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Something Wicked This Way Comes

These cops have a beat, but can you dance to it?

Maybe law enforcement's resistance to the idea of increased rave activity on the Front Range is due to a simple matter of taste (and a generation gap). After all, sheriffs are people, too, and they just might find the events less threatening if the music wasn't so strange. (Arapahoe County Sheriff Patrick Sullivan Jr. recently described it as "techno-rock music" with a mixture of bemusement and confusion that sounded about as natural as Peter Jennings's coverage of Rage Against the Machine's appearance outside the Democratic National Convention.) With this in mind, we asked some of our favorite Boys in Brown to name a few of their fave songs and artists. The wise would-be rave promoter might consider asking his DJ to spin a few of these picks alongside tracks from BT and Aphrodite. Who knows? It might end up as some some wicked science. -- Bond

Sheriff James A. Alderden, Larimer County

Favorite artist: Mostly country-Western artists, Roy Orbison

Sheriff John Anderson, El Paso County

Favorite artist: Enya

Current favorite CD: Shepherd's Moon

Twenty years ago, listening to: Simon and Garfunkel

Likes to dance to: Not a dancer

Favorite song of all time: Lee Greenwood's "Proud to Be an American"

Sheriff George Epp, Boulder County

Favorite artist: Buddy Holly

Sheriff Don Krueger, Clear Creek County

Favorite artist: Willie Nelson

Current favorite song: Lewis Calvin DeWitt's "Flowers on the Wall"

Twenty years ago, listening to: Country

Likes to dance to: Latin, country

Favorite song of all time: Willie Nelson's "Always on My Mind"

Sheriff William T. Shearer, Adams County

Favorite artist: Mariachi Vasquez, Selena Quintanilla Perez

Current favorite CD: Como La Ves, Mariachi Vasquez

Twenty years ago, listening to: Country-Western

Likes to dance to: Latin, country-Western

Favorite song of all time: "The Star-Spangled Banner"

Ari Zavaras, Manager of Safety, City and County of Denver

Favorite artist: Elvis

Current favorite CD: The Best From the Past, Elvis Presley

Twenty years ago, listening to: Elvis and rock and roll

Likes to dance to: Mood music

Favorite song of all time: Elvis Presley's "The American Trilogy"

Sheriff Steve Zotos, Doulgas County

Favorite artist: Tchaikovsky

Current favorite CD: Creedence Clearwater Revival, Creedence Clearwater Revival

Twenty years ago, listening to: Creedence Clearwater Revival

Likes to dance to: Rock and roll

Favorite song of all time: Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture

Doesn't like: Country-Western and rap

Alderden

Anderson

Shearer

Zotos

 
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