Feb 19 2009

Second Place feels inspired

Okay.  It’s over.  The people have spoken, and they spoke for me, but just a tad quieter than they spoke for Dead Heart Bloom.  I’m over it.  But before I put it to rest, let me just say thanks to everyone who voted for me and spread the word about Matt Singer Nation.  You are not small.

In the wake of the The Deli’s Artist of the Month results, I found myself doing something I almost never do these days: Watch T.V.  I had just taken a brisk, late-morning walk, purchased some much needed tupperware, and returned home to find Karina making a chocolate cake and using the television as background noise for her baking frenzy — pretty standard fare for a Saturday afternoon at home.

Less typical was what was playing on the T.V. It was the Boston Children’s Chorus, singing songs about social justice, apparently this choir’s forte.  In between songs, Louis Gossett, Jr., described the connection between the music and lyrics to important moments of social change through history, focusing mainly on the civil rights movement of the 60’s, but also connecting the musical themes to change still yet to come. raiseroof









Watching these kids put themselves out there in such a passionate, directed and completely un-ironic ways was incredibly moving, and it was just the medicine I needed, feeling kinda crummy about finishing second in a popularity contest.

Feb 17 2009

Beards Abound

I’ve joked publicly about my plan to one day team up with Greg Sullo of Dinosaur Feathers to form a duet called Red Beard-Brown Beard.  It has become a bit of a thing, so much so that Greg and I typically refer to each other by the color of our respective beards (“Hey Brown Beard,”  ”What’s the haps Red Beard?,” and so on).

That project is years ahead of us though we will share our very first bill together this Wednesday, February 18th at Union Hall.  If that’s not enough beard for you, fret not.  Jeremy Styles, aka Black Beard, and his immensely talented band, Pearl and the Beard will be closing the night out.

Me & Jocelyn Mackenzie at The Living Room

Me & Jocelyn Mackenzie at The Living Room











That The Senors of Marseille had to bow out of the opening slot to make way for Holiday Holiday, leads me to the conclusion that their band, while awesome, felt far too un-bearded to participate.

Holiday Holiday :: 8:00pm
Dinosaur Feathers :: 9:00pm
Matt Singer :: 10:00pm
Pearl and The Beard :: 11:00pm

Feb 4 2009

Nominated for Artist of the Month in NYC!

The Deli Magazine has nominated yours truly for Artist of the Month.  Booyah!

Just check out Casey Shea and his lovely wife, Langhorne trying to get my attention to share the big news…

Casey: "Matt, wake up, you've been nominated by The Deli!"

"SINGER, wake up, you've been nominated by The Deli!"

Don’t sleep people… VOTE HERE!