HIGH SCHOOL REUNION: David Korman (2001-2005)

October 13. 2011 | By David Korman

In high school I took guitar lessons, failed a music theory class, and surrounded myself with musical friends, one of whom screamed terrifyingly into the microphone as the front-man of a hardcore band. The development of my musical tastes began at an early age with my father’s collection. I fondly recall my dad playing and singing along to “Carry That Weight” by The Beatles. He also introduced me to James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, 10,000 Maniacs, The Beach Boys, and The Allman Brothers.

At the age of 10, I bought my first CDs; Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill and Green Day’s Dookie.

At thirteen, Dispatch, Guster, and The Offspring were my guiding lights. I started going to concerts at 14. I got to see Leslie West from Mountain perform at The Turning Point, a tiny bar in Piermont, NY. I saw R.E.M. at Madison Square Garden and Dave Matthews Band at Randall’s Island. My senior year I worked the sound board for our spring musical, Sophisticated Ladies, a Duke Ellington review. A love affair with jazz ensued.

The Strokes – Reptilia‬

‪Modest Mouse – Bury Me With It‬

‪Franz Ferdinand – The Dark Of The Matinée

Supergrass – Kiss Of Life‬

‪Coheed and Cambria – A Favor House Atlantic‬

Placebo – Pure Morning‬

Saves the Day – At Your Funeral‬

Dashboard Confessional – Again I Go Unnoticed‬

Doves – Black and White Town‬

The Bravery – An Honest Mistake‬

Sublime – Garden Grove‬

Outkast – Mrs. Jackson‬

Dave Matthews Band – Raven

R.E.M. – Man On the Moon‬‬

Talking Heads – Seen and Not Seen‬

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