Friday, 15 August 2008

Trevor Young - Forever Young

Trevor started playing in the mid 1960's with Blacksies Babies and sometimes found himself playing with 2-3 different bands in any one week, things were busy then!  After a time playing with Chain he joined Blackfeather, then joining up with Lobby Loyde and forming the Coloured Balls was a great challenge and experience.

The Coloured Balls were the high energy live band of the early seventies and produced some unique recordings.

Trevor has always searched for that elusive combination, where all the elements are right so the music can only be great.

After the Coloured Balls, there were gigs with many bands, Full Boar, Buster Brown, Cold Chisel, Clawed Rains, Intruders, One Night Stand and Fingerprint.

Trevor played with Lobby and the Coloured Balls, for the Long Way to the Top Tour, plus a few special gigs before Lobbys passing.

Trevor is still playing with his own band - Forever Young Band.  Trevor has always played for the love of it, and will do so forever:)
You can catch Trevor Live on Sunday the 17th of August 2008 from 2-6pm at the Royal Park Hotel in North Melbourne.

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Royal Park Hotel In North Melbourne is Working on Supporting the Live Music Scene in Melbourne - Support you local music scene - Muso's need venues:)

The Royal Park Hotel in North Melbourne, is proudly supporting live music in Melbourne by starting up sensational - Sunday Afternoons filled with great live music that will bring you back time and time again.

This Sunday the 17th of August we kick off with the 'Sensational' Trevor Young and his Forever Young Band.

Live music from 2pm - 6pm in a great venue on a Sunday Afternoon.

The Royal Park has an incredible outdoor courtyard with some cover, catering for all partrons. If it is cold and chilly outdoors, the open fire will be roaring.

Do not forget that this is only a beginning for the Royal Park Hotel, with a view to opening with live music 4-5 nights a week, to give bands in this town a venue with heart and soul.

Sunday the 24th of August - Life to Order an amazing Indie band with incredible promise, will be playing with a support act TBA.

Sunday the 31st August - Blackfeather - now who could say no:)

Please support live music in Melbourne and come join us all for the launch of a new venue willing to support our musicians.

Your google map and directions to the Royal Park Hotel in North Melbourne can be found here  If you are interested in playing at the Royal Park Hotel, please email me directly at: or call 03 9588 1047

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Jacinta Gascoigne A Threat In The Race To The Whitehouse:)

Wow, I have always believed and advocated social networking tools and related technologies, in all forms BUT I had no idea that they were quite this powerful. A joke, it says, and one that I can tell you I did not begin, over the moon however to see my name in so many places and to have it used to show the power of the internet in this networked world in which we live. Jacinta Gascoigne

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Can you live without virtual worlds?

