As one of many founding members of The Chaser, Dom Knight is aware of the right way to do satire. It’s expertise the longtime media character has deployed for his newest mission, Don’t Call Me Skippy, a pseudo self-help e book that mixes pictures of these buff kangaroos in Alice Springs with pithy exercise and way of life recommendation.
Whereas Knight could also be referred to as an writer and radio presenter, in his highschool days he dabbled in a unique type of inventive expression: music. Studying to play the double bass – “badly”, he admits – launched him to the world of jazz. A long time on he considers the stringed instrument one in all his most prized possessions. Right here he reveals why he’d lug it out of a hearth and the tales behind different necessary private belongings.
What I’d save from my home in a fireplace
I’d save my double bass from a fireplace – not solely as a result of it’s valuable, however as a result of it’s exceptionally flammable. It might sluggish me down, being the bulkiest factor I personal that isn’t a automotive, nevertheless it has huge sentimental worth. I began taking part in in 12 months 8 after investigating which instrument would let me be a part of the varsity orchestra within the shortest period of time, and with the least potential potential. I used to be so dreadful that I largely mimed my first live performance.
The double bass opened the world of jazz to me – albeit extra as a listener than a participant. Then, after I found the bass guitar had the identical strings because the double bass, however that rock bass usually consists of taking part in the foundation observe of any chord on the beat, I lastly found a mode of music that was easy sufficient for me to be vaguely competent. Come to think about it, I ought to most likely save my bass guitar – I’m much less more likely to embarrass myself taking part in it.
My most helpful object
My beard trimmer. As somebody with the genetic lottery-winning mixture of being bald and hirsute, plus having extraordinarily delicate pores and skin, my beard trimmer lets me preserve the perma-stubble that saves me from having to shave with a razor and irritate my tender cheeks.
I’ve used my beard trimmer to chop my hair on a couple of event too, as a result of when you could have so little hair in your head, you resent spending any cash on tending to it.
The merchandise I most remorse dropping
I purchased a spectacular pair of Italian sun shades from a bit of store in Venice referred to as Ottica Carraro, blatantly copying my cool artist brother. They had been a honeymoon splurge and had beautiful frames fabricated from translucent honey-coloured resin. I put them on and felt, with nice aid, like someone else.
[I assumed] as a result of I used to be now all grown up and married, I’d be capable of keep away from dropping my expensive sunnies like a accountable grownup. I used to be mistaken. Or it’s fairly potential that the sun shades deemed me unworthy and absconded to discover a extra modern proprietor – probably my brother, however I haven’t been courageous sufficient to ask.