- I've got the live interview blues
- September 26th, 14:21
Well, I've got 74 hours to prep for this, how hard can it be?
In all my time as a volunteer DJ back in the 80s, I never conducted a live on-air interview with a musician. I sat in on some as a sidekick, but not very many.
This station has a close relationship with the local clubs and promoters and regularly schedules musicians to come in for an interview and to play a few songs live on-air. My regular shift is still Friday mornings 3AM-530AM, but I also grab chances to sub for other DJs when the opportunity comes up.
So. I'm scheduled to sub this Monday for the 3PM-6PM shift, and I just got the word that we've got a guest booked. He's got a 40 year history as a performing musician, including some influential early punk bands, but now he's an accoustic folk artist who's earned enormous respect within the music industry. (I didn't know any of this 30 minutes ago, and didn't recognize his name, because I've been under a rock for 30 years.)
He deserves a better interviewer than me, but I'll struggle through somehow.