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I fuckin’ love Melbourne’s street-art scene… the coffee, the beer, the cool bars… of which this beautiful city has plenty of all in abundance.
So my gift to all you lovers out there is this perfect little street-art walk that I did last Friday at random.
After my 1st week in 2.5 years working from the home office, I wrap up work for the day at 3pm, grab my Canon DSLR & stroll to Degraves St for a double shot latte at my favourite little joint down there, Cafe Andiamo.
From there, I wander through the backstreets of Melbourne CBD via Centre Pl, through Block Arcade and Union Ln (which almost always has artists at work or fresh paint) to Bourke St Mall, then head up Bourke St cutting left through Brien Ln to Lt Bourke St and into Croft Alley (never fear – there’s a map & pics below).
If it’s open, then I highly recommend dropping into The Croft Institute at the very end of Croft Alley for a cheeky cocktail to freshen up & chill.
The final leg of the journey involves walking down Lt Bourke St to Tattersalls Ln and along Tattersall Ln to one of my favourite bars in Melbourne, Section 8.
Rain, hail or shine, Section 8 is a wicked bar with killer tunes, open 7 days a week (both day & night), and the bar itself and the alley surrounds is alive with a whole swag of street-art by amazing artists, including a beautiful lady on the bricks above Section 8, by one of my favourite artists, Rone.
Tell ’em Dan sent you… And they’ll stare at you blankly 😃
But this is just a taste of what Melbourne has to offer… Enjoy! And feel free to share the love! ❤️🍻
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As an award-winning, highly experienced social media professional, Dan Wilkinson has worked with a range of international brands, spoken at Social Media Week – Miami and has had two campaigns from the past year now featured as global case studies on both the Twitter Success Stories and Instagram Business Blog for his work at SapientNitro, working with brands such as Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate, Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Peroni Italian Beer and more.
Dan recently wrapped up his position as Social Media Lead for SapientNitro in Australia, to pursue freelance social media contracts, influencer/public speaking opportunities and further build his own brand, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet.
Oh wow… float me away… Listening to my homeboy Tom Richardson’s new single ‘Pockets’ from the Pockets EP.
Tom and I met 5.5 years ago when he joined the line-up for the 1st ever Hot & Delicious project, ‘Change Australia, Change The World’, an event held in the iconic Gershwin Room at The Esplanade Hotel in St Kilda (Melbourne, Australia) to raise awareness for Oxfam Australia’s involvement for Close The Gap – a grouping of Indigenous and non-Indigenous health and community organisations set-up to to close the gap (10-17 years), the difference of average life expectancy between Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander people and the rest of the Australian population.
5/6 of the artists/bands on that day (including the Tom Richardson Project) dedicated their precious time and talent that show with $0 recompense & that means the world to me. That individuals whom I still call my friends have been there at key milestones in my life just makes my heart melt.
Makes me so happy to be able support these mates when they are good people & make such magical music!
And if you love this track, you can buy the whole ‘Pockets’ 7 track EP for $10.
Tom Richardson Project live at ‘Change Australia, Change The World’.
Tom Richardson – ‘Pockets’ EP.
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Interview #62 Steele Saunders Mark II. Part 2.
Australian comedian, podcaster & businessman, Steele Saunders is living the dream. For the past year and a half, apart from his specialist Melbourne sneaker store The Sure Store, the iconic I Love Green Guide Letters podcast and working with Studio 10, he’s been producing the Steele Wars podcast for Star Wars fans the world over.
With a growth from 10K downloads per week to over 150K+ podcast downloads per month between Steele Wars and I Love GG Letters since we first podcasted together 8 months ego, Steele has quite obviously struck a chord with the digital community and is rapidly building a large online following.
After an epic 3 hour podcast last time around, I decided (for my own sanity and to savour quality content) to split this podcast recording over 2 weeks.
In Part 1, Steele and I talk at length about the Star Wars – The Force Awakens premiere, his wonderful connection with Harrison Ford on the red carpet, building a career in media and the next Star Wars instalments due out in 2016 and 2017.
In Part 2, we discuss growing running a number of different businesses including his imported sneaker & streetwear business The Sure Store, sister business Spire Distribution, that imports and distributes to high-profile clients around Australia, giving first, demonstrating your passion and learning about your desired industry before asking others for help, learning to delegate to staff members whilst juggling a number of businesses or roles, selling dodgy belts to Aussie comedian Tommy Little, the challenges of stand-up comedy and producing a one-man hour-long show every year for Melbourne Comedy Festival, a life split between Los Angeles and Melbourne with wife and modelling agent, Jacqueline Hau of LA Models and much, much more.
You don’t have to be a Star Wars junkie to enjoy this chat with a friend own mine, who I’ve come to know as a tenacious, ridiculously hard-working and inspiring individual. This podcast is all about having a dream, wanting to love what you do and then making it a reality.
Very inspiring stuff, Steele! Let’s get amongst it!
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I Love Green Guide Letters 200th episode. Live at the Comedy Lounge:
Gallery by Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet).