27th May 2010

Audiologist Visit

Finally went to the audiologist yesterday, who was very helpful.

Good news is that the ears seem to be okay except for a bit of loss in the upper frequencies which may not necessarily be due to the work I've been doing. We talked about the psychological implications of tinnitus and how to deal with it. (It has got a bit better, since I've reduced the hours).

She thinks that maybe I've been working too hard, that certainly the hours I had been doing the studio work were too much and that I need to take more breaks and relax more. Who'd have thought?! Reminds me of the Velvet Underground line: "Some people work very hard, and still they never get it right." And also begs the question: have I been motoring instead of sailing? (At the Water's Edge).

The other good news is that I reckon I could be finished by today or certainly tomorrow. Not before time. (Yeah, I know, you've heard it all before).

Joanne Kelly / Strawberry Sundae Radio Show

Reading DJ Joanne wrote a very nice review of a gig I did in 2012 and has played Something Wild quite a few times on her Strawberry Sunday Radio show. Later in the year I had a great interview with her which can be found here, the success of which I think was largely due to the obvious background work she did in preparation for the interview.

Understandably I'm biased because Joanne has been so favourable but I do think she does a great show if you like indie rock, hearing about upcoming bands and a lot more more besides. Strawberry Sundae is on every Sunday at 7pm for two hours. More details can be found here.