I think I got into music listening to Mum and Dad’s Horst Jankowski records. It was a time in Perth when houses in the suburbs of Perth had cocktail cabinets and conversation pits, and my exotic Irish (via Paris) mother smoked Sobranie Black Russian cigarettes on a Friday and Saturday night. My first vinyl record was Tubular Bells – the one with the original Virgin naked girl and dragon logo on the record label. As they were just never played on the radio I soon bought Ommadawn and Hergest Ridge at 78s… and I guess I started collecting records…
How did you become involved?
Hanging out in the studio a long time ago during the legendary Catch The Beat radio show with Curtis J Brown on 6NR, then Round Midnight and Black and Blue on 6UVSFM…
If stuck on Mars, what five albums could you not go without?
Too hard! There are a few songs across the decades that I hope will never be used in car ads – I‘m talking about:
- Lee Hazelwood – My Autumns Done Come
- Atlas Sound – Quick Canal (feat Laetitia Sadier)
- Broadcast – Before We Begin
- Pulp – This is Hardcore
- Wild Cookie – Heroine
What is the best thing about being involved with the station?
RTR is a big part of what makes Perth a great place and the only radio station where you hear amazing local music.
What is the strangest thing that has happened to you in the RTRFM studio?
Many strange things happen late in the evening at the RTRFM studios – listening between midnight and dawn can be full of mystery…
If you could present a show that is not your own, which show would it be? Why?
I am very lucky as I already get to present three wildly different shows … I think I could be very at home on a show exploring the roots of disco or jangle/indiepop.
What do you do in real life?