The words that made their way into this new music encapsulate how I was feeling during that wrestling match: sometimes victorious, sometimes like I just got the shit kicked out of me.
Seldom do my profession and my music intersect, but my newest release is definitely the product of my job spilling over into my writing. I've worked in Special Education since 2007 as a Behavior Teacher, Behavior Therapist, and now as a Behavior Interventionist. I won't go into what distinguishes each of those job titles from … Continue reading One Minute Can Change the World
One of the biggest challenges with being sober has been accessing my creativity.
When I think about the fact that I haven't posted anything to my page since October of 2014 I have to stop and reflect on why that is. I could chalk that up to the fact that for the last 18 months I've been working on my Master's in Educational Leadership or to the fact … Continue reading Where have I been?
Every time I finish up an EP or an album there's a sense of accomplishment and then there's almost always a pause. Sometimes that pause only lasts about a day, sometimes a few weeks or a couple of months. After I finished up "Major Transfer Point" in July I was going through some huge transitions, … Continue reading What’s Next?
Hopefully the third time's a charm. We're feeling pretty good in our little mobile cabin. Besides the fact that it's pretty sweet in itself, it also feels good to have found a place to rent that doesn't smell like stale cigarette smoke or cat pee. It's the little things, ya know?
When I moved to Hawaii in 2010 I had no real clue what I would be doing with my time, but I always knew that music would be a part of it. Imagine my consternation when I got here and completely lost touch with my muse. My musical well went bone-dry for almost two years, … Continue reading They Say it Just to Keep You Marching
I could definitely come up with a more eloquent way of putting this, but here's the deal: over the years, my wife has put up with a lot of shit from me. Tomorrow is her birthday and I wanted to create something special for her. Last year, I wrote her a silly song about how … Continue reading Happy Birthday to the Moon in My Life
Bob Showdown. Jesse Slaughter. Mark Fencent Medlinson. Ras Medley. These are just a few of the pseudonyms I've gone by in various musical outfits over the years and it feels good to finally put out a CD that just says 'Mark Medley'. It's also really nice not having to explain to people what Mark Fencent … Continue reading New Site. New Tunes. New Name?