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New Music Podcast: BATTS ‘The Grand Tour’ NASA debut album launch.

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New Music Podcast: BATTS ‘The Grand Tour’ NASA debut album launch.

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #216 BATTS ‘The Grand Tour’ NASA debut album launch.

New Music Podcast: BATTS ‘The Grand Tour’ NASA debut album launch.

Excited to welcome back my friend and Melbourne singer-songwriter BATTS on the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! weekly entrepreneurship podcast for the 4th time, as she prepares to hit the road for her east coast of Australia for the launch of her much anticipated and highly-imaginative debut concept album called ‘The Grand Tour’.

NASA’s launch of the twin Voyager 1 and 2 spacecrafts in 1977, which inspired The Grand Tour album, sent a shock of radio and plasma wave signals back in 2012 from Voyager 1 as it crossed into Interstellar Space and on today’s show we chat about what inspired BATTS to reach out to NASA in the creation of this beautiful album.

Voyager 1 and 2 are currently exploring where nothing from Earth has flown before and are each are much farther away from Earth and the sun than Pluto. Like life imitating art, we dive in what keeps driving BATTS into the unknown for her upcoming tours of Australia and the UK, as a solo indie artist, musician and businesswoman. 

Super fun chats and what a rad lady! Let’s get into it!

New Music Podcast: BATTS ‘The Grand Tour’ NASA debut album launch.

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June 7th – QPAC Concert Hall – Supporting Sharon Van Etten – Brisbane
June 11th – Hamer Hall – Supporting Sharon Van Etten – Melbourne
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DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #216 BATTS ‘The Grand Tour’ NASA debut album launch.

New Music Podcast: BATTS ‘The Grand Tour’ NASA debut album launch.

Entrepreneurship Podcast Feature: Kerri Glasscock – Sydney Fringe festival director & CEO.

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Kerri Glasscock (Sydney Fringe festival director & CEO) x @hotndelicious podcast feature – Photo credit @misspiaanderson

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #214 Entrepreneurship Podcast Feature: Kerri Glasscock (Sydney Fringe festival director & CEO).

Ever wondered what it’s like to be the black sheep? Or have you always known and owned who you are, strived to find your people and pursued your passions ferociously from an early age?

Kerri Glasscock is an absolute baller!! Growing up as a kid in a small country town NSW, Kerri craved a career in performance arts and moved to Newtown as a teenager, Sydney’s hub of arts, music and culture, so that she could attend the Newtown High School of the Performing Arts amongst her peers. And she flourished!

Flash forward to 2019 and Kerri Glasscock has been the festival director and CEO of the Sydney Fringe Festival for 8 years, has run artist-run Venue 505 in Surry Hills since 2004, a director of City Recital Hall and is the co-chair of the City of Sydney’s new Nightlife and Creative Sector Advisory Panel – a panel that was set up in 2018 to provide advice about supporting a thriving, diverse and safe nightlife in Sydney. Keep Sydney Open!

Kerri and I enjoy vast ranging chats on the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast this week,from the growth of Sydney Fringe Festival and its 10 year anniversary in 2019 (September 1st – 30th), female entrepreneurship and the business of the arts, Kerri’s real life creative, philosophical and business inspirations, a Bondi Beach x Newtown super suburb and much, much more.

Kerri Glasscock is down to earth, a business person that makes things happen and one of the most inspiring people that I have podcasted with in quite some time!

Ambitious, creative and tenacious black sheep get the job done! Let’s get into the show!

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DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #214 Entrepreneurship Podcast Feature: Kerri Glasscock (Sydney Fringe festival director & CEO).

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Podcast feature: ‘Becoming Colleen’ transgender documentary. Mardi Gras Film Festival.

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‘Becoming Colleen – Finding The Shoe That Fits’ podcast with Ian Thomson.

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #206 Becoming Colleen – Finding The Shoe That Fits (Writer, Director & Producer Ian Thomson).

‘Becoming Colleen: Finding the Shoe that Fits’ is a documentary about an 85 year old transgender woman, transitioning from male to female in the coastal community of Coffs Harbour on the NSW mid-north coast. Having lived most of her life as Colin – a husband, father, policeman, film-projectionist and self-declared shoe fetishist, Colleen has had to negotiate her gender transition later in life.

More than a documentary about the transitioning of an elderly transgender woman: this is a story of Col and her wife Heather: two people whose love transcended their gender roles; a small community that comes together to support a woman in pursuit of her greatest dream; and how finding exactly the right pair of shoes can be a perfect fit.

On today’s show, my close friend Craig Mack and I interview writer, producer & director, Ian Thomson, who with the support of Queer Screen, Acon, STC and Documentary Australia Foundation, has pulled together this most beautiful and evocative journey that touches on so many important social issues of our time.

