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.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Download and Donate

Download and Donate:

Brand new! Get the Marginography! All 20 songs and lyric sheet pdf in one big zip file. Suggested donation of $10 but if you want to just take it, then take it. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD "MARGINOGRAPHY".

All the songs are available individually for download! I am offering these for quasi-sale on The Honor System. Here's how it works (my thanks to Juliana Hatfield, NOT Radiohead, for this idea):

You can download, share, whatever you like. I have a little paypal donate button and ask that if you can, please contribute so I can keep doing these songs - I don't have a studio setup so I spend $200/week at an inexpensive studio to do these so every little bit helps! If you can't afford to pay anything, don't worry about it - I just want people to be able to have the songs. If you have more cash than you know what to do with and have gotten a lot out of these songs then please help out. iTunes charges 99 cents a song, I think that 50 cents a download is a good and fair suggestion.


1. Standing In The Driveway Holding Cardboard In The Rain

2. Even When It Ends It Won't Be Over

3. No Kisses, No Cameras

4. Dana, Dana

5. The Experts

6. Weeknights At Six

7. Banner Year

8. When The Markets Do Their Thing

9. The Only Way Out Is The Exit

10. Lectures For The Dying

11. When The Dog Who Keeps On Eating Things Throws Up

12. How the CIA Stole Xmas

13. The Business of Disregard

14. I Like You More The Day Before

15. Black and White and Red All Over

16. Here Come The Incidents

17. The Lucky Ones

18. The Flute of False Choices

19. Museum of Mistakes

20. Two Peninsulas

In many browsers, just clicking the links will open the files in a media player. To download, right-click or control-click the links and select "save link as" or "save target as". Thanks so much! Please donate if you can.

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