1989, a guy who I'd worked with told me about a band he was seeing. That band was DGeneration, spelled just that way. They were playing at the now-closed Continental. It was pretty much a dive but a nice dive. I can still remember how my ears popped from the noise. I began to receive a real education in indie music from this.
What gear do you use?
For radio, I'm using a very old electret condenser mic built by Sony, battery-powered. This connects to a Behringer Eurorack UB802. The PC I use is a 6-year-old, recently retooled HP Pavilion PC.
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
I have too many musical interests to name just one, tho I can say the first cassettes and CDs I bought were influenced themselves from what I read in Alternative Press, SPIN magazines and the like. The first band I really latched onto were The Pixies.
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
Radio is my instrument, tho I have done some time on stage. Once I recited some Kerouac, while a band played behind me. That was great fun. Another time i recited Allen Ginsberg's material, while someone performed on bowed guitar. I've been an extra twice in movies.
I took up drums a long time ago but never kept up with learning it. I can probably get back into it tho. I am also fond of certain instruments that I wish I could play but I wonder about how to keep my income going while doing so.