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What is it about litter?

Posted on | September 17, 2016 | No Comments

It is hard to understand why so many people continue to litter today.

The reality that we are drowning in litter is undeniable.

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Image from Shutterstock.com

Here are some articles that drive home how big the litter issue is.

http://www.litteritcostsyou.org/9-interesting-facts-and-statistics-about-littering/

http://www.surfrider.org/coastal-blog/entry/wordwide-litter-stats

http://7days.ae/turn-tide%E2%80%88clear-trash-beach/92601

http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/environment/dubai-municipality-cracks-down-on-littering-1.1308149

http://www.thenational.ae/uae/environment/50-per-cent-of-camels-deaths-caused-by-litter-in-uae

http://7days.ae/eco-group-hits-out-at-litterbugs-in-the-uae

The Podcast on Litter From Nightline.

Need Some Local Music?

Posted on | September 17, 2016 | No Comments

With Triplew.me in a holding pattern, as far as new content goes, I have teamed up with Joshua Williams to bring you new music from local recording artists in Dubai and the Middle East.

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Image from Shutterstock.com

This week we have 4 fantastic artists to share.

As Per Casper, The Boxtones, Chris Thomas and Vandalye.

Click to Listen to the Podcast.

Thoughts from Nightline

Posted on | September 10, 2016 | No Comments

A week of radio on DubaiEye will get your mind working.

Two shows in particular got me thinking this week.

First, the call-in about road safety.

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How safe are the roads we are driving versus our perception of the safety of these roads?

There was a great article in the Gulf News to frame the conversation.

The text message the summarised the situation was from Joanna and she said it is all about her own personal safety so she does nothing that will jeopardise her getting home.

Why take a chance? Why go into a rage? Take it easy.

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The second show that made me sit up and think was the Jukebox.

Joshua Williams and I sat down with some great local musicians and had a conversation and played their music.

The Healer Twins, Shibani and Judea all came into the studio and talked about their music.

WOW, what do we learn from these artists? That music is a lot of work and that that work can and will pay off!

Want to hear more of Nightline and keep in touch nightline@dubaieye1038.com.

My Jeep Story, the video!

Posted on | September 8, 2016 | No Comments

OK this is cool.

I was asked if I would be interested in telling “My Jeep Story” on camera!

Of course I was up for a video of me and my jeep.

Here is what was published, I love it!

 

Essential Middle East Music Education

Posted on | September 2, 2016 | No Comments

I am very lucky that on a weekly basis I have the opportunity to have in-depth conversations with musical pioneers in the UAE and even play some of their music.

And not only do I get to meet these amazing musicians but I get to play their music on Nightline!

As always I pinch myself because DubaiEye is a talk radio station and it is the only station in the UAE playing Indie music, you can also tune into The Ticket to hear live Indie acts.

This week what a treat to talk to Cromwell Ojeda.

Crom is a graphic artist by day and musician with the rest of his time.

On this show we had a chance to hear a tune by Crom’s Punk Band, We Left as Humans, and of course Muhaisnah Four.

Crom’s musical story is as interesting as his music.

Link to The Jukebox Podcast

 

I hope you enjoy the podcast and let me know what you think!

 

Another look at innovation 

Posted on | July 14, 2016 | No Comments

Cloths are a super place to think innovation and who doesn’t have a sewing machine kicking around.

Do you know how to use a sewing machine? 

I think we all need to get familiar with the basics, cooking, sewing, cleaning, making and gardening! 

All that being said I love the idea of this senseless clothing! (see the link below) 

Innovate today and that may be just looking at what is around you and tweaking.
http://www.coolhunting.com/style/rudas-idlewear-nyc-made?utm_source=sendicate&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2016-07-14+Inspiration+for+14+July+2016

RIIND’s Machined Aluminum The Pen we need. 

Posted on | July 14, 2016 | No Comments

This is cool and something I think we all need to keep in mind.

Innovation doesn’t mean technology or have to mean new.

Innovation can also be looking at things we use daily and making it just a little better.

So, look around and innovate.

http://www.coolhunting.com/design/riind-the-pen?utm_source=sendicate&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2016-07-14+Inspiration+for+14+July+2016

Interesting Read and watch.

Posted on | July 6, 2016 | No Comments

First the read.

The bane of my life is how to take any of the ideas I have and monetize even one.

Here is an interesting read about video!

So what is the key takeaway?

Customer, customer, customer!

While the myriad content offerings is a bounty for consumers, who now spend 70 hours each week with media, content providers are increasingly challenged to break through and make sure their offerings are front and center. Despite the commotion in the space, however, many of the industry’s best-known content providers agree on one thing: The consumer needs to be the primary consideration.

A great example of this customer centered approach in action on another medium!

 

Check it out!

The #Followmeto Instagram project, with Murad capturing similarly styled photos of his now wife in exotic and breathtaking locations around the world since the pair loves to travel. Five years after uploading the first photo, Murad counts 4.3 million Instagram followers while Nataly Osmann’s account has another 1 million. And users inspired by the project have uploaded more than 337,000 photos on Instagram with the #Followmeto hashtag.

And sometimes it is all about sending a message to the audience!

 

What a great piece.

And finally this, VR.

Viewers of Post Fruity Pebbles’ virtual reality content will be sprayed with water guns and pummeled by dodgeballs in an immersive 30-second pre-roll spot beginning next week as part of the brand’s lighthearted “Yabba Dabba Doo” campaign. The ad, which takes the viewer through a series of colorful, vibrant activities like painting a mural and jamming with a garage band, marks Post’s first foray into the world of VR marketing and will run on multi-platform apps VirtualSky and StartApp.

 

Career Search?

Posted on | July 5, 2016 | No Comments

This is the time of year High School students are dreaming and University students are also dreaming about career options.

Dreaming or imagining what their career might look like upon graduation.

I am constantly amazed at how little dreaming students do about their career options and instead look at the tried and true, maybe well-worn, path to employment and a career.

Truth be told I have not ventured very far off the path myself and this is a true regret given the opportunity that is staring me int he face and thus looking the latest batch of grads in the face.

A good place to get  a look at career options is CreativeMornings, I know I host an event but this is not me tooting my own horn.

Check out this woman, amazing stuff and jam packed with ideas!

So, if you could jump to a new career what might that career be?

 

Little Things

Posted on | July 3, 2016 | No Comments

Like most people I also get caught up in the rat race and it is so easy to lose perspective.

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After 16 years in the UAE, and counting, the need to recharge on a frequent basis is more important than ever.

The reality of today’s global work environment is we are all being asked to do more with less and to work, literally, at 120% of our capability as the norm.

Standing in a farmers field, I realised that when you take a long moment to breath, look, observe, contemplate and then act your actions and reflections are far more meaningful and purposeful.

I am just days into a recharge but already I am beginning to understand, more than ever, how important it is to slow down and breath.

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