My name is Alexander Liss. On the internet I am known as housethegrate (all lower-case, no spaces). I was born in 1985, right here in Portland, Oregon, where I have resided for my entire life.
I never really even liked music until I was about 12 years old. I was very turned off by the music my older brother listened to and watched on MTV. I distinctly remember actually asking him why he liked music. But I credit my brother for getting me interested in music when I was finally ready.