What About Mia?
This is a very close to the heart kind of record for Mark, when Mark moved to Los Angeles in 1985, Eric Zapata, Mia's brother, had just moved there from Kentucky and they became good friends. In the early 90's when Mia was murdered in Seattle Eric wanted to check out the scene where his sister rocked with the band the Gits so him and Mark looked for every lead they could in the case but nothing showed up. Then, from the help of Joan Jett, and other musicians keeping the DNA funds alive they finally got a lead in 2002 and convicted the man later that year. Since, just this year Hollywood people contacted Eric to do a movie about his sisters life, Eric called Mark and asked him if he would write a song for the movie, and that's how it came to life. This whole album took to the let's be happy for what we have theme. Also coming from the writing sessions came 'God Knows', 'John Lennon', 'Children of War', and 'Willy Nelson's Crazy, it's a very good peice of work.