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Joseph Moore

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Lora Mosier Photography

Burning River Boutique:  Art for Everyday


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Written by M.T. Bass

May 26, 2014 at 10:10 am

Tranquility Cove

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Written by M.T. Bass

May 19, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Clay Pots: Hard Road 2 min Instrumental Mix

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Bass & Drums — BIAB CBalad1 @ 72 bpm;  RD: NASHVILLEEVEN16^5-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride :Brian Fullen  RT366: Bass, Electric, Country Ev 065 , Dow Tomlin

Drum Channel:

CP140505 - Hard Road - Drum Channel

Variax Gibson J45:  Mic Position @ 60%; Compression @ 40%; Channel Strip:

CP1405050 - - Hard Road - J45 Channel

Variax Mandola:  Mic Postion @ 10%; Compression @ 90%; Channel Strip:

CP140505 - Hard Road  - Mandolin Channel

Variax Telecaster Lead:  Neck Pickup; PodHD 500 MetalliClean:

CP1405050 - - Hard Road Tele Amp - Highway 100CP1405050 - - Hard Road Tele Amp - Effects

 

Mix Output Reverb:

CP1405050 - - Hard Road Main Mix Reverb

Mix Output F/M Dynamics & EQ:

CP1405050 - - Hard Road Main Mix FM Processing

 


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Written by M.T. Bass

May 13, 2014 at 10:39 am

Bridge Underbelly

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Written by M.T. Bass

May 12, 2014 at 5:28 pm

In the Black: 1965-1969

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My novel, In the Black, is being released today, May Day — and, yeah, that’s kind of a friendly poke in the ribs to some of my pinker or even red friends.

The story of this story is that I was blessed to have a very special relationship with my father. He was my dad, always, but we also worked together, so he was a mentor, a boss and a colleague. Some of his friends became my friends. We all agree he was a great guy. He was an enabler for many of my passions: music, flying and telling tales. He helped me learn lessons in life and business that I later discovered myself trying to pass on to others. It is no accident that In the Black is dedicated to my dad.

I regret that he never got a chance to read this story, as he died two years ago. Even though I started writing this book in the last century — way back in the Eighties, in fact — it became clear as I raced to finish that the story would have been incomplete without the events of the intervening years between then and now. The more things change, the more they stay the same:

The United States faces existential threats from outside and within

Unpopular wars drag on
Journalism prostitutes itself
A paranoid government spies on its citizens
Technology advances at a frightening pace
Partisan acrimony paralyzes our political system
Communist revolutionaries fill American streets with violent demonstrations
Families, friends and society itself are overwhelmed and torn apart by events

But maybe things aren’t so grim, if you know anything about business and accounting . . . .

Anyway, I’ve been asked if In the Black is autobiographical (especially by siblings). I find if you pay attention and sometimes step back and spectate, life happening all around you can be quite entertaining, if not always rational and coherent. While certainly some of the characters, scenes and lunacy have been inspired by real people, real events and real lunacy, it is a work of fiction. But, remember, while victors may get to write history, novelists get to write reality.

In the Black is also available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Diesel, the iBookstore, Kobo and Scribd via the links to the right under “My Stuff.” (but the coupon is only good at Smashwords).

I wish everyone could have met my dad, so I hope you enjoy my story.

Thank you.


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The Girl, the Stearman and the Trampoline at CDBaby

Written by M.T. Bass

May 8, 2014 at 4:59 pm

Posted in Owl Works

PSA: A 1-Minute Lesson in Democrat Party Heritage

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“Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”
~George Santayana

“You just can’t leave those who created the problem in charge of the solution.”
~Tyree Scott

 

 


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Written by M.T. Bass

May 6, 2014 at 4:52 pm

Sea of Glass

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Written by M.T. Bass

May 5, 2014 at 11:00 am