ZaxTrax 10-Pax of Songs

ZaxTrax 10-Pax of Songs

I think I’ll bring back something I haven’t done in a while, and that’s the 10-pack of songs.

Here’s the tracklisting, with some notes as to why I chose that particular track:

  • By Fire by Hiatus Kaiyote - This was the first track from them I had ever heard (on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Ecletic), and it’s a beast to start a playlist off with.
  • When Am I Going to Lose You by Local Natives - This is a remix that I heard on SiriusXM The Spectrum (Ch. 28) one morning, and tagged it because it’s a great groove.
  • Old Man by Black Pumas - If you’re not listening to Black Pumas, you need to. Best New Artist of 2019 right here.
  • Feels So Right by The Griswolds - Who doesn’t need some Griswolds this holiday season?! I know, it’s not Clark, Ellen, Audrey, and Rusty, but an awesome group from Down Under.
  • Naked in the Rain by Red Hot Chili Peppers - I forgot how great this song (and album) is, until I heard it pop up randomly a few days ago.
  • A New Day Yesterday by Jethro Tull - I’ve been really digging old Jethro Tull lately, and this is one of my favourite tracks.
  • All Over You by Live - This single from their breakout album, Throwing Copper, turned 25 this year. I officially feel old.
  • Decending by Tool - Their new album, Fear Inoculum, is ridiculous. Best Prog Album I’ve heard in a long time.
  • U.F.O by Jim Sullivan - I heard the tale of Jim Sullivan on Desert Oracle a few episodes ago. Wild stuff…
  • You Ain’t the Problem by Michael Kiwanuka - The first track off Kiwanuka’s new album is great, and really sets the mood for the rest of the album.

Hope you all enjoy! I’ll try to update the playlist more regularly, and provide my notes as I do!

Testing out the new GoPro Hero 8 Black on Bella and Flynn.

I used to always use the surround sound mix of the Love soundtrack, by the Beatles for their Cirque du Soliel show in Vegas, as a test/demo for my sound system. It’s as close to a perfect mix as I’ve ever heard…

…until the new Abbey Road anniversary collection that was just released. 🎵

#3 - Moving Forward

It’s been a long time since I’ve recorded anything, but at least I have a couple of things to talk about.

Stuff mentioned:


Spent the morning at the Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum.

Pretty cool, even for this Beatles guy.

Hello from scenic Tupelo, MS!

Taken from the Jackson Street Bridge in Atlanta, GA. Slightly edited in the Retouch iOS app (to remove all the cars), and Lightroom Mobile (color/contrast/etc).

A random courtyard in Savannah, GA

Driving from Savannah to Atlanta to escape Hurricane Dorian (we were supposed to be on Hilton Head Island this week for our annual vacation).

We stopped in Juliette, GA which is where they filmed Fried Green Tomatoes.

Is it a new airport credit if you’ve already been to the airport, but only the Supercharger, and have never flown into said airport?

My first interview as IT Manager for my company.

I’m pretty proud of this one.

Well, hello there…

Got these awesome stickers, inspired by attractions at Universal Orlando, from @robjyeo (on Twitter)

It’s awesome wall art for my new house.

It’s also a fun moment for me, as the majority of these attractions were produced by my dad. He would have loved all of these stickers.

Just when I thought I had an original idea for a musical composition…

Bob Culbertson - Didgeridoo and Chapman Stick (Live)

In KY, driving back from a wedding.

It doesn’t get any more beautiful than this…

In looking for some old podcasts for a new project, I came across this awesome blog post I wrote back in 2007. I still remember that flight…and I’m still that snooty about flying.

100% First Class -

Coffee from my favourite coffee place in Nashville (Steadfast Coffee) this morning (as usual…I have a subscription). Best one they sent in a long time. I definitely have a preference for African coffees (Kona coffee is my 2nd favourite).

#2 - Pondering The Preponderance

Another month has passed, and the indecisiveness is becoming less.

This is definitely a microcast now, but what do I do with all the other ideas?

I ramble on about casts of the past, present, and future. Plus, I laugh at myself WAY too much.

Let’s play “Spot the Kitty”…

I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am that King Crimson is now on Apple Music! Not that I don’t have all of their albums, but it’s a big move considering Robert Fripp was always against streaming music services.

#1 - Review The Rewind

New microcast (if that’s what we’re calling it now). New ideas. Old stories.

I’ve got some new ideas for this site, and cast, after thinking about it obsessively for the past 2 days.

Summer has come to the Rooftop @ the Bobby Hotel

Opened a 3 year old (plastic) bottle of Crystal Pepsi. It was flat, and tasted like plastic. Then, I opened a 2 year old (glass) bottle of Coke, and it was still fizzy and tasted great. 🧐

New toy for the summer…(cameo by Bella)

I call this one “The Ocean’s 11 Shot”.

(Taken from the Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay)