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OK, Well here’s my story. I’m 28, I’m a girl and I live in LA. I work full time in animation production and I am writing my first screenplay. I’m from Pensylvania and moved to LA 4 years ago after graduating from Temple University. Anyhow, during high school and my first year of college, I worked in a record store where my coworkers and I were major music snobs. We went and saw shows all the time and bought cd after cd with every weekly paycheck. This was about 1992. My favorite bands at the time were The Jesus and Mary Chain, Buffalo Tom, Fugazi the Cure and a few others. My coworker Gregg, brought in "Green Mind" and played it a few times. He would imitate J saying "get me a bucket" which always made me laugh and I instantly fell in love with that album. Plus I was a huge Cure fan and J had covered "Just Like Heaven."

Then in college, when I used to partake in drug use from time to time (nothing gnarly mind you, just normal young adult experimentation). I was ‘shroomin with my roommates one night and we were listening to "Where you Been." Anyway, I was getting all faded and getting all sensitive from the song "Not the Same" and I started saying out loud, "Wow, this guy really misses her…he’s so heartbroken…awwh, he wants to hear that story again!" Needless to say I loved that album too and when I saw Dinosaur Jr. for the first time in 1994 at the Trocadero in Philly, I was blown away.

Now, years later, I am a part of the working society and hoping that if writing goes well, that I can buy my way out of the 9 to 5 crowd…actually in Hollywood it’s more like 9 to 7. I go hiking alot and out with my friends dancing and to bars once in a while. With it being 10 years later from the day I discovered J, I still love his music! Now that I’m older and not as much a music snob as I used to be, I buy into popular stuff too. Especially hip hop, which is embarressing to admit. But some of my favorite bands to date, (aside from J and the popular shit) are Modest Mouse, The Sundays, Buffalo Tom, The Roots and some Sebadoh. Sorry J! But Lou’s got some good songs. I’m in fact, almost too fanatical about J though. I talk about him all the time. It’s pretty funny. I guess it’s because his guitar solos and lyrics make me all emotional. I’ve seen him twice electric and twice acoustic and tomorrow night I’m going to see him again at the El Rey. Yipeeee! I cannot wait.

That’s all for now. I hope you have a nice day and thanks for letting me write my story since I’m at work and would rather do anything than actually do my work! [img]images/smiles/icon_wink.gif[/img]