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Sh*t To Do This Weekend – ANZAC Day – 25th to 26th April.

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Vance Joy live at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, Texas. Image by @hotndelicious.
Vance Joy live at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, Texas. Image by @hotndelicious.

Welcome back to the 2nd ever Sh*t To Do This Weekend! 

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 are the hot tips for this weekend for all of you legends in lockdown!

MUSIC ON THIS WEEKEND – LIVESTREAM + TV:
ANZAC Day Dawn Service Livestreams – Saturday 25th April:
ANZAC Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders “who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations” and “the contribution and suffering of all those who have served”. The ANZAC acronym stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. To learn more, check out my Aussie trek to Gallipoli – ANZAC Day 85th Anniversary Gallipoli trip blog & podcastthat journals my trip to southern Turkey to experience ANZAC Day on the Gelibolu (Gallipoli) Peninsula.

LEARN TO MEDITATE – lose all your anxiety/stress and feel more chilled.

From beginner to experienced. Explore these 3 apps to find what you love. I never thought I’d try meditation and 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. If 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 IN ON THE PODCAST ACTION!

Here are a few of my faves!

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

INSPIRATIONAL SH*T 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

ONE WAVE TRI-WEEKLY SURFING AND MENTAL HEALTH ZOOM CHATS:

OneWave is a non-profit surf community raising awareness of mental health through a simple recipe…saltwater therapy, surfing and fluro. During lockdown, 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. They have made SUCH a massive impact for me personally and helped me feel connected during lockdown!

I have zero desire to be another one of those generic, self-appointed Instagram “life coaches” or influencers that have popped up during this crisis, however I do have an audience and I want to be able to help the people in my world through this challenging time. Feel free to share the love, hit me back if you love this list and follow me on social media too! (social media links are below too).

If you have 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

Vance Joy live at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, Texas. Image by @hotndelicious.
Vance Joy live at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, Texas. Image by @hotndelicious.

 

Stay At Home: Sh*t To Do This Weekend

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John Butler Trio image by @hotndelicious

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. 🎹🥁🎸✨
    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

 

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!

Startup podcast feature: SoL Cups founder Bec Veksler.

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SoL Cups founder Rebecca Veksler joins the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast.

DOWNLOAD Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast via iTunes – #220 SoL Cups founder Bec Veksler feature.

 

SoL Cups founder and Bondi Beach entrepreneur Rebecca Veksler is a dead-set legend and an inspiration!

Her brainchild SoL Cups create reusable, plastic free hand-blown glass cups and on episode 220 of the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! weekly entrepreneurship podcast, we deep dive into the life of this Bondi Beach-born Russian-Australian businesswoman. Bec shares with us the meaning of SoL Cups, how to build a team and scale a business by hiring the right people, her pinch-me moments, creative, philosophical and business influences, creating business values that you live by and much, much more.

If you’ve ever wanted to launch and scale a business, then your journey starts right here! 

Connect with Rebecca Veksler (SoL Cups founder) online:
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 – #220 SoL Cups founder Bec Veksler feature.

SoL Cups founder Rebecca Veksler joins the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast.

Music Industry Podcast: Wagons x Hot & Delicious. Get in!

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DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #223 Wagons ‘Songs from the Aftermath’ feature.

Wagons. Songs from the Aftermath. Psychedelic, space cowboy Henry Wagons and his 6-piece band of misfit entertainers are BACK with a dark, sweaty, bludgeoning country rock LP.

3.5 years ago Henry and I shared a couple of cheeky India Pale Ale craft beers in a Holiday Inn Hotel in Hermosa Beach, California, and together we recorded 2 hours of one of my favourite podcast episodes ever.

Our second time around, we wax lyrical on overseas adventures, Vietnam Vespa iPhone thievesScrabble dates versus Netflix & Chill, the evolution from writing solo to collaboration in the deepest form from the stages of embryo, his love of Nashville, 5-year old daughter Casper’s 3RRR artist debut and much, much more.

Podcasting and hanging out with Henry Wagons is an absolute joy! Get it in your ears!

National Australian Album Release Tour September 2019 – Wagons ‘Songs from the Aftermath’:

Listen to Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast episode #51 Henry Wagons (Cold Burger, Cold Fries):
Connect with Wagons online:
Listen here –  Wagons ‘Songs from the Aftermath’ album stream https://spunkrecords.lnk.to/songsfromtheaftermath
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

Entrepreneurship Podcast: Nigella Love Bites!

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Nigella Love Bites on the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast.

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – 221 Nigella Love Bites (Raelene Isbester)

When life throws you lemons, you make a lemon tart.

Nigella Lawson has been tantalising our taste buds for years. Single-handedly bringing sexy back into the kitchen with her smooth rich English accent, voluptuous physique and addiction to alliteration. Women want to be her and men want to be with her. Her life has been filled with the bitter and the sweet.

This week we feature hilarious comedy and cabaret performer Raelene Isbester and her show Nigella Loves Bites on the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! weekly entrepreneurship podcast ahead of her shows in Sydney this weekend as part of Bondi Feast and Bondi Winter Magic!

