Original Mark Edwards, The

Original Mark Edwards, The

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Do you like beatbox? Who doesn't like beatbox? Well, take a beatbox, add a pinch of Super Furry Animals, Grandaddy, Flaming Lips, Apples in Stereo, ELO and shake vigorously! Repeat - shake vigorously! Repeat . . .

Biography

What's a full-time, day-job-working father of two supposed to do in his downtime after the kids go to bed? Well - beat box indie pop tunes, naturally! Starting out in his Minneapolis home studio in 2002, The Original Mark Edwards began looping beat box, vocal harmonies and guitars to create the unique pop soundscape the OME calls his own. While other looping artists often create ambient works, the OME builds beautifully crafted pop songs around beats created just seconds before. Harmonies are subtly worked in and soon a wall of sound conjuring up memories of the Beach Boys or ELO is bombarding the listener. A bit like a live science experiment, the OME's show is dangerous in that it can self-destruct at any time. This tension, along with each performance's unique spin, makes each show a must-see, must-hear event.

Mark Edwards was a founding member and writer for the seminal rock band, The Domo Sound. The Domo Sound released two album, This is Our E.P. (1999) and Right Brain (2001), and among many other achievements, gained national recognition when they appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien playing an Edwards original, "Motorboat, Accelerate."

Going it alone for the first time, Mark recorded most of Rewind Tomorrow in his home studio, dubbed "The Monarchy Underground," laying most of the album's foundation in a one-week period near the end of 2002. In the spring of 2003, the tracks were brought to Ed Ackerson (Polara, Susstones) at Flowers Studio to be mixed. Some complications in getting the CD released gave Mark a little more time to fine-tune the record and cut three new tracks, "20th Century Boy," "Hooray!," and "Whole World." The process culminated into an album, although more polished than the "science experiment" aspect of the OME's live show, containing eleven contagious tracks that you just can't help humming along with. For more information, please contact Krista Villinskis at Princess Records/Tinderbox Music - 612.375.1113. Or visit the OME website www.omeHome.com.

Lyrics

Hooray!

Written By: OME

[v1]
Hooray – what a wonderful day
Make way for the king of today
It’s real, the devil had my last meal
but today he’s cut right out of the deal
Yeah today we cut him out of the deal

[b1]
Hey – what more can we say?
Hey, Hey – there’s nothing more to say but

[ch]
Hooray! What a glorious day
Hooray! What a wonderful day

[v2]
Hooray – let the sun shine through.
We can do what we’ve always wanted to do
Today – as the sugar goes down
it’s hard to picture life before you were around

Wish I Could See Your Film

Written By: OME

[v1]
If you were here with me
I’d take a longer look and
store you on a reel in my mind
If you were here with me
I’d take a longer look and
store you on a reel in my mind

[ch]
I wish I could see your film
I wish I could see your film
and maybe all the people there
would watch your film with me

[v2]
I’d pull out your film
and wipe off the dust
and make all the people there
watch your film with me

Sleepy Memories

Written By: OME

[v1]
If you’re in a dream
is it what it seems if you’re in a dream?
When you’re drifting off
where is it you’ll stop when you’re drifting off?

[ch]
Oh – how the bee sting is inviting me
And oh – how the bee sting is injecting me with sleepy memories

[b1]
bah-bah-bah-bah

[v2]
If you’re in a dream
is it what it seems if you’re in a dream?
When you’re breaking down
can you come around when you’re breaking down?

Discography

REWIND TOMORROW (debut full-length) - Princess Records (PR04CM01)

Set List

I usually play 45 min - 1.25 hour sets.

Song List:

20th Century Boy
Can You Believe?
Wish I Could See Your Film
Hooray!
Sleepy Memories
Another Number
Circling Around Clementine
Whole World
Three Minutes to Impact
Life Everlasting
Rewind Tomorrow
Roman Empire, Lookout!
Trigger Happy
Mystery
Wax on Hats
Beet Beat
People of the Sun

Covers -

Tomorrow Never Knows - The Beatles
Know - Nick Drake
Cosmic Dancer - T Rex
Long Long Long - The Beatles
Y Ffordd Oren - Gorky's Zygotic Mynci