Oh my gosh! It’s been less than two weeks since the Greatest Tipster In The World, Denise, discovered the unknown YouTube videos of one Mark Gormley and sent them to us, prompting this blogger to ask the universe for my heart’s desire: “Mark Gormley for most famous YouTube star of January, 2009, please.” (If you haven’t seen those videos, go watch them there now.)

Well, since then, Mr. Gormley has been enjoying the whirlwind of comments, emails, and offers from the Jimmy Kimmel show that internet fame entails. Today, the YouTube channel that Mr. Gormley appears on, The Uncharted Zone in Pensacola, FL, posted this interview with him about his newfound international fame, his musical influences, and what he’s looking for in a significant other. SPECIAL VIDEOGUM NOTE: Since we usually make fun of almost everything here, I’d like to state officially for the record that there’s nothing to make fun of about this guy. He’s doing what he loves, for the right reasons, and as this interview shows, nobody in the history of internet fame has ever seemed like less of a douchebag about it than Mark Gormley. Just listen to this guy. He is the best:

“I’m just little old me from Pensacola, Florida.” What a fantastic story. I hope The Jimmy Kimmel Show doesn’t go to his head (it seems unlikely), and that all of his dreams come true. This is great.

Comments (28)
  1. Carnley/Gormley ’12

  2. I completely agree with your opinion of Mark and wish him the best but UZ needs to get a new camera man for their interviews.

  3. mrs mark gormley  |   Posted on Jan 27th, 2009 +3

    Pick me! Pick me!

  4. I think Without You is my favourite off the album.
    My favourite is when she waves in her bikini.

  5. What is this? He’s sincere. He’s nice. I have nothing to mock. DAMN YOU FOR YOUR HUMANITY MARK GORMLEY!

  6. Go Gormley Go

  7. Lizzie  |   Posted on Jan 27th, 2009 +1

    Not making fun of him……………BUT, who cant remember if they have been to Kenya or not?

  8. the title of his bestselling memoirs: ‘standing uncomfortably amongst giant neon butterflies.’

  9. I think Lindsay meets all those requirements – she should apply to be his significant other.

  10. He is so uncomfortably cute.

  11. amanda  |   Posted on Jan 27th, 2009 +10

    if only all creative types had to wait till their mid 50′s to be discovered, so that they could all accept attention with this equanimity. kanye west needs to go to mark gormley school

  12. heronimous  |   Posted on Jan 27th, 2009 +2

    i think i might be a little in love with him..

  13. matt  |   Posted on Jan 27th, 2009 0

    wait so did videogum make this guy famous??

  14. I found the original video posted to VG almost too painful to watch all the way through.

    Mark Gormley, I officially and formally apologize for every bad thing I ever thought/and/or/said to my computer/my dog/emailed to any of my friends about you. You are a fantastic human being. (and say the word, I’ll convince mom to divorce dad for you – email for photos, she’s a hottie)

  15. Leonard  |   Posted on Jan 28th, 2009 +2

    I hope David Sitek produces his sophomore effort.

  16. Mark Gormley’s sincerity is too much…completely endearing!

    What do you think will happen to local Pensacola model of “Without You” fame? (once she finds out that her “big break” mall fashion show has made her an internet celebrity)

  17. He seems like a combination of Andy Dick as Matthew and Stephen Root as Milton.

  18. mark gormley=most authentic bro of 2K9

  19. darnit!  |   Posted on Jan 28th, 2009 -1

    Does anyone else suspect that John C Reilly and him are old pals and he cribbed some mannerisms for Dr Steve Brule?

  20. Gormley > Life

  21. “Just hangin out in Pensacola, makin videos”. I want to be Mark Gormley’s neighbor so hard. I first saw the Without You video a little while ago, and my first reaction was that he actually has a decent voice, though oddly high. Is the lady in that video not his girlfriend? She should be. Either way, keep livin the good life Mark.

  22. tom  |   Posted on Feb 1st, 2009 +5

    he needs a reality show on VH1 looking for love

  23. edc  |   Posted on Feb 2nd, 2009 +1

    this guy is a pimp.

  24. edc  |   Posted on Feb 2nd, 2009 0

    that song he sings “on the beach” would’ve been considered a classic if ozzy had done it in the seventies.

  25. Joe Fred  |   Posted on Apr 29th, 2009 0

    “Carnley on Gormley”

  26. Scrap  |   Posted on May 19th, 2009 0

    I’ve been watching him the last couple of years on blab tv local ch.6 here in Pensacola. This guy is great. His music grows on you. I used to watch u.z. to make fun of the videos and people in them (it’s like a full hour of uncle muscles but it’s real. It’s amazing) Now I watch it to make fun of videos and the people in them, and to listen to the wonder that is Mark Gormley.

    Pensacola has produced: Roy Jones Jr. Emmitt Smith. Derrick Brooks. Don Sutton. Who can forget pensacola wings of gold. The blue angels. The main hot chick on east bound and down. Olympic gold winners. List goes on and on. And now Mark Gormley. also gormley for the win.

  27. Fan  |   Posted on Aug 28th, 2009 0

    “Since we usually make fun of almost everything here, I’d like to state officially for the record that there’s nothing to make fun of about this guy.”

    Thanks for adding this to the article, since he does seem like a good fellow and to be honest I enjoy the 70s vibe of his songs.

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