Monday, April 6, 2020

More Recording Tonight!

My Kiddush (Blessing) Cup


Hello! Tonight we will lay down a click track for a rock ballad we are doing for our upcoming album "Love is the Answer." We also plan to record acoustic guitar and possibly bass guitar tonight. We will have a drummer who records at Fiasco Bros Studios in New Westminster. I watched a video of him playing on Len Osanic's website for the studio and was very impressed. He plays with Paul Rodgers of Bad Company. We will have a lead guitarists named Andreas who lives in Maple Ridge. Our friend Christine Sinclair put us in touch with him. Our friend and Myztery lead guitarist David Sinclair RIP used to have Andreas play and record when he was unable to.

We will do another Myztery Live on Facebook this Saturday night at 7 pm PST. We were really happy with the turnout last Saturday night! We plan to improve the quality of the video eventually by getting a proper backdrop and studio lighting. We are also in the process of continuing to compose music for our next concept album, which we plan to release in 2021, God willing. :) I have done  most of the writing so far so I would like Cyndie to have more input into the album.

I will be meeting in May with Deborah Richardson, our business coach for Myztery and Mystical Rose Productions. All my solo gigs in the Lower Mainland of Vancouver, BC have been cancelled due to the pandemic. I will be receiving financial assistance from the Government of Canada for the next 4 months.  Have a good day!

Pete <>

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Setting Up Our IngramSpark Account


Hello! Yesterday I set up our account with www.ingramspark.com to sell our books and ebook throughout the world. I set it up as our partnership, Mystical Rose Productions. We will start with Cyndie's book "Heaven ROCKS!" about her near-death experience at the age of 13. I just have to get the Word and PDF document from Volumes in Ontario and then upload the ebook to IngramSpark.
Next we will put my memoir, Radical Shifts, up as a paperback and ebook. I plan to sell my audiobook, when I complete it, through Audible.

Tonight we will continue to compose music for our 2021 concept album and also record our song "Party in the Kitchen Tonight" for our Love is the Answer album to be released in December of 2020. We are hoping to have Craig Waddell master the album and also Len Osanic to mix it at Fiasco Bros Studios in New Westminster.

The photo today is of my playing in my band Tyranny. It was a progressive rock trio with Bob Dickson on lead guitar, Darry Major on drums and me on vocals, bass and keyboards. Have a good day!

Pete

Monday, March 30, 2020

Myztery Live on Facebook and Instagram


Good morning! The painting above is one I did using watercolour. It is called "40 Days" and is about the 40 days Jesus spent praying and fasting in the wilderness. We have not yet recorded the shakers and tambourine for Love is the Answer. We had a technical glitch on Saturday night for our Myztery Live on Facebook concert so we had to delete the video. We will try again this coming Saturday night at 7pm Pacific Standard time. We will also do a Myztery Live on Instagram concert at 6:30 pm every Saturday night! Please tune in if you are on Instagram and spread the news!

We need to buy two power supply cords for our Chauvet 4-Bar LED light units. We will set them up in our studio for our Myztery Live concerts. I will also start giving my ROCK Talks every Wednesday at 9 am Pacific Standard Time on Instagram. It will later be uploaded to Facebook.

I need to get some string cleaner from Neil Douglas music store in New West. This Thursday I am hoping to meet with Scot Buchanan, the manager of the Vancouver Long & McQuade music store, to discuss my book Radical Shifts being sold in L&M stores in Canada.

Have a great day!

Pete

Friday, March 27, 2020

Recording Percussion on Love is the Answer



Hello! Tonight Cyndie and I will record a shaker and tambourine part for our song Love is the Answer. She will play both instruments. We may end up recording a djembe part as well. I love our new studio setup in our condo. I look towards our front window. We have a large area with grass and trees across the street and we played bocce there yesterday and Cyndie beat me.

I found a solid drummer to record on our album through Len Osanic. Len's studio is in New Westminster. The drummer plays with Paul Rogers of Bad Company sometimes and he does an awesome drum sample on Len's website https://fiascobros.com/ 

I recently picked up my black Taylor acoustic/electric guitar from Neil Douglas music store in New Westminster. Mark did a great job cleaning it and putting new strings on! I played my song He Must Increase the other day for my ROCK TALK on our Myztery Facebook page. Our next Myztery Live concert on Facebook is tomorrow, Saturday, at 7pm Pacific Standard Time (Vancouver, BC). We will do these cyber concerts every Saturday at 7 pm so tune !

Cheers!

Pete Mason

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Radical Shifts in Music Stores!



Hello! I will be meeting soon with Scot from the Vancouver Long & McQuade music store to discuss them selling my memoir Radical Shifts. I am hoping to have it in every Long & McQuade store across Canada. I am also meeting today with Neil Douglas of Neil Douglas music store in New Westminster to pick up my black Taylor acoustic/electric guitar. I left a copy of Radical Shifts with him the other day and he may decide to sell my book in his store as well.

