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What was the first concert you ever saw?

Aerosmith.

What CDs are in your changer right now?

Múm, The Fall, Califone, M. Ward, Yann Tiersen, Le Tigre, The Mountain Goats.

How many total albums do you own (CDs, vinyl, cassettes, 8-tracks)?

300-ish.

Do you download music, and if so, legally or illegally?

Well, every time I try to use LimeWire, my wireless connection goes out, and I wind up on the phone with a polite young man in Bangalore for like an hour. So, not at this time.

What was the first album you owned?

Pat Benatar, Seven the Hard Way. I think.

What song would you like to have played at your funeral?

Múm. ... The first track on Be Still My Noise Bleed--or whatever that album is called. A friend burned it for me, and the writing is a little smudged. (Note: It's actually Please Smile My Noise Bleed.)

Musically speaking, what do you love that your friends don't know about? What's your favorite guilty pleasure?

Really sappy Elvis love songs. But that's probably everyone's secret guilty pleasure.

What band or artist changed your life, and how?

None. Or else too many to list, depending on what one considers to be life-changing.

Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?

Oh, dear. ... Well, I suppose if we're talking sheer long-term endurance, I'd have to say Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.

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