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BaconCheddar
02-14-2011, 10:18 AM
But you better get familiar.
Taken from my blog,
http://mind-spew.blogspot.com/


Okay is an indie-pop band from Fremont, California and is the side project of Dilute's Marty Anderson(below), who is the only fully permanent member of the band.

http://www.quickbeforeitmelts.com/images/okaymartyanderson.jpg


I first stumbled upon this band when I was watching a happy medium by buster O'shea, thats where I first heard the song
YouTube - ‪Okay - Tragedy‬‏ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFVupRrth1I)
And Their song panda was used in John Motta's part.
YouTube - ‪Panda - Okay‬‏ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNVYxz3DhYY)

And then of course I looked on youtube, and listened to the following
YouTube - ‪Okay - My‬‏ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYAjY7qi6oI)
YouTube - ‪Okay - Natural‬‏ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGUDtjytG-A)


And from then I acquired all three of his albums.
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41JxI-4B-hL._SL500_AA300_.jpg
High Road - http://www.mediafire.com/?oykmzlamwzs

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/510VkzHpnQL._SL500_AA300_.jpg
Low Road - http://www.mediafire.com/?mfc5rxm5biu

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/315HJjfmfQL._SS300_.jpg
Huggable Dust - http://www.mediafire.com/?5xgmz9o292m


Marty Anderson's voice is kind of an acquired taste but I find it unique and interesting. He was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, which is basically a chronic stomach disorder that has kept him confined to his home and connected to an I.V. on an almost hourly basis, you can read all about that on the info section of his face book page which is here -> http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=316422117523
theres also a kind of interview thing with him here -> http://www.sfweekly.com/2005-03-30/news/marty-anderson-is-okay/

I normally don't care to much about people pirating stuff, I even posted all the download links for the albums, but I also would greatly like to support this guy. So feel free to download his albums, and if you like him, support him. Its very rare to find music as unique and intriguing as this anymore, and I feel it is worth supporting. That is all.

skatevirginia
02-14-2011, 11:01 AM
Okay is great. i'm sure most poeple here are familiar since it's a skate website, and way too many skaters base their musical taste on skate video soundtracks.

BaconCheddar
02-14-2011, 11:07 AM
Okay is great. i'm sure most poeple here are familiar since it's a skate website, and way too many skaters base their musical taste on skate video soundtracks.

This is true, I've been into them for a while, computer crashed, forgot about them and then watched a happy medium again recently and remembered okay existed and how good the music is.

xninjadude03
02-14-2011, 12:51 PM
Best one to get first?

BaconCheddar
02-14-2011, 01:51 PM
Best one to get first?

If I had to pick one it would be Huggable dust.
It to me is his best album.

MRCK
02-14-2011, 01:55 PM
I own all of their albums (the original CDs might I add), I personally like Low Road the best, Huggable Dust is great as well but to be honest they are all good in general

Waveshaper
02-14-2011, 02:02 PM
Well, I heard Panda in John Motta's part and I thought to myself: "Well this song is fucking stupid, what's up with that raspy voice". But then after a couple of listens I started to appreciate it, and now I enjoy it a lot.

BaconCheddar
02-14-2011, 02:05 PM
I own all of their albums (the original CDs might I add), I personally like Low Road the best, Huggable Dust is great as well but to be honest they are all good in general

Yeah I haven't really listened to all of his albums thoroughly but all of them are equally as good as the other ones. I've listened to huggable dust the most so thats why I Suggested that to him.




Well, I heard Panda in John Motta's part and I thought to myself: "Well this song is fucking stupid, what's up with that raspy voice". But then after a couple of listens I started to appreciate it, and now I enjoy it a lot.

Yeah thats exactly what I thought too at first, and then I watched his part again and I was like hey wait a minute this is pretty cool.

Captain America
02-14-2011, 03:23 PM
Man, I remember making a thread about Okay wayyyy back and no one said anything. Basically Ive been into Okay for about four years now ever since my brother showed them to me.

