May 28, 2007

Hawkeye hits again

Hi Blog world...

So where the bloody hell are ya?

Sydney mate!

I got an email about this new website - Linka - which is now another industry double entendre (see Linker). Anyway, you post your favourite weblink, and then you tell your friends, who vote for the link, so more people can read the link, and you'll be popular for a nanosecond.

Hawkeye spotted the ghastly logo fluff-up (below). On the positive side, I got a response (AND it was fixed) within 4 minutes - at 11:30 on a Sunday night?!?!? Hmmmm.

Enjoy the music - see the imeem player on the right. Come back soon, coz I will be putting a swag of stuff on there for you to listen to, should you be that way pleasured ;)

Linka - launch logo

Linka - they just fixed it, ahem yes.

May 8, 2007

Virgin Radio coming to NZ?

HT Media are set to buy up Canwest's interests in NZ. [ link ]

From the HT Media website:
As part of its expansion into electronic media, HT Media, through its subsidiary HT Music and Entertainment Company Ltd., has entered the FM radio market in key Indian cities through a consulting partnership with Virgin Radio.
Virgin Radio!?

  • Could this deal pave the way for the Virgin brands to enter NZ? Richard Branson digs NZ remember...
  • Will HT Media become interested in purchasing Apna AM and/or Tarana, perhaps re-branding it Fever?
  • Will this finally lead to a shakeup of the current radio formats, opening the door for more commercial enthnic radio?
  • Could HT Media help play a part in finally waking up the radio sector, to it's extremely underserved multicultural audiences - especially in Auckland?
When Canwest acquired Radioworks in 2001, the running gag was that a Canadian music quota might be implemented as policy.... More Alanis Morrissette, Bryan Adams, Celine Dion etc...
I wonder if the Mediaworks offices today are stocking up on Bollywood DVDs and their soundtracks... probably not....

May 3, 2007

Peter Andre is not dead

In certain circles, people have been claiming that Peter Andre had died. His website spammed with condolences, Australian muscle men in tears...

He's alive. He's recovering from viral meningitis.

What's not correct is that he and his wife are filming a reality series for ITV. This cannot be true, as "filming has been halted while Andre recovers from his illness". This therefore is not a reality show.

Thanks for coming.