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Postal Biz-Buzz is a podcast that discusses the value of innovative postal and marketing products and services and the educational and networking power of Postal Customer Council membership.
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Off the Charts Music Podcast

Art Gerckens and Lisa J Landone

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Welcome to “Off the Charts" the podcast that digs up original local music from yesterday so you can hear it today!Off the Charts" features stories and music from unsigned local bands mainly from 70’s, 80’s, 90's. They never made it onto the charts but they did make music that should be heard! Our purpose is to “dig” this music out (sometimes out of boxes and drawers ) and bring it to life online for new and old listeners to enjoy. We are fairly new to podcasting and welcome and appreciate yo ...
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Young writer/director Ashley Gerckens digs up the perfect song for her short film "143" about a sensitive Reaper tasked with a difficult assignment... it just happens to be a song from a band called "The Living"! Watch "143" A Short film written and directed by Ashley Gerckens https://youtu.be/kKRDmAYJPaY?si=2raAzwWxGQFTOthM Listen to the entire Th…
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At age 9, following her second open heart surgery, her grandparents gifted her a baby grand piano, and through music, she transformed the world around her. Contact Lorrie at lorriewesoly919@gmail.com https://soundcloud.com/user-704973410-401462226/sets/lorrie-wesoly Contact Art and Lisa at offthechartsmusicpodcast@gmail.com…
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When Uncle Tony taught his young nephew Anthony Gadaleta how to play Stairway to Heaven on guitar he had no way of knowing the supernova, genre-bending, force of musical energy he would become! https://soundcloud.com/anthony-gad https://open.spotify.com/artist/5z1KIggSryhmTvg8telFb3 https://www.whatupfunk.com/ https://www.experiencebandcentral.com/…
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In this long overdue return to the podcast world, Postal Biz-Buzz welcomes Melissa O'Mara. Melissa works out of Hartford and is responsible for the brand new Connecticut PCC. We have also recruited Jon Reynolds of the USPS to host this return podcast. For those expecting to hear Lisa and Art, Lisa retired but Art is still involved and may host from…
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In 1982, two talented college friends, Peter Vouras and Bill Arciprete created "Vox Pop" (magazine, radio and cable TV show). They embarked on an adventure to infiltrate record companies, promote the local music scene, and so much more...including penning each others eulogies... now that's friendship! Contact Art and Lisa at offthechartsmusicpodcas…
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In the 80’s Bad Attitude rocked the local music scene. Bassist Mark Adanti shares his memories in a heavy metal interview that will guarantee to make you want to start head banging. Links to Bad Attitude videos on YouTube: https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=niA4OFWnnNA&list=PLSSHfZVkd6xbRp5JwPvyegcdsB57pwCNp https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hcAMgW4b…
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Ronnie Neuhauser propels us into musical freedom land, ARE YOU READY?! His music is eclectic from rock, fusion, funk, free jazz, avant-garde, spoken word, rock opera, progressive rock, and more. P.S. Free Yourself! Listen and learn more about Ronnie and his music here Website: www.nocheez.com Discography: https://ronnieneuhauser2.bandcamp.com/ YouT…
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Brian Larney thought he could "QUIT" and Ed McPadden thought he was "DONE" but as fate would have it they weren't going anywhere! They added the talent of genius singer/songwriter Pennel T Bird lll and along with fellow bandmates went on to create some of the greatest local original music of the 80s and 90s! For real!!!! Listen to more Kinetic Sect…
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Art and Lisa get out of the way and let the music play! The Actuals -(who also became Solid State- Manta Rays - 2nd Floor) The Living Tony Susi Trag Peter Lucibelli Blind Justice Sean Corvino Sister Maire Close James Moss and a little teaser from Kinetic Sect (our August guest ...stay tuned) Contact Art and Lisa at offthechartsmusicpodcast@gmail.co…
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Once upon a time in Northern Ireland during "The Troubles" a young girl put her tin whistle in her sock and began making music. If you close your eyes and listen you just might hear the angels https://www.youtube.com/@koinonicsonic4707/featured https://www.youtube.com/@koinoniaJB_Bridgeport https://www.facebook.com/p/Our-Lady-of-Good-Counsel-Parish…
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Sean Corvino's music and creative "Portfolio of Madness" is fun, intelligent, purposeful, quirky, AND may cause an EnvironMental Levelution! Listen to YaWNMoWeR B4 it's 2 L8! Want more YaWNMoWeR (YWNMWR) #YaWNMoWer https://soundcloud.com/yawnmower https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNINyUUChSTwLJsLj-GvwdSvgrv3DuTk1 https://facebook.com/yawnmower1 h…
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Once upon a time in New Haven Connecticut a local "band" called Blind Justice blew the lid off of everything... the fans got it, the record companies acknowledged it and ran, and everyone was left saying "What Exactly is Blind Justice?" Let's find out! Blind Justice Documentary Short https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3c-OfGwKwo Dead Wrong Live https…
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Peter Lucibelli is a local Rock Renaissance Man who as a little kid discovered he could pick up almost any musical instrument "make sense out of it" and just play....really play! What happens next is a lifetime of creating a diverse blend of original music that comes straight outta his soul! (He also makes some mean spaghetti!) Listen to more Peter…
