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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.

 

Zac Abroms (Viceroyalty) – Travel the world & work in the music industry

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Zac Abroms and Ryan Manu - Pyramid Rock Festoval 2012/13
Zac Abroms (Viceroyalty, S.T.E.P.) and Ryan Manu (Icah) – Pyramid Rock Festoval 2012/13

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet podcast series

Interview #5 – Zac Abroms (Viceroyalty, S.T.E.P.) – Music Industry

Good morning! Zac Abroms is a buddy of mine that I met a few years back when my business was running social media for Pyramid Rock Festival – an Australian music festival on Phillip Island just an hour or so out of Melbourne.

Beautiful little spot and magic memories of Tame Impala bringing in the New Year, chatting backstage with the humble and lovely Xavier Rudd and getting to know a bunch of amazing people including the boys from Kingswood, Zac Abroms, Ash Sambrooks of Higher Plains and Zac’s sister, Charlotte, of Large Noises. Zac and Ash’s respective businesses were looking after all the festival’s PR & Publicity and that festivals remains one of my happiest and proudest personal achievements as I basically got paid to hang out at a music festival, meet a shitload of cool people and share those memories with the world… or at least the work of Pyramid Rock fans & music-lovers.

Zac runs a music business called Viceroyalty providing online music publicity for a bunch of amazing Australian and international artists including Kimbra, Jessie Ware, Regina Spektor, Active Child, Bertie Blackman and many many more. He also has a music management business managing a few Aussie acts that I love including Manor, Danvers and the beautiful Kate Martin.

This year Zac and Ash Sambrooks also set-up The Society of Tastemakers and Elegant People (yes, it’s very tongue-in-cheek :D) also known as STEP which is a series of music industry events with live panel discussions and interesting live musical performances designed to connect people – match-matching video directors and photographers to bands and artists to mixers and producers.. mixing promoters with record labels and artists, but the beauty of it all is that absolutely anyone can come down and when I attended their first event a few months back, the bar was rammed with everyone from grassroots artists to seasoned music industry professionals and even newbies to the scene who don’t care what they do but just really want to work in music. It was awesome!

So as most of you know by now and to our 1st time listeners, welcome, this podcast is designed to tap into the lives and experiences of people who inspire me, help them tell their story and hopefully inspire a few of you along the way to chase what it is you love in life… ‘cause I tell you there is no better felling!

Enjoy!

Listen to our interview with Zac Abroms (Viceroyalty) & subscribe to Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet podcast here

Photos from Pyramid Rock Festival by Hot & Delicious Group (Elijah Mina, Jordan Marshall and Dan Wilkinson)

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Matt Corby releases new single ‘Resolution’. Planet Earth shifts on axis as ladies around the globe collectively swoon.

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Matt Corby has released his first new single in 2 years worldwide this morning on Australia’s triple j radio station.

I’m pretty sure I heard a massive whoosh at 8:15am AEST as ladies across the planet simultaneously threw their underwear in the air & felt the planet move as they all collectively swooned at the prospect.

It’s been a big week for Matt, with the announcement yesterday that he’s joining Aussies Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Tame Impala and Saskwatch on the epic Glastonbury 2013 line-up.

And yes, Matt Corby’s music is as beautiful as ever.. Enjoy..

Matt Corby’s latest single – ‘Resolution’:

For all the latest news hit Matt’s website at mattcorby.com.au

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Saskwatch set to take Pyramid Rock by storm! Can’t funkin’ wait!

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It’s been a whirlwind year for Saskwatch!

Fronted by beautiful, vocal powerhouse Nkechi Anele, this 9-piece Melbourne soul band has hit Meredith Music Festival, Australasian World Music Expo, Golden Plains, Fed Square Live last summer and the “cobblestone” streets of AC/DC Lane for an extensive 2012 residency at Cherry Bar just to name a few.

The band also released long-awaited, funked-out debut LP Leave It All Behind and two of the tracks from that tasty jam are featured below.

