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Quit Texting

December 21, 2011

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Quit Texting me!

I can’t stand it – if you know me you know where I am – and you know what I’m doing – and YOU KNOW I hate them!

Pick up the phone or just e-mail me – but anything but a phone call will more than likely be misinterpreted.

How hard is it to just CALL?

 

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One Night – quite some time ago!

December 21, 2011

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“Steve, so many memories about our youth. One especially stands out in my memory is a night, I don’t remember why or how, we were on a back country road and we just stopped on the side of the road. You had your guitar and just jumped out and started playing and singing. If I’m remembering correctly, it must have been around 2 or 3 in the morning, but you just jammed for about 10 minutes, then jumped back in the van and we continued on. *(Jerry McWilliams)

Thanks Jerry – glad you sent that!

Steve Moore

High Cotton Recording Artists

Steve Moore and the New South

High Cotton Records is a Division of:  Music Square One


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STORIES – NSFW

September 3, 2011

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I think I’m taking down this CATEGORY – as what I’d LIKE to post is not necessarily what many people need to be reading…

So you’ll have to be CRAFTY to find my super secret blog under an AKA!

Good luck finding it…

Steve Moore

High Cotton Recording Artists

Steve Moore and the New South

High Cotton Records is a Division of:  Music Square One


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Haiku’s and other writings…

July 31, 2011

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The ART and SCIENCE of Writing

So much is always “lost in translation” from language to language…

And it’s really funny when somebody has NOT EVEN studied “Greek or Latin” which I did both – try to use a “software translator” as all you get it “gibberish”.

And even still funnier when someone will take the HIGH ART of the HAIKU and “butcher it” – so in my next post – I may just do that – just for fun!

The Japanese haiku and the English language haiku have several critical differences. In Japanese the haiku is composed of 17 sound units divided into three parts – one with 5 units, one with 7 units and another with 5 units. Since sound units are much shorter than English syllables, it has been found that following the Japanese example results in a much longer poem often filled up to make the count with unnecessary words.

The Japanese write their haiku in one line, in order to see clearly the parts of the haiku. In English each part is given a line. This allows the reader time to form an image in the mind before the eyes go back to the left margin for more words. The line breaks also act as a type of punctuation. The kigo, or season word, is a vital part of the Japanese haiku, but in English it is often ignored and not well understood. Therefore, a great number of English haiku do not have a season word and yet are considered to be haiku. The Japanese, because of their longer history of reading haiku, understand that there are two parts to the poem. In English these are called the phrase and fragment. One line is the fragment and the other two lines combine grammatically to become the phrase. Without this combining the two lines together the haiku will sound ‘choppy’ as the voice drops at the end of each line.

Steve Moore –

PUBLISHED Author/Writer/Songwriter and Poet…

High Cotton Records is a Division of:  Music Square One


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A Sonnet

July 29, 2011

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I doubt many people even READ “Sonnets” any more – much less even TRY to attempt to write one –  I can’t take much credit on this one – but I can say I helped – FINISH IT!  Which is funny – people could be a novelist or published author, etc – but you HAVE TO FINISH!  Which is NOT as easy as it sounds…

Trust me – it’s hard – but “I FINISHED” a 650 some odd page REFERENCE MANUAL – and A LOT of other works – and they are PUBLISHED.

Be that as it may – here’s “A SONNET” – I helped FINISH:

 


To want to rid the world of all that is unknown

Love, Live with worth and pride and belief of the life

Hold on to knowledge that will always make it right

Faults are present even from this queen on her throne

 

Consequences of life subside when left alone

Let the heart of the world decide what should be

Thoughts, feelings, intuition make it clear to see

Expectations make a life last, last so long

 

Just find a way to live a life and never grieve

The thoughts that bleed into the soul of a life in time

Made they were to be the faults to never last or leave

Intention unspoken yet never meant to rhyme

 

It is when they speak to make all the world listen

Falter, stumble, cry or accept what is given…

(By Stacy and Steve)

Think it’s easy? YOU try it!

Steve Moore

Music Square One

High Cotton Records

ButterMilk Media

“The Truth about the Music Business’

Steve Moore & the New South

High Cotton Record Recording Artist!

High Cotton Records is a Division of:  Music Square One


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Say it isn’t true…

June 21, 2011

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Yes, it’s TRUE – don’t know why –

But it is….

You really just need to learn how to PLAY the Guitar!

It doesn’t hurt to write a book too:

“The Truth about the Music Business’

Steve Moore & the New South

High Cotton Record Recording Artist!

High Cotton Records is a Division of:  Music Square One


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Actually Got some Music In!

June 20, 2011

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Despite the massive move in the studio and all of the other things I had to get done in regards to my Studio and Outer Offices – I actually managed to get some playing in!

It’s always great to pick up a guitar (that’s got NEW STRINGS and is IN TUNE) and just plug-in to Pro Tools and lay down some tracks – not going to say I got much songwriting done – but I did get to the point that I could at least just plug-n-play!

