MARK CURDO ON WCYY
For your reading enjoyment... Mark's resume.
(He hasn't figured out the whole Linked In thing yet)
Record Store Employee/Manager (1991, 1994-1996)
College Radio (1991-1995) Community Radio 1996-1997)
Artist Management (1997-2000)
Indie Record Label Natl’ VP Marketing - New Jersey (1997-2002)
Music Video Show Host - Boston (2002-2003)
New England Sales/Radio Promo Rep various record labels (2002-2004)
Board of Directors, Portland Music Foundation (2006 – 2012) Founder, Labor Day Records - Portland, Maine (2004 - )
Host of Markathon (2008 - )
WCYY - Portland, Maine (Feb 2005 – )
Graduate of Nursery, Kindergarten, Grade School, Jr. High, High School and College.
PERSONAL GOALS & OBJECTIVES. NON WORK RELATED.
To make sure Hall & Oates make it into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame before I pass. Like to meet them as well.
To write a book about my experiences with music.
Start making mixtapes and cd's again. NOT just playlists.
To always buy music at record stores.
To see Stevie Wonder perform live.
Travel to a few places. England, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Alaska, Hawaii.
Live by the ocean. Preferibly along side of it in Southern Maine.
Boston Celtics, ginger ale, crushed ice, ice cream, visiting record stores, collecting music & movies, Seka, Jack Lemmon and sharks.
FAVORITE PAST AND CURRENT MUSIC ARTISTS
The Beatles, Faith No More, The Police, Van Halen, The Ramones, Foo Fighters, Run DMC, Galactic Cowboys, Queens of the Stone Age, Nick Drake, Buddy Holly, Sam Cooke, The Wildhearts, J. Geils Band, Clutch, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Cheap Trick, Gaslight Anthem, Devo, The Cure, Danko Jones, Hall & Oates, Pantera, Inxs, The Spinners, Jeff Buckley, Radiohead, Mr. Bungle, Soundgarden, Cave In, John Coltrane, Paw, Alice in Chains, Beastie Boys, Killswitch Engage, The Cars, Queen, Dropkick Murphys, Boston, Public Enemy, REM,
The Hold Steady, U2, Iron Maiden, David Bowie, The Melvins, The Knack, Flaming Lips, Secret Machines, Muse, Johnny Cash, Blondie, Fantomas, Probot, Metallica, Superdrag, Ministry, Paul McCartney & Wings, Kyuss, Filter, Kool G Rap & Polo, Bob Marley, Led Zeppelin,
Def Leppard (until Hysteria), Ricky Nelson, TV on the Radio, De La Soul, Havok, Muse, The Producers, Jimmy Gnecco, Johnny Society, Stevie Wonder, Mastodon, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Smokey Robinson, Pink Floyd, Louis Prima, Ella Fitzgerald, Bad Brains, Dee-Lite Strapping Young Lad, Ultramagnetic MCs, The Clash, Michael Jackson, Hot Water Music, And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead,
The Hives, Chicago, Idiot Pilot, Shakira, Long John Baldry, Fishbone, Social Distortion, Local H, The Specials, AC/DC, Mars Volta,
Chuck Berry, X, Roy Orbison, Depeche Mode, Cream, Tribe Called Quest, Early Man, Divine Styler, Black Sabbath, Anthrax, Black Flag
Stooges, Jimi Hendrix, Testament, 10,000 Maniacs, Only Living Witness, Graham Bonnet, Sonic Youth, The Misfits, Bob Mould, Dio, Stray Cats, Motorhead, The Platters, Deep Purple, Alcatrazz, Slayer, John Doe, Interpol, Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Failure,
Them, ABC, The Pixies, Beach Boys, Eric B & Rakim, Tesla, Shihad, EPMD, Chuck Ragan, Delta Spirit, LCD Soundsystem, Al Green, etc.
AWARDS and ACHIEVEMENTS
I've been lucky to be honored with a few things. I'd rather not list anything though. Its not my style to show bling.
OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST
Never misses a Celtics game.
Love coffee ice cream, but don't drink coffee at all.
Big fan of Normal Rockwell's work.
Owns THREE 8-track players. Only uses two though.
Seen Spinal Tap in concert at Carnegie Hall. No joke.
As a young child, once sat on Red Auerbach’s lap during a Celtics game.
A relative of mine is one of the greatest chess players of all time, yet I've never played
Stopped wearing white socks, completely, in 1998. Exclusively black sox since then.
Favorite snack at sporting events would be hot pretzels. Easily.
I’ve seen Ritchie Havens twice in hotel lobbys in Providence and San Antonio.
Cannot stand the Los Angeles Lakers or their fans.
Available upon direct request