Back on the Music Train

This summer I’ve been in deep discovery of new and exciting ways to ingest music while PAYING FOR IT. I know many talented musicians who have no outlets anymore to sell their beautiful creations. Not only do people no longer buy CDs, but we don’t even have ways to play CDs anymore since the drives have been removed from modern computers and laptops and few car stereos in any car manufactured from 2012 on have them installed.

I know you can purchase a $29 LC USB CD drive, yes. But how many people have gone that extra step besides me? I teach audio, so I have to keep up with every mechanism that affords a musician to transport us through their minds and hearts via every medium/media available to them to use to distribute. Guess what? THEY DON’T MAKE A LIVING with you STREAMING on Pandora, Spotify, nor any of the other streaming mechanisms. PLEASE don’t tell me that you don’t care! We love music. So, LOVE the musicians creating music and art by showing them some love with a few shekels here and there. Even if you’re streaming most of it, send some $ to the tracks you love via BandCamp, Patreon, CD Baby and any other number of “selling” sites that exist today.

I found THIS band today (from New York) and love them. I listened to several tracks of their latest “album” and bought the vinyl and digital download package to share with my students whom I will cajole into buying tracks they love from artists they love.

And then my favorite sound engineer sent me this link just now to Lana del Rey’s LOVE video:

Get on out there and LOVE your music again by loving the artists!

MADASS MUSIC

Today, I found ZENON RECORDS by way of KLIMENT from Sofia, Bulgaria. {Hear James Earl Jones tones emitting}
“Oh, yeah…”

Listen to this: Millvolt DJ Set – recorded @ Kiste Club, Fumoir Floor (Switzerland, Okt. 2016)  2h30min – 129bpm

I’m getting SO MUCH MORE WORK DONE. Productivity mix!

and THIS:

 

EXTRA! EXTRA!  Read and LISTEN! Waves Scheps 73 on sale for $29 on July 20, 2017 ONLY. Listen to this 10-seconds of what a difference it makes:  the first 5-seconds of this mono audio track with the plug bypassed, then BAM! It’s in!

Groove the Pain Away

“Need a change! Need a positive change!” – Soul II Soul – “Back to Life”

It’s 3:30a.m. and I’ve been reading the news, posts from friends about life, death, tragedy, healing, yoga, food, and all. Catching up in bed, unable to sleep. Suddenly, 1994 overcomes my entire SOUL. I put on headphones to blast “Back to Life” and slip groove out of bed to shake my booty in that slow hip-sway I remember engaging in my 30’s in the 1990’s.

I am transported to the Women’s Motorcycle Weekend in the Santa Cruz Mountains with my dear DJ Laney Goodman spinning my favorites; my sound woman self having built the system that kept 300 biker chicks groovin’ all weekend with Laney’s awesomeness. {I wave good morning to you this day, sweetie, with my arms in the air high-fiving the heavens.)

I am back to DJ love from Page Hodel’s infamous funk-frenzy, The BOX dance-hall-days when thousands of us slip-grooved to the vibe of the 1990’s, 80’s, 70’s. Bodies in a slo-mo swing of hips, shoulders, arms waving slo-groove-style in the air. {Sending you big love this morning, my music goddess pal.}

MEMORIES FLOOD AS I AM IN MY FREAKING KITCHEN ALL ALONE RIGHT NOW with iPad and headphones REALIZING THAT IF I DO THIS EVERY MORNING AT 3:30-4AM-ISH, I WILL BE A FUCKING BETTER HUMAN AND GET MYSELF OUT OF THE STATE OF INERTIA BROUGHT UPON ME BY THE White House/U.S. GOVERNMENT and the barrage of hatred inflicted upon us by the Congress.

LADIES, GENTLEMEN!  RISE UP AND DANCE! FIND YOUR POWER CENTER SOUL II SOUL TO BUILD YOUR RESISTANCE! We need to stay strong!

GET YOUR G-R-0-0-00000-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-V-V-VV-V-VVVV-V-VV-V-V-V-E ON

 

I have played the same song and shook my bootay for 15-min while typing this and groove-assed this song 3-times before turning the computer on to write. FIND YOUR STRENGTH, people! (now on to “Keep on Movin'”)

Soul II Soul Back to life