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A former member of past local bands The Lovers and Two Parts Punk, 34-year-old Tucson native Eric Hubbard currently owns and operates the furniture fabrication firm Ply-Tran. In his spare time, he enjoys skateboarding and drinking canned beer. Stephen Seigel, musiced@tucsonweekly.com

What was the first concert you ever saw?

J. Geils Band, 1981, at the Tucson Convention Center.

What CDs are in your changer right now?

John Frusciante, The Will to Death; Giant Haystacks, Blunt Instrument; Iggy Pop and James Williamson, Kill City; Sloppy Seconds, Destroyed; Motorhead, 1916.

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

Not that many ... 150 CDs, 50 records.

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

I wish.

What was the first album you owned?

J. Geils Band, Freeze Frame.

What song would you like played at your funeral?

Hmmm ... I'll go with "Centerfold" by J. Geils Band.

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

There are loads, but just to name a few, the soundtracks to Cabaret and Chicago, Yoko Ono's music and Bloodspasm.

What band or artist changed your life, and how?

Mark Miller, former guitarist for Back Stab Gospel. He always reminds me that you have to be good to be bad.

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

John Frusciante, Niandra Lades and Usually Just a T-Shirt.

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