Alex Sims - scenestr of the day

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Alex Sims is the Interviews Coordinator at PBSfm in Melbourne. Alex Sims is the Interviews Coordinator at PBSfm in Melbourne.
What do you do?
I am the Interviews Coordinator for PBSfm. As well as a musician.

Why do you do it?
I grew up in a musical household and developed a passion for music from an early age. I began to play bass guitar and study sound production at age 14 and it quickly turned into an addiction. By the time I graduated high school, I was already playing rhythm guitar in a band called The Groovetones.

I began volunteering at PBS in 2012 without any sense of direction, just the knowledge of 'I want to work here one day'. Over the next four years, I accumulated a lot of skills. July 2016, I was given a graveyard/ insomnia radio show which was called Interstellar Overdrive and it focused on experimental and psychedelic music.

In 2018, I was offered to fill in for both Music Coordinator and Interviews Coordinator. This gave me a look into both positions and the realisation that I could see myself in one of these roles. Six months later I was lucky enough to become Interviews Coordinator.

What do you love about the city you live in?
Melbourne – it’s got everything a lover of the arts could possibly want.

Where did you go for your last holiday?
I drove through country NSW to the Gold Coast last year. Very eye-opening how dry and depleted the farmlands of NSW are.

What's your favourite item of clothing?
I like to be nude as much as possible because it feels liberating.

What was your favourite TV show when you were a kid?
'The Simpsons' or 'Rocko’s Modern Life'. Looking back now, most of the TV shows I watched weren’t appropriate for a kid. Haha!

If you could travel back in time for a day, where would you go?
I recently found out one of my ancestors ran an 'untidy house'. I would love to see them and see how they lived.

If we were coming over to your place, what would you cook us?
Toasted salami and cheese sandwiches and hummus with Savoy crackers.

What's the best lesson you've ever learned?
Always maintain your musical equipment and have a professional attitude at any sort of gig.

Tell us one thing about yourself that nobody else knows...
I secretly love the chorus effect on guitars. Particularly the Boss CE-1, such a lush sound.

Are you happy with your work/ life balance?
I’ve got my dream job, a part-time role in the music industry. On the days off I can still do all the necessary things for life to flourish.

How do you define success?
Achievement of a goal. Something that makes the individual happy/ proud.

What's your spirit animal?
I’m a man of science. I tend not to have such beliefs.

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