Shows

040: Mitch Brechon

December 16, 2017 Sound Matters show #040 features Tom’s conversation with longtime bandmate Mitch Brechon from Suite Oblivion talking through his journey in music culminating in the formation of Suite O’ and the band’s storied history… On This Episode: Get Sound... Read More »
Tom Leu | 20 December 2017 | Interviews, Radio Shows | No Comments   

039: Jack Russell #2

December 09, 2017 Sound Matters show #039 features Tom’s second interview with Jack Russell, lead singer and chief songwriter for Jack Russell’s Great White. Tom and Jack talk about his recent management changes, the legacy of the Once Bitten album,... Read More »
Tom Leu | 16 December 2017 | Interviews, Radio Shows | No Comments   

SMM: Shooting Star

A “Sound Matter Moment” What often seems common in knowledge is uncommon in practice. Nowhere is this more evident than in what I call the “crock star” music business. I define “crock stars” as up-and-coming musicians who are basically full-of-it (i.e.... Read More »
Tom Leu | 15 December 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

038: Chris Vrenna

December 02, 2017 Sound Matters show #038 features Tom’s in-depth interview with Chris Vrenna, Grammy winning musician, composer, producer, remixer, and drummer best known for his work in Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, and Tweaker among many others. Tom and Chris... Read More »
Tom Leu | 12 December 2017 | Interviews, Radio Shows | No Comments   

SMM: Go Your Own Way**

A “Sound Matter Moment” Author Malcolm Gladwell, in his great book Outliers, discusses at length, the legendary band Fleetwood Mac’s now-famous career arc, and rise to fame, as an illustration of the – often – very long time it takes... Read More »
Tom Leu | 09 December 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

037: Michael Sweet #3 & Mickey Joe

November 18, 2017 Sound Matters show #037 features a double header of Tom’s interviews with Michael Sweet from Stryper, talking about the latest Sweet & Lynch release, Unified, and changes in the Stryper line-up, plus Mickey Joe of Mickey Joe... Read More »
Tom Leu | 20 November 2017 | Interviews, Radio Shows | No Comments   

SMM: Dare You To Move

A “Sound Matter Moment” I get it. You get down. You feel out… sometimes. You get stuck in ruts… don’t we all… ? But this doesn’t have to mean you or I, have to be down and out all the... Read More »
Tom Leu | 19 November 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

036: Freddy Negrete & Steve Jones

November 11, 2017 Sound Matters show #036 features Tom’s interview with Freddy Negrete and Steve Jones, authors of Smile Now, Cry Later: Guns, Gangs, and Tattoos – My Life in Black and Gray. This conversation with both Freddy and Steve deliberately... Read More »
Tom Leu | 16 November 2017 | Interviews, Radio Shows | No Comments   

SMM: Patiently

A “Sound Matter Moment” Patience… it’s that thing we’re all told we need to have; at the most inopportune times at times; the times when you want to have anything but… patience. A (noun), patience is defined as the capacity... Read More »
Tom Leu | 12 November 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

035: Frankie Muriel

October 28, 2017 Sound Matters episode #035 features Tom’s interview with Frankie Muriel of KingoftheHill and Dr. Zhivegas. KOTH was/is the epitome high-energy fun, talent, and showmanship mixed into a rock and roll band. And as it should be, as... Read More »
Tom Leu | 31 October 2017 | Interviews, Radio Shows | No Comments   

SMM: You Can’t Always Get What You Want

A “Sound Matter Moment” I’m pretty sure most of us forget sometimes… if we’re being honest that is. Forget about the struggles we all go through to achieve things in life. Whether little things, or big things… they’re the... Read More »
Tom Leu | 29 October 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

034: Don Jamieson

October 21, 2017 Sound Matters episode #034 features Tom’s interview with comedian, author, and That Metal Show co-host, Don Jamieson. Don discusses his decades long career as the “rock ‘n roll comedian,” That Metal Show, the state of music today, winning... Read More »
Tom Leu | 24 October 2017 | Interviews, Radio Shows | No Comments   

SMM: Someone Like You

A “Sound Matter Moment” Adele’s monster hit song from 2011, “Someone Like You” shot a jolt of electricity directly through me within seconds of hearing it for the very first time. This very rarely happens… It stopped me dead in my tracks with... Read More »
Tom Leu | 20 October 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

033: Tom Petty Tribute

October 07, 2017 Sound Matters episode #033 features Tom’s tribute to the late, great Tom Petty who passed away this week with music, commentary, conversations, and reactions from musicians and friends influenced by Tom’s life and musical legacy. Show #033... Read More »
Tom Leu | 08 October 2017 | Radio Shows | No Comments   

032: Aryn Jonathan Black

September 30, 2017 Sound Matters episode #032 features Tom’s interview with Aryn Jonathan Black, lead singer of the great Austin, TX based rock band Scorpion Child. Tom and Aryn spoke in the spring of 2016, just before the release... Read More »
Tom Leu | 01 October 2017 | Interviews, Radio Shows | No Comments   

SMM: Who Are You

A “Sound Matter Moment” Who are you… really? What do you love to do? And do you stay true… to that? What are you passionate about? Do you know, or are you still figuring it out? Are you doing... Read More »
Tom Leu | 29 September 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

031: Amy Dresner

September 23, 2017 Sound Matters episode #031 features Tom’s in-depth interview with the hilarious and insightful Amy Dresner, author of the riveting book My Fair Junkie: A Memoir of Getting Dirty and Staying Clean on Hachette Books. This episode and... Read More »
Tom Leu | 25 September 2017 | Interviews, Radio Shows | No Comments   

SMM: Black Gives Way To Blue

A “Sound Matter Moment” Addiction and recovery, at the core, is first about feelings, or feeling states as it’s been put; and second about behaviors. Managing how you and I feel at any given moment is the great challenge of... Read More »
Tom Leu | 22 September 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   
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