I wrote a couple new songs last week. The first I’ll classify as rock & roll. It is titled, “Tumbleweed Into the Fire.” I’ll post a basic recording of that soon. The other song came even more quickly. It has much more of a folk feel. I plan to record it more sparsely but did […]
One of my goals is to integrate as much of my professional and creative world as possible. As a writer, performer, speaker, and technologist. This is a natural part of who I am. I’ve never wanted to create the “professional me” versus the “creative me” versus the “personal me.” I sincerely try, in all endeavors, to […]
Matthew Moran’s entry for the NPR Tiny Desk Songwriting Contest. Song title, “Never”.
My oldest son got married in Michigan a week ago. He asked that my youngest and I perform a few songs at the wedding. We picked out our songs but several people asked if I would be writing a song for the wedding. I initially balked at the idea. This is their day! Their moment in […]
If you’ve followed my blog(s) for long enough, you know about “The Flood of ’07” So called because it was a flood that destroyed our home in 2007. And while there may have been larger floods in ’07, when an event hits you like that, it gets the “The” moniker. We ended up on the […]
Songwriting Notes: keeping it simple A have some wordy songs. Don’t get me wrong.. I like words (and words like me – as LA poet Jeffrey Martin says) But there are times simple is nice… and simple. I wrote this song a few years ago. A rock/country cross-over tune with a simple riff and message. […]
In 2009, I was at the tail end of the worst of 2 years of depression, anxiety, professional malaise, feelings of failure, and more. I had lost nearly everything I owned in what I refer to as, “The Flood of ’07!” As that fog was lifting and I began looking forward, I wrote the following […]
An update for August 1, 2011 I used to hate recording. The truth is I find it tedious although it has become more pleasurable. First, having the guys at Easy Street Studio in Simi Valley, CA handle all the technical details is nice. But anyway you cut it, the studio is NOT the stage. The […]
My occasional foray into song origins Some songs have a “real life” experience backing them up. This one doesn’t. Those who know me know that I am “almost” a teetotaler. I drink a glass of wine every other night, maybe. Sort of funny when the bar you play music at gives you free drinks and […]
Here is a link to the latest newsletter. Below is a message I put in the newsletter. Below that is a new song I just introduced to the band.