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Not So Pretty @ Hope and Anchor, Islington, London - 1 of 3

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Not So Pretty played @ Hope and Anchor, Islington, London 27/10/2007 - 1 of 3

Not So Pretty played @ Hope and Anchor, Islington, London 27/10/2007 - 2 of 3

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Not So Pretty played @ Hope and Anchor, Islington, London 27/10/2007 - 2 of 3

I liked their sound, and thought they had a great look for performing. I was standing a bit close to the speakers so the audio is a bit distorted in the video. it sounded good on the night though.

http://www.myspace.com/notsopretty22

http://www.birth.uk.com - birth records

vlog europe 2007 - streaming online

Vlog Europe is on this weekend, but they've just posted a link to the site where they'll be streaming some of it live - video of course! and a chat channel. the schedule looks good. they're going to talk about software, personal media, videoblogging and it's effects on big media, videoblogging and making content not money

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Olam Qatan - a chat about Israeli, Turkish & Middle Eastern music and books

Olam Qatan is a spiritual books and world music store in Emek Refaim St, Jerusalem, Israel. I spoke briefly with it's owner Ya'qub ibn Yusuf, who explained some of the music and books available in his store. Sounds like there's a fusion of East meets West happening in Israel and Turkey, which is really interesting to hear. It's great to speak with Independant store owners - their passion for music & books is contagious and it's great to discover new sounds and genres.

clip : outside plane window

flying from auckland to sydney, june 2007 - a quick clip of the view out the plane window

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first glimpse of the Dead Sea, Israel (video clip)

this is the view of the Dead Sea where highway 1 & 90 meet, East of Jerusalem. I stopped for a drink and to take a photo. then I drove down as far as Meseda - will have to go back another day to see more as I only stayed on the highway this trip. the desert is amazing - layers of beige. I was expecting lots of sand, but the countryside seems to be quite rocky. perhaps further inland there's sand.

28/07/2007

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a043xf9rPTk

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Tel Aviv beach

a few quick clips taken at the beach at Tel Aviv, 27/07/2007

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cM-X05Rpa4

Tel Aviv graf (video clip)

short clip of some graf near the beach at Tel Aviv, Israel, 27/07/2007

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUEaJkL_CE0

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Tel Aviv, Israel - night time city skyline (video clip)

the city skyline of Tel Aviv in Israel, taken from Jaffa, the original port town nearby. 18/07/2007

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEePddtsh_o

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Dome of Rock, Western Wall, Jerusalem (video clip)

short clip showing Dome of Rock and Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel. 13/07/2007

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywkcriVMsVY

the view of the Western Wall in Jerusalem Old City, from the rooftop of the Armenian Quarter. 13/07/2007

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCkMPpf2-JU

Tasmanian Devil doing laps at Australia Zoo

this little fellow and his friend were doing laps of their enclosures at Australia Zoo when we went on 03/07/2007. it was about 3:30 - 4pm. I'd never seen a live one before, only photos. I thought they were nocturnal. we watched them for about 15 mins. so cute! they'd run around, stop at certain points and sniff the air. I guess they were looking for food? or could smell something in particular. or maybe the onlookers were too noisy for them (though most people were pretty quiet)

http://www.australiazoo.com.au/our-animals/amazing-animals/mammals/?mamm... has some info about them. they're an endangered species, only found in Tasmania now. they had been common on the Australian mainland at one stage (~5000 years ago) but not these days.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enbe6HymM_E

queensland sugar cane (video clip)

sugar cane fields as seen from the Sunlander on a train ride from Bowen to Brisbane, June 2007

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsP2-gC8gHI

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