Hi. I'm Marc With a C. I make up songs and things. Reportedly, I'm In love with everyone I know.
My anaconda don’t want none unless you’ve got this ashtray. And this paddle game. The ashtray and the paddle game and that’s all my anaconda needs. And this remote control. The ashtray, the paddle game, and the remote control, and that’s all my anaconda needs. And these matches. The ashtray, and these matches, and the remote control and the paddle ball. And this lamp. The ashtray, this paddle game and the remote control and the lamp and that’s all my anaconda needs. And that’s all my anaconda needs too. My anaconda don’t need one other thing, not one… wait, my anaconda needs this. The paddle game, and the chair, and the remote control, and the matches, for sure. And this. And that’s all my anaconda needs. The ashtray, the remote control, the paddle game, this magazine and the chair.
Let me get this straight: you want reform in gaming journalism?
Doesn’t bother you that Jann Wenner gives five star reviews to crummy albums by his friends? Wouldn’t you prefer to see some reform in the tactics of political journalists?
Nope? It’s just games. And you’re mad about… reading about them. And now you want to kill people. You want to end actual lives because of the way pixels are written about. I don’t want to know you.
Blame it on the Ambien, but my short term memory is shot as of late. I remember writing the song, and I remember the conversation that led to the idea, but I don’t remember if I was specifically writing it for Marc With a C or Claire and The Potatoes. My memory says I was just writing to write, and when the Claire project was in it’s infancy, I offered this song up as a contender because, well, we needed songs. Might’ve happened differently though. I dunno. Should probably keep a diary about this stuff.
Now that Claire and The Potatoes is coming to an end, I’ll probably sing some of those songs here and there in the Marc With a C shows. I know, it’ll be weird hearing them without Leslie’s voice, but all of the Claire songs (except for “A Shot At Love” and “The Real Enemy”) exist in demo form with my voice so that Leslie could learn them.
This one definitely would have been on my next record if it didn’t end up as a Claire tune, but I think we killed it as a band on this track and wouldn’t have had it any other way. I’m especially fond of Jim’s robotic drumming on the song. If you’ll recall the Joy Division rooftop scene from the film “24 Hour Party People”, you’ll be in on a joke with us about it.
The song itself is pretty self-evident in it’s subject matter.
"Have An Okay Time With Claire and The Potatoes" is available on CD or as a pay-what-you-want download right here: https://claireandthepotatoes.bandcamp.com/album/have-an-okay-time-with-claire-and-the-potatoes
You may not be aware, but this song from my “Linda Lovelace For President” album was actually written by Chris Zabriskie. Long story, but I’m pretty sure that we mean completely different things when the other sings it. I’m not at liberty to speak on Chris’s behalf about the inspiration, really. I love the monster that the song became when The Expansion Pack would play it live. Had a very GBV feel to it. One of my faves, and it took us years to get around to playing it onstage.
"Linda Lovelace For President" is available on CD or as a pay-what-you-want-even-nothing download here: https://marcwithac.bandcamp.com/album/linda-lovelace-for-president