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We’re baaack!

Hey everyone,

We’ve moved our site and redesigned it. More changes are likely on the way, but it was time for a site that was easy to update and a new look.

Feel free to roam around and let us know in the comments if there’s anything wrong – broken links. There may be some in blog posts, since the blog was moved as well and I’m just too damn lazy to go back through 4 year old posts to fix them ūüôā

We’re working on a new CD – as usual, mixing is taking longer than anticipated because, well… Bob’s a perfectionist! And hooray that he is, because that’s why the music is so freaking awesome ūüôā

Big news – we’re playing a show TOMORROW, July 20 from 6-9 pm. We’ll be at the Concerts in the Courtyard series at the Regal Center in Simi Valley. Super easy to get there. Take the 118 to Tapo Canyon, and there we’ll be!

Hope to see y’all there!

Concerts in the Courtyard Regal Center, Simi Valley Saturday, July 20 6-9 pm 118 Fwy at Tapo Canyon Simi Valley

Concerts in the Courtyard
Regal Center, Simi Valley
Saturday, July 20
6-9 pm
118 Fwy at Tapo Canyon
Simi Valley

Bob, Page & David
(and Lori, aka mctclover)

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2 Gigs and a plea for charity

Hey all,

We are playing 2 gigs – one on September 12 at Blue Ultralounge in Agoura Hills at 8 pm.

The next is at the Relay for Life in Simi Valley from 11 to 1. Be there, walk, and fight to cure cancer! Donate, sponsor a walker. Bob’s wife is walking… Donate here: http://main.acsevents.org/goto/loris

More updates to CD-buying goodness

Hey y’all… just wanted you to know that we are adding more links to download our albums every day. Note right there on the left <<<< that you have some links to buy the new Love & Respect CD. If you go to the album listing on our web site, you can see the current places that each CD is available for download.

One other thing… we played a party the other night in LA. Just wanted to post up a vid of¬†Love and Respect live.

Re-Mastered & Re-released

Way back in 1993 two amazing musicians got together and recorded some tunes and printed some CD’s. They called themselves, Mary Carves The Chicken. Well, those CD’s have been sold out for a while. But now, thanks to the magic of the internet, Mary Carves The Chicken’s self-titled first CD is now available at your online music stores.
Sure, you’ve heard “2 A.M. In Texas”, “Bad Hair Day”, the classic “Goldfish In A Blender”, and crowd favorite “Girl Who Cuts My Grass” before. But this is remastered, sounds amazing and will take you back to the place when you first heard them.
So go to your online music outlets and get MCTC’s very first album. The self-titled CD “Mary Carves The Chicken”.
Keep checking back because we’re currently re-releasing “Welcome To Hollywood” with the song Simi Valley, “MCTC 3” with the song Shoulda Thought About It, & “Critically Acclaimed, Number One, Smash
Hit, Triple Platinum, Debut Record” with the tunes Half Empty & Come On Over. Those are set to go live online very soon.
Also, Page Jackson’s solo CD’s will be released online also as well as Bob & Page’s other project “The Muddflaps, featuring Gretchen Bonaduce & Chris Doohan” 4 song EP.
David’s other project “Country Gone Awry” should be releasing their 3 song EP soon also.
So MCTC and all our side projects should be available for everyone to enjoy very soon.

A long and overdue post

Hey guys,

Let me start off by saying, yes, we’re still around. We’ve been working on some new material that will rock your socks off. We’ve also been playing here and there, but it’s been few and far between gigs.

Our last gig was interesting to say the least. We were scheduled to play the KHAY radio benefit for Children’s Hospital. A very good cause. We showed up an hour before our start time, which was 10:00. Page was sick as a dog but managed to pull himself out of bed to play. Well, 10 o’clock came and David’s other band “Country Gone Awry” had not even taken the stage yet. And they were scheduled to start at 9:15. By 11:00pm “CGA” finally went on stage but there was still another band to go on after them and before “MCTC”. Meanwhile, Page was getting worse with his flu and the radio station basically, gave us the choice to wait it out or cancel our performance. With Page being that sick it was in the best interest of Page’s health to cancel. It was disappointing but it had to be done. We apologize for that.

We are playing at the Blue Ultra Lounge again on June 20th. We’re playing along with the, “safest rock and roll band”, The Muddflaps w/ Gretchen Bonaduce. This is a fun group of guys (and gal) and you might recognize one of the guitar players and bass player as our very own Bob & Page.

If you haven’t picked up a copy of “Love & Respect”, why haven’t you? It’s available on Itunes and most of the other online music stores. Come on!

We’ll try not to be so¬†long between posts.

See ya at Blue,

Bob, Page, & David

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……..

IT’S FINALLY HERE!

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.