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Nathan Bentley is the manager of Kanella's Now and Then Clothing, located at 338 N. Fourth Ave. Bentley, aka Saint Lester Bolles, is the bassist for the Absolute Fucking Saints, who are currently at work on a new album, More Evil. After hanging up his "party hat" a few years back, Bentley has taken to long nights of board games with his "ol' lady" and story time with his 3-year-old son.

What was the first concert you ever saw?

The first "show" I ever saw was the Meat Puppets at a place called the Back Door; that was more of show rather than a concert. The first "concert" I ever saw was, I think, the Thompson Twins.

What CDs are in your changer right now?

I don't actually have any CDs--I have a ton of MP3s, though. I have a lot of albums, too, so, in the way of albums, I would say The Melvins, Honky; Devo, Freedom of Choice and Herb Alpert, South of the Border.

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

I own about 300 albums and a few CDs and tapes. I have around 12,000 MP3s.

Do you download music, and if so, legally or illegally?

No (sarcastically)! Not at all, and legally, of course (still dripping with sarcasm).

What was the first album you owned?

The first album I ever owned was Devo, New Traditionalists. The first album I bought with my own money was Queen, The Game.

What song would you like played at your funeral?

"Waltz in A Minor," the Saturday Night Live closing theme. It's very sad and it signifies the end of the show.

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

Bad emo bands! I don't know why, but I do. That, and really sad songs by crappy radio bands. Cheer up, Emo Nate.

What band or artist changed your life, and how?

Well, Bauhaus ... and Bowie ... and the Beatles? Yeah, those guys.

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

Four options here: Bauhaus, Burning From the Inside; Metallica, Kill 'Em All; Pink Floyd, The Wall; and everything up through Vivisect 6 by Skinny Puppy. Good enough?

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