Having seen Saskwatch perform quite a number of times, I’m pretty damn excited to catch their live set down on sunny Phillip Island over New Years at Pyramid Rock Festival alongside the likes of Tame Impala, 360, The Amity Affliction, Xavier Rudd & many many more!

Stay tuned for a bunch of awesome pics & snap up your tix here if you haven’t already. This is going to be a ripper!

Free Saskwatch downloads via triple j Unearthed

And take a listen to those tasty jams right here..

Saskwatch - Fed Square Live

#PyramidRock Playing Times Announced – Tame Impala Bring in the New Year!

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Download the Pyramid Rock 2012 Set Times Here

Tame Impala bring in the New Year at Pyramid Rock!

With NYE just around the corner, Pyramid Rock Festival has announced its playing times. With this year’s bill boasting the long-awaited return to Australia for The Cribs, a first time visit by Blood Red Shoes, a headline performance by Perth heroes Tame Impala, a swag of early morning bass by Shockone and Beni and mountains of rock throughout the day lead by Stonefield and Children Collide, there’s a lot to look forward to.

DOWNLOAD / SAVE PLAYING TIMES HERE

Tickets are still available at http://www.thepyramidrockfestival.com

DEC 30TH  MAIN STAGE – BIG TOP
10:50 – 11:25am DANGEROUS!
11:45 – 12:20pm HOME BREW
12:40 – 1:20pm DREAM ON DREAMER
1:40 – 2:20pm STONEFIELD
2:40 – 3:20pm CHILDREN COLLIDE
3:40 – 4:20pm THE AMITY AFFLICTION
4:40 – 5:20pm URTHBOY
5:40 – 6:20pm VAN SHE
6:40 – 7:25pm XAVIER RUDD
7:40 – 8:20pm KARNIVOOL
8:35 – 9:35pm DJ YODA
9:50 – 10:30pm UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA
10:45 – 11:25pm 360
11:45 – 12:30am PNAU
12:50 – 1:35am FRIENDLY FIRES DJ SET
1:35 – 2:35am PHETSTA
2:35 – 3:30am DCUP
3:30 – 4:20am THE ONLY

DEC 30TH – PHARAOH’S STAGE
2:20 – 2:50pm WINTER PEOPLE
3:20 – 3:50pm KINGSWOOD
4:20 – 4:50pm CLOSURE IN MOSCOW
5:20 – 5:50pm GOSSLING
6:20 – 7:45pm LUKE MILLION

DEC 31ST MAIN STAGE – BIG TOP
10:50 – 11:25am DYLAN JOEL (UNEARTHED WINNER)
11:45 – 12:20pm HANDS LIKE HOUSES
12:40 – 1:20pm SASKWATCH
1:40 – 2:20pm REDCOATS
2:40 – 3:20pm PEZ
3:40 – 4:20pm HOUSE V’S HURRICANE
4:40 – 5:20pm ILLY
5:40 – 6:20pm KATE MILLER-HEIDKE
6:40 – 7:20pm BLOOD RED SHOES
7:40-  8:20pm DEAD LETTER CIRCUS
8:40 – 9:20pm MAT. MCHUGH
9:40 – 10:20pm ANTI-FLAG
10:40 – 11:25pm THE CRIBS
11:45 – 12:30am TAME IMPALA
12:50 – 1:50am SHOCKONE
1:50 – 2:50am BENI
2:50 – 4:00am DR WEREWOLF

DEC 31ST – PHARAOH’S STAGE
2.20 – 2.50pm MY SECRET CIRCUS
3.20 – 3.50pm THE SMITH STREET BAND
4.20 – 4.50pm THE BROW HORN ORCHESTRA
5.20 – 5.50pm ALL THE COLOURS
6.20 – 6.50pm LOS CORONAS
7.20 – 7.50pm ASTA
8.20 – 9.00pm SLOW MAGIC