Power to the People

I had this great moment on Monday night in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood. I was headed to a couple shows and ended up hanging out with Thaddeus and Davis at the High Dive. Well, that was the second great part of the evening. The first great moment of the evening occured while walking down the street with a friend. A guy stopped me and mentioned that he was super excited about the new Maktub album -- I believe his name was Alex (hey Alex!). And that got me to thinking about how awesome this album is that we've recorded. Artistically it's spot on for us -- Maktub making music in our own environment. That is, in Seattle, quick 'n dirty, with the help of friends. Having all our people who like what we do (some people use the word "fan" to describe this type of person -- I think of them as friends or supporters) involved in the process.

So anyway, back to the meeting. Alex and I shook hands. I thanked him and when I told him that I was excited too, I felt like a Maktub supporter myself. After all I kicked in $50 for a MARC7 membership and as a fan of the band (which I happen to play in) I get excited about hearing the album. So, thanks to you Alex for making me feel special on a Seattle street and reminding me why we all got on board with this wonderfully crazy album in the first place: because we're both supporters and members of Maktub and we like making music for people like Alex.

UPDATE (Aug. 7): Alex saw this post and hit me up on myspace today. Turns out Alex is theZim (longtime Maktub supporter and forum poster). His band, Daybreak, deserves props too -- so say hello, add them as a friend and all that jazz-ma-tazz. Thanks, Alex.

7 comments

  • Matt Brown

    Matt Brown

    I saw Thaddeus at the High Dive that night, but I missed you and Davis... damn! You didn't happen to catch any of The Endeavors' set while you were there, did you?

    I saw Thaddeus at the High Dive that night, but I missed you and Davis... damn! You didn't happen to catch any of The Endeavors' set while you were there, did you?

  • Daniel

    Daniel

    Hey Matt -- I stayed through Sean Smith w/ Mike Stone & Thaddeus on bass (around midnight) then headed home.

    Hey Matt -- I stayed through Sean Smith w/ Mike Stone & Thaddeus on bass (around midnight) then headed home.

  • Matt Brown

    Matt Brown

    Aha! If you're near the High Dive again next Monday (Aug. 13th) come and check out Daybreak. That NadaMucho webzine I interviewed Reggie for back in '02 hosts New Music Monday there every week, and I was planning on seeing Alex's band... It would be cool to see you there, whether we get to talk about the status of my fifty dollar investment, summer in Alaska or just have a beer and watch some live music within a few feet of each other. Cheers!

    Aha!

    If you're near the High Dive again next Monday (Aug. 13th) come and check out Daybreak. That NadaMucho webzine I interviewed Reggie for back in '02 hosts New Music Monday there every week, and I was planning on seeing Alex's band...

    It would be cool to see you there, whether we get to talk about the status of my fifty dollar investment, summer in Alaska or just have a beer and watch some live music within a few feet of each other. Cheers!

  • jacob cache thurston

    jacob cache thurston

    simply awesome. alex is one of my close friends, and i know that it must have meant a lot to him to be mentioned here. obviously, daniel, the encounter has boosted your enthusiasm. by the way, it was great to see you and thaddeus and davis and everyone else at high dive that night of kent's birthday. also, you guys are not the only ones excited about the new album. we (fans and friends) are all eagerly awaiting the release. big props to Maktub. big props to TheZim and Daybreak.

    simply awesome.
    alex is one of my close friends, and i know that it must have meant a lot to him to be mentioned here. obviously, daniel, the encounter has boosted your enthusiasm.
    by the way, it was great to see you and thaddeus and davis and everyone else at high dive that night of kent's birthday.
    also, you guys are not the only ones excited about the new album. we (fans and friends) are all eagerly awaiting the release.
    big props to Maktub.
    big props to TheZim and Daybreak.

  • Daniel

    Daniel

    It was a big boost to bump into Alex simply because it reminds me that people are excited about the album and pushes us to get the mix done and out there. Okay, I won't turn this into a honey-drenched lovefest (queue the John Towner Williams string section swell). Oh -- and happy belated 30th to Kent. Later, Jacob.

    It was a big boost to bump into Alex simply because it reminds me that people are excited about the album and pushes us to get the mix done and out there. Okay, I won't turn this into a honey-drenched lovefest (queue the John Towner Williams string section swell).

    Oh -- and happy belated 30th to Kent. Later, Jacob.

  • Jared

    Jared

    I think the feelings of excitement are being experienced by all of us. MARC7 is one of the coolest ideas ever. Buying records and concert tickets is fun and gives you a sense of supporting your favorite music, but MARC7 goes beyond that in a way that is direct, personal and tangible. I love it and even brag about it to my friends. Thanks for letting us be part of the effort.

    I think the feelings of excitement are being experienced by all of us. MARC7 is one of the coolest ideas ever.
    Buying records and concert tickets is fun and gives you a sense of supporting your favorite music, but MARC7 goes beyond that in a way that is direct, personal and tangible.
    I love it and even brag about it to my friends. Thanks for letting us be part of the effort.

  • Kevin

    Kevin

    I was working on the new album art this weekend - the MARC7 names look dope in the liner notes ;)

    I was working on the new album art this weekend - the MARC7 names look dope in the liner notes wink

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