Presenting: Woodstock Rock
I was born in the sixties but was really too young to know the music then. When I did become interested in high school I was lucky enough to have friends with older siblings who had interesting record collections. So that’s where my love of music grew. I am very much into the psychedelic music that I missed the first time around. If I had to nominate a perfect song it might be “Alabama Bound” by The Charlatans (US 60s band not the UK 90s one) … or maybe “Willie the Pimp” by Frank Zappa … or “I Can See for Miles” by The Who … or ….
How did you become involved in the station?
I had been listening and subscribing to Woodstock Rock for a number of years. One of the presenters on the show asked me to come in one night and play a set. I started doing a show every couple of months or so and it grew from there.
If stuck on Mars, what five albums could you not go without?
Only five …?
- Spirit – “Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus”
- Love – “Forever Changes”
- Hawkwind – “Space Ritual”
- Mott The Hoople – “Mott”
- Caravan – “In the Land of Grey and Pink”
What is the best thing about being involved in the station?
It is great to be around people who are all passionate about their music. There is a real mix of different musical tastes at the station and everybody respects that difference.
Our listeners too are passionate about their music and I have discovered new artists to listen to after talking to people who ring in to the show.
If you could present a show other than your own, which would it be and why?
I am not sure that I have enough knowledge or material to present another show. I enjoy Posted – some of the music has stylistic links with German bands of the 70s but evolved into a new style. Also Spoonful of Blues – the Blues underpins so much that has happened in rock.
What do you do in real life?
I am doing some study, some work, some music collecting.