The song “Cups (When I’m Gone)” has an almost 100 year history. It’s amazing seeing culture progress, grow and change. Check out the journey of people singing that we’ll miss them when thy’re gone. 1928, 1931 and 1935 – A.P. Carter 1936 – Charlie Monroe 1937 – Mainers Mountaineers 1987 – Rich Mullins 2008 – Tyler and Melissa’s […]
Broadcasters and content-creators have their own problems with Facebook’s newsfeed changes at the moment, and that’s why Twitter is a strong prospect for social sharing, building your brand, being amazing and encouraging your target demographic to #JoinTheConversation. Most social media training that exists today is focused on brands that sell products or services, not brands […]
Most people spend Boxing Day battling the sales or consuming mass amounts of sports on TV, but me, I drop my wife off at the shopping centre and have a few thoughts over a long black. This morning I was thinking about how radio could be different in 2014 and the Albert Einstein line “Insanity: […]
The Gutenberg era of communication is slowly coming to an end. Before Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press our stories were told in a fluid, natural, you could even call it a viral way. You’d find out news by just finding out about it. But then 500 years ago we started telling stories in a […]
I don’t want to be the guy that upstages Brad March, I like his work. I especially liked his recent blog post on RadioToday.com.au But when I saw the headline “What can radio learn from Breaking Bad” I had a completely different set of dot points in mind. So with full respect to Brad, here’s […]
Don’t drink the water, or anything really, unless it’s from a can or a sealed bottle The footpaths are designed for scooters, not feet. They should rename them to scooterpaths. Hecklers are best ignored, unless they make outrageous claims like “everything $1” or “hey I know you” then you are within your right to follow […]
I was just reminded that last month was my 10 year anniversary of joining the radio industry, so it’s about time I started rolling out my own curriculum for my fictional but awesome radio school, named, Josh’s Radio School. I paid the branding consultant a lot of money to come up with that name. My […]
Some of my best friends are quitters. And amongst most people I know that wouldn’t be a positive statement. To be a quitter in modern Australia goes against every little battler’s great Aussie Dream. ‘Quitters never win and winners never quit’ is the popular encouragement that you’ll hear coaches say, and even the cast members […]
My mate Zach made a video last week that went ‘viral’ in the USA but virtually no-one in Australia knows about it. Here are my favourite tweets about the Cheeto Cannon. This is a Cheeto cannon (http://t.co/VaUF88RqBn) http://t.co/h7IMsVfBvP — Digg (@digg) July 12, 2013 A Cheeto cannon is a genius idea (if it worked better) […]
12 months ago I decided to work harder on my wedding website www.marriedbyjosh.com purely because I wanted to enage with more couples, meet with them and marry them. Along the way I wanted to sharpen my knowledge, my craft and my skill, and the best way to learn is to take notes. I formed those […]
The CBAA’s ‘Commit to Community Radio’ campaign is in full swing, with support from more than 40,000 Australians, including ARIA award winner Gotye, legendary broadcasters Roy & HG and John Safran and a personal idol, Andrew Denton, and yet, I think community radio’s ‘digital future’ isn’t on digital radio and it should be cut off […]
I used to host my podcasts with Media Temple, but no more, because they could no longer verify the accuracy of their file download statistics from their hosting control panel. Basically, they couldn’t verify how many people were downloading the Thing Committee podcast. So I searched and I searched and I searched and found: S3Stat. […]
The months, most probably years, of speculation and rumour was confirmed on Friday morning when Adam Boland, the Channel Seven and Sunrise golden child announced he was starting at Channel Ten on March 18. Channel Ten has handed Boland the thirty hours a week of their schedule that they canned last year, 6am to noon, […]
Your dad thinks the world of you and will support you through anything. Your mother is my greatest treasure and gets my upmost respect and trust. You should treat her even better than I do. Let music be your mistress. Never underestimate the power of doing chores unasked. Never miss a practice and I’ll never […]
Your dad loves you more than you could ever imagine. Read. I want you to dress however you want to, and go wherever you like, but I also don’t trust boys, so we’ve got a tricky road to navigate, together. People will lie, hurt and betray you. The truth will set you free. Your mother […]
Having made it’s pop-culture debut in episode 12 of season 6 of the Big Bang Theory, I imagine that Giant Jenga is about to be a thing. Now I just need to requisition one for my own fun. In the meantime: Amazon just sits there and looks pretty at me. My favourite moments from the […]
I’m arguably the most hopeless person you’ve met. Just ask Ash, or Lawrence or anyone else that knows me well. Hopeless. I dream big though. 365 days ago, my dreams became words. And my words became messages. And those messages became a relationship. And that relationship became a marriage. One year on I’m happier than I’ve […]
I don’t like to edit blog posts, so I won’t edit the last post, a letter to my little sister on her seventeenth birthday. I said a few silly things. A couple of true things. A few angry things. But life sucks like that.
To my baby sister Chloe, I’m writing to you in public blog for a few reasons. I tried calling you but your phone is off, I tried Facebooking you and you’ve deleted me, but also because our famly affairs have caused so much heartache for me this year and I’m inspired by a scripture I […]
Ships in the night are not unlike the plethora of music today, always passing you by. Songs plastered across Youtube, Spotify, iTunes, in retail stores, on bittorrent, the radio and TV, it’s hard to trust someone even when you see the album being played on their Facebook page almost every day. That’s Mat Kearney’s fourth album, “Young […]
Bruno and Taylor, two brothers, saw two sisters with “ghostly, haunting and honey sweet” harmonies, playing at a campfire of all places. They talked, they jammed and now they play together in a band called The Vespers. If you didn’t know any better you would have imagined the storyline would include Bruno and Taylor courting […]
The mysteries of God and life is the self-imposed description given to me by Auckland singer-songwriter Stahan Coleman. One of the highlights of the recent Parachute Music Fesitval in Hamilton, Strahan’s honest song of the mysteries of God and life is more an alm to a tattered soul than an instruction or a message to […]
“I was on the street and I saw a friend of a mine, all of a sudden, I hadn’t seen in years. Guy named Dean. We went to high school together. Last time I saw him was like five years earlier when Dean and I were doing a roofing job together on top of a […]
I mocked up these three adverts for a friend.
