Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Anthony Venn-Brown helps reconcile Religion and Sexuality

Anthony Venn-Brown spent the first 40 years of his life as a married father of two and an evangelist preacher for the Assemblies of God Church. Then he realised he could no longer hide from his true self. He confessed and came out, and the results of that confession took him on a journey that made him who he is today. Anthony has been recognised by gay website for his contribution to the GLBTI community in their 2009 25 Most Influential Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Individuals.

Anthony has written a book titled "A Life of Unlearning" and is the Co-founder and Convener of Freedom 2 b[e]. The group aims to provide a place to assist LGBT people from Christian backgrounds on their journey to reconcile their faith and sexuality.

Click here to listen to the interview.

For more information please visit and

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Still Going Crazy For Thea Gill

The last time this lady was inducted into The Hump Day Crew,she was residing in a RIVERWORLD, solving MURDER AMONGST FRIENDS in THE STRANGE WORLD OF DJ COSMIC. 

She may be HARMONY'S HALLOWEEN HAUNT but she cast a spell on us to make us QUEER AS FOLK and spread THE PUTT PUTT SYNDROME which is probably why Thee Hump Day Crew is still going CRAZY for Thea Gill.

We last spoke to Thea in The Hump Day Crew's Queer As Folk Gay May Special, and since then, it seems Ms Gill has been quite the busy lady!

She's featured The Putt Putt Syndrome and has just wrapped up a film called The Boy She Met Online. Recently, Gill starred alongside Jennifer Love Hewitt in the hit series,"Ghost Whisperer."

We can also look forward to seeing Thea Gill return to our television screens this Summer - Channel 9's Digital Channel - "Go" is airing the series
Dante's Cove, which stars not only Gill, but another of the HDC's guests - Jill Bennett.

And if we thought the small screen wasn't enough to see her in, we Aussies also have to look
 forward to is a film that is coming to our shores next year. It features not only 80% of some on Australia's best actors including Ian Bishop, Alan Fletcher and Rhonda Birchmore but has Thea singing a version of "Crazy," on the Soundtrack. 

Remembering Nigel

Ginni from The Hump Day Crew catches up with Thea to hear the latest - download their chat here

Saturday, December 19, 2009

HDC Global Community: Club Skirts - The Dinah

It's the biggest all girls party in the world - and it's turning 20 next year! With an astounding A-List of guests who attend the annual event; some of which include Lady Gaga, The Pussycat Dolls and Katy Perry, Club Skirts - The Dinah epitomizes the diversity that our community is all about.

Run by Club Skirts CEO, Mariah Hanson - the weekend generally attracts over 10,000 women from all across the world. However, given the reputation us Aussies have on knowing how to party, I think it's time we proved and upheld the title that is rightfully ours and jet over to Palm Springs next year.

Setting a high predicent with Lady Gaga and Pussycat Dolls, we can only wonder what Hanson has up her sleeves for next year's big bash. A few hints are dropped with her chat with Ginni from The Hump Day Crew about what's in store next year. 

Stay tuned for more updates on The Hump Day Crew.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Peter Helliar - Back On The Australian Comedy Stage

Peter Hellair has been Rove's right hand man for the past decade but in 2010 is stepping back into the spotlight. Look out for Pete as he tours around Australia with his stand up shows and stars in his first feature film.

He took some time out from raising his profile, and his family to talk to Adz about 2010, Angelina Jolie, fashion tips plus his first time back on stage after 2 years.

Click here to listen.

To stalk Peter Helliar...from afar....check out his Twitter at

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Craig Monley & Sriani Argaet in Dancing With The.....Hump Day Crew?

They paired up with Fiona O'Loughlin and Rob Mills in this years "Dancing With The Stars," - but there are many reasons why Craig Monley and Sriani Argaet are one of Australia's best and most sought after couples. Specialising in Latin, the couple have been dancing together for 13 years and will be competing in the 63rd Australian Dancesport Championships held right here in Melbourne. With three days of the best dancers in Australia - showcasing from Ballroom, Contemporary, Latin; the couple are just one of the reasons why the Hisense Arena will be heating up on Sunday!

Having experienced Dancing With The Stars and teaching different people, The Hump Day Crew set a Dance Off for Craig and Sriani to team up with Bish and Ginni and teach them a same-sex ballroom dance routine in the style of Cha Cha. Who won? Judge for yourself by watching the video above.

