Wednesday, April 28, 2010

We hate to FLAUNT IT but we chatted with TV Rock's Grant Smilie

A: Alright Hump Day Crew I think we should CRANK the volume up for this next interview to the point where the SPEAKERS GONNA BLOW.
B: What happens if you blow THE POWER again?
A: Honestly guys I don’t want to FLAUNT IT but compared to THE OTHERS we have had on the show, these WILD BOYS are beyond REACH....they are UNSTOPPABLE.
B: It’s BEEN A LONG TIME but I think Adz has been eating THE FRUIT from the BIMBO NATION again
A: TELL ME WHY then on this NEW DAY although it AIN’T EASY...HIP HOUSE IS BACK and LIFTIN ME UP?
B: RELEASE ME from this nonsense. Who have you got on the show?
A: Joining us right now from TV Rock...Good Morning Grant Smilie.

TV Rock slammed onto the Australia airwaves 4 years ago with their smash hit "Flaunt It" featuring Seany B. which reached #1 for 5 weeks and spent 39 weeks in the Australian ARIA Top 50 (31 of those weeks inside the Top 40). TV Rock won the highest selling single and best dance release for "Flaunt It" in the ARIA Music Awards of 2006. TV Rock collaborated with Melbourne dance team Dukes of Windsor for their 3rd single release "The Others" which reached No.10 in Australia in June 2007 and spent 20 weeks inside the Australian Top 50.

TV Rock is made up of the in demand Grant Smilie and Ivan Gough.

As they prepare the head to Europe for the summer, TV Rock will be appearing on the main stage at Creamfields on 8th May at Melbourne Racecourse.

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Your Fantasies Come True with Michael Lucas

King of the Porn Industry Michael Lucas grew up as a gay Jewish Boy in Soviet Russia. From challenging beginnings he has now stamped his name on the Adult Film Industry. However he is more than a porn star. He is passionate about safe sex and gay marriage, arguing that the majority have no right to decide what a minority can do.

You can join Michael Lucas as he tours Israel in May. Find out about the tour and much more at

Click here to listen to his full interview with Adz.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


The HDC Crew love to watch dance, try to dance; if they could smell and eat dance...they would give it a good go! So there is much excitment on the morning of Channel 10's Finale of So You Think You Can Dance Season 3.

The Top 4 have had to shine in Salsa, Broadway, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Rumba, Bollywood and Waltz and tonight will be a celebration of these styles as they dance one last time, as well as being re-joined by the Top 20.

The HDC were joined by Melbourne's own dancer Ivy and judge Jason Coleman.

Click here to listen to the interview with Jason Coleman.

Click here to listen to the interview with Ivy.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Sarah Shahi - Still Spinning the stunning Spindle.....

Though she left The L Word at the end of Season 3, the memory of the character of Carmen De La Pica Morales is still seared deeply into our memories. Sarah Shahi is the fifth actress to be interviewed from Shotime's hit series, The L Word, following Jennifer Beals, Marlee Matlin, Elizabeth Keener and Janina Gavankar.

Two seasons on The L Word as Shane's sassy and sexy DJ fiance saw Sarah Shahi cement herself her own lesbian cult following.

And perhaps one of the main reasons why it is hard to shake the thought of Shahi is because of the clip below; taken from season 3 of The L Word.

Still Remember This?

Since leaving The L Word, Shahi continued working on television series, including her role as Dani from Channel 10's Life, where she was the female lead. However, 2009 saw her take on two of the biggest roles in her life - off screen. Marrying long time boyfriend, actor Steve Howey, Shahi gave birth to her beautiful son, William Wolf (pictured below) early last year.

She chats to Ginni from The Hump Day Crew about her role as Carmen on The L Word, life after the show, how motherhood has changed her and also find out what she can't do as she takes on The Hump Day Crew's 101 questions! Download Podcast Here.

