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Music Deep Dive with Guest: Chris Bailey
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My old friend Chris Bailey; gifted guitarist and music lover joins me for some deep diving of some great instrumental music. 8 songs from all over the planet. Daniel Farber Nonet-North Rampart, Franck Tortiller Trio-Early Dawn, Gilad Hekselman-Long Way From Home, Daniel Paujami's Song-Ngarukuruwala, Junius Paul-Ase, Theon Cross-Activate, James Francies-713, Dave Holland-Conference of the Birds. @bbluesman
April 25, 2022
Sales as a Metaphor...
Talk about some basic sales stuff. How much sales with the right philosophy/mindset equates to good social relations as well.
April 21, 2022
Taiwan Democracy 台灣民主 Pt 1
I begin my series on my personal experience with Taiwan Democracy arriving in Taiwan right after the repeal of martial law and the birth of democratic society in Taiwan #台灣民主
December 21, 2021
THC, Electricity and the 3L's
Talk about my  ideas on who I see the big victors of the Cannabis/Legal Marijuana and the EV Charging business will be. Can't forget the 3 L's of Real Estate: Location, Location and Location.
December 15, 2021
Where is My Mind?
The daunting nature of falling market. Catalysts: FUD from new Covid variant, Jerome Powell and the Fed going from printing money like it's 1999 to getting more aggressive about tapering, year end selling off for tax purposes, overall market corrections/inflation. Shout outs: Sandy Munro, Chad Palantard, The Limiting Factor. 
December 05, 2021
The Empire Strikes Back...
So my thesis for this episode is that Wall Street Banks might have an agenda for sandbagging $PLTR stock price (DPO listing of shares last year) with weak analysis despite the strong financials and clear moat(advantage) they have in the deep data SaaS market. Show is sponsored by Marlin & Sons agent for AgriTalk Smart Farming Controls.
November 19, 2021
Leave Elon Alone!
Today's ep I riff on recent Elon Musk stuff in the news, on Twitter etc. Talk a little about Tesla and also Palantir my 2 cents-not sure what it is worth in shiba inu...Sponsored by Marlin & Sons/AgriTalk 
November 15, 2021
Precision Growing Tech
Today we talk a little bit more about how AgriTalk AIoT Precision Growing systems can be applied: red turmeric for high curcumin concentration. Here is link to Marlin's site and more Super C™ Turmeric.
November 10, 2021
Smart Agriculture: Precision Farming
Smart Agriculture. I talk about recent developments in precision farming with the use of Ai and IoT tech. Also mention the project I'm working on in this field and provide information on how it works, the benefits and key points. More info here from Marlin & Sons-sponsor and agent for AgriTalk.
November 02, 2021
Cucmber Slumber
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All I ask is that you groove along with me-let's go-it's all 14 slammin' tunes!
October 12, 2021
Buy the Ticket Take the Ride
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Today's ticket will take you through some classic rock, a little blues, jazz, soul mix. It's a sonic journey-not a Sonic Drive Thru! 14 tracks ranging from The Allman Bros, Archie Shepp, The James Gang, Bill Frisell, and Zep among others. It's the real deal deep dive music down the rabbit hole thingie! Sponsor Marlin & Sons
October 05, 2021
Neo Vs. Classical-Soul/R&B
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Nothing Vs. Nothing here just great tunes. Some more modern some more classic. A couple of classics covered in interesting ways. See what you  think. Including some Motown greats, Sly, covers of Waterfalls and Until you Come Back to Me. Opens with Just the Two of Us with Bill Withers...You get it. Great stuff. Listen.
September 27, 2021
NeuralNet Indie Rock Vs. Alternate Rock
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Bunch of good discoveries from the Spotify music cave. All over the place deep dive in some good discoveries-The Brooklyn Bluesman doesn't disappoint! Just follow along and tap your foot or hum :)
September 10, 2021
NeuralNet SongCast 090321
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Valerie June/Shakedown   Amethyst Kia/Black Myself   Otis Taylor/10 Million Slaves   Mavis Staples/Litle Bit   Charlie Hunter/Fine Corinthian Leather   Lucinda Williams/Righteously   Meshell Ndegeocello/Nite and Day   Mahotella Queens/Zibuyile Nonyaka   John Hiatt, Jerry Douglas/Mississippi Phone Booth   Chris Whitley/Living With The Law   John Paul Jones/Leafy Meadows   David Sancious/Tone/Sky Church Hymn #9   Wishbone Ash/Blowing Free   Leo Kottke/Vaseline Machine Gun
September 03, 2021
For Charlie
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This is a show to commemorate the memory and music of Mr. Charlie Watts from the Rolling Stones that left us last week. I play 9 songs 7 with the Stones, 1 of the Stones with a live Danish Jazz band and one with Jim Keltner. 
