Mark Di Marzio 32

@misterd

Melbourne VIC Australia   Feb 2016

Artist Bio

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Mark Di Marzio is a songwriter /guitarist and vocalist . This is his third FAWM . In 2017 Mark Di Marzio self- funded , produced & independently released his debut cd - 'Keep rollin' on' which is currently receiving airplay on Australian independent radio stations and also available on Spotify , CD baby and at a number of record stores. Mark is also a visual artist /painter based in his hometown of Melbourne , Australia.

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Songs (32)

#1 Starting to get interesting now 6
Feb 4
#2 A world (turned upside down ) 5
Feb 4
#3 Same way the river flows 9
Feb 5
#4 Feel allright / feel ok 6
Feb 5
#5 Look to the light ( of the road ) 4
Feb 6
#6 'Forget our troubles- lets get along ! 3
Feb 6
#7 Sleepers wake ! 2
Feb 7
#8 The girl from Bolin Bolin billabong ' 5
Feb 9
#9 Walking on air 5
Feb 10
#10 Melting clocks 3
Feb 10
#11 The tree of life 4
Feb 10
#12 Good pizza 4
Feb 11
#13 Last bus 3
Feb 13
#14 Loop de loop 4
Feb 13
#15 '11 Kinds of blue ' 4
Feb 14
#16 Grains of Sand 3
Feb 14
#17 Big city 5
Feb 15
#18 waiting for the day to start 3
Feb 17
#19 When things fall apart 5
Feb 17
#20 Skipping girl 5
Feb 17
#21 Cobblestone alley 5
Feb 17
#22 Living Silence 9
Feb 19
#23 Slow Synchronicity 3
Feb 21
#24 Port Arthur 1996 2
Feb 22
#25 Roulette wheel 1
Feb 22
#26 Open sky 6
Feb 23
#27 Kind people 3
Feb 23
#28 Pilgrim's progress 4
Feb 24
#29 Late night TV 3
Feb 24
#30 Great Ocean Road country drive 3
Feb 26
#31 River of the night 4
Feb 26
#32 Size 11 Blundstones 3
Feb 27

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  • @misterd 8 weeks

    I still pop in here occasionally . It's pretty quiet . But I loved doing FAWM this year . And 'meeting' some really nice people on this site

  • @misterd Mar 11

    In March I am now in the process of refining these tunes-
    I think my best 10 songs may possibly be -

    Song 3- 'Same way the river flows '
    Song 22- 'Living Silence '
    Song 21 -'Cobblestone Alley '
    Song 29 'Late night TV'
    Song 27 - 'Kind People'
    Song 18 - 'Waiting for the day to start '
    Song 5- ' Look to the Light of the Road '
    Song 19 ' When things fall apart '
    Song 2 ' A world turned upside down
    song 23 ' Slow Synchronicity

  • @misterd Mar 4

    Thanks πŸ™ to everyone that listened & commented on my songs and also to those that became friends during this FAWM . We listened to each other's songs and supported each other creatively . It was pretty cool ! Catch y'all next year hopefully ! Cheers πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

  • @dani312 Mar 1

    Same to you! I’ve really enjoyed listening to your songs and getting your feedback on mine. Congrats on making it to 32! That’s a huge achievement! I agree that songwriting can definitely be a compulsion!

  • @misterd Feb 27

    This year FAWM has been great for me - I have put everything into it .
    Tonight I wrote my 32nd song just after I got back from the 20 min walk & a 45 min train ride back home ! The words and tune was going around in my head - I must have recorded it 5 or 6 separate times on my phone , via ipad - and everything i tried seemed not to work - I ran out of storage on my phone - The Ipad wasn't charged - I couldn't use the webcam on my laptop-- it was a bit frustrating to say the least - I had to try to keep remembering the chords and lyrics to the song . nearly gave up a at one point - then I remembered an old app on my computer - live music maker- and it seemed to work - so it took me from about 5 pm to 7.30 pm just to figure out a way to record it and upload it .. but its all good now .. I think that songwriting is like a compulsion .. Just has to be done - Now I can relax .. ahhhh πŸ˜‰

  • @matthew62  Feb 26

    Thanks for your kind comments regarding Like A Rainy Day. Truly appreciated.

