What was the first concert you ever saw?
Hood: Green Day, Mesa Amphitheatre. Someone threw a boot at Mike Dirnt. It hit. It hurt. They were done.
What CDs are in your changer right now?
Hood: Switchfoot, Nothing Is Sound; Derek Webb, Mockingbird; The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers audio CD; demo mixes from the new Ryanhood CD. Green: D'Gary, Mbo Loza (Madagascan guitar genius I just found out about); 92.9 The Mountain Live in Studio C; 5ft2, Live at KXCI; Bruce Hornsby, Hot House.
How many total albums do you own (CDs, vinyl, cassettes, 8-tracks)?
Green: 300-plus CDs.
Do you download music, and if so, legally or illegally?
Hood: I buy from iTunes. Though sometimes Ryan's got a CD, and I borrow it ...
What was the first album you owned?
Hood: Boyz II Men, Cooleyhighharmony. It's so hard to say goodbye to Boyz II Men. No wait, it was an old Star Wars episode on a 45. ... Am I that old? Green: On cassette, I think it was Boston (self-titled). However, my first CD was MC Hammer, Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em.
What song would you like to have played at your funeral?
Hood: How about U2, "Where the Streets Have No Name," then Tom Petty's "Wildflowers," then singing and salsa dancing and a guacamole-eating contest. Green: "Flying" by The Beatles.
Musically speaking, what do you love that your friends don't know about? What's your favorite guilty pleasure?
Green: In high school, I used to listen to almost exclusively progressive rock. I still listen to my old Dream Theater albums on long flights--it gives my brain a better workout than a crossword puzzle.
What band or artist changed your life, and how?
Hood: U2 were honest, emotional, epic and overblown. Preachy, perhaps. I know Bono's got a big mouth, but he walks the walk.
Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?
Hood: Midnight Oil, Earth and Sun and Moon. Green: Naturally, Too High to Die by Meat Puppets.