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.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

More funny math from CNN

"1 in 8 casualties from Iraq have been taken by residents of Texas and Ohio".

US Population: 303,477,000
Texas Population: 20,851,820
Ohio Population: 11,353,140

This means that 1 in 9.4 people in America live in Texas or Ohio... and while I'm always glad to see the news media actually admitting that the war matters to people who actually can think past their own economic situation, I'm sure that about half the states are taking casualties that are only 17.5% above it's population percentage. Anyways back to work...

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