill taught me that a good pop song doesn't have to be trite, and it can rock for 12 minutes (or more).
Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?
1.The Raincoats, self-titled. 2. Cat Power, Moon Pix. 3. Gillian Welch, Revival. 4. PJ Harvey, 4-Track Demos.