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

 

 

We’re Tools In A Tool Box

This is why when there’s a police shooting I shrug my shoulders. Many viewing from the outside will say, “Why is the young man upset? The officer is just asking a question.”

This and other stupid questions like this comes from “Americans” who can’t image Black people being harassed by police “Just Because”.

Seeing this triggers two memories for me being harassed by police. Once when I was 12 years old and another in my late 20s.

When I was 12 my friend and I were crossing the railroad tracks to visit friends in a town called “Eagle Park”. We had to jump over some stationary train freight cars when a cop came out of NOWHERE with his gun drawn and yelling at me to “DROP IT!”

(I had a cheap, flimsy chain that held up a fake chandelier).

I almost lost my life that day just because we crossed over a couple boxed freight cars.

In my late 20s I was running to catch the last bus home from work as a security guard. My shift ran over and if I missed that bus that would have been a 5 mile walk home after midnight. As I was running a cop was just passing by and flashed me with his spotlight because I was running.

I guessed I looked “suspicious” because I had on all black (my black pants, my black boots, my black security jacket) and I stopped in my tracks for fear to be stopped or arrested.

One incident happened in the 1970s and the other in the 1990s.

“Americans” would throw this up as cops just doing ‘their jobs’. Fast forward to 2020 and seeing this video angers me, makes me sad. The young man was just coming home from work. Again “Americans” would say, “Why did he get so angry? The officer was only doing his job?”

  1. This is harassment plain and simple.
  2. No need to see the video BEFORE the video began shooting.
  3. The young arms were up in air
  4. The young man ask repeatedly why was he stopped.
  5. The young was upset because most likely this is an ongoing thing.
  6. Many thoughts racing in his mind, “what did I do?” “I hope I’m not shot…I don’t want to die.” “My Mom and Pop is going to be worried.”

When you’re young and Black and coming up in this day and time with being harassed by cops…

  • Asking questions gets you shot.
  • Surrending gets you shot.
  • Wanting to know your rights gets you shot.

What has to happen for “Americans” to become furious to realize African Americans are AMERICANS.

I tell my Queen all the time we as a people are not seen as “Americans” nor are we seen as “Second Class Citizens” or “Humans”.

“Americans” treat their pets better than Blacks. We are viewed as “Tools”…tools in a tool box. We are “pulled out” when needed and once the job is complete we’re placed back in the “tool box” and if we become damaged or broken we are discarded…replaced.

“Americans”, this is why we roll our eyes when you tell Blacks to respect police, we frown up when you tell us we’re included when it comes to equal rights, when you try and explain to Blacks about OUR history.

Over six cops came and took the young man down and for what reason? I hope he made it home to his parents. I hope he wasn’t too injured.

And you wonder why many Blacks shrug their shoulders when police officers are gunned down.

You wanna the know the crazy part, many of us will still feel bad when this happens because we know how it feels to lose a loved one.

Too bad “Americans” never have those feelings for African-Americans.

My Time and Money Is Valuable To Me Wendys

What will it take for Wendy’s to provide good customer service when it comes to their drive thru service. This location, 516 E Altamonte Dr. Altamonte Springs, FL 32701 has been one of the WORST for some time.

For me the places where I can trust the order will be filled correctly will be any Chick-Fil-A restaurant…other restaurants can’t compare. Other places I have to go inside the establishments to make sure the order is correct. Today my wife AGAIN experienced an incorrect order (Monday, 12/16/2019). She asked for a Cherry Coke Cola with no ICE and ranch dipping sauce (and once again not correct).

This is may seem small but when this happens time and time again it’s tiresome. It seems there’s a lack of ownership with this location and when you constantly have to check your order before pulling from the drive thru (sometime the server has an attitude you’re checking the order to make it’s correct) because it’s a tiresome. Mistakes I know will be made but to know ahead of time this will occur is not good.

