last night filming balcony tv was a beautiful chaos!
the camera girl was sick, my voice was going, the other present was running late,one band cancelled, the sound failed in one take, an overly loud busker, camera battery died but it was so much fun and the talent was incredible!
i was lucky enough to interview SKIPPING GIRL VINEGAR who are so gentle and lovely and gave me their album which is just incredible. the artwork, the stories the effort is just beautiful.
OH MERCY are one of my favourite Australian acts and their first album is one of my favourite records ever and although the singer is naturally socially awkward it was fun and their performance was perfect!
Lastly was HARRY JAMES ANGUS of The Cat Empire and Jackson Jackson.
He is about to release a solo album and whoa it’s such a fascinating collection of short stories told so beautifully.
from the first line i was addicted and was attentive until the last line.
so much amazing talent is exposed to me by this show!
last night i interview Matt the singer of Melbourne hardcore band MINDSET on my radio show.
Seeming Matt is shy and I don’t know him that well I was expecting him to be soft spoken and shy with minimal answers but in actual fact it was the opposite and one of my favourite interviews.
it’s funny how no matter someones personality if you’re passionate about something it shows.
I’ll have the podcast next week!
-interview Bear Hands for SYN radio
-interview Jim Ward for Balcony TV
-punk n metal show where i interview Bad Taste
-edit Bear Hands interview
-go home and SLEEP :)
friday night was my first show of The Hoist for the season!
my co-host Matt was sick which was fine, after hosting ‘When Sid Met Ozzy’ I’m feeling confident presenting solo.
I thought I was interview 90s pop band My Friend The Chocolate cake and had what I thought was a pretty decent interview written.
The name of the member I was calling wasn’t listed on any webites which I found odd but thought it could have been the publicists name.
Alas the time comes, I have 4 minutes to do the pep talk on SYN and how it’s a youth based network and we don’t like drugs, alcohol or swearing and how it’s live to air, it’s a 2 part interview and in between I’ll play a track, then Ben asked if I had the track *insert title i don’t remember here* i said no I have 52 Stations, he had no idea what this was.
At 45 seconds I realised I’m interviewing a solo artist and not My Friend The Chocolate Cake or anything that has anything to do with My Friend The Chocolate Cake…. lets say the talent wasn’t happen and hung up.
I lined up a few songs to pass the time while I called my executive producer to tell her what I had done and asked if she had any info on the talent of which she explained he was electro and had a gig at the Espy SAVE! I call the talent back and apologised and explained myself and said look I have 3 minutes we can make this work, I know you’re electro and I know you have a gig in St Kilda… BUM BOW neither were correct!
I then got an angry “call me back when you know what you’re doing.
Tonight on the hoist matt and I interviewed Melbourne band pets with pets…. Damn it was fun but they are on another planet!
So much fun to chat with though!
Im anti-drugs and I hate to say it but sometimes it makes for great music!
Grinspoon, horrible live show when Phil is sober.
The 60s and 70s….. Enough said.