Lily Fairchild-Parks, 18, is a senior at Edge High School. A violin player, she would someday like to start a bluegrass band. She enjoys drawing and other artwork, and has taken summer classes at The Drawing Studio. In her middle school production of Alice Through the Looking Glass, she played a gothic Alice in a black dress and combat boots. Her father, Jim Parks, was the bass player in the legendary Tucson band the Phantom Limbs.
What was the first concert you ever saw?
When I was 6, I saw Trout Fishing in America. But my first "serious" concert was My Chemical Romance at the Rialto in 2005.
What CDs are in your changer right now?
I'm currently way into Múm, Emilie Autumn, The Knife, and Hole.
How many total albums do you own (CDs, vinyl, cassettes, 8-tracks)?
Around 300 CDs and countless tracks on the computer.
Do you download music, and if so, legally or illegally?
I'm not sure. For me, I download legally. When my Dad downloads songs and makes CDs for me, he uses Limewire.
What was the first album you owned?
For Christmas, when I was 12, my Dad got me Blink-182, Enema of the State, and System of a Down, Toxicity.
What song would you like to have played at your funeral?
"What's Going On" by A Perfect Circle.
Musically speaking, what do you love that your friends don't know about? What's your favorite guilty pleasure?
Probably nothing. I would tell anyone that Britney Spears is a fox.
What band or artist changed your life, and how?
Music has been changing my life since I was tiny. But in eighth grade, Holy Wood, by Marilyn Manson, got me in touch with my dark and moody side.
Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?
I have so many, that gun would be the death of me. But if I had to name one, it would be Garbage's (self-titled) first CD.