Not only does it shine a light on the world and life of a transgender lady growing up in rural Australia and the challenges that she faces along the way, this is story of inclusiveness, being true to yourself, spending time with and cherishing the elderly, evolving interpersonal relationships with friends, family and strangers, demonstrating the need for understanding, striving to learn from and showing empathy for people in the world around us, especially if they view the world a little bit differently to or approach life from a slightly different perspective to us.

It makes me proud to share this work of art and I hope you that enjoy this story as much as I do!

The ‘Becoming Colleen’ Sydney premiere on Sunday 24th February thanks to Queer Screen as part of the Mardi Gras Film Festival.
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DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #206 Becoming Colleen – Finding The Shoe That Fits (Writer, Director & Producer Ian Thomson).

‘Becoming Colleen – Finding The Shoe That Fits’ podcast with Ian Thomson.

Inspirational walking street-art tours in Melbourne – Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet.

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Inspirational Melbourne walking street-art tours of Melbourne with Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet

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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Social media strategy, monthly content calendar creation, community management, specialised team/staff social media training, creation of social media systems/ways of working and speaking engagements for your business, brand, conference or event.

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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 Australiato pursue freelance social media contracts, influencer/public speaking opportunities and further build his own brand, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet.

Dan Wilkinson is a social media professional who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more and is the founder of entertainment, travel & lifestyle biz, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet.

Melbourne – just how I like my city life

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The weekend is my time and this one just gone, one of my close Sydney-based Melbourne-raised mates, Krys, came south of the border to soak up what Melbourne’s culture has to offer – Killer coffee, live sport, street-art and music.

Friday night we hit AAMI Park for the Melbourne Rebels Super 15 match, where Melbourne’s latest sporting team were beaten by the top of the table  South African side, Durban Sharks, despite dominating possession and ample opportunity to come away with victory.

Saturday morning I took Krys out in search of some of Melbourne’s finest coffee, food and service at Di Bella Coffee Roasting Warehouse in North Melbourne, sparked up a conversation with a beautiful, friendly Italian-Australian woman (and even babysat the dogs she was dog-sitting for a while), followed by a stroll around Queen Vic Markets, antipasti lunch + chilling, arvo walk around some of Melbourne CBD key street-art highlights and Eliza Hull live at Northcote Social Club, supporting Hayden Calnin‘s latest EP launch.

Lazy day Sunday, but this is just how I like my city life and here are a few wicked pics from our street-art jaunt + the show.

Dan

Disclaimer: photos always look more awesome on your iPhone 4… next time I’m taking my DSLR :p

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Sating my sense of wanderlust.. without even leaving the city.. Streetart & Photography..

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Pretty lady on the Fitzroy backstreets

There’s this fire burning inside me.. in my life I’ve lived in well over half a dozen cities in Australia, the Middle East, Italy and Indonesia.

Based in Dubai from 1999 – 2006 working for Emirates Airline, I jet-setted extensively across the planet every few days visiting many unusual and inspiring places. At the time it sated the sense of wanderlust I’ve been possessed with from when I was a kid, but since my return to Australia it has only served to fuel my hunger for the constant stimulation of new experiences, to explore the world and exist in new environments.

In lieu of jumping on a jet-plane across the planet on a week-to-week basis, in a city as diverse as Melbourne it is actually possible to escape, explore hidden bars and alleyways and to lose yourself in a different world as needed.

Just 5 minutes from Melbourne CBD, Fitzroy’s backstreets are an evolving gallery of amazing, urban artwork and just one of the many experiences you can enjoy exploring this city with a DSLR/smartphone and a few hours on your hands.

Sometimes happiness and peace don’t have to cost the price of a plane ticket.

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Stream Big Scary’s latest album ‘Not Art’.. 5 days only!

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Big Scary are back!

Pieater and Inertia have announced Melbourne indie rockers Big Scary release of second album ‘Not Art’ this Friday 28th June in Australia/New Zealand & are streaming it live free for 5 days only!

“In a nutshell, it’s not that ‘Not Art’ isn’t art, it’s just that creating art wasn’t the goal of this album. Thoughts of creating something artful, even something original or catchy were removed from the process.” – Tom Iansek (Big Scary).

Stream Big Scary’s – ‘Not Art’ here:

Then go pre-order it here:

June 28th (Aus/NZ) via Pieater/Inertia
Sept 17th (US) via Barsuk.com

Pre-Order
iTunes (Aus/NZ) – itunes.apple.com/au/album/not-art/id638577930
12″ Vinyl (Aus/NZ) – www.jbhifionline.com.au/music/pop-roc…at-mp3/684866
CD (Aus/NZ) – www.jbhifionline.com.au/music/pop-roc…at-mp3/684767
Physical/Digital (US) – www.barsuk.com/shop/bark138

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Big Scary - 'Not Art'