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Tina Neofytou shares her mother's recipes - 5 May 2014 at 6:30pm
Monday, 5th May 2014
5 May 2014 Readings Hawthorn ? 701 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, Victoria, 3122 In her heartfelt ‚&128;&147; and delicious ‚&128;&147; cookbook, From My Mother, Tina Neofytou presents a collection of dishes from her heritage and orthodox upbringin...


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Mark Isaacs on Australian attitudes toward asylum-seekers - 29 Apr 2014 at 6:30pm
Tuesday, 29th April 2014
29 Apr 2014 Cinema Nova, 380 Lygon Street, Carlton 5331 In The Undesirables, Mark Isaacs takes us behind the gates of Nauru and provides a shocking eyewitness account of the treatment of men at Australia‚&128;&153;s offshore asylum-seeker proces...


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Jill Jolliffe on Run for Your Life - 22 May 2014 at 6:30pm
Thursday, 22nd May 2014
22 May 2014 Readings Carlton ? 309 Lygon St, Carlton, Victoria, 3053 Jill Jolliffe has led an extraordinary life. Forced into adoption and taken in by a violent household, she later earned herself a hefty ASIO file in the process before startin...


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April 17, New York University Bookstore, A Life in
Thursday 17th April 2014
726 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
Warren Lehrer, Performance/Reading

New York University Bookstore 726 Broadway, New York, NY 10003 (212) 998-4667, Open to the Public, Free 914.251.6110Award-winning writer and designer Warren Lehrer presents a multimedia performance/reading of his new book. A Life In Books: The Rise and Fall of Bleu Mobley is an illuminated novel that contains 101 books within it, all written by a controversial author who finds himself in prison looking back on his life and career. In this funny and thought provoking performance, Lehrer presents an overview of Bleu Mobley's life in books via many of Mobley's cover designs and other biographical materials including animations, and video performances of Mobley book excerpts by the band BETTY, actress/poet La Bruja, and a live appearance by actress/author Judith Sloan. The resulting retrospective explores the creative process of a writer/artist, as it reflects upon a half century of American/global events, and grapples with the future of the book as a medium as well as the lines that separate and blur truth, myth, and fiction. "An ingenious, one-of-kind novel." KurtAndersen, Studio 360
?A profound commentary? A Life In Books is brilliant, beautiful, delicious for eyes and mind.? Andrei Codrescu, public radio commentator

?A vivid kaleidoscopic odyssey.?
?Jessica Helfand, founding editor DESIGN OBSERVER

?A meticulously illustrated chronicle? Pitch perfect.? Steven Heller, THE ATLANTIC

"A tour de force of graphic design, illustration and writing. Guaranteed to bring a smile."
Ken Carbone THE HUFFINGTON POST

?A masterpiece of visual storytelling." David Gutowski Largehearted Boy

"A genre-defying night that fuses art and literature, prose and design into a multi-media presentation unlike any other." Skylight Books

http://www.bookstores.nyu.edu/events/


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Bruce Pascoe in conversation with Jeff Sparrow - 22 Apr 2014 at 6:30pm
Tuesday, 22nd April 2014
22 Apr 2014 Readings Carlton ? 309 Lygon St, Carlton, Victoria, 3053 With his latest book, Dark Emu, Bruce Pascoe re-ignites the long-running debate about the true nature of Aboriginal civilisation at the time of European colonisation. Here, Pa...


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Scott Bridges on journalism in the Egyptian Revolution - 5 May 2014 at 6:30pm
Monday, 5th May 2014
5 May 2014 Readings Carlton ? 309 Lygon St, Carlton, Victoria, 3053 18 days: Al Jazeera English and the Egyptian Revolution is Scott Bridges‚&128;&153;s story of how a plucky newsroom in the middle of an anonymous Middle Eastern dese city chan...


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Lucy Di Paolo on photographing Lightning Ridge - 8 May 2014 at 6:30pm
Thursday, 8th May 2014
8 May 2014 Readings St Kilda ? 112 Acland St, St Kilda, Victoria, 3182 In Fragile Black Heart, photographer Lucy Di Paolo documents and celebrates the freedoms, cultures and characters of Lightning Ridge, one of the few places in the world wher...


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Robert Murray on Australian History - 1 May 2014 at 6:00pm
Thursday, 1st May 2014
1 May 2014 Readings St Kilda ? 112 Acland St, St Kilda, Victoria, 3182 Age columnist Malcolm Maiden will launch The Making of Australia: A Concise History, in which historian Robe Murray draws on a lifetime‚&128;&153;s fascination with our nat...


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2 months ago
Emma Ayres on cycling, music and writing a memoir - 16 Apr 2014 at 6:30pm
Wednesday, 16th April 2014
16 Apr 2014 Readings Hawthorn ? 701 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, Victoria, 3122 Notable for her work as a presenter on ABC Classic FM, musician Emma Ayres will be visiting our Hawthorn shop to talk on her memoir, Cadence, an intercontinental cyclin...


