My 3 Songs: Laughing

May 15, 2017By ChrisMusic, Musings By Mark No Comments

We play a game called My 3 Songs. I pick a topic. Present it to my listeners. They chime in with their 3 favorite songs about said topic. This time around “Laughing within a song”. A song that contains some sort of actual laughing. As always NEXTers thank you for your comments and playing along. … Read More

Robert Johnson Born Today

May 8, 2017By ChrisMusic, Musings By Mark No Comments

Robert Johnson, legendary blues musician who influenced Muddy Waters, The Rolling Stones, and thus, everyone else, was born today in 1911 (or close to today). Hazlehurst, Mississippi was his birthplace but what about the rumor and the crossroads? Most people go to the junction of Highway 61 and Highway 49 and have their photograph taken. … Read More

Princess Leia Stolen Death Star Plans

May 4, 2017By ChrisMusic, Musings By Mark No Comments

I don’t know where to begin. This is brilliant. Just brilliant. This is, of course, the perfect time to release a remake of The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band as a Star Wars: A New Hope concept album. Yes, that’s right. These lovely human beings took 5 years to re-create the whole of … Read More

After The After Party

May 2, 2017By ChrisGeneral, Music, Musings By Mark No Comments

You are home after a night out. You are not ready for bed. You need music to keep you company. Something mellow but not too mellow. Interesting lyrics or a phrase that might turn into one of “those” conversations. You know the ones. You’re too drunk. or Too high. And “everything” makes sense. Maybe it’s … Read More

New Video From J Antonette

April 27, 2017By ChrisMusings By Mark 1 Comment

Big fan. I am a big fan of talented people that are good people. She was out on tour as a back up singer for Melissa Etheridge. Returned to Westchester NY. Sat down. Wrote songs. She had been writing for other people but this time she decided to write for herself. She released her debut … Read More

Rolling Stones Record Release Day

April 23, 2017By ChrisMusings By Mark No Comments

Ok a bit of hyperbole as it’s only 2 of 25 albums but still. Two albums released on the same day…surely that doesn’t happened too often. For any band. 1971 The Rolling Stones release their 11th US studio album, Sticky Fingers. Let’s dig deep. One of their best non-singles Could be their best And RS … Read More

420 Songs

April 20, 2017By ChrisMusings By Mark No Comments

This song clocks in a 4 minutes and 20 seconds. I wonder why? “Rainy Day Woman #12 and 35,” Dylan repeatedly chants, “Everybody must get stoned!” And 12 multiplied by 35 equals 420! Sorry, no. Points for creativity, not reality. Also clocking in at 420 Another 4 minute 20 second tune. See what I’m doing? … Read More