First/Last-Donnie Iris

November 17, 2010

Donnie Iris is a Pittsburgh institution. He’s been actively producing music for over 40 years and has a brand new Christmas album coming out tomorrow, November 18. Called appropriately enough ‘Ah! Leluiah!’, Donnie will be at North Park Lounge in Cranberry to celebrate it’s release.

The following day, catch the band celebrate Light Up Night with a free show on the bridge! Seriously, what’s more yinzer than that? I am thrilled that ‘King Cool’ himself took some time to participate in this rather ‘tongue in cheek’ version of First/Last.

  • The first album you ever bought?
  • Burl Ives “Ballads with Guitar”.
  • Your last album bought?
  • Radiohead “The Bends”.
  • Favorite album of all time?
  • Donnie Iris “King Cool”.
  • Least favorite/most disappointing album?
  • The Burl Ives album that Rick Rubin produced.
  • First concert attended?
  • Burl Ives.
  • Last concert?
  • The Spits.
  • Favorite concert ever?
  • Gotta be Foreigner.
  • Least favorite concert?
  • Any concert where there’s a lot of vomit in the men’s room.
  • Favorite thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
  • Lulu’s Noodles eggrolls. Seriously underrated, if a bit small.

Thanks dude. No kidding, at this moment I am cracking a King Cool Light in your honor my man!