My family has always been very passionate about music. I grew up watching my mother and grandfather give many enthusiastic speeches on their favorite singers and songs. As such, I understood from a young age the profound impact that music can have on people. Due to this interest, I often watched VH1's Behind The Music. One evening in 1998, I caught an episode on the band Depeche Mode. I had heard of Depeche Mode, but wasn't super familiar with them.