Thursday, August 22, 2019

August 31st Day to Send in Manuscript

Good morning!  August 31st is our day to email my manuscript for my memoir Radical Shifts!  I am excited to have the first run of my book printed!  Cyndie is doing one final edit of the book by glancing through a copy of it.  It has been many years that we have been working on the book and it is finally coming to an end!

I have a solo concert today in Abbotsford, BC and will attend morning mass today as well.  We have a summer vacation coming up this week as well.  I have received the file for my MML book A Year of Merciful Love and will make a lot of corrections to that book and eventually have another batch of books printed as well.

We have booked our party room for my book launch on Saturday, November 9th at 7 pm in Burnaby.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Radical Shifts First Book Coming Any Day!


Here is a photo from our Myztery "Cyber Superstar" photoshoot in Vancouver by Andrea Seraphim.  On our left is drummer Vernon Shewchuk.  My first copy of my memoir, Radical Shifts, should arrive in the mail any day now!  We will then do one more final edit before getting the first batch of 50 books printed in Ontario.  email us at info@myztery.net if you would like to buy one for $20 plus postage.  If you live in the Greater Vancouver area we can deliver it to your door so there is no postage :)  

We are starting to prepare for recording of our next Myztery album, which will be old time Gospel songs.  We also have another Myztery concept album we are writing songs for and will record after the Gospel album is finished.  We have recently gotten rid of our TV because we wasted a lot of time watching silly shows.  Now we watch Christian movies and documentaries on our computer and it is a lot better and more spiritually beneficial for us.

I am once again setting up our home studio in our condo, connecting wires, etc.  The release date for my memoir is still September 14, 2019, the Feast of the Triumph of the Cross.  In the next few days I will send out a press release to national and local media, as well as a Christian talk show, to see if they will do a story on my book.  Have a great day!



Thursday, June 6, 2019

First the Book, the the Movie!


Kelly Rowan, Canadian actress and movie producer

Greetings!  Yesterday we printed the final copy of my memoir, Radical Shifts.  We will do one more final edit with the paper book before submitting it to the printer in Ontario in July to be ready for launching on September 14, 2019.  It is a nice change to be working with pen and paper instead of a computer screen.  There will be about 15 photos in the inside of the book.

Cyndie has been a huge help in the editing process.  She has a background in teaching English in high school in Ontario.  We are hoping to start recording a Myztery Gospel album with classic Gospel hymns on it.

I have a solo acoustic concert today in Coquitlam in the afternoon.  Yesterday was my 25th anniversary of being ordained a priest.  I celebrated by attending mass at Holy Rosary Cathedral in Vancouver, where I was ordained in 1994.  I took the manuscript down and laid it before the statue of Our Lady of the Rosary and asked for her prayers.  I then took it in front of the Blessed Sacrament in the Tabernacle and did the same.  Then I went for dinner at White Spot across the street.

On the way down to the Cathedral I met a woman who is a friend of the Canadian actress and move producer Kelly Rowan.  She said if she likes my book she will get in touch with Kelly to see if she is interested in doing a movie based on my book.  Kelly Rowan looks a lot like Cyndie and she is the same age, so she could play the role of Cyndie in the movie!

Have a good day!

Monday, May 6, 2019

Mystical Rose Productions Meeting Tonight!

Photo:  Me at the Sea of Galilee, Israel


Tonight Cyndie and I have a Mystical Rose Productions meeting in our condo or perhaps at a restaurant.  We will also continue to read aloud my Radical Shifts memoir manuscript, editing it.  I have a concert in Coquitlam this afternoon as well.  I plan to publish 100 books in the first run.  Soon I will be contacting various magazines and other media outlets to see if they are interested in running a story on the release of my memoir.

It is a nice sunny day here in Burnaby!  We hope you had a great easter and celebration of the Feast of Divine Mercy!  I also plan to write another book about a certain topic in the Gospel of John.  I can't reveal the topic yet!  I plan to start writing soon, maybe even today!

I am thinking of setting the price of my ebook at 99 cents and will distribute it through Publish Drive worldwide, including Amazon.  I was thinking of giving it away for free but decided it would be better to charge a small fee for it.  The paperback will sell for $20.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Final Editing for Radical Shifts


On tour in Alberta with Myztery

Cyndie and I are on the final edit of Radical Shifts, my memoir.  I am reading it out loud and Cyndie is watching for the flow etc.  We are making small adjustments.  The photos are all in and secured.  September 14, 2019 is still the release date but we will have some books printed before then to ship some free copies out to a certain group of people.

