What was the first concert you ever saw?
The first show I remember was KISS in 1979 for my sixth birthday. It was at Veteran's Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix. They still wore makeup. It was loud.
What CDs are in your changer right now?
The White Stripes, Garbage, Yaz, Tom Petty, more White Stripes.
How many total albums do you own (CDs, vinyl, cassettes, 8-tracks)?
1,000 CDs, 800 albums, three 8-tracks.
Do you download music, and if so, legally or illegally?
I download with iTunes. Legally.
What was the first album you owned?
First CD was Information Society; first album was a Star Wars soundtrack that my dad made me memorize so I could recite it to his friends.
What song would you like to have played at your funeral?
Probably something by The Cure. "Pictures of You."
Musically speaking, what do you love that your friends don't know about? What's your favorite guilty pleasure?
'80s hair metal, glam rock. Poison, Skid Row, Slaughter.
What band or artist changed your life, and how?
Garbage. It made me fall in love with angry goth girls who inevitably would be bad for me.
Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?