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Mr. Lounge / ric cunningham
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"Your Soundtrack for the Modern Retro Lifestyle"
"Your Soundtrack for the Modern Retro Lifestyle"

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Take a break from the snow & cold with a trip to LoungeLand. Join Mr. Lounge through a Mini Retro Tiki Vacation with his latest Music Video 'Safari'. It's a 'Tip of the Hat' to the father of Exotica, Martin Denny. Tropical beats, instruments & vibe with some toasty visuals thrown in to complete the cocktail.  Mahalo.

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Here's today's 'Random Take5', a 5 minute relaxing nature video to encourage you to take some time out of your busy day to stop and smell the roses.... Mr. Lounge, "Your Soundtrack for the Modern Retro Lifestyle!'

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**FREE Download**   There's still time to download my Smooth Jazz rendition of 'Danny Boy' to have with your evenings St Patricks Day cocktail.
http://www.reverbnation.com/riccunningham/song/16579563-danny-boy?utm_campaign=opengraph&utm_content=song&utm_medium=link&utm_source=facebook

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Here's a taste of 'Brunch By The Beach', 2 weeks ago when Chris Geith joined me for a little early morning Smooth Jazz. Internationally renown artist, Chris Geith will be back at the beach this Sunday from 10am - 2pm with exciting phenom Vincent Ingala. The best food, views and music on the Shoreline!
Mr. Lounge Duo featuring Chris Geith 'Groove Detective'

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Join Mr Lounge and special guest star Smooth Jazz keyboardist Chris Geith tomorrow morning for some Contemporary Lounge / Smooth Jazz Music at the newly renovated Madison Beach Hotel's Sunday Brunch in picturesque Madison, Ct.. Abundant food, breathtaking views of Long Island Sound and the best Smooth Jazz you'll hear on the shoreline this year! Start at 10am and go till 2pm.

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Here's a little taste from last weekends gig at the Maugle Sierra Vineyards in Ledyard, Ct. A Mashup of the Downtempo ditty "Stiff Jazz" and the classic "Caravan" melody. 'Mr. Lounge Does Wine'. 
Tom Majesky - guitar, Jose Goico - percussion, Mr. Lounge - flute.

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Here's a sneak peek at the new Video Podcast program for our Neo Noir Novella BLOG, "Dial 'L' for Lounge". With the help of Voice Over king, Wayne June, we present the prototype Chapter 1 for review....a work in progress. Let us know if you have any ideas to make it better for future chapters. To follow the Writen BLOG: http://thevicomtess.blogspot.com/

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Here are the 1st six photos from the 1st six chapters of Suzanne Langlois's on-going, fun nu ePulp Novella, "Dial 'L' for Lounge". Follow the adventures of my alter ego, Mr. Lounge as he travels in Modern/Retro Cocktail Music and lounge life, with a pinch of 1940's, neo noir, pulp fiction spice. Enjoy, Follow & Share!

http://loungefilmnoir.visibli.com/share/45FrAC
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Hey gang;
In case you missed last weeks premiere of Suzanne Langlois’s Blog, “Dial ‘L’ for Lounge”, here’s Chapter 1 & Chapter 2 of this exciting new Film Noir style Novella revolving around the adventures of my alter ego, Mr. Lounge. If you have a taste for Detective Stories from the 40’s, a pinch of Pulp Fiction and a twist of Modern, your gonna love this concoction.
Mystery, music and mixology...what else do you need!
http://loungefilmnoir.visibli.com/share/45FrAC

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Today is the 45 year anniversary of the original broadcast of the Yule Log. WPIX channel 11 in NYC ran a video loop of a log fire burning to give their regular morning shift employees, the morning off to spend with their families on Christmas. It was also a gift to the many New Yorkers that didn't have fireplaces.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yule_Log_(TV_program)
I thought it would be a perfect Retro platform to showcase my second Holiday rendition, "All Through The Night", a Welsh folk song that I updated in the Modern Lounge / Smooth Jazz genre.
With the help of Joe Grieco on piano and Tom Majesky on guitar, I came up with a contemporary groove and version yet still retaining the beauty and simplicity of the classic melody.
For the video shoot I set up a camera to capture the fireplace in HD and included a separate stereo recording of the log burning audio, to make the visual experience as real as possible.
Using this classic holiday, yet not that well know tune, enables the Yule Log video to be used throughout the year whenever a warm, cozy fire is needed.

Here's a link to last years Holiday Classic:
Mr. Lounge performing "Silent Night", Live in Studio.

Cheers!
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