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The Magic of Magick by Peter C. Whitaker

In my last blog post I suggested that I would consider the subject of magick in my up and coming fantasy book ‘The Queen of the Mountain Kingdom’. For those who might not be aware of it Magick is ‘the science and art of causing change to occur in conformity with will’. Magic, on the other hand, is the kind of thing that entertainers do. Is there really a difference? Well, it depends on your view of authenticity I suppose. I believe that the best examples of speculative fiction, that is anything that goes beyond the norm of everyday life, is actually rooted in that same everyday life. Fantastical things may occur, fabulous creatures may exist, but there is also a logic to the fantasy world that they occupy that

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Holiday Characters – The Browning Cycle – Episode 2

Having just returned from a week in Italy with my daughter, I have another week’s worth of observations from my sun bed….. The man was tallish and very thin. A skinny skeleton in fact. He stood at the water line surveying the water in his old fashioned pink trunks pulled up to somewhere around his lower chest so that his junk hung out either side. Deni found this funny as most 12-year olds might. He held in his hand a 1980’s era music player which blurted out 1980’s pop music. He moved from side-to-side in an awkward and abrupt sort of way with the beat. It was very Mr. Bean-like. The name stuck. We followed Mr. Bean for several days. He would arrive at the beach and rent a sun

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Passive-aggressive?

I may well have a passive-aggressive personality? I can be passive-aggressive anyway, but that isn’t the point of this blog post. Nope. The title is meant to be a play on words around my aggressive use of passive voice in my writing.  I tend to fall naturally into the passive voice and I struggle to recognize it and correct it. I have been criticized no end for my passive voice. There was a time believe it or not that I was rather competent in English language. Yes – I even got a grade A at O-Level! 🙂 Then I left the straight and narrow, and veered off in the direction of science instead. As you will see later, this latter point is important. These days, I wouldn’t couldn’t tell a

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The Browning Cycle

Confused, you watch the others to see how it is done. After all, they are now all old hands at everything here. Tanned, comfortable and relaxed, the other guests seem almost brash in their state of relaxation. It’s hard not to contrast that with our own state of Lilly-whiteness and awkwardness, and of course we do, casting admiring glances at the other guests and commenting about them in hushed tones to each other. It’s a mixed bunch. There is the woman who is not just remarkably tanned but very evenly tanned to boot. She moves like a Queen with her head held high and shoulders back as if gliding a catwalk and everything she does is performed with a willful grace and poise that probably hides a deep lack of

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Oh Look – A New Book!

I finally managed to get past my laziness and compile a new book! Yes – The Scary Best of Myhauntedlifetoo.com – is now out on Kindle! An all new collection of favorite chilling true stories of the paranormal submitted to the Myhauntedlifetoo website compiled and edited by G. Michael Vasey. Ghosts, shadows, demons and poltergeist….. for those who experience such things, the paranormal is very real and very frightening. The stories in this book cover all of these paranormal phenomena and more besides…… Don’t read before bedtime! The Scary Best of Myhauntedlifetoo.com – True stories of the paranormal edited by G. Michael Vasey  

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Fire 2019

So another remixed song – this time its FIRE! I liked the original but I learned so much since I originally recorded it that I couldn’t resist tweaking it….. have a listen – I added harmonies and made it a bit more rocky… The next song will be all new! Meanwhile, Far Away remains by most popular effort with over 8000 streams on Spotify alone! Thanks….  

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Google’s Political Bias…..

Insider Blows Whistle & Exec Reveals Google Plan to Prevent “Trump situation” in 2020 on Hidden Cam from Project Veritas on Vimeo.

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Vitriol

They tell me on the radio Repeat it on TV They tell me what I should believe Convincing words and stories Switch the channel for an alternate view The scientists say it, so it must be true False news is everywhere What can I believe?   Bitcoin will make you rich Hot girls in your city waiting Get a date with me, I’m hot as hell And if you want, I’ll sex you This spam is everywhere Ubiquitous across the web False news is everywhere What can I believe?   Reality is hard to find The truth harder to discern We are bending with their words Dancing within their stories Playful play things controlled and abused I am no longer amused False news is everywhere What can I believe?  

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Marketing – It’s all about Marketing

I have just spent hours this week trying to find ways to market my music and books. I’m a professional marketing person with a reputation for doing solid work but when it comes to marketing my stuff we are talking a different level of scale. Let me give you an example. I release a song – like this last one. I post it to twitter, Facebook, etc. – all the usual sites. I write a blog about it. Result – nothing …. people are too busy and quite honestly I’m selling something new every 5 minutes…. OK – let’s get clever then. I know, lets make a video to promote a song – like this one perhaps? Now that takes time… hours. I like the result – so now what?

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The Early Years – Remixed

In the three years since I made The Early Years, I have learned a lot. So, I went back to that album and reworked all of the songs… I dropped a couple that I didn’t think were very good and hey presto, a new version is out and I really like it.   >

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