Shows

030: Highlights & Hits

September 09, 2017 Episode #030 features conversation, commentary, and insights about cover bands who do it differently, National Recovery Month, TOMLEU.com, Nikki Sixx and Sixx Sense radio, author Amy Dresner interview preview on show #031, and comedian Don Jamieson interview preview.... Read More »
Tom Leu | 10 September 2017 | Highlights & Hits, Radio Shows | No Comments   

SMM: Sound of Silence

A “Sound Matter Moment” It matters little how good you are at your vocation or avocation; if your communication skills suck, the rest of your overall impression and impact will suffer. Many talented musicians, artists, and entrepreneurs have remained in obscurity, or the greats... Read More »
Tom Leu | 09 September 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

029: Highlights & Hits

August 26, 2017 Episode #029 features conversation, commentary, and insights about podcasting, Motley Crue, Nikki Sixx, and interviews with radio personality Kevin McCarthy and Kevin Polky, Executive Director of Shatter Our Silence. Show #029 concludes with Tom’s signature Sound Matter Moment… >>... Read More »
Tom Leu | 28 August 2017 | Highlights & Hits, Radio Shows | No Comments   

SMM: Good Vibrations

A “Sound Matter Moment” Do you even care? Do you care how you’re “coming off” to others? If the answer is No, then stop listening to/reading now and click the hell off this site, stat. There’s nothing for you... Read More »
Tom Leu | 26 August 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

028: Bryan Wilkinson

August 19, 2017 Sound Matters Episode 028 features Tom’s conversation with Bryan Wilkinson… best known currently as guitarist for both The Last Vegas and Chicago’s Black Actress, as well as a prolific solo artist performing under the banner of... Read More »
Tom Leu | 20 August 2017 | Interviews, Radio Shows | No Comments   

SMM: Give A Little Bit

A “Sound Matter Moment” Even though society often teaches the opposite; selflessness is underrated. Everything doesn’t always have to be, nor should it be, all about you (or me), all the time. What I call ‘real-world rock stars’ value service over... Read More »
Tom Leu | 19 August 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

027: Highlights & Hits

August 12, 2017 Episode 027 features conversation, commentary, and insights about The Defiant Ones (Jimmy Iovine & Dr. Dre) documentary on HBO, Styx, Riki Rachtman, Rockford’s Local Music Scene with Kevin McCarthy, Ratt, Heavy Metal (the film), and the... Read More »
Tom Leu | 13 August 2017 | Highlights & Hits, Radio Shows | No Comments   

SMM: I Will Follow

A “Sound Matter Moment” Successful people understand the importance of paying close attention to details; to instructions; to the specific requests and desires of others when asked, and when applicable. They know when and how to… follow directions. Not... Read More »
Tom Leu | 11 August 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

026: Highlights & Hits

July 29, 2017 Episode 026 includes Tom’s recap and commentary on his many recent travels shooting and doing media at Chicago Open Air and Country Thunder 2017, and an overview of the excellent Armed Vision reunion show and the... Read More »
Tom Leu | 31 July 2017 | Highlights & Hits, Radio Shows | No Comments   

SMM: Wake Me Up

A “Sound Matter Moment” It’s happening more and more… Recently, I found myself turning up (just a little bit) a Wham song I heard playing on one of those “we play everything” radio stations. That’s right, Wham, featuring the late, great George... Read More »
Tom Leu | 29 July 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

025: Armed Vision

July 15, 2017 Episode #025 of the Sound Matters radio show features Tom’s interview with Armed Vision guitarist Jay Samp, vocalist Rex Scott, and drummer Lance Porter deep diving the band’s storied history, spotlighted artists/albums/tracks, a recap of this week in music history, and concludes with... Read More »
Tom Leu | 18 July 2017 | Interviews, Radio Shows | No Comments   

SMM: Gettin’ Better**

A “Sound Matter Moment” It’s what we’re all charged with… getting 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... Read More »
Tom Leu | 15 July 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

024: Colin Brittain

July 08, 2017 Episode #024 of the Sound Matters radio show features Tom’s interview with record producer, songwriter, and mixer extraordinaire Colin Brittain… spotlighted artists/albums/tracks, a recap of this week in music history, and concludes with Tom’s signature Sound Matter Moment. On This Episode:... Read More »
Tom Leu | 09 July 2017 | Interviews, Radio Shows | No Comments   

SMM: It Don’t Come Easy

A “Sound Matter Moment” 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... Read More »
Tom Leu | 08 July 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

023: Alter Bridge

July 01, 2017 Episode #023 of the Sound Matters radio show features Tom’s interview with Scott Phillips & Brian Marshall from Alter Bridge, spotlighted artists/albums/tracks, a recap of this week in music history, and concludes with Tom’s signature Sound Matter Moment. On This Episode:... Read More »
Tom Leu | 02 July 2017 | Interviews, Radio Shows | No Comments   

SMM: Human Behavior**

A”Sound Matter Moment” 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... Read More »
Tom Leu | 02 July 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

022: Michael Sweet #1

June 24, 2017 Episode #022 of the Sound Matters radio show features Tom’s first interview with Michael Sweet from Stryper, spotlighted artists/albums/tracks, a recap of this week in music history, and concludes with Tom’s signature Sound Matter Moment. On This Episode: Get Sound... Read More »
Tom Leu | 25 June 2017 | Interviews, Radio Shows | No Comments   

SMM: Under Pressure

A “Sound Matter Moment” 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... Read More »
Tom Leu | 23 June 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   
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