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Melbourne, The Musical creator Mitch Moffit

It all began with an audition video for the Best Job in the World on a Queensland island but lead to a Melbourne YouTube favourite called Melbourne The Musical. The clip is a Glee styled musical clip features some of Melbourne's best hot spots and iconic landmarks as well as a bit of local Melbourne talent.

The star however is Canadian student Mitch Moffit who is leads the singing 'n dancing troupe around Melbourne. Look out Zac've got some competition!

Click here to listen to Mitch take some time out to chat with the Hump Day Crew.

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Wellington to host the 2011 Asia Pacific Outgames

Wellington is gearing up to host the 2011 Asia Pacific Outgames. With 16 sports announced to date, some of the parties, and a number of arts and cultural activities it's going to be an exciting event.

International interest in the event is building. “Over 25 swimmers from the Sydney club, Wett Ones, have already indicated their interest,” says Outgames Co-chair Virginia Hopkins-Burns. “With partners, friends and supporters, that’s likely to mean 40 or 50 people will come to the Outgames just from that one club alone.”

Further afield, a group from the Philippines is planning to come and has already established its own Facebook page. (See the Wellington Outgames Facebook page for details.) Outgames organisers are also in touch with groups in other Asian countries including Sri Lanka and Nepal.

Registrations will open on 12th June, 2010 via the official website

Click here to listen to the HDC chat with Wellington Outgames.

Gay Games and Outgames agree to a single world event

Instead of having two competing global sporting events - the Gay Games and the Outgames - from 2018 there will just be one world event every four years.

The organisers of the 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames being held in Wellington next year are delighted by the move. “It makes sense to have just one world event,” says David Hindley, co-chair of the upcoming Outgames. “And both organisations have committed to supporting the AsiaPacific Outgames next year.”

The agreement comes after a meeting of the Co-Presidents of the Federation of Gay Games and the Gay and Lesbian International Sport Association (which organises the Outgames) on 5 March in Manchester, UK. A joint working group will be set up to continue the discussions required to carry out the intended goal of one quadrennial world event in 2018.

Males in Make-up

Male makeup has a long history, starting with the Egyptians, whose men applied thick eyeliner to ward off the "evil eye." Roman men used chalk-based foundation to brighten their complexions, and, in the 18th century, Louis XV and his court made it vogue for men to put on gobs of toxic lead-based makeup and rouge.

Does it still have a place today? Adz loves a guy with make-up and Bish is undecided but wants them to do a better job than his sister.

Shaun Pritchard, founder of Androgyny Cosmetics joins the Hump Day Crew to share his perspective. Click here to listen to the interview.

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Don't fall asleep on Joel Creasey

Perth's Joel Creasey is proof that Adz is not the only hilarious one to come out of the state. At only 19, he is quickly cutting a swathe through the Australian stand up comedy circuit with his fast-paced wit and fresh ideas. Starting out on the scene at only 17, Joel has emceed and headlined at all Perth comedy venues and toured Sydney and Melbourne.

He has performed at multiple special events including Laugh Out Proud (Pride Comedy Gala) 2009, White Folks Like You and Me (Xavier Susai) and Perth Fashion Festival. He has also supported Claire Hooper, Reginald Hunter, Jeff Green, Courtney Act, Julia Wilson, Greg Fleet, Justin Hamilton, Sam Simmons and Dave Callan.

He is now in Melbourne as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival with his show "Slumber Party".

Click here to hear Joel Creasey drop in on the sleepy HDC.

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HDC Global Community - Marcos S. Prado - Rio

Is it the sunny weather, the gorgeous people, the healthy lifestyle, the fierce clubs and parties, Carnival, the scenery, the beach, the baths? Or all of the above? Rio is a great place to visit with an estimated 25% of the tourists that head to Rio from abroad are supposedly gay.

Click here to listen as the HDC cross to Rio to discuss gay Rio with resident Marcos S. Prado.

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HDC Global Community - Bertho Makso tells why Lebanon is the place to be in 2010

Beirut is the capital and largest city of Lebanon with a population of over 2 million inhabitants. It's a cultural melting pot mixing traditions of European, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern groups and is tipped as an up and coming Gay Tourism Hot Spot.

The Lebanese LGBT community and IGLTA represented by Bertho Makso, the Ambassador of the IGLTA for Lebanon and the Arab World, are glad to invite you to attend the 2010 IGLTA's Symposium, which will be held from October 13th through the 18th in Beirut, Lebanon.

The event offers a unique opportunity for you to get to know Beirut, one of the hottest tourism spots in the Middle East.

During this Symposium we will take the opportunity to introduce you to the diverse LGBT Arabian communities and we will be having among us representatives from around the region.

Click here to listen the the Hump Day Crew's interview with Bertho Makso.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

HDC Global Community - Danny Chien of Taiwan

Taiwan is doesn't always come to mind as a travel destination, especially for the gay traveller. However it seems that Taiwan is a lot more accepting than the mainland China. Gay events fill the annual calender and many gay travellers from other Asian countries will head there to bask in the freedom and good times.

Click here to listen to the interview with Danny Chien as he talks about gay life in Taiwan, attractions for tourists and the risk of losing their culture to Western trends.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Jennifer Beals - "Garlic Bread is more appealing than Immortality"

If there was a Hump Day Crew Hitlist of celebrities most wanted to interview, it is without a doubt that Jennifer Beals would make the Top 10. And it's not just because she is still one of the sexiest women alive at the age of 46 and mother of one. With a career spanning over 50 individual films, Melbourne's JOY 94.9 love her from her role as Bette Porter on The L Word.

With the ground-breaking Shotime series wrapping up on our screens early last year, Beals has constructed a photographic journal at which features scripts, memos and 400 unseen photos to encaptulate her experiences on the show. Reminsicing on her experiences on and off the screen, Beals tells Ginni and Adz from The Hump Day Crew about her experiences leading up to Laurel Holloman giving birth, which is also featured in the journal. Proceeds from the purchases of Beals' L Word Book will be donated to three charities - the Matthew Shepard Foundation, The Pablove Foundation and fellow cast member Mia Kirshner's I Live Here Projects.

She chats to The Hump Day Crew about her time on The L Word, her upcoming projects for 2010 and answers the age old question......"Would you consider being a vampire?" Download her podcast here.

Stay tuned to The Hump Day Crew on Twitter and Facebook to catch the date of Sarah Shahi's (Carmen from The L Word) guest appearance on the show.

Peter Smith: The Journey and Fascination of our Souls

One of the most fascinating and profound content lies in some of the things we cannot answer or bring ourselves to grasp in our conscious state of mind. With humanity moving more and more away from Institutionalised religion, there is a deep yearning for answers that explore the core and immortal essence of our soul and existence.

Life between Lives Hypnotherapy (LBL), is a new form of therapy which explores what happens "in between," lifetimes. There are many names given to this state before a soul is reincarnated or brought down to Earth again, but Dr Michael Newton was the first to ever explore this type of spiritual regression. Having studied over 7000 cases, Newton constructed the not for profit organisation called The Newton Institute and became the first to map what happens to souls in between life times.

The Institute has therapists in over 20 countries worldwide as the study that Newton has began has been so captivating and embraced that the speed of it's spreading was not surprising. There are four members on the board of The Newton Institute which carry on Newton's work after his retirement. With the majority being based in North American, Melbourne is lucky to have Peter Smith based right here.

From a background as a corporate executive in Sydney, Smith discovered hypnotherapy through his local doctor and came across Newton's book, "Journey Of Souls," in a random encounter at Borders.

Smith stops by The Hump Day Crew to chat to Ginni and Bish in what is a truly fascinating and informative discussion on past life regressions, soulmates, LBL hypnotherapy, and how the soul journeys through its lifetimes mating with other souls and choosing to leave when it does.