You can catch Craig and Sriani compete and this years Australian Dancesport Championships to be held over three days at Hisense Arena in Richmond.

HDC Global Community - Cleveland, Ohio to host the 2014 Gay Games

With all sights set on Cologne for the 2010 Gay Games, one US city is already gearing up for 2014. Cleveland, Ohio has just won the bid to host the games in five years time. It's been a success for their community and organisers are hoping to amaze the world with the best ever Gay Games but to also use the games to increase the awareness of the rights GLBTI people still live without.

Click here to listen to Mike Readinger discuss how in 2014 Cleveland is going to Rock!

Sensation Dance Party NYE - Meet The Creators

After months of rumours and wild speculation the hottest tickets in town just got hotter with the official announcement of Sensation’s artist lineup for its New Year’s Eve show “The Ocean Of White” at Etihad Stadium on December 31, 2009.

Performing in the main room of Sensation “The Ocean of White” NYE spectacular will be Swedish House Mafia superstar Sebastian Ingrosso, New York City house legend Roger Sanchez, Richard Durand and Australia's own international success stories Dirty South, Kaz James and TV Rock stars Ivan Gough and Grant Smillie will open the show.

The Creators/Directors of Sensation came into the studio and talked about the origins of the parties and why everyone wears white, why they chose Melbourne as well as what we can expect in Melbourne for NYE. Click here to listen to their Melbourne interview.

The below Sensation promo gives you just a sample of what to expect:

Check out their website at

HDC Global Community - Ylan Chrem - Gay Travel in Latin America

Latin America is an area of the world not commonly ventured to by Australian travellers but that is sure to change. The region offers beautiful scenery, architecture, history, cuisine, parties and friendly people.

Click here to listen to the HDC talk with Ylan Chrem, the Latin American representative of the IGLTA.

To find out more about the IGLTA, please visit

HDC Global Community - Rosanna Flamer Caldera - Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka was considered one of the "world's most politically unstable countries" by the World Bank and Asian Development Bank in 2004. Homosexuality is illegal in Sri Lanka. Punishment ranges from a fine to 10 years in prison. In certain situations, cross-dressing is tolerated. Since the 1990s their have been public efforts made to advance the rights of LGBT Sri Lankans, given heart from neighbours India, who have had some break throughs in current times.

Rosanna Flamer-Caldera takes the time to discuss the achievements of the GLBT community in Sri Lanka and what still needs to be done.

Click here to listen to the interview.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

The Hump Day Crew leave become cake decorators?

One of the biggest fund raisers for Melbourne's Pride March is the annual Cake Raffle. Each year the community turns to the kitchen to create baked masterpieces. These are then raffled off to raise money for the coordination funds needed for March during the Pride Festival.
In the spirit of the event, the Hump Day Crew decided to have a shot at decorating a couple of cakes during their show. How much did their 2 cakes fetch at auction? $500!!!! Someone must have been hungry. I think they will have to stay on the radio for now. You be the judge:

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Special Host - Carl Riseley on The Hump Day Crew

Australia's answer to Harry Connick Jnr. is Carl Riseley...crooning and romancing the Australian audience with is jazzy tunes and smooth voice.

When you think of a jazz lifestyle you imagine late nights, dark and smokey rooms where people can chill and seduce...not the bright awakenings of the early morning sun as it crashes through the windows of a radio station perched amongst the skyscrapers of Melbourne, people rushing from the beds to showers to cars and trains, coffee and breakfast in hand. However this week Carl dragged himself out of bed to join the Hump Day Crew as a guest host.

Click here to listen to the first hour where Carl admits what he learnt about girls at blue light discos and tries a little Gloria Gaynor on his trumpet.

Click here for the second hour as Carl goes Britney on us and faces a HDC challenge.

Click here to listen to Carl Riseley's Hump Day Crew Theme Song.

For the latest news, please visit

Carl Riseley with Adz & Bish

Carl loves getting up early for breakfast radio!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Getting over the Summer Hump

With Summer just around the corner, it is very tempting to cut corners when it comes to weight loss to ensure we have that toned beach body to fit into our swimwear. Celebrities all over the world take on certain diets including the lemon detox diet, low carb diets and Chris Gregoriou from Joy Sponsor Metro Body Fitness talks of the dangers of fad diets and how to ensure that progressive weight loss is healthier for the body.