After a forced break from cyberspace due to ill health (yep and even then unable to focus on my beloved computer and numerous sites), I have made the following personal observations - This is the first 20 only - more to come and more detail to come - promise:) 1: No one missed me:( 2: I missed cyberspace more than it missed me 3: Social networking tools/sites and related technologies have gone crazy - so many just since March have emerged - not sure where to start (will get back to you on this:) ) 4: Facebook has more useless applications than ever before and in March it was bad enough 5: More businesses are seemingly using Facebook (those in Australia report to me it is because it is new????? - Where have they been 6: Myspace has taken on many of the same applications as Facebook but there seems to be little response from those in Australia at least in adding them - applying them to sites. Why? Maybe because in the music arena especially most are not of any value 7: Cyberbullying continues as does Workplace bullying or Professional Rape (not in the sexual context - you can have your profession, your livelihood taken away by those who wield their power 8: NSW is taking on google/gmail for learners to use but I have not seen anything about learners being able to use social networking sites (email still seems to be the tool that most are comfortable with - so sad) 9: There appears to be little movement in learners (those in educational settings at least) being allowed to access or even encouraged to explore the various options in cyberspace 10: My learning has suffered to a point however maybe the break has forced me to learn or at least look at all with different eyes 11: Business suffers if you are not able to attend to such (if you have relied on the internet) 12: Friends and colleagues have been busy and appear to be breaking new ground but still remain stuck when it comes to red tape, institutions and government policy (still in the dark ages) 13: Young people appear to be using cyberspace in their own time (out of school etc) to test their entrepreneurial abilities: One 16 year old I know and am using as a case study, goes to school and is doing incredibly well. He then goes home and attends to his business on e-bay (making more around $2,000 a week and takes little time). He himself is now encouraging his friends and even helping them to establish their own business ventures on e-bay. As he stated "no one at school will even talk about the internet, email is even a no no, so it is up to those of us who have the knowledge to help our friends, as school is failing them. 14: The Australian music industry has taken to Facebook, however many are starting to move away or spend less time due to the nonsense they have to deal with (applications sent etc that they have to delete - they do not have the time for this) 15: Myspace for the music industry with a few add ons - Reverbnation and Eventful seem to be popular at present 16: Pulse has just hit the music industry in Australia and everyone appears to be throwing out invites to anyone they know - Arghh 17: Gmail has faults - I lost many emails and no one can explain it to me - BACK UP AND PRINT ANYTHING IMPORTANT 18: Interoperability appears to be on the increase - a good sign 19: Identity Theft appears to be on the increase 20: Twitter is having a fit anytime I try to use it:( Can I live without the internet? Well I did but at a price for what I do - Research and the like, thus personally I could do without, however as a learner, I conclude I could not. Can you live without the internet? That all depends on what you do, why you use it etc etc etc. Oh - last note: I was infuriated seeing elderly people seemingly being used on the TV in Australia as an experiment - watching them and giving them a time frame to see how many friends they could make - NOT ONE MENTION OF THE DANGERS, OF WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN MAKING FRIENDS AND THE PURPOSE OF THE EXERCISE IS STILL PERPLEXING TO ME. I PERSONALLY FOUND IT A DISGRACE (NOT THE OLDER GENERATION WHO TOOK PART - THEY ARE TO BE CREDITED FOR GETTING IN THERE, BUT THE TV PROGRAM SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF THE WAY THEY WENT ABOUT THIS AND SHOULD CONSIDER THE DANGER/RISKS THAT THEY MAY HAVE EXPOSED THEIR SUBJECTS TOO - GRRRRRRR IF YOU DO NOT NEED FACEBOOK OR ANY OTHER SOCIAL NETWORKING SITE FOR A VALID REASON, THEN WHY HAVE ONE? STICK TO THE PHONE, MAIL AND EMAIL. Back real soon folks:)

Monday, 17 March 2008

An exploration - Puss and Ethan - Interactions b/w Child and Robotic Cat

Puss left for an adventure a week ago. He moved from Melbourne where he lived quietly, in an apartment, to Orange NSW. I have missed puss, we all have and today I received this photo of Puss with a new friend Ethan and it took all the bad things from my mind and tossed them out the window. Puss and Ethan are meant to be. The picture says it all. Please stay tuned for updates as we will soon see video and more pics - enjoy the experience with me of watching as Ethan and Puss become closer and they learn from each other. Puss we love you - be good to Ethan - we will come visit real soon:)

Wake Up All - Innovation and Learning SHUTDOWN WRONG

Al Upton caught my eye some time back when he began to use online environments with such young charges. He has inspired me and many around the world - proving that new worlds bring new experiences and opportunties to learners everywhere and at any age. Now he has been shut down for reasons he can not fathom and neither can I or others that know his work and all the good it has and could bring into the world of learners. Stand up for him now - stand up for learners everywhere - let the world know via your own online worlds, what is going on - the disablement that continues in a world where enablement is so easy if you open your minds and enter new worlds. I have suffered at the hands of the ignorant in the past, I know how it feels to be ridiculed and more and was blessed to have the support of those online who did not live in a world of mediocrity. Whilst I have not spoken with Al, I can only imagine that he is shattered, confused and wondering why the hell this is happening when he has put his heart and soul into his work for the benefit of others. Al you have my support and I will do whatever I can to help. I understand the feelings and hope that with the knowledge that we are all out here and behind you 100% will provide you with a little faith that all is not lost. I respect you, I acknowledge your work and appreciate your sharing and caring. You have taught me much and I stand by you personally and professionally. We will all ride this wave with you, a journey to show just how important and incredible blogging is in the world of learning:) 2008 ... A multi purpose blog - class use, educational dialogue, blog resource and development. An ongoing experiment. I teach at Glenelg School (Adelaide, South Australia) with a passion for professional learning, computer games in education, virtual 3D learning environments and exploring the role of emerging technologies in education. My focus is catering to busy teachers with time commitments, crowded curricula and often elusive lives of their own. My class, the miniLegends are Year 3 students - 8 and 9 year olds. Look for them amongst the meerkats above. I'm also a District eTeacher with the Learning Technologies Group.

