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Now THAT’S what I call advertising

The Rijksmuseum Holland recently came up with this interesting twist on the current Flash Mob trend, to draw attention to their re-opening after 10 years. The video was produced by JWT Amsterdam and sponsored by ING.

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Advance Australia Fair

Skyscrapers and Sky Tower - Sydney Australia.   Photo: S.Lawrence, Bandanna Club

I’m expecting to get quite a lot of flak from fellow Kiwi’s for what I’m about to say, but I’ll say it anyway…

Australia is awesome!

I haven’t been to Sydney since I was 6 or 7 and I’ve never visited Melbourne at all. So when a rather serendipitous set of circumstances set me on a Qantas flight bound for the other Great Southern land, I jumped at the chance.

Stunning Sydney

Even arriving in the middle of a fairly massive thunderstorm did little to dampen my spirits and within an hour we were checked into the conveniently located, mid-range Park Regis hotel.

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Rave: Ezio Gig


Photo Credit: © 2007 Gavin Ireland .

Last night, Gavin and I went over to the Halfmoon in Putney to see Ezio live.

The Halfmoon is a unique music venue. With a history of nearly 50 years of live music, it has a proud history of promoting new talent and bands. This is where Kate Bush made her debut, where Elvis Costello was resident before signing a record deal and where U2 had their first sold-out British gig.

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