Here’s the story.
Early in 2020, as a pandemic encouraged people around the world to “stay home,” Josephmooon was created as a stage name and music project for the lyrics by Ronan Boren.
Ronan is autistic, and his imagination is vast, as revealed in the songs featured on the debut josephmooon album, “So Far So Good,” which is scheduled for release Friday, October 1, 2021, on all digital download and streaming platforms.
- Floats Boat
- One Word
- Long Ago
- Up All Night
- Out Of Tune
- High In The Sky
- Cost Time
- Reusable Money
- Check For
- So Far So Good
The lyrics are Ronan’s, edited and set to music by his music teacher, Bill Paige. The recordings were created at Rocky Head Studios in Hua Hin, Thailand, where Bill currently lives. Joining the Josephmooon team to make the music are the studio proprietors – Ronnie Nice, 17 years old, who has framed the songs with a fresh but familiar rock aesthetic, playing guitars, bass, drums, and producing. He has been taught well by his father, Ian Nice, a respected U.K. studio musician and solo artist who has recorded his own version of the Josephmooon song, “Every Right Now.”
This blog is designed to share the adventures of Josephmooon, past present, and future.
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- Hurdy Gurdy, man.Synchronicity. Not just the title of a hit-laden album by The Police, but a concept defined as “the simultaneous occurrence of events which appear significantly related but have no discernible causal connection.” In a recent session, Ronan asked about the hurdy gurdy. He’d heard about this instrument, but did not know what it was, orContinue reading “Hurdy Gurdy, man.”
- Lesson PlanThe “music business” is an extensive universe, and can provide a great many life lessons about what “moves” to make – or not make – in the course of a career. “Lesson Plan” posts [like this one] will identify specific topics or events that relate to Josephmooon’s development. Exploitation is always top of mind. RonanContinue reading “Lesson Plan”
- and eat it tooHere in the Kingdom, it is mooncake season. In Thai language, khanom yue bing, the confection represents abundance, wholeness, and fulfillment. For three millennia, Chinese people have baked this traditional dessert to celebrate the autumn harvest. This year, September 21 marks the Full Moon of the eighth Chinese lunar month, or Harvest Moon. From aContinue reading “and eat it too”
- Not ready for a closeupAs the two principals of Josephmooon live roughly 15,000 km or 9,300 miles, apart from one another, certain logistical dynamics must be addressed. For the moment, our interactions are strictly via email and weekly Zoom sessions that typically go on for at least 90 minutes. There is no prospect of forming a live band toContinue reading “Not ready for a closeup”
- MooonmemoriesWhen we first started working together, Ronan was nine years old. At our first meeting he said he wanted to write a three-part song called “Snakes Versus the Earth,” which we did. Wanna hear it? Maybe we’ll make it a music NFT down the road. 555 [To explain “555,” the “LOL” of Thailand, “ha” isContinue reading “Mooonmemories”