Ria Tsinas is an archaeologist who, in one way or another, has been involved with music in Tucson for 20 years (booking, merchandise sales, door sales, fan). It started with her aunt, who ran the Pink Cadillac.
What was the first concert you ever saw?
Danzig, Fall From Grace and Aftermath at Mudbugg's, July 5, 1989. I was 9.
What CDs are in your changer right now?
A compilation that my bestie Mark Beef made me; Lost Sounds, Black Wave; Nobunny, Love Visions; Digital Leather, Warm Brother; The Gits, Frenching the Bully; Body Count, Body Count; the Dutchess and the Duke, She's the Dutchess, He's the Duke; Mr. Gnome, Deliver This Creature; Destruction Unit, Self Destruction of a Man.
How many total albums do you own (CDs, vinyl, cassettes, 8-tracks)?
I live a pretty transient lifestyle, so I've lost and regained the same stuff several times over, but I'll take a guess and say upwards of 500.
Do you download music, and if so, legally or illegally?
What was the first album you owned?
Guns N' Roses, G N' R Lies.
What song would you like to have played at your funeral?
Besides the fact that it will be topless ... I have a whole compilation picked out just for this purpose. Two choice cuts: "Born to Run" and "Hey Hey, My My."
Musically speaking, what do you love that your friends don't know about? What's your favorite guilty pleasure?
I really don't have one. My friends know about my Beyoncé and Justin Timberlake jamz.
What band or artist changed your life, and how?
Guns N' Roses, because they gave me an excuse to scream expletives at the top of my lungs in my undies at 8 years old, and the Reatards, because they brought that foul-mouthed screaming child back to life when I was an adult.
Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?
It changes depending on my mood, so right now, I'll say GG Allin's EMF.