‘Sound Matter’ Moment

Gettin’ Better

It’s what we’re all charged with… gettin’ fucking better at 1) that which feeds us, and 2) that which ails us. Two important, yet very different things for sure. First, the continual improvement and growth of our talents and... Read More »
Tom Leu | 15 July 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

It Don’t Come Easy

What’s the message when things come easy for you?  When good fortune or good luck seems to come out of nowhere? Are these things “supposed to be?” Is it fate or destiny? Or, are they of lesser value because little... Read More »
Tom Leu | 08 July 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

Human Behavior

The ego has the power to fuel you and fool you simultaneously. The ego is what drives the best and worst of all human behavior. Yes, there’s a time and a place to super-charge the ego. But there’s also a time and... Read More »
Tom Leu | 02 July 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

Under Pressure

Here’s a high school Chemistry class question: What happens to matter when you reduce the volume or the space of the container it’s in? The answer: The pressure inside goes up. So the smaller the space = the greater the... Read More »
Tom Leu | 23 June 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

Let It Be

The single most important breakthrough that recovery has provided me is one of self-awareness. To deliberately raise my awareness and honestly look at 1) myself, 2) my behaviors, and 3) my resulting consequences coming from each, is a gift I never knew I... Read More »
Tom Leu | 07 June 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

I Don’t Care Anymore

What do you really want? Really… And how READY are you to go get it? If you’re simply hoping and wishing and wanting things to come true, or come through for you right now… Stop. Care enough to care less... Read More »
Tom Leu | 03 June 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

That Smell

Addiction stinks… You can smell it… literally and figuratively. It stinks literally because of the undeniable stench that often accompanies a chronic user of chemicals of any type. It stinks figuratively because it pollutes most everything around it. It stinks... Read More »
Tom Leu | 19 May 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

Time Waits For No One

Always looking for overlooked deep tracks to feature on Sound Matters Radio, I discovered the undiscovered gem, “Time Waits for No One” from the Rolling Stones’ 1974 It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll album while listening to the excellent, The Deep End Radio... Read More »
Tom Leu | 06 May 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

Just Got Lucky

Everyone’s heard the aphorism: Be careful what you wish for… you just might get it. Some call it “getting lucky.” Others call it hard work. Sometimes it’s a little bit of both as indicated by the equation: Luck = Preparation... Read More »
Tom Leu | 28 April 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | 1 Comment   

Everybody Wants Some

C’mon, be honest. You’ve been there… Air-guitaring in the mirror, singing in the shower, steering wheel drumming and driving… It’s a universal passion. Everybody wants some, because everybody wants to be a rock star… so-to-speak. But while not everyone is destined to be onstage,... Read More »
Tom Leu | 19 April 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

One In A Million

The original Appetite For Destruction-era Guns N’ Roses line-up is arguably the most notorious band in rock and roll history. Their drug use and abuse is well-documented along with the infamous in-fighting and animosity between band members, past and... Read More »
Tom Leu | 16 April 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

Groove Machine

Musicians can often be overheard talking about the word groove with respect to playing music. A “groove” is a flow, a feeling, a familiar path that musicians get “locked into” when creating sounds that can literally move people. A groove... Read More »
Tom Leu | 07 April 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

Say What You Will

You’ve heard the maxim: “It’s not what you say; it’s how you say it.” B.S. I say… that statement is missing the mark significantly because it’s only partially right. It’s not only what, but how you say it… AND when (or if) you say what... Read More »
Tom Leu | 31 March 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

Slave to the Grind

This is about kicking the slave-to-the-grind, and scarcity mentalities to the curb... Read More »
Tom Leu | 24 March 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

The Pretender

We’ve all got just two choices: 1) Get in the game and play, (or) 2) Give into the game and pretend. It’s really that black and white… The “game” is your one and only life that includes your endeavors,... Read More »
Tom Leu | 18 March 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

Caress of Steel

Communication is an engine; an engine that propels the skilled communicator to greater opportunities and improved outcomes.  The best communication skills are strong and solid… and distinctly different than hard and rigid, BUT ALSO have the ability (and natural properties) to be... Read More »
Tom Leu | 05 March 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   
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