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Stay At Home: Sh*t To Do This Weekend

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Pumped for the weekend ahead! 

I am a super active, outdoors person and so if you’re anything like me, then you are craving new shit to do in isolation this weekend to keep from losing your shit! Escape the conversation around COVID19 this weekend. Here’s the hot tips!

Livestream Music Festivals/Events:

  • Isol-Aid Instagram Live Music Festival 28/29 March is Saturday and Sunday (Aussie time).
    74 Aussie artists livestreaming from 12pm to 12am AEDT – Australia Eastern Daylight Time. đŸŽčđŸ„đŸŽžâœš
    Artist line-up and livestream set times here: linktr.ee/isolaidfestival
  • Hot Dub Time Machine is one of the sickest party DJs on the PLANET, playing to audiences of thousands of people around the world each and this weekend he’s livestreaming a wicked party set live on Saturday 28th of March (Aussie time) from Sydney via Twitch! 🎉 Livestream is 6-8pm AEDT. Party at home, livestream and dance online with your friends. Get in! twitch.tv/hotdubtimemachine
  • Jack Johnson livestream performing this Saturday, March 28 at noon Hawaii time (3pm PST, 6pm EST), which is Sunday 9am AEDT in Australia, Jack will play a #TogetherAtHome living room concert in collaboration with Global Citizen and in support of the World Health Organization. instagram.com/jackjohnson
  • John Butler Trio is playing wicked blues and funk live sets every single night via Instagram Live. Every night at 9pm AEDT. The good news is that you can also stream them the next day on Instagram via your smartphone and connect it via Bluetooth to your speakers or headphones. I’ve got it in my ears now as I work and wearing a smile on my face. Enjoy! instagram.com/johnbutlertrio

Learn to meditate:

From beginner to experienced. Explore these 3 apps to find what you love. I never thought I’d try meditation and 5-6 years ago I tried for 5 minutes a day for 5 days and it changed my life! The tightness in my chest… gone… and a daily natural high. I did it this morning at 5am and helped me fall back to sleep and calm my mind. It you’re now saying your mind is too busy for meditation, I am still exactly the same and that is exactly the reason why.

Shit to make you laugh:

Get on the podcast action:

  • Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! – a weekly podcast where we interview inspiring people and entrepreneurs across a range of industries (incl. music, film/tv, comedy, fashion, travel and more) about what makes them tick and drives their hunger for success. linktr.ee/hotndelicious
  • Wilosophy – Australian comedian and TV presenter, Wil Anderson, asks smart people stupid questions and tries to find out the meaning of life. Or something… wilanderson.com/wilosophy
  • The Joe Rogan Experience – a free audio and video podcast hosted by American comedian, actor, sports commentator, martial artist, and television host, Joe Rogan. joerogan.com

Inspiring photography and storytelling on Instagram:

  • @hotndelicious – beautiful sunrise, wildlife and coastal walk photography and storytelling from Bondi Beach and the eastern beaches of Sydney photography instagram.com/hotndelicious
  • @hunter_lawrence – travel the world and snow-capped mountains with Hunter Lawrence, his wife Sarah and Aspen the Mountain Pup instagram.com/hunter_lawrence
  • @aspenthemountainpup – living on an adventure in the snow and mountains of Colorado, yes, this jet-setting golden retriever even has his own blue tick! instagram.com/aspenthemountainpup
  • @natgeo – experience the world through the eyes of National Geographic photographers. instagram.com/natgeo

OneWave bi-weekly mental and surfing Zoom chats:

OneWave is a non-profit surf community raising awareness of mental health through a simple recipe
saltwater therapy, surfing and fluro. This past 2 weeks, instead of meeting up for Fluro Friday every Friday morning at over 200 beaches worldwide, the team have taken to meeting online twice for week for global get togethers and Zoom calls to share our collective experiences and how we’re all getting through COVID19 in isolation. Big wins and all welcome!

