Across the Pond with Mark Buff

Join Mark for Across the Pond which will be focused on North American musicians, primarily of the alternative rock genre. I'll be playing songs from musicians who listeners will know, such as Arcade Fire and Green Day, but also a lot of artists that may be brand new to CamGlen listeners.

The show will also wander outside of the alternative rock world and include some folk, blues, classic rock, and other genres. And, although the show's focus will be on North American artists, I will be mixing in Scottish musicians, such as Karine Polwart, Admiral Fallow, and King Creosote.

About Mark
Q1: What is your Presenter name?

Mark, aka Mr. Hat

Q2: Describe your show in 5 words:

Alternative rock from North America

Q3: Why did you get involved with CamGlen Radio?

I was looking for opportunities to volunteer in the community, plus I was excited by the possibility of doing a live show.

Q4: What is your favourite show on CamGlen Radio (that isn’t your own)?

I quite like John Fell's Hidden Gems & Buried Treasures show.

Q5: If you could interview anyone in the world who would it be and why?

President Jimmy Carter. I voted for the first time at the age of 18 for President Carter. He is now 94 years old and through the years has always been someone I admire and respect for his principled approach to life and his humanitarian efforts worldwide.

Q6: What is your favourite ice cream flavor?

Dulce de Leche

Q7: What is your favourite thing about Cambuslang and Rutherglen?

The people. Since my wife and I arrived here from the United States in February 2018, everyone we have met has given us a wonderful welcome. It feels like we have come home!

Q8: Tell us three interesting facts about you:
  1. I am a huge fan of the Boston Red Sox baseball team. I even have their logo tattooed on my right arm.
  2. I am a veteran of the U.S. military. I retired in 2004 after 20 years of active duty.
  3. I was an impromptu roadie for the musician Aimee Mann at a concert in Maryland during a snowstorm on Valentine's Day a few years back.