For years, Dale Myers has helped provide the Coachella Valley with vinyl. Through his time working at the late, lamented Record Alley, his mobile record store, and now his very own shop—Dale’s Records, located in Palm Desert—Myers has devoted his time to providing people with their favorite music on wax. Learn more at www.facebook.com/Dalesrecords. He is the latest to take The Lucky 13; here are his answers.
What was the first concert you attended?
7 Seconds with The Damned at the Hollywood Palladium.
What was the first album you owned?
Rick James, Street Songs. I bought it with my birthday money when I was 7.
What bands are you listening to right now?
Rick James, Taylor Swift, The Smiths (the instrumentals album), anything chopped and screwed, and Slayer.
What artist, genre or musical trend does everyone love, but you don’t get?
What musical act, current or defunct, would you most like to see perform live?
What’s your favorite musical guilty pleasure?
What’s your favorite music venue?
Dale’s Records, or the Troubadour.
What’s the one song lyric you can’t get out of your head?
What band or artist changed your life? How?
Punk rock and Sex Pistols changed my life. I learned to question everything—the government, the media, etc.
You have one question to ask one musician. What’s the question, and who are you asking?
To Johnny Marr: “Why Morrissey?”
What song would you like played at your funeral?
Johnny Cash, “In My Life.”
Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?
Tie between Sonic Youth, Dirty, and DJ Shadow, Endtroducing … .
What song should everyone listen to right now?
Just put on some MF Doom and ponder some shit!