Friday, 15 May 2009

Radio Ga Ga

Well, things have really perked up here in manic depression land! God I'm feeling good!

I watched a documentary on Peter Green last night. Mr Greenbaum seems to really have got his shit together. Fuck, if he can conquer schizophrenia, surely I can master a simple mood disorder!

I got interviewed on a local internet radio station last Sunday. Played some of my music and made some merry banter... well to be honest I was a bit high and was very bubbly and effervescent. Afterwards I got asked to join and do some presenting... unfortunately my wife told me I should come clean and tell them how unreliable I was. So I sent an email outlining my problem... "I''d really love to do some radio work but unfortunately I am not renowned for long term reliablity. I have bipolar disorder (manic depression) so have periods when I am very bubbly and creative but also have times when my face is tripping me. These phases take place over months rather than days so there is usually plenty of time to make alternative arrangements. I don't know how you'd feel about my lack of long term definite commitment but fully understand if you feel it inappropriate."

Well, imagine my surprise when he replied that part of the remit of the station "is that we try to include members of the community that might otherwise be excluded for whatever reason. We strive for equality and diversity so I'm sure it wouldn't be a problem at all to allow you to come in as and when you wanted to". Wow!!!!

So I'm hoping to get involved in local radio and finally get out of the house. Maybe this will be a good thing for moi?