Thursday, August 30, 2007

A conversation about Empty (Hollow Version) on todays podcast.

A podcast with us discussing the way we wrote and recorded our song Empty (Hollow Version) is up. You can hear the whole song on yesterdays podcast.

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Marqui Adora

"Hope you like our new direction..."

This one is for Howard.

It's time...

Stippers For Ron Paul (Tucker MSNBC)

Don 't Suggest Salad

Imagine this being the start of a week...




From 2 years ago.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

We've posted Empty (Hollow Version) to the podcast feed.

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Marqui Adora

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Monday, August 27, 2007

Saturday, August 25, 2007

A conversation about Songbird on todays podcast.

A podcast with us discussing the way we wrote and recorded our song Songbird is up. You can hear the whole song on yesterdays podcast.

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Marqui Adora

"Hope you like our new direction..."

Bill Maher's documentary on religion.

Mother Teresa doubted the existence of God...




More here: CLICK

Imagine someone professes belief for so many years and is used as an example of a true believer even after her death. Then you find out she didn't have that much faith...

Do you:
a) Realize this means a person you admired for their faith was in fact lacking such and reconsider your own faith in things that make no fucking sense.

b) Decide her continuing to push her faith even when she doubted makes her a liar and worthy of contempt.

c) Think she was more holy.

d) Say, "I fuckin' knew it!"

The Wing Cries Mary-Jimi Hendrix

Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.

Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Ultimate best man speech.


ULTIMATE BEST MAN SPEECH

We've posted Songbird to the podcast feed.

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Marqui Adora

"Hope you like our new direction..."

Kissing Hank's Ass?

Thursday, August 23, 2007

A conversation about Don't Panic on todays podcast.

A podcast with us discussing the way we wrote and recorded our song Don't Panic is up. You can hear the whole song on yesterdays podcast.

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Marqui Adora

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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

We've posted Don't Panic to the podcast feed.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

A conversation about Do Anything on todays podcast.

A podcast with us discussing the way we wrote and recorded our song Do Anything is up. You can hear the whole song on yesterdays podcast.

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Saturday, August 18, 2007

Islam In Europe

The Cure 'A Forest'

A nice article about how The Cure recorded A Forest.

CLASSIC TRACKS: The Cure 'A Forest'

Friday, August 17, 2007

A conversation about Everything That Makes No Sense on todays podcast.

A podcast with us discussing the way we wrote and recorded our song Everything That Makes No Sense is up. You can hear the whole song on yesterdays podcast.

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Marqui Adora

"Hope you like our new direction..."

But with a chainsaw....

Thursday, August 16, 2007

We've posted the song Everything That Makes No Sense to the Podcast feed.

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Marqui Adora

"Hope you like our new direction..."

And a new fetish was born...

redandjonny on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

redandjonny

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Puppies




A conversation about Away on todays podcast.

A podcast with us discussing the way we wrote and recorded our song Away is up. You can hear the whole song on yesterdays podcast.

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Marqui Adora

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Russians love their fucking country and win prizes for it!

The Denver Post provides all the proof you'll need!

Moscow - A Russian region of Ulyanovsk has found a novel way to fight the nation's birth-rate crisis: It has declared Sept. 12 the Day of Conception and for the third year running is giving couples time off from work to procreate.

The hope is for a brood of babies exactly nine months later on Russia's national day. Couples who "give birth to a patriot" during the June 12 festivities win money, cars, refrigerators and other prizes.

Ulyanovsk, about 550 miles east of Moscow, has held similar contests since 2005. Since then, the number of competitors, and the number of babies born to them, has been on the rise.

Russia, with one-seventh of Earth's land surface, has just 141.4 million citizens, making it one of the most sparsely settled countries in the world. With a low birth rate and a high death rate, the population has been shrinking since the early 1990s.

In his state-of-the-nation address last year, President Vladimir Putin called the demographic crisis the most acute problem facing Russia and announced a broad effort to boost Russia's birth rate, including cash incentives to families that have more than one child.

Ulyanovsk Gov. Sergei Morozov has added an element of fun to the national campaign.

The 2007 grand prize went to Irina and Andrei Kartuzov, who received a UAZ-Patriot, a sport utility vehicle. Other contestants won video cameras, TVs, refrigerators and washing machines.

