At Last I’m a Killer Whale!
I started working in radio in one form or another in the early ‘90s in Vancouver. I was interested in writing a serial radio play for a show I was doing on Monday mornings with then-famed DJ Hand-E Man. The idea was that we would have several weeks of two-minute filler for those moments when we were stuck for content. I arranged everything: the script, the actors and the studio time. I mixed it all down at a private studio run by Shaun Smith, who happened to hate techno-dance music but was happy to help record my one hour of top-notch drama, which included one of the characters transforming herself into a killer whale, at which point she exclaimed the gem of a line: “I’m a killer whale! At last I’m a killer whale!”