DJ Dan Morrell

Every once and awhile I come across music that I really enjoy. If you like upbeat dance music – check out Chicago’s very ownDJ Dan Morrell. Make sure you check out his podcasts. I have bought more music after listening to them than I have in a long time! Good stuff.

Anything else? Yes – he also plays the guitar. Watch the video…

Looking for Some Recommended Music?

Music is very important to me. I listen to music for at least 8-9 hours a day (all day while working, 1 hour in the car a day). It has been awhile since I posted anything on the podcasts I subscribe to via iTunes and I wanted to update the list incase you were curious. I generally listen to upbeat trance/vocal trance/dj mixes which gets me pumped up to do just about any task so if you are looking for something different or what I would consider worthwhile – here is what I am listening to (do a search in iTunes):

  • Above & Beyond: Trance Around The World
  • Beatport.com Burners
  • The Mondo Sessions
  • THE PERFECT MIX™
  • Preach’s “Transatlantic” Radio Show
  • Radio 538: Dance Department
  • Radio 538: Tiësto`s club life podcast
  • Shake Down Trance Podcast
  • A State Of Trance Official Podcast
  • transitions’s Podcast (John Digweed)

If you are looking for the best mix in my opinion: download episode 150 of THE PERFECT MIX™! It is 4 hours – and it is fabulous.

What Am I Listening To These Days?

People that know me, know I like to listen to my music with the volume cranked up, that I work better with music in the background, and that I am passionate about great music. For the last few years, I have really gotten into vocal trance (dance music that is a bit more edgy/hard than what you would hear on the radio). I listen to a lot of great podcasts and wanted to let others out there (like my sister) know that there is some great music (free) out there.

They are free – so check them out!

great read/podcast.

I took a week off after my trip back east to get caught up on some of my business needs (make new business cards, set up payroll, clean up my files, catch up with all my business expenses/bookeeping. While going through my usual RSS feeds today, I finally had time to listen to one of Scott Johnson’s latest podcast: 20 tips for working at home which was an excellent podcast and I highly recommend it for anyone who is considering working at home or currently works at home. I agree with all of his points and like the “lemon drop” idea. Thanks Scott! I have had a home office now for over a year and until a month ago, it was always located in a spare bedroom. While this was ok, I noticed myself stopping in to check email in between trips from the living room and the bedroom and I got caught up in work too much. After getting tired of always working (ok Amy was getting sick of it more than I was, but she had a point) I decided to move my office in the spare room off the kitchen – not in the the general flow of the house so I can easily work without distractions as well as leave work easier because I am not as tempted to go out of my way to check email, etc.

On a similar note…I also read Alex King’s blog post today: The “Engineering Estimate” which was also worth taking a few minutes to check out. Just about a year ago today I gave a client a quote for a huge project which ended up being extremely low and cheap. Lesson learned. Now I getting better at giving more accurate quotes as well as making sure I have a statement in my contracts that basically says any work beyond my original quote will be billable so I am not stuck eating the time I failed to properly estimate.

Good job guys and thanks for sharing.

[tags]Scott Johnson, podcasts, Alex King[/tags]

mcdonalds is podcasting!

Wow. While driving around today, I passed a McDonalds and saw on their sign that they now had “snack wraps“. I went home and after dinner, while playing some literati, decided to go to Mcdonalds’ web site and see if I could figure out what this new product was…and low and behold…I got a lot more than I bargained for. McDonalds – the corporation – is using podcasts to communicate with their shareholders and the general public. I am very impressed. As for the “snack wrap”, I will let you know as soon as I try one.
[tags]McDonalds, podcasts, snack wraps[/tags]

podcasts.

I have been listening to podcasts for awhile now, and I thought it might be interesting for some people to see what I subscribe to:

When do I have time to listen to these? I enjoy listening to these shows while I work or while I am on the train.
[tags]podcasts, Despair.com, Engadget, Security Now!, Guiding Light, Pete Tong, Monicello, Williamsburg [/tags]