Saturday, December 31, 2011

Breaking Bad is awesome

So my dad introduced me to this show called Breaking Bad. It is the most awesome show I've ever seen. I'm sure everyone knows what it is about. I guess I'm really out of the loop because I never heard of it before my dad introduced me to it.
So I really took to the character Jesse Pinkman played by Aaron Paul. Overall I thought the acting was fucking fantastic. But I really could relate to Jesse Pinkman and alot of his struggles. Hes just a lovable drug addict that has this human element we can all relate too.
Breaking Bad defiantly changed what I thought TV was. Two and a Half Men was my only show other that the occasional Mad Men episode. But now I am totally hooked on Breaking Bad. Thank you dad! lol. I'm just baffled that my dad found it before I did.
Now I'm not gonna lie and say that the whole drug and criminal theme didn't draw me in immediately. Cause it did. But the whole idea of a high school chemistry teacher gone murder and meth manufacture really attracted me to it. I wonder if I could do some of the things Walter White does? Some of it seems so far fetched, but again its just an awesome TV show.
So I think everyone should check out Breaking Bad. Especially my brother Andrew Marlowe who like doesn't get in to anything I like.
So fuck you bro, you should defiantly check this shit out. And the season four soundtrack is awesome. Check it out at

Sunday, December 4, 2011

New Singles Out Now!

Contact Charles Marlowe
work phone:315-637-6996 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
cell phone: 315-559-8908

Go to or

After a month and a half working day and night in Adobe Audition and other sequencing programs Charles Marlowe finally has released two BRAND NEW singles. Download and stream tracks entitled “Ive got You on My mind” and “Wasting Your time with Me”. Separate vocal tracks are available on for remixes and feedback.

For three consecutive weeks Charles Marlowe has remained in the top ten for the Syracuse NY Pop Charts. Gaining YouTube subscribers and Twitter followers everyday has helped boost his online profile with websites such as ReverberNation and Soundcloud. Download all tracks at either website.

“Releasing lots of material and sharing all of my ideas with everyone online is part of my creative process” Marlowe says. “I'm hooked on my computer. Don't know how I'd do what I'm doing without the technology available to me.”

Go to and check out slide shows and other videos.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

I've got you on my Mind

New Track. Its called I've got you on my Mind. One of my most recent productions.

Monday, October 31, 2011

New Songs are up online!

So everyone, I've been working really hard on some new productions the last month or so. Ever since I got my new laptop and recording equipment I've been up all night trying to get these new tracks together. My first song is a euro dance style instrumentle called Love Never Dies. It features the Eurogate 3 in FL Studio 10, and I fell in love with that sound. The lead is the Hands Up lead sound in FL Studio 10. Definatly a Basshunter inspired song.
And my two new singles are Your Turnin Me On and I'm in Love with a Youtube Star. Both are available FREE to download at my I'm very proud of both songs though they are both totally diffrent other than the techno basslines.
I'm in Love with a Youtube Star features myself playing electric guitar, giving the song what I felt like was a grungy rock sound over the FL Studio beats I made. Yes, I did write the song one night after watcing Jenna Marbles videos and thinkin how cool id be to write a song about a Youtube Star. The lyrics are kinda stalkerish, but I think it works. Let me know if I'm wrong.
Your Turnin Me On is defenatly a more dance kind of song, even though its slower than Youtube star. The slide show is available at The pictures for my slide show were provided by Joshua T Potter.
Joshua is awesome. He takes really good photographs, and we've been seeing him out with his camera at Trexx night club. Check him out at carjunkyphoto​
So if you use myspace, facebook, youtube, or twitter, my music is available and ready for the listeners. I plan on taking my music in a dance, electronic direction, so any sugestions musically, or on gear, or software programs would be apreciated.
Happy Halloween everyone!


Monday, October 24, 2011

The quest of Recording at Home

So since I've got all my new recording equipment I've been cooped up inside all day and night trying to produce my Techno album and having to do my brothers metal album. to say the least I've been staying busy.
Within two or three weeks I've been able to do some decent demos but I am a perfectionist when it comes to my own music. Somedays I get down, frustrated and discouraged. But I keep going because I must!
I may never be able to compete with the majors as far as the quality of my productions, but I can colaborate and use my own musical intuition and still strive for greatness.
I'm hoped up on energy drinks right now, so I suppose I'm rambling. But I am super excited about recordming with my brother and my friends and releasing a final project online. I have to. You cannot live off of yesterdays sucsess.

Monday, October 3, 2011

I'm in Love with a YouTube Star


Charles Marlowe has entered the Guitar Center Singer/Songwriter contest

After over a year on hiatus Charles Marlowe has been inspired to write brand new songs to perform on his YouTube account. He received an email from Tunecore offering to enter a songwriting contest.