Faith is believing something you know ain't true. Part 1-The paranormal

onegoodmove: The Enemies of Reason - Paranormal

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Holiday?

We've posted the song Away to the Podcast feed.

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Marqui Adora

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Cleanse fold and...

Wow!

Monday, August 13, 2007

A conversation about Empty on todays podcast.

A podcast with us discussing the way we wrote and recorded our song Empty is up. You can hear the whole song on yesterdays podcast.

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Sunday, August 12, 2007

We've posted the song Empty to the Podcast feed.

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Marqui Adora

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Seems like a very rational well thought out argument for not invading Iraq...

YouTube - Dick Cheney '94: Invading Baghdad Would Create Quagmire

Saturday, August 11, 2007

A conversation about White Buildings on todays podcast.

A podcast with us discussing the way we wrote and recorded our song White Buildings is up. You can hear the whole song on yesterdays podcast.

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Friday, August 10, 2007

What is a podcast? A brief explanation..

The internet is cool.
Real cool.
And it has stuff.
Lot’s of stuff.
And some of that stuff is real cool...

But if you want to see the really cool stuff on the internet you have to go and find it. Podcasts are a way for cool stuff to find you. Podcasts can be video files, audio files or pdf files that contain anything the podcaster decides they want to show to their subscribers. And they are FREE!

By subscribing to The Marqui Adora Podcast you’ll receive a peak behind the scenes as we write and record new songs, get some Web Freebies and information about and recordings of our live shows.

The easiest way to get our podcast is to subscribe through iTunes using THIS LINK. (If you don’t have iTunes on your computer you can get it for free by going HERE.

Click subscribe after iTunes opens and shows you our podcast page on the iTunes store. You'll Notice that the latest episodes will be downloaded immediately. If you want to get older episodes you can click the GET button or to get all the available episodes push the GET ALL button.

(Please note: You don’t need an iPod to listen to podcasts. All that you need is the iTunes software and a computer. That being said, iPods are great for listening to podcasts while doing other things.)

The iTunes store also has a directory of podcasts for you to check out and more subjects then you would believe.

No really.

I'm not kidding.

Anything.

You can find podcasts about cooking, making things, tech news, making home movies better, learning a language, movie reviews, science news, golfing, call in shows, politics, religion, skepticism, ect...

So look for a podcast on your favorite topic and you'll find you are not alone. (And if by chance one doesn't exist then you could be the one to make it!)

-Tooker
Marqui Adora

P.S. HERE is a good site to learn more.

We've posted the song White Buildings to the Podcast feed.

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Marqui Adora

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Thursday, August 09, 2007

A conversation about Die In A Disco on todays podcast.

A podcast with us discussing the way we wrote and recorded our song Die In A Disco is up. You can hear the whole song on yesterdays podcast.

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Six reasons to BUY music that you like but have downloaded for free.

Six reasons to BUY music that you like but have "downloaded for free".

1-Regardless of your initial intention to "try out" a piece of music, you've moved on from trying something to regularly consuming it. (Like going to a market offering free samples of food items on toothpicks and liking the free sample enough to deciding to eat several meals a week based on a trip to the free sample table.)

2-If you like only one song out of the ten on an album you now have a chance to vote for that direction with your wallet in a way you couldn't 5 years ago. Musician are very interested to know which of the songs people like and the surest measure is where they will show that support with 99 cents. (If you really like it when the blues band did a 10 minute prog rock epic you should let them know so that they don't just move on to just writing more standard blues.)

3-With bands that aren't on major labels it is no longer true that the band won't see most of the money from a record. Today when you buy 2 or three songs from any site like Fuzz or iTunes the band is making the same amount as they made when the entire CD was sold on a major for $15. So yes, your 99 cents makes a difference for them. (Just think of it as buying the band a 6 pack of beer when you buy a whole album of ten songs. Who wouldn't want to buy a band they like a few beerz.)

4-Don't pretend you're doing anything but stealing. You're taking something unearned and enjoying the benefits of it without paying the cost. (Just because it's a file on a computer doesn't mean it doesn't have an owner. If a hacker stole your bank card information by making a copy of a file on your computer I don't think you'd argue that he had a right to do so since you've still got that file on your machine and all he did  was made a copy of it when he's emptied your bank account.)

5-It's 99 cents.

Really.

Just 99 cents.

