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by Mike Marino & His Restless Soul

Vintage Rock for a New World - for those with both a Heart & Mind...!
Genre: Rock: Heartland Rock
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1. Something in Your Eyes
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2. What Do We Do Now
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3. It's About Time
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4. Sad Radio
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5. Man of Steel / House of Cards
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6. Watching the World Go By
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7. Nothing Is Free
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8. When Did We Become Strangers
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9. Inspiration from Pain
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10. Baby It's You
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11. Restless Hearts
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12. Give Us This Day
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13. What Do We Do Now (Reprise)
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14. Mind Field
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Album Notes
Nostalgia is a thrust to relive or, once again, feel a fleeting happiness spurred on by a time or place in one’s life. For Heartland Rock - singer-songwriter Mike T. Marino, processing nostalgia has been a way to make sense of the world both externally, epitomized by the drastically changing American landscape, and internally, in terms of longing for a feeling of warmth and belonging that slipped through his fingers as a child.

Though musically influenced initially by the British Invasion, Mike’s songwriting roots are firmly planted in the American Heartland. His journey through the roots of American music started with his love of the Blues and then migrated into the Folk/Country Influenced Rock of the California West Coast Sound.

Mike has currently released four acclaimed albums of roots rock that alchemize the optimum balance of Rock, folk-rock, blues, and alt country. His work shifts between literal and metaphorical perspectives as it chronicles the American countryside getting paved over by the modern industrial complex. Mike’s music furthers the compassionately critical Americana dialogue pioneered by artists such as The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, The Flying Burrito Brothers, CSN&Y, The Eagles, and The Band.

Previous entries in his catalog have been praised by No Depression Roots Journal, Paste Magazine, National Reviewer Keith “Muzikman” Hannaleck and the esteemed UK publication Blues Matters. He’s been the featured artist pick on Philly’s WXPN 88.5 FM, received the ASCAP Plus Emerging Artist Award for extended plays, and placed as a semi-Finalist in both the Great American Songwriting Contest and The Dallas Songwriting Competition.

Mike spent his formative years growing up on a small South Jersey farm. The quaintness of the community, and the purity of the environs made an indelible impact on him as a person and as an artist. “I was born a Shadow Boomer on the cusp of two worlds, the progressive 1960s and the farm life that predated that. I watched a lot of that life erode away over the years,” he shares.
"Erosion" represents the message Marino has been honing for many years...

The erosion of the American Heartland & Culture lamented in song from the perspective of a Shadow Boomer at the end of the line...
A life spent witnessing the fabric of America wither & fade away a little more with each passing year... Go Ahead, Google "The End of rural America" ...
The demise of the small family farmer to Corporate Farms & GMO's, the fading of traditional values & the constant erosion of the American Heartland & frontier of The Wild West... Is this truly the End of the Innocence - or the beginning of Theodore Rozak's "Technocracy" gone mad...?

Perhaps somewhere between George Orwell's Big Brother Mind Control of "1984", & Huxley's more sedate "Brave New World" - where the powers that be use the "pleasurable distractions" to seduce the masses into loving their servitude...
Have you hugged your I-Phone today for the latest media frenzy...?
Be careful what you wish for!

What would these great writers think of modern society today? The masses embracing the Digital-Techno world for quick convenience all at the expense of true freedom...

It makes a dreamer imagine the bygone days of Beat Generation writer Jack Kerouac's - On the Road...
Oh, to be lost in the Heartland of old America...

Is anyone listening anymore? Does anyone care, - lost in this modern urban techno-infatuated, cyber world....? Well, they better if they can begin to appreciate what the Great Generation that won WWII gave to us.
As the pendulum swings what is this generation passing on to America's future generations, & what's the message? What have we learned from history as more of our traditions & values dissolve along with the rural landscape?

Medicated up & dumbed down... Welcome to the new Millennia...



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