Change Me

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My first real appreciation for a song

Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me-Elton John

My Childhood
May 20, 1974

I was gluing together a model car in my basement bedroom at the Happy H and listening to the rock station KJR 95 when Elton John's Don't Let Sun Go Down on Me came on. The first time I heard it I thought it was the worse song I'd ever heard. I think the blues notes were throwing off my affection for sugary pop music. Then, the second time it came on I thought it was the best song I'd ever heard. That led me to buying Caribou, my first album.

Joyful Creative
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Hanging with my buddies

Supertramp - Downstream

My Teens
February, 1977

I enjoyed listening to Supertramp when I was partying with my buddies like Smoke, Daddy, Gangley, Stacks, Nurn, Hobie, Eubie, Bird, Loner and the rest of the gang.

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Transition from high school to college

Jerry Doucette - Mama Let Him Play

My Teens
August, 1979

This is a meaningful song that connected me with my Bothell buddies while I moved on to WAZZU to meet new life-long friends.

Excited Hopeful

When I took my job at Quorum, the first substantial move in my career.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - I Won't Back Down

My 20s
September 15, 1993

I had struggled and learned for 10 years as I began building my career in advertising and then I got a fortunate break to become the creative director at Quorum Int'l.

Important Proud Successful
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The song I share with my wife Michele

The Luckiest - Ben Folds

My 40s

I grew up on Elton John and Billy Joe and found Ben Folds music in the mid-1990's. When I heard The Luckiest, I knew that was the song for Michele and I. We love it.

Joyful Energetic Hopeful