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NIKON INDY 300 OFF TO A FLYING START

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The first day of the Nikon Indy 300 has got off to a flying start on the Streets of Surfers Paradise today.

The IndyCar Series team of Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing have prepared for their first appearance on track on Friday in a unique way, taking part in a two-part activity with the Australian Defence Force yesterday and today.

Wednesday afternoon saw NHLR drivers Justin Wilson and Graham Rahal, along with 20 of their crew, head to the launch pad with the Army Aviation Brigade for a flight aboard two Black Hawk Helicopters over the Gold Coast.

Captain Nick Kelly flew the Black Hawk with co-pilot Captain Greg Smalley to give Wilson and Rahal an entirely different perspective of the Surfers Paradise coastline, including a birds-eye view of the Nikon Indy 300 circuit.

“It was a great experience to be able to view the track from a totally different angle, to fly around the buildings and look down at the track was awesome and its another great memory I will always have from Surfers Paradise,” said Rahal.

To return the favour extended to them by the Army Aviation troopers, the team opened its garage to them in SEEK Pit Lane today to allow them to get up close and personal with Wilson’s Honda/Dallara/Firestone in the garage with some even having the chance to sit in the car while others checked out Rahal’s machine in pit lane.
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Caloundra Music Festival – 17-19 October 2008

The Caloundra Music Festival.  What a great experience! 
Vanessa Amorosi - Caloundra Music Festival  - 17-19 October 2008
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Caloundra Music Festival is certainly about music – but it’s also about celebrating our lifestyle and our environment. There is a range of other free activities planned during the three day festival, including…

  • Beach-side carnival
  • The Village
  • Workshops and interactive sessions
  • Street parade
  • Bulcock Street markets on the Sunday
  • Buskers
  • Roving Street performers
  • Kite surfing displays

2008 Linup (partial)
PETE MURRAY,THE WHITLAMS,LIOR,VANESSA AMOROSI,ROY AYERS,IAN MOSS,KATE MILLER-HEIDKE,JACKSON JACKSON,THE BAMBOOS,TRIPOD,DALLAS FRASCA,,LABJACD,PAUL GREENE,SYMBIOSIS,DARYL BRAITHWAITE,JOHNNY GREEN’S BLUES COWBOYS,And More…

http://www.caloundramusicfestival.com/

Greenfest – 10-12 October 2008

Andi & George - Greenfest - Brisbane - 10 October 2008
Greenfest showcased an amazing musical lineup of 100% Australian bands on its opening night and the music just keeps coming.  Saturday and Sunday will see The Faze, Skipping Girl Vinegar, Rebba, The Medics and more….

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Great music, exhibits, food and more…  What better way to spend the weekend!

Visit Greenfest for the complete event details:
http://www.greenfest.com.au/
This is a free event for a fantastic cause…

Leonard Cohen

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For four decades, Leonard Cohen has been one of the most important and influential songwriters of our time, a figure whose body of work achieves greater depths of mystery and meaning as time goes on. His songs have set a virtually unmatched standard in their seriousness and range. Sex, spirituality, religion, power – he has relentlessly examined the largest issues in human lives, always with a full appreciation of how elusive answers can be to the vexing questions he raises. But those questions, and the journey he has traveled in seeking to address them, are the ever-shifting substance of his work, as well as the reasons why his songs never lose their overwhelming emotional force.

His first album, Songs of Leonard Cohen (1967), announced him as an undeniable major talent. It includes such songs as “Suzanne,” “Sisters of Mercy,” “So Long, Marianne” and “Hey, That’s No Way to Say Good,” all now longstanding classics. If Cohen had never recorded another album, his daunting reputation would have been assured by this one alone.

However, the two extraordinary albums that followed, Songs From a Room (1969), which includes his classic song, “Bird on the Wire,” and Songs of Love and Hate (1971), provided whatever proof anyone may have required that that the greatness of his debut was not a fluke. (All three albums are reissued in April, 2007.)



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