Over the weekend (31 July) the Matt Davies (Newsday) commentary you see here appeared in the Bangkok Post ed/op pages (ask your parents). A few days later, this comment appeared in the Post’s “letters to the editor” section: “I consider the content of that cartoon extremely vicious. Cartoonists who mock mental issues are treading onContinue reading “smiles for Biles”
In the present moment, with a dozen Josephmooon songs recorded, mixed, mastered, and scheduled for independent release on all streaming and download platforms 1 October, our focus for the next two months turns to those ugly behemoths of commerce – marketing, publicity, and advertising. For the last decade, these responsibilities largely have been assumed byContinue reading “two months of prep”
After we’d had four sessions or so, Ronan sent an email summarizing some of the songwriting areas we had discussed. This is a version I’ve edited from his original email. “For your first song it’s good to have a teacher. In this case you don’t need a teacher, because I’m the teacher. These are thingsContinue reading ““How to write a song””
It may seem a big strange for a “music tutor” and their student to be separated by 9,000 miles – I’m living in Thailand, Ronan is in Texas – so perhaps it is important to explain that my role is not as a traditional “instrument” teacher, but more of a creative coach. [He also hasContinue reading “more backstory”
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 SoContinue reading “josephmooon explained”
New music, rocketing to release on all digital platforms October 1, 2021. Watch this space.