Sunday, 16 March 2008

The Power of Myspace and the Myspace Generation - 2006 - Update 2008

> Ideas shared in 2006 on the Power of myspace and the myspace > generation brought into my life the most negative people, who had > closed minds and vicious voices, designed to intimidate and knock me > down so that I did not cause harm to the educational sector????? > Cyberbullying that left me scared to comment on anything, anywhere - > real or virtual. > > Support of the most incredible kind from some I did not know, helped > me to get over my fears. Their belief in me, the value they placed in > my work and ideas, never forgotten and forever appreciated. > > One Alexander Hayes, who had defended me online and brought > cyberbullying within professional online environments to the attention > of the world - my case and that of Kathy Sierra (she suffered the most > horrendous bullying), encouraged me to continue with 'my voice' and > then when still reluctant, gave me a kick. > > That kick, saw me jump back in to virtual worlds and blogging about my > wild adventures, concerns, frustrations and more. > > Not one to be that confident despite at times appearing that way > (masks one wears for survival and protection), I have been humbled > many times by the words of appreciation and value that I never > expected. > > Last week, an email appeared in my inbox and I have to say, I was > speechless yet my mind raced: > > Me - my story - my work and ideas - why me - why did they select me - > why do they see me as any type of role model? On and on I went. > Eventually I took a deep breath, went outside, looked up to the sky > and shouted to everyone who had stood by me and believed in me: >
> > The horrors of 2006 I then handed back to the rightful owners (the > ones with issues), freeing myself of a weight that was not aware I was > carrying. > > Myspace is not for everyone, however is any world - not that I have > found. It should not be dismissed or made out to be the 'root of all > evil' and a dangerous world. Myspace is and has proven to be more > than successful in the arena of charity and advocacy and business > promotion - my sites of which their are many are living, breathing > examples. > > Overall - my intent with my first myspace was to help an Australian > cause that I believe in strongly, by creating an advocacy site, giving > them a profile within the myspace music arena. It was my learning > environment, putting into practice what I believed and how I thought I > could use the technology. > > Many mistakes made, I had no idea how to use in the beginning, the url > is horrid, but an honest and raw piece of work, that allowed me to > learn and try and do my bit, to help those in the Australian Music > Industry who are in need. > > I have accepted the offer and hope that in doing so, people with look > at the positives not the negatives of online worlds. > > I hope that it encourages others to do as I did - leap in - give > things a try - do not be afraid like I was - believe in yourself and > just go for it, as you never know what lies ahead..... > > Jacinta Gascoigne > > Extract from email: > > The team at MySpace have identified your Support Act Advocate MySpace > profile as an outstanding example of a MySpace user harnessing the > platform to better the both MySpace community and the world at large > and would like to feature your profile in the upcoming MySpace Impact > Awards onsite advertising campaign. > > The Impact Awards are essentially a formal way for the MySpace > community to recognize their peers who are actively using the MySpace > platform to make their world a better place across a diverse array of > fields, from poverty relief, environmentalism, health & safety, to > social justice and community building. > > Leading up to the awards we'll be running an onsite poll for the > MySpace community to vote for the best profile and we would love your > story and profile to be the face of this campaign. > > If you agree to be featured, what we'd like is a little blurb about > what you use your MySpace profile for, some examples of the best > things that have come out of the site, why you originally started > using MySpace and the advantages of MySpace from the > perspective ....... > > This campaign would not only help promote the IMPACT awards but would > be a great way to drive awareness and traffic to your profile, > probably increase friend numbers and ultimately increase awareness of > the Support Act Advocate cause. The url for the advocacy site is The profile pic is Salem one of my pals at home:)

