This is an unpublished version of Mix #3. I made a couple mistakes and you can’t really tell, so I’ll share it as such. It’s a good mix for transition from a ‘radio-head’ to whatever else you have to do afterwards. This is in thanks to radio announcer Payton Phillips or Peyton who is on at least three stations in central Nebraska. If you are trying to avoid hearing her, good luck because she is also the voice on several ads when she isn’t on air.

Tuesday May 20th 2018, 20:14

Dave Matthews Band – If Only
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Keep On Reaching
Alison Wonderland – Church
Charli XCX – Emotional
3LAU & Said the Sky – Fire (feat. NÉONHÈART)
Camila Cabello – Never Be the Same (feat. Kane Brown)
No Mana – Someone to Erase
iMVD – Ryuu
Josh Goodwill – Armour
Tom Enzy – Origins
Syskey – Mind Right EXPLICIT
Pryda – Stay With Me
Calvin Logue – Less Is More
BLR – Sanya
Felix Cartal – Worry (feat. Victoria Zaro)
D’Angelo and The Vanguard – Another Life
System Of A Down – Hypnotize

Mix in the Making #7

For July already?
Ckwal is moving to Houston or at least it’s in motion. It won’t be easy to pry myself out of Nebraska… I’ve added more links and a couple of books. This month things got serious in my head, but I guess it wasn’t me I was listening for. Posting this now and will start work on an encore or the final two of the year.

Mix in the Making #7 (plus concurrent notes)

David Tort – Blob 2018
Apek – Upside Down feat. Carly Paige or Upside Down feat. Carly Paige (Sunstars Remix) or (Crossnaders Remix) for festival performers
EDX – Anthem
Burak Yeter X Ryan Riback – Go 2.0
Elton John – I Guess That’s Why They Call it The Blues
Tujamo – Body Language (feat. Miranda Glory & Haris) [Steff Da Campo Remix] or Tujamo – Body Language ( Feat. Miranda Glory & Haris [TWISTERZ Remix]
Alok – Bella Ciao (feat. Andre Sarate)
Ella Henderson – Ghost
Jason Aldean – Burnin’ It Down
Kieth Urban – Coming Home
Dannic – Stay (feat. INNA) [Dannic & LoaX Remix]
Nitti Gritti – Crack
Thomas Rhett – Marry Me
Ariana Grande – No Tears Left to Cry
Enamour – Soul Release
Carrie Underwood – Cry Pretty
Jason Aldean – You Make It Easy or Rearview Town
Luke Combs – One Number Away, When It Rains It Pours or Hurricane
Marren Morris – I Could Use a Love Song
Madison Mars – All They Wanna Be (Madison Mars Future Mix)
Dirty Audio & BL3R – Bandana (feat. Young Buck)

Kiiara – Feels (F33LS DUCKY BOOTL3G)
Noclu on Kikuji – Sickness or Wide (Discovered on bandcamp via NestHQ)
Avoure – Voile or Solanca – Great Belt
Solanca – Belladonna

Albums Out Now (as of this posting)
Hurts – Desire
Lane 8 – Root To Branch Vol. 2 (some tracks above from this)
Foster The People – Sacred Hearts Club

Album Out Later (some tracks or pre-orders available)
Dave Matthews Band – Come Tomorrow
Chromeo – Head Over Heels
Wet – Still Run
Rocket League X Monstercat Vol. 3 – E.P.

Duke Dumont album please.
(review mixes in the meantime)

Links of the month
RodeMics Rode Grip on GC
vowels or builders for Korean
listened to interview with Noel G.

Books of the month
Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation Brand: Harvard…
Wifework: What Marriage Really Means for Women

CKWAL Mix 2018-3 Festival Exclusive

I submitted this mix to thissongissick for a contest that gives passes to Electric Forest this summer as a prize. I wasn’t going to even share this with anyone, but had a change of heart and sent it to them. I won’t be able to attend this year, but I’ve been. I also was able to meet with these guys (from thissongissick) at a couple of festivals a few years ago. Typically they have artists in a tent for meet and greets. I handed the guy who used to be in Krewella (Rainman) a beer (the girls wouldn’t take one because they had to sing later) and was able to give 12th Planet a demo one year.