Guitar Center and have teamed up with a contest for the unsigned, and undiscovered singer/songwriter. The grand prize is the opportunity to record a three song EP with producer John Shanks and digital distribution on one single with Tunecore.

The contest starts October 2nd and ends December 1st. The way to win is to gain as many new online fans as possible. This can be through YouTube subscriptions, Twitter followers, and Facebook likes.

Marlowe stated “I did not enter the contest for the prize, but for the opportunity to exploit my music online and to gain more attention as a songwriter.” The pop/rock songwriter has been writing and performing since he was 14 years old.

His new video on YouTube entitled “I’m in Love with a YouTube Star” has already gotten a lot of attention from his online fan base. “Every time I receive Facebook friend request, or gain another subscriber on YouTube I just get so excited. I’m trying to find my audience one by one.”

To help Marlowe compete in the contest follow him on Twitter, click “Like” on his Facebook artist profile, and Subscribe to his YouTube channel.

Charles Marlowe

Monday, September 26, 2011

Where is Jake in Two and a Half Men???

The thing I miss the most about the new Two and a Half Men is not Charlie Sheen. I do miss Charlie but I've got eight seasons of reruns to relive those moments of debauchery. The person I miss the most is Jake Harper! Where has he been. I've watched the two newest episodes that air on Monday nights and Jake is not there!
I think that kid made the show. Sure Charlie Sheen was the main fixture at first. I was attracted to the show because of Charlie. I had never heard of John Cryer before Two and a Half Men, but I fell in love with the character Alan Harper. But Two and a Half Men IS NOT Two and a Half Men without Jake Harper. He is the "Half" in the title. So I really hope to see more of him in this new season.
Two and a Half Men is in a very experimental phase right now. I like some of the jokes and humor, but it still feels like I'm getting use to Charlie not there. Ashton Kutcher is great though, don't get me wrong. I'm right there rooting for him because its not just Charlie I love, I love the show! I may be the biggest fan of Two and a Half Men.
But seriously I really need Chuck Lorrie to write scripts with Jake in it. The show needs Jake and I'm interested to see how the character will transition from childhood to adolescence with the absence of his crazy uncle. I just hope that the writers, directors, and producers go beyond my expectations.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Nirvana Live at Paramount

VH1's presentation of Nirvana Live at Paramount was spectacular. By far the best program EVER on VH1 or VH1 classic. For me, VH1's credibility has been restored. I had a great time, all by my lonesome, drinking Coors light and eating popcorn! Some of those performances I've never seen before. Just over all a feeling of excitement and inspiration.
Nirvana inspired me when my mother bought me the In Utero album at the Syracuse Barns and Nobles. In the parking lot I put the album in my CD player and Serve the Servants blasted through my ear phones. I was hooked immediately. From then on, my whole life had changed. Within months I had picked up guitar and started writing my own grunge rock songs.
Kurt Cobain influenced me in some positive and negotiate ways. But the fact that he could even influence me at all from beyond his time is just extraordinary. Cobain had been dead for over ten years before I listen to Nirvana. And for me, the rest is history.
I guess its bitter sweet for me. The Nirvana 20th anniversary album is being released on Tuesday. I was maybe three or four when Nevermind came out. A part of me wishes I could have been there, if I were born twenty years earlier. Been there like as in an adolescent when Nirvana and grunge hit mainstream. But I'll never forget the first few experiences I had listening to their music. No other artist ever has influenced me as much as Kurt Cobain and Nirvana.
So it's 9/24/11 and I am sipping my last Coors Light. I am tipsy and feeling good. I hope some of you read this and can relate. So now I am going to watch some Jenna Marbles videos, cause she's awesome, and try to sleep soon.

Friday, September 23, 2011


So I've watched this movie about three times and I still want to see it again. I love anything about Mideval Europe or Anceint Rome. This movie just does everything a good action, sword fighting, no fantasy bullshit, hot girl fighting movie should do for me. This movie is fantastic and you should watch it.
Now the character development is limited, if any at all, but why develop the characters if they are just going to fight and die and run around the whole time. Kinda of reminded me of Daniel Day Lewis in Last of the Mohicans. Almost every great scene the Roman soldiers are running from their enemy over this amazing scenery like the scenes in Last of the Mohicans.
The story line is so interesting to me that I had to go to Wikipedia and check out who these people the Picts were. Supposedly, the Picts were the people that slaughtered the 9th Spanish Legion of Rome arround 200 AD I believe. I'm too lazy to look it up but it was right before Rome started to collapse. The Picts occupied modern day Scotland and were defending there land and culture from the advance of the Roman empire into their realm.
And they were a sophisticated people too. No one knows what language they spoke because all that still exist are place names and names of people, but in the movie they speak Gaelic. The forein language sounded awesome and made the movie very believable.
Now if you watch this movie you'll have to agree that the Pict girl that helps the last three soldiers on their run from the Picts is like, wow, gorgeous. She talks in this really thick accent, I guess its Scottish or Northern English but it fuckin turns me on. So I looked this chick up on the internet, because I'm weird like that, and, and her name is Imogen Poots. lol. Now this is significant and funny for me because number one; I never knew Imogen was a name. I love the artist Imogen Heap but I thought it was a word she must have made up. Tells you how ignorant I am. And her last name is Poots, so when you say her whole name its like saying Imogen Farts, which really wouldn't sound anymore strange to me. But for real this chick is really cute and I wish I was Quintus Dias at the end of the movie and I would be living out my days with Imogen in the Scottish woods!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

