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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

9Q+1: Ron Heathman

Posted By on Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Ron Heathman
  • Ron Heathman

Ron Heathman is a big fan of fresh-roasted coffee. He played guitar in the Supersuckers for 21 years and graduated from Santa Rita High School a long time ago. He is currently working at Sparkroot Coffee Bar + Fare in downtown Tucson.

What was the first concert you attended?
Heart and Firefall at the Tucson Convention Center, in 1977, I believe. Mom took me. It was awesome.

What are you listening to these days?
At this moment, nothing, but in general, I am listening to Psychedelic Soul by the Temptations a lot. That and the last Black Keys record.

What was the first album you owned?
Alice Cooper’s Welcome to My Nightmare. It was on 8-track.

What artist, genre or musical trend does everyone seem to love, but you just don’t get?
Anything with blatant Auto-Tuning in it. That crap hits my ears ugly!

What musical act, current or defunct, would you most like to see perform live?
I would love to have seen Jimi Hendrix when he first arrived in England—if only to see the look on Eric Clapton’s face.

Musically speaking, what is your favorite guilty pleasure?
I would say ABBA, but I don’t feel guilty about that anymore. “Toxic” by Britney Spears. I love that song.

What song would you like to have played at your funeral?
I do not want a funeral, but I suppose “Ramble On” by Led Zeppelin would be appropriate.

What band or artist changed your life, and how?
The Replacements! I first heard them on Virgin Vinyl hosted by Jonathan L. I haven’t been the same since.

Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?
Exile on Main St.

What song should everyone listen to right now?
“SOS” by ABBA. There, I did it. Somehow, I managed to bring up ABBA twice. I might be in need of help.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

9Q+1: Fook

Posted By on Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Fook
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Fook, the morning-show host at KFMA FM 92.1/101.3, moved to Tucson last year from Chicago, where he was a DJ for Q101. Ever since, he’s been waking up KFMA fans with sarcasm and hilarity.

What was the first concert you attended?
Public Enemy with Neil Young—at the time, what I thought was the most-bizarre pairing ever, until I discovered Cool Ranch Doritos and mushrooms.

What are you listening to these days?
I always listen to a lot of reggae and Fun Lovin’ Criminals, but recently Awolnation, Metric and 2 Chainz.

What was the first album you owned?
Billy Joel’s Glass Houses—I was about 7 and was simply attracted to white men with Afros, i.e., father figures.

What artist, genre or musical trend does everyone seem to love, but you just don’t get?
Dubstep. See Key and Peele’s latest skit to know my exact feelings on it.

What musical act, current or defunct, would you most like to see perform live?
Easy, and it fits both categories: Guns N’ Roses.

Musically speaking, what is your favorite guilty pleasure?
Eh, I have very little musical guilt. I have so much actual life guilt to contend with that I simply don’t have time. In that vein: Please let it go, Nickelback-haters. Seriously, they haven’t dressed up like clowns and eaten people. Save your rage for shit that really matters.

What song would you like to have played at your funeral?
Christopher Cross, “Sailing,” and then into “The Imperial March” for the dirt-throwing.

What band or artist changed your life, and how?
Strangely enough, Radiohead. I was on the air, protesting a bad call by the Chicago City Council to not let them play at a park in town, and I organized a moon-in. The moon-in was busted by squad cars, cops on horses and paddy wagons. Therefore, we did not moon. Biggest regret/failure/success of my career.

Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?
It’s an unfair question, but Paul’s Boutique.

What song should everybody listen to right now?
The new Soundgarden single “Been Away Too Long.” It’s furious.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

9Q+1: Walter Gonçalves

Posted By on Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 10:00 AM

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Walter Gonçalves has been a fixture within Tucson’s indie scene since the formation of his post-punk group Early Black in 2007. His singing, guitar-playing and songwriting have helped earn Early Black a substantial local following for fans of underground proto-goth rock, as played in the late 1970s.

What was the first concert you ever saw?
The Ramones in Mexico City during the Mondo Bizarro tour, when I was 15 years old.

What are you listening to these days?
Interpol’s Turn on the Bright Lights; Siouxsie and the Banshees’ The Peel Sessions; and The Chameleons’ Script of the Bridge.

What was the first album you owned?
I think it was Michael Jackson’s Thriller. I remember listening to it as a very young kid with headphones, and it was incredible!

What artist, genre or musical trend does everyone seem to love, but you just don’t get?
Most country music. I’m not talking about Johnny Cash or other awesome country musicians, but the garbage I hear every once in a while on TV or the radio.

What musical act, current or defunct, would you most like to see perform live?
Joy Division.

Musically speaking, what is your favorite guilty pleasure?
Tough to answer. I don’t feel guilty about any of my musical pleasures, but maybe listening to Aphex Twin’s Selected Ambient Works too much when I was, like, 13 … a little too pretentious.

What song would you like to have played at your funeral?
Joy Division’s “Atmosphere.”

What band or artist changed your life, and how?
The Cure. Listening to their early albums really changed my outlook on music.

Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?
That’s an almost impossible question to answer. I’d say My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless.

What song should everyone listen to right now?
The Fall’s “Totally Wired.”

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