Category: 2007

Ricky Campbell’s First Stunt Was Shit…

…but just like the stunt that makes his dad (Randy) proud, there’s a fine piece of Midnight Movie Extravaganza in what I’m calling my pick of the SXSW Films: The Devil Dared Me To!. Over to IMDB for the spoiler safe outline… A stunt-fuelled action-comedy from the Kiwi cult-comedy team Back of the Y, “The Devil Dared Me To” follows the story of daredevil stuntman Randy Cambell and his quest to follow in his late father’s footsteps and become New Zealand’s greatest daredevil stuntman. Ever since growing up as a young boy on a remote New Zealand sheep-farm, Randy has

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SXSW Music, TPN Rock and Deja Voodoo

THey always say you just stumble across a band at SXSW Music by chance that become your band. And while two of the acts in this week’s TPN Rock from SXSW could have been those, the prize of “Best Band Of The Fest” goes to the New Zealand rockers Deja Voodoo. You won’t catch them on this week’s special Rock Show – although it is focusing on bands playing at SXSW – but they will be up at some point in time. [audio:http://rock.thepodcastnetwork.com/audio/tpn_rock_friday_20070316_sxsw2007.mp3] Show Notes – MP3 File – RSS Feed

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“Can Art Survive Google Panel” at SXSW

All I have to say is if this panel had been on Monday or Tuesday, it would have set the blogosphere alight. Folks, this is what we’re up against, and very few Daniels came to see the Lion. I’ll just post my notes from the session for you all to see (exs tags are my comments). Added on top of this was the fact that the moderator decided on a ‘no questions from the floor’ policy, only taking in questions (which he screened) on little pieces of paper. Any audience interruptions were parried with the skill of David Ogden Stiers

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Having a Dinner Meet Up In New York Next Week

So, once SXSW is over, I’ll be heading up to New York for (1) some sleep (2) Blog Her Business and (3) A Not-Geek Dinner for everyone I know in the area. Eric and Rachel are doing the groundwork on this one, so the details I have so far are: Manhatten, somewhere central, on the evening of Tuesday 20th. Pop in your rsvps here in the comments, and I look forward to seeing you all next week. Just nudge me if I fall asleep.

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SXSW News – Syndication at SXSW Baby and Harry Knowles (Ain’t It Cool)

SXSW is going well, two highlights podcast wise for me today. First of all the biggest SXSW Blog, SXSW Baby, is now carrying all the SXSW Podcasts on a dedicated page, and also in a Flash Player on every sidebar. Excellent news – putting niche content from TPN on niche content websites. Works for everyone, they get a podcast with little effort, and we get more exposure and listeners pressing the play button… And on today’s 30 minute podcast show from SXSW, one of the interviewees was Movie Blogging Legend Harry Knowles. A great moment, and the email I got

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American Breakfasts

Those of you who know me realise that one of the things that I love in the US is the American ‘Diner’ Breakfast. The sort of Breakfast that would cost the fatbloggers three days of everything (and come April I reallly need to start doing that as well), but gives me enough oomph to get through till late in the evening. Normally this is Denny’s, but the last trip in September I couldn’t reach the chain until much later – so it ended up as a local diner in LA. Getting up this morning, I had the choice of a

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