So I stumbled on this like years ago but I still love this version of Nirvana's Smells like Teen Spirit. I've been in kinda a Nirvana mood ever since I picked up the latest issue of Billboard with Grunge on the cover. I guess Nevermind is being reissued on CD and in a box set soon. Not that it matters to me. I can't even remember the last time I listen to a CD. My short attention span tells me to go to my dads Pandora account to listen to music.
So anyway the reason I posted this video is because I want to talk about how you can really sell a song, and do it totally your own way. Which is really a metaphor for music in general. Making your own rules along the path you choose to take. Tori Amos voice is so haunting and the feminine perspective on a very male rage song is interesting and unique. I wonder if she tried to be as awesome at this song as she is.
So I sit at my piano and try to play these Basshunter songs I've got stuck in my head. Or I go to my acoustic guitar and try to cover Taylor Swift. I'm doing this just for fun, but maybe it helps me think and write outside the box. Like an exorcise to help me push further into my long lost creativity. I just play this shit because I love singing it. Probably will never do it live, and definitely would not attempt to record these covers because that would just be vile. But Tori Amos singing Smells Like Teen Spirit is inspiration to go and do my own thing within a genre that I didn't create or embrace when I wuz younger.
So instead of using all of my time physically playing an instrument, I've committed myself to getting on the computer and composing some Techno tracks in my FL Studio 9. Its a totally different world for me, but I need to embrace another experience. I may not be very savvy with the computer but I'll figure it out as I go along, and if I don't I'll just make up my own rules for the kind of Techno music I might someday release.

Techno and Acoustic

I love writing songs. I love making music. Its just something I have to do everyday. Feels like something inside of me always pushing me to pick up the guitar and get in front of Microsoft Word and express my feelings. I love singing the melody and figuring out what words I'm going to put down "on paper" to get a message across. When I hear my favorite guitarists or songwriters, rock and country, I am inspired to do what they do. Write.
There are other times when I listen to a completely different style. Electronic and Techno music really attracts me into its synthetic atmosphere and I feel like I'm in a dream when I listen to an artist like Basshunter, or Gummibar, or David Guetta. When I listen to Techno I just get inspired to do something different. To just bob my head and lose control. Especially listing to European artist. As if I'm listening to a strange alien music that I've never really let myself be exposed too. But these sounds make me want to be apart of this kind of music too!
Its confusing though. I could go in either direction. I could really focus on my pop songs. Study songwriting in Nashville. Become a songwriter, if ever I could. But then I wake up and there are days I would rather spend all my time at my computer working in my Fruity Loops Studio 9 program studying dance, trance, and techno beats. Exploring all those complicated applications and plugins, and developing my own style within a genre so foreign to my American ears.
Then I also had the thought, why not do both? Why not focus on both? Songwriting in the traditional sense, and then when I get bored with playing guitar, run to the PC programs I adore. Could I do both? As an artist could I do both and get away with it? I can apply my lyrical skills and musical background to my techno tracks, hopefully making up for my ignorance with computers and audio production. But as a performing and recording artist could I get away with releasing different kinds of music like that? Could anybody get away with it?
I guess I wont ever know till I get back to recording my music. Been on hiatus for over a year now, and the time has come and I am motivated. Some moments I feel that I can do both acoustic songwriting and also techno music. But then I have a moment or two where I catch myself discouraging the wild all over the place artist that I am saying "focus on one or the other."
Anyway check out this video. The melody is a Basshunter original but this artist is swell!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

My life as a Waiter

So I've been living in Tennessee for almost six months. Finally getting my life on track and gaining control of myself. Life is beautiful.
I work at a nice place called Legends. It is a great place to work, and I am so grateful to be earning money every nite. The girls are really nice, and the two women that run it our drill sergeants but they are really cool. Last nite I made almost sixty dollars in three hours. No complaints.
I realized though yesterday, while serving tables, that I am settling into a life as a waiter, even though music is my true calling. Eventually I will make it there and be able to quit serving, but that day is long off in my life's horizon. Serving tables is not only my job, but my carrear because really... I have no other skills in todays winter economic climate.
But I should't say that. I love working where I work, and for a 23 year old male thats made all the bad decions that i've made, I am lucky to be serving tables 900 miles away from home. God is Good.