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Exploring L2 Creativity book

I finally got around to publishing my PhD thesis as an e-book in the Amazon store. You can purchase a copy here. Considering that it took 6 years to write, the price of about $9 seems fairly cheap. And it is a surprisingly good read.
The topic of research is non-native-speakers songwriters who are writing in English and the 450 pages of the thesis examine this fun and complex process in lots of different ways.
Don’t expect Dan Brown, but as academic research goes, this is probably one of the most readable tomes that you will ever come across.

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Music at JALT 2015

12274505_10153646297700631_907389530697514805_nSarah and I played at the Best of JALT event again this year. It was lovely to be back at the conference again and to see so many familiar faces. For those who don’t know, JALT stands for Japan Association for Language Teaching, and I have played music at various events there since about 1995. Wow, 20 years!

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Jukebox Paradise Auditions – Day 2

Wow, there is so much talent in Nagoya. We were expecting some people to be good in the auditions for Jukebox Paradise today, and they were indeed very good. What we hadn’t quite expected was for the amazing talent that has emerged. Great singing, great reading of monologues and scripts.
We have one more day of auditions next Sunday and we won’t decide the roles until everyone has auditioned. In the meantime, we are having a lot of fun thinking about possibilities before we have to make the difficult decisions of who is going to work best for each role and with the whole team to make the musical as great as possible.
What we are sure of is that it is shaping up to be a very international cast – lots of talented people from many countries.

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Billboard_Top_Rock'n'Roll_Hits_1962Remember 1962? Nope, I wasn’t born either, but it’s not too late to enjoy it.
The musical, Jukebox Paradise, is situated in Hawaii in 1962, and all the songs are written in the style of that era. So if you don’t remember all the hits of 1962, you can check out the list below. The information is from this super website.
Do you remember these songs: The Loco-Motion, The Twist, Duke of Earl, Twistin’ the Night Away, Can’t Help Falling in Love, Baby It’s You, Where Have All the Flowers Gone, If I Had a Hammer, Surfin’ Safari.
Wooooh, 1962 was quite a year!

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Past Life Regression – Real or Imagined?

past-lifeRecently, I have been doing more past-life regression under hypnosis with several clients who wanted to explore previous existences. This is always a fascinating area. Are these experiences of past lives real or imagined?

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Explorations in NLP and Language Teaching Book – Now Available!

91EKtZkk7DL._SL1500_Finally, we have got this book complete and into the Amazon store. You can buy it here.
This book has emerged from research, presentations, and workshops over the last 5-6 years. Explorations in NLP & Language Teaching is a collection of papers exploring how the ideas of NLP can be used in language teaching.

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Photos from NLP Festival 2015

Here are some of the photos from the NLP Festival 2015 which we held in Nagoya on October 30 – November 1. What a wonderful weekend. Thanks so much to everyone for joining.

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Auditions for Jukebox Paradise Musical

12063611_10153632284360539_895045246377698635_nTomorrow is an exciting day – the first day of auditions for Jukebox Paradise, a rock and roll musical that started out in my head more than 20 years ago. We are going to stage the show for the very first time in November 2016.
If you’d like to be part of a really fun show with great music, we’d love to see you at the auditions on November 8th, 15th, or 22nd. Please read the details below. And please share the information with anyone that you think might be interested.

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TV Interview talking about hypnosis

Thanks to Paul Davis for interviewing me on his U.S. television show. I talked about hypnosis.

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Christmas Show at Plastic Factory

Sarah and I looking are forward to playing at Plastic Factory again for a lovely Christmas show. We will sharing a stage with Aya Kawakami and Takashi Terada.
Here is the description from the Facebook Event page.
Brian Cullen and Sarah Mulvey, Aya Kawakami, and Takashi Terada, and special guests will be bringing you a beautiful candle-lit Christmas evening of songs and stories at Plastic Factory. This isn’t a KFC or Mariah Carey kind of Christmas. And we want YOU to be part of the story-telling. Between music sets, please grab a chair and a mic, and share your own Christmas memory. Being far away from family overseas can make this time of year difficult for some; let’s spread some cheer, and get into the true spirit of the season – sharing music and stories with friends. See you there!
1,500 yen (including one drink)