What's the best album ever made?
LH: A tie between Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" and Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon." "Rumours" is pure pop perfection in the form of tight harmonies, unique vocal arrangements, and great lyrics. And any self-declared music fan should be forced to shut up, sit down, and listen to "Dark Side of the Moon" from start to finish. It's just that good.
JI: Either Sonny Rollins's "Saxophone Colossus" or Miles Davis's "Kind of Blue" because of the unique sounds of the musicians and of their unmatched improvisation skills.
Who's the greatest living musician?
LH: Yo-Yo Ma (who has the best name of any musician, ever) represents the classical side, and Eric Clapton rocks the rock genre.
JI: Sonny Rollins is the man.
What's the best show you've seen live?
LH: I don't really enjoy large venues, but The Red Hot Chili Peppers had an unbridled drive and energy to their set. Their presence definitely filled the arena. The Shins were also pretty darn fun as far as small venues are concerned.
JI: The Philadelphia Orchestra playing anything.
What's the first album you ever bought?
LH: I can't really remember which CD I owned first, but Britney Spears's "Baby Hit Me One More Time" and the Spice Girls' "Spice" both managed to fall into my possession during the third grade. Just for the record, I don't regret purchasing either one.
JI: Queen's "Greatest Hits."
What's your music guilty pleasure?
LH: Oh god, I have so many. .I'd rather not reveal the extent of my bad taste, but I will admit that I adore anything involving that illustrious decade of music, the '80s. Bring on Journey, Madonna, and Tears for Fears!
JI: Anything trance or techno.
If you were the dictator of a small country, what would be your national anthem?
LH: Probably "Here Comes the Sun" by the Beatles. I figure my subjects will be less likely to revolt against me if they're listening to happy-go-lucky stuff like that.
JI: The NFL theme song?it's very patriotic.
If you were onstage with a mic in front of thousands of screaming fans, what would you say?
LH & JI: "It's business time!" as stolen from the fabulous Flight of the Conchords song "Business Time."
Heuser and Iskarpatyoti's show, "The Spicy Revenge," airs on Thursdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on WBOR 91.1 FM.