7ish years of Employment
This is a special farewell installment of The Employee Interview. Don't worry-- you are not going to lose Brad's insightful blogs, it's just that we, the SF store, are losing him to the LA store this week. Just like in baseball, he's been recruited for their team and will be moving next week. It will be quite a loss for those of us up here in SF to suffer. Brad, we salute you! It won't be the same without you. But at least we will probably still get to watch the Oscars together. (If they happen-- agh what an awards show season!)
ME: What was the first concert you remember going to?
BS: Depeche Mode...Even though my seats were so far away I could barely see them it was one of the highlights of my life. It was just exciting to see that all these other people actually liked the same band as me.
I loved that feeling when I first started going to shows. I was thinking, "Who ARE all these people?" I've actually met so many people who work here who were at shows I was also at in the late 90s/early 2000s! I love it. That's how I knew Amoeba was my home. So who was the first artist that really got you into music and why?
I am sure it was probably Morrissey and The Smiths. He was for sure the first person I was obsessed with, other than maybe Michael Jackson or Cyndi Lauper. Morrissey was the first artist where I was actually reading all the liner notes and buying all the magazines with him in it. It was fantastic as a young kid to listen to music and lyrics that you could completely relate to even though they were coming out of a man from a totally different world and reality.