Amanda Paige Albert was born in the wrong era. Albert would have been comfortable when disco was still cool. The 25-year-old photographer, born and raised in the Old Pueblo, graduated from the UA with a degree in Art History and currently works for Center for Creative Photography. When the sun sets, Albert and the rest of the members of 5,6,7 WAX spin records from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thursdays at Old Town Artisans Galleries and La Cocina Restaurant. Albert will be spinning at the upcoming Glitter Ball event on Saturday, March 22 at the Rialto before she leaves for New York City.
What was the first concert you attended?
First by my own free will was Spice Girls, but I am pretty sure it was Travis Tritt.
What are you listening to these days?
Janelle Monae, Nobunny, Big Freedia, Acorn Bcorn, SWV and a lot of disco.
What was the first album you owned?
No Doubt's Tragic Kingdom followed closely by Alanis Morisette's Jagged Little Pill. Explains a lot ...
What artist, genre or musical trend does everyone seem to love, but you just don't get?
Celtic rock. No further comment.
What musical act, current or defunct, would you most like to see perform live?
1967 Tom Jones or 1976 ABBA.
What is your favorite guilty pleasure?
Don't believe in guilty pleasures. I'll scream from the roof tops about how much I love Drake.
What song would you like to have played at your funeral?
Ester Dean's Drop It Low. No, but really Teenage Riot by Sonic Youth.
What band or artist changed your life, and how?
The White Stripes taught me rock and roll, and I still get chills after all these years.
Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?
Whipped Cream & Other Delights by Herb Alpert & The Tijauna Brass. Hi Mom!