Presenting: Critical Mass
Artist no, art lover yes. A listener since the 80s and a subscriber since 2000. Likes Indian food, cricket, pale ale, British TV comedy, science documentaries and most styles of music but eardrum-shredding noise in particular.
How did you become involved in the station?
I filled out an RTRFM listener survey and ticked the “Would you like to volunteer?” box. Next thing I know I’m behind a studio desk doing Snooze Button. I don’t really remember what happened in between.
If stuck on Mars, what five albums could you not go without?
- Slayer – Reign in Blood
- Mr Bungle – Mr Bungle
- Fields Of The Nephilim – The Nephilim
- Bathory – Under The Sign Of The Black Mark
- The Pixies – Doolittle
What is the best thing about being involved in the station?
Having the opportunity to promote music that wouldn’t normally get any airplay whatsoever, particularly local artists who deserve all the support we can give them. Also, the staff and volunteers (who keep the place running so we can have our fun) are just fantastic. That and free beer once per year at the RTRFM Christmas party.
What is the strangest thing that has happened to you at RTRFM?
I cannot speak of it. But should anyone by chance happen to review the security video, I have a legal team ready and waiting to counter sue.
If you could present a show other than your own, which would it be and why?
Behind the Mirror. Because too much black metal is never enough.
What do you do in real life?
Ponder the inexplicable mysteries of the universe, fight crime, watch lots of cricket, despair over my patchy and heavily thatched buffalo lawn, write software, test software, prepare for the apocalypse.