4

Bill Binder, What Are You Listening To?

^
Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

Bill Binder

Binder is a performer at The Torch Theatre. He performs with The Foundation every Saturday at 8:30 p.m. and with Apollo 12 every Friday at 10:30 p.m. through December.

When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? NPR. I don't rely on FM for music much these days. The playlists on every channel are far too small.

What's the first album you bought? The soundtrack to Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure.

What's the first concert you saw? Veruca Salt.

What's your favorite concert you've ever been to? Buena Vista Social Club in 2000. I have never seen anyone rock as hard as they did.

What's the last song played on your music player? "Blackbird" by The Swingle Singers.

Preferred format: CD, vinyl, cassette, 8-Track or digital? Vinyl, but not so much so that I refuse to listen to music on other formats.

What's your favorite album? Flood, by They Might Be Giants.

Who is your favorite singer or band? I've got to be cliché and go with The Beatles.

What was your favorite new or new-to-you album from 2011? Seeking Major Tom, by William Shatner. No, seriously.

What one song would you play if you had a world-wide radio audience? "O Holy Night," by the musicians of New Orleans. The 2006 recording was created by the musicians displaced by Katrina to send money to their families. Even if I didn't think that was an amazing story, I'd still think it's one of the most beautiful recordings ever made.

Who is your favorite local artist? Dangerville.

What is your favorite local venue to see music? The Trunk Space.

What is your favorite music video? "Knights of Cydonia," by Muse. The song is perfectly fine, I suppose. But any video with kung fu cowboys on motorcycles fighting laser battles with Valkyries in Buck Rogers outfits gets a thumbs-up in my book.

Follow us on Twitter and friend us on Facebook

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.