Happy 2014!

December 31, 2013By MarkGeneral, Musings By Mark No Comments

2013 was a great year in music, and I’m looking forward to an even better year in 2014. Here are the top three things I’m excited about: (1) The return of Outkast. The ATLiens are getting back together after more than 6 years apart. The hip hop/rap/soul/r&b/jazz/rock pioneers were so far ahead of their time … Read More

The Death of the Turntable (again)

December 16, 2013By MarkGeneral, Musings By Mark 5 Comments

So, maybe it’s my fault. http://turntable.fm/ folded on December 2. I couldn’t tell you the last time I visited the site, despite my obsession with it when it first came out in 2011. I’m not sure if you ever used the website, but it was basically a collection of themed rooms where you and four … Read More

Giving the gift of music

December 2, 2013By MarkGeneral, Musings By Mark 1 Comment

My brother-in-law is a big music fan, too. And he has good taste. So, I figured, why not give the gift of music this holiday season. But I’m tired of giving CDs and iTunes gift cards. So I checked out who was playing live near them in the next couple of months, and then listened … Read More

To see or not to see…

November 19, 2013By MarkGeneral, Musings By Mark 3 Comments

So, now that I’m a middle-aged (though born in the 70s — can’t take that away from me) suburban dad with limited free time and a M-F job, like many of you probably, I don’t see nearly as many concerts as I used to. And when I do, it’s usually an artist I know well, … Read More

Excited to be here

November 8, 2013By MarkGeneral, Musings By Mark 2 Comments

So, I’m the new blogger. I’ve known Bro for about 15 years, and he’s one of the coolest guys I know, with (clearly) great taste in music. So, what do I like? A guy at work today asked me to come up with my 5 favorite songs ever. I somehow whittled it down to 15, … Read More