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Mike Mullarkey, Career Punk

Mike Mullarkey's Friendster profile lists his occupation as "writer/adventurer/karaoke artiste/career punk," but local music fans may recognize him as Tucson's answer to Beatle Bob: He's front and center at just about every rock show of note. Listing his age as "dyslexic and 13," the ever-youthful Mullarkey is perhaps Tucson's most supportive music fan.

What was the first concert you ever saw?

The Who, Giants Stadium, July 2, 1989.

What CDs are in your changer right now?

On my turntable, actually. The Album Leaf, One Day I'll Be on Time; Dub Narcotic Sound System, Out of Your Mind; Erase Errata, Other Animals; The Knockout Pills, self-titled; The Thermals, More Parts Per Million.

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

Approaching 2,000.

Do you download music, and if so, legally?

No. The best way to discover bands is to go see them live.

What was the first album you owned?

KISS, Dynasty.

What song would you like played at your funeral?

Jawbreaker, "Shield Your Eyes."

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

The first blink-182 album, Cheshire Cat.

What band or artist changed your life, and how?

The Clash, for turning me into a teen punk rocker--and I still am!

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

Husker Du, Zen Arcade.

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