MarkG 5


Boston US   Jan 2018

Artist Bio

Influences:   Lucinda Williams, Willie Dixon, Fred Eaglesmith, Elvis Costello, Dwight Yoakam, Kasey Musgraves, Smokey Robinson--mostly people who tell a compelling story with few wasted words.

Play serviceable guitar. Grew up in rural Pennsylvania, now live in suburban Boston. I tend to write songs with realistic imagery, I keep 'em short as a rule--I ain't no Dylan or Milton. (But someday maybe "Little Milton?")
I participated in FAWM 2018 and 2019 and 50/90 2018 and 2019--and, wow!, FAWMstock!


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  • @tamsnumber4  10 hours

    Thank you for your kind comments on my song, "Wash Me Clean"!

  • @mikehex  11 hours

    Thanks for listening and commenting Mark, so glad you enjoyed Spitball. That one was really fun to write, I spent a day walking around just thinking about possible reasons for telling a person it was time to bail.

    Regarding FAWMover in Somerville, I'll be there!

  • @treble 12 hours

    Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my skirmish Sugar Song. Yes, Coca Cola donuts taffy is like a mantra for me. LOL

  • @highmountain 1 week

    Dog song - fixed! 😀

  • @highmountain 1 week

    Howdy! Thanks for comment, and inspiration! Will soon follow you with a dog song of my own. Keep up the good work and the reading! Jared Kushner knows his shit - it's not the quality, it's the quantity of the texts that counts. LOL.

  • @writeandwrong  1 week

    Thank you for your kind comments on "Wrong Way to Be Happy", Mark! Haha! Swanky panky IS a thing! "Sanky" panky is a male sex worker. Swanky adds to the person being sung about trying to impress others...hence the next line, "giving the impression you are someone else." 😛🤣🤣 (Hmm, maybe I should add these to my liner notes 😉

  • @ductapeguy 1 week

    From your comment on Sam Beckett's blues, I believe you are thinking of another Sam Beckett and Ziggy than I was. The song was written in the world of the 80 tv series Quantum Leap. Sam was a reluctant time traveller, Al was his hologram buddy, and Ziggy was a semi sentient time computer. I love how I wrote it ambiguous enough that it takes on the meaning whatever the listener says it means.

  • @writeandwrong  2 weeks

    Haha! I seem to remember someone else having something similar 😉

  • @tamsnumber4  3 weeks

    Hi Mark!!! My ears are ready for your FAWM creations!!

  • @standup  4 weeks

    Can't wait to hear what you're up to. If we get around to it, always up for a collab.

  • @pfoo  4 weeks

    Hey! Two years of much fun! Looking forward to hearing your songs 😀

  • @writeandwrong  4 weeks

    Hey, Mark! It's a new year and ooooooOoooh a new year of FAWMing!! I'm so excited!! Hope to see you again in July!

  • @cts  4 weeks

    Key of G, dude. Think about that and then think of me whenever you get a riff in your head next month.

  • @cts  4 weeks

    Mark, my man! Welcome back to the well of creativity!