Nine Questions

Rebecca Safford

Rebecca Safford has lived in Tucson for 10 years and is currently working to open Tap and Bottle, a beer-and-wine shop and tasting room at Sixth Avenue and Seventh Street. Her favorite days are Sundays, when she can be found crafting with friends at local establishments as part of the "I Want to Make It With You" Crafternoon group, named after the Bread song.

What was the first concert you ever saw?

I grew up hearing great local music with my family in Fayetteville, Ark. My first parent-free concert was after our move to New Mexico; I saw Santana in Santa Fe.

What are you listening to these days?

Gillian Welch, The Harrow and the Harvest; Beach House, Bloom; Smog, A River Ain't Too Much to Love; Rihanna, Talk That Talk; Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Beware.

What was the first album you owned?

Besides my devotion to Free to Be ... You and Me as a kid, the first album I remember owning and listening to on constant repeat was John Denver's Poems, Prayers and Promises.

What artist, genre or musical trend does everyone seem tolove, but you just don't get?

The success of singles from the TV shows Glee, Smash and American Idol.

What musical act, current or defunct, would you most like to see perform live?

I would love to see Prince. I, sadly, missed a surprise show he did when I lived in San Francisco.

Musically speaking, what is your favorite guilty pleasure?

Girl Talk. That pretty much covers all my guilty-pleasure needs from Three 6 Mafia to Black Sabbath.

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

I would want it to be a sing-along with guests gathered by the Jemez River in New Mexico singing "The River of Jordan" by the Louvin Brothers.

What band or artist changed your life, and how?

The music of Neil Young has been my soundtrack of big changes and many cross-country moves. Songs like "Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere" and "Helpless" take me back.

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

Uncle Tupelo, Anodyne.

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