'I'm lucky to be here': South Burnett musician, Dean O'Chin.
'I'm lucky to be here': South Burnett musician, Dean O'Chin. Contributed

Q and A: Musician's close call with death

THERE are so many truly remarkable people in the South Burnett.

Each and every one of us has a lifetime of achievements, thoughts, beliefs and lessons learned.

The Q and A feature is an opportunity to showcase some of the exceptional people in our proud region.

This week, we hear from South Burnett musician, Dean O'Chin.

1/ What is something you resent paying for?

Car rego, it always sneaks up on me.

2/ What is the best advice you have ever received?

Keep doing what you are doing, you are doing a good job. People say that to me all the time.

3/ What do you do to relax?

Play my guitar.

4/ What is one thing you would struggle to quit?

Smoking I suppose. I was on tablets for a while but they made me sick. I went cold turkey for about 10 days but then someone smoked near me and that was the end of it.

5/ What do you wish you knew when you were younger?

As you grow you get a bit wiser. I wish I did more school work. I would've got better marks.

6/ What is the worst injury you've had and how did it happen?

I had my appendix out. I got sick and went to hospital. I had tubes coming out of my stomach. I am lucky to be here.

7/ What would your friends say is your worst habit?

Mainly smoking and drinking too much iced coffee. I'll have a couple of 750mL bottles per day.

8/ What's the nicest thing someone has ever done for you?

There are so many. One of the nicest things I have done is given a guitar pedal to another musician after a gig because they didn't have one. It costs a couple of hundred dollars.

9/ If you could write a new law what would it be?

I would take GST away. It just kills everything.

10. What do you do when you have 30 minutes free?

I like to watch television and get stuff done around the house. Or I will chase the dogs. They love to get out for a walk.