Ten Years!!!


This month marks TEN YEARS of podcasting here at Sonic Daydream. Woo-hoo!

That said, I must admit that 44 podcasts over the course of 10 years is a bit underwhelming—I wish I could’ve done three times as many—but hey, I aim for quality, not quantity.

If the stats on my file server are to be believed, there’s been over 82,000 downloads of Sonic Daydream podcasts by people in over 100 countries around the world!

On this momentous occasion, I’d like to take the opportunity to thank the small group of loyal listeners who regularly take time to post comments sharing their excitement about the music and offering kind words. Hearing from you folks is the best reward I can imagine for my efforts here. My love of discovering and sharing the lesser-heard sounds of rock’n’roll history is motivation enough for me, but hearing from people out there who also have excitement for this music is the cherry on top!

What’s next, you wonder? Probably a few more episodes of The Hard Stuff, as I still have a stack of tasty hard-rock tracks that I want to share, and then it’ll be time to change things up again. I’m currently deciding whether to revisit a genre previously explored or to jump into something completely new. Stay tuned...

Yours in Rock,
—Tom D.


Jonathan Lewis said...

Tom D! I wish I had known about you back in 2006, only been listening for about 4 years. Cannot thank you enough for the time you give to this, you are responsible for dozens if not hundreds of the musical finds I've made since being introduced to the groups you feature in these podcast series. IHFR and Krautrock Replica showed me groups that are frankly life-changing, and both The Hard Stuff and Tough Rocks showed me corners of Rock history I had never really been aware of.

Anyway, Excited to see what's coming up, whether it's expanding on the old stuff or a new direction, I know it's going to be excellent.

ambrose1am said...

The master researcher, unearthing gold for all to hear! Congrats and I look forward to ten more years of SOUNDS, my man!

MAD4MUSIC said...

@ambrose1am: I keep you in mind with every new podcast, dude... Wondering "which track will be the one that sets him off?"... Your enthusiasm is an inspiration, my friend.

@Jonathan: Your comment made my day! I'm glad I played a part in helping you connect with music that moves you. Thanks for coming along for the ride.

Big D said...

Congratulations on the 10th anniversary of your most excellent, groovin' podcast! Always informative, seriously rocking, and for an older rocker like me - ever so nostalgic. Looking forward to the next 10 years of having my mind blown by the Tom D Experience. BTW, listening to THS 20 and it rocks (as usual).

MarsHottentot said...

Cap'n Tom D - I salute you on your 10th Anniversary! You know I'm a big fan - there's a few IHFR episodes I know by heart, I've listened to them so, so many times.

And yeah, it's the high quality that's kept it so essential! Your work is, as ever, much appreciated.

As for what's next... it can be a bit of a slog through some real garbage but Glam Rock has some cult bangers hidden deep in those denim flares!

Whatever it is, I'm down - particularly IHFR!

MAD4MUSIC said...

Mr Hottentot! Always a delight to hear from you, my friend. You are in the elite class of Sonic Daydream listeners, most certainly!

Glam Rock, eh? That's a not a bad idea... A genre I've merely scratched the surface of (David Bowie, T. Rex, Roxy Music, etc)...

MarsHottentot said...

Well, Glam was HUGE in Europe and infected just about every genre from kid's music to art rock. Everybody got in on it from puppets, to has-been pre-Beatles crooners to slumming psych bands trying to figure it all out (Barclay James Harvest = Bombadil). Consequently, there's a TON of singles of varying quality (colloquially known as "junkshop glam").

The best of it takes 50's rock riffs, adds a metric ton of psych effects, fuzz, throws crazy stomp / clap dance beats in there, half understood synths and have ridiculous lyrics - a rickety bridge between psych and punk, for sure. When it works, it's insanely catchy. When it doesn't, it's straight up embarrassing!

Also, David Bowie was WAY above most glam rocker's pay grade!

Peacefrog said...

