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 :::

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The Sunday Soundtrack – 07 Aug 11 – featuring Clara Hill

Greetings listeners. Welcome to another edition of The Sunday Soundtrack! It’s been about a nine month hiatus…whew…long time coming, but it’s good to be back once again. It’s been a hot summer this year…all the more better to bring you some CHILLED tracks to offset the heat. This edition of the Sunday Soundtrack features one of the smoothest female vocalists I have ever heard…the inimitable Clara Hill.

From her last.fm page:

Clara started to discover the power of voice in the eighties, when she was singing alongside some tunes by Madonna. At a certain point it was clear to her that she wanted to join and front a band. Aged seventeen, she founded the acid jazz combo Superjuice, together with her friend Funès. In the early nineties, at the height of acid jazz, the band toured through Berlin clubs, gathering a high-profile reputation. During these years, Clara made her first steps in live music. During one of her shows, she met DJ Alex Barck from Jazzanova, who was spinning records as a support DJ. In 1998 he introduced her to the producers of Extended Spirit (2/6 of Jazzanova): Stefan Leisering and Axel Reinemer, that produced a few tracks with Clara. Relaxed and easy, a friendship started with Stefan Leisering and Clara Hill. With him, the song “No Use”

Clara’s thick, lush, harmonies go so very well with the wide chordal arrangements that Jazzanova and other similar artists she’s work with that I have to describe her music by taking the first letter of her first name, and combining it with her full last name: CHill!

Without further adieu, I bring you the playlist:
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1. Still Here – Aural Float
2. Reel Life (Evolution II) – The Cinematic Orchestra/Man With a Movie Camera
3. Reprise – Clara Hill/Best Of 3
4. Maybe Now – Clara Hill/Restless Times
5. Crush – Chevalier
6. I’m Here – Clara Hill/Restless Times
7. Flawless – Clara Hill/Restless Times
8. Under The Radar – Two Little Satellites
9. No Use – Jazzanova Feat. Clara Hill/In Between
10. Dub In Ya Mind (Blue Water Mix – Afterlife/Simplicity Two Thousand (Disc 1)
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I hope you’ve enjoyed the tracks as much as I do. Big shout out to my podcast massive for the ID drops in the podcast. Thanks for the encouraging words regarding the return of the podcast. An equally important shout to my regular and new listeners, as well. I appreciate you checking it out.

Clara Hill on last.fm

Official Website

Enjoy the day, night, afternoon, morning, or whenever you are listening to this podcast. For those of you on Twitter, feel free to follow The Sunday Soundtrack there.

::: oceans of rhythm :::

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Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack – 101010

Welcome listeners, to another edition of The Sunday Soundtrack. Here we are in the last quarter of the year, 2010. Seems like a whirlwind of time has past. Sometimes I just wanna stop the world, and hop off, hahah. Hope all is well with you.

All brand new tracks today, thanks to some time spend searching YouTube. Interestingly enough, I can spend hours in this goldmine, gathering tracks for the show, and the last treasure hunt turned up some really nice gems.

Back on this episode, after some time, is an artist I discovered when The Sunday Soundtrack first hit the netwaves, Michael E. I discovered him on myspace, and recently came across his track “Blow” from his latest release, Cafe Tranquillo. A signature track by him, it employs lush movements and laidback rhythms. His music’s always been a favorite of mine.

Returning once again, is Lazybatusu with their track, Keep On Keeping On. This duo produces tracks that range from a large sounding arrangement to, at times, tracks leaning towards a minimalistic sound, while all the time laying in that chillout vibe. This is a nice track, and you’ll be hearing more from this group in future podcasts.

