Friday, November 18, 2005
tomorrow is marc brown's 68th birthday, i bring it up today because i dont wanna forget.
mc brown, the inventor of the internet, world ski jump champion, he who cracked the divinci code, and the man who gave nirvana a chance and thus broke them on college radio.
born on a dinghy off the seattle sound, marc was swallowed by a whale and expelled off the sandy beaches of santa barbara where he befriended a volleyball and named him grungy
he lived on campus point beach for several years until the isla vista foot patrol discovered that he didnt have a permit for his bonfire, and after failing to pay his citation, arrested him and the judge sent him to ucsb for four years of hard time.
with good behavior he did five.
while in college he was the music director of the radio station. this was the magical time of the late 80s when hip hop, rock, metal, punk, and pop melded and bore a new music "grunge" a term mc brown bestowed on the joyful noise that was best represented from his hometown label, sub pop, in honor of his volleyball friend.
his popularity spread througout the campus and in 1990 he ran for associated student president, with help from his pals at the daily nexus, where he had become a media darling, occasionally writing music columns and opinion pieces, he won in a landslide. but always the pranksters, the nexus reported that he had only garnered 69 votes, a curious number but symbolic since it was the number on the LA Raiders football jersey that he was often caught ripping off his svelt frame and twirling above his head while dancing atop a picnic table at the local pizzeria, pizza marc's, which many believed he owned.
and then he adopted a rap persona, mc brown and released the cult classic "mc brown goes to college" which was followed up with the smash hit "mc brown goes to night school". the green 7" singles were huge along the central coast, and peru.
since then marc has traveled the world, dated models, rock stars, and homeless women. he has started his own web design company with such clients as paramount pictures, rupaul, and most recently triumph the insult comic dog. who says affirmitive action doesnt work?
the macarthur park loft that is now his office is so badass that hipster mag Dwell featured the inside of his pad and if you look closely in the first portion of Kill Bill you will see his garage as pretending to be the hospital garage where Uma finds the Pussy Machine.
founder, president, and inventor of Buzznet, the latest in blog technology that allows people to share pictures that theyve either taken from their digital cams or phone cams, marc continues to influence and feed off the ever-changing world of the internet like it aint no thing.
we are lucky to have marc brown in our collective lives.
which is why, when Thor Garcia finished his first book of short stories, he dedicated it to tommorrow's birthday boy.
and why when you read this website and blog, you will see homages and praise doled out freely and lustingly in his general direction.
please join me in celebrating in mc browns birthday by either visiting his frequently updated blog, creating a buzznet account, pouring a gold bottle of boones farm on the ground like you just dont care.
wwmbd + marc at an art opening + the mc is a great photographer
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