What is the best song ever made?
LO: ZZ Top's "La Grange."
TP: Hmm. That's a tough one. I will have to go with "Sound of the Crowd" by The Human League...for now.
Who is the greatest living musician?
LO: Tom Waits. The man is without peer.
TP: Prince. Come on now, what artist doesn't want a catalouge as sexy and far-reaching as his?
What was the first album you ever bought?
LO: Funky Divas, by En Vogue. I listened to that album for years.
TP: Toni Braxton's Secrets. Only because the store I went into was out of Dru Hill's debut album and I was not about to purchase a cassette.
What was the best show you've ever seen live?
LO: The Arcade Fire, one year ago this weekend. [It was a] guest-list-only Halloween show in a building that looked like a castle on a cliff overlooking the ocean. There were 60 people there. I doubt I'll ever manage to top it.
TP: 1) Prince, Musicology Tour, Summmer 2004. 2) Bjork, Hollywood Bowl, Summer 2004 (she made me cry, no joke).
If you were dictator of a small country, what would be your national anthem?
LO: "Do What You Wanna Do" by The Acid House Kings. You'd have to play it really, really loudly every time. And everyone would have to sing along.
TP: "D.M.S.R" (Dance, Music, Sex, Romance), by Prince.
If you were onstage with a mic in front of thousands of screaming fans, what would you say?
LO: "Well.. hello." It would be said in a tone that demonstrated dry, slightly acerbic wit, but with a clearly identifiable hint of camaraderie and compassion.
TP: "Who wants to touch me?"
Orloski and Patterson can be heard on "Separation of Church and State," 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday evenings on WBOR 91.1 FM.