We are in Holy Week now and preparing for the Easter Vigil this Saturday night where many people will be baptized, confirmed and receive the Holy Eucharist for the first time.  I may end up writing a new final chapter of my book depending on how a certain possible shift in my life may come forward soon.  We will let you know!

I have decided to offer my book for free as an ebook on Kindle Amazon but sell it as a paperback book.  I may offer it for free as an audio book as well but I will make that decision after I create the audio book.

Have a good day!

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Photos Added to Memoir

Yesterday I added all the photos I want to add to my memoir, Radical Shifts.  Some are colour and some are black and white.  We will edit the manuscript today or tomorrow and organize the paragraphs and read the whole book out loud to check for flow, etc.

I am planning to give away the ebook for free!  We will sell the paperback book and audio book.  I have learned a lot from two different books on how to market my book and will put their advice into practice.

Have a great day!

Photo:  Taken by Tom Hawkins.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Monthly Retreat and Local Bookings

Yesterday Cyndie and I went on a silent MML retreat at Westminster Abbey in Mission, BC, about an hour from where we live.  We walked around the grounds, looked at the view of the Fraser Valley and prayed in the chapel for a while and then evening prayer chanted with the monks and a brief period of Eucharistic adoration.  Next month we plan to arrive a little before 10 am to attend Sunday mass there.

This week I will be building my personal website for music and books.  I will use this site when booking local concerts and speaking events at parishes and parish groups.  I will later build a website for Cyndie for her music and books.  Finally, I will build a site that combines all our music and books and even some art.

I had a solo concert in North Vancouver today and Cyndie joined me for the ride.  I am opening a business account for Mystical Rose Productions tomorrow at Scotiabank in Burnaby at Highgate Mall.  We will either tonight or tomorrow night read through my memoir, Radical Shifts, looking for areas that need correction and so on.  Thanks for reading!



Wednesday, March 13, 2019

The Rock Podcast

Today I talk about #1 of our MML Rule of Life.

The image today is my Coat of Arms with the Latin Words Ecclesiam Renovare, which means Renew the Church, and the Hebrew word on the key means "Victory."  The heart symbolizes love, the Mitre is a bishop's mitre and the crozier is a bishop's crozier and the guitar is mine!  The cross reminds us of Jesus.

The podcast will appear Monday to Friday at 7 am PST.  Yesterday I worked on a keyboard part for one of our Myztery songs for our upcoming 5th album.  Today I am booking solo concerts in the Lower Mainland of Vancouver, BC.  We are still editing my memoir, Radical Shifts, which will be released on September 14, 2019.  I got a monthly calendar yesterday to plan various stages of the book release.  Have a great day!

Monday, March 11, 2019

New Podcast Coming Today!

Later today I will be creating a blog that will appear Monday to Friday.  It will be called The Rock, after Jesus' words to Peter "You are Peter and on this rock I will build my church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it."  I will talk about the spiritual renewal of the church.   We are in the holy season of Lent, a perfect time for spiritual renewal.  Jesus began his public ministry by saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."  The start of spiritual renewal is turning away from sin, and following Jesus in his way of the Gospel, or good news.

I hope you subscribe to my blog!  I hope you leave feedback on the comments section.  I have written a booklet called Prayer for the Renewal of the Church.  It will be available as a free ebook on my personal website which will be up and running soon.  I am also planning to print booklets of them for churches to purchase and give out to church members to pray for the renewal of the church.  Let me know if you would like to order copies for your church.

We all need spiritual renewal.  God raises up certain men and women like St. Francis of Assisi to renew the church.  During his lifetime St. Francis had to deal with a church that was losing touch with the Gospel message of simplicity and radical renewal. The Pope had a dream that St. Francis was supporting a large basilica.  God raised up many men and women to follow in the footprints of St. Francis, especially St. Clare and her order called the Poor Clares.  Lay people also followed St. Francis as the Brothers and Sisters of Penance, now known as the Secular Franciscan Order.  I was a member of the SFO for over 20 years until God called me to start the Missionaries of Merciful Love, which is now growing a lot especially in Nigeria.

