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About me: To most I am known as the creator of the notorious "Teenage Opera" and other music gems that are so ancient by now that the kids featured on the infamous "Grocer Jack" single are now grandmothers. So sad, too bad, because it's sorta like Edison being known to most only for having invented the light bulb. In other words, there's lots more. Lots of lots... If you're interested, or plain curious, come and visit my website at for not just a bunch of hype and bullshit about the old stuff, but also some cool NEW stuff, like clips and picts and bytes and graphics and, well, you know -- stuff. C ya there! :)

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The runner was in a hurry

as a prayer believed in itself

as the beginning set sails for infinity

and the book put itself on the shelf

Its mysterious plot had been raped by a missing page

that its author had torn to shreds

in a devastating fit of the blues

when his bi-polar wife left the nest

to bed his agent on Valentine's Day

in a haze of perfume and…

Posted on April 9, 2008 at 11:48pm


Here is something that makes me want to shove a cannon up my ass and light the fuse... MULTITASKING.. You read right -- multitasking! You know -- even MORE work, for the SAME pay, getting even less shit done right!

Personally, I'm so maxed out on multitasking, the only thing I'm getting done these days is absolutely nothing! And I can't even get THAT right!!

I think I'm gonna get me an INTERN! You know, somebody I can multitask the shit out of and work to death, without having…


Posted on February 5, 2008 at 12:06pm

New Year Message

Posted on December 29, 2007 at 2:49am

Yayyy! Back on stage to spread his madness!

On Saturday, Jan 5th, 2008 at 8:00 P.M.,

Mad Markie will be premiering his brand-new act,

"Body Language" (from the "Cooking For Cannibals" show)

at the Comedy Corner -- Clarion Hotel, Jacksonville, Int'l Airport, FL

Bring a nurse!

Further gig schedule to be announced shortly.



Posted on December 26, 2007 at 11:22pm


Got me a GPS for Christmas. About time, because I do a lot of driving to strange places, and if there is a way to get lost, I will find it!

Google maps are sorta kinda OK, but they're worth shit in the dark, and they don't talk to me. Not like my GPS, which I have named Floozie. And Google maps don't put me back on the right track like Floozie does when I miss a turn, or exit, or on-ramp.

Floozie certainly knows a lot. She's a mobile unit, so I tested her in my home to…


Posted on December 24, 2007 at 8:44am

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At 2:50pm on December 8, 2011, Fernando Sobenes said…

Hello Mark. My name is Fernando Sobenes and I want to invite you to read the prologue and the first two chapters of my novel: "The Evil Visitor" in my blog The Evil Visitor

Also you can watch the book trailer.

Best regards,


At 2:37am on March 16, 2009, Bert Martinez said…
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At 5:34pm on February 3, 2008, Shara Smock said…
Hi Mark,

I just stopped by to see what you're up to and to let you know about Florida Writers Assn. It's national too!


* Quarterly issue of The Florida Writer magazine.

* Extra exposure for your writing by submission of articles and poems to the Florida Writer newsletter.

* A link to your website on the FWA website.

* The opportunity to interact with other writers by attending Writers Group meetings in your area.

* The opportunity to attend and participate in the annual FWA Conferences.

* Even more exposure for you as writer through participation in the annual Awards Program for published and unpublished writers.

* Access to MEMBERS-ONLY e-group where members share publishing, writing, and marketing tips..

* Special members-only rates on advertising in The Florida Writer magazine.

* The opportunity to participate in FWA-sponsored book signing and promotional events held throughout the year.

* Leadership opportunities as a Writers Group Leader, Regional Director or FWA officer.

* SPEAKING Opportunities!

Hope you check out the site and consider joining!

FWA Secretary
At 10:41pm on January 27, 2008, Susan Cook-Jahme said…
Hi Mark,
Just dropping in to say "Hi" and see what you have been up to lately!
Visit the storefront where I sell my books:

Africa’s Amazing ABC (children’s)

African Dust on the Soles Of my Feet (poetry)
At 10:52am on December 24, 2007, Ricky Fico said…
Happy Holidays, Mark!

Monuments 4 Life
At 2:05pm on December 11, 2007, Shelagh Watkins said…
At 6:31am on December 10, 2007, Doris Anne Beaulieu said…
Hello Mark:
Thank you for the book marketing tip.
Best wishes;

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