MLFM – March 2017Extra (Still Had Some Music Left in Me)

I had a little more music left in me for the month of March so of course I had to share with the masses. Every so often some contemporary pop tunes from today creep in my soul and I have to scratch that itch. I had to throw in two of my favorite tunes from back in the 70s: Bee Gees and Al Wilson. 70s love tunes in my opinion are some of the best written on so many levels; the arrangement in regards to the strings and horn sections, the lead vocals, the harmony vocals. It sticks with you for a lifetime. I also love 80s love songs from the U.K. From Level 42, Everything but the Girl, Spandau Ballet, Danny Wilson and too many others to name. I’m bias but I grew up in the best time when it comes to heartfelt music that moves you from within.

Of course I will have some instrumental tunes in the playlist to keep the relaxing flow going. Enough of my words, enjoy the music. Have a great day.

id drops provided by EJ Flavors, T. Grundy, Todd Kelley, Anewlis, Doug Fresh

Opening Underscore Music by Todd Kelley

Closing Underscore Music by Nicolay

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MLFM March 2017 extra Playlist

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  1. Hymn For The Weekend – Coldplay
  2. Nights On Broadway – Bee Gees
  3. This Is What You Came For – Calvin Harris feat. Rhianna
  4. Closer – Chainsmokers feat. Halsey
  5. Shadowdance – Shadowfax
  6. Show And Tell – Al Wilson
  7. Ready to Hang – Wayman Tisdale
  8. True – Spandau Ballet
  9. Soulful Stride – Eric Darius
  10. Don’t Break My Heart – Larry Carlton
  11. Breakin’ Away – Al Jarraeu
  12. Nguea Wonja – Keiko Matsui
  13. The Nightfly – Donald Fagen
  14. Feel the Love – Marc Antoine & Paul Brown
  15. We Let the Stars Go – Prefab Sprout
  16. Red Wine and Sunsets – Nils
  17. Rendezvous in Rio – Michael Franks

Tunes found on the following albums:

A Head Full Of Dreams

The Bee Gees – Their Greatest Hits: The Record

This Is What You Came For

Collage EP


Show and Tell: The Best Of Al Wilson

Absolute Greatest Hits

Celebrate This Love, The Love Collection Vol. 4

On A Mission

Deep Into It

Breakin’ Away

The Road…

The Nightfly

Foreign Exchange

Life of Surprises: The Best of Prefab Sprout

City Groove

Rendezvous in Rio

MLFM – March 2017: Music is Music

id drops: EJ Flavors, T. Grundy; 2Serenity, Macedonia, Doug Fresh
Intro underscore music by Todd Kelley

Ending underscore music by Nicolay

I dig how this playlist came together. I know I have said this before but many times the music takes on a life of it’s on. I start down one road with the tunes and they make a sharp right or left and the end product makes me sit back and say “Whoa” that’s alright. This set of music is some of my favorite Soft Rock music I grew up on in the 70s and I have some jazz. I’m getting to the point where I’m trying to get away from “labeling” music because for me either it’s music I love or I don’t and it doesn’t matter what genre of music it is.

Please reach out to me to let me know what you think of this playlist and as always, PLEASE support these artists by purchasing their music or seeing them live or BOTH.

Enjoy the tunes. Big Shoutout to the Sensei, EJ Flavors for sending me new id drops for this podcast.

MyLoveForMusic Playlist for March 2017

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Let Your Love Flow – The Bellamy Brother

Generation Next – Jackiem Joyner

How Deep Is Your Love – Bee Gees

Good Day – Peter White

Time In A Bottle – Jim Croce

Walking Through Walls – Philip Aaberg

Hard Habit to Break – Chicago

Blue Kiss – Ray Obiedo

Pleasure Over Pain – Al Jarreau

Can We Still Be Friends? – Robert Palmer

Countermoon – Donald Fagen

I Remember That – Prefab Sprout

Climbing In Geometry – William Ackerman

Samba Blue – Michael Franks

Your Smile – Brian Culbertson

Because of You – Gerald Albright

Somebossa (Summer Breezin’) – Al Jarreau/Gerald Albright

Compositions from the Following Albums

Soft Rock 70s


The Greatest Hits: The Record (Disc 2)

Good Day

Singers & Songwriters, Vol. 1

Windham Hill Records Sampler ’89

Chicago 17

Sanctuary: 20 Years of Windham Hill (Disc 2)

Heart’s Horizon

20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection – The Best of Robert Palmer


The Best of Prefab Sprout: A Life of Surprises

Windham Hill Records Sampler ’88

Time Together


Slam Dunk

My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke

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MLFM – Cupid’s Hunt 2017: One of the Masters of Love

This is a special podcast in so many ways. First, this is the 10th anniversary of Cupid’s Hunt. Second, this kinda full circle because my first full podcast was this artist, Michael Franks.

Anyone who follow my podcasts know Mr. Frank’s is one of my favorite artist. His music arrangements, his lyrics, his vocals for me explains and expresses love to a whole new level. I’m not going to rehash when I began listening to one of the original “Cool Breeze” cats but one thing I do know, if you want to learn how to write great love songs he is one of the gentleman to follow.