Tuesday 8th May 2018, 19:53

D’Angelo and The Vanguard – Really Love
CADE – Warning Sign
3LAU & Said the Sky – Fire (feat. NÉONHÈART)
Sugarland – Babe (feat. Taylor Swift)
BLR – Labyrinth
StadiumX – The Fall (feat. BISHØP)
Syskey – Mind Right EXPLICIT
Pryda – Stay With Me
Camila Cabello – Never Be the Same (feat. Kane Brown)
Modest Mouse – Wicked Campaign

CKWAL Mix 18-3

Sunday 6th May 2018, 21:05

Kelsea Ballerini – Legends –Kelsea's Instagram
Felix Cartal – Worry (feat. Victoria Zaro) Felix's InstagramVictoria's  Soundcloud
Tom Enzy – Origins –Tom's Instagram
StadiumX – The Fall (feat. BISHØP) –Stadium X's InstagramBISHØP's Instagram
David Gravell – The Future –David's Instagram
Josh Goodwill – Armour –Josh's Twitter
Nicky Romero & Florian Picasso – Only for Your Love (Extended Mix) –Nicky's InstagramFlorian's Instagram
Calvin Logue – Less Is More –Calvin's Instagram
No Mana – Someone to Erase with Nottingham Forest Fans – You Don’t Know What You’re Doing (once near the end with increasing delay) –No Manas' InstagramNottingham Forest Fans' Instagram
Charli XCX – Emotional –Charli's Instagram
Alison Wonderland – Church (Naderi Remix) –Alison's InstagramNaderi's Instagram
WATGOOD – Inhaler Louis' Instagram
Syskey – Mind Right EXPLICITSyskey's Instagram
iMVD – Ryuu –iMVD's Instagram
BSNO & Gama – Tornado –BSNO's  SoundcloudGama's  Soundcloud
Sugarland – Babe (feat. Taylor Swift) –Sugarland's InstagramTaylor's Instagram
Elevation Worship – Lo Harás Otra Vez (Do It Again) –Elevation Worship's Instagram

For more listening join me on this station (similar online streamer as previous post) that hooked me to country in Nebraska. Carsen is on in the afternoon and some Saturdays, Payton, who is mostly on that rock station now.

Also, if you are in Denver (which I am not planning to be) this Vegan Prom is tempting. More info link.

Extra tracks for MiM #6

I have to start over for Mix in the Making #7, so I am putting this out there for #6. There should be enough for an encore. Also, a couple dedications had to removed and others are in the process of being updated to stay true to the mix.

Charli XCX – Emotional
Radiohead – Spinning Plates
Watgood – Inhaler
Calvin Logue – Less Is More
Wild Culture – Love Myself (EXPLICIT)
Sugarland – Babe Ft. Taylor Swift
Elevation Worship – Do It Again (Live)
Nottingham Forest Fans Anthology – You Don’t Know What You’re Doing

Other notes: Once listen to previews of Too15room for first twenty tracks on Soundcloud.

Update (Last day of April)

I updated the below post with more shows and an updated intro essay. It applies to music and video games, videos, applications, text, intellectual property, whatever. It’s important and a lot of stuff I am writing on here no one talks about. Dave Matthews sings, “…and these crimes between us grow deeper.”

I’m thinking about a new mix for next week as I type and listen to ‘Black Messiah’ by D’Angelo.

TV Show checklist

These are shows that got me through some downtime overseas. I haven’t watched much in several years except for a handful of movies. My goal is to buy or pay back value in some way to these show I cut corners to view while unavailable in foreign countries to stay current with what the Americans were streaming on TV usually. Some of these I have bought, gifted or purchased only to donate or sell to pawn shops. While piracy has been a concern since the availability of the internet, not many people understand the effects to your own life until it is too late or it overwhelms them under tremendous burden. Sometimes we are not sure where it is coming from, it may be just the angels or demons that leave us or vice versa. Jesus forgives us for our sins, but we need to repent actions to regain our life’s vibrancy. On my current mission, I feel like it is my responsibility to warn younger generations about all sorts of unauthorized duplication or even legal streaming services. You pay for what you get and sometimes the owners or other spiritual forces may make you pay in ways you didn’t know existed (I guess I am testing that now in my extended mix break, though the variables may be paying with credit cards and volunteer promotion). I have been paying for this stuff and other mistakes from a period in my life that was not free of suffering, but at times blissful in it’s ignorance. As Mark Knight talked about in his podcast several years ago, some records or tracks were simply not available at any price. He was insinuating or explaining the price we pay from our souls as music makers or DJs. I ask for forgiveness from every spirit and human for either not paying or contributing in ways I should of or what I undervalued and took for granted. In my search over the years for solutions to this problem, I have been attending church and praying regularly. I share my love and passion on this site and am trying to give it back so I have no regrets when I am on my deathbed. Many of us have been close to death, but haven’t been shown the other side as I believe I have been cursed and blessed to experience (both the terrors and the hope of a place after death that isn’t a prison for souls). I was near to a natural death from many different lifestyle choices, but was nearly killed several times which convinced me I was allowed to live to change not only my life, but to share it. I am a private person and don’t enjoy the concept of fame for myself anymore though I will try to express to you in this outlet the most I can in the future. Another reason to pay back into certain forms of entertainment or free services is for Karma or reaching towards enlightenment in this life and beyond. Besides religious reasons these creators may appreciate the momentum or new energy to make additional seasons and episodes, material or be able to pick up on failed or underfunded projects. Successful stars of shows or those that worked on the total vision may realize fans to connect with they never new existed for something else entirely groundbreaking.

