Singer-songwriter Mark Mulcahy is our guest tomorrow. He joins the studio not only for an interview, but also to also play a few of his songs.
The novelist Rick Moody describes Mulcahy as “A remarkable songwriter” and called his new album “Among the very best records of 2013.” In an article in Salon, Moody wrote: “The recording bristles with wordplay, with remarkably inventive lyrical turns, contains some of the best singing by a musician known as a singer’s singer, is full of despair and provocation, and rocks harder than almost anything that has come out this year. Considering the context, the result is explicably full of loss, from the first song to the last.”
The context Moody is referring to, is the death of Mulcahy’s wife in 2008. His most recent album, “Dear Mark J. Mulcahy, I Love You,” is the first since she passed away.
"She Makes The World Turn Backwards" is one of the songs from his latest album.
There’s a word for this new era we live in: the Anthropocene. This term, taken up by geologists, pondered by intellectuals and discussed in the pages of publications such as The Economist and the The New York Times, represents the idea that we have entered a new epoch in Earth’s geological history, one characterized by the arrival of the human species as a geological force.
Today’s my birthday but there’s very little to celebrate. I haven’t seen my daughter in weeks and she’s gone over to the dark side with her mother. Next week begins a new round of legal battles which I had hoped would never happen again. PTSD in full effect. Grateful for my rock, the Captain.