In a way I blame myself because I continue to patronize a business that has no respect for customers. I’m writing this for two reasons: One…don’t spend your hard earned money with an establishment that doesn’t value you as a customer and Two: Many fast food restaurants bank on us (especially People of Color) to be angry, blow off steam and them let it “sly”. No more. I work to hard for my money to be treated as if my time is not valued.

There maybe other Wendy’s with better customer service but from where I sit don’t give your money to the 516 E Altamonte Dr. Altamonte Springs, FL 32701 location.

The Reviewer Is Spot On

This is a Spot On video the reason why I switched to the iPhone. For me the phone just “Works”. This seven minute video hits the mark for me. I was an Android user for 10 years and the some of my reasons for switching.

*The camera apps

*Don’t have to worry about the dreaded “Reboot Loop”

*OS upgrades (you get them)

*The Eco System (Hardware & Software under one roof)

I still have my LG V10 and if I were to get another Android it would be a Samsung but for my EVERY day/Go To phone for me it’s an iPhone.

New Outlook On Social Media/Social Networking

Great article found and shared by Twitter friend/Brother in Podcasting/Musician Doug via @MrFreshBreaking Up With Social Media“. I’m read this and it has given me a boost in regards rethinking how to use social media that will work best for me. 🤔😊

Here’s what has hit me. Seek out people in a circle that will help my agenda.

These platforms are no longer for socializing, it’s about, “what can you do for me lately”…that’s it. It’s about hashtags and followers and algorithms. I’ve known this but it really hit me when I found out a Twitter friend hasn’t seen my MLFM podcast links for years.

It didn’t surprise me but at the same it’s kinda fucked up. Now I know it’s time to reach out to people who truly enjoy Jazz(Traditional and Contemporary)/Downtempo/Instrumental music. If it means creating a newsletter so be it. Actually, I’m looking forward to “starting from scratch”. #NewBeginnings

Going forward I will no longer communicate on this platform. I will post my podcasts links shows (which will be in my profile). If you wish to correspond it will be through email or text(via Google Voice and other texting platform) DM or other texting platforms. After hearing from a friend on Twitter of 9 years and hearing from a friend via FB advised if I didn’t tag her she wouldn’t have seen my MLFM podcast link is the last “nail in the coffin” for me.

If you wish to stay in contact, KEWL. If not that cool too. I was at a point to stop producing music podcasts but after seeing a voice by @garyvee I’ve received a new burst of energy to keep going. You win Mark Zuckerberg, you win Facebook/Instagram/Twitter…your house/your rules.

I will begin posting more on my blogs: MyLoveForMusic (Blogger)

and

ThisLifeMyWorld (WordPress)

I would really encourage you all to read the article link above and take it to heart. Your time is valuable and you really need to realize what you’re using these platforms for because in the end they’re can suck a lot of time out of your day. At this time I’m using these platforms to benefit ME and ME alone. Thank You Mark and Jack for opening my eyes.

If you wish to contact me in regards to my MLFM podcasts use this info below:

Twitter: @myloveformusic2

Instagram: @darrenkeithphotos

Vero: Vero.co/dkwyatt

email: mlfmpodcasts@gmail.com

If you wish to converse to chat you can send me a text *** (407) 494-2541*** and if you wish to communicate via Messenger/IG DM/Twitter DM to catch up with one another.

I will uninstall these apps (except Vero) and will only use them once in a while to see if it’s any correspondence in regards to my music podcast but again since I’ve posted my email and phone number to text me so I really don’t need to install the apps do I? 😛🙃

By me writing this up I feel a weight lifted off my shoulder.

MLFM November 2019

Good Day/Happy November.

