The Rocks Off 100: Cristina Acuna, Cactus Music's Twitter Fingers

Good War Story: "We have free beverage service by St. Arnold's and there's a two drink limit per in-store," Acuna opens. "If we have two or three per day you could leave and come back and it starts all over. There was this one customer, we called him The Professor, and he came to all the in-stores. What we found out was that if anyone put a cup down he was drinking their beer and he got really wasted at one in-store.

He threw up in the Record Ranch -- all over the place, luckily on none of the LPs. Then he went in to the bathroom, [and] made another mess. Everybody was just gagging. It took every inch of my strength to go in there and just clean that mess up. It was the worst. It was like a river of vomit everywhere."

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Five Desert Island Discs:

  • Radiohead, The Bends
  • Beatles, The White Album
  • Gorillaz, Gorillaz
  • Soundtrack, Walt Disney's Fantasia
  • Daft Punk, Discovery

Best Show Ever: "Radiohead, OK Computer tour, at Verizon," she says of the present-day Bayou Music Center. "That was amazing. Spiritualized opened for them. It was great."

First Song You Ever Fell In Love With: "Can I tell you my first concert instead? Run-DMC/Beastie Boys at the Summit," asks Acuna, rhetorically. "I was in 6th grade and it was my first real show and it was amazing. They had girls in cages on the stage. There was marijuana smoke everywhere, and I didn't know what that was. It was awesome."


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Cactus Music

2110 Portsmouth St., Houston, TX

Category: Music

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Paige Mann
Paige Mann

Yep. Now I KNOW I'm one of the cool kids if Cristina Acuna is up in here! Good on ya!!!

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