August 30, 2021
New Rock Show: August '21
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The Rockhounds: Mark and Rich Deep Dive Spotify New Rock and break it all down for ya! Iron Maiden/Seether/The Wild Feathers/Tape Toy/Waves/Troi Irons/Broken Baby/Tennis System/Parti!/Hype Lights/The Cold Stares/A Place to Bury Strangers/Prince of Lilies/Liz Lawrence/Girl Afraid/Witch Fever/Royal Blood/Mammoth WVH/Wolf Alice/Amyl and the Sniffers Make sure to catch his show:Check out Rich's Access Indie Show here! Rich's e-mail For any mental wellness questions.
August 10, 2021
It Hurts My Brain
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Today's music is Gang of Four, Husker Du, Wire, Public Image Ltd., Fugazi, Black Flag and Sonic Youth. Read a poem about angst. That's about it... Bed Music: Courtesy of Melvin Gibbs
August 06, 2021
Steve Winwood
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One of my favorite musicians particularly Traffic-his band. Selections from Spencer Davis, Blind Faith, Traffic and Cream for 20 songs. Share The Great Longing by Kahlil Gibran Bed Music: Courtesy of Melvin Gibbs
July 25, 2021
Miles Fire
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This set all live music of Miles Davis during his late 60's and 70's electric period. All fire all passion, crazy and wonderful. Pangaea-Zimbabwe/The Lost Septet: Honky Tonk, Directions, Sanctuary/The Lost Quintet: Bitches Brew/Dark Magus: Moja-Pt.1/Pt.2 and Wili-Pt.1/Pt. 2. Bed Music: Courtesy of Melvin Gibbs
July 18, 2021
The Unusual Suspects
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Today 20 bands and tracks all over the place because it felt good! Do you agree? Plastic Bertrand, Ultravox, David Bowi, Trent Reznor, Depeche Mode, The Smiths, New Order, Roxy Music, Japan, Mott the Hoople, T. Rex, Magazine, Bauhaus, Johnny Thunders, The Dictators, Dead Boys, Ian Dury, Elvis Costello, Tones on Tail, Peter Gabriel
July 16, 2021
3 Blue Noters
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A Blue Note Records tribute with 3 of their stars: Sonny Clark-piano, Johnny Griffin-Tenor Sax and Grant Green-guitar. Blue Note had some of the best musicians and music ever of mid to late 20th century jazz. Heroin/opiate abuse hotline
July 09, 2021
New Rock: 4th of Julyish
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Rich came came prepared but so did some Ghost in the Machine. I rebooted and did this one solo. Rich will be back for the next one. Make sure to catch his show:Check out Rich's Access Indie Show here! Rich's e-mail For any mental wellness questions. Ramones-Rockaway Beach/Hearts Apart-I’m So Blue/Tiger Cub-Sleepwalker/King Brown-Moto/Heavenward-Carwheels /The Dead Weather- I Feel Love /Deep Vally-American Cockroach /Liars-Big Appetite /Big Spring-Coming Down /Deep Vally-Baby I Call Hell/Torres-Hug From a Dinosaur  Trauma Ray-Relay/Television Supervision-Cannonball/Starcrawler-Good Time Girl /Demob Happy-Less is More /Mascara-Reach/The Black Belles-What Can I Do? /Pretty Uglys-Party Friends/Black Foxxes-Husk/Jimi Hendrix-Star Spangled Banner
July 05, 2021
Where are We Going Today
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We take a 20 song deep dive musical journey with White in the Moon the Long Road Lies poem by Houseman along the way. Soundgarden/Smashing Pumpkins/Jane's Addiction/Alice in Chains/Stone Temple Pilots/King's X/Funkadelic/Pantera/Ministry/The Specials/The Ruts/The Only Ones/The Cure/Radiohead/Mark Lanegan/iggy Pop/David Bowie/Public Enemy/Beastie Boys/Pigeonhed
June 29, 2021
Blues Journey
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Deep diving some blues from Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas and Texas. Folk acoustic to electric. Read a poem by Sterling A. Brown: Riverbank Blues. 20 songs
June 25, 2021
Healing Force
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Music inspired by and influenced by Charles Mingus. Focusing on Dob Pullen-Mingus piano player. George Adams and Don Pullen also formed some groups and that music is featured here as is some of Mingus work which includes Pullen, Adams and Danny Richmond ,long time drummer of his. 2 Charles Bukowski poems in between to round things out. Total of 16 songs.
