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James Mabry, What Are You Listening To?

James Mabry

Mabry is a comic with Duck in Cover Comedy. Learn more about the troupe here, and watch him perform Saturday, October 13 at the Speakeasy Comedy Lounge in Scottsdale at 10 p.m.

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 radio.

What's the first album you bought? Weird Al Yankovic, Alapalooza.

What's the first concert you saw? That Damn Show.

What's your favorite concert you've ever been to? MC Frontalot, featuring MC Lars and the Minibosses.

What's the last song played on your music player? Queen, "Princes of the Universe."

Preferred format: CD, vinyl, cassette, 8-Track or digital? Elderly people that are willing to hum directly into my ear.

What's your favorite album? 
Nine Inch Nails, The Downward Spiral.

Who is your favorite singer or band? Henry Rollins. Mostly because I want to be that cool at over 50.

What band do you wish was still together? Michael Jackson...or a band that broke up I'd like to see get back together would probably be LMFAO because they left a huge hole in party music. I was still shufflin' at least once or twice a day, and now since they broke up, I stopped shuffling to QT, and I just walk there.

Does you computer track how many times you've played something -- if so, what's at the top of the list? This dancing Chihuahua.

What was your favorite new or new-to-you album from the past year? Kidz Bop. What those kids did with "Moves Like Jagger" almost brought me to tears.

What one song would you play if you had a world-wide radio audience? "Jizz Pinata."

Who is your favorite local artist? Calabrese. When I was still employed with Starbucks, they showed up one night and took pictures with us. What a swell bunch of guys.

What is your favorite local venue to see music? I've never seen music but I blame that on never having experimented with psychedelics. If I were to take psychedelics, I'd probably want to see music at The Old Spaghetti Factory in Phoenix. I guess the place that I like to hear music most is Copper Blues, next to Stand Up Live.

What is your favorite music video? Rodney Dangerfield, "Rappin' Rodney."

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