Presenting: Critical Mass
I was lucky to be born/grow up in an era where heavy rock/metal was booming. The energy and aggression was celebrated and far from cliché. As I grew older the music stayed with me and the realisation that bands were doing this on a local level dawned on me, I saw the first of many ‘local gigs at age 13. I’m a fan of a lot of different music nowadays, but ‘heavy metal’ has always stayed and never been a phase or trend.
How did you become involved in the station?
I’ve been listening to RTR since I stumbled across it by chance 16 years ago. I helped out at another community station and when the chance came to broadcast on a station I loved I jumped at it.
If stuck on Mars, what five albums could you not go without?
A tough question in which the answer changes daily, but in no particular order”
- DEVIN TOWNSEND – Infinty (Literal madness, he was hopitalised with bi-polar during the making of it).
- MUNICIPAL WASTE – The Art Of Partying
- SATYRICON – Rebel Extravaganza
- FAITH NO MORE – King For A Day, Fool For A Lifetime
- DISCORDANCE AXIS – The Inalienable Dreamless (Grind Perfection)
What is the best thing about being involved in the station?
Hearing new and unique sounds and the passion people have for something that is not ‘mainstream’.
What is the strangest thing that has happened to you at RTRFM?
A sixty year old gentleman called up and was talking to me about the hardcore band SUFFER. He saw them at the In The Pines festival and wanted to know more about them.
If you could present a show other than your own, which would it be and why?
Posted or Behind The Mirror as I love the music played on both shows. They are the pefect ‘bookends’ to Critical Mass for me
What do you do in real life?
I am a machine operator for a fly in/fly out Iron Ore mine. Also know as a “Steering wheel attendant”.