The Midnight Special RTRFM Episode 2: Xanthea O'Connor, State Gallery Parking Lot Public Toilets, Town of Vincent Public Library

The Midnight Special is a six episode show that is part of RTR's Revolver program. Episode #2 was broadcast on Tuesday 1 March 12:00am-1:00am on RTRFM 92.1. 

For the second episode of The Midnight Special, host Tristan Fidler welcomes into the studo a very special guest, band manager, musician and living statue Xanthea O'Connor! After acknowledging Leonardo DiCaprio's Oscar win on a Leap Day, we get stuck into Xanthea's love of music and how her work in managing artists like Joni In The Moon and David Craft began. There is also an insight into what it's like working as a street performer with Xanthea's work as a living statue and the positives that can come through in negative interactions with the public.Secret Perth is a double-barrelled segment with praise for the public toilets at the top of the State Gallery parking lot and the Town of Vincent Public Library. Alongside a quick Continental Roll review and other segments like Spirit Animal and CDs or DVDs, we hear some tunes from Xanthea's own collection including the inspiration of Amanda Palmer. Tune in!

Photograph: Dan Mac Photography.

Featured Tracks:

  • Dream Rimmy - 'Waves'
  • Amanda Palmer - 'Vegemite (The Black Death)'
  • Sarah Blasko - 'I Wanna Be Your Man'