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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MLFM December 2018

IMG-9482This Playlist is a return of the old…what I mean by that is a nice, smooth, relaxing vibe from when I first began the music podcast back in 2008. It still blows my mind I began this 10 years ago. Every time when I feel I’ve reached a plateau when it comes to creating music playlist I view a photograph or while out walking an idea hits me and before I know it I’m searching through my music library to gather compositions and I’m sharing it with you.

Music pumps through my veins my prayer is that music puts you in a place of peace, joy, and tranquility.

Kicking off the set is a tune from MJ. For me to this day “Off the Wall” is his best album in my opinion. From his vocals to some of the best session musicians in the world to the vocal arrangements are beyond reproach.

I’m also sharing a double dose of tunes from Shadowfax, Peter White, and Chicago native Fred Simon. Their music continue to capture my soul when it comes to slowing down and enjoying life.

My Brother in Podcaster Mr. Fresh  is also a gifted musician. From his Halcyon Sky album, this downtempo composition (with the help of Todd Kelley and Trel Robinson) is a chillaxing tune to enjoy these cool, brisk evenings in the Southeast this time of year.

Other tunes i have in the lineup are from Jeff Lorber, Steely Dan, Donald Fagen, Steve Cole, Michael Deep, Will Ackerman, and Brian Culbertson.

So as always, Kick Back, Chillax, and Enjoy the music. 👍🏾
To download: reach out to me via email mlfmpodcasts@gmail.com
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MLFM Dec 2018 Playlist
I Can’t Help It – Michael Jackson
Always, Forever – Peter White
Deep – Mr. Fresh feat C3
What Goes Around – Shadowfax
Santa Monica Triangle – Jeff Lorber
Tsunami – Shadowfax
Things I Miss the Most – Steely Dan
Night After Night – Peter White
I Know You Know – Fred Simon
Those Eyes – Michael Deep

When I Think of You – Steve Cole
Snowbound – Donald Fagen
Air from Sarah – Fred Simon 

Visiting – Will Ackerman
Fullerton Ave – Brian Culbertson

Image by @corvida

id drops courtesy of Fave, TGrundy, EJ Flavors, DJ Diva, Todd Kelley
Underscore Music by Todd Kelley

Tunes from the current albums…
Off the Wall
Good Day
Halcyon Sky
Too Far to Whisper
Flipside
Everything Must Go
Here We Go
Since Forever
Thru the Harp
Stay Awhile
Kamakiriad
Usually/Always 
A Windham Hill Retrospective
Another Long Night Out

I Keep Trying To Love But It’s Hard

Love in Action

9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.

14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. you[a] Do not be conceited.

17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19 Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,”[b] says the Lord. 20 On the contrary:

“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;

if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.

In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”[c]

21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”

~Romans 12:9-21

This passage above from the book of Romans is what makes the difference between a “Follower of Jesus Christ” Christian and a “Fox News/Political” Christian. This is why I must keep my head in God’s Word because if I didn’t I would be so lost.

I’m not going to lie the past couple of years my Faith has become shaken to the core with this individual in the White House and how the current members of GOP Congress has stood by and allowed this type of behavior to continue. But in a way it has been a blessing.

This has truly shown the hatred how one group of people feels superior over another and it’s up to you and I to hold them accountable for their actions. Because in the end it’s effecting everyone in the U.S.

I say this from time to time but it’s true, the country has to have a “Thanos” or “Ultron” or “Klaatoo” moment in order for the world to come together. I know these are fictional characters but what else has to happen to make we as a nation to realize that racism has to come to an end?

I know people think I’m a “Angry Black Man” but I’m not. I’m a hater of “Stupidity”. How can a person vote for an individual who constantly has lied, swindled people out of millions throughout his to become president of our country?

Some people say he’s smart how he’s able to constantly have people support him despite his character. No, he’s tapped into the most evil and vile in these individuals just feel as if they’re better than another person because not their difference.

Now that’s an EVIL that must be stopped.

Two Programs I’m Not Ready To Face

Two programs I can’t watch at this time… “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown” and “The Clinton Affair”.