When I first started with the company now known as Southern Cross Austereo in early 2004 I was simply stoked to be working in the industry. Since then I’ve been given opportunity after opportunity on group and local levels and after 7 years that has culminated in me having my dream career in Port Macquarie […]
I had the recent opportunity to get Tony Abbott on the phone and on the air as he was in the area. His media advisor couldn’t get him to the studio though (I know a kilometre is a long way Tony, think of it like a marathon) so instead we had a phone call lined […]
The best recommendations in life come from good friends, so when Relient K’s Matt Hoopes tips his hat toward Deas Vail, wake up and realise that you’re not friends with Matt at all but would like to be, so take his new music advice on board and grab the free download of Deas Vail’s new […]
The editor of the Port Macquarie News was kind enough to lend me a journo for a day! Thanks Nikala!
If you dreamt last night that Owl City composed the soundtrack for Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou then you’ve probably already heard a few of the tracks off the second release from Swimming With Dolphins, Water Colours. Formed in chilly Minnesota, Swimming With Dolphins is the only band in Wikipedia that gets […]
Ponting with a little bit of photoshopped Boon
Oh Noes! This is just like the movie Independance Day where a virus get’s uploaded to the mothership! Obam,a catches an AFL ball thrown to him by Gillard.
Today is International Women’s Day, a day that celebrate’s whatever the adverts on TV say we celebrate, but the big issue this year according to the TV and print media is equal pay and equal representation in leadership. If those are the really big issues affecting women this year then I’m looking forward to International Men’s Day […]
Jesus, he wasn’t a big swimmer lol (allegedly)
I love that my walk home from work can be urban or bushwalk
The rains of 2011 seem crazier than normal. This is after 5 mins of rain.
Using the bathroom at Australia Fair on the Gold Coast is often not a testing experience, unless they’ve not been cleaned. But this morning I was tempted and a tested for the 10 seconds that followed. I found a medium sized leather purse, in the mens toilet, with nothing but a receipt and $90 in […]
Things you do on a long road trip hey … Rules: Once you’ve been tagged, you are HAVE to write a note with 100 Truths about you. At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you. Tagged means “I’m interested in knowing what your 100 truths […]
Simplicity – Twitter is so simple! There’s no features, plugins, addons or extra things needed. You simply sign up at www.twitter.com, you’ll follow people, get people to follow you and then you tweet (post an update). Simple! It’s a Now Thing – Twitter is a now medium. That means when something happens now it’s on […]
Above all of the great and influential people I know, something that has had a massive impact on me is what my tombstone might read, or how my obituary might read. I’m not looking to have the best obituary ever, but I’d like it to be a good story, the kind that might inspire or […]
Batman. My favourite superhero is Batman for the same reason that Batman appeals to so many people, he’s reachable. A superhero that I could be if I really actually wanted to be. He’s the superhero that the Police don’t know how to take, the city is divided over his trustworthiness and he could impregnate you […]
Here’s a cool idea that I think could take off this weekend Take a photo of yourself, where you are at 10:10:10am on this Sunday, the 10th of October (the 10th month), 2010. That is 10:10:10 10/10/10. It’s the Day of 10s Challenge. Blog it, Flickr it, Facebook it, YouTube it or Tweet it with […]
In choosing a photo for today’s I post I thought I’d get all deep and thoughtful and choose a photo of somewhere I’ve been, that I took, that symbolises how I feel sometimes.
Tapping. I’m a tapper. I’ll tap on anything, anytime, anywhere. When I hear people say “I’d tap that” it takes a second take for me to realise they’re talking about a different kind of tapping. I’ll tap to any song ever played on any piece of material. No matter my location or my present company I’ll be tapping and […]
I couldn’t get one particular photo to encapsulate all of my friends … so here’s a few that might suffice. There are so many people missing but we don’t have photos together on Facebook … well none that I could find!
Why “Josh, beating the drum”? I envisage myself sitting on a street corner banging a drum loudly so that everyone else can hear me, regardless of their desire. Although I’m sure that’s far from a reality, the annual readership of this blog is smaller than the number of jobs I’ve had, it’s something that I’d […]
I once was locked up in the Mackay Police Watch House as a result of not wearing a bike helmet. I only spent one night there luckily. Jail food is not all it’s cracked up to be. I smoked cigarettes for years but quit after I woke up one morning and didn’t feel like smoking […]
There’s about 4 people on the planet (who make themselves known to me) that will verbalise their unhappiness about my inaction on my blog. I shouldn’t really wait for them to prompt to write because I actually quite enjoy it, so to kick myself into gear I’ve stolen this 30 Day Blogging Challenge from Seb […]
It’s balance, that’s the problem with Christianity. As far as a holistic group of people with beliefs, doctrine and common purpose go, we have none of it. Each little group has it’s explicit focus which amplifies some things and forgets others. Some people only read some pieces of literature or the Bible and some people […]
Who knows what could happen if you danced like no-one was watching …