Interview conducted by James Macfarlane

JM: How have your tastes in music changed over time?

IT: In the early years, I was hard into Ozzy, Crue, AC/DC and Maiden.  My first concert was Somewhere on Tour- Iron Maiden-1987.  Eddie was walking around the stage at Maple Leaf Gardens, it was cool!  That crew of friends got in a lot of trouble…Next, I was into anything from CFNY-Smiths, New Order, Depeche Mode, Cure.  Then went to Uni, and the Grunge era was upon us:  Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Jane’s Addiction, in addition to UK imports like Oasis, The Verve and of course Coldplay.  But through it all I still have my top 5 that I can listen to on a deserted island.

JM: What was your favourite song when you were in high school?

IT: Probably something from a John Hughes Movie – “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” by Simple Minds – Great soundtracks from his movies.  Always great songs for High school dances!