What was your first concert?
The first concert I remember hitting without an adult chaperone was Lenny Kravitz feat. Slash...must've been circa 1990.
I see my buds play small local venues just about every week, but the last major show I went to was either Sade @ Staples Center or Men of Soul: feat. Jeffrey Osborne, Freddie Jackson, & Peabo Bryson @ The Hollywood Bowl.
First album, tape or cd you bought?
My first 45RPM was Stevie Wonder's "I Just Called To Say I Love You." My first cassette was Paul McCartney's "Pipes of Peace," because it had "Say, Say, Say" on it. My first CD was The Beatles "Rubber Soul."
Last album you bought?
DJ Rogers, "It's Good To Be Alive"
Was there any album that made a significant impression on you?
There were several albums throughout my formative years that blew my young mind. During some particularly sensitive periods, my parents assumed I was gay:
Beastie Boys, "License To Ill"
Guns n' Roses, "Appetite For Destruction"
George Michael, "Listen Without Prejudice"
Fiona Apple, "Tidal"
Jeff Buckley, "Grace"
Marvin Gaye, "Here, My Dear"
Maxwell, "Urban Hang Suite"
Who is your musical hero?
Quincy Jones + Michael Jackson, together.
How important do you think music is to your creative process?
Music is pretty necessary to help me zone out while I draw, but since I can't focus on two things at once, I usually have to turn it off when brainstorming or beating off.
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