In high school my music interests fluctuated. I started downloading songs on Napster and Kazaa when it was still cool. Eventually I had a horde of techno remixes. Later I found Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall Live which blew my mind musically. I also got very deep into Radiohead's Kid A, OK Computer, and Amnesiac albums. Both bands remain in my favorite bands to this day.
After High School I went to the University of Minnesota Morris. I didn't continue playing instruments in college. I did however stay involved with music by getting a late night time slot on the college radio station KUMM. If you are not aware of this station, I assure you they take full liberty of the various connotations related to their name. This included their catch phrase "we put KUMM in your ear"and their KUMM splotch logo. It was as crude and sophomoric as any college student could hope for. I occasionally took out new music from the walls of CD's they had, but mostly I brought my own music or played requests. However, after a year and a half of college dorm life at UMM I dropped out and started working for a living.
Music fell out of my life's priorities until I started to get back into the local music scene about three years ago when I enrolled at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities to finish my undergraduate degree. I moved into a house near dinky town close to the Minneapolis campus and that brought me into the proximity of focused musicians again. I was soon drawn into the world of the local Twin Cities music scene. But as I said before, that is a story for another time.