What was the first concert you ever saw?
Rush, Grace Under Pressure. Journey with Foreigner was too subversive for my parents.
What CDs are in your changer right now?
Café Tacuba, Un Viaje; Electroshockbox; The Dead 60s, The Dead 60s; The Futureheads, The Futureheads; The Clash.
How many total albums do you own (CDs, vinyl, cassettes, 8-tracks)?
It's easier to measure in milk-crate-fulls. Must be in double digits by now.
Do you download music, and if so, legally or illegally?
I spend enough on local and national bands (merch, CDs, drinks), not to mention the time I devote to TucsonScene, to feel guilt-free about occasional ripping and burning.
What was the first album you owned?
Nicked--Meet the Beatles from my grandma's basement. Used--Sgt. Pepper at an Entenmanns's Thrift Store in Chicago. New--Saturday Night Fever soundtrack.
What song would you like played at your funeral?
The rockabilly version of Morrissey's sardonic "There's a Place in Hell for Me and My Friends." But why choose now? My future holds 60 more years of favorites to come.
Musically speaking, what do you love that your friends don't know about? What's your favorite guilty pleasure?
Britney Spears, "Toxic"; blink-182; Justin Timberlake; Scissor Sisters; Vanilla Ice.
What band or artist changed your life, and how?
Beatles for the music, Kiss for the makeup, then The Knack. I broke two Sears drum kits and one guitar playing along to those records, Get the Knack in particular.
Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?
Café Tacuba, Re. Ska/punk/mariachi songs to get out your aggressions, disco/pop to sway your head to, Los Tres Panchos-worthy canciones de amor for obvious reasons.