Hi. I'm Marc With a C. I make up songs and things. Reportedly, I'm In love with everyone I know.

 

JUST ANNOUNCED: Billy Joel is going to sing the theme to Star Wars: Episode VII. It’s called “The Empire Strikes Back-ack-ack-ack-ack-ack”

Definitely not freaking out about the fact that the tenth anniversary reissue of “Bubblegum Romance” on pink vinyl just reached number one on the Bandcamp pop charts for wax. And is #2 in pop overall. Nope. Not losing my mind about that in anyway. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Holy what?

Definitely not freaking out about the fact that the tenth anniversary reissue of “Bubblegum Romance” on pink vinyl just reached number one on the Bandcamp pop charts for wax. And is #2 in pop overall. Nope. Not losing my mind about that in anyway. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Holy what?

oh my squid…

the “bubblegum romance” pink vinyl edition is currently at #3 on the bandcamp pop charts.

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!

in case you want one of the limited pink copies, you can snag one here: https://marcwithac.bandcamp.com/album/bubblegum-romance

but no really, thanks so much, wow!

oh my squid…

the “bubblegum romance” pink vinyl edition is currently at #3 on the bandcamp pop charts.

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!

in case you want one of the limited pink copies, you can snag one here: https://marcwithac.bandcamp.com/album/bubblegum-romance

but no really, thanks so much, wow!

**IT’S THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF “BUBBLEGUM ROMANCE”****ISSUED ON LIMITED VINYL FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME (bubblegum pink with bonus track!)****PRE-ORDER NOW AND GET 3 OTHERWISE UNAVAILABLE BONUS DIGITAL ALBUMS!****RELEASED ON SEPTEMBER 2ND. AND THEN ALL BONUSES DISAPPEAR FOREVER**

I couldn’t be more proud to make this announcement. My album “Bubblegum Romance” turns ten years old this month. To celebrate, we’ve pressed a limited amount of the album on this delicious looking pink vinyl. This is the first time it’s ever been on wax, still contains longtime faves that you all seem to like, such as “I’m In Love With Everyone I Know”, “Freezing In Florida”, “Nerdy Girls”, “RetroLowFi”, “Hot Topic Kids”, “I Need a Hug”, “No London In Brazil”, “Bounce Bounce Bounce” and more. Plus we’ve included a bonus track: a version of “Music Can Heal” recorded at the final sessions. I’m not sure why I didn’t include it the first time around, as I consider this to be the definitive version of the song. That recording is exclusive to this special colored vinyl version - as is your chance to receive all of the bonuses. 

Wait, bonuses?

Yes, major bonuses! If you pre-order the vinyl copy? Within 24 hours of your purchase, I’ll send you the codes to download THREE limited-edition digital-only albums of bonus content from that period directly to whichever email address you order from! Those albums are: 

1. THE ORIGINAL ABORTED BUBBLEGUM ROMANCE SESSIONS: That’s right. Those mythical scrapped and ultimately unfinished “arena rock” sessions? You can finally hear them in as close to a completed state as will ever exist. 50 minutes of recordings that I’ve only hinted at in passing over the years will finally be demystified for you. This is your one and only chance to snag them.

2. BUBBLEGUM EPHEMERA: Seventy minutes of home recordings, demos and otherwise completely unreleased songs from this era. You may remember me suggesting that I’d written around a hundred tunes for the “Bubblegum Romance” album? Here’s your chance to hear some of those things. Most have never been released in any form whatsoever, including early versions of some of your faves with vastly different lyrics!

3. BUBBLEGUM ROMANCE RELEASE PARTY, 08/28/2004: Finally, I’m happy to share this lo-fi recording of the night we unveiled the album to an audience for the first time. Performed by me, Chris Zabriskie, and eventually the entire audience - we passed out toy instruments so that everyone could join in at the end, you see. It’s exactly like you’re sitting at Austins Coffee in the dead of summer with no air conditioning all over again!

And here’s the biggest kicker: not only will I ship the LP to you the day after you pre-order it, but these digital-only albums will completely disappear on September 2nd. Deleted entirely. The only way to get your paws on them is to pre-order the vinyl edition and download these goodies by 09/01/14! 

(Seriously, that’s a combined 67 completely different recordings in one shot. This is kind of nuts, but this is the album that ultimately “made me” Marc With a C, and I want to give it a proper celebration for those that such a thing would matter to)

Are you ready to celebrate ten years of Bubblegum Romance with me? Here’s where you can order your copy now: https://marcwithac.bandcamp.com/album/bubblegum-romance

And here’s a special show I’m doing at Sleeping Moon Cafe on September 13th - nothing but songs from the Bubblegum Romance era, and maybe a few requests: https://www.facebook.com/events/702374123166810/

Whaddya think of that?

