December 24, 2010

I end my 2010 year end Advent album countdown with Miles’ solo album. Better known as the front man to Beulah, he not only released a great disc but put on one of the better concerts I saw this year. Not only was he cool as hell dude in person, he was nice enough to participate in the final installment of First/Last for 2010!

  • The first album you ever bought?
  • I can’t really remember the exact record. However, I do remember buying a lot of live records when I was a little kid because they contained all the hits, or recognizable songs. So it was probably something like The Beatles “Live at the Hollywood Bowl” or Cheap Trick “At Budokan”.
  • Your last album bought?
  • Nigeria Special: Modern Highlife Afro Sounds.
  • Favorite album of all time?
  • It’s impossible to pick just one. If someone put a gun to my head I’d probably pick something by The Beatles or Bowie.
  • Least favorite/most disappointing album?
  • I don’t have a least favorite, but I do remember the very first time I was disappointed by a record. “For Those About to Rock We Salute You” by AC/DC.
  • First concert attended?
  • Tears for Fears in ’83 or ’84, Hollywood,CA.
  • Last concert?
  • My own.
  • Favorite concert ever?
  • Nirvana opening for Dinosaur Jr. at Iguanas in Tijuana, Mexico or The Smiths during the Queen is Dead tour.
  • Least favorite concert?
  • Sebadoh at the Fillmore in San Francisco. Sometime in the ’90s.
  • Favorite thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
  • I love Pittsburgh. My family is from Carnegie, about 6 miles away from “dahntahn”. Me, the missus, and my dad try to fly back every couple years to catch a Steelers game. I rock Troy’s
  • jersey, the wife rocks Hines’ jersey, while the old man refuses to rock anything. While he bleeds black and gold, he won’t even wave a terrible towel. Sigh.
  • Thanks so much Miles. Carnegie, PA! My wife grew up in Carnegie. Your album and show will be firmly placed in my Top 10 lists of the year.