Know Your Blogger: Marxy on Marxy

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Marxy (on right) sometime in the early 90s.

I often avoid spilling personal details onto my blog, but lately I’ve felt that it’s important for my readers to get a better sense of where I’m coming from. To remedy this problem, I’ve put together this self-conducted interview. I hope it is illuminating.

What’s the deal with all the Naughty by Nature references on your blog?

I like to have the O.P.P.-ortunity to get Treach-erous.

Treach was the head guy in Naughty by Nature, right?

Thank you for ruining that joke.

I heard that you were asked in an interview at the age 16, if stuck on a desert island, what historical personage would you like to be stuck with, and you answered, “Woodrow Wilson.”

Yes, that’s true, but it made sense at the time.

According to the LA Times, you are some sort of cross-cultural blogger, chronicling the difference between Japan and America. So, I have to ask: What’s the deal with chopsticks?

Economic determinism.

W. David MARX (Marxy)
April 19, 2005

Marxy wrote a lot of essays back on his old site Néomarxisme. This is one of them.

8 Responses

  1. porandojin Says:

    hehe … you looked like Christy Turlington

  2. dzima Says:

    John Gonzo and J. Marxy.

  3. dzima Says:

    Dinosaur Jr.: here’s another band that never really had any appeal to me, I just put it in the same bag as Sebadoh and You Am I. Convince me I’m wrong.

  4. dettol Says:

    check out dino jrs first three albums that have just recently been re-released on merge records for a revision lesson in guitarness.

    bug is one of the most under appreciated albums of the Nineties. they also happen to be the only decent band so far booked on this years fuji rock festival.

  5. rrose Selavy Says:

    Dino Jr, was incredibly influential to many British “shoegaze” bands. Kevin Shields sites J. as one of him main inspirations at the time of Loveless.
    The raw, droney feedback sounds hid beautiful pop melodys. Give it a second chance dzima!
    oh, and the original line up including Lou is supposedly playing at Fuji.

  6. dzima Says:

    Sonic Youth tends to hype about both good and bad stuff so I just thought Mr. J. was in the second group. For example, Lee Ranaldo released You Am I from Sydney to the world, and they are a completely boring revivalist guitar pop band. I admire SY much more when they claim to like Merzbow or Vinko Globokar.

  7. rachael Says:

    hmmm, i on the other hand am a very big fan of you am i circa hi fi way. the way they combined “revivalist” guitar pop with 90s tunings and an unpredictable live show is a winner, and songwise i have never gotten sick of listening to cathy’s clown. looking back, maybe for me it’s all caught up in the haze of their popularity in australia at that time, but i would argue for good reason.

  8. odot Says:

    thank you for the photo.
    may jay m. bless you in eternal happiness.