May the Lord bless you this Lent with radical conversion and Gospel joy!



Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Ash Wednesday

Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent.  The photo today is of a booklet I wrote called Prayer for the Renewal of the Church.  We are called to renew the church through prayer, fasting and witness and using our talents like music.  Last night we continued to edit my memoir, Radical Shifts, moving one paragraph to another section in the book and writing opening and closing paragraphs.

Tonight we will practice for local concerts in churches.  We will also set a date to start recording our 5th Myztery album to be released in November of 2020.  We want to take at least a year to record, mix and master the album.  I have included the first day of the Prayer for the Renewal of the Church below:  You can start on any day of the week.  In the next 6 blogs I will share another day of the prayer.  

Sunday - Day 1 - For the renewal of Bishops
Heavenly Father, we thank you for the gift of Bishops in the universal church. We pray for each one of them, that they may be holy, wise and zealous for the glory of Your name and the salvation of souls. May they preserve order, unity and charity in the particular churches entrusted to them. May they love the truth and always proclaim it, especially when it comes at a personal cost to their popularity or reputation. In a special way we pray for our Pope Francis, the Bishop of Rome. Help him to carry out his ministry as the successor of Peter the Apostle. We pray also for our own Bishop, that he be blessed with all the gifts he needs to serve the people of God.

May Jesus, the Bishop of our souls, always be in their hearts, on their lips and in their minds, so that they may spread His sweet fragrance wherever they go. When they are afraid, give them courage from the Passion of Your Son. When they have sinned, lead them to the fount of mercy in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. When they are persecuted unjustly, help them to carry their cross with patience, kindness and humility.

Finally, fill them completely with the love of Your Holy Spirit and may this same Spirit guide them at every moment, so that their decisions may be based on your revealed word and the living Tradition of our faith and the true teaching of the one, holy, catholic and apostolic church. May Mary, Queen of Bishops, be always beside them to comfort them and assist them to hear the voice of Jesus, her beloved Son, and do whatever He tells them to do. In Jesus name, Amen.



Monday, March 4, 2019

Change in Websites

We have decided that we will build a Pete Mason website and a Cyndie Mason website.  Each website will feature our music, books and art.  Then I will build another website for Pete and Cyndie Mason which will feature our music for concerts in local churches and beyond.   Once I get the Pete and Cyndie Mason website built and we have had some more music practices, I will start booking us in local churches.  In the summer we may go on weekend tours to Kelowna, Kamloops, etc.

Cyndie came up with a cool melody and lyrics for the 2nd song on our upcoming 5th Myztery concept album.  Tomorrow I will continue working on that 2nd song, putting all the parts together.  It features keyboards and guitar etc.  I don't have any solo gigs today but I am taking a free online course about how to be effective in my activities.

Tonight we will continue to read chapter one of my memoir, Radical Shifts, looking for flow, etc.  We have decided it will just be Cyndie and I who edit the book.  We have been editing it for many years now!  It is really starting to flow well and read easily.  The release date is still September 14, 2019, the Feast of the Triumph of the Cross.  I plan to do a local tour of CWL (Catholic Womens League) once we print more of my book A Year of Merciful Love.  After I have toured locally in various Catholic groups Cyndie will do a local tour featuring her book Heaven ROCKS!

Have a great day and thanks for reading!

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

New Personal Pete Mason Website Coming Soon!

Today's photo is from a Christian Info News newspaper story they did on me and my Christian music website at the time.  Photographer:  Anon.  I have decided to shut down the Radical Shifts website and instead build a personal website with my name as an author, musician and artist.  I am reading a couple of books on how to market my book online and offline.

Tonight we will have a Myztery meeting to discuss my book and the recording of our 5th album.  We will soon start booking Myztery in local churches and possibly pubs as well.  I have a solo concert in Vancouver this afternoon.

We will likely purchase the recording software called Reaper.  Pro Tools is good but is too expensive for us.  I have decided to send out our Myztery ezine (e-newsletter) twice a month.  You can sign up for it on our website at www.myztery.net  You get our free Myztery debut album as soon as you sign up!

We will start reading my manuscript out loud to check for flow, chronological order, spelling, punctuation, grammar, etc.

Have a great day!



Monday, February 25, 2019

Two New Websites Coming Soon!

