Long ago, in December 2012 there was a guy named Keven who leaned in closely and spoke the words "My birthday is coming up... do you know what I want?"
I stepped back and looked cautiously at him
"I want a Marlon CD" he said.
Today, A year and two months later, on his birthday the CD is complete as a collection of stupid songs about death and love. In some cases both at the same time.
Dedicated to my favorite neckbeard.
released February 22, 2014
All writing(except Holy Grail) and performances done by Marlon Barnes Jr. and recorded on his Thinkpad in Audacity.
Holy Grail was written by Jay-Z, The Dream, and Justin Timberlake
Special thanks to anyone who develops free software, my guitar Janis for always being there even when I couldn't play her, God and my parents for making me and making me feel like I should make things, Whoever invented paper, Ryan Wolanski and anyone else who offered to record me who I never got back to, Kory Adams who's helping me record my next one, Cody Wolfe for the How to Build a Flying Saucer prompt, Matt Barabasch for the "Franny's Gotta Dance" idea, Fran Galeazzi for being the reason anything good exists in the world, Laura Hemmenway, Raymy Krumrei, and Dan Bern for teaching me how to write and encouraging me to continue, Michelle Navarette for giving me a place to play pretty much being my first and biggest supporter. What is this, an Oscar speech? thanks Russia, for being crazy, Mike Mondok, the Nickbots, friends, anyone who talks to me
and of course, Kevin Chenoweth for being a good friend and giving me a realistic deadline.