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MDP On MusicVids: ‘Radioactive’ by Imagine Dragons

MDP On MusicVids: 'Radioactive' by Imagine Dragons

'Welcome to the New Age ...' Such a magnificent music anthem! There are a few versions of Radioactive floating around YouTube, but my favourite is definitely Imagine Dragons Live at the Joint. It's a song that swells under the power of a live gig, complete with big drum sound and crowd ...

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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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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.
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‘Welcome to the New Age …’

Such a magnificent music anthem! There are a few versions of Radioactive floating around YouTube, but my favourite is definitely Imagine Dragons Live at the Joint. It’s a song that swells under the power of a live gig, complete with big drum sound and crowd energy: one of the best early ‘drops’ in a song, that I can remember.

The official video clip is interesting. Featuring a simple story of empowerment acted by a bunch of puppets, it’s probably the most improbable scenario you could come with for a video clip to accompany this kind of song. The band are rescued from prison by a pink teddy bear, who defeats an evil puppet and puppetmaster (Lou Diamond Phillips) to save them. Alexandra Daddario plays the mysterious accomplice of the pink teddy bear.

I can see the attraction to the concept but, given a choice, ‘Live at the Joint’ would be my preferred version. Have a look and see what you think.

The song’s also been popular as a promotion tool for film and games:

Wiki says: “Radioactive” was used heavily in promotion for the video game Assassin’s Creed III and the 2013 film The Host, and is included in the soundtrack for the video game MLB 13: The Show and NBA 2K14.

Official Clip

Live at the Joint

Live on SNL

and just because I think this song has rocking lyrics …

Demons

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QWC Seminar: Blogs, Books & Branding: Author Platforms
CityLibraries Thuringowa Central

11am – 1pm, May 10

With the surge of online outlets like Twitter, WordPress, and Facebook, it’s never been easier to find a market for your work. In this seminar, Marianne De Pierres will guide you through the steps of identifying your own writer brand and developing a platform that will support your books and help you engage with other writers and bloggers.

CityLibraries Thuringowa Central, 86 Thuringowa Dr, Thuringowa Central, Townsville. 

Free – bookings required through www.qwc.asn.au


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