Greetings!  Photo:  Cyndie on our Myztery tour in Ontario in Midland holding a cross I made where the Canadian Martyrs died.  A couple of days ago I completed the lyrics to the title track of our 5th Myztery album, which will be released in November of 2020.  Yesterday we unplugged from the computer and went for a long walk beside the ocean at Kitsilano beach.  It was great!  Today I have a solo concert in West Vancouver and I  hope to work on the music and lyrics for our 2nd song for the upcoming album.  Our friend Lisa Midler has volunteered to do an edit of my manuscript for my memoir, Radical Shifts.  Cyndie and I still need to read through the whole thing as well.

I bought a 2019 planner book yesterday and will use it for the marketing of my memoir to contact media, bloggers, etc. to promote my Radical Shifts book.  It is good to have almost 7 months to prepare for the launch of my book.  I am learning a lot online in this regard.

Another project we will do eventually is release our solo albums on a new website we are building.  I have a few albums I did as a solo artist, starting in 1989.  They are all Christian songs.  I am also building a website for my book Radical Shifts.  If you sign up for our ezine (e-newsletter) The Myztery Buzzer you will get our Myztery debut album for free.  Sign up at www.myztery.net 

Thanks for reading and have a great day!




Wednesday, February 20, 2019

New Release Date for Radical Shifts Book



We have delayed the book release date for my memoir, Radical Shifts, to September 14, 2019.  This will give us more time to contact media for interviews, articles, promotion and marketing to local, regional, national and international media outlets like newspapers, radio, TV, internet, blogs, etc.

Today we will do a verbal read through of the book to check the flow of it and check any spelling mistakes, grammar and punctuation.  Cyndie has been a huge help in this area.  We will complete the editing on February 22, 2019, the feast of the Chair of Peter.  This is a highly symbolic date for me, with my name being Peter :)  I have a cool gold and red chair that we used for a Myztery photo shoot with Tom Hawkins in Vancouver a while back.

You can read the Foreword and Chapter One of Radical Shifts here:  https://www.wattpad.com/697646285-radical-shifts-foreword-and-chapter-one?utm_source=web&utm_medium=facebook&utm_content=share_reading&fbclid=IwAR15VHH4npB1qhrNkOzKm3pXuF4rNFx4eHgnFTfRphurVlA4hITfNS5jKWg

We have started Myztery rehearsals twice a week:  Tuesday and Thursday evenings.  We went over two songs for an upcoming album last night.  I played acoustic guitar and Cyndie played keyboards.  I am also composing music for our next concept album to be released in November of 2020.  We plan to release a "regular" album after the concept album.  We certainly don't have a shortage of material to work with!

We will likely hire our friend Kelly Stodola to do the drums for the concept album.  He is a solid session drummer and plays drums with many local bands.  He did a show with us at Presentation Theatre in North Vancouver a while back.  I have a solo concert today in Mission, BC, about an hour from where we will live in Burnaby.  Have a great day and keep on rockin'!


Thursday, February 14, 2019

Stage One of Editing Complete!

Yesterday I complete Stage One of editing of my memoir, Radical Shifts.  This means I have gone through the entire manuscript checking for proper chronological order, spelling, grammar and necessary information.  Now I will leave the manuscript alone for a week and then pick it up again and read it out loud with Cyndie for Stage Two of the editing process.  After that, we will correct any mistakes etc in Stage Three and then we will be ready to submit the manuscript for printing in Ontario.

If you would like to join our Myztery Radical Shifts Launch Team visit this link:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2187428531531123/?ref=bookmarks 

Members of the Radical Shifts Launch Team will get their name in the paperback book as well as the ebook and receive a free e-book!  Your duty will be to spread the news of the books release on May 11, 2019 at 7pm PST in Burnaby, BC.  It would also be great if you posted a review of the e-book on Kindle Amazon on May 13, 2019, two days after the release.

I am also composing music for our 5th Myztery album, to be released in November of 2020.  It is a concept album, similar in some ways to our debut concept album Myztery and our Tempus Fugit album.  I am also building a unique website that goes along with the album and it will feature the music and lyrics and storyline of the album. 

