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.

The Who is my favorite rock band, but The Monkees are my favorite everything else. I don’t care if you’re laughing right now. What they pulled off in such a short timespan is astounding, and it changed the face of everything you know.

Without them, TV shows would be different, the chances of pop stars taking control of their own destiny would be greatly lessened, and Mike Nesmith holds the patents for the technology that makes all of those ‘second life’ games you like so much possible.

This rollicking cover of their “99 Pounds” is available on a Monkees covers album I did called “Good Clean Fun”, which is available as a free download here: http://marcwithac.bandcamp.com/album/good-clean-fun-marc-with-a-c-sings-the-monkees

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#FBF to Marc With A C’s Secret Show from Orlando Nerd Fest

Did you miss this? Based on the difference between the number of people in the world versus number of people in the room, there’s a good chance you did/ Geek World Order has you covered, though!

An acoustic version of “You’ve Got This Curse”. A song written in 2003-ish, released in 2009 and eventually used in a play that - to my knowledge - not many people saw. I had a great time doing the play, and my role involved me performing my songs in a dialed-down manner, but I really got into it.

The physical “release” of the soundtrack was only ever available at the play itself, and probably won’t come out again on anything you can put on your shelf. Though I think it’d be really cool if we could restage it sometime. Wallflower Theatre, I’m looking in your direction.

You can download the soundtrack to “Sex Times Three” for any price you want here: https://marcwithac.bandcamp.com/…/music-from-sex-times-three

Three years after it’s release, “Motherfuckers Be Bullshittin” just became the #1 album on the Bandcamp vinyl pop chart. Thank you so much! (And “Normal Bias” at #4 is nothing to sniff at, either!)

It’s probably got something to do with everything in my merch store being 50% off until midnight EST tonight. Discount code is “blackhole”, entered at checkout. You can take advantage here: https://marcwithac.bandcamp.com/merch

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’mma go hear one of my songs used in a movie on the big screen and stuff. Today is starting off a-okay

Three years after it’s release, “Motherfuckers Be Bullshittin” just became the #1 album on the Bandcamp vinyl pop chart. Thank you so much! (And “Normal Bias” at #4 is nothing to sniff at, either!)

It’s probably got something to do with everything in my merch store being 50% off until midnight EST tonight. Discount code is “blackhole”, entered at checkout. You can take advantage here: https://marcwithac.bandcamp.com/merch

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’mma go hear one of my songs used in a movie on the big screen and stuff. Today is starting off a-okay

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Two people have tagged me in this picture today alone - I’m pretty sure this is just a joke on the internet and doesn’t happen in real life. Search twitter for the words “Marc” and “Cark” to see how many people repost the same joke over and over. ‘scrazy. I can assure you it’s never actually happened to me, but maybe I’ve been lucky to be surrounded by non-idiots? 

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Two people have tagged me in this picture today alone - I’m pretty sure this is just a joke on the internet and doesn’t happen in real life. Search twitter for the words “Marc” and “Cark” to see how many people repost the same joke over and over. ‘scrazy.

I can assure you it’s never actually happened to me, but maybe I’ve been lucky to be surrounded by non-idiots? 

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EVERYTHING in my merch store is 50% off until Sunday, 11:59 EST. Discount code is “blackhole”, entered at checkout.

Had to decline an invitation to a party. Decided to do it in song form. Now I’m sharing it with you.

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

I Hope They Call Me On A Mission

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

I love commercial jingles. Often, these are “legit good” songs that we cast aside and turn our noses up at for selling a product. I’m speaking on a pure craftsmanship level, of course. I collected covers of my favorite jingles from the Wrigley’s corporation into the shortest EP ever. You can download it for absolutely no money at all here: http://marcwithac.bandcamp.com/album/actual-bubblegum-pop

You hear that, Wrigley’s? Free advertisement. Please hire me. Or send me some gum.

As many of you know, I’ve been in a band called Claire and The Potatoes for nearly the last two years. We’re breaking up. Our final show is on November 12th at The Geek Easy in Orlando, FL That’s the short version. I’ll tell the long one some other time. Or maybe broken up in installments?

This is our final single. It just came out today, and you can download it for any price you want.

Jim Myers wrote the lyrics, I made up the other parts based on a riff we were jamming on, and we whipped it into shape as a band. What’s it “about”? Jim would have to tell you. I have my own suspicions, but it’s too early to tell. I think that hindsight is going to say more about the music that we made than I ever could. Not that it was super earth-shattering, just that there was a lot more going on than you might have gleaned from casual listens. (Remember, I’m a big fan of concept records.)

I should wax poetic about the breakup, but it’s too sudden. I haven’t had time to process any feelings, and there are hardly any feelings to wade through: there is no acrimony and we’re all parting as great friends.

But what does this song say to you, dear listener?

Farewell Claire

In general, I don’t get sports - though I’ll watch curling or boxing if it’s on at someone else’s house. I didn’t set out to not like them. In fact, I’ve been called out for “being difficult” due to not liking the same things that everyone else does. Trust me, if I had the ability to flip that switch and go along with popular opinions and hobbies, life would be a whole lot easier. I’m just wired differently.

This short song is a list of the only things I notice when watching a football game. I can’t see beyond them - and the start/stop nature of the “action” - to enjoy it as a communal activity. I accept in advance that I will not be invited to your Super Bowl party.

This song hails from a neat little EP called “Recorded Sound”. You can acquire it for any price you’d like or buy it on CD here: http://marcwithac.bandcamp.com/album/recorded-sound