What does your job translate to in practical terms?
It is my job to not only help make sure the public knows about what is going on at the museum, but also to help coordinate internal communications. I also set up interviews and media events with visiting artists. You know the saying "I'll have your people call my people"? I'm that people. I also handle our website, www.rockhall.com, which is currently being revamped.
What have you been listening to lately?
My musical taste seems to run the gamut. My most recent acquisitions have been everything from Aqualung to Madonna, Her Space Holiday to Kudu, Matisyahu to Matt Pond PA. I also seem to be slightly obsessed with Ben Gibbard's voice. I can't get away from anything Postal Service (especially) and Death Cab for Cutie.
Favorite artist in the Rock Hall?
U2. No questions asked.
If you could vote a newer contemporary band into the Rock Hall, who would get your vote?
This is a really hard question. Artists are nominated because of the influence of their music on those that follow. I hope bands that are being discovered through college radio today are that next group. Bands like the Killers and Arctic Monkeys have put some umph back into the pop scene, but who is to know where they will go or if they'll have staying power?
Do you have favorite headphone music?
I only listen on headphones when I'm at the gym, and for the past few months the only thing that has gotten me through my workout is Madonna's Confessions on a Dance Floor. I can't get enough of it!
You're caught in rush hour. What do you put on to get you through?
This will change every day. However, my favorite "rush hour, sunny day, windows down" album is U2's Rattle & Hum. That will always get me home.