Our bodies require fuel through nutrients certain food types provide in order to keep functioning. Shocking our body and depriving it of certain food types can have the reverse effect.
Download Chris' advice here.

Look Out for Cassie Davis

G: Our next guest...
A: Hold on. Can you DO IT AGAIN?
G: What... we need to RESET?
A: No... just do it DIFFERENTLY
A: Yeah..with NO MORE of that CRIMINAL talk about BOYS DON’T CRY.
G: How do fix this introduction after this MESS OF MINE?
A: There’s NOTHING YOU CAN DO...I’m guessing you DON’T WANNA DANCE so let’s just introduce our next guest as she could quite be NECESSARILY an AMAZING HERO. Thank you for joining us Cassie Davis.

Cassie Davis is a Perth artist. She prides herself not only as a singer, but also as a song writer and a producer. Many love her music, her ambition, her individuality...we simply love her because she brought us Hundreds & Thousands biscuits.

Click here to hear the love.

Here's Cassie's single "Do It Again":

Check out Cassie at

Another Night Of Mischeif

With it's successful opening party in October, MissChievous is preparing the ladies of Melbourne for yet another Friday night of fun!

The cheekiest party to hit Melbourne starts at 9pm with prizes, pool, poker and drink specials throughout the night. Set in the heart of Brunswick at The Royal Derby Hotel, the first 25 girls will walk in free.

The MissChievous team stop by The Hump Day Crew to give us the low down on the second paryt of the year - you can catch all the info about the next MissChievous party by clicking here.

James Johnston - Australian Idol 2009

On Sunday he ran out of ways on HOW TO SAVE A LIFE as he fell from Idol contention like DROPS OF JUPITER.
His song choice got MORE THAN WORDS from the judges but WHO KNEW that Australia would take MERCY on him, keeping him in till the Top 3.
It was probably because he gave them a FEVER and they felt THE POWER OF LOVE as we watched him LEARN TO FLY.
But now all we can do is say THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES and assure him he won’t have to USE SOMEBODY because with his talent YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE
Please HOLD THE LINE and lock up your DAUGHTERS.... before they succumb to a CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE and find out THIS IS HOW A HEART BREAKS.
Hello James Johnston.

Throughout the series the judges constantly discussed James' youth and song selection telling him he needed to choose songs that fitted his age. However if you close your eyes and listen to him sing, the only thing that grabs your attention is the quality of his voice...not his age.

You be the judge:

Click here to listen to the interview.

For the latest Idol news, please visit

Nadia Ali - The Rapturous voice of iiO goes solo

Originally known for her vocals in the iiO's massive club hits Rapture and At The End she’s now hitting the clubs again with her solo single Fine Art. She is Nadia Ali.

Nadia is a graceful professional to talk with. She openly and gladly talked about how iiO came about and revealed the song "Rapture" is about an Australian guy she met out. She later penned the song in 30 minutes.

Nadia Ali's voice is always full of emotion and it carries through all of the songs on her new album.

Check out one of the tracks, "Love Story" from Nadia's album:

Click here to listen to the interview.

Nadia Ali's website is

Nathan Brake - Australian Idol 2009

On Sunday he has been the MUSIC OF THE NIGHT in the MAD WORLD of Australian Idol unveiling one THRILLER after another like a BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY. His performances affected us all in different ways .....some would STOP AND STARE, others turned RED while others reacted JUST LIKE A PILL.
The truth is SINCE U BEEN GONE we’ve been LIVIN ON A PRAYER hoping we’ll get a SECOND CHANCE to see you CLOSER.
So let’s find out whether he’ll say DON’T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME...
As he takes time to talk to the Hump Day Crew since WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS..Good Morning Nathan Brake.

Nathan Brake brought colour and his sense of showmanship to this year's Idol. One moment which stood out during the series is when judge Dicko confronted Nathan telling him that he was quite "camp" back stage and he needed to bring his true self on to the stage. After this Nathan shone brighter and bright each week.

Check out Nathan performing:

Click here to listen to the interview with Nathan Brake.

For the latest Australian Idol news, please visit

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Hump Day Crew are released on Zoe Badwi

Song-writer, singer, model and actor is one of the hottest acts emerging from Melbourne. She got a break when DJ Grant Smilie saw her perform and asked her if she could write. She was given the backing to Release Me and this was their final product:

Zoe Badwi rocked into the JOY studios to hang with the Hump Day Crew. She talked about that performance, the clothes, the crowd and chaos of running from gig to gig on New Year's Eve.