I miss Anthony Bourdain. I never met him and I know it sounds clique but I felt I knew him. What was cool about Bourdain was he was flawed and never tried to be perfect but he kept moving forward and took us along his journey. I’ll keep my thoughts to myself in regards to his “girlfriend”…for now.

A&E’s “The Clinton Affair” I didn’t know this went on for two years…TWO YEARS. 😡 Sure Ms. Lewinsky takes responsibility for her part but in the end this was ok not President Clinton. Some may still disagree and place the blame all on Lewinsky and downplay this matter (goodness knows I did that back in the 90s and I’m ashamed I thought it was all her fault and it wasn’t).

I’ve DVR’d all three parts and I know it’s going to piss me off because of many of us as Americans “poo-poo’d” and wished she (Monica Lewinsky) would just go away, I didn’t think what till it would take on a 22 year old.

Ironic, the affair went on for two years and Hillary ran and lost TWICE running for POTUS. 🤔

Life’s a funny creature huh.

MLFM Nov 2018

IMG_9080This playlist I was having a 80s/90s kinda flashback. I’m a product of music from the 70s – 90s. The 80s I have to admit was my favorite because there were so much great music that came out of the UK. There was awesome music from the U.S. but the UK had my ear. Most of the tunes are from artists from abroad and I never grow tired if I have these tracks on repeat.

This was kind a stress relief for me, this work week kinda kicked my butt and music helps me cope with the dealing with people who sometimes just makes this geek shake his head. But enough about me complaining you came for the music so hear ya go. Enjoy. 🙂

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**MLFM Nov 2018 Playlist**

Electric Blue – ICEHOUSE
Return of the Mack (C&J Extended Mix) – Mark Morrison
Guero Canelo – Calexico
We Don’t Talk Anymore – Rick Braun feat. Peter White
When Your Heart Is Weak – Cock Robun
I’ve Been In Love Before – Cutting Crew
Just Imagine – Vincent Ingala
Saved By Zero -The Fixx
Don’t Disturb This Groove – The System
The Only Woman in the World – The Braxton Brothers
Woman of the World – Double
Voices Carry -Til’ Tuesday
Morning, Noon, & Night – Bob James
Shattered Dreams (12″ Extended Mix) – Johnny Hates Jazz
Journey – Phillip Doc Martin
Overjoyed – Stevie Wonder
Hands of Time – Groove Armada
Driving – Everything But the Girl

Image by @Corvida

id drops: macedonia, tgrundy, mr. fresh, anewlis, nikki, Ronny Smith aka SeedOfLife
underscore music by Nicolay

-music from the following albums-
Man of Colour

Return of the Mack – EP
Collateral: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Around the Horn
Cock Robin
Broadcast
Can’t Stop Now
One Thing Leads to Another: Greatest Hits
Don’t Disturb This Groove
Higher
Blue
Voices Carry
Morning, Noon and Night
Turn Back the Clock
Good Day At Work
The Definitive Collection
The Language of Life

Must Be Nice Not To Use CommonSense Throughout One’s Life

I just read an HuffPost article in regards to Bernie Sanders (link located at the end of this post). Why is it so hard for many White Americans to believe racism plays a part of Black lives. I mean if they could only…. nevermind, nevermind. Sorry for this comment. I was using CommonSense at that moment. Many White folks don’t have to use ‘Mother’s Wit’. My bad.

But in all seriousness, it must be wonderful not have those type of worries. Even coming into adulthood it amazes me that when White Americans go hiking, water rafting, camping the worst thing that comes to their mind are bear or mountain lion attacks. It must be cool that going for an early, early morning or late night jog the probability of being attached are slim to none or being harassed by the police or “0”…nada, zip.

Many thoughts flood my mind when being belittled are harassed by White Americans.

**I can remember being twelve and while crossing the railroad tracks having a White RR detective draw a .38 revolver on me…

**I can remember working in a warehouse and have a small box fall over my electric palette and being called to the front desk and being told to watch my merchandise because that small box is more than I make in a day…

**I remember running to the bus stop at night trying not to miss the last bus home and a cop driving by flashed his spotlight on me just because he noticed I was running…

**I remember standing at a bus stop at night and a group of White boys yelling out the window “Nigger” while blaring Ice Cube music from their car…

And just this year while washing out my soup bowl at work a White boy out of nowhere ask if I want to “Wash his car” (I gave him a look like I would knock his teeth out the back of his head. Since then he doesn’t look my way).

