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Jeffrey Wiles, What Are You Listening To?

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Jeffrey Wiles

The stand-up comedian performs at the Hidden House in Phoenix Wednesday, September 26 at 9 p.m.

When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? I dont usually listen to the radio. I'm still burning CD's for myself, ha.

What's the first album you bought? The Space Jam soundtrack, I think.

What's the first concert you saw? Spice Girls. I went with my older female cousin, but I won't lie, I was into it.

What's your favorite concert you've ever been to? When I was younger, I won tickets to a Lamb of God concert. I got to meet everyone, so that was pretty cool. I had to leave before the end of the show, though. (At the time, I was on parole, and the singer offered to call up my parole officer so I could stay. He was a sweetheart.)

What's the last song played on your music player? Kings of Leon, "Arizona."

Preferred format: CD, vinyl, cassette, 8-Track or digital? Vinyl. It was always a journey to find whatever record I was looking for (if a specific one), and that always added to my listening enjoyment.

What's your favorite album? Jesus, take a girl to dinner first. To avoid giving myself a stroke, I'll answer first thing to come to mind -- Gorillaz, Demon Days, which is funny because I don't think I've listened to it within 3 months. But that CD, you don't really need to check on how good it is.

Who is your favorite singer or band? Kanye West. Public act-out's aside, he's never come out with a CD that I didnt listen to for months.

What band do you wish was still together? Queen.

Does you computer track how many times you've played something -- if so, what's at the top of the list? Yes, Thom Yorke's The Eraser as a CD is most played, but only because i use it to fall asleep. However, second most is still Radiohead.

What was your favorite new or new-to-you album from the past year? Jack White's Blunderbuss was solid. I also found out about Alabama Shakes this year, so amazing.

What one song would you play if you had a world-wide radio audience? "Thriller," maybe? Definitely a Michael Jackson song, though.

What is your favorite music video? I don't watch too many music videos, but I liked Kanye's video for "Power." That shit was nuts.

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