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
Various Artists – Toolroom 15 [TOO15OOM]
Sting & Shaggy – 44/876 (Deluxe)
Seeb – Nice to Meet You – EP CLEAN VERSION
Stryper – God Damn Evil
Eric Prydz – Tonja Holma EP (I like Global or Trippleton so far) available on Beatport
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) EXPLICIT EXPLICIT EXPLICIT

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)
Playlist search

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