I wrote this last year (2017). The song is ultimately about unrequited love – or unrequited desire. Although, more accurately, it may be a reflection of gratitude that any lover would give me time and attention… certainly, not expected. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ It started with lyrics – I wrote the lines: “I don’t expect yes for an […]
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, […]
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”.
Morning Girl – how the song was written and why I took 5 years to change 1 line.
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. […]
File under: Automate Everything. ABSTRACT: This is a simple explanation of how I use Microsoft Publisher to create web images – in this case buttons with a rollover effect. I’ve provided a downloadable publisher file with the necessary VBA code. I’ll explain the CSS and HTML to make the rollovers happen at a later date. […]
“Hey Daddy, I want an Oompa Loompa. I want you to get me an Oompa Loompa right away. … I want an Oompa Loompa now!!” – Veruca Salt, Willy Wonka – continue reading and that quote will make more sense. I’m impatient! My friends know this. When I set my mind on something I want […]
We played The Red Cove in Ventura last Thursday. I haven’t had time to process all the video but here are two of them.
My latest newsletter went out today. WHAT’S INSIDE: Upcoming shows – 9/23 – Ventura, CA – 10/16 – Palmdale, CA Jim Pipkin’s upcoming show Demo CD’s being sent out