How did you get into 29? Rem
It was 2001, and Mark would play me Automatic for the People over and over and over and over again as I tasted my first sense of true freedom. Nightswimming
is still our song. Green, Out of Time, Monster, Murmur, Eponymous, and Up would follow.
What is a good memory you have involving 30? The Cure
Being in the pit at the Curiosa festival at Coors with Randi, Rory, and Mark drinking margaritas out of insanely large plastic guitar-shaped glasses, the band taking the stage, Robert's hair lit up from behind, hearing the wind chimes and, to quote Randi, dropping to my drunk knees when I realized I was finally, after so many years and so many shows, hearing Plainsong. From the pit. Perhaps my greatest memory of all time, actually.
What was the first song you ever heard by 22? Jenny Lewis
If we count her Rilo Kiley work, then it would be "Jenny, You're Barely Alive", a song that spoke to me as I was throwing away my afternoons on the…