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Marcus Unlimited Musicland 0720-2009

Posted in 1 by marcusunlimited on July 21, 2009



Marcus Unlimited Musicland 0720-2009

Originally uploaded by marcus_utilis_amicus

New music art from Marcus Unlimited.

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Monday July 27, 2009 Thoughts and Feelings:

Posted in 1 by marcusunlimited on July 21, 2009

1. Okay so a few students have signed up for the Student Artist program and we are already working on their/my next album. It is quite challenging but fun to write songs that must work from every age and gender. (Try it you’ll be surprised how challenging that is.)

2. I’m testing, planning, sketching etc’ing, different ideas on how to present the multi-launch albums through youtube. Of course my new best friend Twitter will be involved (please follow if friendly:  http://www.twitter.com/marcusunlimited )

3.  This past week was the big Modesto heat surge that magically drops during our famous street concert X-Fest. I didn’t go this year, to hot and so close to the studio anyways.  So loud, so many people, more trendy artists than serious musicians most of the time, that’s ok just not my scene.

4.  All of my new followers on Twitter seem really cool but some of them are very very extra cool. Saying positive’s about our music, and the Marcus Unlimited YouTube channel ( http://www.youtube.com/user/marcusunlimited ) I think I like twitter over other social networking tools because it doesn’t interfere with my work as a Neo-Operattist.  Twitter is more about announcing, and presenting, and even sharing than tweeking the profile. Twitter is more like: do something great, then tweet it!:) Simple, smart, cool!

5.  I’ve thought about how fun it would be to get a sizable advance to compose, arrange and produce my ultimate singing composer album of pop, classical crossover tunes.  Many of the great works in history have had some sort of commision or advance behind them. I mean come on, think about it, imagine George Lucas trying to pull of Star Wars with no budget, piecing together ideas and throwing out scene after scene to deal with “what’s on hand.” One must be able to make use of what one has, but,  we must also be realistic about what will result out of something carved from mud, and something carved from the finest polished marble.

6.  I think the heat has been having a tiring effect on me.  I must have napped 2 or 3 times on Saturday. I did notation for a while which is normally mentally tiring but afterwords I sat in a chair and woke up like an hour later going… “Duuuuuuuuuhhhhh.” Then I thought; “Hey, why not go for a brisk walk to wake myself up?”  …so I opened the door and took one step outside into the 105 degree heat and had another thought: “Hey, why don’t I NOT go for a walk, instead I’ll drink a gallon of ice water and sit back down in the chair.  I woke up an hour later…again???

7. I’ve had visions of starting an academy. Something about Applied Vocal Arts, relative to Modern or new use of the classic Italian operatic method I’ve been taught. Where the students also learn how to make money as artists, similar to the Marcus Unlimited Student Artist program I just launched but on a bigger level. I’ll keep letting it swirl around in my mind.

8. Recently fallen in love with Philip Glass’s music of Koyannisqatsi. I didn’t get his must when I was a kid, but now I not only get it I am amazed by it.

9. Also, John Adams “Nixon in China” neo-opera is amazing. Love the minimalist driving progressions and funny text placement such as; “so smo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oo oth!” only those who have heard or seen that scene from it will get that last line. They have parts of it on YouTube and it is absolutely amazing. { http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Tv3hrZmcEk }

10.  Enjoying the artwork in Spectrum 15 collection as well.

Did I mention us on Twitter?

http://twitter.com/marcusunlimited

See you there:)

Hope you have a great week, try to stay cool. I wonder what its like in the Arctic this time of year?

~Marcus:)

Alice in Wonderland “At The Riverbank”

Posted in 1 by marcusunlimited on July 19, 2009



Alice in Wonderland "At The Riverbank"

Originally uploaded by marcus_utilis_amicus

Alice in Wonderland “At The Riverbank”

Hi friends,

I’m not sure what will become of this but here is a minimalist arrangement of the opening scene to Alice in Wonderland.

In the meantime:

Us at YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/marcusunlimited (Please look listen and subscribe.)

Us at Twitter: twitter.com/marcusunlimited

and our current discography. Your purchases of our music help me to buy groceries and eat food:)

Thank you,
~Marcus:)

Uploaded by marcus_utilis_amicus on 18 Jul 09, 9.23PM PDT.

