How did you first connect with Triple R?
I first heard about Triple R when I was living in Tasmania and was on holiday here in Melbourne in 2002. I was in Missing Link and buying up a whole bunch of albums to take back with me. One of them was Mclusky Do Dallas and the girl serving them said “you obviously listen to the Breakfasters on Triple R” I lied and said I did because I thought she was pretty. I made a mental note to find out what the Breakfasters were.
What/when was your first show?
Lime Champions – five years from 2009 -2013 spending hours and hours of writing and editing to sit in a studio with Damien Lawlor and Kirsten Law (plus Justin Heazlewood and Eva Johansen in the early days) as we cringed listening back to it.
What's your favourite Triple R story?
Getting tackled by Tim Rogers at The Community Cup and him leaving two huge scratches down my back. Also I’m contractually obliged to say PJ Harvey’s rooftop gig at the old location (even though I wasn’t there but that doesn’t stop a lot of people talking about it as if they were).
Your favourite other Triple R program and why?
I love Maps with Fee B Squared and Test Pattern with Anita Alphabet. I’m also a big fan of Kate McLennan, Geraldine Hickey and Anne Edmonds on The Downlow.
What does Triple R mean to you?
Triple R as an actual building is just full of good, kind and passionate people. Triple R as a radio station can’t be described by an idiot like me. I was recently in a taxi and the driver was listening to a commercial station and I just thought ‘how do people live like this’ I asked him to change it to Triple R, he did and it was Superfluity. The guy turned to me after three songs and said “Good songs, who are these guys?” Hopefully soon there will be a Taxi somewhere in Melbourne with a Triple R sticker on the back.
The studio door has accidentally jammed shut with you stuck inside. If there was only one CD in there with you, what would you want it to be, and why?
The Modern Lovers album.