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Matthew Burgess
Works at Comparethemarket.com.au
Attended Northwood Boys High School
Lives in Brisbane, Australia
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Looks like other users have finally had enough with the spammy "Recommended" section...
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Spam showing in Google+'s "Hot and Recommended"? Surely not!!
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Calling all Saffa bands/music fans:

7 years ago, I wrote one of the most popular posts on this blog ever: “The 30 South African Bands You NEED to Hear!” (http://www.burgoblog.com/2007/12/07/30-south-african-bands-you-need-to-hear/). In those 7 years, that single post has had literally hundreds of thousands of visits (which kind of blows me away) and hundreds of comments.

A whole bunch of those comments are asking me to update the post with new bands.

Now, I left SA in 2005. But my love for Saffa music hasn’t diminished. So I’d love to do an update to the post for the visitors to the site, but I’m probably a bit in the dark about new bands unless they crack international exposure.

So here’s where you come in: have a South African artist that you’d love to get more exposure for? Are you a Saffa band who thinks they have what it takes? Music labels - want to spread the news about your roster? Then GET IN TOUCH. Let’s keep the talk about South African music going. Reply to this post, or drop me a line at http://www.burgoblog.com/contact/, and let’s talk…

And of course, would appreciate you spreading the word far and wide. I’d love to make the next post even bigger.
(Update: It’s been brought to my attention that some people aren’t sure how to stream the songs while reading. Um. Click the little “play” icon next to the song name. Easy, huh?) (Second Update: Song links for below entry have now expired) I used to...
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We're now up to the 6th nonsensical post from LoveStories that has been showing in the "Recommended" trends today alone. Seriously - I don't spend much time on here, I know, but what's with the G+ spam levels? Is it always this bad?
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And the second one today showing up in the "What's Hot" section. Storieslove have definitely cracked on to how to get quality information trending...
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A little bit of music, a little bit of online marketing.
Introduction
Matt Burgess (aka Burgo) currently resides in Brisbane, Australia, and is the Performance Media Manager for Compare the Market Australia. By night, he writes over at Burgo's Music Blog.

Education
  • Northwood Boys High School
    1999
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal
    Bachelor of Arts, 2000 - 2002
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal
    Honours, English Studies, 2003
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Gender
Male
Other names
Burgo, Matthew
Work
Occupation
Search Engine Marketing
Employment
  • Comparethemarket.com.au
    Manager - Performance Media, 2013 - present
  • Comparethemarket.com.au
    SEO & Earned Media Manager, 2012 - 2013
  • Ireckon
    Digital Alchemist, 2012 - 2012
  • BlueGlass Australia
    Digital Alchemist, 2012 - 2012
  • Tourism Queensland
    Digital Marketing - Content Coordinator, 2010 - 2012
  • Wotif Group
    SEO Executive - Social Media & Content, 2007 - 2010
  • Wotif.com
    Online Marketing Coordinator, 2006 - 2007
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Brisbane, Australia
Previously
Durban, South Africa - Gold Coast, Australia
Order calamari, crumbed fish and chips - fairly standard order but took forever to be prepared, and when we had it the fish was totally dry with a very unpleasant taste, while the calamari was pretty much just batter with no taste at all. Very disappointed overall, particularly given some of the other positive ratings on here.
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If you're in Sydney, go to a show. Everyone should be able to say they've seen a show at the Opera House... it's iconic for a reason.
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Went for a function so not sure if it's always this good, BUT the food was amazing and service of a very high standard.
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A little bit out of the way for most people, but food portions are generous and the drinks are always cold.
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Going through a revamp at the moment so looking fairly shiny. Attracting some good new fast food places (Guzman, Grill'd, Nandos etc)
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Iconic Sydney location for a reason.
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Good pasta portion sizes and quite tasty.
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