Okay, FINE... Mark Gormley is an (ahem) "internet sensation" prolly for all the right reasons. If you've ever seen his videos you've witnessed his acute sense of fashion, some fine acting, and unparalleled rock showmanship. IT'S TRUE. However, that IS just the internet's circus bump of time-suck/fuck all, what REALLY should be considered is his music. Yup, FOR ALL THE RIGHT REASONS, as credit is due. Seriously, his voice and his songwriting certainly shoot for the realms of greatness, but he doesn't, didn't, rely on some cheap cop.

In his interviews he shows he's obviously not in the know, he just made music "for fun." His fave groups are all common classic rock groups, Hendrix/Zep/Boston, etc. If that's true I can't tell if he is/was even aware of many not-so-underground folkies. Which would be amazing, as his songwriting and voice approach the league of rock's finest angelic singers/folkies like Jon Anderson/Bryan MacLean/Tim Buckley. I'm not joking, he has an exceptionally beautiful VOICE, godamn. Dig it...

Now, having watched those vids it's obvious the "internet" is celebrating his accidental, erm..."weirdo" show. Shit, I'd be the FIRST to agree, except for all Gromley's muscial genius!! But, yeah, it's the (no) quality of his videos that garnered him wide spread attention. Unfortunately, he is not currently playing. All these songs were written/recorded when he was younger, in fact MOST of the songs Gormley has recorded/posted on Youtube™ were recorded in the '70s, somewhere in Scotland, with the more "rock" tracks, prolly in the '80s at his home in Pensacola, Florida. Still, except for a bit of '80s rock cliche' bits on a couple tracks, his recordings have stood up. He deserves better. Now, go buy his record.