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Zanthus

Zanthus

Presenting: Behind The Mirror

I like to do stuff with people, I also like to do stuff by myself. I like the nighttime and all that comes with it. Dark bars, dark songs, random encounters in random places, food, wine, whisky and the smell of cooling tarmac; the sting of the air in my lungs. I listen to a lot of music. I don’t sleep as often as I should, get as much sun as I should, and I dislike air travel. I have a face for radio. Sadly, I have a voice not for radio. You can’t win ‘em all.

How did you become involved?

I’ve been listening to RTR generally, as my radio station of choice since I was a little’un. I got to know some of the presenters personally over the years, and given my idiotic overconsumption of, love for, and obsession with music, I made a perfect candidate for late night company.

If stuck on Mars, what five albums could you not go without?

  • Burzum – Filosofem
  • ISIS – Panopticon
  • Jodis – Black Curtain
  • In The Woods – Omnio
  • Ulver – Shadows of the Sun

What is the best thing about being involved with the station?

Playing music that will hopefully open a door to someone, somewhere, that might otherwise not have been opened. Being part of that experience is pretty special.

What is the strangest thing that has happened to you in the RTRFM studio?

Given the time of night I tend to be on air, one might expect there to be a raft of very strange things that happen. Maybe I have a natural immunity to the strangeness, but aside from some weird and mostly wonderful calls, nothing too odd really. Most of the oddness goes on before the studio is breached, when my cohorts are dressed in costume and masks of the night, using the shadows as a stage.

If you could present a show that is not your own, which show would it be? Why?

Posted.  They play a bunch of music that I really enjoy, and in fact probably more bands that I tend to get around to seeing live than from Behind The Mirror.

What do you do in real life?

I work in energy efficiency, finance and business improvement for a large mining company. In my spare time, I run naked through the bush hunting flowers to give to my cats as gifts in lieu of my refusal to let them leave the house unleashed.

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