I read once that the music we listen to between the ages 18-24 is the music we revert back to for the rest of our lives. It provides us a measure for what music should be. It defines us. Is this true for you?
For me, this music would be what we called "college radio." Is that term ever used any more? It was the 80s, and I listened to R.E.M., The Talking Heads, and the B-52s, Elvis Costello and Laurie Anderson. I do still listen to them, I must admit. And although I continue to find new tunes to groove by–The Roots, Wilco, Radiohead, and Ani DiFranco–there is something central about the music of my youth. What was the first concert you attended?