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Welcome!! Matthew is a songwriter, author, technology consultant, speaker, and life enthusiast. Hang out, steal some music, read the blog, etc. 

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We're booking shows - solo and for Arrogant Sage.

Recording: Star-spangled Life

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Where I Belong

My most recent music project is available for free download

  1. One Night
  2. Something Like Love
  3. I'm Here
  4. Love You Bold
  5. Morning Girl
  6. Everyday Lies
  7. Never
  8. Lonely Mile Man
  9. Highway
  10. Where I Belong
  11. Promise of Love
  12. I'm On Fire



  • March 15, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Career Workshop: Project Management Institute
    College of the Canyons map

    More information to be announced
  • June 21, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Career Workshop: Project Management Institute
    DeVry University, Building D-100, 15301 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403, USA map

    More information to be announced

From the Blog

Music: Emiko hosting Live at the 85 featuring ME!!!

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, […]

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Owl Let You Know When I’m Ready to Go

“Nobody tells you when you get born here  How much you’ll come to love it” Rich Mullin’s, Land of my Sojourn. Last night, around 9pm, I walked up the hill. I was looking out at Los Angeles when I noticed motion in the sky above me. Looking up, I watched as our owl (I am […]

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Song: Family Man

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 […]

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The Boundaries and Benefits of Working From Home

This was initially published in The Wall Street Journal’s Career Journal – from my perspective column – back in 2001-ish. The advice still holds up! Sort of cool, the writer for the same column a week prior was Jack Welch. I always like this article because I wrote about my youngest (now 18) coming into […]

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Career Plans in Los Angeles

Last week I took a car into downtown to work in a coffeehouse (my house isn’t air-conditioned). I won’t divulge which car service. My driver and I started talking about how much he drives (7 days a week/8 to 12 hours per day) and that he wasn’t earning enough. A Career & Relationship Bundle He […]

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Say Yes To Me – a song

“Writer’s believe they have something to say but are surprised as hell when anyone reads them.” I can’t recall where I read the quote above. And to be honest, that’s probably a butchered paraphrase. But the idea is solid. It’s a strange confidence when you know you write well; both the way you write (your […]

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