I always say The Sunday Soundtrack is not The Sunday Soundtrack without Afterlife. This time, Dub In Ya Mind (Blue Water Mix), is what I’m featuring. Steve Miller brings the essence of Ibiza chillout in a relaxing track that can always find it’s place in activities where no multitasking is aloud (smile). I always love the way he incorporates the elements of female vocals


1. Viva Cubana (beachhouse mix) – Clublife/Dubai Chillhouse Grooves Vol 2.
2. Keep On Keeping On – Lazybatusu/Supperclub Presents San Francisco Vol. 8 Disc 2
3. People Come, People Go (Chillout Mix) – Arnej/After Hours Anthems
4. Always on my Mind (Bar Lounge Music Mix) – Soul ‘N’ Sound
5. Consequences f/Vanessa Daou (Late Night Mix) – Blank & Jones/Relax-Edition 4
6. Blow – Michael E/Cafe Tranquillo
7. California Sunset (Ambient Lounge Mix) – Various
8. Moon Beat – LTJ – X-Perience/Formetara de Dia Volume 1. Part Two [IMPORT]
9. Dub In Ya Mind (Blue Water Mix) – Afterlife/Simplicity Two Thousand (Disc 1)
10. Sunset Chill Lounge – Various

I was laced with some swag from SomaFM recently, here’s a short video about it. Shout out to Rusty Hodge, DJ at SomaFM,

As always, thanks for listening, it’s much appreciated. I hope the podcast provides the necessary chill(out) you’re looking for when you need it.

::: oceans of rhythm :::

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Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack – 5 Sep 10


Photo Credit: A.K., 2010

Hello listeners.

Hope this post finds you well. The Labor Day weekend, for those of us in the U.S., is upon us. I, for one, am glad that I’m able to get an extra day to chill out before returning back to the office. In that spirit of relaxedness (is that a word?), I bring you the playlist and flow for this podcast.

I just returned this afternoon, from a wedding in N. Carolina that was quite nice. The weather held up perfectly for an outdoor matrimonial event, and the reception was VERY nice as well. I wish the happy couple (whom I’ve known for some time) a long and love-filled marriage.

Today’s track span the genres of nu-jazz, latin-flavored, downtempo, and chillout, with a bit of ambient mixed in. It’s my hope you enjoy it. This edition includes the lead off track, Reel Life by The Cinematic Orchestra (The Evolution II remix). I especially enjoy this track for it’s orchestral elements and the way it invokes visuals of movement via it’s musical composition. After noticing a tweet earlier this week from Honeysugarwater, mentioning Bebel Gilberto’s original tune “Aganju”, I decided to feature the remix this time around. The apex of the podcast brings Ocean Air by dZihan and Kamien. I first heard of them not on the net or elsewhere, but via a musician, songwriter, and producer who lives not too far from me. I was hanging out in his studio, listening to some tracks he had in his “vault” and we got onto the subject of downtempo and chillout. He had asked if I had heard of them and played a track by the name of which I can’t recall, but after hearing it, I was on a hunt to find everything I could by them. They’ve been featured on many Sunday Soundtrack editions since ’07. Rounding out this edition is a very laidback track by a group entitled Bliss. I discovered them on another website when track hunting last year. They often hinge on ambient compositions, but I happened to like most of what I’ve heard thus far. It’s my wish that you do as well. Without further adieu, I present to you the playlist.


1. Reel Life (Evolution II) – The Cinematic Orchestra/Man With a Movie Camera
2. Instrumentally Yours – Ben Tankard/Instrumentally Yours
3. Aganju (Remix) – Bebel Gilberto/Bring Back The Love (The Remixes)
4. Moment Of Truths (The Morning After) – Big La vs. Todd/Water… Under The Bridge
5. Ocean Air – dZihan & Kamien/Freaks & Icons
6. As Possible (feat. Baschin) – Chris Zippel/Genuine Horizon
7. Life and How to Do It – All India Radio/Permanent Evolutions
8. Kukuma Bazar – Jens Buchert/Café de la Mer
9. Curiosity – Amba/Amba
10. Song for Olabi – Bliss/Quiet Letters

“Ocean Air” – dZihan & Kamien/Freaks and Icons

All the tracks featured in this edition can be found via Amazon, iTunes, and the various sources offered by discogs.com. For those of you on Twitter, feel free to follow The Sunday Soundtrack. I’d appreciate it.

