Hi. I'm Marc With a C. I make up songs and things. Reportedly, I'm In love with everyone I know.
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TL;DR: A limited time stream of my old band playing a song I retired years ago. Lo-fi because that’s what exists. Dear nightowls. Ready for another limited-time stream of a rare Marc With a C track? This’ll be gone by 10:00 AM PST, enjoy while you can. But first, read up on it: It’s documented elsewhere, but from 2002-2004, I was sometimes backed up by a loud rock and roll combo. We called ourselves Marc With a C & The Malk. We didn’t always get along, and we could rarely agree on setlists, rehearsal times and who was actually in the damned group sometimes. In early 2004, practically every trace of the songs from my first album Human Slushy (and the EP that followed) had disappeared from our setlists, as we tried to induce excitement for an album that would ultimately never be finished: the first version of Bubblegum Romance - which I’d eventually release in August of that same year sans band, recorded with the bare minimum of equipment and musicians to get the song across. We didn’t know it, but we were spinning our wheels at this gig. When we played this show at Will’s in Orlando in March of 2004, the audience probably didn’t expect us to play a 50-odd minute set made up of almost nothing but songs from what would become an aborted album - and when those songs eventually appeared, they’d be drastically different. This led to a rather restless audience. Say, who’s up for another limited-time stream designed for night owls? This is the demo version of a song that appeared on my 2013 album Popular Music. The main differences between this and the one that came out are: Enjoy. It’ll be up until 10 AM PST. Thoughts?
Sorry,you missed it.
tl;dr: a limited time stream of an old song i had to rework at the last second due to technical problems, gone at 10:00 AM PST In 2008, I made a very lo-fi album called “Linda Lovelace For President”. But it wasn’t supposed to be lo-fi. I’d given myself five days to record the album. On the first day, during the first take? My intended recording equipment suffered a few catastrophic failures. As I’d blocked the time out to record around 14 songs in five days, this left little time for sleep, let alone rethinking the process or borrowing equipment. I begrudgingly returned to my trusty four-track and tried to make what was originally intended to be a very densely orchestrated album on little more than a cassette tape in the time alotted. I suffered a lot of generational loss doing things this way, so bouncing the tracks so I could put, you know, a bass line on a song? Out of the question. I had four tracks, period. One for guitar, one for drums (recorded with one microphone), one for vocals, one for backing vocals. That’s it. For this reason, many of the songs that made it to the album received drastic reworkings at the last possible second, as the original arrangements weren’t working out and everything was stripped to the barest essentials. This track is an idea of the original intention for what I’d do with “Satellite”, a song that had been kicking around since 2002. I gave it “the old college try”, but the flaws were so obvious that I’d decided instead to do a simpler solo rendition on the album at the last minute. Some of those flaws? I had to kick on a chorus pedal while recording live since I couldn’t use a DAW for the acapella outro, but that created a phasing problem. Also, as I was chain smoking the entire time due to the stress of the situation - I’ve since quit - I kept running out of breath during the acapella part and found it hard to stay in tune at all. Also, the tapes had to be dumped into a failing computer. That explains the digital glitch you’ll hear early in the tune. And that failing computer also wouldn’t let me retrieve the original lyrics to “It’s All Gonna Be All Right”, so I wrote some stupid ones at the last second which is a decision I’ve regretted ever since. But that’s a whole other story. "Linda Lovelace For President" was supposed to be the inverse of the album that preceded it, "Normal Bias". "Bias" was stark and monochrome, whereas "LLFP" was supposed be be the technicolor antidote. Here’s an idea of what one of those arrangements was like before I went back to basics. This will give you a glimpse into my decision to abandon analog recording altogether the following year. I’ll let this stream until 10:00 AM PST. Thoughts?
GONE NOW. SORRY