Eat, sleep and breathe: Hot Dub Time Machine

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  • 29 July 2012

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Eat, sleep and breathe: Hot Dub Time Machine

Aussie DJ/ VJ Tom Loud shares his tour habits ahead of his Fringe appearance

What time is breakfast?
Early! I lost the ability to sleep in when I turned 30! No matter how late I stay up, (often VERY late, my show finishes at 3am) I’ll be having breakfast before 9am. I make up for it by taking disco naps before I perform.

Tea or coffee?
Tea. I drink coffee sporadically, so that the caffeine can really kick me along when I need it.

Smoking or non-smoking?
Non-smoking! (for three months anyway.) It’s going to be tough to make it through the Fringe without smoking, but I’m going to give it a real go this time …

Sweet or savoury snacks?
Savoury. I’m anti-dessert. It can be a lonely position at the end of a dinner when everyone is getting into a crème brulée, but I just don’t dig desserts.

What food do you miss when you tour?
Healthy food of any kind. I regress to a fast food existence.

Who’s the best cook you know?
My wife. She can knock up a meal out of the most pathetic and unpromising ingredients when neither of us can be bothered shopping.

What’s on your rider?
Six-pack of beer, six-pack of water, six-pack of Red Bull and a towel.

Which country/city has the best food?
Hmmmmmm. Malaysia. Home of the laksa.

Do you eat out a lot?
When I’m touring I lose the ability to cook or look after my most basic functions, so I always eat out.

Do you drink onstage?
YES!! I’m a DJ! If everyone else is having a beer, it seems rude not to get involved.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 622 6552, 3–27 Aug (not 6–8, 13–15 or 20–22), midnight, £11–£12 (£10-11).

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Hot Dub Time Machine

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