‘You play from the heart because you enjoy it’ she said… ‘Treasure it lad’. It was good advice!
Listen to the live interview Episode #508: A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music with Jacqueline Jax : http://tobtr.com/10201871
GETTING TO KNOW MARK TAYLOR
by Jacqueline Jax host of A.V.A Live Radio
Band Name: Desirable Yet Disposable
Mark Taylor – Vocals, Acc, Elec and Bass Guitars, Drums, Synths & keyboards.
Phil Taylor (Mark’s Son) – Additional Drums on some DYD tracks.
Song name: Don’t Sit and Cry
Music Genre:: Pop / Rock
This song is about a relationship that is not working out. One person in the relationship is keener than the other to stay together. The ‘keener person’ within the ‘relationship’ is persistent, bordering on frantic and is not sure of the other’s true feelings. She breaks down and his reaction is to ask her to ‘Don’t Sit and Cry’.
A mix of rock, funk, folk, dance and a touch of rap. I sing and play all of the instruments (Sometimes my Son, Phil Taylor is playing the drum track). I seek no particular style (although there is a ‘subtle’ homage to 80s pop synth tracks) and I like to experiment to create something that hopefully others will like and is fun to play. Lyrically, there is an element of ‘political observations’ in some of my songs that reflect the opinion of those who are struggling to live on little here in the UK. I also like to write about ‘relationships’ and how people treat others.
I live in… Coventry, West Midlands, UK…
The 8th biggest city in the UK. Known for producing many Two Tone acts of the late 70s and early 80s. A city hoping to hold the ‘UK City of Culture’ award but also known for areas of deprivation. We have ‘The Godiva Festival’. A three day free music festival that attracts 150,000 visitors (over 3 days) giving opportunities for local unsigned acts to play, whilst providing an arena for established big names (The Darkness & The Stranglers performed here in July 2017). Coventry is ‘surrounded’ by Warwickshire, and this has a healthy Folk scene that has also influenced my writing and playing.
Success is not…
in my opinion, defined by monetary gain or becoming famous. I hope that folk can ‘be themselves’ and find someone they can love in a relationship of give and take with trust. Hopefully, many will find a role in life (A job?) that satisfies them, and brings happiness.
On my last day of secondary school (I was 18), my music teacher told me that ‘I was undisiplined’ as I was not willing to sight read pieces, though she said I was quite capable of doing so. However, she and others had watched me ‘bounce round a guitar with ease’ and that I should always ‘treasure my improvisational skills’. ‘You play from the heart because you enjoy it’ she said… ‘Treasure it lad’. It was good advice!
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