First concert, Rush, fifth grade. Saw again five more times. Moved to metal, punk and skate rock through high school. Saw many live shows, small punk and hardcore, to large venues. Lollapallooza II, (1992) blew me away (Soundgarden, Ministry, PJ, Chili peppers, etc.). Started to appreciate hippie and jam bands after highschool. Seeing MMW and Panic live blew me away. Bought a drum set that I'd dreamed about since I first air drummed to YYZ. Bounced back and forth from all types of genres since then, opening my mind to jazz, bluegrass, and old country only after a long time of rejecting them like I did hippie music for so long with my "punk and hardcore roots". Loves me some TOOL, APC, Queens, SOAD, Clutch, and Misfits thrown right in the Quickmix right next to Miles, Cash, and Panic. Now showing some interest in newer music and Indy rock (they did name it after my hometown, so it better not suck). I pretty much like to shuffle my iPod all the time, so each song is like a miniature bday present, so when I'm on here, it's either QuickMix ALL, or selecting a few stations at a time.
Some might laugh at this wide range of music. Some might call it eclectic. I like to call it open minded. If you have to ask, you'll never know.
I moved from Indiana to Alaska five years ago (not intending to stay) and never looked back. I'm a single, extremely active snowboarder, mtn biker, fisherman, wine and beer afficianado, and music addict. One drawback to this incredible state is a serious lack of live/new music, so I've been hooked on Pandora recently. I found this site after Yahoo Launchcast shut their doors (they were a WHOLE lot better, if you can believe that, coming from Yahoo, but hopefully Pandora will stop repeating songs so often and dial in their "similar artist" (my a**) glitches.