Saskia retired from Radio KoL. Her last show was the 11th of April 2011. But then She came back.
SaskiaSalsoul... Saskatchewan... Sasquatch... You may know Her by many names, but Saskia is probably the most useful ;)
History So Far:
Drawn into the Radio KoL net late 2004, She quickly became a regular listener and after only a couple of months earnt a place at the side of a Well-Known DJ, securing a regular guest slot on Sunday afternoon. Before long, Her desire for radio presence became strong enough to actually submit a radio audition of Her own. Patient months passed until, in February 2006, She became a DJ in Her own right. This was curiously timed with the radio disappearance of opai, but all suspicions were quickly quashed, and quietly.
Saskia was born in Leeds, England, UK, but now resides in Sheffield, one hour south-ish of Leeds. Often Her shows run along the lines of believing that (and playing) many of the bestest bands ever also share Her northern heritage. Or at least went to University there.
Saskia is one half of the awesome IndieRockPostPunk outfit, Hello Potato! Some of their work can be heard over at: http://www.myspace.com/ilovehellopotato or at http://www.last.fm/music/Hello+Potato%21
Saskia likes: Bees, cake, Tea, squeaky fish, cat toys, lickle (fake) mice, photography, Adobe Photoshop, dinosaurs, lobsters, fake spiders, red things, having red hair, big beds, huge duvets, good pillows, autumn/fall, pumpkins, stripey tights/hose, fingerless gloves, tiny plastic stars, small fluffy Easter chickens, and Banthas.
Saskia dislikes: Dogs, Monkeys, Dogmonkeys, Monkeydogs, Flies (of the buzzy kind), having no money, running out of teabags, mornings, and lots of the bands described below in the relevant section.
Music You May Hear On Her Show:
Babybird, Thomas Truax, Le Tigre, Ladytron, Elysian Fields, Deftones, Korn, Orgy, Coal Chamber, Marilyn Manson, Rob/White Zombie, Robots in Disguise, Art Brut, The Pixies, Peeping Tom, Queen Adreena, Godspeed You Black Emperor!, Patrick Wolf, VAST, Wolfsheim, KMFDM, Sheep On Drugs, Carbon12, DeathBoy, Kat5can, Assemblage 23, VNV Nation, Mesh, Kierononononon^on, Elastica, Tura Satana, Siouxsie, Tones on Tail, Type O Negative, The Cure, Chameleons (UK), Thomas Truax, Amoree Lovell, Morgan Grace, Kaiser Chiefs, NY Loose, Snake River Conspiracy, Genitorturers, Pantera, Deftones, Sneaker Pimps, Dresden Dolls, Monkey Swallows The Universe (the only kind of monkeys I like), Eels, Hole, Scarling, Daisy Chainsaw, Jack Off Jill, Human Waste Project, L7, Psycore, Beck, Thermals, Radiohead, (older) Snow Patrol, The Shins, Hefner, Luna, Of Montreal, The Real Tuesday Weld, Nobody, OK GO!, Sleater-Kinney, Kill Rock Stars, Frank Black Francis, Indie, alt.rock, Electronica, Goth, Metal, Industrial.
Music You Will Not Hear On Her Show:
AC/DC, Motorhead, Led Zeppelin (and any subsidiary musical effort), Suzie Quattro, Iron Maiden, Bruce Dickinson, Def Leppard, Napalm Death, Queen, Judas Priest, Pink Floyd, Santana, The Streets, Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, Pogues, Celtic crap,'Avenue Q', 'Rent', 'Wicked' (and probably any other musical), Panic! At The Disco, Say Anything, The Streets, The Beatles, John Lennon, Wings, Other Beatles member's side projects etc, Wolfmother, Poe, Alicia Keys, Inkubus Sukkubus, Nightwish, Within Temptation, Fall Out Boy, AFI, HIM, My Chemical Romance, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, (largely) Hip Hop, Trance, Dance, Garage, GLEE etc; other stuff which might be considered Classic Rock, other bands which annoy me.
If in doubt, ask!
If you want to make a request, please first read the 'Hear/Wont Hear' lists above and make an informed guess as to whether it's something She might play ;)
Then, send a blue message (PM) to Saskia! '/msg Saskia I would like to request [artist] - [song] please' etc. Simple! Please do not be offended if your request is not played.
mp3 files can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org but She probably won't play them without listening to them first.
Also, politeness costs nothing ;)
Praise for The HiveMind
'High-pitched unintelligible noise' - Grinder
'You are both disturbed and incredibly hot' - Sidhe Ra
Neomorphic (private): please change song it hurts to listen to
Saskia DJ / We all do love her a lot / she is awesomeness - Haiku Oracle