Neophile: Max and the MarginalizedAugust 17, 2008
Continuing with what I promise to be a short-lived political theme…I’m a little late coming to this, in several senses. I was introduced to Max and the Marginalized by frequent guest blogger Scott, who sent me an MP3 of “It’s Awkward When Bad People Die,” a song written in response to Jesse Helm‘s death. Max and the Marginalized are the house band on liberal news site, The Huffington Post, posting a song every week. Don’t let their self-description as ‘political’ turn you off. Frontman Max Bernstein presumably learned about speaking truth to power in the cradle – his father is journalist Carl Bernstein, of Watergate fame. But his entertainingly catchy, sing-a-long songs reflect his maternal lineage; his mother is legendary rom-com screenwriter Nora Ephron. You can catch up on Max and the Marginalized songs to date by downloading their songs on a pay-what-you-will basis from their website.