Getting to Know: Martin Hudak
Written by david on October 23, 2015
We have some fantastic volunteers that donate their time both on and off air to help make Golden String Radio what it is today. Today we get a chance to know our newest addition to Wednesday nights: Marty Hudak.
Q: What did you grow up listening to in your youth?
A: I started out like most people my age with The Beatles. Then when MTV came around I was in 7th grade, and it got me into new wave acts like Elvis Costello and Split Enz. By the time I was in college I was listening to anything I could get my hands on. These days the genres that really put me in my happy place are early garage rock and 60s & 70s soul and funk, but I still try to listen to everything and keep my mind open.
Q: What was the first record/album you bought with your own money?
A: AC/DC – Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
Q: What was your most memorable live music experience?
A: I’ve had many, but I’d have to say when I saw the Pixies at Peabody’s Down Under on the Doolittle Tour in 1989. Even though I love music I can’t sing or play an instrument, and that’s the only show I’ve ever seen where I was jealous that I couldn’t play. I also got to hang out with the band after the show. More recently, the Prince show I saw at Madison Square Garden in 2011 was a religious experience.
Q: What is your favorite piece of band/artist merchandise that you own? From where did you get it?
A: Probably the Ramones “We’re Outta Here” box set signed by everyone who has ever been in the band. My brother got it signed for me at the Virgin store in NY.
Q: Who are you listening to a lot these days?
A: Old stuff: Curtis Mayfield (my Curtis obsession has been going on for the past 6 months)
New stuff: La Luz
Q: Who is your favorite DJ at Golden String Radio
A: I’ll have to say Eugene Hopkins because we share a love of Motown.
Q: What’s your favorite candy or snack to get at Touch The Moon Candy Saloon?
A: This is the toughest question. ::grin emoticon::
I love Touch The Moon. I like the specialty stuff the sell like the Grace Potter candy bar with hot pepper and pistachio, and I like the basic stuff like Tootsie Rolls (probably my favorite). They make awesome popcorn too.
You can catch Marty DJing regularly at Cedars West End and hear him and Billy P. every Wednesday at 9pm on Exile on Peal Street right here on Golden String Radio.