What was the first concert you ever saw?
The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl, August 30, 1965.
What CDs are in your changer right now?
George Jones & Merle Haggard, Kickin' Out the Footlights ... Again; Miles Davis, In a Silent Way; B-Tribe, Fiesta Fatal!; Johannes Brahms, Symphony #1; Gram Parsons, The Complete Reprise Sessions.
How many total albums do you own (CDs, vinyl, cassettes, 8-tracks)?
1,000 CDs; 2,000 LPs, 45s and 78s; 500 cassettes and one 8-track (The Outlaws, Wanted!).
Do you download music, and if so, legally or illegally?
No, and I've made a point of not learning how.
What was the first album you owned?
Duane Eddy, $1,000,000.00 Worth of Twang.
What song would you like to have played at your funeral?
Jerry Lee Lewis, "Great Balls of Fire."
Musically speaking, what do you love that your friends don't know about? What's your favorite guilty pleasure?
Without an ounce of guilt, James Reel on KUAT-FM weekday mornings.
What band or artist changed your life, and how?
While serving in the Navy in 1967 a buddy turned me on to aspects of the alternative lifestyle, so to speak, and to the social conscience of our generation expressed through the poetry of Bob Dylan. I've never looked back.
Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?
Iris DeMent, Infamous Angel.