I have been chatting with my parents and sister this week about us collectively finding things that make us laugh, make us happy and keep us occupied this this strange time. We shared ours with each other and I’ve been sharing meditation links and other resources with peeps on the One Wave (a surfing and mental health community) Zoom calls this past week or so, so I figured that I should actually put them all in one place for my friends and people in my world to discover and utilise at will.

I have zero desire to be another one of those generic, self-appointed Instagram “life coaches” or influencers that have popped up in this past week, however I do have an audience and I want to be able to help the people in my world through this challenging time for all of us if I can, if that makes sense?

If you’ve got more sections that I think you should add to this, then hit me up with your ideas! Happy weekend y’all!

Dan Wilkinson
For social media strategy, content/photography & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com

John Butler Trio by @hotndelicious
John Butler Trio image by @hotndelicious

 

New Music Podcast: Jake Mason – 1 Billion Streams & counting!

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Jake Mason on the @hotndelicious podcast. Image credit: @moniquepizzicamedia
Jake Mason on the @hotndelicious podcast. Image credit: @moniquepizzicamedia

Click to Stream or Download Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! entrepreneurship podcast via iTunes or Spotify – #232 Jake Mason – Cookin’ on 3 Burners, Soul Messin’ Allstars + Soul Messin’ Records.

 

Bam! The man on the right has 1 Billion streams & counting! And dis my face after my podcast tĂȘte-Ă -tĂȘte with Jake Mason, the mastermind behind Cookin’ on 3 Burners, Soul Messin’ Allstars and Melbourne indie soul and funk record label Soul Messin’ Records. 

Cookin’ on 3 Burners’ ‘This Girl’ remix collaboration with French DJ/producer Kungs recently hit 1B streams online and Cookin’ on 3 Burners are currently sitting at over 3.1M monthly listeners on Spotify! 

Yes, Jake Mason joins us this week on the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! weekly entrepreneurship podcast and this inspiring episode is all about passion, staying true to yourself and the funk, soul music. One of my favourites episodes EVER!

Come get a taste!

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Experiential Marketing Podcast: 231 Mark Bennedick (Sense Group co-founder)

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231 Mark Bennedick (Sense Group co-founder) on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! weekly entrepreneurship podcast
231 Mark Bennedick (Sense Group co-founder) on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! weekly entrepreneurship podcast

Click to Stream or Download Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! entrepreneurship podcast via iTunes or Spotify – #231 Experience Marketing Podcast: Mark Bennedick (Sense Group co-founder).

 

Fantastic Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! weekly entrepreneurship podcast with Mark Bennedick, co-founder Sense Group, an independent experience design agency.

On this week’s show we discuss The Experience Revolution and The Future of Brand Experiences, Sense Group’s partnership with YouTube and their recent launch of YouTube Festival 2019 in Sydney, the spark that lit the fire that inspired Mark and business partner Anthony Halprin to launch their own experience agency, feeding your creativity outside of client hours and 2 pieces of advice Mark Bennedick would give to someone who has a dream, but is afraid to take that first step.

Wonderful show and can’t wait for you to hear it. Let’s get into it!

Hit Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet up on social media here:
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Click to Stream or Download Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! entrepreneurship podcast via iTunes or Spotify – #231 Experience Marketing Podcast: Mark Bennedick (Sense Group co-founder).

231 Mark Bennedick (Sense Group co-founder) on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! weekly entrepreneurship podcast
231 Mark Bennedick (Sense Group co-founder) on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! weekly entrepreneurship podcast

Saturday startup founder brunch with Sol Cups @ Mamasan Bondi.

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Saturday Startup Brunch with Sol Cups @ Mamasan Bondi with Sol Cups founder Rebecca Veksler
Saturday Startup Brunch with Sol Cups @ Mamasan Bondi with Sol Cups founder Rebecca Veksler. Book your seats now!

You’re invited to the exclusive launch of the brand new Mamasan Bondi Asian-fusion brunch menu in Bondi Beach. Book your tickets now!

As part of the launch, we’re hosting our very first Saturday Startup Brunch featuring Sol Cups founder and Bondi Beach-born entrepreneur, Rebecca Veksler who has grown her business from scratch to being sold online and around the world.

