Wednesday, July 18, 2007
This is the last show I ever did with Peter Dick, on ABC radio, it was his farewell gig and then I worked for another 5 months with Spencer Howson, but out of all the famous people I have interviewed, and let's face it, there were a lot, this is the ONLY person to ever make my hands shake with adrenilin.
I asked for a photo of us together, and asked would it be possible if he could sign my album covers, as I was a big fan.
Sure Bill said, and with that I dragged out all 6 albums. I don't know who was more shocked, lol.
After I went to air interviewing him, I promptly burst into tears, as you do.
It was a very special day.
Bill O'Toole -plays wooden flutes , bagpipes and a variety of unusual woodwind. He went from organising bush dances and concerts in Australia to Europe to study music and music instrument making at the London Guild Hall University. On returning Bill started making a variety of instruments from Australian timbers and at the same time performing on them around Australia. With Andrew de Telign he formed Sirocco in 1980 and is responsible for their innovative projects, such as the Macquarie marshes. He also manages the group.