MyLoveForMusic002

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What’s going on Good People. 🙂 The cool thing about being exposed to different genres of music for me is that I pay more attention the arrangement, the musicians. Vocals catch my ear from time to time but I love discovering how instruments are used and instruments I’ve never known. This is not my regular type of music but I love it.

This playlist is classic rock and a couple of tracks from 2010. From Boston to Fleetwood Mac, this array of music is best to listen to this with headphones or noise reduction or noise canceling earbuds. The richness of the instruments and arrangements are amazing.
I have three tracks from rock tunes from the 2010 soundtrack “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”. I have to get this soundtrack, the blu-ray movie, the Funko Pop figures. I love this movie for many reasons but of course what sticks out to me is the music. Two tracks from Sex Bob-Omb and the electronic tune from Brian LeBarton.

Toto, “Georgy Porgy” is a favorite of mine. You have some of Best of the BEST session musician on the planet. (You are missed Jeff Porcaro). The icing on the cake was the beautiful vocals of Cheryl Lynn. “Africa” is a tune where again the vocals (getting help from Eagles bassist and vocalist Timothy B. Schmidt) and the arrangement sticks out to me. David Paich and Bobby Kimbell has that perfect blend of subtle and directness and the bassline work by David Hungate.

Foreigner’s “Cold As Ice” I remember watching this music video on SNL in the 70s . The vocal harmony is too cool. The tune “Urgent” was one of the 80s tune where it still kept that ol Foreigner spark from their earlier work. The saxophone work by the late Junior Walker kicked it into overdrive.

Another group that blew my mind growing up in the 70s was ELO. A group that combined rock and strings was so awesome. Jeff Lynn to me was a genius and playing this 45 on the stereo over and over drove my mother crazy.

Areosmith’s “Rocks” to me is the best album they ever recorded. This album introduced me to the six-string bass and on the track “Sick As a Dog” Steven Tyler played bass on part of the song. This entire album was raw from beginning to end.

The Police for me was one of those rare groups that when they split they went out on a high note. Their last album “Synchronicity” was top notch. Three great musicians: Sting, Stewart Copeland, Andy Summers were the perfect storm. The key person that always stood out to me was Stewart Copeland…his drum style is amazing; especially when it comes to the high-hat. “Message in a Bottle” shows off his gift.

Fleetwood Mac for me is a group the best of all worlds: great vocalists (Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie), stellar bassist (John McVie) and drummer (Mick Fleetwood), and Lyndsey Buckingham…when it comes to the guitar and his harmony vocals leaves this brother speechless. His unique fingerpicking style gave that “pop” to their compositions. “Gypsy” is that track for me is all I can say is “damn, the dude is bad.” On “Dreams” you can hear the vocal talents of Stevie, Christine, and Lindsey.

Boston was a combination of great talent of one man (Tom Scholz) but also when Sib Hashian, Barry Goudreau, Fran Sheehan and of course Brad Delp was a force to be reckond with and their debut “Boston” album is one of the Greatest of all time. “More Than a Feeling” was all Tom, Brad, and Sib but “Foreplay/Long Time” has some great guitar work by Barry and organ, synthizer work by Tom.

MyLoveForMusic002 [Classic Rock]
[ To Stream Playlist>> mixcloud.com/darrenkeith3 ]
We Are Sex Bob-Omb – Sex Bob-Omb

Summertime – Sex Bob-Omb
More Than a Feeling – Boston
Sick As a Dog – Aerosmith
Georgy Porgy – Toto (feat. Cheryl Lynn)
Threshold (8bit) – Brian LeBarton
Cold As Ice – Foreigner
Turn to Stone – ELO (Electric Light Orchestra)
Get the Lead Out – Areosmith
King of Pain – The Police
Gypsy – Fleetwood Mac
Urgent – Foreigner
Africa – Toto
Message in the Bottle – The Police
Mr. Blue Sky – ELO
Dreams – Fleetwood Mac
Foreplay/Long Time – Boston

id drops: Mr. Fresh, tgrundy, 2Serenity, Brian Meeks,

underscore music under me voice: Todd Kelley & Nicolay

 

 

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MyLoveFor: Windham Hill February 2019

MyLoveFor: Windham Hill February 2019

In Flight – Michael Harrison
Hawk Circle – William Ackerman
House Made of Dawn Light – Douglas Spotted Eagle
Blue Ridge – Bruce BecVar
Marias River Breakdown – Philip Aaberg
White Rain – Alex de Grassi
Variations on Clair de Lune – Robbie Basho
A Morning With the Roses – Richard Dworsky
Sun & Water – Danny Heines
Messenger of the Sun – Cyrille Verdeaux
On the Way – David Cullen
Homfeld Suite – David Qualey
New Waltz – Malcom Dalglish
Beyond the Horizon – Gaia
The Double Planet – Michael Hedges
Near Northern – Darol Anger/Barbara Higbie

To stream click this link

Image by Ben Mulder
id drops TGrundy, Todd Kelley, 2Senerity, Mr. Fresh, EJ Flavors

Here it is April 2019 and this was recorded February this year. So many things came up in regards to stopping me from bringing this to my Mixcloud feed. Laziness, work, travel, hospitalized. But I’m doing the thang so let’s move forward.

