My Dad brought me up on the Beatles and the Clash, my Mom with Billy Joel and the B-52s. I started buying my own music at age 10 and my first purchases included DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince – Homebase, Nirvana – Nevermind, TLC – Ooooo on the TLC Tip, and the Cramps – Big Beat from Badville. My favorite band of all time is !!! and I obsessively collect setlists and posters from the shows I attend even as I approach 40.
I taught myself guitar after discovering Nirvana and dove headfirst into punk music. I have played in bands, written music, booked tours, run a record label, silk screened t-shirts, ran a fanzine, had a music festival themed wedding and rock & roll themed honeymoon and am now attempting to write interesting blogs about music here for my own enjoyment! I love music more than anything.