Gator gets to ask the questions in his own articles. For example, you might want to check When Did The Rock and Soul Era End? and How Music Listening Has Changed.

Open Discussion
is set aside for Cats to start their own discussion threads.

Then and Now is dedicated to conversations in which time frame matters: how things were Then, how things are Now, and how Then compares to Now. The terrain is at least as broad as the subtopics: the Music Itself, Technology, the Music Business, and Society and Culture as they relate to music. (If your comment is specific to Listening or Collecting you might find a more focused discussion under those Topics.)

To be a good host, when a busy thread develops here, Gator reserves the right to move it to an article of its own, to increase its accessibility to everyone. Same goes for individual comments: if a comment is directly on point to a conversation going on elsewhere on the Alley, Gator may move the comment there and leave a note here that it's been moved.

What conversation do you want to start?