I was listening to Joe Pug’s Podcast, The Working Songwriter Podcast. I’ve gone back to listen to quite a few of them. I discovered a few things: Josh Ritter stammers a lot – or did in that interview. His songwriting is spectacular. James McMurtry is a pretty dry interview. Steve Earle knows a lot of […]
Heading things off at the pass, as this question has already come up… No, there is no Marie. But the named worked well with the song. Actually, there is a Marie at my client and she seems to like the song. It’s certainly not the first song to use her name. But there was no specific […]
A bit over a week ago, I hosted Emiko at my house. It had been awhile since we had hosted a house concert and since she was on of my first performers, it was fitting to have her back. She brought her band – filling half the living room with people and the entire house, […]
Family Man © 2017 – Matthew Moran/Arrogant Sage Music A simple acoustic recording I did the morning I wrote it. Download here: (right-click/save as) or listen below. VERSE 1: Tip tip tapping on the office door, daddy let me in Holding a teddy bear, a bottle and a blanket, it’s edges wearing thin I bend down […]
Social Media & Content Marketing for Songwriters I’m providing two workshops for Songsalive! This Saturday – May 27th – I’ll be presenting for Songsalive!’s Orange County group. On June 11th I’m presenting for Songsalive!’s Los Angeles chapter. About the workshops Here’s the secret… both workshops cover the same information. Some of this will be a […]
Here is the lie: “I don’t care what people think.” also expressed as, “I give zero fucks!” Stop saying this! It’s a lie and you prove that in the saying. You are convincing no one – and those who know this truth can see through your lie. Okay.. you are convincing someone. You are convincing […]
A song about love and obsession I wrote this in the early 1990’s.. I was married at the time. The first time I played it, my wife was in a bible study at church with about 50 other women. I drove up to the church, walked in with my guitar, and played it for her. […]
Last year I performed intermittently – focusing on other writing and my technology consulting. Also, my youngest has been working on her singing and performing. More on that in a future blog. But, I’ve been rehearsing with my drummer and guitarist – and we are speaking to a couple bass players and other performers. We […]
Cure My Lonely is a song that captures the idea of a love that you cannot hold on to, cannot sustain, but find impossible to walk away from. I was not living that reality at the time. I was drawing on common themes of love, obsession, loss, and weakness.
Video of a song I wrote for my friend Mike and his new bride, Christine.