June 23, 2021
More Bounce to the Ounce
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Deep dive into some of the best of funk. What is funk/ What makes it funky/ Listen and find out with PFunk, James Brown, Cymande, Zapp, Ohio , Brothers Johns, Bootsie, The Meters, Sly and the Family Stone, Average White Band, Kool and the Gang,Players, Herbie Hancock, Billy Preston, Curtis Mayfield, War. P:oem:The Negro Speaks of Rivers by Langston Hughes
June 21, 2021
New Rock: June '21 Pt.2
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New Rock Show with Mark and Rich New Candys/The Bronx/Poppy/Trivium/The Glorious Sons/As I Lay Dying/The Skinner Brothers/Cleopatrick/Tome Morello Check out Rich's Access Indie Show here! Rich's e-mail For any mental wellness questions.
June 19, 2021
New Rock: June '21
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June '21 New Rock Show with Mark and Rich Ateyu/All That Remains/Airways/Otherkin/The Pretty Reckless/Fangclub/Blood Command/Honningbarna/Wooze/Feet Check out Rich's Access Indie Show here! Rich's e-mail For any mental wellness questions.
June 17, 2021
Wild Dream of a New Beginning
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Shoegaze music theme day! Poem by Lawrence Ferlinghetti: Wild Dream of a New Beginning. bands featured: My Funny Valentine, Ultra Vivid Scene, Ride,Lush, Swervedriver, Jesus and Mary Chain, Dandy Warhols, Cocteau Twins, Silversun Pickups, Slwodive, and the Swirlies. 20 songs
June 15, 2021
New Brooklyn
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Some edgy Brooklyn inspired music either from artists from there like Melvin Gibbs and Andrew Cyrille or working there, running studios, record labels, etc. like Bill Laswell. recite a poem inspired by today's music called Chaos by George Santayana.
June 14, 2021
Precisely Bass: Part 2
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Rich Palmer and I finish out the bass focused show with 10 more great tunes. Check out Rich's brand new podcast Access Indie
June 11, 2021
78 Speed
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Deep dive into some classic 70's/80's rock here. Poem; Charles Bukowski-It's  Ours.
June 09, 2021
Precisely Bass: Part 1
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Rich Palmer of Audio Gumshoe/Counting Skeletons joins me for a deep dive into the Fender Precision bass known affectionately as the 'P Bass." Through this filter we talk about some of the specifics of the instrument as well as break down the songs-running the gamut of soul, pop, funk and rock and featuring bass players; legends like James Jemerson Donald Duck Dunn,George Porter Jr, et al. because of the show length we have 10 songs included here. Part 2 will come out in the next day or 2. Enjoy! Look forward to Rich being a regular "guest" especially on our monthly New Rock on Spotify show!
June 08, 2021
Organ Grooves
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Lounge Jazz Organ fest with Richard "Groove" Holmes, Jimmy Mcgriff, Dr. Lonnie Smith and Medeski, Martin & Wood. recite the poem "The Lost Art."
June 07, 2021
Well Tuned Electrons
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Play some analog synth bands like Boards of Canada and FourTet and even through in a musical forefather: Brian Eno. read a Cyberpunk inspired poem: NeoGotham to tie in.
June 04, 2021
Joni Mitchell
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One of the all time great singer/song writers, guitar players and musicians: Joni Mitchell. There are also some tracks from John Fahey and Leo Kottke.
June 03, 2021
Desert Rocks
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I read a poem Mojave Desert, My Love by Richard Olavares. Talk about my own desert experiences in Tucson and seeing Black Sabbath but not... They however inspired most if not all of the bands and songs here. 20 in total. 
