Nine Questions

Tucson native Justin McLamarrah describes his life these days as follows: "At night, I sling booze for Plush, where I have now 'worked' for a little over five years. In the day, I help to combat the forces of good as the Super Villain J-Balls, the omnipotent and maniacally egotistical student of life."

What was the first concert you ever saw?

Guns N' Roses with Soundgarden. I was like 16 years old. What a time!

What CDs are in your changer right now?

My CD changer includes a one-disc super cartridge. It currently holds Eazy-E, Eazy-Duz-It.

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


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

I got an iPod for 5 years of service at Plush, but I still haven't used it. Someday ...

What was the first album you owned?

Michael Jackson, Thriller.

What song would you like to have played at your funeral?

I am never going to die. (That song "Blow the Wind: Pie Jesu" by Jocelyn Pook has a nice terminal sound to it.)

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

Hair Rock rules (Motley Crue), and I can't stop singing that damn Moulin Rouge! Wait a second--who exactly is gonna see this?

What band or artist changed your life, and how?

That is a strangely difficult question. I guess in a way all my musical ventures have shaped and changed me. Nine Inch Nails did a number on me, but they were just trying to save me from Prince and Madonna. Of course, the Grateful Dead changed me, but that was in a different way. Today, the only artist I really go out to see is Al Perry.

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

No problem: Pink Floyd, Animals.