Zoe continues to be in high demand. She performs several gigs every weekend and has a new single out, In The Moment. The Hump Day Crew decided to see how well Zoe would survive in the moment with a little HDC game. Click here to see how she went.

Keep up to date with Zoe's releases, gigs and news at

It's All About Anthony Defina

A: Our next guest is a popular feature on the JOY Playlists and listeners are starting to get a CRAVE for an album...
B: Are we talking to a PORNSTAR?
G: No Bish, but he is hot. He probably DID YOUR GIRLFRIEND
B: O well...At least JESUS LOVES ME
G: So Jesus is telling you YOUR THE ONE.
B: Kinda...he says IF YOU WANT MY LOVE I have to get down and...
G: I think he says that to enough people to fill TIMES SQUARE Bish!
Let’s GO A LITTLE DEEPER and get to know the one and only Anthony Defina!!!

Melburnian Anthony Defina is a JOY favourite and after the success of a few singles he has now released the album Sex vs. Religion. Anthony came into the JOY studios to hang with the Hump Day Crew and they put him to the test to find out...Does Anthony Defina think about more than just sex?

Click here to see how Anthony went.

To stay posted with the latest from Anthony Defina, check out

Tracy Bartram is back.

Joining me in the studio is an individual looking back at me with THE EYES OF A SIXTIES CHILD. She has a reputation for being SIX FOOT SILLY & SEXY...and was once SIX FOOT SILLY & SIX MONTHS PREGNANT.

likes a bit of RAW HIDE,
performs AFTER DARK

and I think she has worked out I am ILLEGALLY BLONDE as she’s DISCOVERING MY ROOTS
Here to MIX it up and talk about ABCs and all that JAZZ is the one and only FOX herself, Tracy Bartram.

After some time off Tracy Bartram is stepping back into the spot light. She has put together some of Melbourne's most talented jazz players and will be performing with them each Wednesday at Priscilla's on Commercial Road. Tracy's vibrant and infectious personality is sure to capture the audiences' hearts.

Tracy popped in to talk about where she's been, where she is at and where she is heading. Click here to listen to the interview.

Keep up to date with Tracy at

Carl Riseley and all that jazz

A: You’re listening to the SMOOTH OPERATORS known as the Hump Day Crew. NEVER GIVE UP as WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN our LIDO SHUFFLE but it’s time to COME AWAY WITH ME for some REMINISCING and PURE IMAGINATION.

G: Whether you are in the ARMS OF A WOMAN, WALTZING MATILDA


G: With all this talk about going HOME with THE GIRL FROM IPANEMA named MAGNOLIA…

A: Her name is MAGNOLIA? THAT’S ALL?

G: Yes! MY FUNNY VALENTINE ‘S name is MAGNOLIA. IT’S NOT UNUSUAL. You are just being a JEALOUS GUY because you CAN’T BUY ME LOVE! ……Anyway in THE STILLEST HOUR we listened to our next guest’s music and I think of WHEN WE FALL IN LOVE because she begs to me “DON’T LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT”……


He's a cool cat who stayed true to his genre throughout the 2007 season of Australian Idol. His determination paid off as he made it to the top 3 and is now in the process of writing his 3rd album.

Click here to listen to Carl Riseley chat with the Hump Day Crew.

Here is Carl in action:

For the latest on Carl Riseley, please visit his site at

HDC Global Community - Tobias Holfelt discusses changes allowing Swedish Gays to marry inside churches.

The Swedish Church has voted yes to gender-neutral marriage-ceremonies. The national church-council voted with the numbers 178 yes and 68 against. Before this historic vote it was possible to get partnerships blessed but a formal wedding as not accepted. About 80% of the Swedish population is a member of the Swedish church (even if the vast majority only attend
services twice in a life-time), and all their churches are now open for proper gay-marriages. Individual priests can still choose not to wed same-sex couples but every congregation has the obligation to provide someone who will.

As a background Swedish parliament voted yes to gender-neutral marriages which became law 1st May, 2009, replacing their old partnership-laws. Since marriage is considered a judicial term, and not a religious, it also comes under the non-discriminatory act. The result is that any congregation that would not allow anyone who wanted to get married, would loose their legal marriage licence.

