Popular Music

by Marc With a C

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about

In order to better serve you as an “entertainer” and “recording artist”, Marc With a C took it upon himself to ask a series of market research questions on various social media networks. He’d then let the results influence the direction of this record. Some took the queries seriously, others took part in a pastime known as “trolling”. Marc made no distinction between the two types of responses, and is happy to report the following: as you, the listener, have already said that these are things you would enjoy, we feel confident in saying that Popular Music is The Best Album Of All Time.

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released February 5, 2013

All songs written, performed and produced by Marc With a C

Additional Vocals on "The True Story Of Triforce Mike" by Cap Blackard and Hex

Art by Cap Blackard

A big thank you to Nicole Sirdoreus for putting up with the insane amount of work it took to make this album a reality. Also, thanks to you for listening to this record.

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Marc With a C Orlando, Florida

Marc With a C was born at a very young age. He's been making lo-fi nerdy pop jams for about fifteen years now, and his latest album is called Unicorns Get More Bacon. He's been featured in Wired magazine, has won the Orlando Weekly award for Best Indie Act in 2003, 2010 and 2011, has played major festivals such as Athens PopFest and Nerdapalooza, and his live shows are sweaty pop workouts. ... more

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Track Name: Popular Music
Everybody in this sports bar knows the words to this song
It’s AC/DC; “You Shook Me All Night Long”
And all these girls become bi-curious after a couple drinks
They’re making out with people they’ll avoid for a few weeks

But lest you think that I’m stuck up, I like popular music
This song can’t be popular until you decide it is

Some clubs won’t do all ages, there’s only adults at the show
So I’m singing for drunk adults but what do adults know?
If you don’t like children, please just don’t have kids
But don’t tell them they can’t come and hear popular music

But lest you think that I’m stuck up, I like popular music
This song can’t be popular until you decide it is

This has all been nothing more than a soundcheck.
Track Name: The Proper Amount Of Snare
I've got the proper amount of snare in my headphones now
I've got the proper amount of snare in my headphones now

At first I couldn't hear it so we turned it up
I figured since we spent about a million bucks
To rent this place
We could afford a second take

I've got the proper amount of snare in my headphones now
I've got the proper amount of snare in my headphones now

The levels were okay except for the snare drum
And instead of taking bout it ad nauseam
I bothered to say
I need the level raised

You might have thought it sounded fine
You might like low snare in your own spare time
But thanks to that engineer
Now I can hear

(The drum, drum, drum)
(It’s not quiet at all and I can hear it all. Thanks for turning it up.)
Track Name: DJ Danny Treanor
These are the hits you won’t forget until I bring the heat to all my minions
These are the hits you won’t forget ‘cause I’m a superstar in this trailer park

Where the girls are wearing those ugly shorts
Bright orange and looking like a soda pop
Layin’ on a towel while the honey drips
Saving all the tabs from their Sunkists

It’s always 1983 when you’re rockin’ out with me
It might be pyromania but I’m not foolin’ myself

These are the hits you won’t forget until I bring the heat to all my minions
These are the hits you won’t forget ‘cause I’m a superstar in this trailer park
And whatever you do don’t forget that there’s no such thing as a lukewarm front
And whatever you do don’t forget that there’s no such thing as a quite storm

When I’m spinnin’ all the hits from the TDK
Savin’ all the kids from the garbage pail
True blue babies I’m comin’ for you
With the sound of yesterday today
With the sound of yesterday today
With the sound of yesterday today

It’s always 1983 when you’re rockin’ out with me
It might be pyromania but I’m not foolin’ myself
I’m not foolin’ myself
I’m not foolin’ myself
Track Name: Obedience
They tried to train us but they ultimately drained us
Now they’re trying to blame us for not trying
But we did what we were told since we were a few days old
And now we’ve got nothing to show for our obedience

They tried to derail us while claiming to educate us
Now they’re trying to save us by changing their rules
But we did what we were told to survive and get old
And now we’ve got nothing to show for our obedience

But if we borrowed some of their money, they said we could work and give it back
But now they can’t afford to pay us and we can’t afford the shirts on our back
While they drink champagne and laugh

They tried to ignore us but they ultimately implore us
When they try to floor us, we’re not running
But we did what we were told since we were a few days old
And now we’ve got nothing to show for our obedience
But we did what we were told to survive and get old
And now we’ve got nothing to show for our obedience
But we did what we were told to buy the future they’d already sold
And now we’ve got nothing to show for our obedience
Track Name: Brand New Thing
I wanna tell you ‘bout my brand new thing
(Marc, tell us what you’ve got, c’mon and tell us ‘bout your brand new thing)
I know that I get excited a lot
But it’s chock full of integrity, it’s the source of all my self-esteem
So I wanna tell you ‘bout my brand new thing

I gotta tell you ‘bout my brand new thing
(Marc, tell us what you’ve found, c’mon and tell us ‘bout your brand new thing)
Well it’s the coolest thing around
It makes googley eyes at a hippie fist, and if it had a lisp, I guess it’d talk like thith
And I wanna tell you ‘bout my brand new thing

Well, I got no ulterior motives to write a song and sugarcoat it
Anyone can do that but it won’t be I
Well, my brand new thing is gonna make you smile, I’m so glad that it is mine
And I wanna tell y’all bout my brand new thing

I came to tell ya ‘bout my brand new thing
(Marc, tell us what it is, c’mon and tell us ‘bout your brand new thing)
It’s the reason that I exist
I guess it’s my raison d’etre, it signs it’s letters Squeaky Fromme
And I came to tell y’all ‘bout my brand new thing

Well, I got no ulterior motives to write a song and sugarcoat it
Anyone can do that but it won’t be I
Well, my brand new thing is gonna make you smile, I’m so glad that it is mine
And I wanna tell y’all bout my brand new thing

You wanna hear about my brand new thing?
(Marc, tell us what it could be, c’mon and tell us ‘bout your brand new thing)
Between you and me
Though it makes me wanna scream and shout, it’s too personal to sing about
So I won’t tell y’all ‘bout my brand new thing
No I won’t tell y’all ‘bout my brand new thing
Track Name: Free Bird
In case you haven’t heard I’m giving away a bird
I only got one but I’m telling you son
That I’m giving away a bird

Well I’m sick of cleaning out this cage and I was tempted to let it fly away
But one man’s pain can be another’s gain
You can take this bird home today

It’s totally free to the nth degree
I just need to breathe
Could you relieve my avian allergies?

I’m giving away a bird, a loving home is preferred
You don’t have to be rich, just fill his birdseed dish
And you got yourself a bird

It’s totally free, that’s my decree
I’ll say grazie
If you’ll just relieve my avian allergies

In case you guys ain’t heard, I’m giving away a bird
It’s totally free to take my parakeet
Yeah, I’m giving away a bird.
Track Name: Daddy, Make The Sun Come Out
I’ve been looking for a patch of grass to lay down on
I’ve been looking for a place to lay down in warmth
Daddy, make the sun come out
Daddy, make the sun come out

Everything is scarier when I’m outside
There’s loud noises and lots of cats but there’s no light
Daddy, make the sun come out
Daddy, make the sun come out

If you go first I’ll come with you, but you must lead
But it don’t work because the day is through and next to you I’m small and weak

Everyone wants security and a sense of pride
I just need you to protect me and a little bit of light
Daddy, make the sun come out
Daddy, make the sun come out

If you go first I’ll come with you, but you must lead
But it don’t work because the day is through and next to you I’m small and weak

I believe you can change it all, so I look to you
I don’t think there’s anything that you can’t do
Daddy, make the sun come out
Daddy, make the sun come out
Track Name: Slick And Unused
I was young and weak and naïve back when I sold you out
And ever since I got caught I’ve sworn that you can trust me now
And I know what that sounds like, I’m sure you have your doubts
The itsy bitsy waifdoll learned from the waterspout

So curve around to camera city into the place where girls ask guys
And that’s where you’re gonna learn the dreams of the everyday housewife
Do we want to share the weight of cleaning kitchen knives?
Oh better yet, we can wait and discuss it when we die

And when I die and you’re dead too
In the afterlife we learned from Sunday school
I will finally tell the truth
And you’ll no longer be slick and unused

To all the girls in camera city and all the girls in the trailer park
And all the boys with the pickup trucks that never leave the parking lot
With the giant KC lights, you’re gonna have your day
When that all too mobile home finally starts and you drive away

And when I die and you’re dead too
In the afterlife we learned from Sunday school
I will finally tell the truth
And you’ll no longer be slick and unused
Track Name: DIY
Everybody’s got the right to cut off their own wrists
And then just dance around unable to make a fist
Oh, but it’s hard to cut off the other after the first is gone
Now how you gonna hold the knife to sever flesh from bone?

