The Sunday Soundtrack – Cupid’s Hunt 2010 (Love Makes Me An Instrument – It Tunes Me Up!)

Greetings listeners…

Welcome to a SPECIAL edition of The Sunday Soundtrack entitled Cupid’s Hunt 2010. This is the 3rd annual Cupid’s Hunt Podcast Collective. Cupid’s Hunt is a collection of podcasts done showcasing the BEST in Valentine’s Day music and the celebration thereof…along all aspects of it. It is the brainchild of Todd Grundy, and this year, it is BETTER and BIGGER than ever. With 27+ podcasters, you are sure to find a perfect mix of music and commentary to help you celebrate the day in the way you choose.

My business partner, long time friend and other half of AfterSix Productions Dan McCollum has put together a nice video in honor of Cupid’s Hunt and Valentine’s Day entitled “The Power of The Kiss”… Enjoy.

In the spirit of the Sunday Soundtrack, I’m keeping it smooth and mellow for you. I hope you enjoy the offering. I dedicate, again, this podcast to my Valentine of 14 years ….my wife, ‘Stine. That being said, I bring to you, the playlist:

Kiss Of Life – Sade/The Best Of Sade
Closer – Corrinne Bailey Rae/The Sea
Two Occasions – The Deele
Good As Gold – The System/E.S.P
Right Is Right – Paradiso/Paradise II Paranoia
Dreaming Of You – Chevalier
You Know What I Like – Mark Whitfield/Mark Whitfield
Ribbon In The Sky – Ben Tankard/Song Of Solomon
Really? – Bluemind – Om Chilled, Vol. 2

A big shout out to all the CH2010 participants. Their podcasts are off the chain. Todd Grundy is maintaining a link to the podcasts of all the participants. Visit them and partake of the goodness!

The 2010 Cupid’s Hunt Podcast Consortium

For more about Cupid’s Hunt, check the FAQ!

Sit back and relax….enjoy…and remember, keep it chilled.
Happy Valentine’s Day!

Background underflow music: Marrakech (Steve Spacek Main Mix) – Incognito/Future Remixed
Video Music: The Power of The Kiss – AfterSix Productions

“Don’t Call It A Comeback” – Sade

No long blog post here. Many of you know how big of a Sade, not just her, her being, but her band. I bring to you the making of the album. Very exciting about the CD dropping tomorrow. Enjoy!

Sade’s new album Soldier of Love is out now on worldwide release (except the USA).

The tracklisting includes:

1. The Moon And The Sky
2. Soldier Of Love
3. Morning Bird
4. Babyfather
5. Long Hard Road
6. Be That Easy
7. Bring Me Home
8. In Another Time
9. Skin
10. The Safest Place

Available to buy from here:

Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack – 07 Feb 10

Welcome listeners!

Welcome back to another edition of The Sunday Soundtrack. I am definitely glad to be back on track with some smooth electronica, ambient, and downtempo tracks for your enjoyment. It’s been (as usual) a very busy month and as I had mentioned on the FB group page, I’m transitioning the podcast from a weekly to monthly format. The reason is primarily to return to the type of content in blog and podcast that I originally started with at the inception of the podcast back in Dec 2007 – links, commentary (more), etc. This will also help with the amount of other musical production projects I’m involved with…oh, and then there’s my day job (wink).

I’m in the midst (with the rest of the DMV) of Snowpocalypse 2010…lol. We got over two feet of snow today and I haven’t shoveled a flake yet. Tomorrow morning I’m up at it early, and the earlier the better because there’s a LOT of white stuff out there!

This weekend has been, because of the snowstorm, pretty lazy. The tracks I am featuring are a few of my favorites, hopefully they’ll become the same for you. As I mentioned before, I often pick tracks that I think musically describe my general demeanor across a spectrum. If I had to pick a track from the playlist that fits how I feel at the moment, I’d say it’s Blackfish’s “Hidden Shore (Asia Mix)”, the opening track below. Of course, the definitive track, by constraint, this weekend IS Headphonism’s “Stay Home and Chill”. Any track I feature from Incognito is always a favorite, I think the group, for over 25 years has achieved a universal vibe that touches all in one way or another, an achievement that I think has been unparalleled by any other group. To fully round out the soundtrack, I always have to include some ambient goodness, this time around it’s Darshan Ambient’s ” The Geometer of Dreams” That being said, without further adieu, I bring you the playlist.

1. Hidden Shore (Asia Mix) – Blackfish/Finest Asia Lounge (The Year of The Monkey)
2. Magnetic Ocean – Incognito/Tribes, Vibes & Scribes
3. Wanderers Creek – Art Bleek/Between Yesterday & Tomorrow
4. Entropy – Chevalier/Balance
5. Gotta Be Love – Joey Youngman/Om Lounge, Vol. 10
6. Smooth – Alex Cortiz/Magnifico
7. Stay Home And Chill – Headphonism/Om.Chilled
8. Come Back (Bonus Track) – Jose Padilla/Café del Mar: The Best Of (Disc 2)
9. The Geometer of Dreams – Darshan Ambient/From Pale Hands To Weary Skies
10. Florent 2 A.M – Blank & Jones/Relax Edition 3 (Sun) – EP

This is the year where I hope to bring to you more of my tracks. Tracks that fall into the same genres I have been featuring on my podcast. There’s a love I have for instrumental music, especially downtempo and chillout tracks that can evoke a certain mood. Moods that in these days of rushing and running that are probably welcomed by all of us. They’ll vary from short interludes to full pieces…so…stay tuned.

I’d like to give a special shout out to The GRAMMYs for allowing me (as you know) to be the official community blogger for the Jazz nominees this year. It was a blast writing the blog posts and honor at the same time. I had a great time doing it and made some great connections as a result. Congrats to the other official bloggers as well:

Once again, thanks for listening to this edition of the podcast. For those of you that are on Twitter, you can follow The Sunday Soundtrack here. On Facebook, you can join the group here.

Stay tuned next Sunday for a SPECIAL Sunday Soundtrack podcast, entitled Cupid’s Hunt 2010. One in a series of podcasts honoring the spirit of Valentine’s Day. I’ll be bringing to you a unique mix of tracks for you to, of course, chill to….

Until then…..keep it chilled.