Bloomberg News/TV. Rock Critic. Editor. Author, All You Need Is Rock; Dictionary Rock&Pop etc. Fellow, Royal Soc of Arts. Opinions my own, RTs not endorsements.

Mark Beech's Biography

Column syndicated worldwide. I edit Muse copy over a wide range of topics and manage staff and freelances. I also worked for ITN, Sunday Times and Press Association. I read PPE at Oxford.

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Mark Beech - No Words

mark-beech.tumblr.com — By Mark Beech. No words, only birds, nobody heard,no sense, only dense, no intelligence,only ignorance, nonsense, nothing to confess,mind bending, never ending, God sending,blackness, stain on the brain, darkness;black light bulb, death's door, no colour;night, out of sight, no moonlight, no light;no hope, stain on the brain, no tomorrow;bomb, atom, swan song, only sorrow;universe, cursed, situation worse, no friends -no truth, no youth, world without end, ends.

Mark Beech - No Words

mark-beech.tumblr.com — By Mark Beech. No words, only birds, nobody heard,no sense, only dense, no intelligence,only ignorance, nonsense, nothing to confess,mind bending, never ending, God sending,blackness, stain on the brain, darkness;black light bulb, death's door, no colour;night, out of sight, no moonlight, no light;no hope, stain on the brain, no tomorrow;bomb, atom, swan song, only sorrow;universe, cursed, situation worse, no friends -no truth, no youth, world without end, ends.

Mark Beech - Critical Note

mark-beech.tumblr.com — By Mark Beech. Sunset like an aching heartburn:A circus act, no stone unturned..Memory like a hurtful tattoo:A mirror of youth, a vision of you..Sundown like a slow death moan:A critic's note, no turn unstoned..Records lost on failed hard drive:We strive to retrieve to stay alive. Written and photographed today.

Beatles, Elvis, Marley Spread Cheer in Classic Upbeat Numbers

bloomberg.com — Dec. 11 (Bloomberg) -- "I Can See Clearly Now" by Johnny Nash is as positive as they come and its message is universal. Bobby McFerrin, of course, would simply sing "Don't Worry, Be Happy." Here's a selection of classic songs that offer a year-end boost.

Mark Beech - Filterings

mark-beech.tumblr.com — By Mark Beech.Poems are just filterings:essence of life, essentialsstrained from the rest,only the elements left.All extraneous compoundsairbrushed out, forgotten..Each its own rich extractof existence, ingots gleaming goldrefined from river bed rubble,metaphors mixed like drunksshaken and stirred in the brainbox..We sift through sands of simpleeveryday life, searching for sublimeburied in smoggy,

Mark Beech - Lakeside Haiku

Witness, Witless & Wondering

mark-beech.tumblr.com — By Mark Beech.I think of life like a coda,so much I cannot imagine what follows the last note:Like seeing a girl and knowing her telephone numberwithout even asking for it. (Life:-).-winding up, winding down and winding onaround imposed and self-imposed obstacleslike a waitress snaking Anaconda-likethough tables-.

Mark Beech - Stretching It

Mark Beech - No Brainer

mark-beech.tumblr.com — By Mark Beech.The coldrainpinpricks the cheek -like an icystingfrom a wasp,without a clue..The greyhailfalls in sheets -like a comedownfrom above,without a message..The cruelsnowblows wind in in my face -like an insultfrom below.Without a hope..A stupiddogdetermined to defy -like a rebellostwithout a cause..Starting to sort out my poems. There's thousands of the damn things.

Jay-Z, Daft Punk Beaten by Pet Shop Boys Springsteen Song

bloomberg.com — July 17 (Bloomberg) -- The best album of 2013 so far? There are some strong contenders. Vampire Weekend's inventive CD. Surprise returns by David Bowie and My Bloody Valentine. Laura Marling's latest. Laura Mvula's debut. One name that has been on nobody's lips -- so far -- is the Pet Shop Boys.
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Mar 29, 2015

After a favorable reviews/interviews from me for @the_prodigy/ Maxim, not surprisingly I'm referencing this new album youtube.com/watch?v=h1AaKB…

Mar 29, 2015

Back to 70s; flares, hair, beards. I liked the 70s but getting fed up of reading about it (articles & erm tweets too) pic.twitter.com/n13J6JlNaI

Mar 29, 2015

More UK charts: James Bay debuts at top of Official Albums Chart officialcharts.com/p/8803

Mar 29, 2015

Jesse Glynne's UK No. 1 single "Hold My Hand." Video cliches, sunny pop ideal for hair salons everywhere. youtube.com/watch?v=cLyUcA…

Mar 29, 2015

Re Earth Hour lights going out yesterday: @2014_almohandis tweets me "some countries have dark days every day." pic.twitter.com/7t1SFGRNUv

Mar 28, 2015

Meanwhile, in the U.K., the election comes an hour closer.. fb.me/3IjBfrccg

Mar 28, 2015

I am being urged to write a piece in defense of Bono's mullet. Seriously, an incredible performance, especially Bad. youtube.com/watch?v=cXoj28…



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