Nine Questions 

It's a wonder Teresa Driver has the time to write poetry and perform regularly at various poetry-friendly venues, considering she's the new executive director of the Tucson Poetry Festival (Oct. 6-9 at the Historic Y, 738 N. Fifth Ave.), the secretary/treasurer of IATSE 415 (the stagehand's union), and a mother of two. No one is quite sure if she actually possesses super powers.

What was the first concert you ever saw?

The first concert I remember was Air Supply in Yuma at the Convention Center. The first concert I attended was the Monterey Pop Festival in 1969; I saw Jimi Hendrix, but I don't remember it. My mother is unclear about the details from that part of our lives.

What CDs are in your changer right now?

Bruce Phillips, Lunchbox Songs; Tom Waits, The Heart of Saturday Night; Buena Vista Social Club. I mostly listen to KXCI.

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

No albums; probably about 80-100 CDs, and two milk crates full of cassettes in a pile.

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

I do not download music, but I would love for someone to teach me how.

What was the first album you owned?

Two 8-tracks that I got at the same time--the soundtrack to FM and the soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever--in fifth grade.

What song would you like played at your funeral?

"Life Is a Cabaret," but not the Liza Minnelli version.

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

I don't have any--I'm pretty open. I guess I've never felt like I should be ashamed of my musical taste, even if it's bad.

What band or artist changed your life, and how?

The Grateful Dead, and I'd have to say that's self-explanatory. If you're over a certain age, anyway.

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

Anything by Leonard Cohen or Tom Waits.

More by Annie Holub


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Latest in Nine Questions

Most Commented On

  • Vintage Vinyl

    Quinstrels "I've Got a Girl"/"Tell Her" Moxie Records M.R.C.—1965
    • Jul 13, 2017
  • Vintage Vinyl

    The Frozen Sun “Electric Soul”/”Electric Soul” (long version) Captain Zoomar Records, 1969
    • Jun 29, 2017
  • More »

Facebook Activity

© 2017 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation