No Kisses, No Cameras — corrected.

The first Max and the Marginalized song was “No Kisses, No Cameras”, about the ban on photographs at Dover Air Force Base when flag draped coffins were returning from the combat zone. The official line was that it was out of respect for the fallen, but anyone with a hint of a brain knew it was to hide the cost of the war from the public.

It’s heartening to see the insulting and disastrous policies of the Bush administration get rolled back as we enter the age of Obama. Today the Pentagon lifted this ridiculous ban. We rerecorded “No Kisses” last week – enjoy the rough mix.


Chris Rakestraw = Funny Guy

Fri. Feb 13, evening:
INT. Garage Pizza, Freddy vs. Jason on TV.

Max: Who wins, Freddy or Jason?


Sat. Feb. 14, evening
INT. Studio

Max: It’s cool, you know I’m pretty adept at writing lyrics on the fly.

Chris: That must be a really tiny pen.

Recording update

So, we’re making a full-length album. We’re keeping a few of the earlier recordings but mostly rerecording songs. We didn’t really know going in which ones we were going to do but we had to start somewhere:

I have to say, it was a big feeling of accomplishment to see how many damn songs we’ve done and to realize that I don’t hate any of them.

Anyways, we did whittle it down, and we will soon reveal which songs made the cut.

Here’s Chris Rakestraw, who’s producing and engineering this thing, with Jon, who’s listening back to his drum trucks with a much more serene look than Chris:

Jon recording:

I don’t have any pics of me or Dave yet, but Dave will be back to sing background this weekend so more photos, to come. I’m off to go sing and play guitar some more now. We’ll keep you posted.

Music blogging at Crooks and Liars

Hi everyone!

Sorry for the slowdown. We’re recording an album next week so we’ll be action packed soon.

In the meantime, I’ve been doing little music blogs at Crooks and Liars at their Late Night Music Club, check them out!