The Age of Men/Babies

I don’t understand my Brothers of all shades (especially the men with wealth) when it comes to relationships coming to an end. 
Actually I do, you never grew up…Your parents sheltered you your whole life and never allowed you to fail and learn from the pain.
Yes we’re get burnt…yes we get burnt; but to demean your ex via social media or worse harm them physically? This is the some childish, psychotic Bullshit. Take it from a guy that has been dumped and nope it feels like shit but in the end I did some self reflection and let’s face it, sometimes we go into a relationship expecting more…Sometimes the person was never into you and you end up getting used. He’s the thing Brothers… That’s life. It may not be fair but who ever told us life was “fair”. You learn from your mistakes, lick your wounds and keep it moving. 

In the end if we’re honest with ourselves 80% of the time we knew not to enter into certain relationships, deal with certain individuals. 
Dude what the hell? You come from money. You could have traveled, went to a resort and just chilled. Hell, got with another person, even if it was just sexual. But you chose the immature/punk-ass where out. I wish I had your loot. Most of these “celebrities” are 4 cans shy of a six-pack. 


Chaos and Denial are the Top Drugs in America

From his dumb/mindless tweets to his lack of knowledge of anything pertaining to our government and World Events…why does news organizations keep covering this individual? The quick answer is “We have to cover him because he’s the Leader of the Free World”. Really?
He’s not “News Worthy” and the news media knows it. This man cares nothing about America and the news media knows it. At first the GOP was afraid of Trump and his way of living but now they’ve embraced it because it’s serving their purpose. In the end Trump is making the Republicans, cable news, lobbyists, corporations big money and you know who’s on the losing end? You already know the answer. 
Last August an article was published by Michael Rosenblum, “Donald Trump Will Be Elected” (Huffington Post) and it mapped it out but no one paid attention. One thing I know with today’s human nature, many Americans love unnecessary drama. Actions speak louder than words. We say with out mouths we hate mindless television and yet “reality shows” continue to have the highest ratings. Remember when The Travel Channel, The Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, The History Channel had substance, quality shows? It used to be a time when I could at least enjoy political shows but now those have been “dumbed” down so much because of this individual in office. It’s to a point now where if he goes one day without being an idiot he’s praised and the commentators say he looked “Presidential”. 
Unless you seek out intelligence you can forget it because it’s sure not coming to you.
The days of quality television are long gone and is never coming back. 
Bill Maher hit the nail on the head with his recent “New Rules: Make Summer Great Again” in regards to how we had the Summer to rest our minds from serious topics but those days are no longer among us; and Dave Chappelle said something that hit me like a ton of bricks, sitting down and reading a book. I’m guilty of this, I haven’t done this in a long time. I’ve lost my way to get back to educating my mind and soul. This is on me and I can’t put the blame on anyone else. 

In the end it’s up to us, individuals to stay on point. I’m not burying my head in the sand in regards to Trump but sad to say this has to run its course because until people realize that their is no longer a “Middle Class” and only the “Haves” and “Have Nuts”, until Rural Americans understand that Trump and this GOP doesn’t care about their well being, this will continue. 
I’ve been hard on myself the past couple of months because I haven’t blogged on this subject but it just hit me? There’s nothing more to say on this matter. Some people drug of choice is “Chaos” and “Denial”.

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