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Cassandra Summers’ day job isn’t part of her dream for the future; it’s a means to an end that keeps her off the street.

The 23-year-old’s real passion is music – in particular, music journalism.

Spellbound by Rolling Stone magazine, enchanted by Cameron Crowe’s turn-of-the-millennium classic, Almost Famous, the ‘with-it’ Cancerian knows it’s an uphill and competitive industry to crack but she doesn’t care.

Speaking to The Advocate this morning via telephone, Cassandra said she lives and breathes music.

“I’ve got a large collection of vinyl records, posters, t-shirts and stuff,” she said.

“On the weekends, I love going to places like markets, car boot sales and record shops to find the coolest-looking records to put around my flat,”

“And getting vintage band merch is like finding like dinosaur bones for palaeontologist, I reckon. Nothing better. Have you heard of The Bulimba Rent Boys? That 4ZZZ sound from the Sir Joh era is the best Aussie punk you’ll ever hear. People bang on about Silverchair and shit but Silverwhocares? Right?”

Our reporter said he cared about Silverchair and likes their new stuff more than their old stuff, which prompted Cassandra to violently hang up on The Advocate.

More to come.


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