A Charity Gig Comes Together Using Social Networking Tools! Part 1:)

A copy of my most recent blogspot post

Thursday, 27 September 2007

A Charity Gig Comes Together Using Social Networking Tools! Part 1:)

A Charity Gig Comes Together Using Social Networking Tools! Part 1:)
The beginning of a journey. The evolution of a TRUE community.
Part One
Earlier in 2007, I had a discussion about a project with a colleague I admire greatly. It was the result of great concern over, actions that could possibly be detrimental to learners and education in general.
Topics discussed in the AFLF community forum, our individual expertise, contacts, connections from each party, saw the birth of a an interesting way, to demonstrate the benefits and power of social networking tools.

Life along with an unsuccessful application for funds, saw the project left on the shelf, gathering dust.

Recent events and activities have blown the dust away.

New life. An idea now a reality.

On the 19th of October 2007 an event will take place in Melbourne, Australia. It involves:
  • Young Aussie Indie Music Talent
  • Fundraising
  • Social Networking Tools
  • Learning

Increased awareness and promotion of:
  • Young Aussie Indie Music Talent
  • Individual Bands/Performers
  • DJ Nana Mex - and future radio station
  • DownUnda Thunda
  • Musicland
  • Asylum TV
  • Jazazi Pty Ltd
  • Social Networking Tools
  • Max Merritt and need for aid
  • A changing world, how to engage and evolve using the www
  • Leading Change
  • Innovation

This event has been pulled together in less than three weeks. Those involved have not met face to face. Social Networking Tools, email, skype, phone alone used.

The event is being filmed by Asylum TV and will be shown on air.

Other tools are now being engaged to connect all parties and broadcast live, beam people in and more.

Part two of this amazing journey will appear shortly.

I leave part one with a copy below of a bulletin issued on myspace to promote the event. An interesting read, clearly demonstrating the power of social networking tools.

"Nana" Mex Promoting Aussie Indies
26 Sep 2007 3:31 PM
Huge Thank You!! Benefit Gig Pre-post
What a Country and what an awesome mob of Independent Musos we have in this country!I put out a call for bands to do a free gig, get there, play, get home all for no pay, but to show their support for a legend. The response was even more huge than I could possibly have imagined. I want to say a special thanks to those bands and solo artists who would have had they been able to, and to those who rang just to see what they could do to help. The gig is set, the bands are working together, networking just as MySpace was designed for them to do to pull off this gig, and to see to it we have raffle items, that all musos have needed gear, and now they will begin to promote and sell tickets and make this the most awesome Indie Gig ever. Here are the preliminaries, with major posts, banners and posters to come over the 3 weeks between now and then.==================================================Downunda Thunda Indies for Life ... The Beginnings A Tribute to Max Merritt Friday 19 October 2007Downunda Thunda Radio Promotions in conjunction with* Jazazi Pty Ltd - Social Networking Tools and Related Technologies Consultancy - Education and Industry Globally * Musicland* Asylum TV Presents a benefit Concert Featuring (in alphabetical order)Ancient Free Gardeners GrumpyNeighbours Pete Gare Powerage Sleeplever Shonny Temple of Tunes h

Hours of awesome tunes by 8 of the finest Independent Bands in Australia.8PM - 1AM Musicland1359 Sydney Road FAWKNER, Victoria These socially conscious bands and their support teams are donating their time, talent and music and are working and networking together to provide an awesome night of music for your listening and partying pleasure, the proceeds to go to Max Merritt. There will also be some awesome items raffled off, including Band Shirts and Autographed CD packages, and too many more items to list here, so you will need to attend to find out what else is on the block. Watch This Space for More Info, and watch for posts from these bands about this gig.OH, and bring your "Nana Hugs" with you to the gig, you will want to share!HUGS!!!!"Nana" Mex

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