LISTENER OF THE WEEK: JIMMY LONETTI
You are who you're supposed to be!
I live in … Minneapolis MN.
I work as … the baseball glove repair guy.
My favorite episodes are … a couple of the interview episodes: Dave from Marah and Patrick from Titus Andronicus. Both are the type of guys you would love to just sit next to at a bar and shoot the shit.
My favorite artists are … the Replacements, the Hold Steady and Bonny Doon (they backed Waxahatchee on her new album).
My record collection consists of … around 1,000 cds (all in storage), 200 LPs and 300 cassettes.
The most prized record in my collection is … an original Replacements’ The Shit Hits the Fans cassette. Only 10,000 were made.
The first record I ever bought was … The Fixx's Reach the Beach on cassette.
The last record I bought was … Bonny Doon’s Blue Stage Sessions live from Third Man Records, Detroit.
The first concert I saw was … Judas Priest and Savoy Brown at the Met Center, Bloomington MN (very heavy metal parking lot).
The best concert I’ve seen was … the Waterboys, Fisherman’s Blues tour, at First Avenue. Something about that show has always stuck with me despite the dozens of other great shows I have seen. Just a real communal vibe, and Mike Scott and the band were in great form and really enjoying being on stage that night.
My favorite song lyric is … The ones love us best are the ones we'll lay to rest / And visit their graves on holidays at best / The ones love us least are the ones we'll die to please / If it's any consolation, I don't begin to understand them. Gets me every time.
I have met a rock star … Craig Finn at a Twins game. I said hi.
I am drinking … Schlitz.
My favorite basketball team is … the Harlem Globetrotters.
My favorite soccer team is … Minnesota Kicks (vintage NASL pick).
My philosophy of life is … You are who you're supposed to be (Bonny Doon).