What was the first concert you ever saw?
Duran Duran on the Big Thing tour. My dad took me with my best friend.
What CDs are in your changer right now?
Louis XIV, who I'm so impressed with--they're real solid. I'm also listening to the Kinks and T-Rex.
How many total albums do you own (CDs, vinyl, cassettes, 8-tracks)?
There's absolutely no way I could know that--it would take me days to count. Somewhere in the thousands.
Do you download music, and if so, legally or illegally?
I have to for my job; there's no avoiding it! A lot of times, it's indie bands from their Web sites, so it's legit. I would say 90 percent of my downloads are legal.
What was the first album you owned?
Michael Jackson, Off the Wall. It makes you want to get up and shake your ass ... it's still one of my favorite albums. And this was back when Michael was still human.
What song would you likeplayed at your funeral?
Radiohead, "Subterranean Homesick Alien."
Musically speaking, what do you lovethat your friends don't know about? What's your favorite guilty pleasure?
A true music lover will find a positive in anything they like, and have nothing to be ashamed of. I should be ashamed of liking disco, but I'm not.
What band or artist changed your life, and how?
Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley and U2. At 6 years old, I was already a rabid music fan. Although (M.J. and Elvis) are different types of music, at age 6, they really opened my eyes to what was out there. (For U2), around the age of 13 or 14, it was the first time I became obsessed with a band in every which way. Now they suck!
Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?
To a hardcore music nerd, that is the most morbid and cruel question. A true music lover's head would explode thinking of an answer. If there's a gun to my head, and I have to name one album, I'd rather be dead.