1. What was the first record you owned?
Marlo THomas' 'Free To Be (You and Me)'. A whole 33&1/3rd album.
God this one must've driven my parents mad.
2. Is there a song that reminds you most of your childhood?
Jeremiah Was A Bullfrog, Three Dog Night
3. If you could spend a night with five musical artists -- three for their minds and two for their bodies -- who would they be?
Ooooh, a tricky question that offers a few opportunities for answers that aren't by the notes.
David Bowie, Gackt Kamui, Trent Reznor, Mozart, Annie Lennox
I'll let you decide which are which.
4. If your life was a movie, what song/band would play over the following:
Yoko Kanno: Probably something in the Tenku no Escaflowne vein.
David Bowie: 'Wild Is The Wind'
Driving Scene That Consists Mainly of Flashbacks and Love Lost:
Bryan Ferry: 'Slave to Love'
Depeche Mode: 'It Doesn't Matter'
Any other scenes?
The "It'd be appropriate music but get thee behind me, Donna Summers!" scene: KMFDM, just about anything off of 'Nihil'.
5. If applicable, name a song or concert that moved you to tears:
I have a lot of music that makes me bawl like an infant. 'Space Lion' off the soundtrack to Cowboy Bebop (especially the musicbox version). X's album 'Los Angeles'. 'We Could Send Letters', Aztec Camera. About half the shit Roxy Music's ever put out.
6. What do you listen to when you're happy?
ONLY when I'm happy? Oingo Boingo.
7. What do you listen to when you're sad?
Really sad? If 'Los Angeles' is on, just stay the hell away from the door.
8. What do you listen to when you're upset?
Not anything in particular; sometimes, if I'm truly at the end of my tether, I'll dig out some Bowie and slap it on, since older Bowie's the musical equivalent of a peanut-butter and jelly sammich, to me.
9. Name one musical artist you'd like to see banished:
Can't think of any offhand; all I have to do is not listen to them. You just go ahead and listen to whatever you damned well please, or perform what you please, so long's you don't act like I shouldn't do the same.
10. Name an album that's perfect all the way through -- no bad stuff or filler:
Jesus, just one??? No. Here; have several.
Aztec Camera's 'High Land, Hard Rain'. Bowie's 'Heroes'. Costello's 'Spike'. Duran Duran's 'Rio'. Eno's 'Here Come The Warm Jets'. Bryan Ferry's 'Bete Noire' (and no, I'm not bothering with accents grave et circumflex). Peter Gabriel's 'Security'. Robyn Hitchcock's 'Globe of Frogs'. Chris Isaak's 'Forever Blue'.
Okay, I'll knock off the by-alphabet list, but must add in the most universally-liked album ever: Roxy Music's 'Avalon'.
11. Name a song that you'd rather never hear again:
'American Pie'. Fuck, drive the goddamned Chevy off the levy already.
12. Music you like that could be considered a guilty pleasure:
13. If your music collection was about to go up in flames, which five CDs would you save?
This is a silly question.
14. Is there a song that describes you or a situation you've been in so well that you could have written it?
15. What is your favourite soundtrack?
It's Definitely a Howard Shore score: I'm not sure if it's 'Crash' or Naked Lunch, though.
16. What's the best music-related movie?
Probably 'Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders from Mars' will surprise nobody as a pick from me.
17. What is your favourite video of all time?
A tough call. Nine Inch Nails' 'Closer', Bowie's 'Ashes to Ashes', Costello's '45' are all in the running.
18. Current favourite radio hit?
Since I still hear it on the top-40 radio station I occasionally listen to in the car, I have to give this one to Foo Fighters' 'Everlong'-- another song that could have been listed as one that makes me cry.
19. Do you sing or play any musical instruments?
I sing, I know how to play piano and violin, though it's been years since I did play either.