June 01, 2021
Fusing My Fusion
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Today gets us into some Jazz/rock fusion music popularized by Miles Davis and some of his former musicians like John McLaughlin, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, etc. Recite a poem called Lotus, inspired by John McL's eastern philosophy leanings.
May 31, 2021
New Rock May 21
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18 new songs by a variety of new and old bands with new songs from Spotify's catalog. Some good stuff overall I was pleasantly surprised. Rock and guitars are still alive!
May 29, 2021
Sliding Home
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This set caters to my long time deep love of slide/bottleneck style guitar and dobro playing. Sonny Landreth-Walkin Blues Robert Johnson-Crossroads Blues Elmore James-Dust My Broom Little Feat -Dixie Chicken 801 Live-Rongwrong Johnny Winter-Highway 61 Revisited Ry Cooder-Memo From Turner The Derek trucks Band-Sahib Teri Bandi Led Zep-In My Time of Dying Bonnie Raitt-Give it Up or Let it Go Louisiana Red-Keep on Playing the Blues Bryce Janey-Down Home Blues John Mooney-Travelin Riverside Blues Gaby Jogeix-Slide it Down Steve Johnson-Wild Magnolia George Thorogood-Delaware Slide Arlen Roth-Sonny Skies Hound Dog Taylor-Roll Your Money Maker Jerry Douglas-Passing the Bar Brooks Williams-Walk You Off my Mind
May 27, 2021
Same As it Ever Was
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Talking Heads was without a doubt my favorite band back in college days at a time when there were an abundance fo great bands. They collaborated with Brian Eno as a group and David Byrne did as a solo project. Devo and John Cale both worked with Eno. Rant  a little on some current thoughts on the bitcoin debacle and mention some future collaboration with my buddy Rich Palmer of Audio Gumshoe podcast fame-now embarking on new audio production/voice over/voice acting business. Devo-Gut Feeling David Byrne/Brian Eno-My Life in the Bush of Ghosts Talking Heads-Don't Worry About the Gov't Talking Heads-The Big Country Talking Heads-Cities VCrosseyed and Painless Talking Heads-Burning Down the House Talking Heads-Wild, Wild Life Talking Heads-Warning Sign-Live Television-Marquee Moon Television--Elevation Television--Foxhole Patti Smith-Redondo Beach John Cale-Fear John Cale-Pablo Picasso Lou Reed-Satellite of Love Lou Reed-Rock and Roll
May 26, 2021
Thick Guitar
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Today's show features music played on Les Paul guitar-the classic rock heavy/full/rich/thick toned sound of some of the 60's, 70's,80's and 90's classics. Rock and roll, blues rock, southern rock, glam rock, metal, fusion, jazz,etc. John Mayall's Bluesbreakers -Hideaway Fleetwood Mac  Oh Well pt.1 Free-Alright Now Led Zep-Whole Lotta Love Lynyrd Skynyrd-Sweet Home Alabama Aerosmith-Get the Lead Out ZZ Top-La Grange Santana-Black Magic Woman Allman Brothers-In Memory of Elizabeth Reid David Bowie-Suffragette City Ozzy Osbourne-Flying High Again Derek and the Dominos-Layla Sonny Sharrock-broken Toys Brian Eno-Baby's On Fire Focus-Hocus Pocus Alice in Chains-Rooster Blue Oyster Cult-Don't Fear the Reaper Humble Pie-I Don't Need No Doctor James Gang-Funk #49 Jeff Beck-You Know What I Mean
May 20, 2021
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Today's show inspired by Fender Telecaster guitar-most of the musicians featured here have played mainly Telecaster guitars throughout there musical career. You can see that this guitar has been well embraced through a wide variety of blues/blues rock/country and jazz music. Ohh yeah-R&B and funk too! Danny Gatton-Homage to Charlie Christian Albert Collins-I Ain't Drunk Jim Compilongo-Blues For Roy Bill Frisell-Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair Desert Rose band-Price I Pay Booker T & the MG's-Time is Tight Jimi Hendrix-The Wind Cries Mary The Rolling Stones-Happy Jeff Beck-Let Me Love You  Radiohead-paranoid Android The Clash-White riot Dr. Feelgood-Sneakin' Suspicion Prince-The Gold Standard
May 17, 2021
Dubbing the Dab
