Jill Bryan, What Are You Listening To?
When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? KMLE Country, 107.9-FM. I'm a big fan of Tim and Willy in the morning. It's a funny and smart show, which many people might not expect on a country station. They're super nice guys too -- and sidekick Andrea is a sweetheart.
What's the last song played on your music player? Will I be considered completely out of touch if I admit that I don't even have one? My kids do though -- I think I have 5 songs uploaded to my phone though!
What's the first album you bought? The first album I would have bought for myself would have been Duran Duran's Seven and the Ragged Tiger, but my brother bought it for me, Christmas of 1984. He also got me Madonna's Like A Virgin, and I felt like the coolest kid on the block.
What's the first concert you saw? Thompson Twins. That is so embarrassing to admit.
What's your favorite concert you've ever been to? It's so hard to choose! I went to see Garth Brooks' one-man show in Vegas last summer, and it was incredible. It was a rare chance to enjoy a musician who is one of the best entertainers of all time, in such an intimate setting. But I also had a blast at the NKOTBSB (New Kids on the Block/Backstreet Boys) concert...talk about bringing me back! I felt 20 during the show and 120 afterwards.
Preferred format: CD, vinyl, cassette, 8-Track or digital? I'm not particular. As long as I can listen to whatever I want to listen to, it doesn't matter how it happens.
What's your favorite album? The soundtrack to Les Miserables. So much fun to listen to the songs and relive the play all at once! I do a terrible Cosette but a pretty decent Marius.
Who is your favorite singer or band? Tim McGraw. Eminem. Billy Joel. Ah! I can't choose!
Does your computer track how many times you've played something -- if so, what's at the top of the list? Definitely sappy country love songs. All of them.
What was your favorite new or new-to-you album from the past? Gin Blossoms', Dusted. Love that album.
What was your favorite new or new-to-you album from the past year? I admit it, I loved Adele's album (21). Any girl who has felt heartbreak can relate -- you should see my 10-year old daughter wail away to "Someone Like You" -- you'd think the kid had been left at the altar.
What one song would you play if you had a world-wide radio audience? "The Last Song" by Elton John. A man dying of AIDS, singing to his father about how happy he is to see him one last time? Come on. If that doesn't touch your soul, then you probably don't have one.
Who is your favorite local artist? I love Mogollon. They're a great band, and if you love to country dance like I do, they are a must-see. Although, I don't recommend seeing them unless you go with a dancing partner. If you show up alone and think any of those broads are going to let you cut in on any dance time with their cowboys, you will be sorely disappointed.
What is your favorite local venue to see music? I really like going to Copper Blues at CityScape. It's so convenient, and they have different styles of music all the time. The bands are so close you really feel like you have a connection with them -- that's cool, especially since I typically feel like musicians are this mysterious breed. You're just watching them create music, and there's no question about whether they're performing live -- no Auto-Tune or back-up tracks allowed. And the beer selection sure doesn't hurt.
What is your favorite music video? *NSYNC's "Bye Bye Bye". It's upbeat and colorful, with creative camera angles and all of those cute boys! When that video came out, I was about 8 months pregnant, and you should have seen me doing the jumping dance moves. Aw, yeah! They don't call me White Chocolate for nothing!
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