My very first favorite band, the one I fell in love with, was The Flaming Lips. My favorite album was "The Soft Bulletin," and I finally got to see them live in Orlando earlier this year, I think. My sister got to dance on the stage and she let me talk to Wayne on the phone from backstage. It was a great day and I'll always be indebted to the Flaming Lips for introducing me to music that really makes me feel great.
Later it was Sonic Youth, Cat Power, Sebadoh, Elliott Smith, Tom Waits and then I had a firm background of music.