Usually I would write a short blogpost about the latest playlist, not this time. I don’t have words. This music line up I enjoyed putting together…it was fun, it was relaxing, it flowed from one tune to another. Over 90 minutes of music. Enjoy. 😊

MyLoveForMusic November 2019 Playlist

(click HERE to stream/To Download text me/Click the Title Track to purchase the album)

  1. Swiss Glide – Michna
  2. Colors/Dance – George Winston
  3. Locomotion – John Coltrane
  4. Slinky Think – Donald Fagen
  5. Snow & Taxis – Gold Panda
  6. On Green Dolphin Street – Chick Corea Akoustic Band
  7. You’re the One – Jeff Kashiwa
  8. On My Way To Harlem – Gregory Porter
  9. Intent – Josh Maxey
  10. Spirit Jazz – William Ellwood
  11. Vincent’s Ear – Michael Franks
  12. Boogety Boogety – Kenny Garrett
  13. Helena – The New Gary Burton Quartet
  14. Almost Gothic – Steely Dan
  15. Talkin’ Bout Love – Peter White

***The BEST way to contact me is to text me (407) 494-2541***

Let me know how you enjoyed the music via…

Twitter: @myloveformusic2

Instagram: @darrenkeithphotos

Vero: dkwyatt

email: mlfmpodcasts@gmail.com

 

My Thoughts of Atomic Skunk “Base Camp” LP

Track Listing

o1. Base Camp

o2. Astrolabe

o3. Earth OG

o4. Ecosystem

o5. Owl

o6. Spiderwood

o7. Lion

o8. Lunar OG

o9. Woodberry Train

1o. Base Camp Gapless

This music RIGHT HERE is what I need in my life right about now. I’m upset with myself that I have didn’t allow myself take time to listen and let this new album by Rich Brodsky (aka Atomic Skunk) flow over me and sink into my soul. A decade ago I wouldn’t have allowed this to happen but with what’s going on in the world and in the age of social media I kept making excuses, telling myself I need to be in the right “mindset”. True life gets in the way but for me when it comes to music this is a ‘No-No’ in my book.

My apologies to Rich for not making myself check out his latest work when he sent it to my give my thoughts this great piece of music. It’s been a ten year gap music wise for this artist but I must admit his latest work, “Base Camp” Atomic Skunk has not missed a beat.

2009 his first album, “Binary Scenes” dropped and I played it non-stop. I have always been a lover of Ambient/Downtempo music. A year later “Portal” was released and another gem I enjoyed.

Fast forward to his latest release “Band Camp“. The mixture of Space Music/Ambient/Downtempo with a hint of nature makes this another wonderful piece to kick back and relax and reflect after a trying day or if you need to meditate.

First thing: You can enjoy this wonderful piece of work per track or Gapless. For me both are a gift in itself. My suggestion that if you listen to the Gapless version (this is when tracks flow right after another…no fade outs) block off see time for yourself…an hour and twenty-three minutes to be exact. Shut your phone off, no TV, no streaming, let your spouse and children know you’re taking some “Me Time” and make sure you’re not distured unless the house is burning down. (Me personally…tell them you’re working on an important project). Throw on the headphones or earbuds and enjoy the relaxation because his music will put you in a mind state of pure leisure bliss.

I have always enjoyed how Atomic Skunk intertwine electronic/nature/some spoken words into his compositions. Just enough to put your mind at ease brings you along on the when taken in the arrangements.

I love when an album is instrumental and yet can put me in a place as if it’s a soundtrack for a film. By this recorded as an gapless arrangement it puts me in a “Happy Place”…a place where it makes me stop and just sit in one place. For me this is a piece of work that has succeeded, to truly give peace in your mind, body, and soul.

Sometimes a hiatus can hurt an artist. Are they out of touch? Has the musician evolved in regards with their craft/skills? I’m here to tell you, Atomic Skunk’s latest project hasn’t missed a beat. This album puts a smile on my face washes my body with tranquility.

Check out his works at Atomic Skunk Bandcamp

#AtomicSkunk #RichBrodsky #BaseCamp #BandCamp #Ambient #Electronic #Downtempo #SpaceMusic #Instrumental #Gapless #NatureSounds

Their House, Their Rules

I just read the USA Today “Talking Tech” article by Jefferson Graham. Interesting in some areas but most of it I’m like, “Meh”. I love being a geek but I’m thankful that I also have common sense. Many times tech pundits and neckbeard geeks are so rigid and judgemental when it comes to gadgets.