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2 months ago
Des Fleming performs a reading from Meatloaf in Manhattan - 3 Apr 2014 at 6:00pm
Thursday, 3rd April 2014
3 Apr 2014 Readings Carlton ? 309 Lygon St, Carlton, Victoria, 3053 To celebrate the release of Robe Power‚&128;&153;s powerful short-story collection, Meatloaf in Manhattan, actor Des Fleming will present a reading of one story. The collectio...


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Isabella Gentilin on forgiveness and letting go - 14 Apr 2014 at 6:30pm
Monday, 14th April 2014
14 Apr 2014 Readings Carlton ? 309 Lygon St, Carlton, Victoria, 3053 Isabella Gentilin, medium, healer, counsellor and author, will launch her new book, The Process of Forgiveness and Letting Go, and talk on self-love and healing. Free, no book...


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Dan Sultan performs on Record Store Day - 19 Apr 2014 at 2:00pm
Saturday, 19th April 2014
19 Apr 2014 Readings St Kilda ? 112 Acland St, St Kilda, Victoria, 3182 We‚&128;&153;re delighted to announce that Dan Sultan will be celebrating Record Store Day with us this year! Come along to our St Kilda shop and enjoy a live performance ...


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A walking tour with photographer Henry Carroll - 1 May 2014 at 6:00pm
Thursday, 1st May 2014
1 May 2014 Readings Carlton ? 309 Lygon St, Carlton, Victoria, 3053 We‚&128;&153;re delighted to announce that Henry Carroll, author of the practical and playful Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs, will be leading a learning walki...


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Emily Bitto in conversation with Tony Birch - 20 May 2014 at 6:30pm
Tuesday, 20th May 2014
20 May 2014 Readings Hawthorn ? 701 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, Victoria, 3122 Another astonishing Australian debut this month is The Strays, a story of ambition and compromised loyalties set in a fictionalised version of the 1930s Australian a wo...


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Wild Bums with Claudia Rowe - 3 Apr 2014 at 11:00am
Thursday, 3rd April 2014
3 Apr 2014 Readings Carlton ? 309 Lygon St, Carlton, Victoria, 3053 This is no straightforward storytelling event! Claudia Rowe will involve all manner of sounds and props in her telling of Where the Wild Bums Are, a cheeky (pun intended) twis...


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Jill Jolliffe on Run for Your Life - 22 May 2014 at 6:30pm
22nd May 2014

22 May 2014 at 6:30pm

Readings Carlton ? 309 Lygon St, Carlton, Victoria, 3053

Jill Jolliffe has led an extraordinary life. Forced into adoption and taken in by a violent household, she later earned herself a hefty ASIO file in the process before starting a career as a foreign correspondent. Robert Connelly will launch her autobiography Run for Your Life.

Free, no booking required.



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Paula Michaels on the history of Lamaze - 27 May 2014 at 6:30pm
27th May 2014

27 May 2014 at 6:30pm

Readings Carlton ? 309 Lygon St, Carlton, Victoria, 3053

In Lamaze: An International History, Paula Michaels tells the revealing story of the creation and evolution of the popular childbirth method known as Lamaze across cultures.

Free, no booking required.



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Emily Bitto in conversation with Tony Birch - 20 May 2014 at 6:30pm
20th May 2014

20 May 2014 at 6:30pm

Readings Hawthorn ? 701 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, Victoria, 3122

Another astonishing Australian debut this month is The Strays, a story of ambition and compromised loyalties set in a fictionalised version of the 1930s Australian art world. Author Emily Bitto will talk on the book with Tony Birch.

Free, but please book here.



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Lucy Di Paolo on photographing Lightning Ridge - 8 May 2014 at 6:30pm
8th May 2014

8 May 2014 at 6:30pm

Readings St Kilda ? 112 Acland St, St Kilda, Victoria, 3182

In Fragile Black Heart, photographer Lucy Di Paolo documents and celebrates the freedoms, cultures and characters of Lightning Ridge, one of the few places in the world where the precious black opal can be found. $2 from the sale of every book will be donated to Yawarra Meamei women‚€™s group.

Free, no booking required.



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Robert Murray on Australian History - 1 May 2014 at 6:00pm
1st May 2014

1 May 2014 at 6:00pm

Readings St Kilda ? 112 Acland St, St Kilda, Victoria, 3182

Age columnist Malcolm Maiden will launch The Making of Australia: A Concise History, in which historian Robert Murray draws on a lifetime‚€™s fascination with our nation‚€™s past.

Free, no booking required.



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Maxine Beneba Clarke on Foreign Soil - 8 May 2014 at 6:30pm
8th May 2014

8 May 2014 at 6:30pm

Readings Carlton ? 309 Lygon St, Carlton, Victoria, 3053

In her award-winning collection of award-winning stories, Foreign Soil, Melbourne writer Maxine Beneba Clarke has given a voice to the disenfranchised, the lost, the downtrodden and the wretched. Our own Martin Shaw says this release marks the arrival of a major new voice in the Australian literary landscape.

Free, no booking required.



