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Comedy Film Nerds – Stars Wars, LA Podfest & the launch of Ear Buds Podcast Movie!

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We catch-up with Comedy Film Nerds' Graham Elwood & Chris Mancini to chat Star Wars - The Force Awakens, EarBuds podcast documentary and LA Podfest.
We catch-up with Comedy Film Nerds’ Graham Elwood & Chris Mancini to chat Star Wars – The Force Awakens, EarBuds podcast documentary and LA Podfest.

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet podcast series

What I love about my life is that every single important career decision that I’ve made has been the result of taking a leap of faith… 

12 months ago I didn’t know Graham Elwood and Chris Mancini AKA Comedy Film Nerds, creators of Ear Buds: The Podcast Documentary
and 2 of the 4 founders of LA Podcast Festival… and here we are… January 2016, now mates and working on several wicked projects, brought together by the power of podcasting!In May last year after recording a Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet podcast with American comedian, podcast and 1 of LA Podfest co-founder, Dave Anthony, I approached Dave about having Hot & Delicious join the line-up and drive social media for LA Podcast Festival.
Flash forward 8 months and I’m sitting in a Melbourne CBD hotel room recording a podcast with the Comedy Film Nerds duo about their Ear Buds: The Podcast Documentary launch, LA Podfest and the Australian Star Wars – The Force Awakens premiere, which one of the CFN podcast fans, Eric Cullen, stumped up $5K cash so that Graham and Chris could fly halfway across the world to attend the premiere, then record a dual Star Wars spoiler podcast episode collaboration with Steele Saunders for Steele Wars and Comedy Film Nerds.
Today we chat about jetting to New York, Japan, outback Australia and around the globe to film the Ear Buds: The Podcast Documentary (due out in 2016), raising $140K in 40 days on Kickstarter and only hitting the target 30 minutes before deadline, how podcasting is changing the USA showbiz machine, building digital communities and the impact that podcasting has had on our respective lives, geeking out over the Star Wars – The Force Awakens premiere, including our Star Wars memories from childhood and how it’s part of the driving force 😉 for Graham and Chris in their careers today, LA Podcast Festival and so much more…If you’re a Comedy Film Nerds fan, a Star Wars tragic, podcast lover or a die-hard movie groupie, then this is the episode for you… I’ve already had a sneak peak of the Ear Buds: The Podcast Documentary and it is a beauty!

Here… we… go…

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Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet is weekly podcast where we interview inspiring individuals and successful entrepreneurs from around the planet across a range of industries (incl. music, film/tv, fashion, travel, comedy and more) about what makes them tick as people and drives their hunger for success.

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Dan Wilkinson works as a Manager, Marketing Strategy & Analysis – Social Media at SapientNitro Australia and is founder of music industry biz, Hot & Delicious Group.

Hot & Delicious – USA announcement & going solo!

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Hot & Delicious - USA announcement & going solo!
Hot & Delicious – USA announcement & going solo!

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet podcast series

Hot & Delicious USA-announcement & going solo!

Sitting here on my lunch break contemplating the last time that I made a career decision of this enormity… actually there isn’t one… or a choice really… This is BIG!

In March 2016, I’m jetting off to America for a pre-planned trip to SXSW and the latest news update is that I am in fact going to stay on in the USA for 2-3 months on a non-immigrant tourist visa.

Yes, I am finishing up my full-time role as SapientNitro Australia’s Social Media Lead, working across Cadbury Dairy Milk, Oreo, Peroni Italian Beer, Bulmers Original Cider, Philly Cream Cheese, Kraft Nuts Spreads and more, to pursue a number of exciting new business opportunities that I’ve been approached about for Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet in Australia, enjoy SXSW and take some time out in the USA.

In September, I was asked to speak at Social Media Week – Miami and afterwards, whilst on a much-need 3 week “holiday”, I ran social media for LA Podcast Festival followed by a short break in San Francisco and New York.

As a result of this trip to America, 2-3 new opportunities have come to light and while I’ll still be contracting through Hot & Delicious to Australian clients to bring in the Benjamins (until such time as I decide to pursue an O-1 or E3 USA work visa), I’ll be kickin’ it in Los Angeles interviewing international guests for the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet podcast, collaborating on influencer content, blogging, photography and more!