They changed my guitar strings and cleaned the  guitar up. I could do it myself but I enjoy having someone else do it for me! :)

Have a good day!

Pete

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Recording Keyboards for Music Video Song

Queen of Peace


Good morning! Today Cyndie will record a keyboard part for our song that we are doing a music video for in June or July. I am thinking of having the keyboard like a Hammond B3 or some pulsating organ sound. I am taking my black Taylor acoustic/electric guitar to Neil Douglas music store to have new strings put on and cleaned. I bought the strings in Vancouver at Long & McQuade. I have had a few solo gigs cancelled due to the flu pandemic.

Yesterday I recorded an electric guitar part using my blue Gibson Les Paul and I also did kind of a lead solo part,  very simple. Our goal is to release this album by December of 2020 so we have lots of time to record the album. I will be looking into a couple of local studios where we can mix and master the album in December.

It's a beautiful sunny day in Burnaby! I went for a brief walk in New Westminster near Neil Douglas music store. They open at 12 noon Monday to Friday. Have an awesome day!

Cheers,

Pete <>

Monday, March 16, 2020

Music Video Coming Soon!

St. Gemma Galgani,  Mystic


Hello! We recently discovered a very talented music video producer based out of Vancouver, BC. We hope to have him produce one of our songs as a music video for our next Myztery album. We also have found an awesome venue to record the video in here in Burnaby, about 10 minutes from our place.

My memoir, Radical Shifts, has been selling well. I have received good feedback from some people who bought the book. It is always encouraging, as an author, to get positive feedback from people. What is also happening is that people are sharing my book with their family and friends.

I recently dropped off a copy to our Archbishop, Michael Miller, CSB. I also gave one to my new spiritual director. I have discovered a few small things that need correction, so in the next batch of books we will have these things fixed.

Have an awesome day and don't fret about the flu: trust in Jesus, wash your hands and keep one keepin' on!

You can read about St. Gemma Galgani here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemma_Galgani 

Pete

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Spiritual Journal



Hello! I am busy at this time typing my spiritual journal, or diary, going back to 1982 to the present. I was 20 years old in 1982! It is a wonderful experience to read how God has been working in my life from the early days until now. I encourage you to keep a spiritual journal or diary if you are not doing so already. You will grow in your union with Jesus and it will help you to avoid areas of sin and weakness.

St. Faustina  kept a diary at the request of her spiritual director, so he could direct her outside of confession. What a gift her Diary is to the world! There we learn about the mercy and love of God. I still have the flu! Ugh! We plan to rent a digital drum set so I can record drums on our next Myztery album. Drums were one of the first instruments I played when I was really young.

We continue to get new people, mainly from Nigeria, who want to join the Missionaries of Merciful Love. I also learned recently that 17 members of the Secular Franciscan Order became founders of new orders. I was a member of the SFO for 22 years until I founded the Missionaries of Merciful Love in 2005. Have a good day!




Thursday, January 30, 2020

Brian Power to Record Drums on Myztery Album

Robert Powell as Jesus of Nazareth


Our friend Brian Power will be recording drums on our new Myztery album. Brian and I played music together in elementary and high school. He has a digital drum set and lives down the road from us in New Westminster. We will record the first song soon!

Here is a powerful moved called Jesus of Nazareth. It is in 3 parts. Here is part one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Elm0vKn07PA  We hope to finish this album in several months and in 2021 record another concept album. We are also planning to start doing video interviews with Catholics who want to share their testimonies. We bought an adapter for our tripod to hold our iPhone. Eventually we plan to purchase a large digital camera that also takes videos as it will be superior quality.

I am almost half way through my newest book and it is coming along well. I have built a database of local CWL (Catholic Women's League) chapters in various parishes to see if they would like me to speak on merciful love and the spirituality of St. Faustina and St. Therese of the Child Jesus.

Have a great day!

Pete Mason

Monday, January 6, 2020

Singing at Talking at Full Gospel Businessmen's Meeting


Today I was booked to sing and speak at the Full Gospel Businessmen's meeting in Mission, BC on the second Saturday of February.  I will also bring my memoir, Radical Shifts, along to sell to those interested.  This is the start in 2020 of my booking singing and speaking engagements for various groups in the Lower Mainland of BC.  I will also get more copies of my book A Year of Merciful Love printed, with about 65 corrections being made!  

I am also starting to write a new book and so far I have all the chapter titles done.  I am really looking forward to finishing this book as I believe it will really help married couples.  When talking with Bill from the Full Gospel group I asked how long I had to speak, maybe 15 minutes?  He said as long as when the Holy Spirit tells you to stop.  I love his answer!  We are indeed called to be led by the Holy Spirit and not a human time table.

We plan to finish recording our 5th Myztery album in 2020.  After that we have another concept album that will will start probably in early 2020.  Have a great day!