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Mark Tragainese and Nora Dalby Tragainese said "I Do" to Love and "I Will" to creating a unique brand of original music they lovingly call "Alterna Prog 80's" Listen to more Trag music on Sound Cloud https://soundcloud.com/nora-tragianese Contact Art and Lisa at offthechartsmusicpodcast@gmail.comBy Art Gerckens and Lisa J Landone
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Music teacher, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter; Tony Susi embodies the true meaning of musical hometown hero! Hear more Tony Susi music here https://www.reverbnation.com/tonysusi https://open.spotify.com/artist/3UYw6D0Zdru2A7zNH7Bfv0 Contact Art and Lisa at offthechartsmusicpodcast@gmail.comBy Art Gerckens and Lisa J Landone
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What happened when childhood friends Lorenzo Morelli and Michael Mason decided to make music was as good as what happened when peanut butter and chocolate decided to become Reece's Peanut butter Cup... Fans of New Wave, Ska, Punk, Pop, and the 1980s meet the music of Mason/Morelli! Hear more Mason Morelli music here https://soundcloud.com/user-2038…
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Drumroll please! Introducing USPS Connect™ a dynamic suite of services with speedy delivery options, tracking, local, regional, national, and returns options that will help any size business move forward. Jon Reynolds, USPS Business Lead Development Specialist, tells you how! Learn more here! https://www.uspsconnect.com/…
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Need to make your mailing, printing, and data processes simpler, safer and less expensive?! Chuck Chesler, Owner Corporate Mailing and Data Services, explains how his super-secure, one-stop shop gets it all done! He might even sing you a song! Learn more at https://cmads.us/ Listen to Chuck's original band Tyrone Shoelaces at https://www.tyroneshoe…
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Jill Horan, Special Education Teacher and Author chats with Art about her book "The Dog That Nobody Wanted" a heartwarming true story of hope and transformation written from the perspective of Joey the dog who finally found his "forever home". Learn more about Joey here https://www.amazon.com/Dog-that-Nobody-Wanted-attachment-ebook/dp/B08L5S66N1 ht…
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Dave Lewis, President of SnailWorks™ talks about how mail tracking and web-based interfaces create a solution that allows direct marketers to increase the effectiveness of direct mail through coordinated channels with powerful and easy-to-use reports. Learn more at https://snailworks.com/Ext/default.aspx…
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Get an inside look into the 2021 National Postal Customer Counsel Day and 2022 National Postal Forum with special guest Da Shiek Woodard, Customer Outreach Specialist (A)| USPS HQ Industry Engagement and Outreach – Corporate Affairs Learn more about National PCC Day at https://postalpro.usps.com/node/10028 and National Postal Forum at https://npf.o…
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Special guest Gary Shank, President and Founder of QTrak explains how Package Pod Delivery Locker Systems save package delivery resources by eliminating long lines at your mailroom, consolidating multiple delivery points and much more. Learn more at by visiting QTrak's website at https://qtrak.net/ or by contacting Gary at 610.972.0290…
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In this very special episode Art welcomes Gail Branham, USPS Customer Relations Coordinator and "Chief Elf" for the Operation Santa Program! https://www.uspsoperationsanta.com/ Each year, hundreds of thousands of letters sent to Santa from children and families arrive at Post Offices around the country. Most letters ask for toys and games. Some ask…
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Art welcomes mailing/marketing expert Tom Mackel, President of Engage Marketing Inc., QRM Inc. and Co-Founder of Freewheel by PSterling, LLC, and member of MTAC for the American Association of Political consultants. Art and Tom discus a variety of topics related to the upcoming election including political mailings, Enterprise Payment Systems, Info…
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Host Art Gerckens welcomes Gary MacNamara, Executive Director of Public Safety & Governmental Affairs, Co-Chair Sacred Heart University Corona Virus Management Team, and former Police Chief for the Town of Fairfield CT. Gary talks with Art about the vital role of communication, advanced preparation, and strong leadership in keeping returning studen…
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USPS expert Frank Polacco talks with Art about the value of Informed Delivery a free service that provides users with a daily email that contains images of mailpieces before they arrive to the mailbox! Frank also talks about the value to business mailers who can utilize Informed Delivery to engage users through an integrated mail and digital market…
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Special guest Charles (Charlie) Apicella Manager, Mail, Distribution, Print, and Op Scan Services, University of Massachusetts-Amherst and Industry Co Chair of the Western Mass. PCC talks about the inner workings of college and university mail center operations, special provisions for handling university mail during COVID-19, and of course the valu…
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Host Art Gerckens and special guest Bill Llewellyn, President Universal Printing and Mailing Services, discus the marketing power of Direct Mail and Every Door Direct Mail Bill explains the differences and advantages of each service and the importance of incorporating mail into your integrated marketing campaign. For information on Postal Customer …
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Host Art Gerckens welcomes special guest Christie Christensen, U.S. Postal Service Marketing Manager CT Valley District. Art and Chris discuss how free membership to local Postal Customer Councils will connect you to the right people and will keep you up to date on the latest mailing, shipping and marketing innovations to help you to save time, sav…
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