Marty is one of if not the most influential person to me and my music. He records all of his own music at home and does it with such quality. This really showed me what home studios could be capable of and inspired me to do it myself. There was a point where for like a year everything I listened to was 90% Marty Anderson material, whether it was Okay, Dilute, or Howard Hello. He is an extremely talented guitar player and song writer and layers every one of his songs in such a perfect way, you can really tell that he pours his heart into each one and works so hard at it.

I've spoken to him in email on a number of occasions, and even though it was through the internet I could tell how genuine of a person he is. My brother lives in SF and has gotten to meet him on several occasions building a small acquaintance with him and he even sent my other friend an advanced copy of Huggable Dust (then simply titled "Love Songs" which had one track that wasn't on the official release that was probably the best of them all) and a cd of really early unreleased Dilute. Overall I couldn't thank him more for everything he's done. He's also a REALLY awesome visual artist and makes beautiful paintings and drawings, which you can see on his myspace photos. At one point I attempted to buy prints but it didn't work out

I personally like High Road and Low Road more than Huggable Dust because the layering on the tracks is amazing and he really shines on all the instruments he plays, but they all are great pieces of work which I've listened to so many times.

BaconCheddar
02-14-2011, 04:04 PM
^ Yeah man. I feel ya. I'm really digging high road the more I listen to it. Like just as much if not more than huggable dust.

Captain America
02-14-2011, 04:34 PM
Yeah, and for the longest time when I got Huggable Dust I played it non stop and love it, but now that I see all of them on an equal plain I can say that I like High Road and Low Road a bit more

BaconCheddar
02-14-2011, 04:36 PM
Yeah, and for the longest time when I got Huggable Dust I played it non stop and love it, but now that I see all of them on an equal plain I can say that I like High Road and Low Road a bit more

Yeah I'm going to sit and really listen to low road tonight all the way through like I've done with huggable dust and high road. Would you say low road is as good as high road?

The Trooper
02-14-2011, 05:59 PM
there was like a month long point over the summer where LITERALLY the only thing i listened to was okay. i have so much respect for the dude, he's so much more talented than like 95% of these dildos making music nowadays.

BaconCheddar
02-14-2011, 06:00 PM
there was like a month long point over the summer where LITERALLY the only thing i listened to was okay. i have so much respect for the dude, he's so much more talented than like 95% of these dildos making music nowadays.

Exactly. Do you know any music similar in style beside the other stuff Marty is involved in?

Chump Champ
02-14-2011, 06:58 PM
Okay is great. i'm sure most poeple here are familiar since it's a skate website, and way too many skaters base their musical taste on skate video soundtracks.

I don't think that there's anything inherently wrong from that. I listen to more music than is featured in skate videos, but songs from skate parts I like automatically contain a ton of emotional and positive energy.

Captain America
02-14-2011, 07:50 PM
Yeah I'm going to sit and really listen to low road tonight all the way through like I've done with huggable dust and high road. Would you say low road is as good as high road?

Hmmm, thats a tough one. At the moment I'm letting my friend borrow both copies and haven't listened to either in a while. I think they are pretty on par with each other because they were made as one project pretty much, but they both are better than each other in certain aspects.

BaconCheddar
02-14-2011, 08:09 PM
Hmmm, thats a tough one. At the moment I'm letting my friend borrow both copies and haven't listened to either in a while. I think they are pretty on par with each other because they were made as one project pretty much, but they both are better than each other in certain aspects.

Very true. I like your taste in music. haha

The Trooper
02-17-2011, 09:01 PM
Exactly. Do you know any music similar in style beside the other stuff Marty is involved in?

yes, and no. i've got this one 5 track album on my itunes that i found like 5 years ago, and it sounds like marty might be singing in one of the songs, but i'm not sure. either way, i have no idea what the album is called, or any of the tracks. i even tried looking up the lyrics, and couldn't find anything.

but yeah, still stoked on this dude.

i wish there was some way i could support him, without buying his CDs, since i already have them. just some donation thing...

drowning_fish
02-17-2011, 09:08 PM
...Fremont is my hometown

but i actually kind of like this shit. maybe i can find his house...

yeah i really like this. usually i hate "indie pop"

"up" is perfect.