  • @natalieedelson  Feb 25

    Thank you for your kind words on my tunes. I'm so looking forward to hearing your entire FAWM oeuvre ( after deadline as im down to the wire 😳) congratulations on having more than doubled the FAWM challenge πŸ‘πŸ‘

  • @dani312 Feb 25

    Wow thanks so much for such a thoughtful and nice comment! I am so so glad that the concept of the tune is working.... the first attempt at setting this to music came out more like it belonged in a children’s songbook. I had an idea in my head of how it COULD sound and i’m SO glad to hear that its translating that way!

  • @aprilm  Feb 25

    Thanks for checking out I'm Not the One. I'm not sure why you're having trouble hearing it. It plays for me ok. Maybe your browser?

  • @misterd Feb 25

    I apologise for all the typos and spelling mistake - can't stand auto correct -sorry

  • @misterd Feb 25

    ..did what I had to do .. and I made it happen . This year -the songs are flowing well . And I truly give thanks to everyone who has listened & commented . Muchas Gracias

  • @misterd Feb 25

    I feel humble and gratitude for all the people who have listened and commented on my songs . Some people probably think I am prolific but I have suffered greatly in the past from writers block and though I started playing guitar at age 13 and played in many ,many bands and played guitar on other people's sessions -I always seemed to lack confidence in myself and didn't have the certain skill set required to arrange recordings and get government grants or fund raiding etc to make my own albums . I made an EP in the early 2000's and this cost me about $2000 and I sold maybe 3 copies . I used to do only originals and my confidence was so shot that I started to just play in cover bands and not even song anymore . I saw people that I taught to play move way ahead into succesfulmusic careers -and I suffered a. lot from frustration . Last year I was determining ed to make an album , put together a band and fun everything and organise everything . I was really unwell last February 2017 but I

  • @misterd Feb 24

    Highlights for me this year(my 3rd FAWM) has been a commitment to writing a song everyday . I have done so- sometimes 2 songs ) . And I feel that my songs are getting better with every one . I try to vary the feel , chords, themes and experiment . I'm basically just playing / mucking around like a kid . Not taking it too seriously but at the same time I am because I feel that I am progressing . Last year I created an album out of FAWM . This year I hope to have a solo album with guest musicians and perhaps I have more songs to choose from this time around . FAWM has been a life buoy in an ocean for me this month . A lot of things have shifted for me - personally - in the inner and outer world .. FAWM has been there all month - as a life buoy has just given me a real focus - something to do everyday when i get home from work , or on the weekend -carried me back to shore . I feel so creatively enriched and feel my originality and personality has returned after being in the shadows

  • @natalieedelson  Feb 22

    Thanks for commenting on my last tune/ I wouldn't have noticed that the link wasn't working if you hadn't mentioned it πŸ˜€ wow you have 23 songs mind if I borrow some πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • @misterd Feb 21

    So many wonderful and productive FAWM 'ers this year . I love listening and discovering new things here through the forums or just choosing to listen to random songs . for my own 2018 Fawm I've been writing a song most days , I dont fuss too much - or worry about production and so on - ill get to that stuff later - im just doing lots of one take recordings with guitar , banjo ukulele. Letting the music come through and trying not to get in the way too much .When it all starts to slow down and go 'kaput ' i will start the refinement process πŸ˜‰ but so far plenty of lyrics and chords, riffs and ideas are floating along swimmingly for me ( touch wood ) - I think that it is a gift and blessing for me this month because a few things have fallen apart in other areas's- but it seems that in this thing im doing pretty well ..so FAWM this year is a saving grace ( I almost forgot about it because of starting work and moving into a new apartment after a 3 month long break wh

  • @repsurepa Feb 20

    Thank you so much! I'm glad you ejoyed it : )

  • @aneil Feb 20

    Thx for your comment on Don't let another’s greatness
    Dampen yours. You having a fantatic FAWM

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 20

    Thank you so much for the fantastic compliment on "FAlling apart from Yesterday" And for continously being there and listening and commenting <3

  • @terriellen  Feb 20

    Try again on my song Home, i changed the url on it. Glad you liked my lyrics. Wow 22 songs so far, you are the prolific one.