Below is a list of my favorite shows I miss and will still strive to earn my way to a point where I feel worthy to have spent time on or to spend time with them again. These are different reasons I have not been publishing weekly music mixes as my debts must be kept manageable to stay alive. Practically speaking I am currently more of a music promoter and community service worker in order to earn my right to stream music. I will think about dividing these up into categories and try to form themes that present them better to you and at the same time wanted to share this list for those who have reached different plateaus. Reward yourself for healthy lifestyles, responsible living or successes. We can be too hard on ourselves and make our lives miserable or feel guilty for other reasons and I don’t think that is purpose in life.

Top Gear (UK) EXPLICIT HUMOR Amazon Link Drop down box to check available seasons located under preview picture. 25 Seasons (17 available included in a Prime Membership)
Fringe Complete
New Girl S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6
The IT Crowd S1 S2 S3 S4
30 Rock Complete
Nashville S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6
Burn Notice S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7
The O.C. S1 S2 S3 S4
Battlestar Galactica Complete Vol. 1 Complete Vol. 2
Treme S1 S2 S3 S4
The Restaurant (UK) Reference link 1 2 This show I watched after being injured from that motorcycle accident in Cambodia I wrote about in a different context in this post. If I remember correctly, I was somewhere around this location.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia EXPLICIT HUMOR S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 S11 S12
Californication EXPLICIT HUMOR S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7
True Blood EXPLICIT S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7
Law & Order Amazon Link (Various episodes of 7 available seasons) DVD ‘The First Year’ (Other DVD can be found via previous link based on availability).
Community Complete
White Collar S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6
Friday Night Lights Complete
The Wire EXPLICIT Complete
Saturday Night Live Amazon Link Many episodes of the 43 seasons listed are available to watch in various definition formats (SD or HD).
Colbert Report
Late Night with Conan O’Brien
The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien
Late Night with David Letterman
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Portlandia S1 S1DLX S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8
The Universe MIND BLOWING THEORIES/CONTROVERSY MIXED WITH FACTUAL SCIENCE SKMillion’s music video/song ‘Something you don’t believe’ was a reaction to this show S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7
Chappelle’s Show EXPLICIT HUMOR Complete
Lost Complete Vol. 1 Complete Vol. 2
Breaking Bad EXPLICIT HUMOR Complete
Prison Break EXPLICIT S1 S2 S3 S4 S4TFB S5
Royal Pains S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8
Human Target S1
Entourage EXPLICIT HUMOR/ETC. S1 S2 S3, Pt. 1 S3, Pt. 2 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8
Leverage S1 S2 S3 S4 S5
Survivor S12 S13 S14 S15 S16 S17 S18 S19 S20 S21 S22 S23 S24 S25 S26 S27 S28 S29 S30 S31 S32 S33 S34 S35 S36
The Apprentice/Celebrity Apprentice Seasons 1-13 Box Set Latest Season of Celebrity Apprentice on NBC
The Apprentice (UK) S1 S2 S3 S4 S5
The Good Guys S1
Modern Family Amazon Link Choose from 9 seasons
Curb Your Enthusiasm EXPLICIT HUMOR Amazon Link 8 seasons included with a prime membership. The most recent season (2017) is available for purchase. Use the drop down box under the preview picture for this and all Amazon Prime Videos.
Warehouse 13 S1 S2 S3 S4 S5
Hell’s Kitchen Seasons 1-8 Box Set Collection
The F Word Amazon Link (Drop down box for 5 seasons)
Kitchen Nightmares Amazon Link (Drop down box for 6 seasons) Free streaming with prime membership
Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Amazon Link (2 Seasons) Here are some other Jamie Oliver Food Shows found on Amazon search.
Chopped Amazon Link Choose from 38 seasons
The Next Iron Chef Amazon Link 2 of 5 seasons available
Top Chef Masters Amazon Link Choose from 5 seasons
Top Chef S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 S11 S12 S13 S14 S15
Heroes The Complete Series
The Office The Complete Series
The Office (UK) Complete
Pushing Daisies S1 S2
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles S1 S2
Naruto Shippuden FAMILY SAFE 10 Volume Boxed Set S1 Vol.1 S1 Vol.2 S1 Vol.3 S1 Vol.4 S2 Vol.1 S2 Vol.2 S2 Vol.3 S2 Vol.4 S2 Vol.5 S3 Vol.1 S3 Vol.2 S3 Vol.3 S3 Vol.4 S4 Vol.1 S4 Vol.2 S4 Vol.3 S4 Vol.4 S5 Vol.1 S5 Vol.2 S5 Vol.3 S5 Vol.4 S5 Vol.5 S6 Vol.1 End of S5 and the beginning of S6 S6 Vol.2 S7 Vol.1 S7 Vol.2 S7 Vol.2 Original Japanese Version S7 Vol.3 S7 Vol.4 S8 Vol.1 S8 Vol.2 Original Japenese Version S8 Vol.2
Futurama Complete
The Simpsons Seasons 1-20 Box
Stargate Universe Amazon Link Choose from 2 seasons
The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret Amazon Link Choose from 3 seasons
Metalocalypse EXPLICIT HUMOR S1 S2 S3 S4
Restaurant: Impossible Amazon Link Choose from 13 seasons
Man v. Food S1 S2 S3
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations Amazon Link Choose from 15 seasons
The Unit S1 S2 S3 S4

