Valentine’s Day – a song for the broken hearted

A sad and sweet Valentine's Day song

Last Friday I was chatting with someone. They challenged me to quickly write a Valentine’s Day song. And so I offer the song below. The challenge came at about 5:45am. Continue Reading →

Thank you Pete Seeger for teaching me guitar

The Red Book by Pete Seeger

My father was a banjo player. He had a book titled, “How To Play the 5-String Banjo” by Pete Seeger. Known as “The Red Book” – even after it came Continue Reading →

What Tomatoes Can Teach Us About Encouragement


I was inspired to start a garden after visiting my daughter in Phoenix and I talk about it here. I mention Ron Finley’s TED Talk about turning food deserts into food Continue Reading →

My book gets some reviews.. both bad and good, plus other stuff

Video Update

There is a danger in reading book reviews…. well.. specifically, my own book’s review. In this video I talk about a bad review, a good review, my content schedule, and Continue Reading →

Songwriter Video blog – consolidating, concert, and Ikea shelves

matthew moran songwriter and author video blog

Over the next couple of weeks I am consolidating all my websites and activities here.. There will be some structural changes – the goal is to make it simpler to Continue Reading →