First/Last-Eric Pulido

December 22, 2010

Midlake finally came to town on a cold April night this year. As always, Pittsburgh was on the second or third leg of a band’s tour and thinking that, I was expecting a lackluster performance. Lucky for us, they recently released a killer of an album and the band was in excellent form. Of one of the seemingly few people who were there that night at Diesel, I can attest how awesome they were. Eric is the lead guitarist in the band. He was kind enough to participate in the First/Last 2010 countdown.

  • The first album you ever bought?
  • Boston: ” Boston”.
  • Your last album bought?
  • Harry Nilsson: “Pandemonium Shadow Show”.
  • Favorite album of all time?
  • The Band: “The Band”.
  • Least favorite/most disappointing album?
  • William Hung: “Hung For The Holidays” (I was certain I was gonna dig it).
  • First concert attended?
  • Carmen, a contemporary Christian singer (with my Grandma).
  • Last concert?
  • Matthew and The Arrogant Sea (at Rubber Gloves in Denton, TX).
  • Favorite concert ever?
  • Bjork at Radio City Music Hall Oct. 2001.
  • Least favorite concert?
  • Not sure, but it had to be Midlake ; ).
  • Any thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
  • Great city, I took a jog there before the show on our last trip and enjoyed seeing some sites. I also expressed my love for the Houston Astros to a guy wearing a Pittsburgh Pirates hat during the show…he didn’t share the sentiment.
  • Thanks Eric. I can’t tell you how much I loved your show here. On another note, I seriously hope that is the last time I see William Hung and The Band in the same breath. I should really stop these questionnaires.