In Miami you'll spend $10 to buy one beer at a bar on South Beach. And that's after you've paid $15 to get in and $15 to park. (I think 99 cents for a song you love is a true bargain in every way.)

6-Don't be a dick. If the music collection you love so much hasn't been paid for you are a dick. Or possibly an asshole. Is that what you want to be? (Make it uncool for your friends to be thieves.)

-Tooker
Marqui Adora

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

We've posted Die In A Disco to the Podcast feed.

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Marqui Adora

"Hope you like our new direction..."

The new Garageband is cool...

But I'm rockin' the sheep beats!

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We have a brief chat about our song The March on todays podcast.

A podcast with us discussing the way we wrote and recorded our song The March is up. You can hear the whole song on yesterdays podcast.

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Monday, August 06, 2007

Why you should be subscribed to the Marqui Adora Podcast feed. FREE STUFF!

Before we start...

If you've got iTunes then CLICK THIS LINK!

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I'll wait...

Really...

I'll be right here....


Okay, you've clicked the iTunes link right?

(If no then go start reading at the top again, if yes then you may continue reading this.)

Today at Marqui Adora HQ we decided to post all the songs so far completed (and future ones as well) to our Podcast feed. We've posted the first song, The March, and it's free for you to distribute with only two catches.

1-Each song will have a short audio tag from a member of the band.

2-If you like the song we ask you to please show it and buy our music at fuzz.com or other stores listed on our website. (The marquiadora.fuzz.com site in particular is a good choice since you can get a higher quality MP3s for only 99 cents with no DRM.)

Every other day for the next few weeks we'll be posting one of the songs and the days between each we'll be posting a brief podcast about the previous day's song.

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-Tooker
Marqui Adora

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Bite Sized Bonus-A music podcast you should check out!

We like GD's podcast a lot. He plays good music and has played us a few times to boot.

He's played us on these episodes:

418-Die In A Disco
419-Don't Panic
420-White Buildings
421-Everything That Makes No Sense

CLICK HERE to subscribe with iTunes.

CLICK HERE to visit his site.

Check out the show and see if it's a good fit for you.

*Podcasters are supporting us so we want to support them!*

-Tooker
Marqui Adora

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Sunday, August 05, 2007

Questions for fans of The Nightwatchman on the message of the music.

This is my opinion.

Please remember that like assholes everyone has one so you don't have to take mine personally it's just mine and doesn't have to be yours.

To start with I am not a fan of Rage Against the Machine. I liked some of Tom's guitar parts but I always felt like the music they wrote never made the transition from riffs to songs. Like a meal with a lot of good sauce but little of the stuff the sauce is suppose to come with.

Audioslave was okay by me because I was an early/middle  Soundgarden fan and Audioslave was closer to that energy then later Soundgarden was in my opinion. I wasn't moved to buy the music but I didn't turn it off if I heard it on the radio or TV so I can say I grew to appreciate him as a guitar player more.

His Nightwatchman stuff doesn't appeal to me. I appreciate the effort to write striped down acoustic blues protest music in the age of electronics and Pro Tools but I can also say it falls well short of moving me like Johnny Cash or older blues guys like Muddy Waters or even the Robert Johnson recordings.

If I'm right, he's going for an extreme message to make a point much like Chuck D of Public Enemy does in songs like By The Time I Get To Arizona or Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos.

The message feels less then authentic to me for a few reasons.

-He's writing the whole song in the first person as a character speaking to the listener. (to make them more intimate maybe)
-He's performing them in the first person as if he is the man himself who has written the songs. For comparison Chuck D will use first person and tell other parts of the story as a witness or uninvolved reporter. (For my money this helps make the message more firm and can pull the listener in more.)
-He's performing the songs in a "style" of a protest singer instead of letting each song be itself.(Listen to Tom Waits to see that you don't need to use just one character and style to use characters.)
-We the listener know that this is really a guy who's played in a really big rock band more than once so it's hard to believe he is a murderous revolutionary seeking out those who committed the wrongs for the "little guy" when we know he's been to Harvard. For me the affect is similar to the Chris Gaines thing that Garth Brooks did a few years ago in that an attempt to make something seem authentic actually makes it loose some of it's credibility since it's core message is dishonest to the circumstance it's being told in. Even if the song is good the gimmick might turn off the listener from giving it a listen.