Looking forward just two more solid weekends – of just working on the studio and Pro Tools Templates – especially for my BFD – and I do need to update my FX-Pansion amps – see what they can do – as it’s time to do a FULL on Virtual Drum, with real guitars and bass – and then break out the Sample Tank, Moog(s), and Melotrons and add some keyboard, string parts, etc….wish I had gotten the kit with the Wurlitzer’s and multiple Rhodes, as I really need to get RID of some of these “full on keyboards” that are just taking up SPACE!

OK – I’ll admit that a Virtual Synth or any Virtual instrument will ever touch a REAL ONE – but they surely are convenient!

Steve Moore

High Cotton Record Recording Artist!

High Cotton Records is a Division of:  Music Square One


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STUDIO MAKEOVER

June 18, 2011

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STUDIO MAKEOVER IN PROCESS

I’ve got more and more A/V projects so it’s time to get the studio in shape!

Yep, I’m working on my two offices – as I’ve got to get my studio back in GREAT SHAPE – it doesn’t take long before I get cables just spread out everywhere  – and I’ll add a device to my POWER SUPPLIES or end up doing some video work that has to be exported from my Pro Tools Machine over to my MAIN WORK STATIONS or my OUTER OFFICE.

But I spend MOST of my time in my Studio office – as that’s where I have my three monitor set up – which allows me to be 40% (PROVEN) more productive.

MY MAIN STUDIO WORK STATION

MY STUDIO SET UP

The above photo is of my THREE MONITORS for my Studio – it’s actually two different computers – two monitors on one machine, and the third is in my  network but I can opt in to use the third monitor via Maxi-Vista Networking monitor application.  This gives me a TON of real estate and allows me to test all sites with numerous browsers, etc.

It’s also cool that I’m using TWO computers – (and a 17″ laptop on my right and a 15″ laptop on my left) – so I can TEST, TEST, TEST!   I also have the two main work stations linked with A/V – so I can capture audio for video production, pop that into my MASTERING SOFTWARE and completely remaster all audio for my videos – and also allows me to keep working as Video Rendering can take up to THREE HOURS sometimes!

I can also STREAM MUSIC from Computer 2 into computer 1 – and the audio is GREAT – with total Surround Sound for testing  PRO TOOLS AUDIO from a totally seperate set of speakers –

And then there’ my PRO TOOLS STATION  with a 27″ Monitor and adding a 42″ for just the MIX WINDOW for PRO TOOLS – and I can take the audio out of computer 1 or 2 or any laptop and run that through my main power amp that then allows me to test SOUND with FOUR DIFFERENT sets of speakers – before I take it out to the CAR or a boom box to TEST AGAIN – before releasing the tracks.

It’s a TON of work – but once I get it all set up then I take my 88 weighted Midi keyboard and use it for production direct into pro tools – along with my MIDI converter for my Drum Machine and non-weight 66 keys MIDI CONTROLLER  – I’ve got some many apps and virtual instruments that I haven’t even been able to get around to trying all of them out – must less learn to use them quickly – but I’ll get there – as I’ll be taking SATURDAY Afternoons off – and working on the studio and have finally said – I’m NOT WORKING ON SUNDAY’S  – I need some down time – decompress as it were – but I’m sure if the mood strikes the studio will already be up, working and READY  – just open a template (depending on the type of song) and ARM THE TRACKS and GO!

Once this Studio is done – then I’m taking my OUTER OFFICES and turning them into a day time work place – get some daylight and have MORE room for my LAPTOPS, MACS and extra monitors in various sizes to test with different screen resolutions, screen sizes and anything else I may need – but I must admit after learning PHP I don’t have to sweat a DIV-TABLE any more and my sites all work well – on every monitor – save for the 42″ – but that’s OK – it’s for MIXING up to 42 or more track and still being able to see them to set automation and the like.   Will be glad to get it all set back up and have MORE room in the outer offices for paper work and the like – or my computer work bench for tearing apart machines and adding new peripherals, etc – so it’s all going to be ORGANIZED – CLEAN and EXTREMELY USER FRIENDLY and FUNCTIONAL!

Steve Moore

High Cotton Record Recording artist!

High Cotton Records is a Division of:  Music Square One


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Too early…

June 18, 2011

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Sleep that elusive thing…
Woke up dreaming of a LIVE GIG – needless to say – can’t go back to sleep now…

Coffee and MUSIC

Just wish my right hand wasn’t sill asleep- but all it needs is a PICK – my left hand does all the work…at least with stringed  instruments – that is…

Y’all have a good day…or sleep well – as I’m off to work…time to set up the studio

SM

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Some Cool Recordings!

May 30, 2011

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I got to slip away for at least a night to get OUT of this studio and take a break – even thought I worked pretty much all day Saturday and was back at work Sunday afternoon – but I did record some really cool stuff while away –
Now I just have to transfer to my DAW or my Recording SW and then see IF can’t finish this song I’m working on!  It was really cool to have a lot of people weigh in on my lyrics i posted – will have to try to work that into the song- but I may have written most of the music now – we’ll see…just never enough time in the day!

More to come!

Steve Moore

High Cotton Recording Artists – Steve Moore & the New South

High Cotton Records is a Division of:  Music Square One


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