Tuesday, 26 February 2008

About Jacinta Gascoigne of Jazazi

About Jacinta Gascoigne and Jazazi Jazazi Pty Ltd ABN: 99 082 074 691 Email: Postal address: 16 Dawson Court Aspendale Vic 3195 Jacinta Gascoigne is the managing director of Jazazi Pty Ltd. Jazazi Pty Ltd provides consulting, trainining, research, promotions, management, booking service, connections and establishment of national and international networks, grant application writing and a huge range of ‘Infinite Web’ services for the entertainment industry. Jazazi Pty Ltd remains active within the international educational/learning arena, specifically VTE, focusing on the ‘Infinite Web’ The original myspace created by Jazazi was created for Support Act Limited an Australian Charity. Other voluntary tasks for the Charity involved being on the Victorian Committee and: * Fundraising * Events * Sponsorship * Partnerships * Creation of policy documents consistent with all legislation * Strategic planning and future directions * Establishment of productive relationships with the education sector and music industry in Australia and overseas * Working with music industry learners - speaking, mentoring throughout Victoria * Creation and Management of a myspace for Support Act Limited * Writing of reports for internal circulation in Victoria * Writing of reports for Mr Brian Cadd to provide to the SAL board as required * Standing in for Mr Brian Cadd at SAL board meetings, when unavailable * Consultation, Negotiations, Research and Development of projects with interested parties, future and sustainability of the music industry in Australia. This function relates to the development of educational networks for the music industry due to the need for, development of and increased use of e-learning skilling current and future industry members, to work and survive in a unique but harsh industry, providing Australia with a 'skilled' workforce of the highest quality. Jacinta Gascoignes experience in e-learning includes but is not limited to: * Tafe VC/VC3 trainer, developer, consultant to HIT staff * Learnscope facilitation and management * Flexible Learning Leader Scholarship * Portal development * Instructional Designer * Holmesglen Business Services Centre, e-learning mentor * VTE International Project - Project Manager * Creation, facilitation and moderation of Global e-learning connect * AFLF networks community member and moderator * Member of numerous global on line forums and networks * Post Graduate Diploma of International Education with a focus on multi media and e-learning * Lecturer in Marketing, Advertising and International Business, engaging learners in e-learning environments and the use of Web 2.0 technologies * Managing Director of Jazazi Pty Ltd and Infinite Entertainment and Infinite Indie Charity Commune * Creator, Developer, Manager of Official Concert for Max Utility EVI GRANT Fad Gallery Bar Mae Parker fastbuckmusic * Consultant, Strategic Planner, Project Manager of innovation and creation of a hub that addresses identified gaps and meets the needs of music industry members in Australia Jacinta Gascoigne's expertise includes but is not limited to: * development of e-learning resources * mentoring * training * project management * leadership * research * effective use of variety of e-learning tools * business management * new product management * online promotion * online auctions * strategic planning * moderation of forums * effective use of forums - participation and moderation * communication techniques * relationship building, maintenance and expansion * global networking * study, use, implementation and pedagogy related to web 2.0 technologies * myspace development, management and strategic planning *enterprise 2.0 *business 2.0 *speaking engagements *events production and management *artist management *directorship *networking f2f and online Jacinta Gascoigne’s online facilitation experience includes but is not limited to: * creation, facilitation and moderation of Global e-learning connect * AFLF networks community member and moderator * member of numerous global on line forums and networks * use, moderation and participation of online forums with learners in the business services arena * in TAFE * Australian gothic community * use, moderation and participation in various online forums connected to the music industry globally *experience in numerous new and older web 2.0 and beyond networking sites, tools and related technologies That is the instalment for now folks – Now I am tired☺