This exclusive one-on-one conversations interview and live podcast with Rebecca Veksler (Sol Cups) and podcaster and MC, Dan Wilkinson from Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet will include:

* Business development.
* Psychology of the sell – product based business from scratch.
* Product development and scaling.
* Building a team that you trust, love and deliver results.

THEN, there will 25-30 minutes for attendees to ask Bec questions and advice about their own individual pain points as small business owners and startup founders.

Proudly brought to you by Sol Cups, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! and Mamasan Bondi.

Secure your seat, book your tickets via Eventbrite now and come join us for the best brunch in Bondi!

Facebook Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/389557415264375/
For event or social media strategy enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com

Book your tickets including brunch via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/saturday-startup-brunch-with-sol-cups-mamasan-bondi-tickets-78113420343

Saturday Startup Brunch with Sol Cups @ Mamasan Bondi with Sol Cups founder Rebecca Veksler
Saturday Startup Brunch with Sol Cups @ Mamasan Bondi with Sol Cups founder Rebecca Veksler. Book your seats now!

Kick-ass podcast feature: L-FRESH The LION – Born To Stand Out.

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L-FRESH The LION on the Hot & Delicious Rocks The Planet! podcast. Photo credit: Cole Bennetts.
L-FRESH The LION on the Hot & Delicious Rocks The Planet! podcast. Photo credit: Cole Bennetts.

DOWNLOAD Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast via iTunes – #230 L-FRESH the LION (hip hop artist).

 

5 years ago I had the pleasure of kickin’ it with L-FRESH The LION on my couch in West Melbourne, chewing the fat on Punjab, Sikh culture, meditation, music and all the simple things in life. 5 years and 221 episodes later, it brings a broad  smile to my face that L was my 9th ever Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast guest, that he’s part of my journey and I his.

And man L-FRESH has been BUSY!!! From festival appearances all over Australia, L-FRESH The LION addressed the United Nations Headquarters in New York in late 2018 and shared a stage in London with the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate, Pakistani human rights and female education activist Malala Yousafzai. 

He was also selected as an ambassador for YouTube’s Creators For Change global initiative, with his resulting video RACI$T / OUR WORLD premiering at the Tribeca TV festival in New York and accumulating close to half a million views. 

Step inside our world as we chat about the beauty of Goa (India), where he shot the music video for his latest single, ‘Born To Stand Out’, how he stays refreshed and hungry at a time where he’s never been busier, our shared love for NBA, ‘Culture Strong’ x 500K+ views and so much more.

Breaking ground and exceeding expectations is a recurring theme of this South West Sydney artist, having performed alongside hip hop icons such as Nas, Talib Kweli, Chali 2NA and Dead Prez, and even the legendary Sir Elton John, it’s wonderfully refreshing that  L-FRESH The LION remains so humble, thoughtful and community-focused.  I doff my hat to you, sir.

Let’s get into the show!

Connect with L-FRESH The LION online:
Born To Stand Out (Official Music Video feat. Abhay Deol) – L-FRESH The LION:
RACI$T / OUR WORLD – L-FRESH The LION | YouTube Creators for Change:
Culture Strong | YouTube Creators for Change: 
WE THE KINGS (Official Lyric Video) – L-FRESH The LION x Sydney Kings:
Music:
Episode #9 L-FRESH The LION – Hot Delicious: Rocks The Planet!
 
Hit Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet up on social media here:
Hot & Delicious YouTube – Ballistyx Snowboard Show, interviews & more.
 
‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’ entertainment, travel, photography & lifestyle blog:
 
For social media strategy, content/photography & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com
 
Craig Treweek – Managing Director of The Music/Street Press Australia:

DOWNLOAD Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast via iTunes – #230 L-FRESH The LION (hip hop artist).

L-FRESH The LION on the Hot & Delicious Rocks The Planet! podcast. Photo credit: Cole Bennetts.
L-FRESH The LION on the Hot & Delicious Rocks The Planet! podcast. Photo credit: Cole Bennetts.

