Back in December I posted details of a book titled Eyepennies by Mike O’Driscoll…

After reading the book I removed the post.

I would strongly urge Mark’s fans not buy/support this book.

The following words belong to Mark’s mother:

“I was drawn to the book because of the cover by Rik Rawling. The author states that it is loosely based on Mark’s life but it was painful to read as it is not how Mark was in his private life but more how someone who did not know him personally gathered up bits of information from interviews & turned the life of a beautiful soul into someone that the author decided would best sell his book. I support anything that draws attention & will help those suffering with depression….but I do not endorse this book.”

Digital Relic…

Here we have a small digital relic recovered from an old version of the official sparklehorse.com website circa 2001. The words, surely Mark’s…

“Here is the¬†jewelry¬†was lost in the sand
Long player is dripping in the smokehouse
Check for typhoid
More burning of roses
People lent me their inside
For you and your little yellow birds
Dragged by chains up a mountain high
Some flew, some died
Hypnotized myself in a stream
For your gentle smiles and pointy teeth
May your winter shade be sweet and float on the lakes”


win a sparkleon.org t-shirt

To celebrate freeing our site from the cloud overlords of Amazon Web Services, and the subsequent launch of our new Facebook page, we are giving away an awesome sparkleon.org t-shirt custom designed by yours truly (Men’s XL Size only)

To win, go to our Facebook page at (www.facebook.com/sparkleonDotOrg) and hit the “Like” button. If you’re a luddite and don’t use FB, send us a note through our Contact page (One entry per person). Please do not leave comments on this thread as entries, as they will not be counted.

Here is the shirt:


Contest will run until 12/31/12. At that time, a random winner will be selected and notified. Open to USA residents only due to shipping costs and customs issues etc etc (sorry guys). Good luck!