i've wanted to make music my entire life. i was in love with the beatles, a guy named bryan duncan, queen, styx, when i was very very young. then i heard the teenage mutant ninja turtles' coming out of our shells and that changed my life. the band that we first formed a band in order to cover was mxpx. i was into them, slick shoes, craigs brother, all those bands. then i heard radiohead and they changed my life. them and ben folds and mars volta were my big ones for a while. then pat metheny and ryuichi sakamoto changed me. thats where i am now. as jeff asked, how about you?