I love music! I do, I love it. So, now that that's out in the open, I can get to the specifics. I would have to say that my favorite band for it's longevity in the category of favorite bands, has to be the Waterboys, lead by Mike Scott. I fell in love with them in 1985, and have since had many affairs with the likes of them. The Waterboys represent to me everything I want in a band. And that one thing I want and admire most in bands is "change". That is, in changing their sound, and the Waterboys have done that many many times with each new album comes a little bit more change, some more drastic than others, but change nevertheless.
Some of my other favorite artists include: Seattle's the Walkabouts, Denver's Devotchka, Englands' Gang of Four, Portland's the Dandy Warhols, Talk Talk, The The (you know gotta include those double named bands), World Party, Yo La Tengo, the Fall, M Ward, Sonic Youth, the Feelies, Glaxie 500, Velvet Underground, Talking Heads and there are countless others, including many newer bands of today.
A little about me, well, I am, I suppose, a veteran in the music collecting and sharing area. I have been collecting vinyl records since I was a teen in the early 80s. Went to school in Gunnison, Colorado, where I received my BA in communications and theatre with a minor in English. I was a dj at the college radio station--KWSB, and became the music director in 86 and 87. In 1988 about 40 days after graduating from Western State College in August, I packed my car and moved out to Seattle, Washington. It was a little well kept secret of my own that I would someday move to Seattle. A place that seemed magical to me as a kid, just because no one ever talked about it, but I knew from looking at maps and the like, that it would be the place for me. A place capturing the familiar- mountains, but then it also lent itself to lots of water too.