Click here as the Hump Day Crew cross to Sweden to discuss the changes with Scandinavian IGLTA representative, Tobias Holfelt.

Kim Cooper - Australian Idol 2009

You’re listening to the Hump Day Crew and whether you are WAKING UP IN VEGAS, Paris or Melbourne, it’s time to add to our Idol FAMILY PORTRAIT with an individual who can do more than JUST DANCE.

With a sincere and endearing energy I must admit I nearly left THE MAN I LOVE and flew to Sydney to tell her I WANT YOU TO WANT ME. However soon I would imagine that I would be disappointed…complaining that YOU KEEP ME HANGING ON for the BEST OF I’ll settle for 5 minutes of her magic right now. Good Morning to the gorgeous Kim Cooper.

Kim Cooper stood out as a true professional in this season's Idol. She was articulate when interviewed on the show, gave us touching moments of emotion and was honest about her past and family life. This was very refreshing as every other contestant seemed to have had a family life that was all sunshine and lollipops, a life style unfamiliar to some of us.

Click here to listen to the divine Miss Kim Cooper.

Here is Kim Cooper in action on Australian Idol:

For the latest Australian Idol news, please visit

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

HDC Global Community - Bertho Makso talks Gay Lebanon

Homosexuality remains a crime in Lebanon, but the country is unusual and unique among Arab-majority nations in that it has a small internal gay rights movement. This is leading to a gay life in places like Beirut which are quietly flourishing.

Lebanon may not be somewhere that first springs to mind when you are planning your next holiday but after a chat with Bertho Makso you may think differently. It's sound like a safe and inviting place that is finding new life without loosing it's traditions and culture. Travelling can open up your eyes, and your mind, to new people, new ways of living and you ways of thinking. If this is what travel means to you then maybe you should consider a trip to Lebanon.

Click here to listen to the interview with Bertho Makso.

Check out for your guide to Lebanon, Syria & the Middle East.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Productivity: Time Is Of The Essence

With the Global Financial Crisis taking it's toll on our stress levels, having to focus on keeping your finances in the black can cause a huge impact on our time.As making money is important for survival, our time needs to be balanced to ensure that we spend it productively on other aspects of our lives other than work.

Aaron Dragushan, CEO of company Wondermill is committed to ensuring that his staff remain happy in the workplace. With a thorough knowledge of people management, Dragushan juggles many hats, some of them being father of two, husband and CEO.

Listen here to his tips on how to manage your time productively with completely those dreaded tasks, staying motivated and ensuring that your worries are cast away from your minds.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Libation Bar - A Girl Thing

After a year of providing Sunday Sessions on Brunswick St, - Libation bar is set to celebrate it's first birthday of it's night, "It's A Girl Thing."

The first birthday bash is set to be done in style with performances, prizes, drink specials and a line up of some of Australia's best DJ's. The fun kicks of at 2pm, and with the Cup Weekend being well under way, take the Monday off and dance the night away at Libation Bar.

To hear more about the DJ line up, prize giveaways and activities on the night - click here to listen to Alice join The Hump Day Crew for the rundown.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Scott Newnham - Australian Idol 2009

It’s time for our weekly Idol interview so LET’s GROOVE, RUN IT and COME TOGETHER. Our guest today made many an AMERICAN WOMAN swoon and I am sure he would have been saying ISN’T SHE LOVELY when he got a KISS FROM A ROSE too. SO WHAT you may say? Let’s find out. what he has to say…. Hello Scott Newnham.

Before Idol, no one knew Scott Newnham could sing. He was working as a brick layer and would sing along to Michael Jackson when he was younger, and Guy Sebastian more recently. As Scott's Idol journey began he shocked and impressed the judges, his family and friends and even himself by making it all the way to the Top 12.

Post-Idol he plans to continue singing. Click here to listen to his chat with Adz.

To see the latest Idol news, photos and videos, please visit

Making Your Partner Melt

With life's daily humps, one of the best way to ease the tensions, pressures and stress in your life is to set your mind and body at peace with a massage.

As the pressure to perform financially grows, recent studies have proven that the stress we receive from our professional lives take its toll on our personal relationships - especially romantic ones.

Joy Sponsor - Make Your Partner Melt - have come up with a specific massage called, "The Seduction Massage," which is designed for same sex couples in particular to ensure that the spark is kept alit.