Shout to T. Grundy for reaching out to me 10 years ago to be one of the participates in CH. Thanx to “The Sensei”, EJ Flavors for giving me the bandwidth back in 2008 to post my very first full length podcast. Trek Robinson, Todd Kelley, Macedonia for giving me tips and tricks to become a better podcaster; Lisa Stanton aka Anewlis for helping me set my first hosting site. We have a close-knit community when it comes to music and I’ve met some new brothers and Sisters in Podcasters along the way.

It’s going to be a little over 90 minutes of music. For me the hardest thing was to narrow the playlist down to 90 minutes. Michael Franks for me (I’m being so bias right now) is one of the best songwriters/composers/arrangers today. It seems this gentleman knows how to get into the heart and soul of a person to make them feel like the only person that matters is the one you love. He makes being in love corny, sappy, fulfilling, erotic, fun, and beautiful.

So with that said, ladies and gents…Michael Franks.


MLFM – Cupid’s Hunt 2017: One of the Masters of Love

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Cupid’s Hunt 2017 Playlist – Michael Franks

  1. Coming to Life – from the “Dragonfly” album
  2. Island Life – from the “The Camera Never Lies” album
  3. On My Home to You – from the “One Bad Habit” album
  4. Under the Sun – from the “Rendezvous In Rio” album
  5. Eggplant – from the “The Art of Tea” album
  6. Every Time She Whispers – from the “Barefoot on the Beach” album
  7. Vincent’s Ear – from the “Blue Pacific” album
  8. The Lady Wants to Know – from the “Sleepy Gypsy” album
  9. Popsicle Toes – from the “Art of Tea album
  10. Never Satisfied – from the “Passion Fruit” album
  11. Soulmate – from the “Dragonfly Summer” album
  12. Now I Know Why (They Call It Falling) – from the “Skin Dive” album
  13. Never Say Die – from the “Passion Fruit” album
  14. Chez Nous – from the “Blue Pacific” album
  15. Sunday Morning Here with You – from the “Passion Fruit” album
  16. Your Secret’s Safe with Me – from the “Skin Dive” album
  17. Rendezvous in Rio – from the “Rendezvous in Rio” album
  18. When Sly Calls – from the “Passion Fruit” album
  19. How I Remember You – from the “Dragonfly Summer” album

Following tracks from the listed albums…

Dragonfly Summer

The Camera Never Lies

One Bad Habit

The Art of Tea

Barefoot on the Beach

Blue Pacific

Sleepy Gypsy

Passion Fruit

Skin Dive

Rendezvous in Rio

Michael Franks Official Website

Michael Franks (Wikipedia)

Michael Franks (Facebook)

id drops from Nikki, T.Grundy, Todd Kelley, Seed of Life, Anewlis, Brian Meeks, DJ Diva

Intro underscore music by Todd Kelley

Closing underscore music by Nicolay

MyLoveForMusic Spotlight – Joe Sample

I’m so happy I’m able to spotlight one the gifted pianist/keyboardist/composer, Joe Sample. I’m not going to lie, I need this in my life right about now. Sometimes the best ideas comes to you when you’re at your lowest and my lowest is having this Man/Baby in the White House. I couldn’t even watch the Super Bowl because the quarterback, coach, and owner of the Patriots are pals with this individual who is now our President of the United States. So I buried myself in our study and began listening o Mr. Sample and it hit me to create a podcast dedicated to him.

I have tunes in this playlist when he was with his group Crusaders and his solo work. From his work with Michael Franks, Al Jarreau, Lalah Hathaway, Randy Crawford, too many to choose from so I stuck with he beautiful ladies: Randy Crawford and Lalah Hathaway. I hope you get a chance to really kick back and relax and soak in the compositions of the best musicians that blessed us with so much music.

You are so missed Mr. Sample. Thank you for sharing your music with the world.

MLFM Spotlight – Joe Sample Volume 1 (To listen and download click here)

New York Times article on Joe Sample

Zack Tate interview with Joe Sample

Seven Years Of Good Luck – Joe Sample
My Lady – The Crusaders
Marcella’s Dream – The Crusaders
Come Along With Me. – Joe Sample feat. Lalah Hathaway
Black is the Color – Joe Sample
Luna En New York – Joe Sample
Hippies on the Corner – Joe Sample
Free Yourself – Joe Sample
All God’s Children – Joe Sample
Fever – Joe Sample feat. Lalah Hathaway
The Road Less Traveled – Joe Sample
Chain Reaction – Joe Sample
My One and Only Love – Joe Sample
Street Life – The Crusaders feat. Randy Crawford

Music from the following albums…
Street Life
The Finest Hour
The Song Lives On
Old Places Old Faces
The Best of Joe Sample

i.d. drops from 2Serenity, Anewlis, Anji Bee, T.Grundy, Todd Kelley, Fave


I truly believe people have different gifts they are blessed with to share with the world. I think mine is uplifting people, being real with people when sometimes it may come at a loss, sharing insight with people rather my own or from other individuals. Maybe I’m wired this way because I wished I would have had this in my life. I can’t trip off the past but I can pay forward. 