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Breaking out the roots and dub reggae. Mostly JA of course but also LKJ from the UK-brilliant political poet and social activist. Talk about some current affairs with dogemaster Elon Musk front and center of the socmed memeverse U-Roy-Chalice in the Palace LKJ-Inglan is a Bitch LKJ-Sonny's Lettah Toots and the Maytals-Funky Kingston Gregory Isaacs-Soon Forward Bob Marley and the Wailers-Mr. Brown Bob Marley and the Wailers-Small Axe Toots and the Maytals-Pressure Drop The Heptones-Book of Rules Gregory Isaacs-Night Nurse Jacob Miller-Tenement Yard Augustus Pablo-King Tubby meets Rockers Uptown Burning Spear-Man in the Hills Burning Spear-Lion Burning Spear-Slavery Days Lee "Scratch" Perry-The Upsetter Dr. Alimontado-I Killed the Barber Dr. Alimontado-best Dressed Chicken in Town U-Roy-Runaway Girl
May 14, 2021
Bassically, Yeah! Music Blast Cast
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Talk a little bit about Aspergers Syndrome and my experience working with autistic kids. Reminisce about NYC music background/Environ A Tribe Called Quest-Check The Rhime Bass Duet-Ron Carter J.G.-Muhal Richard Abrams Conference of the Birds-Dave Holland quartet P.S. Unless One Has(Blues Connotation)-Ornette Coleman St. Thomas-Ron Carter So Long Eric(Don't Stay Over There Too Long)-Charles Mingus Jumpin' In-Dave Holland Quintet Prime Directive-Dave Holland Quintet Better Git it in Your Soul-Charles Mingus Celestial Chant-McCoy Tyner
May 11, 2021
Tripping Over My Daisies Music Blast Cast
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I share a poem by Pablo Neruda: The House of Odes. Offer some Mother's Day wishes and blab about Elon Musk's SNL appearance. The Claypool Lennon  Delirium-Boomerang Baby Steven Wilson-King Ghost Wire-I Should Have Known Better Porcupine Tree-Blackest Eyes Wire-The 15th The Stranglers-Skin Deep Julian Cope-Sunspots Pink Floyd-See Emily Play The Moody Blues-ride My See-Saw Echo & The Bunnymen-Lips Like Sugar XTC-Season Cycle The Beta band-Dry The Rain
May 09, 2021
Not All German Music Blast Cast
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We delve into some German and German influenced electronic music. Share some excerpts from famous metaphysically influenced Herman Hesse: Siddartha. Mention upcoming guest co-host for a music themed show tba: Indy Podcaster: Darrin Snider Tangerine Dream-Search Kraftwerk-The Robots kraftwerk-Autobahn The Normal-Warm Leatherette The Normal-t.V.O.D. Gary Numan-Cars Tubeway Army-Are Friends Electrric NEU!-Hallogallo NEU!-ISI Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross-How The West Was Won Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross-Nun With A MF Gun Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross-In Motion
May 07, 2021
Brooklyn Bluesman
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Ok so I talk about my handle @BBluesman which is short for... C'mon the title gave it away! :D I talk about the origin of that in the show. Focusing on some blues, blues from Brooklyn and Brooklyn people making music in this show. Ain't Got Nobody-Hound Dog Taylor Boogie Chillen-John Lee Hooker Bless Those-Living Colour (Cory:singer and Vernon: Guitarist both from Brooklyn) Po Black Maddie/Skinny Woman-North Mississippi All Stars Black Cat Moan-beck, Bogart and Appice (Carmine Appice from Brooklyn) Sad But True-Metallica Tribute (Bruce Kulick: guitarist from Brooklyn) Non-Alignment Pack-Pere Ubu (Tony Maimone: bass player from Brooklyn) Super Stupid-Funkadelic (Eddie Hazel:guitarist from Brooklyn) Slide Rule-Harriet Tubman (Melvin Gibbs:bass player from Brooklyn) Jazz Thing-Gang Starr (Guru-rapper from Brooklyn) Home is Where The Hatred Is-Gil Scott Heron (Brian Jackson:piano player/arranger from Brooklyn) Always on the Run-Lenny Kravitz( Lenny is from Brooklyn) Feel free to tape comments questions on Spotify and send in. Contact
April 30, 2021
Herb Ellis Guitar
