It has been said many times, and in many ways, that what the world needs now is another pretentious guitar-toting troubadour spewing whiny, introspective crap.
Mark Westin may well be that guy. Or not. In any case, take a listen to his album, "Move From Center". You may be pleasantly surprised.
"Move From Center"'s songs define a graceful arc from start to finish as they introduce the suggestible listener to some of Mark's most memorable alter-egos. From the moody dive-bar philosopher of "Maybe", to the cynical media insider of "Flickering screen", to the yuppie pharaoh of "Afterlife", to the determined-to-piss-someone-off bad boy of "E-Z way to God", this seasoned songwriter moves easily through many worlds. And Mark thinks he's seen you in a couple of 'em too.
Nine original songs, plus a new version of the Phil Ochs classic "Outside a small circle of friends". "Move From Center" is an album that will conjure carefree memories of grappling with the big questions beneath black light posters. Or perhaps last weekend's game of spin-the-bottle. The more you listen, the more you hear.
Mark Westin. A distinctive voice; an insightful lyricist and creative musician.
Move From Center, an album like they used to make, and still do; timely and timeless.
Tune in. Tell your friends. Turn it up.