Nine Questions

Born in Phoenix, Connor Woods moved to Tucson from Seattle three years ago to become a member of the band Blues. He left that group earlier this year (it's now called My Science) and currently sings in a new band, The Gentlemen of Monster Island, which will perform along with Garboski and Mr. Gnome at Plush on Friday, Nov. 27. In his spare time, Woods enjoys doing dishes, blacking out and picking scabs.

What was the first concert you ever saw?

Michael Bolton at the Desert Sky Pavilion in west Phoenix. My sister made me. I mean, she didn't have to try that hard, but ...

What CDs are in your changer right now?

Eh, don't have a changer; I'm primarily a slave to the iPod. Currently, I can't put aside the new Converge album, Axe to Fall, or the new Girls album, aptly titled Album.

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

Well, I sold most of everything years ago to get money to leave the desert (lo and behold ...), but I retain a handful of sentimental CDs, about 100 LPs and 50 to 60 7-inches.

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

I "share" files. How's that?

What was the first album you owned?

Queen, Greatest Hits, Vol. 1.

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

Would I be vain if I knew right away? It'd have to be "Loomer" by My Bloody Valentine.

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

I'm fairly sure it's well-recognized by all of my friends that I have very bad taste. With that said, I still love Reel Big Fish.

What band or artist changed your life, and how?

Fugazi changed my life. They spoke to me in a way no other artist could at a time in which I was in desperate need.

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

John Coltrane, A Love Supreme.

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