What's the best album ever made?

RM: Beck's "Mutations" or Michael Jackson's "Thriller"?love the music, not the man.

Who's the greatest living musician?

RM: If I said Ringo Starr, would I lose all my street cred?

What's the best show you've seen live?

RM: How about this instead?the best show I haven't seen live. Greg Brown under a big-top style tent in Bayfield, Wisconsin, this past summer. I love the backwater locales Greg chooses to play. Real funny places, unique places. And though I wasn't there, my folks were, so I still managed to get a signed copy of his new album out of it.

What's the first album you ever bought?

RM: We all have to start somewhere. I started with Amy Grant's "Heart in Motion" on audio tape. No regrets.

What's your music guilty pleasure?

RM: Unexpected, sort of off-color cover tracks are so wonderful. Notables include Mike Doughty doing "Real Love" or Matt Weddle giving "Hey Ya" a minor-key revamp.

If you were the dictator of a small country, what would be your national anthem?

RM: "Beast of Burden" and it would be broadcast every day at 6 p.m., like in Thailand.

If you were onstage with a mic in front of thousands of screaming fans, what would you say?

RM: "Make out!"

Morrison's show, "This Show Is Not Hip," airs on Fridays from 11 a.m. to noon on WBOR 91.1 FM.