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Jack The Poet Storms The Publishing World Again

After his first critically acclaimed release, From The City, Jack (6 3/4) has just released his second and some would say more powerful poem - you decide (because I love it!).

The Storm

If I were a storm I would flicker and zip zap.
I will tear you to pieces so should look out.
I would sound like really really fast.
Flood your whole city and I would be so
humungous. I can make you dizzy.
I am very black. I will freeze you. I will destroy
your house. I will pick you up and I will tear you.
I am speedy at making sand storms, destroying
everything in my path.

By Jack

It's Bollox And Aimed At Getting YOUR $$$ - Stop Hoping It's True [Vid]

The Miramar cinema in progress

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The Miramar cinema in progress - Originally uploaded by Mike Riversdale
Over the weekend the three other walls came a-tumbling down.
Wonder if they're still on for the September opening ...

More photos here ...

Nice view of Waikiki Beach

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Nice view of Waikiki Beach - Originally uploaded by Mike Riversdale
Not bad considering it's taken straight off the iPhone and uploaded to Flickr without any touching up (ooer missus, Nurse, the screens!)

Fave Photo Of Eyjafjallajokul (Icelandic Volcano)

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Lightning streaks across the sky as lava flows from a volcano in Eyjafjallajokul April 17, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

All the details at Reuteurs blog: Freezing the volcano’s lightning

Flickr Is Not Just For Photos - Icelandic Volcano Video

The Flickr blog has some amazing photo's of the Icelandic Volcano eruptions but it's this video that really makes ya go, "Wow!" Iceland is one of only two places I *MUST* visit before I die.



BTW: I also tweeted some other great photos found at Boston.com's, The Big Picture: Iceland's disruptive volcano

"feels far too small and fickle to be doing something so serious and grown-up as leaving NZ to live in USA"

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NO! It's not about me, I am not leaving NZ ...

The title is a Mia tweet from which Mike Brown (he of Webstock fame) gained "the thread on which to hang the story upon" for his great Ignite Wellington talk. Courage is one thing, passion is another but there is also "trust to serendipity".

Good luck Mia and Josh on your adventures, have a bloody awesome time and, of course, we'll see you online as you report the serendipitous events that the gods sprinkle upon you.


Here's Mike's talk, enjoy.


Mia and Josh - Originally uploaded by mia.judkins

Top 10 Jumps Ever [vid]

Love the Best Of YouTube podcast.
Check this out

PetsComedy.com

Watch, it's funny as fuck!

http://petscomedy.com
And search for it on iTunes (full episodes, well worth it) Clips on YouTube Probably on Facebook. On Twitter: @DonkeyFlaps

Pop-up Shop Opens Today Tinakori Road

Parents connect initially via their kids (of course) but then the layers are revealed and you know what, some of the Mums and Dads have lives outside of their kids. I know, amazing eh!

AND, this being Wellington ("a small fishing village") where everyone knows everyone I had two recent "Ooooh, you're partner of X! I know Y who X works with" moments.

Anyway, here's such an example from Dianne of parents having a life outside of their kids AND knowing someone I'm passionate about seeing succeed:
Hi All,

Below is the info about I shop will be a guest designer on the 1st May and throughout April there lots of great work to go and see,

Might see you there,

Di. x
And the email she talks of, which includes the mighty Sue of Craft2.0 fame, is:

Greetings

Wellington design labels Native, AQ Bags and Cath Baddeley Design have teamed up to launch the capital's latest pop up shop - also featuring 'guest spots' by around twenty other local designers and art…

Pixels - Superb Short Film

PIXELS by PATRICK JEAN.
Uploaded by onemoreprod. - Watch original web videos.

New York invasion by 8-bits creatures
PIXELS is Patrick Jean' latest short film, shot on location in New York.

Written, directed by : Patrick Jean
Director of Photograhy : Matias Boucard

[URGENT] Want A Free/Open Internet, The "Wellington Declaration" Is Ready For YOU To Sign

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(note: you need to sign the declaration by 9am Tuesday 13th - get into it!)

ACTA, that secret(ish) international agreement being negotiated between the governments of USA, the European Commission, Switzerland, Japan, Australia, Canada, Jordan, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Singapore, and United Arab Emirates.

A quick overview of ACTA from Wikipedia:
The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is a proposed plurilateral trade agreement for establishing international standards on intellectual-property-rights enforcement throughout the participating countries. Its proponents describe it as a response "to the increase in global trade of counterfeit goods and pirated copyright protected works." The scope of ACTA is broad, including counterfeit goods, generic medicines, as well as "piracy over the Internet".

A document leaked to the public in 2008 includes a provision to force Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to provide information about suspected c…

Bumly For Living In New Zealand, So Far Away

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*sigh* ... sometimes I just wanna be in the UK for such things as the "Humphrey Lyttelton - A Celebration Concert"! I mean just look at the guest line-up, awesome:
Dear Subscriber to the I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue Mailing Newsletter,

This is to bring you news of a memorial concert for Humphrey Lyttelton on the evening of Sunday 25th April at the Hammermsith HMV Apollo, which is being organised by Humph's son Stephen, who has set up a charitable fund in his father's name to assist talented young jazz musicians. The concert will serve both as a memorial to Humph and a fund-raiser for the charity, which will operate in conjunction with the Royal Academy of Music's jazz department. The team from 'I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue' will be taking part and giving their time for free, and tickets are now on sale.

Here's how the concert describes itself:

Humphrey Lyttelton - A Celebration Concert
Launching The Humphrey Lyttelton Royal Academy of Music …