Entrepreneurship podcast: Andrew Maciver, founder of Party Pants and Bondi Productions.

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@hotndelicious Entrepreneurship podcast: Party Pants and Bondi Productions founder Andrew Maciver.
@hotndelicious Entrepreneurship podcast: Party Pants and Bondi Productions founder Andrew Maciver.

DOWNLOAD Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast via iTunes – #229 Andrew Maciver, founder of Party Pants and Bondi Productions.

 

Yas! Podcasting in Bondi Beach and there’s a party in my pants! 

I rocked up to Bondi Beach Public Bar to record Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! weekly entrepreneurship podcast with this week’s feature guest Andrew Maciver, creator and founder of Party Pants and Bondi Productions, and he had a gift for me. My very own pair of his signature ALOHA Party Pants.

A community of business owners, innovators and game-changers who make their own luck is one of the key reasons that I moved to Bondi Beach from Coogee Beach, when I first arrived in Sydney 3.5 years ago – I describe it as a local global suburb, not because of the volume of tourists and backpackers on holiday visas, but because of the number of locals or residents that have their eyes on the prize and are striving to achieve greatness. This place is a beehive and hub of energy. And Andrew Maciver is one of those!

On today’s show we dive into the Party Pants origin story, Andrew’s ambitions and next steps to scale up the business, his desire to evolve Party Pants into a social enterprise, the process and challenges pulling together a team of creative producers and writers based in Sydney and Los Angeles developing film and television projects to take to market, brand new TV show ideas for Bondi Productions and much, more more.

I’m not surprised at how quickly and easily the conversation flowed given that we have over 30 mutual friends (and inspiring minds) in common from our time in Los Angeles and Australia (Sydney/Melbourne).  And I’m not kidding, I wore the most awesome ALOHA Party Pants out for drinks for the first time the next afternoon and night at a Can Cava pintxos & wine, Mamasan Bondi, BBPB and more in Bondi Beach and I lost count of the high volume of attractive women and men, who approached us with “Love the pants! Where can I get them?”.

Wanna get into our pants? Get into our minds first. Download the podcast!

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For social media strategy, content/photography & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com

DOWNLOAD Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast via iTunes – #229 Andrew Maciver, founder of Party Pants and Bondi Productions.

@hotndelicious Entrepreneurship podcast: Party Pants and Bondi Productions founder Andrew Maciver.
@hotndelicious Entrepreneurship podcast: Party Pants and Bondi Productions founder Andrew Maciver.

New music podcast feature: Evol Walks lead singer Leah Martin-Brown joins us LIVE from LA!

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LA-based Evol Walks lead singer Leah Martin-Brown on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast.
LA-based Evol Walks lead singer Leah Martin-Brown on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast.

DOWNLOAD Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast via iTunes – #228 Leah Martin-Brown (LA-based Evol Walks lead singer & songwriter).

 

LA-based Evol Walks lead singer & songwriter Leah Martin-Brown joins the show again this week LIVE from LA!

2nd time around on the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast, Leah drops the down low on the latest Evol Walks jams being launched Down Under, their upcoming shows in Las Vegas and LA, she dives deep into the motivations, triggers and joy of her journey to becoming alcohol-free, working on cannabis brands in the advertising industry and much, much more.

This self-powered rockstar, who grew up on the Gold Coast and Melbourne in Australia, built a life in LA and is now 6 years in in the USA, in is an absolute inspiration to me. Let’s get into the show!

Hit Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet up on social media here:
Hot & Delicious YouTube – Ballistyx Snowboard Show, interviews & more.
‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’ entertainment, travel, photography & lifestyle blog:
For social media strategy, content/photography & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com

DOWNLOAD Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast via iTunes – #228 Leah Martin-Brown (LA-based Evol Walks lead singer & songwriter).

LA-based Evol Walks lead singer Leah Martin-Brown on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast.
LA-based Evol Walks lead singer Leah Martin-Brown on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast.