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Mark's so-called music 'blog'.

Tomorrow I will be 28. Actually, by the time you read this I will have been 28 for some time, or possibly even older. Nevertheless, at the time of writing I will be 28 tomorrow, and in my 28 years I have written several drawer-fulls of music. In the next 28 years I expect to write several drawer-fulls more, and I was thinking that rather than leaving it to gather dust I would use the internet as an outlet for my musical work. Hopefully, having this page will also encourage me to write more new material as well, but we shall see about that...

Some of the tunes will be very old. Some will be brand-spanking new never-been-heard-before. Some will be full finished mixes, others just drafts or ideas. Some will be solo work, some will be collaborative. Some might even be by other people. To help you put things in context I will also write a short paragraph about each piece as it is released.

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31/10/2004 - Bismarck [Download]
Image for 'Bismarck'This week's offering is a song I wrote in 1992, about the first Chancellor of the German Empire, Otto von Bismarck. I didn't know much about him, and nor did my encyclopedic dictionary, but by golly I included everything I did know! In a way, this song always makes me feel a little sad. I always imagine it being sung by a washed-up Otto at the end of his career, his heart full of nostalgia for the 'good old days', as he winds up the evening playing to a handful of drunks and drop-out penny-slot gamblers at a late night Las Vegas lounge, before returning to his lonely hotel room and a bottle of Jack D.

Except, of course, he died in 1898.

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