Tom, thanks for all the years of hard work combing through the vaults to uncover lost classics that might otherwise never see the light of day. I always look forward to listening to these podcasts and enjoy the tidbits of information behind each track. Job well done, my friend. Here's to another 10 years of Sonic Daydreaming....


MAD4MUSIC said...

Thanks, KB. Sharing music with fellow rock aficionados such as yourself is what it's all about!

Hurban said...

Thank you for the many, many interesting tracks and the edification you've provided. I love this blog. I hope there many more installments to come.

MAD4MUSIC said...

Hi Hurban! Thank you for sharing your appreciation. Rest assured there are many more podcasts yet to come... In fact, I just posted a new one today :-)

Martin Noreau said...

Hello, Tom!
I know these are just words but man, I love all the material you are presenting us,the listeners. Always a treat to see a new episode up and ready to be downloaded.
I sincerely Thank You for all your efforts and hope for ten years more of great ''vibes.''
Thank You, Tom!
Ol' Uncle Marty
P.S. Any chance of doing some more Krautrock episodes?

VermontUSA said...

Tom D!
Congratulations on your anniversary - as a dedicated podcast collector I am not just blowing wind by stating that your shows are among if not the best I have ever downloaded.
I load them up on my phone on a regular basis and have especially enjoyed InnerHead Flight Royale and the Hard Stuff on walks, hikes, fishing, at the beach, on airplanes and road trips. Podcasting seems to be a thankless business for most but it appears that you enjoy some pretty widespread popularity (82K downloads in 100 countries is amazing)
Well deserved my friend, well deserved.
I look forward to ten more years!

MAD4MUSIC said...

My esteemed colleague from the great state of Vermont! Always nice to hear from you, my friend. Hope you're having a pleasant summer. Thanks for the kind words. I'm glad you're out there digging the sounds. I've been in the mood lately to do some more Inner-Head Flight Royales, but I'm also considering something completely different... So much good music to share!

sotos said...

Hello there,
On behalf of 'Downtuned' I want to thank you for having a link of our magazine-radio on your blog. I recently noticed a lot clicks to our website coming from your blog and I want to thank you again. We recently added a "LINKS' section on our website and I made sure that your blog was included there ;-) In addition I want to ask you if you are interested in letting us upload your podcasts on our webradio server. We already have a small "60s-70s" zone (2 hour) on our program and your podcasts could be played in that zone too. Let me know if you are interested in this... ;-)
Greetings from Greece

MAD4MUSIC said...

Hello sotos,
Thank you for adding my blog to your links section. I am happy to hear that people have been following the link on my website to Downtuned. I enjoy Downtuned Radio very much! I would be honored to have my podcasts shared via your webradio server. Please feel free to do that if you wish :-)
Best wishes to my friends in Greece!
--Tom D.

sotos said...

Thanks for providing your podcasts for broadcasting them through out webradio.
I've added a show named "Sonic Daydream" in our schedule and it's going to be on air two days per week. You can see the full schedule and the times that your podcasts will be on air in this link: http://tunein.com/radio/Downtuned-Radio-s145830/
Thanks again :-)

MAD4MUSIC said...

Hi sotos! I'm happy that my podcasts will be broadcast on your webradio. Thanks!

If you want a Sonic Daydream logo artwork to use on your website, you can find an image here: https://www.flickr.com/gp/31051596@N00/59SFJB

Anonymous said...


Many (belated) congratulations on ten years.

Slightly bemused to find I've been on-board since Aug. 2006.

Sadly, I've gone back through my downloads and I can only find 43 up to Apr 2016 that I know of -

IHFR - 13
WLS - 2
RFT - 4
HS - 20 (when you upped this post)
KR - 4

Which one did I miss?


MAD4MUSIC said...

12 String! It's good to hear from you. You will always have a place in the pantheon of devoted "Frequent Flyers" :-)

I didn't include the (2) WLS and (4) RFT airchecks in my (then) total of 44 podcasts because they're currently not available for download... but it looks like you may have missed these (7) pre-10th-anniversary offerings:








You've got some catching up to do, brother!

Best regards,
Your Captain