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.
For all the flack I sometimes give this era of my career, this track (which I hope you’ll listen to in it’s entirety) proves that on a good night? Marc With a C & The Malk could fuckin’ slay . Sadly, we just weren’t built to last.