Quilling Me Softly (Wednesday 10-noon)
WHERE IS ‘HOME’?
I house-sit. But I prefer to think of it as pretending to be an itinerant whiskey priest from a Graham Greene novel, or an oversized cat from Dr Seuss.
HOW DID YOU COME TO BE LIVING IN THIS AREA?
I used to tour musicians along the coast, so first visited Bellingen many years ago. I remember falling asleep after one such gig down by the river, resting beneath a plump harvest moon, and not being able to leave again the next day. Seriously. I’d get as far south as Macksville and suddenly materialise back on Hyde Street. Please send help.
WHAT DOES YOUR PROGRAM OFFER TO LISTENERS?
Interviews with a variety of luminaries both local, distant, and visiting, all laced with music that is probably magic when you play it backwards and listen to it upside down.
WHY DID YOU GET INVOLVED IN TRIPLE B?
Around a year ago I sold our beloved family duck to a mysterious man who lived on the edge of town in exchange for three magic beans. Turns out I misheard the deal, and what he *actually* sold me was three B’s. I regret nothing except the duck part.
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU’RE NOT ON AIR AT TRIPLE B?
I’m always on air, although you can’t always hear me. It’s part of the curse.
IF YOU WERE TO STAGE YOUR OWN FESTIVAL IN BELLO, AND COULD HAVE ANY THREE HEADLINE ACTS WHO WOULD THEY BE?
I’d make sure we had Tom Waits, since I’m pretty sure his touring days are done and it’s the only way I’ll get to see him live. Probably The Mountain Goats, but only with a backing band of actual mountain goats. Third, I’d resurrect Angela Carter. After a quarter century dead, I suspect she’d have some pretty great stories to share (I’d also put in an application to have Winston Churchill judge a pie-eating contest).