Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack – 05 Jan 14

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Photo Courtesy of Flaschi (instagram.com/flaschi)

Greetings Listeners…

Welcome to the first podcast of 2014! It’s great to be back. I appreciate all the requests and glad that you’re taking the time to listen to this edition of The Sunday Soundtrack. Seventy percent of the playlist are new tracks never featured on previous podcasts, so I hope you enjoy them.

Last year was a year of musical collaborations that were (and still are) very satisfying. One such collaboration was on the project entitled “Moods” by Todd “Big La” Kelley. The track, “One Time” is featured on his farewell release, which is available as a FREE download on Bandcamp. The remainder of the playlist is sure to provide tracks ranging from lush to tightly knit smooth grooves, perfect for that chillout timeframe in your day. So, without further adieu…the playlist:

1. ‪Rhythmbreeze‬ – Fresh Moods/Fresh Moods
2, ‪Almost There‬ – Hideo Kobayashi/Om Lounge 10
3. Fantasy (Hideo Kobayashi Deep Vocal Mix) – Afterlife/Fantasy
4 Sentient – MrFijiwiji and Tulpa/Friends EP
5. Want Me – Affelaye/Maybe There
6. Racetracks – Tony Watson/Abstrakt Sampler
7. Loose Tunes – Skipless/Rooftops
8. Francesa – Ricardo Silveira/Storyteller
9. Janeiro (Chiller Twist Blue Line Remix) – Solid Session/Armada Lounge
10. One Time (f/C3) – Todd Kelley/Moods

A big shout out to my entire podcast massive (you know who you ALL are) as well as the listeners. Have a great day, whatever day it is, whatever time it is.

::: oceans of rhythm :::

Fresh!

Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack (recast)

Greetings Listeners…

Yes, it’s been two months since the last SSP, and a good friend who recently had a minor coughing fit (hahah), pinged me about the lack of podcasts. Ironically, I went from weekly to monthly in order to produce better quality podcasts, but in retrospect, let the supposed free time get occupied otherwise. For that I apologize for I truly miss bringing you the new tracks.

After a very productive meaning this afternoon with my business/recording partner/longg time friend, we’ve gotten our final CD project schedule completed. That being said, I can get back to my hoped for weekly production schedule for the monthly podcasts. I have tons of new tracks ready, but for today, I bring you a recast. I hope u enjoy now, as u enjoyed it then. It’s my true intention to begin working this back into my schedule, starting tonite.

More soon…

peace,
F!

Grammy Nominee Guitarist Mike Stern talks equipment

Hey everybody…

I hope this post finds you well. It’s a late Saturday afternoon here in the DC metro area. I was surfing around YouTube and came across a “behind-the-scenes” (if you will) video of guitarist Mike Stern in a short discussion about the equipment he uses on stage. Being a guitarist also has me interested, and slightly biased :-). Interestingly enough, he plays a custom Yamaha Pacifica, which has the same body style as the legendary Fender Telecaster. Personally, I like the Pacifica better, appearance-wise, anyway. Mike is no stranger to the jazz world and has been nominated for a Grammy in the past. He brings a unique combination of jazz, blues, and rock to his style of playing and his been recognized as a world renowned guitarist for years, especially since being on the scene with Miles Davis’ comeback band in 1981. Mike Stern’s “Big Neighborhood” is nominated for Best Contemporary Jazz Album this year. Here he is, in a video from late 2008, talking gear.

Mike Stern Online
Official Website
Myspace
All About Jazz Interview

peace…
F!

Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack (recast/Apr ’07) – 25 Oct 09

Greetings listeners.

Thank you for joining me once again for yet another edition of The Sunday Soundtrack. I hope it finds u well.

I began a brand new podcast today, but unfortunately got sidetracked with other things (how many of u feel me on this?), so, instead of skipping a week, I decided to do a recast instead. As the title says, it’s actually from April 2007. For those who don’t know the history, the Sunday Soundtrack began in December 2006. An unfortunate incident with my previous host provider (who will remain nameless, though part of me wants to put them on blast), caused me to lose the ENTIRE year of 2007. Google and other search engines have allowed me to recapture cached pages of the playlists, but it remains difficult. Luckily this was one I was able to find. So, I hope u enjoy it.

I appreciate the comments always. If you’re so inclined, always feel free to leave me a message about the podcast. I can be reached at 301.458.0499

Have a great week, and definitely remember….to keep it chilled.

peace,
F!

Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack – TBOC’ 08 Recast – 26 Sep 09


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Welcome listeners..

I’m glad you’ve tuned into another editio of the SSP. It’s been an extremely busy week (my eyes want to close, but it’s only 7:58pm Sunday evening). I had an new SSP to post tonite, but some how have deleted the playlist and frankly feel too lazy to listen through the audio file to see what I put together last week…ugh. With that being said, instead of leaving you musicless this weekend again, I bring u….The Best of Chill. These are the tracks in my collection that I feel, in under an hour, represents the best of what could possibly transform you into a state of relaxed of mind….that is my hope anyway.

Now, the tracklisting, enjoy it to the fullest and remember, multitasking is NOT aloud (wink)

  • No Use (Beanfield Remix ) – Jazzanova/Jazzanova Remixed [Disc 1]
  • Sa Trincha – Espresso Del Lago/Yeki
  • If You Don’t Love Me, Understand Me – Vision
  • Optymystic – Tom Middleton/Life Tracks
  • Return to Margin (Afterlife Mix) – Afterlife/The Afterlife Lounge
  • Sonar – Blackfish/Pole Navigation
  • Gaze – Sweetback/Sweetback
  • Speck of Gold – Afterlife/The St. Regis Chill & Groove Chill
  • Bomberclad Joint – Knowtoryous – Kruder & Dorfmeister/The K & D Session
  • Like A Tattoo – Sade/The Best Of Sade
  • Third Sky – Groove 7/SFTF 
  • Miracles – Afterlife
  • Get Back to Serenity (Beach Mix) – Vargo/Beauty
  • Dreaming Of You – Chevalier

Though suggested no multitasking above, I think it’d be best that I do some…while u hopefully enjoy the music.

Until next time…keep it chilled. Wishing u peaceful vibes…

F!

Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack – 30 Aug 09

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Greetings listeners….

I hope all is well. It was a pretty long work week that just past, and while chillin’ in studio Friday night, I get this alert on my phone:

From: SomaFM
To: Doug R
ReplyTo: dj@somafm.com
Subject: Live Space Shuttle coverage tonight on Mission Control
Sent: Aug 28, 2009 10:26 PM

Dear Doug R:

Sorry for the late notice, hope you get this in time:

After 2 aborted attempts earlier this week, Space Shuttle Mission
STS-128 is set to launch tonight (in just a couple hours) at 9pm
pacific, midnight Eastern time (04:00 GMT) on a flight to the
international space station.

We’ll be mixing ambient music and the live mission audio from NASA on
our new Mission Control channel. You can tune in at http://somafm.com

If you’re using a device that needs a direct stream link, that is:
http://somafm.com/missioncontrol.pls

We hope you’ll tune in!

Best of luck to Commander Rick Sturckow and the crew of STS-128

At that time I was still trying to decide on the tracks for this weekend’s podcast, then……the light bulb went off. I had never done a pure ambient show before….at least before now ;-). So, I present to u, The Sunday Soundtrack STS-128 Mission Control Flow. I know that I have a few ambient fans out there, as well as a few Twitter followers that express keen NASA interest, either as an employee or enthusiast (some of you know I supported NASA as a systems engineer for 8 years, and began my career in satellite communications in 1988). I had the good fortune of visiting Cape Canaveral to view a launch of satellite that was one of ten that got put into orbit, part of a Dept of Navy program I worked on. If you ever have a chance to view a launch, take advantage of it…it still excites me.

That being said, I present to you this week’s playlist:


Space Shuttle Discovery Launch audio. The STS-128 mission to the International Space Station.

♫ Yuminale – On The Eve Of Loxic Streams
♫ Velocette – Space Q
♫ Steve Roach, Erik Wollo – Stream Of Thought 19
♫ Disturbed Earth – Temple
♫ Spice Barons – Voyager (And What Did You Think Of The First Episode)
♫ Anthony Rother – Elixir Of Life Part I
♫ Gas – Zauberberg V
♫ Alpha Wave Movement – Silent Promise
♫ Natural Frequencies Aka Andreas Leifeld – Timeless
♫ Harold Budd – The Room Alight
♫ William Edge – Not Returning Home

I hope you’ve enjoyed the ambient flow this weekend. As I’ve said previously, you can find tracks like these, as well as other excellent chillout and electronica tracks at Soma FM as well as follow them on Twitter

For getting excellent launch and mission coverage, follow Space Launch News on Twitter.

Special shout out to Hidden Place and Steph, my ambient expert and NASA bud.

