Listening to Deacon Blue this morning; I'm not really a fan, but I do like a lot of the tracks on their "Best of" compilations. The only reason I ever listened to them in the first place, though, was because a girl I really liked in college was a huge fan - so naive 18-year-old me thought that if I was also a fan she would be impressed enough to go out with me (or at least acknowledge I exist). Didn't work, obviously, but I still know all the words to Fergus Sings The Blues and Real Gone Kid, more than 25 years later. So thanks, Sam, wherever you are now. Anyone else accidentally get into a band or genre because you were trying to impress someone else?