Starlifter.TV – nearly/roughly 1 year old…

Dr H had something to say at a house party one night...

Hey yo!

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) 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 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.

Mad love, peace and respect,
Dr Hitchcock

The Starlifter.TV Manifesto [Revealed by Dr Hitchcock]


The Starlifter.TV Manifesto
The purpose of Starlifter.TV is to bring creativity into the collective conscious by encouraging artistic and creative expression as well as promoting dialogue between individuals within and beyond the community.
We believe in the freedom of ideas and expression, although we do encourage people to say more positive things than negative.
There will be little emphasis on “making money” and “increasing profits”.
The concept of copyright and intellectual property is replaced by communication and respect between individuals, artists, and organisations. Copyright and intellectual property implies ownership of ideas. NO ideas are owned.
All beings, whether they describe themselves as artists or not, are creators, but are better described as revelators. They convey ideas from the unknown into the known.
Recognition of a being, artist or organisation as author, creator, or revelator is an acknowledgement of the evolutionary path of the idea as opposed to an indication of ownership.
And so I ask you, how cool is a piece of string? 
Only Sophia knows…
Revealed by Dr Hitchcock
Monday, 24th November 2008 CE