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Larry Ortega, What Are You Listening To?

Larry Ortega

Ortega is the owner of Obliq Art, which is participating in Arizona Center's Art Detour Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3. For more information, go here.

When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? It would not be the radio -- instead it would be one of my playlists on my phone.

What's the first album you bought? Most likely a Beach Boys album. I grew up surfing in southern California.

What's the first concert you saw? The Iron Butterfly. Back-up was an unknown band by the name of Fleetwood Mac.

What's your favorite concert you've ever been to? Pink Floyd.

What's the last song played on your music player? "I Will Possess Your Heart," Death Cab for Cutie.

Preferred format: CD, vinyl, cassette, 8-Track or digital? Digital.

What's your favorite album? Live at Sasquatch 2010, The Temper Trap.

Who is your favorite singer or band? Death Cab for Cutie and The Script.

What band do you wish was still together? The Prayer Chain.

Does you computer track how many times you've played something -- if so, what's at the top of the list? "In Your Room," by Airiel off Winks and Kisses.

What was your favorite new or new-to-you album from the past year? Probably Airiel, Winks and Kisses.

What one song would you play if you had a world-wide radio audience? "Good Feeling," Flo Rida.

Who is your favorite local artist? Jimmy Adkins, Jimmy Eat World.   

What is your favorite local venue to see music? Oh, for sure, Crescent Ballroom.

What is your favorite music video? It was a video of Sasquatch Music Festival in 2010. Lone guy starts dancing and get thousands to join him.

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