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Mark Lowry

Hi, I'm a capricorn who loves asian cuisines, live theater and, oh yeah, music, which is what we're supposed to talk about. So here goes:

My three favorite artists are probably the same three goddesses most loved by everyone involved with Ecto: Happy, Tori and KaTe.

I love every one of their albums, but to give you a closer feel about my tastes, here's my ranking on each artist and the albums:


  1. Warpaint
  2. Many Worlds Are Born Tonight
  3. Rearmament
  4. Rhodes II
  5. Ecto
  6. Equipoise
  7. Rhodes I
  8. Building the Colossus
(Love "The Keep" and "Rhodesongs," too)
Favorite Happy songs: "Terra Incognita" and "Ra Is a Busy God"


  1. Boys for Pele
  2. Little Earthquakes
  3. Under the Pink
  4. From the Choirgirl Hotel
Favorite Tori songs: "Doughnut Song"; "Sugar"; "Tear In Your Hand"


  1. The Dreaming
  2. The Hounds of Love
  3. The Kick Inside
  4. The Red Shoes
  5. The Sensual World
  6. Never For Ever
  7. Lionheart
Favorite KaTe songs: "Jig of Life"; "The Morning Fog"; "All the Love"

The only other artist who I own the entire collection of (meaning all domestic albums and EPs, plus several singles, imports and boots) is Concrete Blonde. I love anything Johnette Napolitano touches. She's another one of my goddesses. ("Bloodletting" is probably my favorite album of all time -- mainly because it's a very personal album to me and reminds of a specific time in my life).

Oops, I lied. I also have Michelle Shocked's entire collection ... she's another fave. I grew up in a town not far from the one she grew up in.

And I guess I have complete collections of several artists who have four or fewer albums (Liz Phair, Tricky, Wendy MaHarry, Me'Shell NdegeOcello, etc.)

Working on completing collections of: Nick Cave, Ani DiFranco, Legendary Pink Dots, Edward Ka-Spel, Dead Can Dance, Cowboy Junkies, Indigo Girls (I think only "Strange Fire" and "Indians Nomads Saints" left).

My musical tastes are extremely eclectic: I enjoy good music (and occasionally not so good music) of any genre -- rap, country and western (hey, I live in Fort Worth, Texas -- and I jumped right on that ya'llternative bandwagon: Robert Earl Keen and Asylum Street Spankers!) and metal included. However, the bulk of my collection is definitely Ectophilic.

Since joining the Ecto mailing list in the summer of 1998, my collection has increased like crazy, and I've discovered such wonderful artists as Veda Hille, Heidi Berry, Holly McNarland, Katell Keineg, October Project and much more.

Questions? E-mail me.

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Amber Asylum

Tori Amos

Laurie Anderson

Cat Power

Concrete Blonde

Lisa Gerrard and Pieter Bourke

PJ Harvey

Veda Hille



Sarah McLachlan

Holly McNarland

Sinéad O'Connor

Happy Rhodes

Michelle Shocked


Patti Smith

Lucinda Williams

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