Presenting: Drastic On Plastic
Music inspires me so much in everything that I do! I started playing music at the age of 4, tinkering on the piano (though it was never my forte) so i moved on to the flute for 9 years and then vocal studies and the drums/percussion for 4 years and almost went on to study music at uni, but I chose a different path and (unfortunately) put music performance on the backburner, but never stopped going to shows and appreciating other people’s musical skills. We have a house full of instruments and more CD’s/records/downloads than we can handle but always have an endless desire to discover more!
How did you become involved in the station?
My husband and a few friends have been involved in the station for a long time, and used invited me in to the studio a few times to experience live broadcasting and spin some tunes….then soon after (in 2006) they encouraged me to do the presenters training course at RTR to learn some mad desk skills, the wonderful Meri Fatin offered me a spot on the Drastic with a bunch of wonderful ladies and the rest is history!
If stuck on Mars, what five albums could you not go without?
- The Books – The Lemon of Pink
- The Beatles – Abbey Road
- Sigur Ros – With a Buzz in Our Ears We Play Endlessly
- DJ Koze – Reincarnations
- Clark – Iradelphic
What is the best thing about being involved in the station?
The sense of community that comes with volunteering for a community arts organization that supports our incredibly gifted local musos, and being able to discover fresh new talent by listening to others that donate their time to present a wide variety of shows!
What is the strangest thing that has happened to you at RTRFM?
I don’t think that I’ve had anything really that strange happen except for a few awkward phonecalls into the studio! But perhaps the most surreal & enjoyable was being alone in the studio on a wintery day when an electrical storm was happening, the sky lighting up behind me with thunderbolts and trying to create a soundscape to match.
If you could present a show other than your own, which would it be and why?
Ha ha can I be cheeky and choose 3? Golden Apples of the Sun, because I love trippy dreamy music with an electronic bent! Or Underground Solution because it’s a show pioneering groundbreaking sounds in left-field electronica. Or finally Out To Lunch, as it covers such a cross section of varied styles of the freshest new music and it would be so much fun to be able to play everything and anything that you are loving at the time!
What do you do in real life?
I’m a doctor most days and a part-time dabbler in fashion other days.