Enjoy all your chilled out moments…

::: oceans of rhythm :::

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Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack- 29 Aug 10 (Exodus of Summer)


Haigis Beach. Cape Cod, MA. Photo credit: Fresh!

Welcome Listeners…

Always glad to have you tune in to The Sunday Soundtrack. I just got back from a VERY relaxing week in Cape Cod, MA. Pretty much slept until 11am at the earliest everyday and didn’t even realize how much I really needed it. It was a necessary chilled out time for sure.

Here we are at the end of August and the summer has FLOWN by. I’ll be sad to see it go but the time away has made it memorable. Today’s tracks are handpicked from a bunch of favorites and I hope they prove enjoyable. Last week I featured a track from Bebel Gilberto and this week I bring you her sister, Astrud. Anything that the Gilberto family releases always proves to be a good fit for The Sunday Soundtrack.

Incognito (my favorite group of all time) has released their latest CD “Transtlantic RPM” in June. I highly suggest you pick that up. While I’m not featuring any tracks from that release, I bring you two great tracks which have a vibe that fits this podcast, “I Can See The Future”, and the laid back, well known favorite to many, “After The Fall” (I’d like to see my band cover the latter track).

As always, I love to feature tracks by Afterlife, the definitive flow for all things chill out, this week it’s Cry (Sunset Dream Mix), from The Mix EP. Jeff Lorber brings us “Tuva”, a track created and inspired by the ancient art of “throat singing (listen to the intro) from the natives of Tuva, a land Jeff once visited. One of my favorite tracks in this edition is Aquanote’s (Gabriel Rene) “Nowhere (Pearl Speakeasy Remix)”. This track, compared to the original, is my definition of what a true remix is, and in addition, I really love how the elements of the track come together. You can here three other remixes of it here .

I trust you’ll enjoy all the tracks on the playlist, so without further adieu:


1 – I Can See The Future-Incognito/No Time Like The Future [Bonus Track] Amazon
2 – Nowhere (Pearl Speakeasy Remix) – Aquanote/Nude Dimensions, Volume 3 Discogs
3 – Alive (Instrumental) – J-Boogie’s Dubtronic Science/Mushroom Jazz 6 Om Records
4 – Cry (Sunset Dream Mix) – Afterlife/The Mix EP Discogs
5 – After The Fall – Incognito/100 Degrees And Rising Amazon
6 – L.O.V.E. And You & I (Dr. Ghe Mix) – Jazzanova/Jazzanova Remixed [Disc 1] Amazon
7 – Aquarian Angel- Blue Six/Aquarian Angel Amazon
8 – Certain Sadness – Astrud Gilberto/A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness Amazon
9 – Handsome – Bathysphere/Bathysphere’s Daylight Shrubbery EP Official Site
10 – Tuva – Jeff Lorber/West Side Stories Official Site

As always, thanks for tuning in. It’s been a gorgeous, but busy day 1 back from vacation. My apologies for getting this out later than sooner. Kudos to my entire podcasting crew and you, the listeners. Enjoy.

::: oceans of rhythm :::

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Nice commentary: The Sunday Soundtrack

As you know, I’ve finally come around to bringing The Sunday Soundtrack back after a few months. As said in the previous post, it was a pleasure to get back in the swing of it and I appreciate the comments from all of you yesterday. I gave a particular shout out to Dionne during yesterday’s edition. I found out about how much she enjoyed it via her friend Davis, a follower of mine on Twitter. After inquiring if they got a chance to listen, I received two direct messages he allowed me to post:

The Sunday Soundtrack on a Sunday, during brunch….that’s what I’m talking about. D, thanks for inspiring me to never take such a long hiatus again. It’s that kinda atmosphere that makes creating the Sunday Soundtrack a sheer pleasure. Glad you enjoyed it so much. Say hello to Dionne for me.

