MarkG 4


Boston US   Jan 2018

Artist Bio

Influences:   Lucinda Williams, Willie Dixon, Fred Eaglesmith, Elvis Costello, Dwight Yoakam, Iris Dement, Smokey Robinson--mostly people who tell a compelling story with few wasted words. Add Kacey Musgraves and Anderson East.

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.
Last year (2018) was my first FAWM, then I did 50/90 in the summer. Met some really nice people on line and in person through this.


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  • @tseaver  6 hours

    Thanks for the listen / comment on my "Rat Killin' Time." I had to go look up Whitey Bulger: his brutal life does seem like a good fit.

  • @ductapeguy 1 day

    Thanks for the recommendation on I Call You Joy. I am verklempt at how this touches people.

  • @berni1954  2 days

    On my Prostate Song YOU SAID: “This a public service announcement, with ukulele .” and I pissed myself laughing. Thanks for the shout out.

  • @berni1954  2 days

    Hi Mark,thanks for listening to my Hawaii song. B-52s are local Hawaiian slang for cockroaches... don't ask me how that came about. It is partly explained in the last line of that verse. But I couldn't get it to follow exactly, so the connection obviously got lost. I'll maybe rework that sometime.

  • @mmmmarcus 2 days

    Thank you very much for the nice comment! Happy you enjoyed the track!

  • @splittybooms  3 days

    Love Supreme! I'm an uncultured chump to not be aware of this song, I see lol
    Thank you for listening...and multiple times!

  • @bethdesombre  3 days

    Alas, not FAWM-over; will be in Japan for most of the month, and I have a gig in NYC the one weekend I'm not in Japan. But I hope we'll cross paths at some point!

  • @porrectus 4 days

    Thanks for the comment on With our Eyes, I appreciate the feedback.

  • @kahlo2013  5 days

    Love that image!

  • @saulius 5 days

    Sounds like we have similar Lithuanian roots. Back in 2001 I wrote 11 songs, all in Lithuanian, for a play that the kids performed at their summer camp. Here are the demo recordings -

  • @saulius 5 days

    Thanks for the comment on "Mercedes". It's my first year doing FAWM, and I'm learning so much. I never shared my music with others before other than with family and some friends, and they're tired of me always pushing new songs on them. So I really appreciate the fellowship on this site. I don't have a style myself, but I like traditional country, the old real blues, good folk music, and the early Caribbean-Brazilian stuff. Since I've been on this site, I learned that there's some really good rap out there as well. I write about half of my songs in English and half in Lithuanian, but I'm doing all the FAWM songs in English. Lyrics really matter to me, but I look for the total package. The words seem to appear first, but poetry alone is incomplete expression, for my soul at least. I really like the two songs you posted so far. Looking forward to more. Take care. - Saulius

  • @sbs2018 5 days

    Thanks for the comment on “Candy Apple Red Shoes.” Last year was my first FAWM, too. Great people here! Was going to do 50/90 but had several family losses then and I wasn’t up for it. Good to be back this year.

  • @tamsnumber4  5 days

    Thanks for listening and commenting on my songs "You Are Fragile" and "Tempting Time", I really appreciate it!!

  • @pfoo  6 days

    Hey, here is the cut up tool I use if you want to play with it:

    It's good for generating phrases you might not have thought of.

  • @mikegtz  1 week

    Mark, thanks for visiting and good to see you. The chords for the Alexa bridge are GCGD and then GEmCD.

  • @tamsnumber4  1 week

    Thanks mark, I'm posting three songs right now LOL!! Why are we up at this hour?? LOL!!

  • @billysea  1 week

    Thank you for comments on Pre Now. Jimmy Buffet has a song called Pre You about the singer talking to his girl friend. I've also used the phrase pre and post migration (of IT networks). Don't know I've ever seen Pre Now used (but it probably has) it just seem to fit as I was writing 😀

  • @sbs2018 1 week

    Thanks for the listen to “Tequila Take Me Home.” I must confess I took some creative license with the “no home, no car” line. And I used Apple Loops so I can’t comment on the guitar part. It was fun to do, though.

  • @goldelion 1 week

    Hi! I'm not usually this prolific, but I'm on a road trip for a week starting tomorrow, so I'm front-loading! 😀 Great to connect with you again, Mark. 😀

  • @pfoo  2 weeks

    Hey! Have a great FAWM! Will you be at FAWMStock again? That was fun 😀

  • @nuj4x 3 weeks

    It's Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch of songs for FAWM 2019! w00t!

  • @writeandwrong  3 weeks

    Indeed I am! But...NOT missing the snow, ice, and temps!! I'll be bringing a selection of jello this year lol

  • @tamsnumber4  3 weeks

    Hello Mark!! Hope to hear you at FAWM and FAWMover and maybe even FAWMSTOCK??

  • @standup  4 weeks

    I look forward to grand new vistas this year. Another collab might be fun.

  • @writeandwrong  4 weeks

    Hey, it's the wine guy! Happy FAWMing this year!

  • @the3queens  4 weeks

    Hey Mark! See you in February!

  • @airbagtester  4 weeks

    Hey Mark! 😁 Hope you had a nice rest of the year after FAWMstock!