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!
Thank you for your kind comments on my song, "Wash Me Clean"!
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!
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
Dog song - fixed! 😀
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.
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 😉
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.
Haha! I seem to remember someone else having something similar 😉
Hi Mark!!! My ears are ready for your FAWM creations!!
Can't wait to hear what you're up to. If we get around to it, always up for a collab.
Hey! Two years of FAWMstock...so much fun! Looking forward to hearing your songs 😀
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!
Key of G, dude. Think about that and then think of me whenever you get a riff in your head next month.
Mark, my man! Welcome back to the well of creativity!