radio face!

So I was on the radio this morning!  BBC Radio Manchester, to be precise.  I made sure to comb my hair and wear clean clothes, as Daisy told me the listeners can tell if you're wearing your pyjamas and haven't brushed your teeth. The very lovely press officer from the University, Mike, came along for moral support and sat with me and waited.  It all took less then ten minutes and it wasn't quite as scary as I'd thought it might have been.  Becky Want, the presenter, was really sweet and I managed to name-check Alan Warner and Denis Johnson and I didn't swear at all.  Not even once.  I think that's the least foul-mouthed I've ever been.  I chatted about short stories and chick lit and my plans for the future.   Have a listen!  I'm at about 1:00:30, right after Michael Jackson.  Me and Mickey, we're tight.

5 comments:

Marisa Birns said...

I did hear it and you were quite wonderful and fun! Nope, there was no swearing going on at all. :)

Can't wait to read "Mum's the Word."

Valerie O'Riordan said...

Thanks, Marisa!

Steph said...

First of all, if it had been me I would have been unable to say anything without SOBBING. Still miss you MJ! Bloody hell, I am listening to it now and I've got tears in my eyes. So, well done you for not being so ridiculously affected. Secondly, well done with the lack of swearing. I have started trying podcasts and I am certain I will end up with 5 decent minutes and 10 hours of foul-mouthed out-takes.

And you were AMAZING, it's so great to hear your voice after having seen your face for so long, I am so thrilled! It was great! I couldn't listen to it on the day because I was in a meeting (which, err, I had tried to postpone, believe it or not), so I am really happy that you posted the link, thank you!

Valerie O'Riordan said...

Aw, thanks Steph! Do you know, it is SO bloody difficult not to swear? Any children I have will be massively foul-mouthed - I could barely hold it together for five minutes, so eighteen years is a laughable fantasy.

daisy daisy said...

Hey Val-O,
Someone found my blog by searching for 'Valerie O'Riordan Mum's the word full text'! That's public demand! xxx