Christian Ramirez graduated from the UA with a degree in photography in 2009; became the programming and operations coordinator at MOCA-Tucson in 2010; and has been My Gal Friday for more than a year now, taking pictures for my Live reviews. When she's not snapping awesome pics or setting up an exhibit, she often spends her time cradling her lovely cat, Mulder.
What was the first concert you attended?
The first show I ever went to by choice was the RX Bandits at Skrappy's back when it was on Broadway Boulevard and Fifth Street, my freshman year of high school.
What are you listening to these days?
Sound of Silver by LCD Soundsystem; Visions by Grimes; The Horror by RJD2; Gloss Drop by Battles; Helplessness Blues by Fleet Foxes.
What was the first album you owned?
I think I was about 7 when my dad took me to Warehouse Music to buy The Monkees Greatest Hits on cassette.
What artist, genre or musical trend does everyone seem to love, but you just don't get?
I'll never understand the appeal of Bob Marley or reggae in general.
What musical act, current or defunct, would you most like to see perform live?
Selena on her Amor Prohibido tour, duh.
Musically speaking, what is your favorite guilty pleasure?
I don't really believe in guilty pleasures, but I guess Katy Perry would fall into that category. Especially in 3-D.
What song would you like to have played at your funeral?
"Pyramid Song" by Radiohead.
What band or artist changed your life, and how?
A good friend gave me a copy of Lightning Bolt's Wonderful Rainbow when I first started college. They're the first noise band I'd ever listened to, and (they) totally changed my perception of what music can sound like. They were also the steppingstone into a genre I otherwise may have overlooked.
Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?
Kid A, Radiohead.