Keep it ultra-chilled.

peace,
F!

Location Awareness – GPS can be cool but…..

Technology…the continuing boon of mankind, especially in the advent of wired AND wireless communication. I use four primary wireless communication devices: A Mac G5 Dual processor desktop and/or Mac G4 desktop, a laptop (Toshiba Satellite and Powerbook G4) with built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, my Blackberry Curve smartphone, and an iPod Touch 2G. The creation of the Air Force’s Global Positioning System, or GPS has allowed anyone on the earth to determine exactly where they are on the earth. Since then, many vendors have manufactured GPS-enabled devices to harness this technology. Fast forward to today with the many uses of wireless devices and software applications developed for and embedded into cellphones, pdas, etc and you have the capability to now share with the world a very accurate representation of where you are in a very small envelope of time. Many of you reading this use this “apps” on a regular basis: Brightkite, Ubertwitter, Loopt, and tons of others allow not just people on your social networks, but the entire world, know where you are, depending on how you have your communication prefereneces configured for the location awareness app(s) you use. Many, if not all, of these apps allow you to send maps of where you are located based upon associated latitude and longitude coordinates given by the GPS system. You can send photos with your camera enabled device also associating your location. Frankly, I think it’s a fascinating aspect of communications technology that definitely bares its pros.

Last year I read a VERY good article in Wired Magazine about an iPhone user who decided to conduct a little experiment using the location awareness capability of his iPhone. The experiment was very interesting and for anyone interested in the social aspect of location awareness, I suggest it as recommended reading…the article is here.

As freely as it is used, I believe there should also be some thought in how freely one does use it. I’ve heard of many occasions where people tweeted, or otherwise posted there location over some timeframe which yield unfortunate results. One example was a business man who tweeted he was going on a business trip for a week and the location for the trip, only to return home and find his house…..robbed. Coincidence, maybe…but making your location easily aware to the public, along with the ancillary information u provided with it, should at least garner some thought as to what the consequences could be.

On a related note, I recently read a blog post by someone who I consider a super tech girl. (lol) and fellow Twitter user about how the EXIF data that digital cameras transmit (via wirelessly or not) can include the location and time of where that picture was taken (called “geotagging”) depending on if the hosting site of the pic strips out that data. One negative aspect of this is if the pic contained the outside of your house, or even the inside of it, complete with your VERY expensive belongings….you know where I am going with this. I also came across a great article on Lifehacker about how location awareness can change your life.

I love technology and embrace it, but the best uses of technology occur with the greatest exercise of common sense! Just some food for thought..stay hungry.

Thanks for the read….

peace,
F!

Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack – 05 July 09

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Hello listeners….

Happy Independence Day weekend for those stateside. I hope it was and will continue to be safe. Welcome to this edition of The Sunday Soundtrack. I hope all is well with u.

This edition of the podcast brings an eclectic mix of ambient, electronica, latin vibes, and classic jazz onto the musical palette, so I hope that u can find a color to suit your mood. Per a recent conversation, I’ve got some Vikter Duplaix for one of my new listeners, Tiffany…I hope you enjoy the track. Jazz guitar great Kenny Burrell is on tap as well…that track goes out to fellow guitarist and Twitter buddy Ray Betts.

I’d like to take a moment to give thanks to all my listeners, globally and locally. I always appreciate the comments and encouragement in bringing this podcast to you on a regular basis. Props to my podcasting crew over there on the right, in my blogroll. They bring a style and finesse that oftern aspire to. Thanks for doin’ it big.

That being said, the playlist is as follows.

As Possible (feat. Baschin) – Chris Zippel/Genuine Horizon
Nowhere (Crazy P’s Heatwave Mix)/Aquanote Bare Essentials, Vol. 2
Around, Arrived – Chris Zippel/Genuine Horizon
Let Go – Kuba/Inside Out
The Number Readers – Subsurfing/Frozen Ants
Dentro De Cien Anos – The Metitxell Project/The Metitxell Project
Slight Accent – Ray Obiedo/Modern World
Another Great Love Gone By Featuring Esthero – Vikter Duplaix/Bold & Beautiful
Tenderly – Kenny Burrell/Lucky So And So

All the tunes above can be found on iTunes, and I am sure Amazon.com. The Sunday Soundtrack podcast is also available on iTunes.

Thanks for listening, as always. If you’re on Twitter and or Facebook, please feel free to follow me there as well. The links are to the left, in my blogroll.

Have a great week….keep it chilled.

peace,
Fresh