Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack – 22 Nov 09


Good evening listeners…

Thanks, as usual, for checking back in. It’s about 8:15pm here in the DMV. It’s been a pretty midline weekend in that it wasn’t too busy or too laid back. I’m definitely glad we’re approaching the holiday season because I’m in definite need of some time off, for sure.

I hope this blogpost and selection of tracks finds you well. All but two of these tracks are new and in that, I hope you’ll enjoy the recent discoveries. I’m bringing back an artist that I featured over the summer, Joe Pacheco aka Inner Light Spectrum. I happen to like his brand of ambient and downtempo tracks. Not only is he a talented musician, but personable gent as well. Hope it hasn’t started getting TOO cold up in Canada as of yet. I will say that I remember those crisp, brisk days in Hamilton, like it was yesterday. Thanks for letting me feature more of your tracks.

Starting off the podcast is my choice of one of the smoothest, mid-tempo tracks I’ve discovered lately. Jimpster pretty much works magic with any remix he touches, and this one is no exception. I’ve posted the video of Panacea to the Sunday Soundtrack Facebook Group. Closing out the Sunday Soundtrack is one of my TOP favorite chill tracks that I’ve come across. “Really?” is a track that….well…listen and you tell me what you think (smile).

The one track that describes my personality in this playlist comes from producer and DJ, Jose Padilla. He brings to us “Come Back”, the bonus track from the ever popular Cafe Del Mar Series, Disc 2. This track is definitely me. That being said, I present to you the playlist.

1. Panacea (Jimpster remix) Fragile State/Selected Remixes 2000|2003
2. S.I.P. – Boozoo Bajou/Dust My Broom
3. Rhythmbreeze (Spy Mix) – Fresh Moods/Fresh Moods
4. I just wanted to say… – Inner Light Spectrum/The Path to Reality
5. Come Back (Bonus Track) – Jose Padilla/Café del Mar: The Best Of (disc 2) .
6. Drop The Pain – Kuba/Through A Lense
7. Curiosity – Amba/Amba
8. Smooch – Afterlife/Speck of Gold
9. The Geometer of Dreams – Darshan Ambient/From Pale Hands To Weary Skies
10. Really – Bluemind/Om Chilled, Vol. 2

I’d like to give a shout out to some new listeners and members of the Facebook group as well. Susan Curry and Holly Algeo. Thank you both for joining the group. Both cool people! Susan is a very talented photographer, I hope to showcase some of her images in future podcast blogposts. Holly and I go back, I mean waaaay back…waaay waaay back….high school…yeah, that far. All the best to you and the family, Holly.

For those celebrating Thanksgiving, I want to wish you a very happy one. Remember to give thanks everyday.

For those of you on Twitter, you can follow The Sunday Soundtrack here. Facebook fans, the group is here.

I’ll be taking a break next Sunday and will be back on 6 December. Til then, best wishes.


PSA: 2010 Census is Coming – Beware of Scammers

Sharing some advice from our company’s Security Office. Read and heed.

Have a great day,


2010 Census to Begin

WARNING: 2010 Census Cautions from the Better Business Bureau

Be Cautious About Giving Info to Census Workers by Susan Johnson

With the U.S. Census process beginning, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) advises people to be cooperative, but cautious, so as not to become a victim of fraud or identity theft. The first phase of the 2010 U.S. Census is under way as workers have begun verifying the addresses of households across the country.. Eventually, more than 140,000 U.S. Census workers will count every person in the United States and will gather information about every person living at each address including name, age, gender, race, and other relevant data..

The big question is – how do you tell the difference between a U.S.. Census
worker and a con artist? BBB offers the following advice:

If a U.S. Census worker knocks on your door, they will have a badge, a handheld device, a Census Bureau canvas bag, and a confidentiality notice. Ask to see their identification and their badge before answering their questions. However, you should never invite anyone you don’t know into your home.

Census workers are currently only knocking on doors to verify address information. Do not give your Social Security number, credit card or banking information to anyone, even if they claim they need it for the U.S. > Census.


While the Census Bureau might ask for basic financial information, such as a salary range, YOU DON’T HAVE TO ANSWER ANYTHING AT ALL ABOUT YOUR FINANCIAL SITUATION. The Census Bureau will not ask for Social Security, bank account, or credit card numbers, nor will employees solicit dona tions. Any one asking for that information is NOT with the Census Bureau.

AND REMEMBER, THE CENSUS BUREAU HAS DECIDED NOT TO WORK WITH ACORN ON GATHERING THIS INFORMATION.. No Acorn worker should approach you saying he/she is with the Census Bureau.

Eventually, Census workers may contact you by telephone, mail, or in person at home. However, the Census Bureau will not contact you by Email, so be on the lookout for Email scams impersonating the Census.

Never click on a link or open any attachments in an Email that are supposedly from the U.S. Census Bureau.

For more advice on avoiding identity theft and fraud, visit www.bbb.org

Keep your Personal Information Safe.

Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack – 08 Nov 09


Photo Credit: Kenya Allmond

Greetings Listeners…

How’s everyone’s weekend been? I hope well and extend the wishes to your day if the weekend is over when u are listening to this. Next month will be the two year anniversary of The Sunday Soundtrack. I can’t believe how two years flew by that quick, but I’ve loving every minute of this. Someone tweeted me a question asking if I get any money from doing the podcast. I replied that I don’t, and that it is a labor of love project. While I definitely DON’T and WON’T mind any donations (hmm, how do I get that Paypal Donate button on here…LOL), the comments my listeners leave are so very much worth it, so I extend a great thanks to all of you. I’ve made, and continue to make, cool connections with listeners as well as artists with whom I love showcasing their tracks. Brings me new material, as well as u, my listening audience. The thing I love the best is bringing to you underground artists that u may not have heard otherwise, and making u aware of a genre that I think pretty much (as mentioned in the podcast) describes me, as a person. I think the tracks in this podcast that provide a pretty good description are Secret Garden, The Hook, and Ozo….

