We are thrilled to announce that the Albumism family is expanding once again with the very welcome addition of Mark J. Marraccini. With an impressive resume that includes a bevy of achievements in the world of music television, Mark has cultivated a steadfast passion for music and refreshing written voice—both perfect fits for the Albumism family.
“My first music memory is hearing my mom’s Carly Simon’s Hotcakes album wafting out of our house while I was in the backyard in 1974,” Mark reflects. “It laid the foundation for a lifelong music obsession that has truly kept me afloat and drives my addiction of seeking out new artists and hunting for classic vinyl at thrift shops, record stores and yard sales. I believe in the art of the album and I’m excited to write for a publication that celebrates it.”
We encourage the Albumism community to stay tuned for much more from Mark, and in the meantime, check out his debut Albumism article, a thoughtful review of LÉON’s superb self-titled debut album.
More about Mark:
Mark is a Writer, Director and TV/Film Editor based in Los Angeles. His first television production job was at VH1 in the mid-‘90s (back when they had VJ’s) and then moved over to MTV and MTV News in the early ‘00s (during the Britney era). Later, he produced and directed the FUSE music documentary series “Videos That Rocked The World,” where his dream of interviewing Alanis Morissette came true. Today, he writes, directs, and edits scripted and unscripted television, film and digital projects in Hollywood. Follow Mark on Twitter via @marramark.
Mark’s 5 Favorite Albums of All Time:
Mariah Carey | Butterfly (1997)
Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach | Painted from Memory (1998)
Madonna | Ray of Light (1998)
Metallica | S&M (1999)
Alanis Morissette | Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie (1998)