While I know that I’m being a little vague about these opportunities (one of them is MASSIVE), the long and short of it is that as a result of every single leap of faith that I’ve made along the way in my career – from dropping out of my biochemistry degree, flying to Dubai to live in the Middle East and travel the world for 6.5 years as an Emirates Airline international flight attendant, approaching Ballistyx Snowboard Show on Channel GO! about being their music supervisor despite zero experience and nailing it!, putting a 900q meter ice-rink on the sands of Bondi Beach, the first of its kind ever in the world… each one ended up being a career-changing and defining moment of my life. 

And the one thing that every single one of these decisions have in common? I followed my gut instinct.. I have to do this… 

There are no guarantees and the fact that I’m nervous is a good thing. It’ll push me even harder along my path and whether I return to Australia a few months later or not (there might be other countries I decide to visit), I know my life will have changed… forever… for the better.

Download the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet podcast now to get the exclusive on this massive decision, my journey from a childhood in Indonesia and Perth to present day and the exciting next steps in the USA from March 2016.

Amazing… I’ve got tingles!

Click here for magic in your ears 🙂    

Android users – you’ll need to download the free Podcast Republic app then search Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet.

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet is weekly podcast where we interview inspiring individuals and successful entrepreneurs from around the planet across a range of industries (incl. music, film/tv, fashion, travel, comedy and more) about what makes them tick as people and drives their hunger for success.

Hit Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet up on social media here:

Twitter @hotndelicious 
Instagram @hotndelicious
Facebook.com/HotnDelicious
Hot & Delicious YouTube – Ballistyx Snowboard Show, interviews & more.

Dan Wilkinson works as a Manager, Marketing Strategy & Analysis – Social Media at SapientNitro Australia and is founder of music industry biz, Hot & Delicious Group.
You can do it! 😃
You can do it! 😃

‘For That I’m Sorry’ – BATTS Music. An inspiring journey from the internet to the UK!

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BATTS Music in the house!
BATTS Music in the house!

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet podcast series

This… this podcast just makes me happy! Sitting here with this big fuckin’, stupid grin on my face… what an interview!

English singer/songwriter Tanya Batt AKA BATTS Music
(or one half of it anyway) and I became buddies through social media and various mutual friends, then she hit me up via Twitter a few months back about guesting on the ‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’ podcast after hearing my sit-down with her best friend Hayden Calnin… and I was like… yeah damn straight! Let’s do this!The Glenlivet whiskey flows and man this lady just brings inspiring conversation and energy into the room!We chat about horror movies, Tanya’s CUTEST first ever memory at the age of 2, San Francisco, her twin who died during childbirth, night terrors & sleep-walking,  the evolution of the Tanya Batt music project to approaching 30 different producers from around the world, creating music with 8 producers from 8 different countries across 8 different genres, which led to Tanya forming BATTS Music with UK-based producer Alisdair Mason AKA Ficci, the two of them sending each other tracks recorded in two bedroom studios thousands of miles across the planet which has now culminated with Tanya buying a one-way ticket to the UK, so that they can take this project to the next level! Inspirational!We spend time talking about her current pen pal in Cardiff, the music of Michael Jackson, Shirley Bassey and Nina Simone, a whole swag of amazing Australian music, the impact that producer and musician Hayden Calnin has made on her life, Tanya’s favourite podcasts (I’m hoping this is now one of them 😀), John Williams’ book ’Stoner’, BATTS Music’s latest single ‘For That I’m Sorry’, which is featured exclusively at the end of this podcast… such an amazing track! Wait ’til you hear it!

Argggh…. I’m going to stop talking… just listen! Amaze!
Click here for magic in your ears 🙂    

Free Download #53 BATTS Music AKA Tanya Batt.  

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For free downloads and more music head on over to BATTS Music:
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Stream Tanya Batt’s brand new single ‘How Did It Feel?’:


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Oh and listen to Probably Science with Andy Wood and Matt Kirshen.

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet is weekly podcast where we interview inspiring individuals and successful entrepreneurs from around the planet across a range of industries (incl. music, film/tv, fashion, travel, comedy and more) about what makes them tick as people and drives their hunger for success.

Dan Wilkinson works as a Manager, Marketing Strategy & Analysis – Social Media at SapientNitro Australia and is founder of music industry biz, Hot & Delicious Group.

“Why work for someone else when I can pour myself into something I love?” – Jordan White (Playwrite).

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Jordan White (Playwrite) stops by Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet.
Jordan White (Playwrite) stops by Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet.

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet podcast series

“Why would I waste my time working for someone else when I can pour myself into something I love?”

Playwrite lead singer & keys player, Jordan White, has had the most wonderful upbringing – the son of a dancer/choreographer and a singer/director, Jordan spent his childhood traveling the world of musical theatre to Broadway, West End, Singapore, Hong Kong and more.