You can follow the Sunday Soundtrack on Twitter here. You can follow me here. Have a great day.

::: oceans of rhythm :::

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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.

peace,
F!

The Sunday Soundtrack f/Afterlife – 06 Dec 09

Hello, and welcome back for another edition of The Sunday Soundtrack. I hope this post finds you well.

It’s been a crazy week. The GRAMMYs are well underway and I was chosen to be the official community blogger for the category of Jazz. We have an excellent group of community bloggers, all on Twitter, that do an excellent job of representing the major categories. Any time it gets busy, I usually resort to doing a very chilled podcast. That being said, I bring you the king of chiil, Afterlife. Steve Miller is Afterlife and is the top downtempo producer in the UK and the most played artist in Ibiza. I couldnt see why he WOULDN’T be the top rated. Take a listen to the tracks, and I’m sure you would agree.

Special shouts today to @mainelementlove, thanks for the comment you left. My apologies for posting the podcast late tonite (see above). @deegospel…go and get your scribe on.

I present to you the playlist


1. Clear Blue Sky – Afterlife/The St. Regis Chill & Groove
2. Ozo – Afterlife/Speck of Gold
3. Speck of Gold – Afterlife/The St. Regis Chill & Groove
4. Breather 2000 (Arithunda Mix) – Afterlife/The St. Regis Chill & Groove
5. Smooch – Afterlife/Speck of Gold
6. Miracles – Afterlife
7. Shine – AfterLife ft Cathy Battistessa/The Blue Bar
8. Falling – Afterlife/Simplicity Two Thousand
9. Cry – Afterlife/The Mix EP
10. Cry (Sunset Dream Mix) – Afterlife/The Mix EP
11. Sunrise [DJ Thunda & The K20 Allstars Mix] – Afterlife/Speck of Gold
12. Rood Beatz (Cornucopia Remix) – Afterlife/Speck of Gold

Afterlife Online
The Official Myspace Site
The Official Afterlife Website

Back to studio work…

Have a great day!

peace and blessings…
F!

Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack – 09 Sep 09


Photo Credit: Ray G.

Listeners,

How are you? Welcome back to another edition of The Sunday Soundtrack. Always glad you can partake of the music I bring forth. It’s definitely a labor of love and I appreciate the comments left here and abroad. As summer begins to wind down, there is a time that is ending and, as the photo depicts above, a time ahead. Being a four seasons man, I always anticipate the vibrant colors and crisp, cool weather of the autumnal equinox, better known as Fall. While summer is always known to be more care free and lazy, Fall has it’s own goodness to me, and in that…bring it on.

The tracks I bring to you for this podcast are mainly new. As usual, the pics come my favorite source, Soma FM. Incidentally, 60% of the tracks this time came within 3 hours of off and on listening this Friday night.

Inner Shade brings us Little Sunflower, a well made remake of the classic Freddie Hubbard tune, with a twist of drum and bass influence as the foundation of track. I also particularly enjoy the tune because Inner Shade is a spinoff group of Incognito. The CD, 4 Corners, is their solo release, which I think is becoming more difficult to come by. If you happen to find it, definitely add it to your collection. It features the jazz guitar work of Mark Whitfield and the soulfully vocal goodness of Maysa Leak (the primary female lead vocalist Incognito is known for).

In honor of Vikter Duplaix’s new CD and single release entitled “Electric Love”, I bring you an old favorite of mine and a track perfect for the Sunday Soundtrack musical palette, “Another Love Gone By” featuring Esthero.

Another artist I’m happy to feature is Philip Clark…the NEW definition of blue eyed soul. I became acquainted with PC via Twitter after we crossed paths via some musical collaborationwork I am doing with fellow brothers in podcasting Fave and The Big La Todd Kelley, now known as “C3”. After checkin’ out PC’s tracks on Myspace…I was DEFINITELY feelin’ his musical flow. Per further discussion, he “Granted” me (pun intended) the great opportunity to do a remix of a track of my choice from his last CD. Needless to say, after being a remix fan for YEARS, I hopped on it. He knows what track it is, but P, if you are reading this…I’ve got three remixes I am working on of said track…three different genres…I hope you like them!

