Presenting: Siamese Dream
Raised by parents without any musical appreciation or discernable talent I stole my then girlfriend’s bass and attempted to become the world’s fastest slap bass guitarist. Luckily I failed and instead settled for kids and an actual real life. Years later started playing guitar and writing songs about my actual real life and my failed slap bass career.
You may remember me from such early 90s bands as Souls Ajah. Still playing solo and with Bughunt around town. I live in North Freo and rage against the dying of the light except Sundays when I go to bed early.
How did you become involved in the station?
First as a guest, then at the invitation of fellow Dreamer Jez Rigg. Thanks Jez.
If stuck on Mars, what five albums could you not go without?
This is harder than I thought…
Van Halen – 5150
I’d need lots of pointlessly optimistic music I reckon. Can I get a hell yeah?!
Steve Reich – Different Trains / Electric Counterparts
To increase my IQ so I can figure a way back to Mother Earth.
Elliott Smith – XO
To remind me how fragile it all is.
Tame Impala – Currents
In case I had to break up with my alien girlfriend.
Yngwie Malmsteen – Odyssey
I’d need to take an Album that I can pretentiously ignore so that the other choices look OK – “I don’t listen to that rubbish.”
What is the best thing about being involved in the station?
Forces me to appreciate and listen to a wider range of music. I love meeting the other presenters and volunteering to help at events. Also chicks dig it.
What is the strangest thing that has happened to you at RTRFM?
The fact someone wants to listen to me never ceases to amaze me.
If you could present a show other than your own, which would it be and why?
I would actually enjoy the challenge of getting ANY show together. I make it a point to see as much local music as possible so Homegrown would be ace. I listen to drone and ambient stuff when I work so I am most likely to stream Difficult Listening or Ambient Zone so would be great to put shows together for them.
What do you do in real life?
I build and buy medical centres for a big corporate health company. I am also the silent partner in Strummers Guitars and play in bands and solo. It is better this way, I can continue to pretend I am still 26 but I can afford to fix my car every now and then.