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Darkness Descending

Darkness Descending

The second of my two stories due for release this summer. A story about vengeance, regret and manipulation.   An Excerpt:   It’s more than just sex with her. The sweaty, emotionally-fuelled act of love making is euphoric in a way I never thought possible with another human being. The look in her eyes pierces [...]

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The Desolate Journey

The Desolate Journey

Attacked and left for dead in the desert by an unknown entity, a man awakens to find himself in an enigmatic new world brimming with unholy chaos. Where every imaginable evil can and does exist, this desolate wilderness relishes in the destruction of humanity. With little understanding, the man is forced to flee for his [...]

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I Love Green Day, I Hate Green Day… (A Grade 9 Reading)

I Love Green Day, I Hate Green Day… (A Grade 9 Reading)

In grade 9, no band captivated my fuzzed-out imagination quite like Green Day. 1994’s Dookie and 1995’s Insomniac were interconnected like the best of friends, bristling with electrifying sonic compositions and thematically-focused notions of self-destructive teen angst. To this day, both albums continue to resonate fondly within my soul, as most albums do when one [...]

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Hype: A Seductress in Disguise

Hype: A Seductress in Disguise

Hype is a manipulator of the heart, of the mind, and of the soul. Hype is a seductress, a teaser, a conniver, a user. Hype exists to dazzle the eye, to stimulate the brain, to salivate the mouth. Hype is there to provoke excitement, and to conjure up energetic murmurs about the “amazingness” of Hype [...]

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Radiohead: Fact or Fiction?

Radiohead: Fact or Fiction?

When does intuitive creativity trespass into the realm of self-indulgent pretentiousness? A very thin line separates these two ideas, so how is anyone ever able to fully discern between the nature of the two? In other words, how is one to discern whether a piece of art decrees for it to be defined as progressive/genius [...]

January 15, 2013 mikepeters Blog, Music, Music Analysis Comments Off on Radiohead: Fact or Fiction?

An Ode to Cool

An Ode to Cool

The notion of cool has always appealed to my innate desires. To be that rebellious, rock n’ roll outlaw who eschews authoritative direction. To walk with a swaggering strut, highly aware that my limitations as an individual in no way impede on my confident, self-assuredness. I am in no way talking about the transparent falseness [...]

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What Did You Do This Weekend?

What Did You Do This Weekend?

  ^^I apologize in advance to technology, as I am currently listening to Radiohead as I write these words.   There is no denying the fact that our world has become consumed with itself*. We pride ourselves on highlighting everything we do, whether it be from the fantastic to the downright mundane. We feel the [...]

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Is Modern Day Music Timeless?

Is Modern Day Music Timeless?

  What makes a band timeless? I was posed this question recently, and to be honest, I was unsure of how to respond. The reason being was that I don’t exactly know why a band becomes timeless in the first place. But I couldn’t admit this as a pop culture writer, so I came up [...]

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The Rock n’ Roll Cliché: A 6-Step Program

The Rock n’ Roll Cliché: A 6-Step Program

  If you know anything about me, you’ll know that I am quite intrigued with the idea of the rock star. My captivation is not solely fixated on the music, however, but on the lifestyle personified by the musicians. Their carefree rebelliousness fascinates me to no ends. I am a mesmerized child merely watching the [...]

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Is Facebook My Friend?

Is Facebook My Friend?

  My job as a writer allows me many privileges (The most prevalent being that I set my own hours of work). If I want to write at 3am, then so be it. The problem I seem to run into is that I have become obsessed with laziness. Instead of brainstorming about potential story ideas, [...]

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