triple j’s Dylan Alcott on those Wu-Tang references on Q&A
triple j presenter Dylan Alcott was one of the stand-outs of ABC-TV’s Q&A disability special on Monday night.
He was funny, he was sharp and he pulled no punches about the prejudices and frustrations faced every day by the disabled community.
But before the show, Brooke Boney suggested he take something else on the show.
Alcott recounts: “Now I took this Q&A serious. It was a serious thing that I’m really passionate about.
“But I thought, you know what? I want to take the triple j listeners along for the ride with me and try slip in some references.
“And then we got a call from [listener] Andy in Sydney.”
Andy challenged Dylan to drop in as many Wu-Tang references into his Q&A appearance as he could.
Wu-Tang hold a special place in Dylan’s heart. At Victoria’s Meredith Music Festival a few years ago he was on-stage rapping with Ghostface Killah.
About the Q&A appearance, Alcott remembers, “I was crappin’ myself. I thought, what have I done?
“Because now I have to do it.
“Anyway, we get to Q&A and you go into this green room and everyone’s so nervous.
“You’re thinking about what you’re going to talk about, what they’re going to ask and you get really nervous.
“I’m thinking, can I get the Wu-Tang lyrics in?
“Then you get taken out, there’s 300 people in the crowd, maybe a million people watching on TV.
“I’m pretty shaky and all I was thinking about was trying to get these answers across because I was so passionate about it.”
How many Wu-Tang Clanners did he manage? See the highlights:
How many Wu-Tang Clan lyrics can Dylan Alcott slip into Q&A?
Posted by triple j on Monday, 25 June 2018
Check out the full Q&A episode here.