Thursday, January 17, 2019

Mankind's Remedy

From the Shed to Your Head:-Bayou Land gives birth to Rock n' Roll album

Rock 'n Roll born in the Heart of Cajun Country you say? No accordion or washboard with spoons? Correct! Starting in their early teens, Travyn Hargrave (17) and Bennett Price (17), took an interest in the popular Classic Rock songs from the 70's (Hendrix, The Doors, Led Zeppelin...) and the wave of what is now known as Alternative Rock from the 90's (Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Sound Garden...) and started cranking out some songs of their own. Turn the page and a couple years later, someone dropped a bomb in my shed, Mason Dugas (16) and Mankind's Remedy was born.

With the end of their Junior year approaching and the beginning of their Senior year as members of the Kaplan High Band grinding a halt to the trio's jam sessions, we had to act now or never! In comes Justin Tocket of Dockside Studio in Maurice, LA, with 25 years behind the soundboard to accept our appointment for a day at the studio.

On March 17th, 2018 we put in a full 12 hour day and voila! 6 Original and 2 cover tracks were laid down and ready for mixing and mastering! My once steady heart and mind was now awash, in the now distant memory of what was once some pretty good tunes coming out of the shed, to the pure Rock Magic pouring out through the studio speakers. Witnessing the birth of music for the first time was akin to witnessing my sons being born; life changing!

Reeling off of the musically-induced high from that day, more creations began to take form (this time in a Blue Bird School Bus we picked up at an auction, and then insulated and air-conditioned) until they had another batch of potential hits ready to slam down in the pages of history. And so on July 14th, 2018, an additional 7 Original tracks were recorded for mixing (once again at Dockside by Justin Tocket).

Now with 12 mastered tracks prepared by engineer Shelley Anderson (previously with Masterfonics and Georgetown Masters in Nashville, and now with her own studio "Black Lab Mastering" in Louisville, KY) we are releasing our debut album "Faceless" to the public. At present, we released 5 songs from the album as singles; Hey Buddy, Brother, Rust Brain, Ratt, and The Pit, along with the cover song Wolf performed as a solo on the grand piano by Mason Dugas. All 6 are available in all major digital streaming sites in the U.S. as well as overseas.

The album is available through our website and on iTunes, Amazon and Tidal.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

HIP HOP 110 (full mix) By DJ TONY TOUCH

New show by DJ TONY TOUCH

HIP HOP 110 (full mix)

80 minutes of BARS and BEATS!... end of the year killers.....get the entire collection at

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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

SDC RadioWorks Weekly Update

SDC RadioWorks Weekly Update

Just for you from Mixcloud. We've pulled together some great uploads that we think you'll enjoy. Check them out below and have a listen!

Guido's Lounge Cafe Broadcast 0273 Dreamscapes (20170526)

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The Russians Are Here in the North American Hemisphere Again - This time with Nuclear Bombs, Men and Planes

The deployment of Russian military bases in Venezuela is not under discussion because the country's constitution does not stipulate it.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The question of the deployment of Russian military bases in Venezuela has never been brought up in bilateral relations, the director of the Russian Foreign Ministry's Latin American Department said Tuesday.
"The issue of [military] bases has never, by any means, been raised [in bilateral negotiations] with Venezuela at least because the presence of the foreign military bases [on its territory] is not stipulated by the working Venezuelan Constitution and contradicts it," Alexander Shchetinin told RIA Novosti in an interview.
Handout picture released by the Venezuelan Presidential Press office showing Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro (L) and Rusia's President Vladimir Putin (R) during a bilateral meeting within the BRICS-UNASUR Summit in Brasilia on July 16, 2014
He added that military and technical cooperation between Moscow and Caracas was mutually beneficial and transparent.
Russia is actively pursuing defense cooperation with Latin American countries, such as Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua, which includes arms sales, the construction of naval maintenance and resupply facilities, as well as the occasional use of local airbases by Russian strategic bombers on global patrol missions.

Russia set up a military base in the Caribbean

Moscow is gearing up to establish a long-term military presence in Latin America and the current mission of the Tu-160 strategic bombers to Venezuela is part of this plan, Nezavisimaya Gazeta writes. According to military envoys, Russian authorities have made a decision (and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro did not object) to deploy strategic aircraft to one of Venezuela’s islands in the Caribbean Sea, which has a naval base and a military airfield. Ten years ago, Russian experts and Armed Forces commanders had already visited the island of La Orchila, located 200 kilometers northeast of Caracas. Venezuelan laws prohibit the setup of military bases in the country, but a temporary deployment of warplanes is possible. "It is the right idea to include Venezuela in long-range aviation missions," military expert Colonel Shamil Gareyev told the newspaper, adding that it was also economically reasonable. "Our strategic bombers will not only not have to return to Russia every time, but also won't perform aerial refueling while on a patrol mission in the Americas. Our Tu-160 aircraft arrive to their base in Venezuela, conduct flights, execute their missions and are then replaced on a rotating basis. This is how it should be done," he said. Colonel Eduard Rodyukov, a Corresponding Member of the Academy of Military Sciences, in turn, told Nezavisimaya Gazeta that "the arrival of Russia’s Tu-160 strategic bombers to Central America is kind of a signal to Trump to make him realize that abandoning nuclear disarmament treaties will have a boomerang effect." According to Kommersant’s sources in Russian military management agencies, the Russian-Venezuelan agreement on the flight of two Tu-160 strategic bombers is mutually beneficial, since Caracas got a chance to exhibit its independent military policy and Russian pilots performed not just a simple training flight but covered a distance of more than 10,000 kilometers over the Atlantic Ocean, the Barents, the Norwegian and the Caribbean Seas. We are clearly helping the Venezuelan government stay afloat, Research Fellow at the Institute of Latin American Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences Emil Dabagyan told Kommersant. "Since Russia benefits from oil exploration, it wants the Venezuelan regime to stay in place," he added. As for Caracas, joint military drills with Russia and other activities of this kind are very important for it at the moment. According to the expert, Venezuelan authorities "seek to show their determination to protect the country from the potential aggression of the United States, who has been labeling the Maduro regime as illegitimate."