What was the first concert you ever saw?
No Doubt in Anaheim when I was in sixth grade. After that concert, I wanted to do push-ups every day so I could look like Gwen Stefani.
What CDs are in your changer right now?
Cold War Kids, Mickey Avalon, Animal Collective's Hollinndagain and Saul Williams.
How many total albums do you own (CDs, vinyl, cassettes, 8-tracks)?
More than 800 entirely digital albums. And access to a library of more than 5,000 CDs and vinyl albums at KAMP radio.
Do you download music, and if so, legally or illegally?
Illegally, yes, but if I like the band, I will buy the album for the support and the CD artwork.
What was the first album you owned?
Counting Crows, August and Everything After.
What song would you like to have played at your funeral?
I want a playlist of a bunch of cheesy songs like "I'll Be Missing You" by P. Diddy or "One Sweet Day" by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men, mixed in with funny rap songs like "Baby Got Back."
Musically speaking, what do you love that your friends don't know about? What's your favorite guilty pleasure?
I'm very open about my music interests, but I more openly display my love of campy Top 40 hits and keep the stuff I really love to myself.
What band or artist changed your life, and how?
Radiohead got me into electronic instrumental music and gave me an understanding of the album as a whole rather than just liking one song.
Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?
Belle and Sebastian's The Boy With the Arab Strap. I'd rather listen to that than anything else, because it always puts me in a good mood, and it's a beautiful album.