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October 1, 2011 7:02 PM   Subscribe

Marian Call, Alaskan singer-songwriter known for I'll Still Be A Geek When Nobody Thinks It's Chic, has released Something Fierce, a fan-funded album. Listen to the whole thing. Lyrics and liner notes. Listen to her previous albums, Got To Fly and Vanilla.
posted by NoraReed (12 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
A college band where I went to school was named "Something Fierce".

Totally not relevant, but an odd coincidence.
posted by Windopaene at 7:10 PM on October 1, 2011


It's pretty good, but I'm only buying it if it comes in a carbon-neutral digipak made from post-consumer recycled materials.
posted by joannemullen at 7:11 PM on October 1, 2011


Thank you for making this post. I love Marian Call. Got To Fly is a great album because it works on its own and then if you've seen Firefly it works on another level.

I'm only buying it if it comes in a carbon-neutral digipak made from post-consumer recycled materials.

I saw her at Tommy Doyle's in Cambridge, MA (home of the MeFite Geeks Who Drink!) and I bought a digital copy of one of her CDs. It consisted of a card with a code on it for downloading the album and then you could plant the card and it would grow wildflowers. It was probably the hippiest thing I've ever seen in my life. I thought it was kind of neat.

Also, she plays the typewriter at her shows!
posted by bondcliff at 7:20 PM on October 1, 2011 [5 favorites]


I haven't listened to this in the least yet, but I'd like to say that I've found or re-discovered many, many favorites via FPPs, so thanks for taking the time to post. Even if your favorite band sucks, it's still nice to know that they exist sometimes....
posted by nevercalm at 7:22 PM on October 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


Yeah joanne I mean. That is basically what she do (we got the same plantable card bondcliff did).

Ze BF an' me saw her (and in fact first heard her music) at a house show put on by a friend a while back! It was such a cool, wonderful, intimate way to see a concert, we loved it a lot. She is a very nice lady that does a lot of audience interaction.
posted by kavasa at 7:28 PM on October 1, 2011


Marian is extremely awesome. That is all.
posted by Gridlock Joe at 7:56 PM on October 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


> It consisted of a card with a code on it for downloading the album and then you could plant the card and it would grow wildflowers. It was probably the hippiest thing I've ever seen in my life. I thought it was kind of neat.

Fantastic.

Also: She is playing in Seattle next Friday, I might have to pickup tickets and go up for a show.

Listening to it now: This is awesome.
posted by mrzarquon at 8:14 PM on October 1, 2011


I don't know how it happened, but I followed her on Twitter before I knew who she was. We had several nice conversations before I realized she was Actually Kind Of Famous, and I was pleased to discover that I like her work.

I regret that circumstances conspired to make me miss her show when she was on her 50-state-seat-of-the-pants-tour.

Yay Marian Call! It's good to see good people do well.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 8:16 PM on October 1, 2011


It's pretty good, but I'm only buying it if it comes in a carbon-neutral digipak made from post-consumer recycled materials.

BREAKING: joannemullen is actually Cartman.
posted by joe lisboa at 8:18 PM on October 1, 2011 [3 favorites]


XLNT. I'm glad it's (apparently) becoming possible for musicians to make a living playing music, without the involvement of the traditional labels. My next concert will likely be a New York subway band that I heard about from a friend back East. I bought their CD direct from them through Band Camp, and -- whaddya know -- they're on their way through town next month. Maybe Ms. Call will come to Portland too!
posted by spacewrench at 8:20 PM on October 1, 2011


Damn, I just realized I'm going to seattle weekend after next.
posted by mrzarquon at 8:26 PM on October 1, 2011


She kinda looks like Ruth Wilson on Luther, it is kinda freaking me out.
posted by Ad hominem at 8:57 PM on October 1, 2011


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