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 …

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 …

91 is 25: U2

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

u2-achtungTread 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 …

St. Paul comes marching in

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

st-paul-kenwyn-1284x857About 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 …