Saturday, 23 February 2008

Women Bloggers to Watch in 2008

The following article again of great interest to me, again only stumbled upon by another who brought it to my attention. Somehow I made it as number 19 in a list of 25 Women Bloggers to Watch in 2008. Thank you to those who found that my ramblings were worth noting, listing and publishing. Of course any form of recognition is wonderful and I am most grateful. I just hope that now I am back blogging and active again in many areas, that I my ramblings and work, continue to be of interest and worth to others. I also wish to say - GO LADIES - I have now come across a number of groups who are working to pump up the profile of women on the www, believe it or not from what I am seeing on the net, is still what we see in workplaces - the men are more likely to be recognised than the women - I do not think I have to explain this further. Time for change and I am pleased to see others on the move and happy to join in "Infinite Women" my group name:) The articles related to the Top Women Bloggers To Watch in 2008 can be found at: Keep it up Ladies - Stand Proud and Be Loud:) Jacinta

The Twitosphere

Jacinta has gained a listing in the Australian Twitosphere Facts Stakes - I think that is a good thing???? I had not been on the net a great deal of late, and when checking my twitter profile, I discovered a messaged leading me to a blog where I had been listed as a Top 5er in the Twitter or Twitt Listings. Twitter Facts, is where I am noted but more importantly, I am impressed with the entire article and blog and would recommend it to those both new and familiar with Twitter. Jacinta

Sunday, 13 January 2008

Visible Ink LINK with Jazazi

Dominic of Visible Ink is coming to play in the vast and 'Infinite Web' with Jazazi Pty Ltd and others to be announced shortly. With MORE than 25 years experience in the entertainment, advertising, educational media and media, related industries and the most incredible networker ever on this planet, Why would you go anywhere else? Now out in the global arena, Dominic P. Barbuto, trusting me with his life, in venturing into the "Infinite Web', the opportunities for all, I KNOW are endless. Thanks for coming on board to play Dom. Hope you are ready for the ride of a life time:) We all love you and Andy to pieces xxxxxxxx If you missed his current website here it is again Visible Ink Keep posted for other links that may suprise you - coming soon to Social Networking Rocks!

Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Internet Access Is Only Prerequisite For Many Colleges Now

Berkeley's on YouTube. American University's hoping to get on iTunes. George Mason professors have created an online research tool, a virtual filing cabinet for scholars. And with a few clicks on Yale's Web site, anyone can watch one of the school's most popular philosophy professors sitting cross-legged on his desk, talking about death.

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The Latest Prehistoric Discovery - Vocational Education and Training in Australia! This post by Robyn Jay, is a gift to all of us wishing to ensure the future of education, the quality and standard, learners, the workforce, business, industry, enterprise, our nation in a globally networked world. Traditionalist policy, IGNORANCE above all has us in this prehistoric place - one rapidly spiralling downwards to a place, a time when only 'critters of microscopic proportions' could be found - A new Australia. An Australia that the world and time forgot! Robyn thank you - I am off to dig out an email that I was sent by management in TAFE - VET in response to a similar query I made a few months ago - it is less in words but it made me speechless (that is saying something). I SHOUT to everyone who cares about education, learning, learners - our children - our grandchildren and beyond, to join us all on this quest - one we CAN NOT AFFORD TO LOSE. Share your experiences, responses from management, access policies and the like. Time enough lost. OUR VOICES, OUR LEARNERS VOICES, INDUSTRY VOICES, ALL WHO HAVE CHOSEN TO LEAVE A WORLD OF IGNORANCE AND MEDIOCRITY AND UNDERSTAND THE NOW, THE REAL, THE FUTURE. UNITE AND DEMAND THE KEY TO OPEN WHAT IS DENIED, TRAPPING, SUFFOCATING AND DISABLING, GUTTING AND TEARING THE SOUL FROM VET EDUCATION, PROVIDERS AND CLIENTS IN AUSTRALIA, LEAVING IT SHALLOW AND EMPTY (LITERALLY, AS BUMS ON SEATS DECREASE). STAND TALL AND PROUD - SAVE VET IN OZ! Jacinta

Facebook FACES EXTINCTION - business flees disabling site!