Rae and I explore the sugar highs and front page lows of Nigella’s career that are the plot of the show and after successful sellout seasons at Perth Fringe World, Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne Fringe and a stand out Christmas Special, Nigella – Love Bites is on its way to the iconic Bondi Pavillon for three deliciously decadent evenings during Bondi Feast!

I can’t WAIT to see it again this weekend! Let’s get into the podcast!

Nigella Love Bites on the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast.
Book tickets to Nigella – Love Bites: https://www.bondifeast.com.au/?s=nigella
Dates:Thursday 11th – Saturday 13th July
Times: 8:30pm (55mins)
Venue: Bondi Pavillon, Bondi Beach.
Tickets: $30
 
Connect with Rae Isbester online:
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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:
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For social media strategy, content/photography & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #221 Nigella Love Bites (Raelene Isbester).

Nigella Love Bites on the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast.

New Music Podcast: Aussie pop sensation RIVAH rocks the planet!

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Australian pop sensation guests on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! entrepreneurship podcast.

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #219 RIVAH (Australian pop artist).

RIVAH represent! Yas, girl! Aussie pop artist & global jetsetter, Rivah, joins us this week on the Hot & Delicious Rocks The Planet! weekly entrepreneurship podcast.

I met this little lion and massive ray of sunshine 6 years ago at SXSW Music in Austin, Texas, and we’ve been friends ever since.

We soak up RIVAH’s travels since our last podcast together 4 years ago, exploring her journey from Brisbane to Auckland to Melbourne, New York City, Los Angeles and all the way back again.

Living all over Brooklyn, a place that now feels like her “first home”, RIVAH is all set to jet back to the USA in a matter of weeks once her O1 Alien of Extraordinary Ability visa is processed and she shares the joy and musical evolution of her self-titled debut EP, snapping up a record deal with Inertia Music, her pinch me moments, the importance of authenticity, openness and honesty, philosophy, ambition and so much more.

So much positive energy, RIVAH lights up the room wherever she goes and damn, you need to hear her sing! Let’s get into the show!

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

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #219 RIVAH (Australian pop artist).

Australian pop sensation guests on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! entrepreneurship podcast.

Podcast Feature: LA-based Australian comedian Monty Franklin.

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LA-based Australian comedian Monty Franklin joins us live from the USA

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #218 Monty Franklin (Los Angeles-based Australian comedian)

“Positivity follows you around.” G’day Monty Franklin!

This week we feature Australian comedian Monty Franklin LIVE from LA on the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! entrepreneurship podcast!

We deep-dive into Monty’s life in Hollywood as an Aussie working in the US entertainment industry, his latest project with US comedian Rob Schneider, performing at Sydney Opera House and much more!

Ever dreamt of living & working in the USA? Let’s dive in!

Monty Franklin at G’Day US. Image supplied.
Connect with Monty Franklin online:
Stream Monty Franklin’s latest album ’Something Will Happen’:
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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:
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For social media strategy, content/photography & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #218 Monty Franklin (Los Angeles-based Australian comedian).

Podcast: USA comedian Murray Valeriano & All Things Comedy ‘Road Stories’ podcast.

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Murray Valeriano (US comedian & All Things Comedy ‘Road Stories’ podcast)

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #217 Murray Valeriano (US comedian & All Things Comedy ‘Road Stories’ podcast).

Yas! Los Angeles-based American stand-up comedian & host of the ‘Road Stories’ podcast, Murray Valeriano, joins me this week on the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! weekly entrepreneurship podcast as we chat about open heart surgery, surfing and the Road Stories podcast with amazing stories from life on the road as a comedian and my own stories as an ex Emirates Airline international flight attendant.

A wonderful podcast that will make your heart soar!

 

Connect with Murray Valeriano on social media:
Buy ‘Rusty Cow’:
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Download @hotndelicious Episode #77 with Murray Valeriano (stand-up comedian, writer & podcaster):
Download @hotndelicious Episode #175 Murray Valeriano (USA stand-up comedian & host of the All Things Comedy ‘Road Stories’ podcast):
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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:
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For social media strategy, content/photography & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #217 Murray Valeriano (US comedian & All Things Comedy ‘Road Stories’ podcast).

Murray Valeriano (US comedian & All Things Comedy ‘Road Stories’ podcast)

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.

Connect with BATTS online:
Download/Stream Here:
Current Tour Dates:
June 7th – QPAC Concert Hall – Supporting Sharon Van Etten – Brisbane
June 11th – Hamer Hall – Supporting Sharon Van Etten – Melbourne
Album Tour
June 13th – The Grace Emily – Adelaide – Buy Tickets
June 22nd – The Vanguard – Sydney – Buy Tickets
June 28th – Howler – Melbourne – Buy Tickets
Download Hot & Delicious podcast episode #53 BATTS Music:
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Download Hot & Delicious podcast episode #108 recorded live Meredith Music Festival (JammoCast) with BATTS, Olaf Scott from Aussie soul band Saskwatch and Dorsal Fins, and feminist film director Melanie Scammell:
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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:
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For social media strategy, content/photography & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com

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.