**IT’S THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF “BUBBLEGUM ROMANCE”**
**ISSUED ON LIMITED VINYL FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME (bubblegum pink with bonus track!)**
**PRE-ORDER NOW AND GET 3 OTHERWISE UNAVAILABLE BONUS DIGITAL ALBUMS!**
**RELEASED ON SEPTEMBER 2ND. AND THEN ALL BONUSES DISAPPEAR FOREVER**


I couldn’t be more proud to make this announcement. My album “Bubblegum Romance” turns ten years old this month. To celebrate, we’ve pressed a limited amount of the album on this delicious looking pink vinyl. This is the first time it’s ever been on wax, still contains longtime faves that you all seem to like, such as “I’m In Love With Everyone I Know”, “Freezing In Florida”, “Nerdy Girls”, “RetroLowFi”, “Hot Topic Kids”, “I Need a Hug”, “No London In Brazil”, “Bounce Bounce Bounce” and more. Plus we’ve included a bonus track: a version of “Music Can Heal” recorded at the final sessions. I’m not sure why I didn’t include it the first time around, as I consider this to be the definitive version of the song. That recording is exclusive to this special colored vinyl version - as is your chance to receive all of the bonuses. 


Wait, bonuses?



Yes, major bonuses! If you pre-order the vinyl copy? Within 24 hours of your purchase, I’ll send you the codes to download THREE limited-edition digital-only albums of bonus content from that period directly to whichever email address you order from! Those albums are: 



1. THE ORIGINAL ABORTED BUBBLEGUM ROMANCE SESSIONS: That’s right. Those mythical scrapped and ultimately unfinished “arena rock” sessions? You can finally hear them in as close to a completed state as will ever exist. 50 minutes of recordings that I’ve only hinted at in passing over the years will finally be demystified for you. This is your one and only chance to snag them.



2. BUBBLEGUM EPHEMERA: Seventy minutes of home recordings, demos and otherwise completely unreleased songs from this era. You may remember me suggesting that I’d written around a hundred tunes for the “Bubblegum Romance” album? Here’s your chance to hear some of those things. Most have never been released in any form whatsoever, including early versions of some of your faves with vastly different lyrics!



3. BUBBLEGUM ROMANCE RELEASE PARTY, 08/28/2004: Finally, I’m happy to share this lo-fi recording of the night we unveiled the album to an audience for the first time. Performed by me, Chris Zabriskie, and eventually the entire audience - we passed out toy instruments so that everyone could join in at the end, you see. It’s exactly like you’re sitting at Austins Coffee in the dead of summer with no air conditioning all over again!



And here’s the biggest kicker: not only will I ship the LP to you the day after you pre-order it, but these digital-only albums will completely disappear on September 2nd. Deleted entirely. The only way to get your paws on them is to pre-order the vinyl edition and download these goodies by 09/01/14! 



(Seriously, that’s a combined 67 completely different recordings in one shot. This is kind of nuts, but this is the album that ultimately “made me” Marc With a C, and I want to give it a proper celebration for those that such a thing would matter to)



Are you ready to celebrate ten years of Bubblegum Romance with me? Here’s where you can order your copy now: https://marcwithac.bandcamp.com/album/bubblegum-romance



And here’s a special show I’m doing at Sleeping Moon Cafe on September 13th - nothing but songs from the Bubblegum Romance era, and maybe a few requests: https://www.facebook.com/events/702374123166810/



Whaddya think of that?

Whoever you are, you are worthy and deserving of love.

Hey, is “throwback Thursday” still a thing? If so, here’s me and Jenny Lewis in like 2003.

Hey, is “throwback Thursday” still a thing? If so, here’s me and Jenny Lewis in like 2003.

Marc With A C Orlando Nerd Fest Secret Show

A bizarre setlist, a great vibe, a secret show with lots of rarely performed tunes. Thanks to Geek World Order for filming it so that everyone can watch and enjoy!

Next week, I’m going to announce a big thing, or rather a bunch of things that equal one big thing. How’s Monday for you?(Your spoiler is this photo of me from 2004. Take from it what you will.)

Next week, I’m going to announce a big thing, or rather a bunch of things that equal one big thing. How’s Monday for you?

(Your spoiler is this photo of me from 2004. Take from it what you will.)

I’m going to miss the “nerd” family that I only get to see on a yearly basis. Much love to all of you. Thanks for letting me be a part of your life.

From fan to vendor to performers to vendor to janitor to volunteers to staff. If you’re part of that world, I heart you so flipping hard.

Look at what my friend Alex just sent me. HOLY CRAP. *wipes a tear and sings ‘that’s what friends are for’* 

Look at what my friend Alex just sent me. HOLY CRAP. *wipes a tear and sings ‘that’s what friends are for’* 

A package of great significance arrived in the mail just now. Contains vinyl. And Marc. Details/announcement coming by the end of August :)

Folks, I could NOT have had a better time playing at Orlando Nerd Fest. Thank you so much for coming. Before I get into the long soliloquy about all the stuff I want to say, here’s a rather incriminating photographic souvenir featuring myself, Professor Shyguy and unsuspecting audience volunteer, taken by Emmit Dobbyn, 

It was so wonderful to meet all of you. So many nice folks with so many nice things to say. All the great artists I got to share stages with (including my massive musical crushes, The Doubleclicks? I mean… woah). A wonderful reminder of why I do what I do, and how awesome you all are. A big thank you to the staff and sound/tech crew at ONF. They all did a fantastic job during one of the loftiest and most ambitious shows I’ve ever been a part of. 