Sometimes it’s hard to be DIY
Sometimes it’s tough to do it yourself
Sometimes it’s hard
Track Name: Whack Jite
When I’m a white man singin’ in a black church I don’t even get nervous
Cause the lord is the lord and the lord says
“Sing! Make a joyful noise unto thee”
But the neighbors don’t like rehearsal
And you can hear them screamin’
“Calm your slappy ham”
“Calm your slappy ham”
But they don’t know that the lord is the man

It’s a Tuesday night but I’m a Sunday Driver, I’m in no hurry
When the lord wants me somewhere faster, I will accelerate for thee
They hear me sermonizin’, the lord is my co=pilot
“Calm your slappy ham”
“Calm your slappy ham”
Cause they don’t know that the lord is the man

I give the preacherman my ovation, I’m tithing my donation
Cause the lord is the lord but the lord ain’t free, I’m payin’ for reservations
Me and the congregation, transubstantiation
“Calm your slappy ham”
“Calm your slappy ham”
Cause you know that the lord is the man
Track Name: Dickpuncher III: The Dickening
If you’ve got a message and you want it to stick
Find that recipient and punch him in the dick
Punch him in the peen, this is Dickpuncher 3
It’s the Dickening!

If you’re mad at a lawyer from [name redacted]
Gotta punch that lawyer right in the vas deferens
Say it’s from me, this is Dickpuncher 3
It’s the Dickening!

Give a knuckle sammich to his beef bayonet
Beat his tallywhacker senseless with an alto clarinet

Do you know somebody that really makes you mad?
Well, treat his baloney pony just like a punching bag
Hurt his family tree, this is Dickpuncher 3
It’s the Dickening!
Punch him in the weenie, this is Dickpuncher 3
It’s the Dickening!
This is Dickpuncher 3, it’s full of vitamin C,
It’s the Dickening!
Track Name: The True Story Of Triforce Mike
I knew a guy named Triforce Mike and every time I was in his line of sight
He would say “hello” and touch my balls
This is a very true story and I considered calling the cops
Homeslice loved to touch me there and I would beg him to knock it off

He touched my balls a lot, He touched my balls a lot
And he would grab my sack down at A Comic Shop
He touched my balls a lot, He touched my balls a lot
Mike would touch my balls every chance he got.

He threw up at one of my shows and it cleared the floor
But when he got it all out, well then he got right back up and started dancin’ up a storm
This is a very true story, one that I’m kind of embarrassed to tell
But what can I say? He was all about my testicular shell

He touched my balls a lot, He touched my balls a lot
And he would grab my sack down at A Comic Shop
He touched my balls a lot, He touched my balls a lot
Mike would touch my balls every chance he got.

No head play, no shaft play, it was ball-thirty
All horse play, no foreplay, if he touched your balls you gotta sing this with me
He touched my balls a lot, He touched my balls a lot
And he would grab my sack down at A Comic Shop
He touched my balls a lot, He touched my balls a lot
Mike would touch my balls every chance he got.
Track Name: The End Of Popular Music
Thank you for listening, I know you’re distracted
And it’s so hard to focus nowadays on just one thing
We’re all entertaining the rest of our friends
There’s no swell in popularity, there’s only global trends

We’ll talk about you talkin’, we’ll write about you writing
A self propelling atmosphere of snakes eating their tails
There ain’t no use complaining that there’s no regional taste
When there’s a level playing field, no one else watches you play

We’ve all got an album about to drop
We’ve all got a blog about what’s hot
The only thing we need is a little attention
And somebody to listen, somebody to listen (to us)

Someone has to think it, so someone can repeat it
And someone can retweet it so you know that they agree
Someone has to comment so you can follow up
Someone has to think something so there’s independent thought
Someone has to kill the formats, someone has to kill the things
So that when the kids get grounded, there’s no albums to take away

We’ve all got an album about to drop
We’ve all got a blog about what’s hot
The only thing we need is a little attention
And somebody to listen, somebody to listen (to us)