Top five desert island albums?
PM: Ask me in five minutes and it will change, but right now Jonny Greenwood's "Bodysong," Alasnoaxis' "Dog's of Great Indifference," D'Angelo's "Voodoo," Grizzly Bear's "Yellow House," and Paul Jacobs' recording of the Debussy piano preludes would all be heavy in the rotation.
Theme song on a Monday morning?
PM: Bjork's "Oooo boy, where did I put my keys?" and "Domestica."
Soundtrack on a Saturday night?
PM: J Dilla featuring Kanye West and Frank'n'Dank's "We F'd Up."
What's the first album you ever bought?
PM: The Space Jam soundtrack on cassette. And I still listen to it.
What's your guilty music pleasure?
PM: Personally, I don't think you should feel guilty about any music you legitimately enjoy. That said, I probably listen to Britney Spears' "Toxic" more than your average jazz DJ.
What's the best live show you've ever seen?
PM: It's a 7-way tie between Sigur Ros at Bonnaroo '08, Deerhoof at Space in Portland, Ornett Coleman at Bonnaroo '07, Radiohead last summer, Tyft at the Lily Pad in Cambridge, The Bad Plus at the Regattabar in '04, and the Roots at Bates my freshman year.
If you were the dictator of a small country, what would your national anthem be?
PM: "Hello New World," by Clipse featuring Pharell.
If you were going into battle, what song would be blasting on your iPod?
PM: Meshuggah's "New Millenium Christ."
Artist/band you banked on making it big and then they broke up:
PM: The Abraham Lincoln Brigade. They could've been the next free jazz/avant-garde rock superstars! Ok, nevermind... just listen to my show.
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