That being said, XM Radio and somafm’s Groove Salad were both on point this week flowing some brand new tracks I didn’t have in my collection. Today, I share them with you. Without further adieu, the playlist:

1. Ford Transit – The Dzihan & Kamien Orchestra Live In Vienna
2. Ocean Air – dZihan & Kamien/Freaks & Icons
3. Ozo – Afterlife/Speck of Gold
4. Beautiful Being (DJ Brian Seed Mix – Eastern Sun and John Kelley Beautiful Being – EP
5. Life and How to Do It – All India Radio/Permanent Evolutions
6. Bingelsession – Visitors From Venus/Cocktail Hour
7. Our Secret Garden – Sine/Cool Off Chillout, Vol. 2 (Bonus Track Version)
8. Smoke & Mirrors – Worldwide Groove Corporation/Chillodesiac Lounge, Vol. 1: FEVER
9. The Hook (DJ Spinna Instrumental Mix) – Grand Pianoramax/The Hook (Remixes) – EP
10. Satellite Anthem Icarus – Boards of Canada/The Campfire Headphase

All the above tunes can be found on iTunes, and I suspect Amazon.com

Shout out to my entire podcast massive (see the links to the right) for doing it big everytime the drop musical goodness. Big up to Kenya for letting me post the photo. You’ve got great photographic eye.

Have a great day….


Fusion: An Interview with The Big La (Todd Kelley)

Coming soon.....

Hello readers and listeners.

I trust all is well today. This post is a follow-up to the previous post about the subject of an upcoming podcast I hope to resurrect entitled Fusion. The concept of this podcast came to me via an off the cuff discussion I had a few years ago with a fellow podcaster/recording artist/graphic designer. Both of us, being musicians in our own right, began discussing our backgrounds and influences in making music, which invariably talking about how technology (past and present) played a role taking the music from inner to outer.

I began to see the different paths he had taken and compared them to mine. I also began to see, along our separate journeys, how there were things we couldn;t *readily accomplish* (but did) that we could easily accomplish now. The conclusion of the discussion led me to develop the concept for this podcast – one that would share the insights of an (generally musical, but not limited to) artist by which they leverage technology to get their art out there – including their journey along the way, their influences etc.

The format of the podcast is to use an audio interview, very casual but basically formatted, and to just have some fun with it (which is the most important part). Being a techy, I have to include the usual aspects of what kind of hardware/software was/is being used, suggestions/recommendations, tips, etc…but fuse the overall flow with some laid back fun.

That being said, here is an interview I did with Todd Kelley, aka The Big La, back in 2007. We had a good time kickin’ it about what got him started, how he creates music, collaboration, music today, marketing music in today’s environment, the use of social media, etc.

Ironically, two years later, the collaboration he talks about (mentioning Fave of The Friday Favecast as well) has finally come to fruition in a project we are collaborating on entitled “contempojazzsoulhiphop” (those of u on Twitter have seen the tweets, as well as the video below)

Todd Kelley’s social media homes:

The Friday Favecast


peace and blessings…


Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack – 01 Nov 09


Greetings listeners….

Welcome to the 11th month of 2009. Guess you may have been asking yourself the same question I have….”Where has the year gone?” Seems like just yesterday, I was sitting at this very same spot saying…”Here we are…2009….” Time flies when you’re having fun…or just about doing anything else, it seems.

In any event, I’ve decided to take a small departure from the downtempo, chill, and ambient grooves that I love to present in the podcast and, instead, bring you a combination of smoothness and coolness wrapped up in one. Many of you know I am a guitarist and have played a lil of just about all genres the guitar is known for. I’m currently studying jazz guitar as well, and thought I’d bring you a little bit of what I consider some good jazz guitar, both from a more contemporary delivery, as well as what;s foundational. While I couldn’t present all the guitarists I like, much less deserving of the genre, I’m showcasing a few of my favorite that more than adequately represent.

Out of my collection, I bring to you the world renowned, George Benson (a lil trivia for u, he and vocalist Anita Baker were both involved in what kind of activity as youth?), the young lion (still known to be I guess) Mark Whitfield (currently on tour with Chris Botti), Nick Collione, Mr Smooth – Norman Brown, Steve Laury (ex-guitarist of Fattburger), Russell Malone, the jazz guitar giant Kenny Burrell and my favorite, and the legendary Mr. Wes Montgomery.

I hope u enjoy these offerings of “g”-strings. The playlist is as follows:

1. Strollin’ – Mark Whitfield/Mark Whitfield
2. John L – Nick Colionne/Keepin’ It Cool [Bonus Track]
3. After The Storm – Norman Brown/After The Storm
4. Being With You – George Benson/Best Of George Benson: The Instrumentals
5. Tenderly – Kenny Burrell/Lucky So And So
6. West Coast Blues – Wes Montgomery/The Incredible Jazz Guitar
7. Rise – Russell Malone/Sweet Georgia Peach
8. Sugar Hill – Kenny Burrell/Jazz Masters 45
9. Gone With The Wind – Wes Montgomery/The Incredible Jazz Guitar
10. Soulful Eyes – Steve Laury/Stepping Out
11. Tenderly – George Benson/Best Of George Benson: The Instrumentals

Here is one my FAVORITE new discoveries, Matt Otten. He is inspiration.

All the above artists can be found at Amazon and iTunes. I hope the playlist provided for a relaxing journey through music.

The Sunday Soundtrack is on Facebook as well as Twitter – see the links over there—->

Have a great day, evening, and/or night….

peace, keep it chilled…