Other ways to contribute, pay back and/or support. NBC Store. CBS Shop. BBC’s Online Shop. Royal Doulton by Gordon Ramsay. Gordon Ramsay‘s Gift & Experiences. Cafe Press has No Reservations and Man v. Food products. Shop HBO. FOXSHOP (The Official Shop of Fox Television). ABC Australia’s online shop. ABC on ShopTV (Nashville and Modern Family). Showtimes’s SHO Store. Discovery Store.

More links with future updates. Not all seasons are available on iTunes so additional online/physical stores will be linked for convenience/reference.

Disclaimers/Notices: many shows listed are not for all ages or life stages. I have listed some as explicit, but not all of them are marked as such, just those with a general parental guidance for certain ages. Usually this will be marked on the packaging. None of the food shows listed are Vegan. I have not watched and approved every season.

In homage to the feast of Saint Mark the Evangelist

David GravellLive at Dreamstate Festival 2017 as mentioned in the previous post.

Mix in the Making #6

With most of the DJ scene grieving, I am posting June’s homework early. Seems like I am posting these early every month, but this time I was really going to wait. One DJ that was and is always pushing the style boundaries and reaching new places with me back when I listened to his podcast regularly and now on Soundcloud is Laidback Luke. My friend in Russia, a young doctor/student at the time made me listen to Luke later. Andrey and I met on the street after a concert in St. Petersburg where I saw DJ Gira. I followed her podcast, while she was doing that, after discovering it when I moved back to the States. Anyways, a lot of this list ends with tracks from Mixmash Records and OTW. They are effective for me right now. I rediscovered his trail while recently checking up on all my VIP DJs which you can find on this page. I guess we all have to find new ways to dig when we reach a dead end or some rut online as many of our record stores and CD shops are closing. World travelling DJs just can’t haul around a huge collection, so unless there is an alternate dimension where shops crate out a collection to mix on stage with shock absorbing record players, I don’t foresee it being beyond local niches. I’m also using my unresponsive label list, Pitchfork and radio leads. I added a book find of the month and I’ll update the links of the month section at the end for stuff to click on while your listening to other than instagrams.

Mix in the Making #6

No Mana – Someone to Erase
Camila Cabello – Never be the Same
3LAU & Said The Sky – Fire (Feat. NÉONHÈART)
Super8 & Tab – Seconds Away (feat. Sarah DeCourcy)
David Gravell – The Future
System of a Down – Hypnotize
CADE – Warning Sign
Phil:osophy – Remember
Nicky Romero & Teamworx –
Champion Sound or Nicky Romero & Florian Picasso – Only For Your Love
Nicky Romero & Lucky Date – Rip It Up (Nicky Romero Edit)
1788-L – P U L S A R / B E A M
Tchami – Adieu (Heroless Remix)
Hardwell – Here Once Again? or We Are Legends (would be good for a real power summer exercise warm-up)
Kelsea Ballerini – Legends
Felix Cartal – Worry (Ft. Victoria Zaro)
Ghastly – Black Mamba
Taska Black – In Your Eyes (ft. Ayelle)
Gryffin – Winnebago (feat. Quinn XCII & Daniel Wilson)
Alison Wonderland – Church or Church (Naderi Remix combined with The Presets Remix)
Pryda – Stay With Me
Tom Enzy – Origins
Selecta – I Can’t Wait
Basky – Cantamos (feat. Le Prince)
iMVD – Ryuu
Shane54 – First Time (David Gravell Remix) (would be good transition from poprock to trance or house; starts strange otherwise)
Syskey – Mind Right (EXPLICIT)
BSNO & Gama – Tornado
Josh Goodwill – Armour
PBH & Jack Shizzle X AFISHAL – Genres