We begin today’s podcast with the story behind Playwrite’s powerful debut album ‘Cathedrals’, a wonderful work of art and band born of the tragedy of the Black Saturday Fires, Australia’s highest ever loss of life from a series of bushfires and one of the worst disasters in Australian history, where fellow band mate and best friend Patrick Holcombe lost his parents whilst trying to save their home in Kinglake, Victoria.I’m brought to the verge of tears as I remember these cataclysmic events, forever etched in the memories of Victorians – one of my best mates, Nick was a Country Fire Authority volunteer, fighting the fires in the Kinglake area and ferrying people to safety or another friend, Shayne, who is a State Emergency Service volunteer, whose job it was during the Black Saturday Fires to check burnt out cars and other vehicles for people trapped inside… Tears…From the ashes of sadness, we build through the podcast from this tough start to discuss the positivity and the powerful resilience of those individuals in our lives who’ve evolved into pillars of strength from great diversity, Jordan White’s determination to eliminate the fear and eliminate the self-doubt by recording an album a month for the year of 2015 through his solo project Braille Face, YOWO young women’s music program, Marriage Equality, the ‘one arm up, one arm down’ philosophy to ambition and success, David Burns & the physiological impact of music, a mum who left school at the end of Year 8 to dance in Evita and subsequently ended up being able to buy her parents a house as a result, the magic of musical theatre, parents who performed in the original cast of Cats and the impact that musical theatre has made on Jordan’s attitude towards his fans and the band’s live performance, … Powerful chats and just so much goodness…Playwrite and their music have made a massive impact on my life; I seriously get chills every single time I listen to their music, they lift me up when I’m feeling flat and wow… you should see them live! ✨Enjoy the podcast and remember “Do what feels right, follow your gut instinct and pull the trigger!”

Free Download ##52 Jordan White (Playwrite).  

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Stream & buy Playwrite’s magic new album ‘Cathedrals’ via Bandcamp:

Come along with me to see their album launch on Friday, November 27th at 7:00pm at Shadow Electric with Hayden Calnin, Slow Turismo

Connect with Jordan White and Playwrite via Twitter or head on over playwriteband.com to check out their music, videos, social channels and tour dates.

Playwrite’s ‘Animals Housed’ – shot in Kinglake Victoria:

And get a taste Jordan White’s solo project Braille Face, where he’s recording an album a month across 2015:

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet is weekly podcast where we interview inspiring individuals and successful entrepreneurs from around the planet across a range of industries (incl. music, film/tv, fashion, travel, comedy and more) about what makes them tick as people and drives their hunger for success.

Hit Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet up on social media here:

Twitter @hotndelicious 
Instagram @hotndelicious
Facebook.com/HotnDelicious
Hot & Delicious YouTube – Ballistyx Snowboard Show, interviews & more.

Dan Wilkinson works as a Manager, Marketing Strategy & Analysis – Social Media at SapientNitro Australia and is founder of music industry biz, Hot & Delicious Group.

‘Whitelight Blackdog’ – An inspiring beacon of hope by Caity Fowler.

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Hot on the heels of a foray into solo territory, Caity Fowler (formerly of Playwrite) has announced her inspirational debut EP – ‘Whitelight Blackdog’.

I first met Caity Fowler a short while back at Golden Plains Music Festival and was immediately struck by her warmth, giving nature and positive energy, so it was a surprise for me to discover that like many young Australians, Caity has battled on and off with depression since she was a teenager. Having been affected by depression myself when I was younger and in more recent years by the struggles of family members, this is a topic that is close to mine own heart.

What I love about Caity is that this Melbourne-based singer/songwriter is now using her positive energies to shine a light on dark times. I was blown away 2 weeks ago by her openness onstage at The Evelyn Hotel when discussing the inspiration for her latest batch of music. ‘Whitelight Blackdog’ is a beacon of hope designed to start the conversation around a subject that has for too long been considered taboo, so that all of us affected may realize that we’re not alone.

“The secrecy and taboo that surrounds mental illness even in this day and age create shame and embarrassment. I may never learn to be proud of my suffering but I am proud of my resilience.”
– Caity Fowler

Listen to & download the first single ‘Beautiful Girls’ below, watch the vid, drop by her social channels to say hi (Facebook, Twitter) and contribute to Caity Fowler’s ‘Whitelight Blackdog’ pozible campaign.

I’m proud of you, Caity. Love you! ❤

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