My Life in Music: Footloose

April 9, 2017By ChrisMusic, Musings By Mark No Comments

Jump Back. I need to start using that more often. I think we all do. Family movie time. Somehow we picked the classic 1984 film about a no dancing town. I’m still a “no dancing town” myself so I don’t get all the fuss. Actually now that I’m writing this I just figured it out. … Read More

Pickwick Announce New Album

April 7, 2017By ChrisMusic, Musings By Mark No Comments

Love Joy will be released on July 7. Chris Bro happy boy. Thanks to Jessica for the heads up. Damn funky lead single (duh) (or should I say no duh?) Pre-order at Pickwick’s website. I have been a fan since seeing them at SXSW 2012. You’ll need to scroll down quite a bit. Look at … Read More

Welcome Wilco

March 28, 2017By ChrisMusings By Mark No Comments

Wilco released their debut album in 1995. On this day. They called it A.M. I barely had time to weep over the break up of Uncle Tupelo. This was pre-internet so it wasn’t announced and debated over twitter in milliseconds. I’m sure by the time I found out about the break up Wilco had already … Read More

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