Q&A with Joshua Paine
How did you get started in radio broadcasting?
I got into broadcasting when I was given the opportunity to present the morning drive show on my university’s radio station. After a broadcasting hiatus, I got involved in One FM.
What drove you to get into radio broadcasting?
For years I didn’t know what I wanted to do. When I saw the advert for auditions for my campus station, I suddenly realised that radio was what I wanted to do.
What’s your favourite sport?
Cricket (I’m better as a supporter than as a player).
Who is your favourite international artist(s) or band?
The first album I ever bought was by Relient K, and they’ve been my favourite since then.
Who is your favourite South African artist(s) or band?
My band, Tangarang!
What’s your favourite pastime?
Looking at pictures of cat’s hassing cheeseburgers.
Do you have any hobbies?
Playing drums and thoughtfully stroking my beard.
What is, in your opinion, the world’s biggest problem(s)?
The world’s biggest problem is how people have lost the sense of humanity between themselves. People forget that any decision they make affects other people, and therefore live selfishly.
How can we change the world?
“I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love.” – Gandalf
Who would play you in the film of your life if it were a comedy?
Who would play you in the film of your life if it were a drama?
What is your favourite word – in Afrikaans, isiXhosa and English?
Afrikaans: pantoffels, isiXhosa : ibleskhopu, English: zephyr or halcyon
Amongst my friends, I am famous for/best known for?
My REALLY bad jokes...
Which team do you relentlessly support?
Relentlessly is a strong word... The Proteas and the Boks!
If I were an animal, I’d be…
A Llama, because I’m like a sheep with attitude
If I were a musical style or genre, I’d be…
Reggae, because I’m laid back
If I could go back in time, I’d…
Go back to the 1800s and invest in a trust bequeathed to me to be withdrawn in the present.
If I had a superpower it would be…
To move things with my eyes, then I could wash the dishes simply by staring at them.
I am a die hard fan of…
If you had to choose: Oprah or Ellen?
Both... I’d like Oprah’s abilities of talk-showdom and Ellen’s hairstyle... or is it the other way around?
If you had to choose: John Legend or Pharrell Williams?
John Legend... It’s a question of classic vs cool, and classic wins.
If you had to choose: Beyonce or Rihanna?
There’s a difference between the two?
If you had to choose: Michael Buble or James Blunt?
Michael Buble...That smooth crooning voice is something I envy.
If you had to choose: Madonna or Lady Gaga?
Lady Gaga, because she wears clothes that you can braai.
If you had to choose: Cats or Dogs?
Dogs... Dogs adore, but cats want to be worshipped.
If you had to choose: Morning or night?
Night. Mornings suck!
If you had to choose: Summer or Winter?
Summer. Winter is too dreary for too long.
If you had to choose: Android or Apple?
Android. I’m not a hipster.
If you had to choose: Twitter or Facebook?
Twitter – it’s Facebook without the calories
If you had to choose: Tea or coffee?
Both... they’re both pretty fantastic.
You’re stuck on an island with only your iPod, you had 5 songs to choose:
Inside Out – Hillsong United, Sahara – Relient K, The Boxer –Simon and Garfunkel, Alive – P.O.D. , Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars
That’s me in Tweet…
Actually, it’s not about me.