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Glitter, Dammit

A new original song for Christmas: Put some glitter on it, dammit.

A Special Concert in Petaluma, CA for ME/CFS

Marian Call in concert in Petaluma, CA, Sat. Oct. 5th at 8pm. Click for tickets

I’m playing a concert this fall that means a great deal to me, and I hope you’ll join me up in glorious Petaluma, CA. This theater will be simply magical and it’s a truly worthy cause – it’s worth the drive north! (Facebook Event / Tickets)

I have friends and loved ones who have suffered from ME/CFS (myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome). If you know someone who experiences chronic pain or fatigue too, I hope you will share the word about this event. If you’re far from Petaluma, you’re invited to DONATE to one of the respected research and advocacy organizations linked below.

The song “Anchorage” is a theme for this concert. If you’ve never read into the subtext of that song, it’s about experiencing fear and disease, reconciling with the body, and choosing mindfulness, awareness, and song in the face of pain.

ME/CFS afflicts nearly 2 million people in the United States; it can severely limit people’s abilities with chronic pain and exhaustion, yet funds for research are scarce and public awareness of the condition remains very low. As a part of this concert, brief talks will be given by speakers from three highly-regarded national ME/CFS organizations: Bateman Horne Center, Solve ME/CFS Initiative and Open Medicine Foundation.

Join me in Petaluma, or tell a friend in the Bay Area to be there. We’ll sing together through the night.

“Reel me in to the places we knew our own faces / over wine, over coffee and beer – / and anchor me, anchor me, anchor me, anchor me here.”

DONATE to the Solve ME/CFS Initiative: https://solvecfs.org/donate/

DONATE to the Open Medicine Foundation: https://www.omf.ngo/2019/10/02/marian-call/

DONATE to the Bateman Horne Center: http://batemanhornecenter.org/donate/

Join me for shows on the Internetz!

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Click the image for the real countdown.  If you can’t make a show in person, join me online for two special shows coming up!

Sunday March 20th, broadcasting live from the Netherlands
Join me and Scott Barkan for a brunch concert! It will be 21:00 in the Netherlands, midday in the states. Check the time in your area by RSVP-ing (don’t forget daylight savings, happening for some countries but not others).  Join us for a cup of tea and raise glasses around the world!  This show is free, tips appreciated, anyone can watch — RSVP to see the time near you and get a reminder.

Saturday April 23rd, broadcasting from the Alaska Robotics Minicon with Molly Lewis!
Molly Lewis, Seth Boyer and I will put on my the nerdiest webcast yet from the secret upstairs recording studio over the Alaska Robotics Minicon!  We will have some terribly famous special guests drop in to say hello, and we will do all sorts of out-of-the-ordinary material. Don’t miss it. Cost is $1 minimum, sorry, we want to be sure there are no ads. RSVP to track the time near you.

Sign up for either concert (or both!) at https://www.concertwindow.com/mariancall to get a reminder of the show date.  Just scroll down to the concert list that looks like this:

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Spring UK Tour with Helen Arney!

!!! Important: Change of Venue London 2nd April!  See details here!!!

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Fun Singles in Your Area

In which Marian makes an EP designed to frustrate spam filters everywhere! Fun Singles in Your Area is a jaunty collection of summertime songs including:

Got to Fly Again

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After six long years, Got to Fly has returned on CD!

Got to Fly is my second album from 2008, produced by Quantum Mechanix and inspired by Firefly and Battlestar Galactica.  Although young and raw and eclectic, it remains one of my fans’ favorite records, and I sing songs from it most every night on tour.

The first printing was a limited edition of 1000 signed and numbered discs, and those have been sold out for years.  But this November, by your many many requests, I have released a new CD in a recycled materials CD wallet, with all new artwork by Karen Luke Fildes (yup, my Mom)!  They’re not in fancy jewel cases, it’s a little more reserved packaging than the limited edition, but I am sure you’ll enjoy it.  It costs $12.95 plus S&H, and through Bandcamp we ship to Canada and abroad at or below cost.

Click here to order!

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San Diego Geek Girls Concert 2014

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Join Marian Call for her annual offsite SDCC Geek Girl Concert!  This year she’ll share the stage with Molly Lewis, and the fabulous Sarah Donner plays an opening set. RSVP to reserve a seat — space is limited!  Update: a few seats are still available, but RSVP’s are closed.  About 15 seats will be available on a first-come first-serve basis — they’ll be released at 6:30pm — and standing room will be available after that.
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Sketchbook

Sketchbook album coverAnnouncing a homebaked CD from the road: Sketchbook. 

Original songs available now on CD or to stream or purchase on Bandcamp.com.

“This album is very much a scrawled checklist of what’s been on my mind:  time, birds, lightning, hope.  Each song is self-contained and focused…deep like diving.”

Read more on Marian’s blog…