Change Me

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"Turn Me On, Dead Man"

Revolution 9 Backmask ~ Played Backwards ~ the Beatles

My Teens

I have been a big Beatles fan for my entire life. Every Sunday - including today! - I listen to the Beatles while I drink coffee and read the paper. One day I attended an hour-long lecture on Paul McCartney's death, and all the clues the Beatles left in their music and album artwork pointing to the cover-up. I can still probably talk for twenty minutes on the topic. This song from the White Album, when played backwards, is creepy as hell and a critical part of the cover-up.

First Grateful Dead Show

Grateful Dead - Turn on Your Love Light - Live/Dead

My 20s
October 20, 1988

The first Grateful Dead show I attended was in Houston on October 20, 1988. I didn't know anything about their music going in, and I was blown away by the performance. I knew "Queen Jane, Approximately" by Dylan, but other than I didn't know any songs until they got to "Hey Jude". That knocked me off my feet. The final song of the show was "Turn on Your Love Light" which remains one of my favorites. I've been a lifelong fan ever since!

First Dance at Wedding

Frank Sinatra - "Fly Me to the Moon"

My 30s
August 31, 1997

Frank's the best. From the moment we started talking about the wedding, I knew this was the song I wanted for our first dance. It took some convincing for Mrs. Goodman to agree, but indeed she did.

40th Birthday

Natural Thing - Poi Dog Pondering

My 40s
April 18, 2008

I stumbled upon Poi Dog Pondering when they were playing on the streets of Austin. They have done lots of evolving since then, but I still love them just as much. Stephanie invited them to Phoenix to play for my 40th birthday which was a huge treat for me. This is my favorite song of theirs, including a nice interlude from the House-o-Matics.

Every Chance I Get

I Zimbra

My 40s

David Byrne is a genius. I see him perform every chance I get and each time he brings new imaginative artistry to his music. Dude is an inspiration.