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

91 is 25: Matthew Sweet

December 8, 2016By ChrisGeneral, Musings By Mark No Comments

Your marriage is breaking up. You are getting a divorce. On top of that, your record company is dropping you. What do you do? Matthew Sweet decides to write a masterpiece. “Girlfriend” also helped to make power pop radio friendly again. Matthew Sweet loved The Beatles (who doesn’t? Everyone should). I think he was aiming … Read More

91 is 25: U2

November 28, 2016By ChrisMusic, Musings By Mark 3 Comments

Tread water long enough and you’ll drown. Right? Must we be shark-like? Sharks must move forward or die (it moves water through their lungs). It happens to all of us. Ossification leads to suffering. Failing. Being not as good. It happens to marriages, friendships, professional athletes, and bands (other things too). We must be as … Read More

St. Paul comes marching in

November 19, 2016By MarkGeneral, Music, Musings By Mark No Comments

About halfway through St. Paul and the Broken Bones’ incendiary 85-minute show at Atlanta’s Fabulous Fox Theatre last night, frontman Paul Janeway pointed out that “I can’t believe that just four-and-a-half years ago, I was a bank teller.” When you see St. Paul it’s hard to believe that the 33-year-old and his tight 7-piece band … Read More