Radio Interview to podcast
On the 9th of January my radio interview finally aired!
I say finally because it was supposed to air shortly after the launch at the end of August, but somehow was erased before it was broadcast. So when I returned from the US in November, we did a re-take, this time with friends. Dilhan, who MC’d the launch and Cecilia, who contributed a reading. This made it more fun for me & hopefully for you as well — if for no other reason than the smorgasbord of accents! 2 Sri Lankans, an American and a Scot. How international!
You can hear it/download it (or however it works) at the following locations:
http://www.switchpod.com/users/malayna.dawn/feed.xml if you know how to do that. I don’t. Yet.
Or you can go to my facebook page! The link is beneath my photo on the right of the page. Facebook rocks!
SLBC was fascinating because like a number of organizations here, seems not to have been significantly updated since the British left. And since the 60th anniversary of Sri Lankan Independence is coming up on Feb 4th, you know it’s been a while.
Chanakya, the guy who was nice enough to interview me, had asked me to bring 3 songs that I thought represented the book and myself. I supplied them, but they just kinda plopped them in the middle of the interview, without introduction or segue.
So now I shall ‘splain to you, in order to reduce the shock:
The first song I chose was "Elsewhere" from Sarah McLachlan’s Fumbling Toward Ecstasy album. I chose it for the lyrics "I believe this is heaven to no one else but me, and I’ll defend it long as I can be left here to linger in silence if I choose to, would you try to understand it?" (The full lyrics can be found here: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/s/sarah+mclachlan/elsewhere_20121944.html )
The second song was Dishwalla’s Counting Blue Cars for the lyrics "Tell me all your thoughts on God, cuz I’d really like to meet HER."
(The full lyrics are here:
And the final song was Alanis Morissette’s "Thank U" for a lot of the lyrics, but especially "How ’bout remembering your divinity?" and of course, "Thank you India," a country that also features fairly prominently in the book. (The full lyrics: http://www.elyrics.net/read/a/alanis-morissette-lyrics/thank-u-lyrics.html)
So there you have the tale! Now listen and share the joys! Feel free to write with questions too.