Today is Valentine's Day so we wish you all a very Happy Valentine's day!  Tonight I have a solo gig in Vancouver and we are going out for dinner after that in Burnaby.  Have a great day and thanks for reading! :) 



Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Cover of Radical Shifts Finished



Abstract Marketing has completed the cover of my upcoming memoir, Radical Shifts, specifically Lisa.  Our completion date for editing the book is February 22, 2019, the feast of the Chair of Peter :)  It is a good date to finish it on.  Our release party is still May 11, 2019 in the party room of our condo complex.  I am hoping to also have a book signing at Chapters in Metrotown, Burnaby.  I will approach them once I have the book in my hands to show them.

Our Radical Shifts Launch Team is growing!  We now have 5 members from Canada and the USA and Nigeria.  Look up Radical Shifts Launch Team on Facebook if you would like to join.  Members get their names in the paperback book and e-book and get a free e-book.  The duties of members is to promote the book release party and the book to their friends and family both online and offline.

I am still composing music for our next album which will be released in 2020.  It will be another concept album along the lines of our debut album and Tempus Fugit, but the songs won't be 15 minutes long this time! :)  I have also built a website for the album like the one I built for Tempus Fugit www.myztery-tempus-fugit.net

We have added a sign up button for our e-newsletter.  Everyone who signs up gets access to our Myztery debut album which we recorded and released in 2005.

Have a great day and KEEP ON ROCKIN'!

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Radical Shifts Book Release Party Date Changed

Hello!  We have changed the date for my Book Release Party for my memoir Radical Shifts to March 23, 2019.  The reason is that our publisher needs 6 weeks to manufacture the books.  Last night Cyndie and I did more editing on the manuscript.  We have less than 100 pages to go!  Then we will read through it again a couple of times for a final edit, checking grammar, spelling, punctuation and so on.

The book will first be released as a paperback, almost 500 pages.  Then it will come out on Amazon/Kindle as an e-book and finally as an audio book.  I will be narrating the audio book in our studio.  Our plan is to have me appear on various TV and Radio and Internet talk shows to discuss my book.

Last night I choose a variety of synthesizer settings for our upcoming concept album which will be released in 2020.  We plan on buying ProTools again to do the album.  We will use Cyndie's Mac laptop to record with as it is newer than mine.

We have recently added Myztery to Snapchat.  I am trying to figure out how to put a link to Snapchat on our Myztery website.

Have an awesome day and thanks for reading!
Photo:  Playing my  Flying V in a castle.  Photo by Cyndie Mason.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Doors Opening


Photo:  Me playing my 12 string guitar in the band Quantum Leap.

Good morning!  A couple of days ago I met a guy who took our Myztery card and he said he would give it to his friend in the Yukon and they may have Myztery play a concert there at the Dawson music festival (Blue Feather).  I have been on tour across Canada from Vancouver to Newfoundland but I have not yet been to the Yukon or Nunavit and would love to tour up there.

We are getting more and more people following us on Instagram since we recently started posting photos on that site.  I have been writing music for our upcoming concept album to be released in 2020.  My next task is to work on a synthesizer part for one of the songs.  I always carry Myztery cards in my pocket. "Be prepared" is the Boy Scouts motto :)  You never know who you are going to meet.

We will start rehearsing for live shows soon.  We will be playing some Myztery songs at my book release party on February 22nd.  We have a large party room in our condo complex that we have booked for the event.  It starts at 7 pm and the address is 7058 14th Ave, Burnaby, BC and you are welcome to come!  Just call me at 604-379-5936 when you arrive at the front door and we will let you in the building.  Snacks and soft drinks will be provided.

Have an awesome day!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Radical Shifts Book Release Party

You are invited to the Myztery Book Release Party for my memoir Radical Shifts!  It will take place on Friday, February 22, 2019 at the Party Room, 7058 14th Ave., Burnaby, BC, 7 pm.  Call 604-379-5936 when you arrive at the entrance to the building and you will be let in.  Free parking on 14th or 17th St.

The book will be released as a paperback for $20, an ebook for $10 and an audio book for $10.  We will be playing some acoustic classic rock songs at the party on acoustic guitar as well as some original Myztery songs.  There will be soft drinks and snacks provided.  I will be signing copies of the book for those who want that.  

I have been working on my book for almost 20 years!  It started with my online testimony on a Christian music site I started and developed over the years into a book.   Rolf Kempf, who wrote Alice Cooper's hit song "Hello! Hurray" does the preface to the book.  He wrote: "If you are interested in spiritual seeking and looking for a higher meaning in life, there is something in this book for you."