For me at this day and time when I read these “request” or “Wish List” I shrug my shoulders because in the end whether it’s Apple or Android these companies are going to do what they want to do.

I’m not an Apple fanboy but I do admit being an Android user for close to 10 years before switching to the iPhone I can’t see myself ever going back to using an Android phone for a flagship phone. With that said I would like to give my thoughts on his “10 Features”.

-Battery Life-

Again, coming from Android to Apple for me the battery life has been a Godsend. One of the main reasons why I switched. A couple of years ago my Queen and I were visiting San Diego (this was the time the 7s Plus just came on the scene) the battery life amazed me. At the time I had the LG V10 and for me I had to constantly place my phone in Airplane mode or shut down access to features in order to stop battery drainage.

I will be upgrading to the 8plus in a couple of months (I’ve been using the 6s Plus for about 3 years now). It’s time for the battery to be replaced and I will do that for sure. Trust me, people think the iPhone is horrible you’ve never used any Android phone.

-Unbreakable Glass-

This I will never understand. I’m not spending $700 (let alone $1000) on a phone and NOT purchase a case and tempered screen protector. To me that’s just dumb. It’s glass, it’s gonna break without some sort of protection. It’s like a person not buying insurance for their phone… you’ve spent close to a grand and you can’t spare a little more a month for protection? If you can’t do that you really can afford the phone in my opinion.

-Telephoto Lens and Night Vison-

I used to complain about this until one day I realize, this is a “Phone” and not a camera. If I want better quality photos I need to invest into a nice Point-and-Shoot camera or a DSLR camera. We are so spoiled when it comes to gadgets. I use my phone a lot when it comes to Photography but at the same time I know my limit. If a person really loves photography then they will buy a great P&S. If you want quality photos with your iPhone you can purchase two cool apps: Camera+ 2 or Filca.

These apps give you manual control when snapping images. If you don’t want to spend money for better quality photos then that’s on the user.

-Less Awkward Screenshots-

I agree. I’ve lost count when my Queen picks up her iPhone X and I hear the screenshot “click”. The 8Plus I will invest in because of this factor. Hold the Power button+Home button and boom…my screenshot is captured.

-Returning the Headphone Jack-

This request I can get behind. This is the main reason why I have held onto my 6s Plus. Again, I will be upgrading to the 8 Plus but I’m not spending $100+ on Bluetooth earbuds. My $30-$40 BT noise reduction earbuds does the job for me.

-USB-C Charging-

At first I whined about changing to USB-C until getting my hands on a iPad Pro and now I feel it’s time for Apple to move over to that charging platform. I give you that Mr. Graham.

-More Storage-

How much storage do you need? The latest iPhones has storage up to 512GB (again if you wish to spend over $1000). The 8 Plus has 256GB. My 6s Plus has 128GB. For more storage you have iCloud, Google Drive, Microsoft One Drive. I store my photos on Flickr or Google Photos or you know, an external hard drives. The prices are very reasonable.

-Robocalls-

Another easy solution. Make sure you label contacts you know are real, the others you block. It’s not like we REALLY talk on the phone that much. It kills me when people whine about robo calls. When the calls come in you block them.

-Touch ID-

Buy the 8plus. Apple’s not bringing the touch id back until 2020 or 2021 (we hope). End of story.

The bottom line these are phones. I’m thankful for the other features and functions and Apple has made missteps along the way but in the end I enjoy the phone and take if for what it is. In the end it’s their house/their rules and in the end people will adapt. If we, the consumer really wanted change we would do with our finances and not our mouths.

From Apple to Samsung to Google, these companies know most consumers are all lip and no action.

If you wish to read the article I was replying to the link is below.

10 features we’d like to see on the next iPhone” by Jefferson Graham

Twitter: @jeffersongraham

USA Today, iPhone, 10 Features, Apple, Android, Google, Camera+ 2, Filca