2010 in entertainment

January 10, 2010


Well, the silly season is over; the last of the champagne consumed, unwanted presents discarded and the reality of extreme amounts of food have well and truly set in. As we dive headfirst into 2010, there are already plenty of upcoming releases- music, television and cinematic- that are glimmering with promise . While so many of us seem to be still in nostalgia-town of 2009, here’s what I’m looking forward to in 2010.

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In Dust we Trust.

September 24, 2009

A couple of strange things happened yesterday. Most people in Brisbane or Sydney were witness to a gigantic cloud of red dust clamouring over the cityscape, myself included. What was even more interesting though was just how comprehensively social media outlets Twitter and Facebook covered the event.

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It’s been a little while since I’ve updated this blog…unfortunately uni has taken over a little bit and I’ve hardly had time to breathe, let alone write anything. But never fear, 3 readers, holidays are almost upon us, and transmission will soon resume as normal!

In the meantime though, check out the latest showcase offering from Musicadium. This time around they’ve managed to score a prime Saturday night spot at Bar Soma in the valley, on the 3rd of October. Featuring on the evening will be Sietta (Melbourne), Brisbane’s own Felinedown, and ex-QUT student MC Castel. Closing out the festivities will be 3 ace DJs, including my fellow Musicadium Intern DJ Jane Doe!

Tickets are only $10 entry, and it all kicks off from 9pm, Saturday 3rd of October. For those of you playing at home that’s uni mid-semester break, so there is absolutely no excuse not to come! See y’all there.

And for the regulars, I’ll start posting things as soon as uni dies down a little bit.

Stumbled upon this earlier today (thanks Musicadium). It’s definitely an interesting clip, and it poses even more interesting questions: Is social media a fad? Or is it the biggest shift since the Industrial Revolution?

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The Musicadium kids were lucky enough to get an exclusive question and answer session with Graham Ashton this evening. For the non-musically orientated, Ashton is head of Marketing at Dew Process Records, an Aussie independant record label based in Bris, who are responsible for the likes of Powderfinger, The Living End, The Grates, Sarah Blasko, Yves Klein Blue and a whole range more. Impressive, I know. I pretty much want to be him right now.

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OK 3 readers, listen up. I’m not going to make a point of advertising things on this blog, but this is an exception. Musicadium have another of their awesome showcases coming up, this time at Brisbane’s newest live venue, the X&Y Bar. And best of all, it’s free! So for those of you who didn’t get Splendour tickets (myself included), this is an excellent alternative to get your live music fix. On the night will be 3 of Brisbane’s most exciting up-and-coming artists, The City Shake Up, Skara Brae and Sarah Haigh. Afterwards punters will be treated to DJ sets from DJ Jane Doe (a Musicadium intern herself) and the Smokestack Orchestra. It starts at 7pm. Be there!

For the past month or so I’ve been interning with Musicadium, a digital distribution company based in the Valley. They were kind enough to feature me as a guest writer on their blog, so naturally I thanked them by writing a post about why music piracy can be a good thing. Oops. But, contrary to my expectations they liked it, and it’s now gone live. Head on over to http://blog.musicadium.com for the read, or check out a full copy after the jump.

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