Shawn Putnam, What Are You Listening To?

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Shawn Putnam

Putnam is a stand-up comedian and comedy writer. Catch him with sketch comedy troupe Bully Mammoth Thursday, August 2 at Stand Up Scottsdale. For more info, go here.

When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? On FM radio, 98.7, The Peak. On AM radio, 550 KFYI, because I love to listen to Coast to Coast AM in the late evenings.

What's the first album you bought? Ace of Base, Happy Nation.

What's the first concert you saw? I saw KISS, sans makeup, perform at the AZ State Fair.

What's your favorite concert you've ever been to? Roger Waters' The Wall tour that came through earlier this year.

What's the last song played on your music player? "Epic Rap Battles of History: Bill Gates vs. Steve Jobs." They have a whole online series of these, and I love them all.

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

What's your favorite album? Either Pink Floyd's The Wall or Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP.

Who is your favorite singer or band? I don't really have a favorite -- my playlist is all over the place.

Does you computer track how many times you've played something -- if so, what's at the top of the list? I hope my computer doesn't do that. I feel like that information would only ever be useful for blackmail.

What was your favorite new or new-to-you album from the past year? I'm pretty out of touch with current music. The last album I downloaded was the Aladdin soundtrack...uh, on a dare.

What one song would you play if you had a world-wide radio audience? "God Gave Rock N Roll to You," by KISS. That's the song the Wyld Stallyns played at the end of Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, and it ushered in a utopian age of human enlightenment. It would be irresponsible of me to play anything else.

Who is your favorite local artist? I have to give a shout out to my friend Drew Alexander and his project Square Eyes.

What is your favorite music video? "Thriller." Duh.

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