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MDP On MusicVids: “This is What it Feels Like” by Armin van Buuren feat.Trevor Guthrie

MDP On MusicVids: This is What it Feels Like by Armin van Buuren feat.Trevor Guthrie

I really like this song. A lot. It has that D.J. dance beat that characterises club music of the last five years; Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta, Afrojack, Calvin Harris, blah, blah... But I don't think I've been irritated by a video clip so much in a long while. Two men boysing ...

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Peacemaker Blog Tour

Peacemaker Blog Tour

My blog tour has begun. I'll be adding each link into this post and pinning the post to the front page so you can check back and keep track of where I've been. Day 1: An interview with Donna Maree Hanson - how is Peacemaker different from Parrish Plessis? Day 2: Over ...

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Because Rock of Ages

Because Rock of Ages

I just felt the need to revisit one of the best nights of my life: Rock of Ages on Broadway! So below here are videos of some of the best songs. Catherine Zeta-Jones rocks the twinset and pearls like no one else can. And soooooo many mullets. Russell Brand looks right at ...

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MDP On TV: Longmire

MDP On TV: Longmire

Having recently feasted upon modern day cowboy series Justified (I'm up to season 4), I was interested to see whether Longmire could steal my affections. However, Walt Longmire is definitely not Ralen Givens. He's older, (occasionally) wiser, even more set in his ways, and twice as prickly. Walt is Ralen in ...

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Review: Heaven is a Place on Earth by Graham Storrs

Review: Heaven is a Place on Earth by Graham Storrs

reviewed by Jamie Marriage What is reality when all people see is artificial? What is control when all people have is submission? What is truth when all people know is a lie? Graham Storrs doesn’t answer these questions, but he touches on them and attempts to reveal the morality of all-encompassing change. Heaven ...

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MDP ON TV: The Bridge

MDP ON TV: The Bridge

First thing I have to say is, that The Bridge has the most exceptional theme song. Hollow Talk by The Choir of Young Believers is a moody, delicate, depressing song. Perfect for a series, which is all of the above. The Bridge snuck up on me. I had it in the ...

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MDP ON TV: Being Human

MDP ON TV: Being Human

The UK series premiered in 2009 and I heard a lot about it back then. As often happens with me, I watched a half an episode on TV and got distracted and never got back to it. Then I bought series one, but that languished on my shelves for a ...

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The PEACEMAKER Soundtrack

The PEACEMAKER Soundtrack

Quite a few people have asked me if I had a soundtrack for PEACEMAKER. So thanks to Spotify, you can now hear it. Be prepared to surprised! Big Iron - Marty Robins Wild, Wild West - The Escape Club Riders on the Storm - The Doors Timber - Pitbull/Kesha Rawhide - Frankie Laine Prairie Fire - ...

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Freedom Fall Launch

Freedom Fall Launch

by Kim McMinn Kim McMinn is a fantasy writer who masquerades as a librarian by day while she completes her first novel. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English and Creative Arts from Murdoch University and lives in Perth, Western Australia with her husband and three world-domination-plotting cats.  On a rooftop ...

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MDP On MusicVids: Dark Horse by Katy Perry ft. Juicy J.

MDP On MusicVids: Dark Horse by Katy Perry ft. Juicy J.

Though I'm not strictly a Katy Perry fan, it's hard not to admire how hard she works and what a marketing genius she is. I loved the ROAR video clip but this one is even better. With SUPER high production values, as you would expect, and colourful sets, Perry lets ...

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This is the official site of Australian speculative fiction writer Marianne de Pierres, award-wining author of the Parrish Plessis and Sentients of Orion series. She also writes the Davitt award-wining Tara Sharp humorous crime series under the pseudonym, Marianne Delacourt.

If you’re a reader of Marianne’s The Night Creatures trilogy (Burn Bright, Angel Arias and Shine Light) you might like to visit the Burn Bright website.

Marianne is represented by Tara Wynne of the Curtis Brown Literary Agency, Sydney.

 

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My blog tour has begun. I’ll be adding each link into this post and pinning the post to the front page so you can check back and keep track of where I’ve been.

Day 1: An interview with Donna Maree Hanson – how is Peacemaker different from Parrish Plessis?

Day 2: Over at Fablecroft Publishing, I talk about how Joan of Arc influenced my thinking.

Day 3: Paula Westons hosts me for a chat about where I got my worldbuilding ideas for PEACEMAKER and genre-blending and genre-bending.

Day 3: Part Two: Skiffy and Fanty invite me to talk about my SUPERPOWER. Bet you can’t guess what it is!

Day 4: I chat with Fi from The Bookish Outsider about picking character names and why I like SF.

Day 5: Nuzaifa over at SAY IT WITH BOOKS asks me about my crazy ready influences.

Day 6: Is a jaunt across to say hello to Diana Pharoah Francis to discuss how I turned a short story into a novel.

Day 7: Is down to Tassie to visit Miss Cackle, i.e. Kate Gordon, for a chat about the female body image in speculative fiction.

Day 8: Over at Champagne and Socks I ‘fess up about my love for Westerns.

Day 9: Jason Fischer invited me to Fischblog to chat about my connection with the landscape.

Day 10: At Chris Lampard’s Sustainable Money blog you can read the character notes for the novel. See the comic artist’s sketch of Nate Sixkiller.

Day 11: Over at Mandy Wrangles’ foodie blog, I discuss my signature dish and the names of my main characters.

Day 12: The tour visits one of our beloved staff members, Lisa, at Turning Pages where she interviews me about Virgin Jackson and shares her book review.

Day 13: I talk with one of my BFF’s, Tansy Rayner Roberts, about Female Heroes and how I cried for a week.

Day 14: Shelf Inflicted asks me 12 questions. Thanks Dan!

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I really like this song. A lot. It has that D.J. dance beat that characterises club music of the last five years; Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta, Afrojack, Calvin Harris, blah, blah…

But I don’t think I’ve been irritated by a video clip so much in a long while.

Two men boysing and competing on the open road in their fast convertibles. Hot chick appears in a lonely roadhouse in her boots and cut-offs. Two men compete over her. Competition gets fierce. Girl’s favours vacillate between them depending on who is winning the race (because girls are such opportunists, you know). Girl gets carted off by her dad. Two men are bummed. Until … another hot chick appears …

The unabashed representation of a beautiful young woman as an object to be competed over, and a chattel to be tucked away on her father’s bidding, is downright offensive.With over 38 million views, it’s reaching a huge audience with a message that’s both anti-feminist and insulting.

See what you think.


After I cooled down over this one, I went looking at some more recent famous DJ vids. Mistake. I watched Summer by Calvin Harris and got MAD all over again. Who the hell is scripting these? Come on gentlemen, you can do better than this.

Rant over. Sheesh. But gimmee Katy Perry any day. ROAR!

 

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I just felt the need to revisit one of the best nights of my life: Rock of Ages on Broadway! So below here are videos of some of the best songs.

Catherine Zeta-Jones rocks the twinset and pearls like no one else can.

And soooooo many mullets. Russell Brand looks right at home.

1. We Built this City/We’re Not Gonna Take it

2. Hit Me with Your Best Shot

3. I love Rock and Roll/Jukebox Hero

4. Don’t stop Believin’

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