I’m not going to go into a spill about my love for Windam Hill music because I have shared my thoughts on this many times. This I will say, I thank William Ackerman and his crew and musicians that brought this wonderful music to the world from 1976 to 1996. Mr. Ackerman has moved on to other ventures ( his exclusive recording studio Imaginary Roads in Vermont). He tours from time to time with various artists in California other parts of the U.S.

I’m blessed to have stumbled across his music in the late 90s when I was a night janitor at a Target department when I was living in Missouri. Big shout out to my Windham Brother from another Mother John Dark for creating the Facebook Page “Windham Hill Lovers” years ago. Many fans of this music and some of the former WH musicians converse and share some of their favorites albums on this page.

Enjoy the music, research the musicians and drop them a line or two to let them know how you enjoy their music and where you heard the tracks.

Thank You/Be Blessed. 🙂

 

Revisiting MyLoveForMusic June 2015 Music Podcast

Sometimes it’s cool to go back and listen to your past work so you can see how far you have come and I have to admit this music playlist, the voiceover was so on point.

I’m critical on myself when it comes to my voiceovers. Sometimes I feel I speak to slow or I speak too slow but this MLFM was at the right place, the tempo was “just right”.

The music line up was great as well. Mostly my playlists are mostly instrumental but every once and a while I have one that’s totally vocals. This is from June 2015 and from beginning to end the tracks are FIRE. I know in my heart I can listen to this show ten years from now and it will still be enjoyable.

The sad part is people (including myself from time to time) will say no quality music is created which is a lie. It’s out here…we just have to look for it.

Enjoy the tunes. The artists are worth the listen. 👍🏾🙂

MLFM June2015 Playlist (Copy link to check it out: http://bit.ly/2TfmSv2 )

1. Thunderstruck – Steve’n’Seagulls

2. A.M./Construction – Muhsinah

3. Soulmate – Michael Franks

4. Anything But No – Todd Kelley(Big La) & Fave Nite

5. Time Out of Mind – Steely Dan

6. Drive – Bobby McFerrin

7. Mountains O’ Things – Tracy Chapman

8. House of Cards – The Foreign Exchange feat./Muhsinah

9. Popsicle Toes – Michael Franks

10. Louisiana Sunday Afternoon – Diane Schuur

11. Nothing Ever Goes To Plan – Danny Wilson

12. Thousand Cranes – Hiroshima

13. Cross Your Mind – George Howard

14. Daykeeper – The Foreign Exchange

15. One Way – Al Jarreau

16. A Broken Heart Can Mend – Alexander O’Neal

17. Tinsel Town – Seal

Image Inspiration for Today (36/365)

The two most important things for me at this time: my (other) eyes and my (other) ears.

I’m an Introvert. I love to see my surroundings to take images and have my earbuds for two reasons: to drown out the nonsense around me (my pet peeve is when people listen to their phone without headphones or earbuds) and to become lost in the music or podcast at that time.

Image Inspiration for Today (33/365)

I love music from the 80s. This was one of my favorite albums of that time. This was one of the cassettes I wore out. Bryan’s vocal style has always been one of my favorites.

The 80s for me was a cool time in my life. MTV, VH1 (when both platforms played music videos nonstop), UK music, John Hughes films, Eddie Murphy at the top of his movie career. For me that was the time when I had a believe society was finally in the upswing.

Image Inspiration for Today (32/365)

Good Morning/Happy Friday to everyone. 🙂

Yesterday I was all set to write a post on how once again Facebook and Google has violated user’s trust by taking advantage of their data. I had this “emotional” post and how I was going to call out Zuckerberg and Sandberg but in the end, why?

In the end it doesn’t make a difference. Myself, my Geek/Podcasting Brother Doug have wrote about this time and time again and the bottom line is many users are “reactive” than “proactive” and to be honest users are lazy.

Some may believe I’m being too harsh but I beg to differ. We have knowledge at our fingertips and we refuse to use it. For me I count it all joy because the more Facebook, Google and other tech Titans continue to do shady activities the easier it becomes for me to cut back using apps purchased by Zuckerberg.

Have an awesome day Good People. 😀