This past couple of years I have come to know the works on Ta-Nehisi Coates and all I can say is it’s refreshing to have a conscious/”Mother’s Wit” type of person in the world. What’s refreshing about this Brother is that he tries every day to not get caught up in his success. If he knows something he will share his view…if he doesn’t have the answer he will let you know and that is what makes this individual okay in my book. This has been a topsy-turvy year and it’s about to get more bumpy. Watching him, reading his material is making me get back to reading, writing, listening to share more wisdom with the masses because at time I may feel it’s not worth it in regards to sharing knowledge but you have to keep going because you can’t give up on people know matter how hopeless it may seem.
Enjoy the interview, Google Ta-Nehisi Coates, read his material. It’s not about me trying to sway your opinion, it’s about constantly having and keeping an open dialogue.

Random Thought – 16December2016

​I love technology…I just do. I’m here early in the morning writing this post on my phone and watching Ta-Nehisi Coates on my tablet and I thank my grandmother from the bottom of my heart. She never knew it but she set my foot and world ablaze on putting me on the path for technology. 

She bought me my first digital watch (it was a Timex with the red LED lighting) my first computers (Commodore 64 and 128), she bought me my architecture tools when I thought I wanted to become an architect…she was my compass.
I miss her. Sometimes I wasn’t the best grandson sometimes but my love for her is so deep. 
Thank you.

​Numbers Don’t Lie

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**Great episode to check out by Bill Mayer [ Real Time with Bill Mayer: November 11,  2016 >> ]

Here it is Sunday Morning (at 5:16 in the morning to be exact) and I’m coming to the fact that Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President January 20, 2017.

Anyhow, what’s to come I’m not going to say “we don’t know” because he’s shown us this past 18 months what will come about and it’s pretty messed up. Sure I’ve heard people say, “We just have to wait and see” and “He said those hateful/disgusting things but he really didn’t mean them…he’s not racist”. What’s sickening is that not only people can say that but really believe this that in the end words really don’t matter.
Ask a child or woman that has been abused that if words don’t matter when hearing them for years upon years. I read a post stating Trump just “flirted with racism”…he didn’t even flirt with it; he danced, went home, and sexed it for over a year.

I’m not one for political correctness…I’m not. It’s always best to call it like it is. But when you do it in a way to belittle, demean, make a person feel less than human that’s when it’s an issue. We all know not all Whites (rather living in the suburbs, in the city, or in rural America) are racist…we know not all Mexicans are murders and rapists, all Blacks are not thugs, our Middle Eastern Brothers and Sisters are not terrorists, not all women are “catty” but when we do see it call that crap out and call for what it is we see people act this way.

One of my Facebook friends corrected me when speaking on the final results on the election when I blamed Gary Johnson was one of the reasons Hillary lost. He said to me,  “Who’s to say those votes would have went to Hillary?” 

And you know what? He was right. 

One thing I have tried to practice is when I’m wrong I’m wrong. Numbers don’t lie. This info is from another Facebook friend. Although I didn’t totally agree with some of his views but this was spot on…

“…This needs to be articulated. America was not taken back by racist white people. Trump did not win because of a “whitelash” as Van Jones put it, or by raising “racial anxiety” to “spike the white vote” according to Rachel Maddow.  At least not if you look at the numbers.  Trump won basically the same percent of the white vote (21% over Clinton) as Romney did in 2012 (20% over Obama).  In terms of overall votes, Trump actually earned over a million LESS votes than Romney did in 2012. This doesn’t add up to a bunch of white racists suddenly appearing and voting for Trump. As of now, Trump has 59.6 million total votes and Romney had 60.9 million.  Even Mccain had 59.9 back in 2008.
The fact is the Democratic turnout just wasn’t as high. As of now, Clinton has 59.8 million votes.  Obama had 65.9 million in 2012 and 69.4 million in 2008.
Trump won 6 states that previously voted for Obama two times (FL, OH, IA, WI, MI, PA). And in 4 of those states he won by small margin (150,000-200,000 votes).  Can you say those states are racist?”

Another thing that brings this home is an article, “Don’t Blame third parties for Clinton’s loss, blame Democrats who didn’t vote” by Dan Arel[ ]. This goes deeper and breaks the numbers down. 
The bottom line We (Democrats) lost and the Republicans won and what’s done is done. What we have to do now is make sure you know the House and Senate members that are in your state, follow them closely and when the mid-term elections roll around you voice your opinion in the voter’s Booth.

You don’t know who is who? To find who represents you in the House of Representative go here [ ]
For your Senator go here [ ]

Other sites can help with this process in regards to your representatives on a local level. It’s out there…you just have to want it bad enough.  Many have Facebook and Twitter accounts and even Instagram account. Most of us have these apps so lets put them to work. 
When we “Booed” we see how that outcome came about in regards to this election so stop being angry and get to work in regards to changing the process.