What brought you to WRUV?
When I was going to nursing school at UVM, an RUV dj at the time, Rick Woods, encouraged me to get a show because he always enjoyed the music I played while I was working in produce at Onion River Coop (now known as City Market). This was in 1996. I had always wanted to have a radio show since I was a small child. I used to tape record mock shows under my dining room table. Once, in 1969, I remember watching a black and white television ad for Radio Free Europe and it sealed my fate. I knew that someday in the future I would have to participate in the radical format of non-commercial radio. I was also heavily influenced by listening to hours of the many college radio stations in the Boston area: WERS, WUMB, WBUR, WZBC.
Tell us about your show--what kind of music do you play? Where did you get your show name?
The name of my show is "How Living is Round". When I was 21 and living in San Franciscco, I saw a film by a professor at SF State, Trinh T. Minh-ha, called "Living is Round". I was profoundly moved by this film and thought someday I will name my radio show in homage to her film poetry. I play music from many genres, from contemporary avant guard to RPM to traditional Americana, to found sounds and spoken word, from Jazz to international. I am a map-minded person, and have not travelled as much as I would like to, so I travel through the music I play.
What is the most embarrassing concert you've ever attended and/or album you have purchased in your past?
I have never felt embarrassed attedning a concert or obtaining any music.
What do you like to do besides being a DJ?
I work as a psychiatric nurse and consider my show the best way that I can promote the health of our community. I believe that music is a powerfully effective medicine with very few adverse side effects.