Speaking of ambitious? Besides guesting with Sir Shyguy, here were the setlists for the THREE sets I did this weekend. You ready?

Saturday’s Marc With a C and The Expansion Pack setlist: Free Bird / I Hope They Call Me On A Mission / Nerdy Girls / Chicken Pox & Star Wars Guys / Love My Little Squiddy / Dickpuncher III: The DIckening / Motherfuckers Be Bullshittin’ / Life’s So Hard / Popular Music / ENCORE: Fighting For Love

Sunday’s Claire and The Potatoes setlist: It’s a Beautiful Day / Empirical Argument / Olivia Rules Everything Around Me / The Real Enemy / So Hard To Be True / I Wanna Be Your Shadow / You’ll Do / Tour Announcement / Pinball Wizard

Sunday’s “secret/all-request” Marc With a C setlist (from memory): Drunk Classic Rock Fans / If These Walls Could Talk / Bed Intruder Song / Honda Civic Paint Rocket / RetroLowFi / Ammonia / As The Bombs Fell / When I Was A Farmboy (?) / One Hit Wonder / Bounce Bounce Bounce / Liana / Happy To Be Alive 

Wow. What a weekend. Thanks again, and remember! You can always pick up my shirts, vinyl, CD’s, mp3’s and whatnot from http://marcwithac.bandcamp.com/!

(Oh, and a brand new/old thing is coming out quicker than you think. You’re not gonna want to sleep on this. More Marc With a C lore in one shot than you may be able to handle. Details coming sooooooon.)

Folks, I could NOT have had a better time playing at Orlando Nerd Fest. Thank you so much for coming. Before I get into the long soliloquy about all the stuff I want to say, here’s a rather incriminating photographic souvenir featuring myself, Professor Shyguy and unsuspecting audience volunteer, taken by Emmit Dobbyn, 



It was so wonderful to meet all of you. So many nice folks with so many nice things to say. All the great artists I got to share stages with (including my massive musical crushes, The Doubleclicks? I mean… woah). A wonderful reminder of why I do what I do, and how awesome you all are. A big thank you to the staff and sound/tech crew at ONF. They all did a fantastic job during one of the loftiest and most ambitious shows I’ve ever been a part of. 



Speaking of ambitious? Besides guesting with Sir Shyguy, here were the setlists for the THREE sets I did this weekend. You ready?



Saturday’s Marc With a C and The Expansion Pack setlist: Free Bird / I Hope They Call Me On A Mission / Nerdy Girls / Chicken Pox & Star Wars Guys / Love My Little Squiddy / Dickpuncher III: The DIckening / Motherfuckers Be Bullshittin’ / Life’s So Hard / Popular Music / ENCORE: Fighting For Love



Sunday’s Claire and The Potatoes setlist: It’s a Beautiful Day / Empirical Argument / Olivia Rules Everything Around Me / The Real Enemy / So Hard To Be True / I Wanna Be Your Shadow / You’ll Do / Tour Announcement / Pinball Wizard



Sunday’s “secret/all-request” Marc With a C setlist (from memory): Drunk Classic Rock Fans / If These Walls Could Talk / Bed Intruder Song / Honda Civic Paint Rocket / RetroLowFi / Ammonia / As The Bombs Fell / When I Was A Farmboy (?) / One Hit Wonder / Bounce Bounce Bounce / Liana / Happy To Be Alive 



Wow. What a weekend. Thanks again, and remember! You can always pick up my shirts, vinyl, CD’s, mp3’s and whatnot from http://marcwithac.bandcamp.com/!



(Oh, and a brand new/old thing is coming out quicker than you think. You’re not gonna want to sleep on this. More Marc With a C lore in one shot than you may be able to handle. Details coming sooooooon.)

OrlandoNerdFest

Orlando Nerd Fest isn’t over yet! Today, (Sunday), come and see my new band Claire and The Potatoes on the main stage at 1 PM EST. And then at 6 PM EST? There’s a solo Marc With a C acoustic set chock full o’ requests on STAGE C! If you can’t make it, you can watch the Claire set at http://www.twitch.tv/orlandonerdfest/ from anywhere in the world. (However, my solo acoustic set is only for attendees. It will not be broadcast. If you’re there, please consider filming it for everyone who can’t see it, eh? Be a pal!)

Also, thanks to everyone for being so awesome to us during the Marc With a C & The Expansion Pack set yesterday. We had a blast. Hope to be able to share some video with you soon, but in the meantime, our setlist was: Free Bird / I Hope They Call Me On A Mission / Nerdy Girls / Chicken Pox & Star Wars Guys / Love My Little Squiddy / Dickpuncher III: The Dickening / Motherfuckers Be Bullshittin’ / Life’s So Hard / Popular Music

And an encore (erm, “bonus feature”) of a rare performance of “Fighting For Love”!