“Wish I’d written that” song: “In Circles” by Sunny Day Real Estate. The bass line in that song gives me chills, I can listen to it again and again and it never gets old.
“Wish I could unhear that” song: Man, there are so many. But I have to say that I don’t really want to unhear anything, because I like to know what I don’t like. And in order for that to take place, I have to hear horrible songs like “Cumbersome” by... well, I don’t care. So there you have it. [Editor’s note: It was Seven Mary Three.]
First record I bought with my own money: It was either The Mamas & The Papas or Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass, I can’t quite remember. The first album I bought on CD was Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Bands more people should know about: I’d say check out your local listings and try to find bands in your area to go see. Pout House, Letters From the Sun, Autumn Creatures, Bridges Will Break — that’s only a few, there are plenty more! All kinds of genres! How great is that? Support local business, support local bands!
Saturday night listening: Honestly, it changes all the time, but I do find myself going back to bands like Superdrag, Built to Spill, Swervedriver, Blur, Slint, stuff like that. It was a good time for me when I found those bands, so they’re kind of my go-tos when I’m relaxing.
Guilty pleasure: Smooth jazz, baby! Yep, that’s what I’m talking about! A little Dave Koz; if you haven’t heard his song “Together Again,” you’re missing out. It’s literally the catchiest thing I have ever heard besides that Juicy Fruit commercial’s hook: “The taste, the taste, the taste is gonna move ya!”