Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Just got the call from Radio 2GB. The interview is definitely on tonight! 7:20 pm on 873AM. I'm not skipping my damn meeting though; I'm having them call me on my mobile. :)

Later: I did it! Felt like I talked a mile a minute, so we'll have to review the tape to see if I'm intelligible. I managed to work in references to the shop (of course), Sydney Sity Klickers, Sydney Stitch N Bitch, and even Helen and Katherine (the girls spinning in Centrepoint). Snookums snagged a recording so we should have it up later tonight for those who missed it.

Much later: Here is is! That's a 1.2MB MP3. You know, my voice sounds really weird. I get such a mixed reaction to my accent these days - Americans think I sound Australian; Australians think I sound American. I can actually hear both in that clip. Some phrases sound almost Valley Girl (where did that come from?), while other words are almost Strine (like "bikini"). Mostly I'm just relieved because I sound a lot less dumb than I did in my head. I got in a few good anecdotes and I didn't stumble over my words too much. (Though the latent high school speech team impromptu speaker in me winces every time I hear myself say "Um...") Snookums and I listened to it, and I'm like, "I'm damned charismatic! Where's my TV show?"

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look forward to the recording - I was in the office just in time to listen, clicked on to 'listen live', and.... ... ... nothing happened. 10 minutes of 'rebuffering'. Darn!
» stefanie » 2006-02-14 20:26:22
Nice interview Kris. Well done. You didn't let him patronise you - and to be fair he didn't really try to. Brenda Daynes of the CastOn podcast had a horrible experience this week talking to a local paper about the Knitting Olympics.
» M-H [www] » 2006-02-14 22:14:58
I just wish I had mentioned something more about men. I think it came off sounding like it was just something that a bunch of silly girls are doing.
» Kris [www] » 2006-02-14 22:25:35
Well done! You sounded awesome. I don't think you made it seem like a bunch of silly girls at all. Very professional and informative. Good job.
» amy [www] » 2006-02-14 22:42:15
You sounded great, Kris! You've still got your American accent, but I can hear a lot of Australian in you, too. ;)
» Niffler » 2006-02-15 00:05:24
Great great interview, informative & interesting (and yes - definite Australian twang there)...
» stefanie » 2006-02-15 00:31:57
To chime in: you sounded terrific; very knowledgable and fun (and quite Aussie as well!)
» Tricia [www] » 2006-02-15 01:52:07
You sound great, except fot that weirdo accent you've picked up :) bikene?
» eileen [www] » 2006-02-15 02:32:56
this is fun. the interview is really well done, i think. i haven't heard your voice in years. i like it! it's kind of a neat mix of both, muttsy.

p.s., please wear the knit bik-een.
» tara d. [www] » 2006-02-15 03:11:08
It was so nice to hear your voice. Grandma & I can't wait for the TV show. Love ya and miss ya
» Aunt Deb » 2006-02-15 04:14:58
That was cool! I had the accent when I was in Perth for a semester but lost it quickly when I came home. Great job! And I think we'd all like to see the bikini. ;)
» kate » 2006-02-15 04:16:50
Well, you can see the bikini... You just can't see me in it. Although maybe I should make that my "getting to goal" triumphant display of exhibitionism. (I wore this totally hoochie top out last Friday that I bought THREE YEARS AGO but I have been unable to wear because it was too little. And it looked fabulous, even though I was weirded out by showing so much chest.)
» Kris [www] » 2006-02-15 07:49:59
It's only been, what, 11 years since I've heard you talk? lol. Great interview!
» Jason Young » 2006-02-15 16:53:22
I listen your interview, it's interesting to hear you. For me the most interesting thing is that i understand you a lot of better than i understand the interviewer. You are speaking cleary and easy to understand, so go on, get you TV show.
» jussi » 2006-02-16 05:43:25
I just forget to say that my language is the most common language on the world, _bad English_.
» jussi » 2006-02-16 06:05:29
The interview was great: short, snappy, interesting, informative. Now I'll pop over to the website
» Miss Eagle [www] » 2006-02-20 18:43:01
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