  • @riverbear14 Feb 19

    Thank you very much!

  • @quork  Feb 19

    Thanks for your comment on "Afterwards Under the Stairs". Much appreciated.

  • @pornstache  Feb 19

    Many thanks for the comments on "What Circles Above". Ventured outside my comfort zone a little with that one so good to get some encouragement. Thanks again!

    And if you want to take a shot at music for it please be our guest.

  • @jenjen Feb 18

    You have 21 songs! holy moly, good job! Thanks so much for your kind words on "dirty lymrics' (creative spelling?) The idea for that song has been bouncing in my head for like 5 years, this forum is so great for getting me to get these ideas out of my head and out! and this song has been the source of much giggling- so that's obviously worth while!

  • @francessmith Feb 18

    Thanks for your comment on Picture of the winter. You have had a very productive fawm, especially in the last few days, I haven't been able to keep up. I'll have a listen over the next few days.

  • @zoelogical Feb 18

    ack thank you for commenting on Sanguinity! the noir aspects were really fun, thank you for picking up on that. 😁

  • @riverbear14 Feb 18

    Thank you!!

  • @sunnymae  Feb 18

    Hey Mark I'm so glad you dropped by and enjoyed listening to keep the lights on. I'm looking forward to a rewrite on this and of course a way better recording. I really appreciate your feedback.

  • @sunnymae  Feb 17

    Thank you Mark for dropping by and listening to "on the cusp" from the Skirmish last night. I really appreciate your feedback!

  • @olisiatonight Feb 17

    Thanks for attention, I'll keep diggin!))

  • @misterd Feb 17

    I've written 20 songs now and committed myself to working on songs the whole month .. my kitchen table in a little city flat where im living is full of sheets of paper of crossed out lyrics and and re-writes and numerous chord structures/ i've listened and commented on a lot of peoples' songs too . I am just really enjoying doing FAWM this year . I usually get home from work at 5.30pm to 6pm and try to crank out a song every night no matter how im feeling . The weekends are great for practicing songs- and experimenting with verses etc during the day and I usually record late at night after a long walk . The international community of musicians here is great and there are so much amazing abilities and talented human beings out there . Its just wonderful !

  • @tan482  Feb 17

    Thanks for listening to my tune, glad you like it!

  • @tan482  Feb 16

    Thanks for stopping by to listen to my music and read my lyrics. Glad to meet a fellow Melbournian 😊
    And congratulations on the win - you've been super productive!

  • @pornstache  Feb 15

    Thank you very much for the kind words you left on "Better Off". For me, writing lyrics is very therapeutic but I also strive for quality so it's encouraging to get a vote of confidence. Thanks again and congrats on your win this year.

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 13

    AND HUUURRAYY CONGRATS on the win. YOU ROCK!!! <3 <3 <3

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 13

    Thanks for the kind comment on behind selfie pictures.

  • @misterd Feb 13

    Status update : Tue 13 Feb 2018 / Woo hoo ! i made it to 14 songs was flat out like a lizard drinking . I don't know why but it just feels great to have written all these songs and its only half way through the month of February . I think that the old adage is true . The busier you are the more you can achieve . I have been soooo busy this month and too much happening in my life but I have found joy and great sense of purpose in being part of the FAWM community . It has re-invigorated me musically and creatively . the rest of my life might be ' all over the shop' but music and art never seems to abandon me - something for which I am indebted & eternally grateful to the creator . Namaste motherfuckers !

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 12

    Wow I love how you see F***ing light* Thats a very cool idea. Thanks for commenting.

  • @helene Feb 12

    Oh, 12 already, almost there! Thanks for the listen πŸ˜€

  • @gordon  Feb 11

    Hi there! Thanks for stopping by and yes, that was a drum loop. Sometimes it just makes it slightly easier to keep time. I should alternate it more, but I probably won't get around to it until after Feb. Thanks for the comments though.