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Time for one of my favorite guitarists with a killer resume. he played with all the greats. Check out his Wiki. Was privileged to see him live with Barney Kessel at small bar in NYC. Great Guitars: H&B Boogie Conversations in Swing Guitar-Jivin in Rhythm Guitar of John Gray-You Stepped Out of a Dream Great Guites- O Barquinho Two For the Road-Love For Sale 7 Come Eleven It Don’t Mean a Thing-Broadway Milestones of Jazz Legends-Tin Roof Blues
April 25, 2021
Progging My Fusion
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These musicians and songs were representative of some of the early musical influences that provided me with much joy and influenced my listening and playing habits. Miles Davis had a great impact on most of the musicians and music in this list, but also some great British prog/fusion players too. Here is my Song list:  801:801 Live-Miss Shapiro Miles Davis: On The Corner-Black Satin Jeff Beck:Beck Hammer-Freeway Jam Weather Report-Cucumber Slumber Tony Williams New Lifetime: Snake Oil Brand X -Disco Suicide Gong Expresso II-Heavy Tune Links
April 23, 2021
Arcimoto Shorts Market Hijinx
Talk about some market observations-discuss Arcimoto $FUV as fitting EV for crowded Asian market. Some Taiwan tech stuff. My contact info 
April 20, 2021
3D Printing Makes My Head Go Boom
Talk about recent stock market, renewable energy my heightened interest in 3D industrial level printing technology.
April 02, 2021
General Clean energy, Related tech,AI, EV and Taiwan Economic & Industrial History
This is the first show Stephen Liu co-hosted with me and we just generally discuss EV tech, can't go there without mentioning Elon Musk, some other clean energy tech issues, the recent Texas perfect storm and temporary collapse of their grid, Taiwan's economic and industrial contributions and the like. Buy a ticket and take the ride... We will go into deeper detail with specific segments of topics covered here and arrange some guests that can speak in some more depth and detail on EV, Clean energy, AI, Drone, robot tech,etc. in the near future.
February 24, 2021
Stephen Liu
Stephen Liu is a friend of mine here in Taichung, Taiwan. He has a very interesting life story and business background which in many ways parallels my own: manufacturing involving machine tools for export. Stephen also moved from his position on equipment sales to work for former customer Foxconn during their period of their and Apples steady growth together. Look forward to hearing more from Stephen and I on a new future podcast series in development where we'll focus on both environmentally & socially beneficial technologies from the East West perspective. Video cast will be up on new Youtube channel.
February 03, 2021
For Mom
So the weekend after Thanksgiving a good time to reflect. i had been thinking about doing something to remember Mom since her passing on 7/2/20 of this year-declared a Covid 19 death. Mom had not been the healthiest-the picture above was at her 80th birthday party early this year. She looked pretty good, actually the best she had in a long time. Anyhow, the rest of what I want to say is in the podcast. Love you Mom-it wasn't always easy but it was always real. Wouldn't be here without you and I'll never forget that. Socialybrium music permitted by Melvin Gibbs  who like me lived in Vandeveer Projects in Flatbush for a spell.
December 04, 2020
Charles Blass
Today's podcast guest: Charles Blass is quite an interesting character. I originally met him thorough Melvin Gibbs on Twitter. This was back in the early days of twitter when you could see your "friends" friends in their stream and respond to conversations and meet new people. Charles was producing several musical projects at the time-new recordings in fact with Melvin Gibbs, The Burnt Sugar Orchestra, Socialybrium and others. He has been doing the Audio Gumbo Radio Show for a long time and does Sun Radio. Charles and I talked for quite a while on many of his musical and cultural experiences (including Sun Ra, PFunk, Jef Lee Johnson, Jimi Hendrix) and contributions. Melvin Gibbs kindly provided permission to include the inclusion of music from Socialybrium: a special project between him, J T Lewis, Blackbyrd McKnight and the late legend: Bernie Worrell from PFunk, & Talking Heads fame. Charles is currently involved in the Cicolab Project.
