Phil Boorman - Twelve Questions - Shotover River and SloveniaThis is the first in a new series of online interviews that we're running called 'Twelve Questions' with a focus on the diversity of local paddlers and their backgrounds within our community.

In this first interview we asked the ever enthusiastic Phil Boorman to give us a rundown on his paddling history, what he does for a living, and what is right and wrong with paddling.

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Every River Every Where - A video Adrian Kiernan Tasmanian Paddler and regular Cumec Magazine contributor Adrian Kiernan has just launched a new online video project titled "Every River, Every Where". The first video in the series sees Adrian joining fellow Aussie Riley Best, Kiwis Jamie Garrod and Josh Neilson, token Canadian Kiwi Tyler Fox and Canadian Dave Farkas for a descent of the North Fork of the San Joaquin river in California. It's a five minute showcase of the good times shared and the hard yards walked to earn a descent in the high sierras.

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Like a well-crafted puzzle where each piece snugly fits, Coast intuitively blend a roll call of genres from dub to funk, rock psychedelia to reggae/roots creating a resonance, that is both familiar to the kiwi ear and captivating in its passion-infused delivery.

First single, ‘Think About You” introduces Coast’s understated mastery. The sincere love song unravels from a restrained acoustic beginning to a smitten chorus awash with melodic guitar and vocal harmonics before finishing with a blended spirited jazz delay.

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On August 8th 2009, an incarnation of Eru Dangerspiel, which consisted of close to 40 band members, gathered onstage to blend unique live jams awash with visual imagery, exploring the depths of harder edged funk, free jazz and futurism.

With visuals headed by Mike Busy (the visual creative behind the live Fly My Pretties shows), and filmed by accomplished director Darryl Ward, the CD / DVD showcases a beguiling blend of multimedia elements.

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The 16 new songs on the CD & DVD represent the best takes from November 2011’s Fly My Pretties IV tour. These new songs were performed, filmed and recorded live across nine shows. The tour also marked the collective’s first international foray, playing one sold out Melbourne date.

The show saw the 16-strong cast unite with an exciting new concept, re-inspired style and re-invigorated sound. Via a unique collaboration, renowned visual/street artist Flox found inspiration in each song to create 16 original and dedicated pieces of art. A unifying thread throughout the show, the artworks were brought to life through projection, animation and visual trickery. These visuals were mixed with the live video to create a seamless visual representation of the performances on DVD. The DVD also features over 2 hours of content including the full show, behind the scenes, photo gallery and visual mixes.

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