Born and raised in Las Vegas, Ashley Thomas moved to Tucson four years ago. She was a baker at Grill until it closed, and now works for American Airlines, "gettin' people in the sky like magic." Thomas grew up playing the piano and singing in choirs until she was in her late teens, and was the first student at her high school to be accepted into a Nevada all-state ensemble all four years. She has surrounded herself with boys in bands ever since. "I don't recommend," she says.
What was the first concert you ever saw?
Spice Girls when I was 12. Thanks, Mom!
What are you listening to these days?
Devo, Tweak Bird, Polysics, Queen, Washed Out, M83, Dead Man's Bones, The Capricorns.
What was the first album you owned?
Ace of Base, The Sign. I used to choreograph dances to that album.
What artist, genre or musical trend does everyone seem to love, but you just don't get?
Dubstep. It's like Megatron getting it on with a dinosaur and then having a hybrid baby named Skrillex. It hurts my brain.
What musical act, current or defunct, would you most like to see perform live?
Musically speaking, what is your favorite guilty pleasure?
"The Bad Touch" by the Bloodhound Gang, and pretty much everything else on the album Hooray for Boobies.
What song would you like to have played at your funeral?
"Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga, so I can rise out of my casket and do the zombie/Thriller dance that she does in her video. Hopefully, Beyoncé will be there.
What band or artist changed your life, and how?
Devo. Freedom of Choice was my first cassette tape handed down to me by my dad, and they have just always stuck with me to this day. Oh, and I like to wear flowerpots on my head.
Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?