What piece of art changed your life? How did it affect you? Captain Beefheart's Trout Mask Replica had a huge impact on me. It was so different from everything else. My brother bought it when it first came out. I listened to it a lot. It made it clear that musicians can choose their path. Most musicians try to sound like someone else. I think it's best to do what comes natural and sound like yourself. Jad Fair's legendary band, Half Japanese, plays the Ottobar tomorrow night. Double Dagger is also on the bill.