Nine Questions

Josh Osteen

A Milwaukee native who moved to Tucson in 1997, Josh Osteen works as an event booker at Club Congress, where he also hosts WaWaWa every Tuesday night under the alias PC Party.

What was the first concert you attended?

It was Chumbawamba. It was the sixth grade, and it was my birthday. Yes, I did get down, but I got up again.

What are you listening to these days?

These days, I like Chin Chin, Rusty — Rusty's really cool ... Demon Queen, and 1, 2, 3. Those are, like, my radio stations on Pandora right now, I just go crazy with that stuff.

What was the first album you owned?

Green Day's Dookie, back when real punk-rockers used to mail their CDs. Columbia, they'd send you the little magazine, and essentially it was, like, you'd get five CDs for, you know, 24 bucks.

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

Basically, I hate rap music that is purely exchanging, like, songs about how badass they are. I miss the feel-good lyricist days of the '80s and the early '90s.

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

Current: Daft Punk. Defunct: Prince's Revolution.

Musically speaking, what is your favorite guilty pleasure?

Man, I love that 1970's, like, funk-disco — you know, the soundtrack to Blaxploitation films and stuff. Isaac Hayes just wailing away on his guitar and stuff.

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

I don't really like funerals. I'd much rather have a wake that'll be DJ'd by Matt McCoy, and held at Bladeworld. He'll know what to play.

What band or artist changed your life, and how?

Oh, man, you're gettin' deep. I really can't say that any single artist has changed my life. I mean, I listen to almost every type of music, or any music regardless of the genre or artist. Music has changed my life; it elevates my emotional state more than anything.

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

Joy Division's Greatest Hits. So good.

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