What music did you grow up with (before you were of an age to pick out your own music). What did your folks or older siblings listen to?
Do you think you have any extra affinity (or distaste) for that specific genre as a result? Do you think that an emotional connection/association with music can make you like something that wouldn't normally attract you? I know that certain important people to me have introduced me to types of music that I otherwise wouldn't have explored or appreciated as much.
Nana Miscourri (sp)
John Denver (lots!)
Steve Earle, Monkees, Abba
Remember songs from my sister's high school days like Who's Johnny She Said?, Pop Goes the World, I Love You For Your Pink Cadillac, Somewhere Out There, Walk Like An Egyptian, Spirit In the Sky