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Addicted

For the last several weeks, I have been having very vivid – even lucid dreams. I’m not quite sure why, but perhaps its related to a course that I am doing with The Silent Eye school. Anyway, recently, I awoke with a song in my head. I had dreamt the song and I was addicted to it. I found myself singing it in the shower and during the day. I had to get this song out! It took me many hours of work and experimentation, but I got very close to the song in my dream and called it “Addicted”. It is really quite a different type of song for me being synth-based and has more of a techno beat (and I HATE techno trust me). I admit, it’s not

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A Word About Climate

If you read CNN or the BBC or even read the hilarious IPCC report recently, you would be forgiven for thinking that the end is nigh. Me, I’m totally sick of this ‘fake news’ trotted out periodically. These days, if something is wrong, climate change is to blame. Every hurricane or storm is because of climate change. Disease is spreading because of it and on and on. Of course, we all know that the science is proven…… Well, the politics is proven and those pushing the agenda of climate change have made up their minds – like the IPCC – which is rapidly becoming a bit of a joke really…. and I will explain why in a few lines. The problem is that science is never settled – by definition,

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Portrait of an Artist

The second photoshoot with Czech-American photographer, Walter Novak, is all done and I’m happy with the results. As Walter put it in an email – 975 shots and I nailed you with this one.   I have to admit, he probably did and his style of photography, I am shown as I am. I like the other shots too like this one. He has given me several that I can use for my author activities and also music. Walter is available for photo shoots…. contact me if interested.

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Supergirl Charts….

Supergirl, my latest single release, is currently #27 on the Trend City Radio Top 40 charts. If you want to help push it higher, all you have to do is download their app. and vote for the song as the chart is a vote in by listeners. I’m thrilled to be represented in the chart. Take a listen to Supergirl… Or take a listen to some of my other songs – all accessible here…

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Photo Shoots

Just recently, the celebrated Czech-American photographer – Walter Novak – shot some photographs for me to help me promote a better image around my music. Walter is an award winning photographer who has worked with the stars and so, honestly, it was an honor to work with him. The results I think are startling. His concept was to take the photos at dusk with a long shutter speed capturing a moving Brno tram in the background along with graffiti and so on. It gives a central-eastern European feel while also making me look quite the rocker! I am very pleased with the results. Last night, we completed the second part of the assignment – to take some closer stills of me for my book promotion work. He chose another location

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Recent Songs and Books – An Update

I have just put out my version of Supergirl – so far, it does appear to be doing quite well and I’m pleased. But I also put out a couple of others recently that I also rather like… It’s My Life and This is your Song On the book front, I have not been so productive recently but the audio version of Chilling Tales did just come out and is selling very well. In fact, it is #90 in the Amazon.com supernatural category for audio books which is a rather nice debut. I also did a photo shoot recently with celebrated photographer Walter Novak – here are a couple more images…. If you like his work – please do follow him on twitter at @nikonwalter

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Exploring Islands and Castles – and Ourselves

This time, the Ryanair flight from Brno to Stansted was on time. This time, I arrived at the scheduled time and skipped through immigration without issues. I found my hotel and had an early night after all, it would be a long drive the next morning. After a British breakfast (a treat!), I went for my rental car – now this was a slight issue and I will only say this – do NOT rent from Easirent (difficult and expensive rent is more apt I think). Finally, I left the Stansted area around 10 am – an hour behind schedule but no matter – I was in good spirits.     Now, the drive from Stansted to Seahouses looked doable. Google maps told me 5 hours and if I factored

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How To Look At The World

I met Walter several years ago in Brno. He seemed a character and had good stories to tell. Unfortunately, he moved to Prague and from there back to the US. We kept in touch though via Facebook. Then, a few weeks ago I noticed him posting about returning to Brno so I reached out and we agreed to meet. Since then, we have shared a few evenings telling stories and laughing a lot. But Walter is no ordinary person. He sees life in a different way to many and his way of looking at the world is through the lens of a camera. He is also an artist framing what he sees within his lens. His vision captures the humanity of his subjects and casts them mostly in a way

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Supergirl

On holiday this summer with my daughter in lovely Tolo in Greece, we kept hearing a song on the radio. Eventually, we could both sing it and we both liked the song. It was Supergirl by Reamon. After the holiday, I thought it might be a fun project to make my own version complete with Deni singing backing vocals. And so we began…. a few weeks later, I think the track is finished and quite honestly, I love it. I know it sounds big headed to say that but I really do. Let’s say, I am proud of it. So much so, I will release it in due course…   For now, it’s on soundcloud – take a listen and let me know if you like it too.   It’s

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Lonely Strangers

We are strangers coming from distant worlds, lonely strangers with a past that nearly killed us. We are strangers with demons behind, that will follow us forever. We are shy people with expectations that we hide, We are humans with longing and imagination. We are fragile poets drowning in dreaming. We are superstars letting the world know only the best of us, We are shining stars wanting to give ourselves completely. We are angels caring for the others, We are parents with commitments, Neglecting our inner child. We are ghosts with overwhelming pangs of anxiety That forces us to run. We are dreamers that got that carried away, Liking the idea of themselves. We are lost souls searching for the other half to merge. We are sad heroes dreaming and

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