Friday, July 5, 2013

First/Last-Adam Marsland


"The Owl and the Full Moon, the latest from Los Angeles, California-based singer/songwriter/musician/producer Adam Marsland uplifts - but only after several harrowing detours into the depression Marsland intermittently suffered from since 2005.  "It started with this illness that never got diagnosed properly and never quite cleared up, though it got a lot better," Marsland said.  "It made me sluggish and sometimes it was hard to hear, and it really messed with my social life.  I did get better but then every time I tried to make it back out into the world, something seemed to knock me back into my hole.  I still did good work, but in terms of my life, somewhere along the line, I lost my confidence and ability to move forward." The Owl and the Full Moon is his first album in three-and-a-half years, and first since he abandoned his fifteen year career as a singer/songwriter in favor of behind-the-scenes production and sideman work."

Check out Adam at his official Website, Facebook, ReverbNation and MySpace. If you are in the Strip District tomorrow hanging out waiting for the Deutschtown Music Fest to begin, stop by The Leaf and Bean around noon to catch Adam perform songs from his latest album, "The Owl and the Full Moon". Big ups to him for taking a few minutes to participate in this edition of First/Last.

The first album you ever bought?
Elton John's “Greatest Hits”.

Your last album bought?
The Beach Boys, “The Smile Sessions”.

Favorite album of all time?
“Scream Loud! The Fenton Story” or maybe Marty Robbins, “Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs”.

Least favorite/most disappointing album?
The High Llamas, “Gideon Gaye”. Carl Wilson did this already, guys.

First concert attended?
Three Dog Night. Chuck Negron came into my studio last year and I told him this. He wasn't impressed.

Last concert?
The Monkees at the Greek with Michael Nesmith.  Monkees 4 Geeks.

Favorite concert ever?
Richard Thompson. Made me want to learn to play the guitar properly.

Least favorite concert?
P.F. Sloan. Made me want to break the guitar over his head.

Any thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
We had the best show of the ‘Carl and Dennis Wilson Tribute’ tour there, at the Rex Theatre in 2006. It's a wonderful town. But I have never had sex there.

Thanks, Adam. I see you have a later show in Lock Haven, so I guess that's another missed sex opportunity in Pittsburgh...

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