November 22, 2020
Sebastien Ardon Interview
Sebastien is a software engineer that is originally from Reunion Island a French colony of Africa..Vistax is one of the 2 IPhone camera/photography Apps he's created; the other being Camera 1. I've been shooting exclusively on IPhone for several months now and using Vistax as my camera app and begin with one of their presets after capturing image. I've been quite impressed with the level of control and image quality in Vistax. So much so I thought I'd invite Sebastien on and find out more about his product and the man behind them.
October 13, 2020
Johnnie Crawford Interview
Johnnie Crawford is quite a character; great photographer and passionate story teller on the images and people that are included. John's website is here and he is available for client work and also workshops and online webinars .  We discuss these 7 images from Johnnie's Instagram collection: 
September 21, 2020
Dan Whitley
Dan Whitley is a musician and the younger brother of Chris Whitley and uncle to Chris' daughter Trixie. The Whitleys  come from a couple of generations of artistic/creative talent. He had lots of great stories to share as well as some of his music 1 )Take My Life, 2) Shine, 3) The Killing Floor,4) The Way I Heal. 
August 29, 2020
Jen Taylor- Genealogical Sleuth
Jen Taylor is a genealogical research specialist. her interest began on her own family background which she has researched extensively and has filled out her family tress for multiple generations. I talk to her sharing my interest in conducting research on my family background and Jen takes u through what this kind of research entails and what kind of preparation you need to do before commencing. Jen can be reached on Twitter: @jentaylorsc1 or E-mail:
July 27, 2020
Taiaiake Alfred: Mohawk Teacher, Author and Activist
Taiaiake Alfred of the Kahnawake Mohawk tribe So. Quebec. He has written several books on indigenous rights, taught in different colleges on similar topics and serves as a consultant for several indigenous peoples for reclaiming, restoring and protecting their tribal rights and culture. he is also a former US Marine.
July 22, 2020
Cheryl Robbins-Tribe Asia
Have a good conversation with Cheryl Robbins Taiwan Indigenous culture specialist, tour guide, and author. Tribe Asia
July 16, 2020
Mike Warren: Dad Bod Whisperer!
Today Mike Warren from Perth Australia comes and talks about his specialty :Ditch the Dad Bod;  a holistic tri-part lifestyle: Sensible healthy eating, Adequate rest and recovery and adequate motion/exercise for your body. We also touched on Covid prevention where I announced the passing of Suzanne Forman my Mom -due to Covid 19. I talked about common sense steps to prevent the virus and how motivated I am to get people to listen since it became very personal for me a few days ago. I know this would honor my Mom knowing that her passing maybe saves people unnecessary pain and suffering.
July 09, 2020
Crina Prida-Wood Nymph Catcher
Crina Prida is a practicing dentist with a passion for romanti model portraits featuring her home of Transylvania region of Romania. Her main website is here and she is also on InstaGram She has an excellent eye and ear for art appreciation being influenced by many fine art photographers and Italian and Spanish film makers as well as jazz music. She is truly a renaissance woman.
July 06, 2020
Eric Rice of the Spinmartin’s
Eric Rice @ericrice comes on and talks about his rich experience in gaming and metaverse. Transition from NoCal to OK. Some other ranting on the zeitgeist, cyberpunk chickens coming home to roost etc.
June 29, 2020
Snapple in the Big Apple with Ed Yoo
Ed is Glimpsenyc on Instagram and been cranking out killer NYC street photography for a while. We talk about how he got into it and was mentored by John Cahill. How he thrived during lock down on the virtually empty streets and other NYC cultural goodness. Also cover the ongoing protests.
June 25, 2020
Not Quite on the Dragon Boat
This is a pre-Dragon Boat Festival solo show. I talk about Padma Lakshmi’s new Taste the Nation show, David Chang’s shows , NY Times Rabbit Hole podcast, trolling culture born in talk radio days. Brett Weinstein on anarchy wave cresting/ hiding behind current protests, etc.
