Welcome to Max and the Marginalized's page/blog, etc. We are a political band in Los Angeles. We write and record a new song every week (as of this writing we've been doing this for 32 weeks straight), always about something that week which we find worthy of our protestations. All the songs are available for download right here.

The idea is simple, really. How can bands claiming to want to make a difference write a song about, say, ending the war and then hold on to it to make a perfectly polished recording of it for their album which will come out in a year, secretly and shamefully hoping the war lasts until then so their song, marketed properly, will still be relevant?

We don't have any interest in that. We write songs about things that are happening now, record them, and release them with the hopes that they can be a small part of a big conversation that leads to real progress.

All of our songs appear on The Huffington Post with little blogs accompanying them explaining what they are about. Those can be found right here. We are also on MySpace like every other band in the universe, but are trying to move the operation to the non-Murdoch world at our Facebook Page.

Lineup: Max Bernstein - guitar + vocals. Dave Watrous - Bass. Jon Ryggy - Drums. Our friend Max Waker is a recording engineer and makes cartoons.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

All the songs we've done so far

So I just started doing the blog over here as opposed to just on MySpace because I'm trying to gradually move this band out of Murdochland, and I'm also aware that people who aren't teenagers aren't that into MySpace. Thus, I'm putting all of our songs here as well. This player has all the songs that were from before this week. This band was born 20 weeks ago and we've made a song a week since then (one of them is just a Youtube song response to the State of the Union - the rest are all full band.)

We've tried to capture something that was happening that week or at least around that time in each song - for all the lyrics and explanations behind each song click here for the big PDF.

Here are the songs (for "The Flute of False Choices", see the blog below.) All new songs will have their own posts. There are 17 songs in this player, if you put the mouse over it others magically appear.

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There are download links at www.myspace.com/maxandthemarginalized.

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