Presenting: Siamese Dream
I like to think of myself as a Gen X’er who has always looked to take the short cut, worn my heart on my sleeve and excelled at pretending to be something I’m not.
Now a parent, I sometimes feel like I’m a fly stuck in the spidery web the overly complicated 21st Century world. The 90s music scene takes us to simpler days of youth, and I’m stoked to be helping bring a look back at that era for RTRFM.
How did you become involved in the station?
All thanks to the main man Mikey T.
If stuck on Mars, what five albums could you not go without?
Stuck on Mars? That would make me seriously angry.
Regurgitator’s self titled EP, the Beasts of Bourbon’s The Low Road, the Pixies’ Doolittle and the Smashing Pumpkins’ Siamese Dream are all good for letting off a bit of steam. And, for an escape plan, maybe Boney M – Nightflight to Venus…
What is the best thing about being involved in the station?
Becoming part of a diverse group all devoted to bringing their thing to the airwaves.
What is the strangest thing that has happened to you at RTRFM?
Crossing paths again with Dave Cutbush after what was possibly a 25 year gap. It was like stepping through a time portal and seeing exactly the same bloke except with grey hair.
If you could present a show other than your own, which would it be and why?
Possibly somewhere between Posted and Difficult Listening – I’ve always enjoyed noise that pushes boundaries.
What do you do in real life?
I spend my working days at Murdoch University shuffling the paper that is needed to keep the place humming. I try hard to be a good family man and to breathe in salt air often.