My father is a musician. I grew up in the Piedmont of South Carolina listening to his renditions of Hank Williams, George Jones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Johnny Cash, Jimmie Rodgers, and Pink Floyd.
When I started listening to music on my own, the grunge scene was coming to an end and alternative was becoming the rage. Bands like The Flaming Lips, The Offspring, Soul Asylum, Dead Eye Dick, White Zombie, The Cranberries, Weezer, and Stone Temple Pilots filled my room from my first radio.
Late night MTV introduced me to King Missle, Fiona Apple, The Butthole Surfers, and Tool.
Alternative rock led to modern rock, and I fell off the band wagon sometime around the emergence of Korn and Limp Bizkit.
The appearance of mp3s followed by broadband came just in time as I was more interested in expanding my music base. I found pop punk bands like Blink 182 and Brodie, ska bands like SDZ and Noisepie, hardcore bands like Evergreen Terrace, alternative metal bands like Dog Fashion Disco, progressive metal bands like Drea