First/Last-Liam Cooney

August 30, 2010

The band is playing a gig this week with Noah’s Ark Was A Spaceship from Nebraska and locals Thee Shopkeepers. Liam was cool enough to participate in this, the first day of a week long edition of the ever popular First/Last.

  • The first album you ever bought?
  • Siamese Dream by Smashing Pumpkins or was it If I Should Fall From Grace With God by The Pogues?
  • Your last album bought?
  • Superwolf by Matt Sweeny and Bonnie Prince Billy.
  • Favorite album of all time?
  • Nighthawks at the Diner by Tom Waits, or Truth by Jeff Beck. Two of the only things I ever want to listen to after they have finished.
  • Least favorite/most disappointing album?
  • Anything that was played in the dorm rooms of Hobart College circa 2000-2004.
  • First concert attended?
  • Mighty Mighty Bosstones/Pietasters.
  • Last concert?
  • Last real concert, as in paid more then 10 buck to get in? Hmm… to be honest I cant remember. In my defense I have a 2 year old.
  • Favorite concert ever?
  • Tom Petty when I was maybe 15 or 16. My dad took the whole family, and during the outro of “Dont Come ‘Round Here No More” with the strobes and the Mad Hatter antics I looked over at my sister who was maybe 7 and standing on her chair screaming at me “THIS IS THE COOLEST THING EVER!”
  • Least favorite concert?
  • Yo La Tengo at Town Hall in NYC. They played for 35 min and then had to catch a flight. I puked on the Metro North ride home. Not a successful evening.

Thanks, Liam. That’s a drag about the YLT show. They were great at Hartwood. I have to say though, any show that involves vomit qualifies to be on the bottom of the list.