I like to think that listening to new music suggested by someone else is a bit like the moments your parents put a new, curious looking vegetable in front of you as a kid. The dilemma being that you know you have to eat it in order to get to dessert or in the case of music you have to get through that conversation with your brother-in-law who is trying to impress you with his worldly knowledge of "some band he heard." You see when you're a kid you smile and nod your way through most meals and it isn't until you're older that you acquire the taste for different foods. The same can be said about music. When I was a kid I listened to whatever Muchmusic pumped out: crap (sorry, Bradford Howe). The turning point for me was when my dad made me listen to hours of James Brown and the Famous Flames (amongst other Motown greats) and my mother played me Lou Reed's Transformer album. As I got older I started listening to that stuff my parents used to force on me. I acquired the taste for all sorts of different music and one thing led to another and I acquired a music library of about 20,000 songs that I wouldn't have had otherwise. So when I suggest to give the debut EP (Submarine) of Arctic Monkeys' front man, Alex Turner, a listen and you look at me like I'm a plate full of brussel sprouts I won't take it personal. By the way, if you do listen to that EP I suggest the tracks "Stuck on the Puzzle" and "Piledriver Waltz."