June 21, 2020
Guest: Eric Mencher
Eric Mencher one of my favorite photographers I discovered on Instagram .His own site Eric Mencher Photogrpahy . We talk about how he got started in photography which in his case quaintly led to photo journalism. His poetic style and the beautiful settings and backgrounds of Guatemala and Mexico among others are quite enchanting and sometimes mysterious. Here are some of his main photographic influences: Garry Winogrand, Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, Dorothea Lange, Tina Modotti, Graciela Iturbide, Manual Alvarez Bravo, Robert Adams, Ray Metzker, Aaron Siskind, Harry Callahan, Paul Strand, Luis Gonzalez Palma, Mario Giacomelli, Diane Arbus, Francesca Woodman, Helen Levitt, Brassaï . And one painting of hundreds: Paris Street; Rainy Day by Gustave Do yourself a favor and check out Eric's work as well as his influences. #art #photograph# Iphone #guatemala #mexico #romanticimages #impressionism
June 17, 2020
Hangin Out With the Colonel
No not the KFC guy! My guest is Lt. Col. Retired Dan Mosqueda. I've know Dan for a while via OG Twitter days (06/07). We always maintained contact but this is our first time chatting at length. Wow-does he have a bunch of interesting bg stories to share. He talks about how he became a car geek, which led to his podcast Live and Let Diecast an off shoot of his love for cars and Xbox car games, Dan also discusses military career, involvement in ICBM, Open Skies Agreement and current career as Sr. Director of Business Development for Leidos a R&D technology company is aerospace, defense, medical and other fields. #business #gaming #aerospace #tech #cars
June 09, 2020
Stop Listen What's That Sound
Solo show trying out the new gear: Dynamic Mic and Mixer. Mention future upcoming guests; Col. Dan on next one probably. Apologies on audio quality on last show with Jack. great show...we'll get him back again with better sound. The rest is the SMH OMG stuff of what is going on in the world around us-#BLM #GeorgeFloyd Protests, POTUS reactions/decisions,etc. How much it seems to mirror XiJinPing in Hong Kong??? Surreality factor. Thanks to Brian for technical support. Chinese/English Webinar Hosting, Trade Consulting
June 06, 2020
Guest: Jack Mangan
Jack is an author and podcaster friend of mine from back in the day (2005ish) of the original wave of podcasting. He hosted a podcast called Deadpan and wrote a novel: Spherical Tomi which did well as a podcast audiobook on Podiobooks. Lately he's been involved in a new graphic comic novel project inspired by the metal song : Am I Evil, written and performed by Diamond Head and popularized by Metallica. We also touch on the protests/riots/looting going on in the US as a partial response to the death of George Floyd and many other black people that died while briefly in police custody, and also likely due to economic and health crises caused by Covid 19 impact upon the US.
May 31, 2020
Life During Covid
What's New Pussycat-OK has nothing to do with show but a great song title from my youth. Talk about Covid, Toastmasters , New Bbluesman DigiMedia Life in general and DigiMedia reality in our lives via online meetings/education,etc.
May 23, 2020
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the ...
Yeah I know, you're expecting some kind of Christmas commercial...this ain't that! :D Do talk about some stuff with more significance, Recent China trade stuff, supply chain project, Vietnam export activity. #business #culture #asia #lifestyle
December 22, 2019
Holiday Suff:Chinese Cuisine/Exotic Food/Movie,TV Talk/China Biz
Cover a few different topics-from cultural food memories to comments on some kung fu documentaries to the Irishman. China biz at conclusion on the ver shifting/not-shifting China/US relationship.
December 12, 2019
Update on Asian Business Picture
Talk about current issues in Asian international business/supply chain. Chin, Vietnam, etc. HK situation some cultural observations and memories. Mention due diligence and quality audits both of which I do in my business at Marlin & Sons #asianbusiness #tradeissues #china #vietnam #hk #korea
November 22, 2019
QC Journey
Talk about starting my business doing QC for famous musical instrument company. Some cultural insights-discovering local cuisine.
November 15, 2019
Factory World
This episode talks about my first experiences in factories-learning how to expedite and deal with hundreds of products that need to be made and shipped with primitive computer tracking system. Pre-personal computers, pre-cell phones, forget about smart phones. Yes like the Flinstones! :D Anyway talk about my early factory experience and Taiwan life that was happening simultaneously. My factory supply chain roots if you will.
October 31, 2019
A.Connector Podcast: AC1
A.Connector is hosted by Mark Forman. Mark is a true "A.Connector" one of his super powers. :) Asian supply chain professional from the US but living in Asia for around 30 years. Shares cultural and business insights from rich experience living and doing business in Asia. Sponsored by BigIn.Asia Twitter
October 24, 2019