Take This Bottle video. A Faith No More cover by Chuck Mosley

Here is a video I cobbled together of Take This Bottle by Chuck Mosley, originally by Faith No More (Big Thrilling), which will appear on a limited edition seven inch called Joe Haze Session #2 April 13th 2019 as part of Record Store Day. BlocGlobal is celebrating their first release and I am really proud of everyone involved with making this happen. I wish Chuck was here to tell me why the video sucks and to see the awesome response his music is getting.

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Remix a live Chuck Mosley song

A day or two after we got our live record finished, we received a multitrack recording of a concert we did at the Live Wire in Chicago, IL. I thought it might be fun to give you all the multitracks of the song, “Tractor”. There are six tracks for Tractor (2 guitar, 2 vocals, bass, and a conga) along with a seventh track I threw in for giggles. It’s a noise guitar intro Chuck did that night that has nothing to do with the song, but I think it’s cool. Feel free to use all, some, or none of the songs.

I started each track just as the previous song ended so there is some extra horsing around and banter. If you like it, use it. If not, cut it.

There is no prize. This is not a competition. I just want to give you something to do during the lock down. Make it loud, make it weird, make it completely different, or simply mess with the levels (my only suggestion is to make the conga super loud, heh)

Here you go:

Tractor-Guitar Chuck LIVE WIRE
Tractor-Bass Cris LIVE WIRE
Tractor-Guitar Drew LIVE WIRE
Tractor-Conga Doug LIVE WIRE
Tractor-Vocals Chuck LIVE WIRE
Tractor-Vocals Doug LIVE WIRE
Intro-Guitar Chuck LIVE WIRE

I would love to hear your results. Post your links in the comments or on our facebook page. If you give me permission, I’ll post it on the Mosley band page and on this website. No rules… No deadlines… Enjoy.

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intro at the live wire

I recently got the audio for a practice show we played at the live wire in Chicago in 2017. It was drew’s first time onstage with us (and i think cris’s first time playing bass onstage?) This is how we started the show:

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Author Interview with Brian Paone

Today, I am featuring author Brian Paone, whose story “Come Moonshine or Fog,” is included in the anthology “A Bond of Words,” alongside my own brand-new story, “Rhythm of the Bug-ity Beat.”

What are you working on now?

The novelization of Digital Underground’s “Sex packets” album for this year, then “Moonlight City Drive Part 3” (which will complete the trilogy) will follow in 2021. On the horizon after that is a novelization of Pink Floyd’s “The Final Cut Album,” a novel where big band, doo-woop, classic rock, metal, and rap all exist simultaneously in alternate universes, and a few other ideas rolling around.

What book are you currently reading?

“John Z, the DeLorean, and Me” by Barrie Wills

What is the hardest part of writing for you?

Hardest is the blurb. Spitting out 110k-word novels is like taking a stroll for me. Needing to write 150 words about what the book is about? That’s when I usually become an alcoholic and try to bribe those little elves who fix shoes in the middle of the night to write my blurbs for me. How bad am I am it? I have 5 published novels, and I have written 0 of the blurbs. Either my editor or my wife write them for me. Ha!

If you could meet one author, living or dead, who you choose?

Stephen King

If you were on death row, what would you request for a last meal?

Tacos

What is your ideal writing snack?

Tacos, with a side of tacos

What personal bond inspired your story?

My story is a rock-fiction adaptation of the song “Jealous of Youth” by TheThe. It was inspired by Stephen King’s novella “The Body,” and, oddly, the movie “My Girl.” Oh, and a really big tree stump that had fallen across my jogging path in the woods behind my house.

What is it that you want a reader to take away from it, be it one emotion or a thought or a memory?-

Nostalgia strikes hard at the heart …

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Interview with author Carolyn Young

Today, I am featuring author Carolyn Young, whose story “Until Death,” is included in the anthology “A Bond of Words,” alongside my own brand-new story, “Rhythm of the Bug-ity Beat.”

What is the hardest part of writing for you? What is the easiest?
The hardest part for me is brainstorming a story I want to write. Once I get the idea for a story, I need to have a good feel for the characters before I can write it, but when I feel them, writing the story is the easy part.

