2011年2月22日火曜日

cat's out of the bag- I'm a radio star!

I've been interviewed twice in my life.

The first time was when I was about 9 or 10 and my cousin and I were staying at our grandma's house and we spent days playing with a tape recorder and two blank tapes. We took turns interviewing each other.

Not as Heather and K though.

Nope. I can't remember all the characters we took on for the interview but I do remember that two of them were Queen Elizabeth and God. (That choice belies our small-l-liberal upbringing, I wish I could remember who else we did!)

Anyway, the interviews were longwinded and hilariously deadpan. I have long since lost my copy of the tape. I'll have to see if my cousin still has hers.

The second time I was interviewed was just a couple of weeks ago. This time the interviewer had a whole host of gizmos and gadgets and a mixing board and a big furry mike thing that looked like a hairy rodent centimetres from my mouth.... It certainly made me nervous! And there was no pre-recording preparation session where he told me what we were going to talk about- to avoid it sounding scripted- so listening to the recording kind of makes me cringe at how nervous and stuttery and giggly I sound so I was leaning towards not mentioning it on here. (Because obviously in blogland I have a much cooler image, yeah?) Oh and he wouldn't let me pretend to be Queen Elizabeth either.

But then a commenter let the cat out of the bag and I know my parents will read that and demand to know why they didn't get the link so, on the condition that you don't make fun of my wandering accent- nerves bring out the rrrrrrr in me I think- here is my interview with Dave Carlson on the Japanofiles:

That link looks terribly long....

Ok, off to remove the r's from my pronunciation with a little light Whitlams...

7 件のコメント:

Brian Waters さんのコメント...

I really enjoyed your podcast with Dave! My family and I are about to move to Japan and listening to your experiences living in rural Japan made me excited about what our journey will bring. Thanks!

jojoebi さんのコメント...

if you have a long link, try using tiny url
http://tinyurl.com/

off to listen to queen H! as I don't sew name tags into 1001 costume pieces (using the iron on labels in a clever non sewing type of way! rebel - that's me!

gaijinwife さんのコメント...

I didn't listen to the whole thing but the bits I did listen to I think you sound lovely! What I would do to listen to the tape of you being interviewed as the Queen though. i think you need to go email your cousin :)

illahee さんのコメント...

how fun!

Rachel さんのコメント...

I got interviewed on the radio too! There WAS a pre-interview interview, but then he went and asked a whole lot of different questions! I wonder if he did that deliberately. I ended up talking about fish. Yeah. I have the CD. I will never listen to it, I think... I got a wee bit pissed beforehand, so I am probably very gung-ho about the fish.

Hippofeet さんのコメント...

I remember those interviews! They were made on a blank tape out of a Barbie showbag!
I don't remember any of the interviews we did, but I do remember having a LOT of fun doing it.

The tape unfortunately is long lost -it would have been great to listen to again! :)

K

thefukases さんのコメント...

Brian- thank you. Where are you moving? Living here is a pretty varied experience depending on where you end up- you'll have a ball anywhere though!

jojoebi- thanks! I often see those links but didn't know how easy they were to make. Derrr...

GW- Glad you didn't listen to the whole thing- way too much giggling going on. I'm really not like that IRL.. not sober anyway!

illahee- It was fun. And I respect radio announcers a WHOLE lot more now!

Rachel- do you have a link? I want to hear you talk about fish pisht. Pisht fish?

K- That's right! The barbie showbag! The only other thing I remember from the showbag is the perfume I poured in Matt's hair that matted it together..... oops.