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.