Mark Cullen

Mark Cullen

BandRockAdult Contemporary

A mix of lyrical imagery and musical influences that bring together retro electric/acoustic pop, folk, and soft rock with a smooth, strong, and emotional vocal style all written and performed by one man.

Biography

I'm a one man show in the studio. With few exceptions I write and perform all the music. My influences include (but are not limited to) James Taylor, Harry Chapin, Josh Groban, Marc Cohn, Dan Fogelberg, Chicago, Kansas, Pink Floyd, Crosby Stills & Nash (and Young), Hootie & The Blowfish, Vertical Horizon, Neil Young, Jimmie Spheeris, Neil Diamond, Loggins & Messina, Simon & Garfunkel, Laurel & Hardy, Santa Claus, The Easter Bunny, Capt. Kirk, Mr. Spock, The Lone Ranger, Walter Cronkite, Superman, etc. etc.

Lyrics

All Of A Sudden

Written By: Mark Cullen

Busy little hands
tweaking on the stereo
He's got his headphones on
Busy little feet
dancing to the pounding beat
The kid can really rock on
All of a sudden
that little kid is driving
and he's picked up a guitar
And though the notes are rough and sadly misbehaving
He plays with all of his heart

The music flows
through the tips of his fingers
caressing and coaxing
the cold wood and steel
He plays 'till they bleed
but the notes are still racing
Busy little hands
just learning to feel

Busy young hands
holding on the steering wheel
He's got his stereo on
Busy young feet
tapping to the rockin' beat
He's happily cruising along
All of a sudden
a tire was exploding
and his ride left the road
Back there in the dark
amid the twisted wreckage
He lay in the cold...

The music was choked in motionless fingers
Waxing and waning
in unconscious ears
His spirit was breathing
but drowning in darkness
Busy little mind just fighting to hear

Busy young hands
holding on the handrail
Trembling now and unsure
Busy young feet
shuffle try to find the beat
His strength almost gone for sure
All of a sudden
your life has changed completely
The struggle now just your own
And as you make your way
though the road moves long and slowly
Son you are a better man
now I know

The music flows
through the tips of his fingers
caressing and coaxing
the cold wood and steel
Through all the pain and rain
the fire kept burning
Busy knowing hands
now hoping to heal

Don't Like The Weather

Written By: Mark Cullen

If you don't like the weather
Wait a minute
It will change
If you don't like the weather
Wait a minute
You're not strange

It's a scientific fact
sub zero temps we don't lack
We're always waiting
for the summer to come
(bring it on)
Humidity, mosquitoes
big as home grown tomatoes
A potpourri of climatic fun

If you don't like the weather
Wait a minute
It will change
If you don't like the weather
Wait a minute
You're not strange

Ten thousand frozen lakes
A million more frozen faces
Always waiting for the springtime to come
(bring it on)
Slushy mud and salt and sand
stuck to my rug
Can't think of anywhere more fun

If you don't like the weather
Wait a minute
It will change
If you don't like the weather
Wait a minute
You're not strange

If you don't like the weather
(I don't like the weather)
If you don't like the weather
(I said I don't like the weather)

Feeling It All Tonight

Written By: Mark Cullen

When you were a baby
in your daddy's arms
Those infinite dark eyes
beaming bright
We didn't know then
all the things that life would bring
But you're feeling it now tonight...

I never saw the suffering there
behind your smiling face
I never saw anything
I thought could make you cry
Another way of eluding the pain
and putting it in it's place
But you're feeling it now tonight
You're feeling it all tonight...

My heart breaks
when your heart aches
you're not alone
But I don't know
how hard it goes
for you
All I have is
a father's love to give

You never saw him standing there
He was right there all along
Your heart was blinded by
all the hurt that came before
Sometimes the best things in life
take us by surprise
And now you're feeling it all tonight
He must be the one
that's right...

When you were a baby
and I was holding you in my arms
Innocent dark eyes
pure and bright
We didn't know then
all the things that life would bring
But you're feeling it now tonight
Now you're feeling it all tonight

Discography

Album - EUPHONIOUS CORPUS:
originally released in 1991, re-edited and remastered 2004. Currently being distributed through CDBaby.com, TowerRecords.com and digitally distributed through Apple iTunes, BuyMusic, Napster, Rhapsody, Sony Connect,
Puretracks, EMEPE3, Lindows, MusicMatch, Etherstream, Music4Cents, QTRnote, NetMusic,
Viztas, MusicNet, MSN Music, BeatScout, and eMusic.

Album - IN THE MOMENT:
released Dec. 2003 Currently being distributed through CDBaby.com, TowerRecords.com, LiveDiscsRadio.com, Amazon.com, MyGlobalSound.com and digitally distributed through Apple iTunes, MusicNet, Rhapsody, MusicMatch, NetMusic, DiscLogic, Napster, AudioLunchbox, Lindows, Etherstream, Music4Cents, RuleRadio, EMEPE3, CatchMusic, QTRnote, Puretracks, Viztas, Sony Connect, BuyMusic, BeatScout, and MSN Music.

Album - PARDON THE FLAWS...AND PASS THE KETCHUP:
released in 1996 and recorded entirely on a Tascam 4-track, the quality wasn't good enough for me so I limited distribution until such time as I re-record the album...

Single - DON'T LIKE THE WEATHER:
Picked for inclusion in the audio/video kiosks at the stations for the new Minneapolis Light Rail System (The Hiawatha Line) September 2004

Radio Airplay: Currently various tracks from the album IN THE MOMENT are periodically receiving airplay on KFAI FM and KLBB AM in Minneapolis.

Internet Radio: Currently ALL OF A SUDDEN and FEELING IT ALL TONIGHT are being played on a number of stations on the Live365 Internet Radio Network.

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Set List

I'm not performing live at this time. It's a little difficult to play all the instruments simultaneously and sound like my albums! I guess you could say I'm strictly a studio artist at this time but that could certainly change with the right people!