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Blood, Guts, and Gormley

There’s been a lot of loose talk lately about young Rebecca Black having made the worst music video ever. But let us, for the sake of argument, take a look at Mr. Mark Gormley. Mark is a retired marine who wrote and recorded most of his music in the mid 70’s. He didn’t release his first music video until 2006. The videos play on a cable access show called “The Uncharted Zone” and when they got posted on You Tube he became a bit of an internet sensation! His most popular video “Without You” has more than a million views. I don’t want to make a habit of posting stuff  like this  but… well, this is special.

In an effort to cover ground not previously covered in the Gormley discussion, I am actually going to attempt to say something positive about this. You know how they always say “It won’t kill you to say something nice!” I certainly hope that’s true…

To be fair, the guy just made himself some vanity music videos for fun. He never intended for this to happen. (See? I can totally do this. Please ignore the twitching in my left eye.) There’s no auto tune on this track. He actually can carry a tune pretty decently. (Woah, I don’t think that vein in my forehead is supposed to bulge like that.) And the song… the lyrics… I mean, they’re not terrible exactly… (AARGH! Stabbing pain! I think my brain is trying to smash it way out of the back of my skull! Can’t… Go… On…)

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Today’s blog post has been cancelled due to technical difficulties. We will resume regular broadcasts again tomorrow… hopefully.

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