As for some “smooth jazz” goodness, I was led to include a track, dedicated to a person on Twitter who continually tweets inspirational, resourceful, and heart warming messages everytime I notice them. The track “Monica” is for you, Monica, better known on Twitter as Deltavogue…thanks for the very nice complements you gave the Sunday Soundtrack last week. I greatly appreciate it!

With that being said, the playlist for this weekend is as follows:


1. Little Sunflower – Inner Shade/4 Corners
2. Monica – Fattburger/The Best Of Fattburger
3. Granted – Philip Clark/The State Of Blue-Eyed Soul
4. Sanso Sheep – Jens Buchert/Ice Lounge
5. Sands of Time – Ten Madison/Grounded
6. IMG.00.37 – Akotcha/Sound Burger
7. Elephant (Dub Mix) – Spiral System & Lottie Child/Here We Are – EP
8. Another Great Love Gone By Featuring Esthero – Vikter Duplaix/Bold & Beautiful
9. Reflections – Jens Buchert/Sunrider
10. Billy Bibbit – Moss/East Coast Chip Shop

I hope you’ve enjoyed this edition of the Sunday Soundtrack. Kudos to all my podcasting massive, bring good musical vibes all week long: Darrenkeith (My Love For Music), Fave (The Friday Favecast), Todd Kelley (Flowink), Macedonia (BSOTS), EJ Flavors (OSW), T. Grundy (Rhythms In Black Satin), DJ Diva (The Monday Mixtape), Honeysoul (Honeysoul), Anjibee (The Chillcast), Nikki (Soulrific) and a host of others. Check all their podcasts out under my category Music Podcasts, over there to the right!

Have a good week….
Keep it chilled…
peace,
F!

Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack – 28 Jun 09

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Hello Listeners…
Thanks for checking out the Sunday Soundtrack once again, it’s always a pleasure bringing it to you.

Here we are, in the summer solstice once again. Being a four seasons man, I always embrace it (u can keep the humidity though) for it brings long summer nignts…even with the heat, that can be a cool thing.

Speaking of summer, I started with a track that reps summer in last week’s podcast and will continue do so here (see the playlist below) with a regular artist on The Sunday Soundtrack, Chevalier. What’s summer with the beach? Two artists from the Blackfish Productions camp bring us “Bondi Beach” and “blue beach”, as well. Now that we’re in the summer flow, I bring to you, the playlist

1. De Muse – Fragmentorchestra/ragmentorchestra
2. Cham’s Groove – Groove 7/SFTF – Barrigada Sky
3. Soon – ORG Lounge/Has It Come to This
4. Seemless – Buddha Lounge/The Best of Lounge – L.A. Lounge
5. Summer Nights – Chevalier/Balance
6. Drift – Buddha Lounge/The Best of Lounge – L.A. Lounge
7. Interject – Buddha Lounge/The Best of Lounge – L.A. Lounge
8. blue beach – boot cut rockers/moving pattern session 1
9. Bondi Beach – Blackfish/Hidden Shore
10. Cinquo Dias – Espresso Del Lago/Yeki

Even though the heat is here in my neck of the woods, today we have a cool reprieve. I hope this edition of The Sunday Soundtrack matches that reprieve.

My prayers and condolences go out to the Jackson Family regarding the loss of their son, Michael Joseph Jackson, this past Friday. Without getting into a long post about this phenomenal artist, I’ll suffice it to say that it’s my belief that the King of Pop has gone to be with The King of Kings: Remember The Time

For those of you on Twitter, please feel free to follow me there . For those who are on Facebook, please feel free to join the Sunday Soundtrack Facebook Group as well. Shouts to my entire podcasting massive in the blogroll. I hope your week is chilled.