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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   

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   
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