Nine Questions

Kalyn J. Stalinski

Kalyn J. Stalinski is a Michigan native, a former bike messenger in Philadelphia, and now a bartender at Flycatcher. Stalinski has been a drummer and played with Broken Spoke, and fancies himself as a romantic. He says he likes long walks on the beach, mountain biking and dogs.

What was the first concert you attended?

The first concert I attended in either 7th or 8th grade, my two friends headed to Pontiac, Michigan in his mom's Pontiac Bonneville, to see his brothers alternative rock band called #141 at like a rec center or something. My parents were dragging me to operas and ballets way before that, but this was my first rock concert. 

What are you listening to these days?:

Well, my Pandora is currently set to the Messugah station, and the CD changer has Lovemound, Garboski, Lazer Dad, and a sweet Phoenix band called Woodwork.

What was the first album you owned?

The first cassette I owned was Guns n Roses' Appetite for Destruction, and the first CD was Metallica's Black album.

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

Music I don't get, anything that sounds like a sci-fi sound effect from a Michael Bay movie. Also, this new brand of psychedelic, lo-fi, ambient, "art" rock, not to hate, but it just doesn't do anything for me.

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

I really wish I could have seen Pantera back in the '90s, and I will see Iron Maiden once before I die! 

What is your favorite guilty pleasure?

Justin Timberlake and M.I.A. Once in a while a dude just needs some catchy, groovy pop music in the mix.

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

"Behind Blue Eyes" by the Who.

What artist changed your life and how?

Red Hot Chili Peppers because the drum groove from "Give it Away" inspired me to pick up a pair of sticks and want to play drums.

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

You're going to have to pull that trigger because I can't and won't narrow it down to just one. But Miles Davis' "Bitches Brew", "Vulgar Display of Power" from Pantera, "Veishu" from Thrice, and "Deloused in the Comatorium" from the Mars Volta are definitely up there.

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