Yikes! I’m just back from giving an interview at Erin Radio to Erin Montgomery on her show, Erin Eye Opener.
I think I sounded awkward, and I know that I made some mistakes. It was a real conversation as you might have with anyone, with throat clearings and mispronounced words and lost trains of thought. Very unlike writing for publication, where you try to craft each sentence so that it’s perfect. And even different from blogging, which is supposed to be like keeping a diary, but in reality is more restrained and deliberate.
Erin Montgomery is energetic, extroverted and enthusiastic, just what you need in someone on an early morning show.
We talked about the magazine and what’s coming up in the fall issue. I know my way around that topic, but what stumped me was what music I wanted to have played. I’m pretty out of touch with current music, so all I could think of on the spot was Amy Winehouse and Bruce Springsteen. I missed my opportunity to promote Canadian and local talent like The Arrogant Worms, Sarah Harmer, Bruce Cockburn and Leonard Cohen. Argh. Well, maybe some other time.
And it looks like there’ll be another time. I think I’ll be doing another segment about the fall issue in September. And while Erin Radio can only be heard over the radio in a small local area at 101.5 FM, it is streamed via the Internet at www.erinradio.ca .
We’ll also try to get these segments added to this website so anyone can hear them any time. I think these would be podcasts? New territory for me. Anyway, it looks like Erin Radio is forcing me to learn and do more. Always a good thing.
So thanks, Erin, for making the radio interview a gentle, easy experience. The rest of you, which do you prefer: radio, TV, magazines or Internet – and why?