Duskus – Find You
Vera Blue – Lady Powers (TOKiMONSTA Remix)
Robert Glasper Experiment – No One Like You or Written In Stone (KAYTRANDADA Remixes)
Fakear – Lost Colours or Sea Song
Jeremy Zucker & Chelsea Cutler – Better Off
Lauv – Getting Over You (R3HAB Remix)

Albums out now
Robotaki – Science EP out now
Various Artists – Toolroom 15 [TOO15OOM]
Sting & Shaggy – 44/876 (Deluxe)
Seeb – Nice to Meet You
Stryper – God Damn Evil
Eric Prydz – Tonja Holma EP (I like Global or Trippleton so far)
Ones To Watch – EPs from last seven months found on Laidback Luke’s Soundcloud named after wild creatures from Mixmash Records (Scorpion, Grizzly, Wolf, Elephant, Rhino, Mamba)

Out later
Sugarland – Bigger
J Balvin – Vibras
Armin van Buuren – A State of Trance 2018
Pendulum – The Reworks

Other Notes:
Catch up on Trance (Armin, Gravell and live at dreamstate festival ’17 there is also a gallery podcast, Etc.)
Catch up on other labels (Protocol, Wall, See Pages for ideas) & review my top djs list (already did some of Romero’s SC and some of Hardwell’s; most of featured and started on others)
What about Sirius (Just chill)

Book Find:
Erin McKenna recommends…
Look Alive Out There
by Sloane Crosley

Links of the month:–foot-powder-p2573.aspx

CKWAL Mix 2018-2

Saturday 21st April 2018, 19:39

I have a lengthy story to go along with this one, but it is difficult to tell as at is split up over six years. So I don’t steal the show, I’ll just say I saw Avicii at the only EDC Chicago ever. He put out the most relaxed vibe ever with the trademarked backwards hat he shares with Prydz.

Rick Pier O’Neil – Throaty
Wheats – Terminal
MORTEN – Beautiful Heartbeat (feat. Frida Sundemo)
Avicii – Waiting For Love (Prinston & Astrid S Acoustic Version)
KillSonik – Never Dream of Dying
CJ Solar – Get Away With It
Robotaki – Together We’re Screwed (feat. Nevve)
Avicii – Somewhere In Stockholm
Smooth Jazz All Stars – Never Be the Same
Miranda Lambert – Over You


This is bringing together the first two mixes of the year with a special edition. There are a couple tracks from ‘Stasha’s Mix’ and using Maroon 5 plus similar style conflicts from the first mix of the year. It’s the general difficulty of fusing all these together in which I realized I should start making some of these myself (to make sure they can be done). Without too many track choices at the moment in my library, I am basically throwing most of them out there. I’ll update you when I think I am going to mix a really fresh summer kickoff. Special thanks and farewell to Magan from crossroads center.

Monday 16th April 2018, 17:54

Felix Cartal – Walking By (feat. Iselin) –Felix Cartal's InstagramIselin's Instagram Album Version
Mahalo – Good Vibes Only –Mahalo's Twitter
Boys Noize – Starwin –Boys Noize's Instagram
Maroon 5 – Wait –Maroon 5's Instagram CLEAN Album Version
Luke Bryan – Light It Up –Luke Bryan's Instagram
Julian Calor – You Can Have the World –Julian Calor's Instagram
Phantogram – Fall In Love (Until The Ribbon Breaks Reimagination) –Phantogram's InstagramUntil The Ribbon Breaks' Instagram
CADE – Sorry for Myself –Cade's Instagram
Maroon 5 – Don’t Wanna Know (feat. Kendrick Lamar) Kendrick’s Socials –Kendrick's InstagramKendrick's Twitter CLEAN Album Version
Julian Calor – Charge Me Up –Julian Calor's Soundcloud

For more listening online I have just finished this mix (Tiësto – Live at Ultra Music Festival 2018) while linking albums on the Mix in the Makings.