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I Dream of Gina (29 Apr 2014)
29th April 2014
107 Projects,107 Redfern Street, Redfern NSW 2016
I dream of ginaI DREAM OF GINA
I Dream of Gina is a new feature documentary that explores the impact Gina Rinehart has on contemporary Australian life, politics and culture.

Join us on our journey to meet Australia's richest and most controversial billionaire.

We have questions for Gina Rinehart on behalf of all Australian‚€™s ‚€¶ but we can‚€™t make this film without the help of everyday people.

The quest begins with our crowdfunding campaign.

You are invited to our crowdfunding campaign launch party at 107 Projects in Redfern.

Help us make the film a reality!

'This film is not only my quest to pin down Gina Rinehart, but a shared journey into the heart of Australia: Where are we going? What are our values? What dreams do we hold for our future?' †Liz McCarthy (Director)

TUESDAY 29TH APRIL†




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Know Your Sample
4th October 2014

In today's cut throat environment of being a DJ and producer, sampling sounds from an existing piece of music and giving it your own take is†becoming more and more popular with in the scene.

When it comes to†producing†tracks†to keep your name out†there, sometimes quantity outweighs quality, and with more and more tracks sounding the same, the question of originality has become a hot debate within the scene. This is especially the case when it comes to sampling and, while some artists can make the original track sound completely†different, there are others who have no shame in not changing it at all, and even less shame in crediting it's rightful owner

Although sampling has been part of the music industry for decades, in the age of new technology, what was once seen as a work of art by DJs, is now as easy as clicking a few buttons. To produce the perfect sampled track, all it takes† is to find an existing piece of music, have the ability to turn that loop around, speed up the riff, add a little bit of your own style and before you know it, you‚€™ve got yourself a new track ready for release under your name.†

That is, course, once you‚€™ve asked permission to use the sample from it's rightful owner and it's all done legally. This is when the act of sampling can be a profitable business for all parties involved and, depending on the deal put in place, and if the track does well, it can be seen as quite the pay day for everyone involved. However, this means making sure that there is no stone left unturned in knowing the tracks true origins. This ultimately avoids any surprise lawsuits from a disgruntled singer/producer who just happened to hear a tune on the radio that sounds very much like a song they released decades ago. And if that happens then the original artist has a golden opportunity to see a piece of music that they'd long forgotten about get a new lease of life, not to mention their bank account see the rewards of royalties checks.

One of the most famous cases for this is when P.Diddy decided to sample Every Breath You Take by The Police for his career defining release, I'll Be Missing You--his tribute to† Biggie Smalls--and never asked Sting for permission. Due to copyright law, rather than the up to 25% publishing royalties he SHOULD have received, Sting now gets 100%. The track went on to sell seven million copies and won a Grammy for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group and it's estimated that Sting will make $2,000 a day for the rest of his life from that single. Yes, you read that correctly, $2,000....A DAY! And that's not including what he makes from his original version. And Diddy, albeit we assure you is not down to his last $1m, makes nothing from it. It should be noted that Sting's fellow The Police member, Andy Summers, got nothing due to the fact that, although he created the actual sample guitar riff used, he was not credited as co-writer. Summers has gone on record in saying that it was, "the major music rip off of all time."

In the line of being fair, we have to stress that it‚€™s not a regular occurrence where one artist will rip off another artist and not give them any credit. Aside from being a huge no-no in the scene, in the age of social media, you risk public damnation if you‚€™re caught. Worst still, you could be on the receiving end of a shaming campaign on Twitter from the artist who's tune you "unsuspectingly" just ripped a sample from. You only have to ask Wildstylez, the Dutch hardstyle act, who recently posted a new track he was working on to his Twitter account. Unfortunately for him, it sounded like a sped up version of deadmau5‚€™ Some Chords, and by sounds, we mean it could have been the same track. The result was the outspoken mouse-eared superstar making sure he wasted no time in calling Wildstylez out in front of 2.5 million of his loyal Twitter followers. Trust us, it was not pretty.

So there you have it. Sampling, regardless of people claiming it shows a lack of originality, can help put an artist on the map and do wonders of their career. And who knows, you may just strike gold and, in the case of one very lucky young DJ, it may turn into the biggest track of 2013 and forge a career out your only one and only hit you ever made that came from an idea that you didn‚€™t even come up with yourself. We‚€™re looking at you Martin Garrix.

And on that note, please enjoy our top ten list of the most obvious--and not so obvious--tracks where a sample has been used. Or, in the case of Daft Punk, almost their whole Discovery album. (But that album rocked so they get a pass.)

ClubPlanet's Know Your Sample Top Ten:-

Number 10:

Bingo Players - Cry (Just A Little)




Sampled Piano In The Dark - Brenda Russell



Number 9:

Fatboy Slim - Praise You




Sampled Disney's Micky Mouse Disco - It's a Small World



Number 8:

deadmau5 - Moar Ghosts In Stuff




Sampled - Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 35 by Frederic Chopin



Number 7:

Starburst (AKA Thomas Baltanger from Daft Punk) - Music Sounds better With You




Sampled - Chaka Kahn - Fate


Number 6:

Deep Dish - Flashdance


Sampled Shandi Sinnamon - He's A Dream