The first album we ever bought was The Joshua Tree, by U2. It was on cassette and we used to listen to it in the dark, in our bedroom, and think very deep thoughts. We are very deep and interesting.
Where he presides: Bourbon Street Bar & Grille, Midtown
Favorite drink: Captain and Coke
Supernova, by Oasis [Ed. This does not exist.]. They were my favorite band at the time, and I still give them a listen every now and then. The last album I bought was by Arctic Monkeys. I'm Scottish, and most of the bands I like you can't find here. I have a lot of CDs, there are more than 160 in my collection. The last time I counted I had more than 130 and I've bought more since then. I may be older now, but I still rock out.
Where she presides: Whiskey River, Kips Bay
Favorite drink: Sapphire straight up
Ooh, I don't remember what it was, but the first CD I ever got was a Hanukkah present when I was 11 or 12. It was an Ace of Base album. Yes, I still listen to it... sometimes. I don't have the album itself anymore, though. I threw out all my CDs when I put them onto my PC. Now I don't buy them at all anymore, I just get them online. [Regular: The first one I bought was Combat Rock, by the Clash. I was maybe 9 or 10. Then after that it was Speak of the Devil, by Ozzy. When I opened that one, it smelled funny, a strange burnt plastic smell. Like evil. I thought, "Oh my God I'm going to go to hell if I listen to this." I never played it. My Roman Catholic upbringing wouldn't allow it.]
Where he presides: Nevada Smith's, East Village
Favorite drink: Guinness
When I was nine, in 1977, I bought a single 45. It was "Rat Trap," by the Boomtown Rats, and probably cost me about 99 pence. It was at a record store called Golden Discs in Cork City, Ireland, that no longer exists. It was a great song, though the Boomtown Rats never made it big in America.
Where he presides: Rye, Williamsburg
Favorite drink: Classic Old Fashioned
I'm embarrased to say it was Synchronicity by the Police. [That's not embarrassing.] Well, it was an eight-track. That's the embarrassing part. [That is kind of embarrasing.]
Where he presides: Libation, LES
Favorite drink: Shot and a beer
Eazy-Duz-It, by Eazy-E. It was a CD. It was in my gangsta days. I was 11. I would play it for my Mom, but turn it off right before the really bad parts. I don't know how I got away with having it, because it is a very nasty album.