Marty Anderson’s ideas are simple and they sound like classics right from the start. He makes a big mess out of them, either by himself or with the help of a big group of people, but they always come across so clean and so full of life. His music can be completely depressing or absolutely life-affirming, usually both at the same time. He says something directly to you–a philosophy of love and of the human body. He’s a friend–I must admit–but because of this, I can tell you truthfully that if you know his music, you know him.