The Massage was actually performed by co-founder Dennis on his friend Emma. They are now married. The couple are apart of Merkhas Health and run Make Your Partner Melt which includes massage packages and romantic getaway ideas for couples.

They drop by The Hump Day Crew and teach Adz and Bish how to massage one another....and even though they techinically aren't a couple - there are of the same sex...and are two couple...which kind of makes them a same sex couple. Click here to listen to their experiences.

Make Your Partner Melt currently have two Seduction massage workshops coming up on November 28. Click here for more details.

Melbourne's getting up to mischief!

The cheekiest party to hit Melbourne is only sleeps away! What better way to kick off your weekend than to cause a bit of mischief with all your friends? To heed the words of Cyndi Lauper, we all know that girls just wanna have fun, but catering for the diversity that is our lesbian community is what MissChievous offers. Delivering a range of different kinds of entertainment featuring pool, poker, drink specials and games; MissChievous is your key to Friday Night Fun!

With an awesome all girl DJ line up; spinning uplifting, electro and dirty house - the opening night is just the first of many nights of mischief ahead!

To hear about the cash door prize and specials available on the night, click here to listen to MissChievous on The Hump Day Crew.

With DJ's KDJ and Ish (pictured above) on the decks from 9pm - 3am, make sure you head to the opening night of Misschievous - Friday October 23 at The Royal Derby Hotel.

Visit for more details

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

HDC Global Community - Perth Fairday

Perth is one of the most isolated metropolitan areas on earth. The nearest city to Perth with a population over one million is Adelaide in South Australia, which is 2,104 kilometres (1,307 mi) away. Perth is geographically closer to Dili (East Timor), Singapore and Jakarta (Indonesia), than it is to Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane.

So surely their gay way of life may be a little unique?

Fairday is an event that marks the start of Perth Pride Month with our entire community coming together to celebrate in a relaxed and festive setting that enables businesses, community groups and government agencies to interact through stalls, events and ongoing entertainment.

Live bands, cabaret singers, and dancers keep the crowds entertained throughout the day. Families can picnic on the lawn beneath the shade of the Russell Square trees. There's usually activities for the kids, such as bouncey castles or petting zoos. And of course, the perennial crowd favourite - the Dog Show.

Sounds pretty normal.

James Findlay and Molly Whelan from Victoria's Midsumma travelled to Perth to promote our Victoria's own pride month.

Click here to listen as James, Molly and some locals chat with Adz.

To find out more about Perth's Pride Festival, please visit

To find out more about Melbourne's Midsumma, please visit

Pinkalicious Goes Broadway

It's the all girls event that just keeps getting bigger and bigger - and this Saturday, after it's highly successful party in August, the Melbourne lesbian scene gears up for style and chic as they prepare to paint the town Pink.

Pinkalicious, Australia's first Female Only Event is set to launch party number 6 with yet another WOW factor - this time going broadway! With it's hot new venue in the heart of the city, the Rydges Hotel Melbourne, event planner Julie Mackenzie says, this party is still the best one to come yet! Being the final party for the year before the 2010 Midsumma madness, Pinkalicious promises fun, good times and a special dance act to keep your hearts full enough until next year.

Due to the success and growth of the party, Pinkalicious want to generously give back to the community with profits from each party will be going towards three charities. Click here to listen to Julie Mackenzie giving away more information on what is in store for Pinkalicious' Broadway party - fine out about prizes on the night, the spectacular venue and just how you can enjoy a fabulous night and be helping out a charity at the same time!
Pinkalicious - this Saturday night, October 17, 9pm - 3am.
Rydges Hotel - 186 Exhibition St

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Cory Lee - Turning the Naughty On

It is quite unique to come across a singer, actress or dancer that is truly talented in their specific field. Introducing Canadian singer, songwriter, dancer and actress - Cory Lee, and because she wears four hats, that would technically make her more than a triple threat.

The half German, half Chinese singer kicked started her career with her flagship track, "The Naughty Song," which captured the hearts of the lesbian community in particular as it was featured in season 3 of The L Word spun by the luscious Carmen De La Pica Morales. Following the launch of that single came her debut album, "What A Difference A Day Makes," which lead her to win the Indie Music Award for Pop Artist Of The Year and 2 Canadian Radio Music Awards.

