I cannot sit still for long. I like to laugh and be silly but can be serious and dedicated too. I love to know what’s happening around the place especially in design, music and the arts. I enjoy cooking vegan delights. I dream of big cities like Tokyo and New York. My heart is in rhythm and colour. My life is ace!
How did you become involved?
Used to come to UWA RTR with BrotherB. Volunteered. Started out on Burning Down the House when new collective members were required and then Drastic on Plastic. Soulsides wanted some gals so volunteered for that and love the music on Black and Blue so asked to join.
If stuck on Mars, what five albums could you not go without?
- Super difficult question as my tastes are constantly changing but I love:
- Fugees: The Score (1996) rap/hip-hop – for some beats and vocals.
- Kenny “Dope” Gonzalez, Louie Vega (Masters @ Work [MAW]) Nuyorican Soul (1996) electronic, jazz, Latin, soul – for a dance.
- Bjork: Homogenic (1997) or Post (1995) experimental, alternative – for something ‘kooky’.
- Michael Jackson (2009) pop – for classics and nostalgia
- Rainer Truby: Rootdown 99 (1999)- acid/funk jazz – for smooth tunes
What is the best thing about being involved with the station?
Being in the studio, playing music, having interviews and chatting with callers. There is a great community spirit and support for RTR that is awesome to be a part of plus there are many unique shows to hear as a listener. Oh yeh and the support for local music and fantastic gigs…it’s a great community service.
What is the strangest thing that has happened to you in the RTRFM studio?
My friend pretending to be someone else called up on Drastic on Plastic asking why we did not play any music by guys. I went along for a while believing him until I finally heard his accent and caught him out. Cheeky monkey! Also the antics that used to go on at Radiothon time in the UWA studios when Mallinder and Dan the Man used to be around. So, so funny, you had to be there!
If you could present a show that is not your own, which show would it be? Why?
Perhaps Morning Mag as I like the combination of music and interviews. But if I was doing a music show it would be a toss up between Underground Solutions, Full Frequency and El Ritmo, as I love music with rhythm.
What do you do in real life?
Spend my days in the world of art as a visual artist. I have my fingers in many pies from art exhibiting, direction, commissions, tutoring to public and community art, in the fields of design, and popular culture to name a couple. I have freelanced with many organisations inspiring kids and youth through art making.