The First Rock N Roll Concert

March 21, 2017By ChrisMusic, Musings By Mark 1 Comment

On this date in 1952…Cleveland stakes a claim on rock history when the Moondog Coronation Ball is held at the Cleveland Arena. WJW DJ Alan Freed (“Moondog” on the air) set it up. This is now considered the first rock concert. It may be one of the shortest too. It was shut down after one … Read More

My Life In Music: Andy Kuusisto

March 6, 2017By ChrisMusic, Musings By Mark 2 Comments

I met Andy through Steven Wright Mark. I believe he was playing bass with SWM. I could be wrong. I’ve been wrong before and I shall be wrong again. Everyone has a music journey. I hope everyone continues to have a musical journey. This is Andy’s musical journey in his own words. Andy Kuusisto on … Read More

Read Like David Bowie

March 2, 2017By ChrisMusic, Musings By Mark No Comments

It’s been reported that David Bowie was a big reader. Check out his answer to question number one. This is from a Vanity Fair interview in 1998. So happy World Book Day. In 2013 this article came out. I have copied the books below. I’ve got some reading to do (my queue of books just … Read More

Johnny Cash’s B Day

February 26, 2017By ChrisMusic, Musings By Mark No Comments

Do you have one of those places? You know the kind of place I’m talking about. A place you never plan on going to. A place where if you end up there you know you had a great night. And by a great night I mean a drunk night. A very drunk night. I think … Read More

Tom Waits…gets a Grammy

February 23, 2017By ChrisMusings By Mark No Comments

Sometimes Grammy does good. Unlike say when they award Jethro Tull “Best Hard Rock/Metal” performance. Yes, because nothing says metal like a flute solo. It was 17 years ago that Tom Waits’ “Mule Variations” won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album. Not sure if this is folk but I’ll give The Grammys a pass … Read More

My Life in Music: George Michael

December 26, 2016By ChrisMusic, Musings By Mark No Comments

I haven’t written my “My Life in Music” the College Years yet but if I had “Listen Without Prejudice Vol 1” would probably be the “surprise” CD. When people ask, “what is the the CD (remember those?) you have, that you love, that would surprise your NEXT listeners?”. It’s this Mr. Michael album. I believe … Read More

My Life in Music: Adam Friedman

December 20, 2016By ChrisMusic, Musings By Mark No Comments

I think there’s time for one more My Life in Music for 2016. I’m a big fan of PR people that get to know NEXT and know what I like. They don’t waste my time…because I listen to pretty much everything. I know…I’m a geek. Anyway that is how I was introduced to Adam (played … Read More