In this talk, Linh Do asks some important questions: What is normal? And how abnormal do we have to be to effect social change?
19-year-old Linh Do is the founder of Change and Switch in Australia. Four years ago, Linh initiated the Change a Million Light Bulbs project in Melbourne to get people to switch from incandescent to LED or compact fluorescent light bulbs. The project later went Australia-wide under the name Change and Switch and, as of November 2009, incandescent light bulbs are no longer for sale in Australia.
Just three years ago, Linh was trained by Al Gore to be a Climate Project presenter and deliver the slideshow behind An Inconvenient Truth, and earlier this year, Linh was one of 250 international passengers to spend two months on the Ship of World Youth, an initiative by the Government of Japan to facilitate intercultural exchange.
Linh is currently studying for her Bachelor of Arts in International Politics and Environmental Studies, as well as the University of Melbourne’s Universitas 21 Diploma in Global Issues.
I met a lovely young artist named Jayme Numan Everest at the Crocodiles gig at Goodbye Blue Monday (GBM) last Thursday! This is NOT Christchurch art. This is what is it is. This is… I just like it 🙂 Totz reminds me of paperrad.org!
October 2009 will officially be Starlifter.TV’s 1st Birthday (although I did back date some posts to June 08 from the old Mixtape Connection website). It has been a real joy and a total experiment. Over that time there has been some interesting changes. At some points it has been a personal blog, at other points pure promo for friends, it’s been a place to reflect on the music my friends and I like, but at the end of the day I wanted this website to be tool to build a community of passionate, open minded, musical party peeps.
What do you as a reader and part of this small community (we get around 100 different visitors a day) think about Starlifter.TV?!! Over the year I have tried many different things. If you’re a regular reader what do you keep coming back for? What do you enjoy reading about? What could there be less of?
Over the past year I haved tried to post as many free MP3s as possible but moving into the next year of Starlifter.TVs life I may try and limit this to Creative Commons (CC) licensed music and images as the CC philisophy and framework is an excellent alternative to the current Copyright licenses which are being used by big business to hold the [digital] world to ransom.
But yeah! What do you wanna see on Starlifter.TV? So far I’ve posted set lists for radio shows and DJ sets, podcast episodes, peeps Top 10s, videos of shit I find interesting, reviews of songs and albums, MP3s, party pics and interesting images, tunes from my band Electro Pussy Posse, DJ mixsets, live sets, lots of Christchurch music guff (that’s where I’m based), pictures of Zia from the Dandy Warhols (HOT!), interviews, blah, blah, you get the picture.
Have you been thinking about contributing? Do you think you’ve got your head around what Starlifter.TV is all about? Do you have things to say? How do you see the world? Are you a Photographer? Writer? Musician? Artist? Creative type? Well if you would like to be a greater part of Starlifter.TV and help us then buzz an email to me yo: drh (at) starlifter.tv or you could even send me a letter: 42 Hanrahan Street, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand. Otherwise free feel to leave a comment at the end of this post or above in the Google Friend Connect bar.
And I’d really like to thank all of the contributors to Starlifter.TV so far: Nurse NOS, Tom Darlow, Cara Totoro, Darlene Brown, Evan James, Erin Hutching, Sixtyten, Tom Cosm, Muz & Ezra from DeliciousMusic.co.nz and anyone else who I may have forgotten, you peeps POP!
Anyways, thanks for hanging with us here at Starlifter.TV and hopefully we’ll be seeing more of yo.