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For the last 20 years, Brian Jerome Peterson has been the resident sound engineer at the Arizona Theatre Company, where he is currently working on his 50th show. He has also produced recordings by a number of bands, local and otherwise, including Tucson's Hillwilliams and the Eyepennies, and Mexico City's Cuerpos sin Sombra.

What was the first concert you ever saw?

I believe it was the Monkees, in 1969, with my brothers, in Des Moines, Iowa. I was 5 years old.

What CDs are in your changer right now?

My pile of CDs right now includes U2's How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, the Beatles' Revolver, Cuerpos sin Sombra, and an old Bruce Springsteen CD I just bought, because all my Boss is on vinyl, and I wanted to listen to him in the car.

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

About 300 CDs, a bunch of old vinyl and cassettes I have in storage, and about 100 8-tracks I have somewhere.

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

I don't download music, because, as a sound person, the fidelity of MP3s drives me crazy. You can hear all the (makes swooshing noise), and I can't stand it.

What was the first album you owned?

I believe the first one I owned was Jethro Tull's Aqualung, but the first one I bought was either the Beatles' Rubber Soul or Neil Young's Harvest.

What song would you like played at your funeral?

I am not going to die, but if I did, it would be "Bad" by U2, among many others.

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

Being a sound designer, I come across many different cultures and different music. I like Sephardic music, Cuban music like Celia Cruz, blues. Um, I don't really listen to things that I mind people knowing about.

What band or artist changed your life, and how?

Listening to music like the Beatles is what made me go into music--the whole post-Vietnam, youth-rebellion thing.

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

Bang, I'm dead.

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