This also makes me angry. It shouldn’t make me upset but it does because I refuse to get use to this treatment. This is 2018 and we as Blacks still have to “Blacksplain” how racism exist and frankly I’m done having to break this issue down like a person is 7 years old.

I watch the short video by Ta-Nehisi Coates once or twice a month to keep me from becoming angry at this foolishness. I have to watch the video because yes we as Blacks have made strives but I keep my sharpness in regards to dealing with White America because in the end unless we have an Ultron or Klaatoo or Thanos moment, White America can go through life without using any CommonSense and will continue to thrive.

I will always strive to be my best in life until I’m six feet under because no White person is worth me losing my Sanity, my Life, nor my Freedom.

I love my Blackness and my Black People whether home or abroad. We as a People are Beautiful inside and out. 🙂

Ta-Nehisi Coates Video link below

When Every Word Doesn’t Belong To Everyone

Bernie Sanders Says Not All Voters Who Feel ‘Uncomfortable’ With Black Candidates Are Racist

MLFM Revisit 001

(Music first shared 04June2008)

Sometimes reaching back in the past is not a bad thing especially when it comes to music. While watching Netflix “Evolution of Hip-Hop” (which I binged watched 8 episodes) it took me back to why I created my MyLoveForMusic music podcast.

I’ve been a lover of music since I was kid and for me it didn’t matter what genre of music, if it caught my ear I enjoyed the music journey. From The Carpenters to Parliament/Funkadelic to Queen…I dig it all. My makeshift cassettes playlists were for my ears only growing up because I knew others would not enjoy the lineup.

As I grew older my taste shifted a little because I found myself drawn more and more to instrumental so that’s where my love for contemporary and new age music came into play. So in January 2008 I took the plunge into share my ‘LoveForMusic’.

To this day I still don’t believe people don’t get my taste in music but here we are ten years after the fact and I’m still “doin’ the thang”.

Life gets in the way and I can’t lie, it’s been hard the past couple of years recording music podcasts because of other priorities have took the place of me creating playlists but watching the documentary has lit that spark so I decided to share my music playlist from the past and I have to admit listening my choice of music to share with the masses over the past ten years brings a smile to my face.

I know I will record future MLFM playlists (I’ve also come to realize my podcasts wasn’t really a “podcast” but music playlists” but hey tomato/ta-mah-to, it’s my creation so I call it what want).

I’m honored to be able to share this music with you all. My goal has always been to spark interest in finding great music recorded by some of the best musicians from around the world because it’s true, music is universal and create a playlist where if you had a hard day at work and wish to kick back and relax and have some “Me Time”, while cooking your favorite meal, have a small get together with friends you have music to chill and share memories, it’s music that’s not intrusive but puts a smile on your face.

So without further Ado, one of my earliest playlist. Enjoy the tunes.

MLFM Revisit Playlist 001 >> click here to stream playlist

***to request download reach out to me via email mlfmpodcasts@gmail.com***

-Track Titles/Music Artist(s)-

*Letschti Nacht – Wilbert Junior Gill

*Jewel – Musrat Fateh Ali Khan

*Lost in Experimental Garbage – Tho|So|Aa

*Ja Mudh Ja – Da Saz

*Dreaming at the Wheel – Sam Cardon

*The Voodoo Blues – Peter Samuels

*Come Along with Me – Joe Sample/Lalah Hathaway

*Ain’t Got No Love Dub – Dubmatrix

*Show and Tell – Al Wilson

*Loverin’ – Mark Weinstein

*Home Life – John Mayer

*Alice’s Fax – Ohman Organ Grinders

*Walking Through Walls – Philip Aaberg

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Photo Credit: @n1kk1too (Instagram)

id drops: Macedonia, TGrundy, 2Serenity, Mr. Fresh, DJ Diva, Todd Kelly, Brian Meeks, Eve, Anji Bee, EJ Flavors