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99.5 The Mountain
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Cathy Taylor
Weekdays 1 - 3pm

I spent most of my life, and got started in radio, in Florida. And I loved it! Graduated USF then went right into radio which was amazing luck and due to some amazing people. In '99, I was asked by a co-worker, who had won a trip to Colorado but was having a hard time finding a skier in Florida to go with her, if I skied. Having never set foot in snow, of course I said "Sure!" So we went...and taught ourselves to ski on Copper Mountain. Best trip of my life. Since then I have transitioned from skier to snowboarder (and Colorado resident, as of '08!) and haven't looked back. I love Denver, and feel like I've been here my whole life.

3 Questions:

1. What is your guilty pleasure television show? Why do you love it?
What is your guilty pleasure television show? Why do you love it? Seinfeld re-runs. Every show seemed to start a catch phrase of some kind.

2. If you had to choose between a zombie apocalypse and an alien invasion, which would you choose and why?
If you had to choose between a zombie apocalypse and an alien invasion, which would you choose and why?Aliens...there is a chance they could be friendly! Zombies, not so much.

3. If someone wrote a biography about you, what would the title be?
If someone wrote a biography about you, what would the title be? "Don't Assume...And you Know the Rest."

Past 3 Questions:

1. What items would be on the menu for your last meal?
I dream about having an entire chocolate cake to myself. Sounds like the way to go for a last meal.

2. If you had to choose, what mythical creature would you want to be and why?
The unicorn of course.

3. What is your favorite movie of all time?
My favorites are comprised of so many categories. But what makes me put down what I'm doing and watch it every time it comes on cable? Fast Times.

1. What is the greatest love song of all time (in your humble opinion)?
Gotta be Faithfully, Journey.

2. How old were you when you had your first kiss? First fell in love?
I was 12 for the first kiss, and fell in love for the first time at 19.

3. If you were making a mix tape for your significant other what 3 songs would have to be on the tape and why?
Well, there’s Faithfully. Aerosmith, Crazy. Finally, he loves the Beastie Boys, so I’d have to find a way to work as song from them in. THAT is LOVE!

1. If you could live one day as any Mountain artist, who would it be and why?
This might be weird for me, as a girl, to say, but, Jim Hendrix. The gender is beside the point for a moment. I've always been amazed by how his mind worked, such genius, and to live in that mind for a day would be life changing.

2. Is there a time in music you wish you could go back and live (re-live)? When and why?
Late 80' to mid 90's. Now that so many of those bands are classic, bordering on legend...Pearl Jam, Nirvana...and I was there for it the first time watching it grow, I want to do it all again, exactly the same. Good times.

3.What are your top 5 favorite albums of all time?
In no particular order:
Journey - Escape
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
INXS - Kick
Def Leppard - Hysteria

1. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
Christmas Eve Candlelight service. When I was a kid, we used to open the presents from each other on Christmas Eve after church. But then, my dad would make a big deal about driving all over the neighborhood to see the Christmas Lights after the service, then we'd *finally* get home and he'd have to make sure everyone had cocoa first, with exactly 5 mini marshmallows each, all meticulous...all stall tactics. Because it's fun to watch a ten-year-old fake patience at midnight when all those presents are right there.

2. What is your favorite holiday song?
It's a tie: I love that Grinch Song, and that Linus and Lucy Christmas song. I am a cartoon addict, apparently.

3. What is your favorite holiday food?
Cocoa, with exactly 5 mini marshmallows.

1. If you had to choose one Mountain artist to be your therapist, who would it be?
Hmm...well Tom Petty is from my home state and is a no b.s. kinda guy. He'd call me out on stuff on the spot.

2. Tell us what band you wish you had seen live in their prime. When and where do you wish you had seen them?
Zeppelin, of course. The played Denver the day after Christmas, '68.

3. Growing up, what band had the greatest influence on you?
Ok, define 'growing up.' I didn't do any of that as a kid. But in college, the huge band for me was Pearl Jam. Their demo CD was in the shoe box that would be outside the college radio studio door, all jumbled in with the rest, for us to choose from for that night's show. We would sort through them all and based on who-knows-what criteria, select a bunch of CD's to play that night. Nobody had ever heard of any of any of these bands yet. I remember saying, "Who names their band Pearl Jam?" At the time, that kind of comment from me translated to "Intriguing. Yes, let's add them to the 'Yes' stack."

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