Got your attention then huh world:)
Here is an interesting discussion by most unhappy facebook users, disabled and in most cases, never able to retrieve accounts. Who makes the rules? Seems that some get favoured over others, which is not really cool.
Further comments here
Facebook has lost all appeal for me - yep I know the great advocate - well things change as we all know and below is why you will see myself and many I know, make a graceful exit from the world of Facebook, into uncharted waters (yay off we go again - you have to love the challenge and intrigue - a curious cat am I). Waters were commonsense prevail and dictatorships are left behind. For some Facebook is of no consequence - it has no part in their world. For others, it is a tool, not just for social networking, keeping in touch with friends and making new ones - or as originally designed - College student networking. Facebook has caputured the attention of business large and small globally, charities, creative arts industry members and more. In fact Facebook encouraged members of bands or bands, performers, artists to join, as soon as they began to add the music applications and as a great bonus the myspace lift, myspace link, myspace mail and Youtube to name a few. Facebook had the potential for those in the music industry to be their one stop shop - Login to Your Facebook Account and do all you need from within that one profile:
  • IM
  • Skypeconference call
  • WebcamMyspace
  • File sharing
  • Music making and sharing
  • youtube
  • Events
  • lists
  • Posters
Whatever is required can be found - always an application - well if not - you can now easily make your own now or ask a pal!!! The entrance of second life links and more third party sites and applications, encouraged those I know on a journey of social networking - for the music industry - to venture into second life and then begin to search and find other sites that were of interest and value.Myspace Music - Facebook - Second life - and the list forever grows. So for those of us who had put blood sweat and tears into building a profile and network that would add value to and enhance the opportunities of each member in their area of passion. A bonus - mentoring each on their individual journeys to ensure strategic management and use - providing support and encouragement to continue to explore - to not expect, just be and flow as the www does - become one and travel an incredible journey - one that is Infinite....... Bang - an explosion by stealth, your world, virtual yes but part of your real world too - blasted out of cyberspace for eternity. A few who have used a band name - not their own - an error alone as they saw and continue to see so many profiles their before them and still active - all in error - the same error - One that lead some I know to believe it was okay, as so many had been, were and are doing it without a hitch at present time. But no at whim Facebook Disables you - no appeal - bang your dead and so is all that you spent months building. Consider this - the real costs to you:
  • Hours,
  • days of time
  • Increased internet bill or upgrade needed to higher account due to downloads etc
  • Contacts gone
  • Notes you post, videos, pics Access to sites for charities etc gone
  • Credit Card Bill or reduced balance of paypal - donations to causes, purchasing $1 virtual gifts to send to friends, purchasing products or services that are flashing at you all over facebook especially in your area of interest.
A world you spent months developing, encouraged and enticed to enter through the addition of relevant applications, friends vanish, your online tunes and melody creations, emails, birthday messages, neat supportive comments, important info others shared - A world no more - as if it never existed. There are many worlds opening on the www facebook has the promotion and gained momentum but for me and many others it has been a stepping stone to future worlds. The threat of a simple error, seeing your virtual world, one of significance and consequence, in your real world, declared extinct, is simply abhorent and lousy business practice in a ****Networked World (****I think I stole that from "Alexander Hayes" and his incredible networks), other worlds where common sense prevails will be found and adopted. In fact a new headline on this the first day of 2008 - Melbourne Australia Time
Facebook FACES EXTINCTION - business flees disabling site
Some of the content may include: 'Facebook appears to target some and leave others of similar ilk or those who have made a simple error, out in the cold by disabling their accounts. No warning email, no can you please correct this within 48 hours or we will be forced to disable your account - Your next attempt to login is when you know - oh and appeal process - CRAP - they disable and will not do anything to aid you if indeed a simple error occurred - Nothing seven emails later in one case - same nonsense - no logic - no customer service - no sense- FACEBOOK YOU WILL BE THE LOSER!' So that is me on a positive note for the start of 2008 - Yes off on more adventures, smiling all the way. Stay tuned for the adventures and challenges - oh and rants from me in 2008 - An even wilder ride I feel is in store for us all:) Happy New Year To ALL jinxie the cat

I'm Ready to Bail on Facebook - the New Face of Evil

As Mark points out, not only is Beacon a complete and total invasion of your privacy, FB makes it extremely difficult to leave ... and even if you think you've left, you haven't really ... and your data is still there. Will this start a FB exodus?

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bullying on and offline Part 3

So being sent to China and being an ELF made me no friends amongst my colleagues.  I was seen as a pest. In 2003 I was sent back to China ...