THE SHINY PAGES
My name is Mark McNeil and I’d like to welcome you to a little piece of the Internet universe I call The Shiny Pages. My goal is to shine some light on my musical, journalism and local history passions and offer background information about projects I’m working on. In these pages you’ll find videos, photos, audio files, lyrics and stories behind the songs. As well as being a longtime singer-songwriter, I am a veteran journalist at The Hamilton Spectator. Over the past few years I’ve experimented with bringing songwriting and journalism together. I’ve produced several music videos for The Spec’s website as an alternative storytelling device. You’ll find links to examples of this in the Videos tab of this blog. Hundreds of years ago, news was spread by wandering balladeers who travelled from town to town using songs as a medium to spread the news of the day. Using modern tools of multimedia, I think there is a way to reinvent the idea of the medieval troubadour.
FOR LYRICS AND OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT MY LATEST ALBUM FLASHBACKS, CHECK OUT THE TAB ‘FLASHBACKS — THE ALBUM.’
For a short video bio CLICK HERE