I’ve been obsessed with contemporary music for 45 years. Vinyl, Cassettes, Digital, Live – the lot. I hear music in my head all the time and obsess over albums. I’m a hardcore fan of a few smaller and larger artists and bands. I once kissed and cried all over Joan Wasser (Joan as Policewoman) because I couldn’t have got through a decade of my life without her. I sung in a rock band for 13 years in the 80s. I saw KIZZ in 79. and took my 79 yr old mum to Spain to see Radiohead a few years back. I often play Nan at festivals (and I am a Nan in real life). I make bets with my mates on how many of my ex-students will hug me on any one festival jaunt. I’m pretty blessed. I reckon presenting at RTR, especially through the night, is one of the greatest hobbies I have ever had. It’s a rush for an old girl like me to learn new tricks. (imagine me dancing in Studio A to a banger at 3am – woooo)
How did you become involved in the station?
Meri Fatin encouraged me to do the training course.
What is the best thing about being involved in the station?
What is the strangest thing that has happened to you at RTRFM?
This is hard to answer. It was real strange answering a phonemail from someone who thought my show was great. I nearly cried and told them that they made my day.
If you could present a show other than your own, which would it be and why?
Drastic on Plastic and Full Frequency.
What do you do in real life?
I’m an ATAR English Literature teacher at Perth Modern School. I write rock articles and interview musicians to create transcripts and them I use them with my students. I’m a longtime watercolour artist. I see live music all over the world as a hobby.