Month: August 2017

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… >> A ‘Sound Matter Moment’ >> Episode #029 – The Podcast: (also available on iTunes, iHeart Radio, Stitcher,…

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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 here. If Yes, then you’re in the right place. The timeless Beach Boys classic “Good Vibrations”…

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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 Bryan W. Music. Show #028 concludes with Tom’s signature Sound Matter Moment… On This Episode: Get…

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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 being served, they give more than they take, they help… they don’t hinder. When we deliberately…

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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 Gin Blossoms. Show #027 concludes with Tom’s signature Sound Matter Moment… >> A ‘Sound Matter Moment’ >>…

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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 blindly, but with and for a specific purpose. This is especially important if you want something from someone…

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