Nine Questions

Rusty Boulet-Stephenson

Rusty Boulet-Stephenson is one of those Tucson transplants. Originally from Kokomo, Indiana, he's a video editor and producer. He and cameraman and editor Charlie Brown recently debuted their mini documentary on local band Sun Bones. You can catch wrestling fanatic Boulet-Stephenson performing DJ duties from 5 to 7 a.m. Tuesdays on KXCI 91.3 FM. If that's too early for you, he'll also be dressed as a mad scientist while DJing at this year's Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 3, in the parking lot of Heroes and Villains, 4533 E. Broadway Blvd.

What was the first concert you attended?

Memory is a funny thing. It was either an Elvis impersonator or Warrant. Maybe it was a Warrant impersonator.

What are you listening to these days?

An Outkast-inspired mixtape, Otis Redding, Radiohead, the Coup, Ethan Lipton and His Orchestra, Alt-J, Google Play.

What was the first album you owned?

An eight-track of Andy Williams' Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head. I was 5 years old.

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

I don't listen to commercial FM radio.

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

I'll go local and say Rainer. I never got to see him.

What is your favorite guilty pleasure?

AM sports radio. I should feel bad.

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

"Do You Realize" by the Flaming Lips.

What artist changed your life and how?

Growing up in a small Midwestern town, I led a musically sheltered life. The Pump Up The Volume soundtrack introduced me to Sonic Youth, the music of Leonard Cohen, a (Cohen) cover by Concrete Blonde, and a Robert Johnson cover. That album expanded my musical horizon by leaps and bounds.

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

Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots, or maybe The Bends or ... ah, just shoot me and get it over with.

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