Haiku ~ On The Horizon (Variations of,)

Posted in Haiku by marcusunlimited on July 17, 2009

On the horizon~ a new day for you and I ~ reaches for heaven

On the horizon ~ a new day for you and I ~ rises like the sun

On the horizon ~ a new hour for you and I ~ to dream and to fly

: All you can dream of ~ all you could ever wish for ~ is quite possible

: All we really need ~ is a moment and a dream ~ and we’ll have it all

Haiku ~ I Can See The Grail…

Posted in 1 by marcusunlimited on July 17, 2009

I can see the grail, the true reason for our quest, now I ask for strength.

the Marcus UNLIMITED Discography

Posted in 1, Blogging by marcusunlimited on July 17, 2009

(as of Summer 2009)

All of the following highly acclaimed albums and or singles were composed, performed and produced by Marcus Unlimited. These albums share a worldwide fan base of a million plus very satisfied listeners and several thousand (and growing:) very satisfied purchasers. Why, because Marcus always puts the audience first. I hereby invite you to become a V.I.P. member of our awesome audience.

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New Releases:
Marcus Unlimited New Releases at iTunes.

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Harmonious Haiku (Neo-Classical New Age Jazz / Possible comparisons; Brian Stokes Mitchell, Josh Groban, Luther Vandross, Bryn Terfel, David Sylvian (w/Ryuichi Sakamoto) and more.)

Your one of a kind vocal and sound design album wherein advanced classical voice training all the way through to soft vocal jazz tones are used to place the listener in a fantastic audible world of wonder.

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/mjcu

http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playListId=128841992

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CHROMATICUS Album One “Introducticus” (Your original relaxation music. Soothing and elegant sound design, fits comfortably alongside your favorite Enya, Vangelis, Eno, and Jarre albums.)

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/chromaticus2

iTunes:  http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playListId=252364549

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CHROMATICUS Album Two “Geologicus”

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/chromaticus4

iTunes:  http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playListId=252364941

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CHROMATICUS Album Three “Hydroicus”

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/chromaticus3

iTunes: http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playListId=252364628

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The P.E.P., Positive Energy Power+Up

Your acclaimed, super hi-powered continuous mix of some of the most upbeat exercise and energy boosting music you’ve ever heard.

http://cdbaby.com/cd/pepowerup

iTunes: http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playListId=252425655

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YMU, Yoga Music Unlimited

Your Yoga Music! One of a kind Yoga Music. Every note and sound on this album was designed from the ground up per specifications set forth by many Yoga professionals worldwide.

http://cdbaby.com/cd/ymu

iTunes:  http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playListId=252464370

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I ask that I get the chance to provide you with an ever expanding, life enriching compliment of musical works over the many years to come:)

To all of the wonderful fans, and to those fans who have purchased and continue to purchase our music and inspire me with so many wonderful comments of praise and thanks for these works I say, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU:)

All the best, because YOU are the best,

~Marcus UNLIMITED:)

MU ~ Haiku / You Are My Solace

Posted in Blogging, Haiku by marcusunlimited on July 12, 2009

You are my solace

In my moments of sorrow

my light in darkness

Kyrie Eleison ~ Alpha Beta Gamma Pen & Ink

Posted in 1 by marcusunlimited on July 5, 2009



Kyrie Eleison ~ Alpha Beta Gamma Pen & Ink

Originally uploaded by marcus_utilis_amicus

Kyrie Eleison ~ Alpha Beta Gamma Pen & Ink

Here is a recent sketch / pen and ink for a set of teacher student collaborations. I’m not sure if I will use this and color it on the computer or if I will use this for reference and completely rebuild it on computer.

The title “Kyrie Eleison” is used in many churches and mass settings including the Latin mass, however it is interesting that even though all the other text in a Latin mass is Latin, the phrase Kyrie Eleison is of ancient, pre-religious greek descent. Thus the numbering in Greek.

The number code is simply the first three notes of the main melody of the song. The first, second and third aka: Alpha Beta Gamma. http://www.mlahanas.de/Greeks/Counting.htm

It is also interesting that the word Chromaticus I had believed I had conceived and created based on combining my own first name and the word “Chromatic” as in Chromatic scale of music.

Then come to find out the word Chromaticus is a very ancient word that means sound and light, NEAT!:)

cdbaby.com/cd/chromaticus3

You may also be wondering why in the world there is a sideways door on the right and the little house seems like its own drawing. That is because the two images on the right hand side are for two different side scenes and because of how many parts alot of the projects I create end up being, I like to have as much as possible all on one page for reference. Kind of like a master blueprint.

Thanks for viewing.
~Marcus:)