My questions for the fans of his music:

1-He's a socialist (or maybe communist) right?

2-His Nightwatchman persona is focused on expressing his far left social and political ideas right?

3-As I understand it he wants to add a voice of rebellion and protest for the current age is this correct?

4-If his politics and revolution message are the point of the Nightwatchman, why doesn't he have any songs that are downloadable for free here on Fuzz or elsewhere? And why doesn't this make you feel, as I do, that the message is not somehow cheated? (Please explain this as fully as you can.)

5-If it's because he released the album under contract with a label that won't allow it then why hasn't he posted any recordings of the open mic shows he's played then? Or more to the point if the message of social revolution is his the motive why didn't he release them for free under a creative commons license?


My reason for asking these question has to do with the fact that I am a libertarian and disagree with most of his message but I'm okay with him saying whatever he wants, whenever he wants, to whomever whats to hear it but the central theme of his Nightwatchman work seems to be focused on the messages of the communist revolutionaries throughout mans history and I can't help but wonder it's truly authentic on his part. And if it is then I will be slightly worried since I think those revolutions might have been inspired by the ideas of equality but there ultimate results were misery, pain and death without regard to who fell victim to the fight.

To me his character of The Nightwatchman is a villain. Not a hero to himself or anyone he claims to be fighting for since how can being unjust fix any injustice?

Prince John was a tyrant.

Robinhood was a thief.

One does not justify the other regardless of which side you are on.

Two wrongs are just that, wrong.

Robinhood didn't stand up to the Sheriff of Nottingham and stop him until much later. Instead he provided the justification for more misery to the people he was trying to help. Robinhood re-enforced the system of oppression and became a key part of it. So be sure to ask yourself was good Robinhoods goal? Was justice? Or did he fight a wrong by encouraging more wrongs?

The character of The Nightwatchman idolizes murderers and seeks to commit the same.

He wants the chaos of a revolution. (like Iraq maybe)

Does that sound like a hero to you?




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If you're a book and movie nerd this should excite you like it did me.

AICN EXCLUSIVE! Has Frank Darabont Started Casting FAHRENHEIT 451?! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news.

Frank Darabont directed Shawshank Redemption, one of the few movies that was a great adaption of a Stephen King story, and now he just finished working on The Mist, which is another Stephen King story.

His next project will be a new movie version of Fahrenheit 451.

If you've seen the old version and read the book you might be thinking why?

I was thinking of all the scenes that they didn't use in the other movie that they could do now in very cool ways as almost a variation on THX1138.  With some not so subtle commentary on our current HD TV culture. The hard part would be casting the lead actor but if AICN is right then I'm not worried at all. Tom Hanks could easily play Guy Montag.

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Saturday, August 04, 2007

Our ugly mugs!



Marqui Adora from left to right: Danny Ashe, Joe Shockley, John Tooker, Howard Melnick

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Flock is my new favorite toy!

As my love for the really cool web browser Flock and its webbynesstitude has grown I was forced to move my mostly dead blog from iWeb (which I still think is really cool but not fully featured yet) to this here place...

So for a little while this blog will have weird posts as I copy them over and correct the dates.

Google has also made me a convert to using their online google apps for documents to share with the rest of Marqui Adora. Joe and I nerded out editing spreadsheets the other day. I would not have thought you could have a use for social spreadsheet documents but now I believe!

If you have a gmail account you should try them out.

If you don't have a gmail account go make one already!

It's FREEEEEEE!

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Kung Fu Monkey: The CORE, bitches!

Kung Fu Monkey: The CORE, bitches!

The core is a movie I've enojoyed watching more times then I'd care to mention. If you've seen it before here's a blog from one of the writers of it. (He also wrote the first draft of Transformers.)

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Friday, August 03, 2007

Surviving Without Subsidies - New York Times

Surviving Without Subsidies - New York Times

Another reason I want as little government as possible. Stagantion of new ideas.

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Thursday, August 02, 2007

YouTube - Nerd Lap Dance (Uncensored Version)

YouTube - Nerd Lap Dance (Uncensored Version)

I was just thinking of this song and found the unedited video...

"While the government is sounding like strippers to me...""

NOT SAFE FOR WERK!

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YouTube - Orgazmo Geddy Lee Rush

YouTube - Orgazmo Geddy Lee Rush

Rush and South Park!




Best Bass Player?






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