When I was working on Radio Orwell/Saxon Radio in 1989, presenting an evening programme aimed at teenagers called Streatbeat, Island Records was celebrating its 30th anniversary. As part of the promotion for its newly signed artist, Melissa Etheridge , I was able to interview her although sadly only by phone, I didn't actually get to meet her. At the time she was promoting her second album, Brave and Crazy and I had a CD single of the stand out song from her first eponymous album, Like the Way I Do.
The interview was recorded on 6th September 1989 and, after I'd edited it and mixed it with various tracks from the new album and the live CD, was broadcast on 12 days later on the 18th.
Listen to the interview as broadcast on Radio Orwell & Saxon Radio in 1989 (MP3).
|Title||Interview with Melissa Etheridge|
|Radio station||Radio Orwell/Saxon Radio (Suffolk Group Radio)|
Bring Me Some Water
You Can Sleep While I Drive
Brave and Crazy
Like the Way I Do
I hope I'n not breaking copyright law here. The music is, of course, copyright Island Records, the music publisher and the artist herself. However in all cases the music is presented in the context of an interview which overlaps it. The copyright in the interview itself is probably now owned by the owners of Heart FM, the modern incarnation of the orginal radio stations on which it was broadcast. I'm using the ask forgiveness rather than ask permission mantra here to make available an old interview that, in time, could reach a much bigger audience here than it did when first broadcast late in the evening on a provincial radio station.