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Eighteen years ago my mother woke up one morning, just as she had every day in her life prior. However, that particular day was different. Half of her body was completely paralyzed. This made her speech difficult, and actually moving nearly impossible.  In the days to follow, she received life changing news and was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS); a permanent, degenerative nerve disease.  For more information about MS, please click here. My mother, as well as my best friend’s mother, and countless other mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, grandmothers, grandfathers, teenagers, adults and everywhere in between have given themselves to...

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Friends.  Family.  Companions. For many of us, these are words we use to describe the little (and sometimes not-so-little) fur-balls who relentlessly, unforgivingly and unconditionally improve our morale, moods and love us just for being us-- a larger, awkward-walking playmate and friend. As some of you may know, I have a good friend named Pilar, who is also clad fully in black.  Pilar came into my life in May 2012, while I was laid up with a broken heel, unable to walk, bored and downright bummed.  Pilar has always been a bit "apprehensive" in her approach towards life, but she's an...

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Our own Lance Seymour demos the Eterna Gold Modified!

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How would YOU like a FREE SUPERMOON!? I know I would, so I put together the simplest little giveaway I could think of.  Here's the deal: EVERY purchase from Mr. Black Pedals between 12:00 AM PST April 1, 2013 and 11:59PM PST May 31, 2013 is entered in the giveaway.  Including pre-orders, specials and blems. Its that easy.  Dig it:   If you bought any pedal in April 2013, you're already entered to win. If you bought any pedal and a t-shirt in April 2013, you're already entered to win.  Twice. If you buy a t-shirt before May 31, 2013,...

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I gotta start this edition of Straight Jive with a thick, veiny THANK YOU to everyone involved in the TCA Eterna Project.  Friends are an amazing byproduct of human existence, and this project would have remained a kind notion if it weren't for the incredible concept of friendship and the subsequent friends that are the result of the concept.  You know who you are.  And now, lots of other people will know who you are also. If you were one of the generous folks to contributed to the project and wound up with a neat little pedal, I wanna give...

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