“Music Aficionado from San Diego”
What is the soundtrack to your life?
I would say that it is a combination of classic rock like The Who and Queen, along with great new modern rock like The White Stripes and The Killers. When I am working or writing I listen to an eclectic mix of atmosperic synthwave, video game lo-fi beats, and dark ambient. I also can't help but gravitate to the 80s whenever I need a pick me up.
What is the most annoying song in the world?
Can't get enough of you Baby by Smashmouth
What’s more important to you? Music; or Lyrics? Why?
Definitely music. Writing great lyrics is an art in itself, but most of what I listen to during the workday is atmospheric or ambient with no lyrics. A lot of soundtracks and instrumentals. It just allows me to focus better. I listen to music more for the beats and the feel of it more than the message. When there is a great message that is there to enhance it then it is all the more better. I respect spoken word like Ken Nordine where there is very little music, but I would not say that I could listen to that for very long.
Beck. I like how he has constantly reinvented himself and evolved. I also like how he seems so softspoken and not in your face yet he transforms when he is putting on a performance. He has such a wonderful ability to make a song playful and fun, then makes the next one truly heartfelt and somber, somehow blending it all into a beautiful album. Midnight Vultures was the first album I memorized in its entirety.
If you had the chance to interview an artist, who would it be? (Dead or alive)
I think probably Roger Waters or Tom Waits. I love hearing them speak and they are able to speak passionately and articulately about the things that they care about. They seem like artists that always went about things their way instead of cashing in and becoming mainstream pop.
P!nk last year in LA