  • @misterd Feb 11

    Sun 11 Feb / I got rid of facebook a week or so ago and even though i am very busy at work etc I've for some reason had so much more time available and an avalanche of songs are just falling down around me . The quality varies but im having a play around with it all .. without worrying too much about anything ..just ever so grateful to be having a really good time here and I feel that this is my best FAWM ( Its my third ) . Listening and commenting on other peoples songs is really enjoyable - feels like a community spirit here . like the early days of the internet maybe

  • @dani312 Feb 11

    I’m so glad you liked my tune wakeful night! I felt like I was taking a big risk mixing those lyrics with that particular fiddle tune I wrote, so i’m really glad its working!

  • @jessicagraae  Feb 11

    Thanks for listening to "He found his light". I appreciate the comments!

  • @pornstache  Feb 10

    Thank you for your feedback on "Melinda". Getting an 80's compliment is always a good thing! Good luck the rest of the way.

  • @dutch1967 Feb 10

    Thank you so much for that generous comment on Country Singing Man.
    btw I got nice from whatever keyboard slip you typed first πŸ˜‰

  • @rops Feb 10

    Check out the soundcloud on the song, there is music!

  • @misterd Feb 10

    ... do (I am a senior secondary teacher ) . But I remember that Lou Reed once wrote a song inspired by Andy Warhols dictum .. paraphrased basically as ' doesn't matter what else is going on around you -no excuses , just work , work , work . I reckon that he is right . Creativity might be 1% inspiration (value that highly !!) and 99% perspiration .

  • @misterd Feb 10

    Thanks so much to all the lovely people who have stopped by to listen and comment on my mix bag of songs .This is my third FAWM -I participated in 2016 and 2017 . I didn't get to 14 songs my first time but I did last year -even though I was really unwell during February -I just made sure I did what I had to do - and I'm really proud because I turned a bunch of those songs into an album . I refined and edited last years tunes in March and April 2017 -put together a band of musical friends -rehearsed the band (The weary kind) in April and May and then booked a recording studio mid year- launched the album in July and it was online and in physical record stores by September when I went overseas to Europe to work as a volunteer in an albergure on the meseta on the Camino de Santiago and then walk the Portuguese way . I really do appreciate that my friend Natalie told me about iit in late 2015 . It is not easy to do FAWM as a songwriting activity when you have a very busy day job , as I

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 10

    Thanks for dropping by and your kind comments. It’s time for me to return the favour. πŸ˜€

  • @tiller2  Feb 9

    hi mark, music is up for Cool Water, if you're interested. I am a lucky lyricist πŸ˜€ http://fawm.org/songs/80930/

  • @igg  Feb 9

    Thanks so much for your taking the time to comment on "So Far Along Your Way" Much appreciated...

  • @jenjen Feb 7

    Thanks for the positive feedback! I'm dying to do the demo, but I know it will be worth the wait for the guitar πŸ˜€
    Love your banjo, sounds really good.

  • @dani312 Feb 7

    Hey thanks for your comment on my tune! I’m enjoying listening to yours! I see you’re Australian. I’m actually moving to Australia in exactly four months! 😁

  • @misterd Feb 7

    My songs are all 'one take ' . I didn't realise that that was a category until I read it on other people's profiles . I like this idea -similar to Jack Kerouac's philosophy of 'spontaneous prose' . I usually edit a little more later and refine , refine , refine .. but for FAWM -due to the fact that I feel inspired and when I get on a 'roll ' I would rather just put it all down and record it on my iPhone to maintain the original ideas and energy and only later will I add -mostly I subtract rather than add -and then when I do add -it's to replace one word with another -that I feel may suit the tune or song a bit better .

  • @misterd Feb 4

    I will do a variety of styles and instrumentation to keep myself interested and have a play around with it all . Its a new year and I may not be able to devote as much time to this due to a heavy workload- but weekends and evenings might provide some time . Most of my songs are pretty spontaneous - and I keep refining them after I post them . sometimes I forget to add some of the lyrics or they change slightly in the recording because I I am just going with the flow.My recording process is very minimalist & secondary to the lyrics , attitude & feeling that i'm trying to put across . I usually start in this way and then start to get ideas for adding further instrumentation or lead , melodies and other instruments . I hope that someone listens to my songs that are just floating in the outer space computer ether now and if so I appreciate it . Cheers πŸ˜‰

  • @misterd Feb 4

    i guess i'll 'Keep Rollin' on' πŸ˜‰