Leon Economides

Leon Economides

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Tuesday, 22 August 2017
The Rocket Scientist Presenter
Birthday: 06 August
Place of Birth: Johannesburg
School/s attended: Sandown High / Damelin College
Current Job: Financial Advisor
Your Secret Passion: Not quite a secret, but to see Lynyrd Skynrd live in concert, before I go to the Happy Hunting Grounds!
Worst day of the week: None
If you won a million rand what would you do with it: Invest for my son's future education, health and security.
What is your favourite car? Jaguar
Most embarrassing moment: Telling Black Sabbath's Tony lommi that the mix on their "Live Evil" album wasn't that great, as it didn't really sound like a live album, only for him to tell me that HE did the mixing Sheeeshhh........
Strangest thing ever done: Trusted and believed in the wrong people.
The thing you're most proud of: My son, Paris.
Your likes: My son, the love of my life, memories of my late dad, mom and sister, my friends, music (Rock, Prog Rock, Blues, Metal, Jazz, Classical, even a bit of 70's Disco!), animals, travel, good conversation and good company, Arsenal FC, any SA Rugby side that beats any Aussie or New Zealand side, watching a good movie or music dvd, live gigs, meeting new people, knowing that music has touched and made a positive difference in someone's life, the Biker culture (they know and love GOOD music!!), being outspoken and vocal, pizza, Mix93.8fm, for allowing me to play "different" and non-playlisted music, feedback that we get from the many local and overseas Facebook and other friends we at Mix93.8fm have made regarding the evening RockFest and daytime shows.
Dislikes: Women, children and animal abuse of any sort, arrogance, bling, and the people it breeds, fatcat, useless POLITICIANS and their greed / incompetence / corruption, rap, techno, house, r 'n b, Kwaito music, alcohol and drugs, cold weather
Party Tricks: None, really, although I can tell the odd joke or two!
Favourite musician or band: Far too many to mention, but some of the most important ones are Lighthouse, Captain Beyond, Black Sabbath, Brainstorm, Camel, Budgie, Axel Rudi Pel, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Tower Of Power, Cold Blood, Marshall Tucker Band, etc. Check out my website for best a bums, bands, guitarists, drummers, etc.
Favourite Joke: Difficult one. Far too many, and far too below the belt! One that I really enjoy is: On the blackboard menu in a gay Chinese Restaurant: Soup Of The Day: "Cream Of Sumyunguy"
Web links to find out more about you: www.rockitscientist.co.za
Show Times: Fridays 9pm - 01am
Show Title: The Rocket Scientist
Overview of Show: Very diverse MIX of blues, metal, jazz, classic / Prog rock, new and old stuff, from all over the world, with a lot of emphasis on the 'lesser known" bands and artists. I sometimes do interviews. Now and again I'll have one or two of my fellow Mix93.8fm presenters with me, and we have GREAT fun!!

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