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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

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   

021: Shatter Our Silence

June 10, 2017 Episode #021 of the Sound Matters radio show features Shatter Our Silence Founder and Executive Director, Kevin Polky discussing the all-important topic of suicide awareness and assistance. All Sound Matters Radio episodes conclude with Tom’s signature Sound Matter Moment. On... Read More »
Tom Leu | 14 June 2017 | Interviews, Radio Shows | No Comments   

SMM: 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   

020: Jerry Dixon & RIPT

June 03, 2017 Episode #020 of the Sound Matters radio show features RIPT in the studio just back from their big gig in Florida over Memorial Day Weekend, Rockford’s Local Music Scene updates with 96.7 The Eagle’s Kevin McCarthy, and Tom’s interview with bassist,... Read More »
Tom Leu | 04 June 2017 | Interviews, Radio Shows | No Comments   

SMM: 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   

019: Chris Cornell Reactions

May 20, 2017 Episode #019 of the Sound Matters radio show features Tom’s recap of the NORTHERN INVASION 2017 festival where sadly, one of the last Soundgarden shows with the late Chris Cornell took place. Tom shares his reactions and pays tribute to Chris Cornell... Read More »
Tom Leu | 21 May 2017 | Radio Shows | No Comments   

SMM: That Smell

A “Sound Matter Moment” 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... Read More »
Tom Leu | 19 May 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   
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