Nine Questions

A Tucson native (yes, they exist), Travis Spillers, 34, was once a member of the defunct but fondly remembered local bands Los Federales and the Knockout Pills. These days, he's a mighty busy fella, holding two jobs (at Bookmans and The District), pursuing a degree in sociology at the UA and playing in his current band, the F.A.N.S.S.

What was the first concert you ever saw?

Mac Davis at the Tucson Convention Center. Eat it, Motley Crue!

What CDs are in your changer right now?

The Stooges, Fun House; a Smokey Robinson and the Miracles box set; Bernard Herrmann's Taxi Driver soundtrack; Willie Nelson, Red Headed Stranger.

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

A cool grand of compact discs and vinyl, and no renter's insurance.

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

Yes, I "rip" music often, but it's mostly stuff I would never buy. Who wants to give money to musicians? They certainly don't deserve it.

What was the first album you owned?

I bought three: A Beach Boys' greatest hits album; Tanya Tucker, Dream Lovers; and The Beatles, "White Album."

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

Roxy Music, "Out of the Blue," and then a bunch of real depressing crap. Jackson Browne maybe. No "partying," just uncontrollable sobbing.

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

I like the sound of babies crying while I'm working, and Foreigner, though it's no real secret.

What band or artist changed your life, and how?

Oh, such-and-such punk band changed the way I think, and now that I'm out of that phase, I'm a hippie or a professional of some sort. Long live teenage rebellion!

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

The Saints, Eternally Yours.

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