Did your story play out as you planned it?
Not this time. I wrote four different versions of the ending and none of them worked. I realised I had to let go of how I wanted the story to end, and let it write itself. When I finished, I felt like I’d been punched in the gut and I knew it was the right ending for the story.

What story was your favorite in the book?
I have two very different favourites. I loved ‘Dear Paige’ by Rayona Lovely Wilson. It’s the first story I’ve read in a long time that had me crying like a baby at the end. I also loved Austin Sheehan’s story ‘Eternally Mine’. I loved the buildup of tension throughout the story and the ending blew me away.

If you could meet one author, living or dead, who you choose?
Sara Douglass. Sara was also an Australian author who I had the opportunity to get to know online before I became a writer. She was an amazing person and her blog post called ‘The Silence of the Dying’ was one of the most moving pieces I’ve ever read.

What are you working on now?
I’m currently preparing my first novel ‘The Broken’ for professional editing with the hope I’ll find an agent to represent it.

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Interview with author Zachery J Ivens

Today, I am featuring author Zachery J Ivens, whose story “Clean With Hatred,” is included in the anthology “A Bond of Words,” alongside my own brand-new story, “Rhythm of the Bug-ity Beat.”

Q1: Did you have a special bond with somebody that shaped who you are today?
A1: I could easily say just about anyone in my family here, but I think my best friend Donovan is the one most deserving of the spotlight. He is kind, charismatic, respectful, hard-working; all traits I admire and try to incorporate in my daily life. He is also one of my biggest supporters where writing and publishing my works are concerned among many other aspects of my life. We are there to help one another in times of need and life without him would be rather dull. Him and I go way back and we consider each other as brothers to this day.

Q2: What are you working on now?
A2: There are several stories and novels I am working on currently, but since I am trying this new thing called prioritization, I will only make mention of the WIP I am putting all my attention into now. It is a novel with plenty of psychological elements, and the MC leads a dystopian life that will eventually lead them to solitude and isolation. However, someone has taken notice of this and intends to put every ounce of effort into breaking the MC out of their shell, as grueling and arduous the task may be, and perhaps make something magical happen in the process. Now whether that truly happens or if the characters of that story plan to play an Uno Reverse Card on me, even I have no way of knowing.

Q3: What is the hardest part of writing for you? What is the easiest?
A3: Perhaps the most difficult part of writing for me is the actual part of sitting down and writing. I have ADHD, a learning disability that makes it rather difficult for me to sit still and focus on even the things I truly wish to do. My mind likes to wander and daydream, and so while I want to write, sometimes I stare at the blank page and lose myself to the world of daydreams and become slothful. The best method to combat it, at least for me, is to know precisely what I will write before sitting down to write. The easiest part of writing for me is showing over telling. This is where you give your scenes life and creativity and can truly paint a picture with your words instead of blatantly telling the reader what is going on and how things look and appear. It is something I struggled with at first but have since found it quite easy through continuous practice, proving that practice certainly makes perfect, or as close as can be to it.

Q4: If you could meet one author, living or dead, who would you choose?
A4: It is perhaps a generic answer but I don’t believe anything else could be more truthful. I would be honoured to meet Stephen King one day as his stories take on a similar approach to what I write about and enjoy in a story, such as the horror and psychological elements as well as some suspense to keep the readers hooked and on edge. He is one of the many authors out there who have inspired me to become a writer and to show the world my works whether it be to entertain or to teach something valuable.

Q5: What is your ideal writing snack?
A5: There are several snacks I like to eat while I write, so I will list three of them.
• Crackers with melted cheese on top (a quick microwave snack)
• Peanut butter sandwiches (either plain or toasted, sometimes with jam)
• Smarties (and yes, I am the type that sorts out all the candies by colour and eats the red ones last)

Pick up a copy of “A Bond of Words” in paperback or eBook at any book retailer worldwide, including Amazon. If you purchase the paperback directly from Scout Media, you will get another ‘Of Words’ anthology of your choosing in eBook for FREE as well as a FREE companion soundtrack download!!
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