THE ATTACHED AUDIO FILE IS RATED PG FOR OCCASIONAL COARSE LANGUAGE AND THE RATHER DISTURBING WATERFALL SOUND EFFECT.
In a former life, on a radio station in a galaxy far, far away (Canberra), on-air interviews (live and pre-recorded) were my stock in trade.
I’d drag in musos, venue organisers, festival folk, artists, music media people, even garden variety punters.
I loved it.
In my current world and on my current radio station, it’s just not part of what I currently do. That may change in the future, but for now, I’m a simple disc-spinning jock bringing you music from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90, noughties, twenty-tens, and today.
So this interview recorded at Top End Hash House Harriers on Thursday 19 March 2020 will never see it onto the airwaves for many reasons.
Certainly not if it stays unedited.
But it was fun to do, and if you can screen out that peaceful waterfall sound effect that we copped early in the piece, there’s actually some fair and valid points and opinions expressed.
I have this feeling it may not be the last one.
Anyhoo, Crusty, your request for David Gray’s Babylon is locked and loaded.
And as discussed towards the end, here’s Crusty’s doppelganger on the skins in this timeless clip from 1978.