Michael Vincent Falco…and the Misuse of Imagination

Michael Vincent Falco…and the Misuse of Imagination


Dickinson, TX. Coast Guard. Unicycle. Nurse. You really have to use your imagination on this one. Somewhere somehow the bucket was passed to the young Falco, and rather than filling it up with water or beating on it like a drum, he put a tune in it. The tunes were cultivated from the oldies radio stations of his parents while growing up in Dickinson TX. A brief exposure to the keys and an introduction to the guitar also gave weight and substance to the bucket. With very few love interests growing up, the medium of his music settled strangely in the peculiar pail.

At 16, he composed a jingle for General Mills, lauding the symmetrical toasted breakfast cereal Cheerios. This of course was not entertained by the industry giant, because who was Michael Vincent Falco. This did not weigh down the lad’s bucket, for his heart was soon tapped by the love bug; a new drop in the bucket. Joining the Coast Guard further complicated the mix and the bucket clanged of bitterness for love and a new rattle of adventure influenced by the sea and it’s lore. Michael represented the Coast Guard along with other shipmates, singing at venues such as at a Browns/Steelers NFL game, for Mrs. America, and representing the USCG abroad performing in Venice and Florence, Italy.

Amidst the life wheel of cheese ran a single blue green vein of the hope of Jesus Christ, that insulated the bucket, softening all the tunes. While on assignment out of Portsmouth, NH and playing at local open mics, he was approached and offered a complimentary hour at a small local studio to lay down a few tracks. After emptying his bucket for an hour in the recording booth, the tracks were laid for a self released and self titled MICHAEL AND THE MISUSE OF IMAGINATION.

After departing the Coast Guard in 2010, Michael headed back to Texas and began the journey of becoming a nurse. Along the way, he picked up the passion of unicycling. The bearing of this pastime on his music career is widely debated. While in the Coast Guard, he and Frank (now Lieutenant Frank) formed an acoustic rock group that played in local restaurants there in the grungy seafaring town of New London, CT. Nearly 4 years later, Frank, Michael and two other fellow members of the guard reunited for a week of recording in New York. Producing a second EP entitled Sink or Stall by Doors at 90. Aside from this joint effort, Michael auditioned and got to the second round of American idol 2011. While working toward his nursing degree, he played local venues in Houston, and continues to write music, looking to record a sophomore effort.


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