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A self-described "old punk who did some good for himself and his family," Vegetable was the singer in the now-defunct punk outfit Grimy Offensive Drunks (G.O.D). He's currently a happily married father of three, the sous chef at Lookout Bar and Grille at the Westward Look Resort and the proud rider of a "fast as hell" scooter.

What was the first concert you ever saw?

Kiss, in 1977 or 1978, in Phoenix. My older cousin took me. What I can remember, I loved.

What CDs are in your changer right now?

Dude, I ride a scooter! At home, Gwen Stefani or something like that--I have a 13-year-old daughter.

How many total albums do you own (CDs, vinyl, cassettes, 8-tracks)?

About 300 12-inch records, 300 7-inch records, close to 500 CDs and, according to my wife, Ayn, a million freaking tapes.

Do you download music, and if so, legally or illegally?

If it is illegal, why does my computer come with that software?

What was the first album you owned?

My first record was Toby the Big Little Tugboat. Later, my cousin gave me Kiss, Destroyer.

What song would you like to have played at your funeral?

"Thirteen" by the late, great Johnny Cash.

Musically speaking, what do you love that your friends don't know about? What's your favorite guilty pleasure?

Prince and the Revolution, Purple Rain, is a great album. In fact, I wanted to do a cover of "When Doves Cry," but (G.O.D. bandmate and Weekly contributor) Mark Beef said I was annoying enough already.

What band or artist changed your life, and how?

Conflict really opened my eyes and made me think about a lot of things, like how punk just wasn't some outsider clique, but a real movement that could achieve some kind of change.

Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?

Conflict, The Ungovernable Force. It's a really powerful album with a great message.

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