Name, Age: John O., 50
Where from?: Bellingham, Washington, USA
Family & Pets: Married, father, cat guy
Favorite artist: The Cure. No. Mogwai. No. ENO!
Best label in the world: Old School 4AD, Dead Oceans
Best concert ever: Dead Can Dance at the Universal Amphitheatre, ‘96
Top Record of 2022: Planetary Movement by Second Sun
10 Albums for the month-long-stay on the tiny island:
Best joke you always tell: I am a purveyor of the finest dad jokes. For example, “Nothing begins with ‘n’ and ends with ‘g’”.
Best Beyoncé song: “Survivor”? That’s her, right?
Favorite Drink: Water > Coffee > Old Fashioned / Craft Beer (pretty much in those proportions)
Most important piece of advice to tell your 20-year-old-self: Do not cash in that 401(k). Do not sell that bass guitar. Do not sell that mixer.