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Mike James, What Are You Listening To?

Mike James

The local comedian performs Thursday, June 7, at Jaxon's in Scottsdale. For more information, go here.

When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station
would play right now?
97.3-FM -- 24/7 comedy.

What's the first album you bought? Haha. I was 8 years old. I bought Love Songs (by Elton John) for my mother on Mother's Day.

What's the first concert you saw? REO Speedwagon in 1980.

What's your favorite concert you've ever been to? The Who in 1983.

What's the last song played on your music player? "Black Dog," Led Zeppelin.

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

What's your favorite album? Bat Out of Hell (by Meat Loaf), for nostalgic reasons.

Who is your favorite singer or band? The Eagles.

Does you computer track how many times you've played something -- if so, what's at the top of the list? "Wasted Time," The Eagles.

What was your favorite new or new-to-you album from 2011?  I don't really listen to pop/current stuff, but I'll say Juliet Simms (singer of Automatic Loveletter and contestant on The Voice.)

What one song would you play if you had a worldwide radio audience? "Wasted Time," The Eagles.

Who is your favorite local artist? The Cold Desert.

What is your favorite local venue to see music? The Venue Scottsdale.

What is your favorite music video? "Thriller," Michael Jackson.

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