Friday, July 09, 2010

Too damn good looking for radio.

Well, that's my excuse.

How could you waste such a face on the radio? That's what they must have been discussing at FoxFM this week when they thwarted my lifelong ambition of being a breakfast radio host in the cruelest possible fashion. They said I was in the top 5. Not good enough - I needed to be in the top 3. Now I'm pretty sure there were only 5 people in my final, so it's scant praise, but I'm proud of what I've done.

It was a fantastic experience and, as I mentioned in an earlier post (before the anonycrowd go telling me again that I'm repeating myself), I felt like I deserved to be there and that I could actually do this gig for a living (in case anyone else out there in radio land is reading this).

I have spent the best part of the afternoon cutting myself up over what I could have done better, or at least differently, but unlike Jo brushing her teeth naked I have no regrets.

So a cheerio to everyone at Fox who made me feel like a rock star again, and to everyone who wished me luck and subsequent commiserations.

In other news our Editing teacher, the incomparable Glenys Osborne, has resigned this week. I bumped into her and her adorable child on Swanston Street yesterday where she dropped the bombshell. I know I speak for all of my classmates when I say she will be almost impossible to replace. Her enthusiasm and expertise were a joy to behold, and I feel we are all going to be just that little bit poorer for losing her. She has, as some consolation, a novel that's just been released 'Come Inside' (Clouds of Magellan) - I am about to indulge in its majesty. I will report at my conclusion.

I remain quite dejected today, but overall I am still,




Anonymous said...

"Break out of your cosy rut - it's not the circumstances which need to change but your mind. Overseas contacts and long-distance adventures beckon, as life in another culture looks increasingly attractive. Your choices will be intimately bound up with intense emotional needs, especially a desire to relive past passions. The moment will quickly pass but will return; you'll have two more chances, so take your time."

Craig D. Ising Esq said...

Starts with Pro.

Ends in Found.

shalini akhil said...

alright, what's it say for scorpio?

Anonymous said...

I'm happy to play the Oracle. Here goes; "There's a richly scented, lavishly coloured side to vivacious Venus's sway through distant regions of your chart. (You probably need to do your laundry you slovenly wench). The world is filled with possibility and you can make your mark on history and enjoy yourself at the same time. (You could get really drunk and write that 1st novel you've been meaning to get to). Meanwhile, in the romantic sector the rising sun seems to be in Uranus so you might not want to get too sentimental about the guy in the newsagency, he might just have a nervous tic in that eye."
Good luck with all of that Shalini-I do so love a Scorpion woman!

Craig D. Ising Esq said...

The Oracle may have merely forgotten that Scorpio-Shalini is currently (supposed to be) working on her SECOND novel.

The crystal ball a little dusty, or does it only see into the future?

Anonymous said...

Speaking of first novels. It was after a lengthy session of smoking a little too much home grown, um,Patchouli that I decided I would take myself off and write that bestseller I knew I had in me. I wrote all night. It was brilliant. It had everything. It was funny and smart with lots of clever plot twists. The characters infused with just the right amount of pathos. Booker Prize here I come I thought. Imagine my surprise when I picked up my manuscript the next day and discovered I'd written the word "napkin" eleven thousand five hundred times.

Craig D. Ising Esq said...

Booker Prize?

You're kidding. That's got Pulitzer written all over it.

shalini akhil said...

no, it's got 'napkin' written all over it actually.

Craig D. Ising Esq said...

Speaking of written all over it... you don't appear to have written all over YOUR blog for weeks!

Snap to it, sista!

shalini akhil said...

yeah, that's cause i'm writing all over my manuscript, mister... so there!

Craig D. Ising Esq said...

I sure hope you're writing 'napkin' all over it.

Anonymous said...


um, do I really have to type the word "shellac" to post this comment?
Oh well.