The Naughty Song

Lee has also featured in several films and television series including Saw V and Being Erica. Alongside her work in film and tv, Cory's second album "Sinful Innocence," saw her team up with 3 time Juno award winner Perry Alexander (Shawn Desman) and KUYA (Nelly, Mase) which explores the good girl/bad girl double standard.

Now, on the brink of releasing a new album early next year, we are able to witness the darker, deeper and "dancier," side of Cory Lee.

Cory drops by The Hump Day Crew and lets us know just how cool Vanilla Ice still is after supporting him, her love for making old ladies irrate and we learn that she is quite the master prank caller.

Download their antics here.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Soul: The actuating cause of an individual life

As Hump Day Health and Healing focuses on looking after the most important person in your life: you, it is all well to exercise, eat well and to ensure you have a clear mind and energetic body to get you through life's humps and challenges.

As important as it is to look after your body and mind and ensure it receives the right amount of attention, sometimes we forget to nuture and coax the most important and integral part of our existence: our soul.

Tarot Reader - Jo Lanning talks of how important it is to look after the soul in ensuring we are surrounded by positive energies and making sure we actually connect with the most important part of our soul - our spirit, as it encompasses who we are.

Our Adz got his cards read live to air and below are the cards the universe chose for him - click here to listen to what is in store for his future.

Jo can be heard on Joy 94.9 on AEDST Saturdays 2pm for the new show, "Soul Shift."

The Importance Of Eating Breakfast

There was a reason why our parents constantly nagged us during our childhood about eating breakfast before they sent us off to school, drumming into our ears that "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day."

An average adult sleeps between 5 - 8 hours a night, consuming their last meal at least 2 - 3 hours the night prior. Therefore, each morning when we awake, it would mean our body is deprived of food for up to 10 hours. A hearty breakfast, ensure that our body starts with the fuel it needs to carry us through our day, and also to kick start our metabolism, which is at it's slowest in the morning. The quicker the metabolism, the quicker the food is processed in our body.

Skipping breakfast also poses dangers. Not only would we be starving our body, but without breakfast, our metabolism only slows down further and will store food consumed throughout the day, instead of burning it.

Chris Gregoriou - Personal Trainer from Joy Sponsor, Metro Body Fitness stops by The Hump Day Crew to ensure that we all had had breakfast. To find out about more tips on how to maintain a healthy diet to ensure the best for your body - download his tips here.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Billie Myers - kickin back with a cup of Tea & Sympathy

Coming across this amazing artist at the age of 12 has seared a vivid memory in my mind of the addicitvely amazing vocal style of the British born Billie Myers. The openly bi-sexual singer, now based in LA, is dawning up a new era - the release of her fourth album, "Tea and Sympathy." After the success of her 90's single, "Kiss The Rain," Myers has gone through a decade of change which has shone through with strength in her work.

After being dropped by her record label, Myers' fightback has come fighting back with a kickin' new album which has seen a evolution of vocal styles and showcases similiar subject matter to her previous work, with a modern spin.

Billie chats with Ginni from The Hump Day Crew revealed more interesting facts about the singer:
- she has spread a rumour involving Mel B in an uncomfortable position with tampons
- her proposal to "brunette-ifying," the world
- a proposed introduction to The Hump Day Crew if ever we were to interview Britney Speares
- chicken hypnotherapy

Click here
to hear more about them.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Australia Adopts Arj Barker

Comedian Arj Barker has appeared on several television comedy shows over the last decade. Most of his appearances are late-night shows such as Late Night with Conan O'Brien and The Glass House. He has had his own Comedy Central Presents episode on two occasions in 2000 & 2006. He appeared on the Australian show, Thank God You're Here in 2006 and again in 2007 (the latter of which, he won).

Arj co-wrote The Marijuana-Logues, an off-Broadway show - the title is a parody of production The Vagina Monologues and also appeared in the HBO sitcom Flight of the Conchords, as Dave, Bret and Jemaine's friend, whom they meet after moving to New York.

This busy comedian took time out to tell the Hump Day Crew about his upcoming Fringe Festival show in Melbourne.

Click here to listen to the interview.

Here is Arj at the 2009 Melbourne Comedy Festival:

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The Hump Day Crew give iSnack 2.0 a chance

iSnack 2.0 the new cheesy-vegemite spread has been given the thumbs down by Australia but Adz thinks Kraft just needs to think outside the square.

Click here to listen to his ideas.