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Blue Ultra Lounge & Happy Holidays

Well, the numbers were small but loud. MCTC was scheduled to play a 45min set. But the band scheduled to go on after us cancelled. So, we got to play 90mins. That was fun. We played songs we weren’t expecting to play and even when we were done, the sound guy said “play a few more”. Who were we too disappoint? All in all it was a fun night and judging by the crowd, most of you missed it. We’ll forgive you. It was a Thursday (and cold) night right before the holidays.

Now, we’re going to take a little holiday break (I know, we’ve been on break for 2 years). If you haven’t picked up the new CD, it’s available online at any of the music download sites. We wish everyone a Happy Christmahanukkwanzza, Happy New Year and we’ll see you on the other side of the calander.

Cool time in Simi Valley

Happy Holidays to everyone. MCTC played a Toys For Tots Drive in Simi Valley yesterday and we had a ton of fun. The Marines collected over $500 in cash and filled numerous boxes and a Humvee with toys for needy children. We had a blast and the weather was great. It wasn’t 85 degrees but on stage it felt like it. It was great to see so many familiar faces out there rockin’ out to some new tunes and a few old ones also. We played for about an hour and can’t wait to play next week at the Blue Ultra Lounge in Agoura Hills.

Hope to see some more familiar folks out there.

Hey Anne, book your flight and come out to see us!

No way! A new post from MCTC? Yep.

We know, it’s been a while since we posted a blog. We’ve been busy, trust us. We played a 15 minute semi-acoustic set for KHAY radio this past Saturday. KHAY was hosting a benefit for our troops. They were collecting pre-paid phone cards to send to our troops so they can call home for the holidays. All it took was the first song of our set to get the radio station and the folks at the benefit hooked as new MCTC fans. The song we used to hook them………”I Don’t Mind A Girl (with a couple extra pounds)” then “Days A Wastin'”, “Jackrabbit Run & Persuaded” from the new CD and finished with “Simi Valley” because afterall, we played in Simi’s sister city of Thousand Oaks. We gave out bumper stickers and a few CD’s of Love & Respect. (Yes, we now have CD’s) But give us sometime to have our webmaster general update the site with our online store. If you can’t wait for the physical CD to go on sale, go to Itunes or Rhapsody or wherever you download music and buy it. Then we’ll let you know when we’re ready with our online store, so you can buy the physical copy also and give that as a present. The gift of music is “A Beautiful Thing” (why is that in quotes? Look at the track listing for Love & Respect on our music page and you’ll get the joke) That’s it for now.

Oh wait, not done yet. MCTC is playing at the Toys For Tots concert at the Simi Valley Town Center on Dec. 2nd. That is open to the public, just bring an unwrapped toy for some lucky child. We go on around 12:30.

We are also making a guest appearance at Fairfax High School’s Christmas show to play a few MCTC original holiday tunes. I know what your thinking……MCTC holiday tunes? Yep. Page wrote one last year called “Christmahannakwanza” and this years offering is “Santa Clause In Blue”. One holiday song a year. So be ready for MCTC’s new 10 song holiday CD in 2015.

And now that the CD is done, MCTC is gonna hit the scene and play some shows, so be sure to check the webpage or myspace page for upcoming shows. I think the recording break was a little longer then we expected, so be prepared to get ROCKED by us because we have alot of rockin out to do.

Until then……..


Ok everyone,

The time is finally here! The brand new 16 song CD by Mary Carves The Chicken titled “Love & Respect” is available now for download purchases. Now, we would love to give all our friends and family free copies but that’s not possible. We’ve spent a lot of hours away from our families, not to mention a ton of cash for studio time, mixing, mastering, and all the in-betweens. This has been MCTC’s biggest project to date and a labor of love for Bob, Page, & David. We are extremely proud of the work we have done on it as well as the hard work that Samur at Mad Dog Studios and Pete at Universal Mastering have done to give you the best CD we could possibly give you. We have spent the better part of 4 years writing these tunes. Together, the three of us have rehearsed, arranged, changed, and added our own style and talent to make each song on this CD a little bit of ourselves.

So where can you get the CD? You can get the CD at Itunes, Napster, Rhapsody, MusicNet, eMusic, or Sony Connect.

For the old fashioned folks who like a physical CD, be patient. They should be availiable in about a month or so.

Please go to one of these sites and have a listen to what we’ve been talking about the past year or so. You won’t be disappointed. And if you like what you hear, please, please, please tell your friends and family and tell them to tell their friends and family and so on and so on.

We hope you enjoy it.

Much love, David, Page & Bob

New Songs! New Songs!

4 brand new songs from our upcoming CD “Love and Respect” have been added to our Myspace page! Just to give you all a little taste of what we’ve been working on. We know it’s been a while, but we wanted to give you the best CD MCTC possibly could. We’re only giving up 4 songs before we release the CD. OK 5, if you count the one somebody leaked, but due to the fact she’s the official “keeper” of MCTC, we wouldn’t dare say anything to her about it (more sucking up). But hey, that’s more then most bands do. They release only one song before their CD comes out. And their CD’s only have 11 or 12 songs at most. We’re giving you 16! And while you’re looking over our myspace page, check out the new pics from our rooftop party in Downtown LA, studio pics, and one pic that’s a new spin on the legendary MCTC pic from way back in the day. Our webpage should be updated in the next few weeks or so with songs and photos also. That way you don’t have to run all over the web looking for us. Not that you all aren’t running around the web anyways. We’ll keep you posted.

Thank You Nelson!

Thank you & Happy Birthday to Nelson. Nelson is a friend of Page’s (Now a friend to all of us) Who invited us to play his birthday party……on the roof of his 10 story apartment building over looking all of downtown LA. This was truly an amazing place to play and if you want to see some pics, go to our myspace page and check them out. Nelson can throw a party let me tell you. He kept our beer flowing and food coming. Thanks again to Nelson and everyone who was there. It was a incredible evening, that none of us will ever forget.


Hey Everybody! MCTC’s country music alter-ego, Double-Wide, will be featured on KHAY in Ventura (FM 100.7) this Friday night, Feb. 2nd. The show is called “15 Minutes of Fame” and they will play an interview with Page, as well as a couple of songs from the Double-Wide album “Critically-Acclaimed, Number-One, Smash Hit, Triple-Platinum Debut Record.  Unfortunately, they don’t do streaming internet feeds, so unless you are local, chances are you won’t hear it unless we record it and post it… hmmm………:twisted:

The show starts at 9:00 pm, and we should be on about 9:20, give or take a few minutes. Also, if you like our country stuff, we’ve posted some country tunes on our MySpace site.

In other exciting news, we are done recording our newest album of 16 songs. We are in the process of mastering, and will be burning CD’s soon!! Gigs will follow!!

Oh, and hey – we sent our very first newsletter out today. If you didn’t get it, boohoo for you! What are you waiting for? Sign up to get it already! There’s a link on the left sidebar of The Blog, or you can just do it here.

Thanks for all your support :lol: