Upcoming Concerts

  • May 24
    Occidental Center for the Arts
    Occidental, CA
  • May 25
    BottleRock Music Festival (Bai Stage)
    Napa Valley, CA
  • May 26
    Crooked Lane Brewing Company - Benefit
    Auburn, CA
  • Jun 05
    Union Square Live
    San Francisco, CA
  • Jun 08
    Michael's On Main
    Soquel, CA
  • Jun 09
    Sweetwater Music Hall
    Mill Valley, CA
  • Jun 19
    Surrealistic Summer Solstice Jam 3
    San Francisco, CA
  • Jul 03
    Union Square Live
    San Francisco, CA
  • Jul 05
    Winston's
    San Diego, CA
  • Jul 06
    Teragram Ballroom
    Los Angeles, CA
May 24
Occidental Center for the Arts - Occidental, CA
May 25
BottleRock Music Festival (Bai Stage) - Napa Valley, CA
May 26
Crooked Lane Brewing Company - Benefit - Auburn, CA
Jun 5
Union Square Live - San Francisco, CA
Jun 8
Michael's On Main - Soquel, CA
Jun 9
Sweetwater Music Hall - Mill Valley, CA
Jun 19
Surrealistic Summer Solstice Jam 3 - San Francisco, CA
Jul 3
Union Square Live - San Francisco, CA
Jul 5
Winston's - San Diego, CA
Jul 6
Teragram Ballroom - Los Angeles, CA

Moonalice News

  • Jerry Day in San Francisco: check out the video archive!
  • Check this epic show from the Hopmonk in Sebastopol
  • Moonalice plays Dead!!!
  • Enjoy the video archive from Humbrews in Arcata, CA!
  • Enjoy the video archive from Moonalice at Fais Do Do in LA!
  • Enjoy archive video from 4/20!!!
  • Compliance with Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Hardly Strictly Bluegrass - A Privilege To Play
  • LOCKN' FREE 2017 Livestream Courtesy of Ben and Jerry's, Airstream, and YouTube, with Suggested Donations to the Heal Charlottesville Fund
  • Moonalice To Play At Slide Ranch Grand Opening Of New Farm-to-Table Teaching Center
Jerry Day in San Francisco: check out the video archive!
Check this epic show from the Hopmonk in Sebastopol
Moonalice plays Dead!!!
Enjoy the video archive from Humbrews in Arcata, CA!
Enjoy the video archive from Moonalice at Fais Do Do in LA!
Enjoy archive video from 4/20!!!
Compliance with Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass - A Privilege To Play
LOCKN' FREE 2017 Livestream Courtesy of Ben and Jerry's, Airstream, and YouTube, with Suggested Donations to the Heal Charlottesville Fund
Moonalice To Play At Slide Ranch Grand Opening Of New Farm-to-Table Teaching Center

What To Watch (Archive)

  • Dec 12, 2018 / The Rising Sun Barn (Telford)
  • Apr 20, 2019 / Slim's 420 Gathering of the Tribe! (San Francisco)
    According to Moonalice legend, the Tribe gathers every year around this time to elevate its profile. By ...
  • Apr 14, 2019 / Special Los Lobos Stream from Sweetwater! (Mill Valley)
    Moonalice is supporting streaming of a this Los Lobos show at The Sweetwater in Mill Valley! As the show ...
  • Dec 1, 2018 / The Reel Fish Shop (Sonoma)
    According to Moonalice Legend, tonight is our final concert of 2018. It has been a mind blowing year ......
  • Dec 14, 2018 / The Capitol Theatre (Port Chester)
  • Jan 10, 2019 / Sweetwater Music Hall (Mill Valley)
    According to Moonalice legend, this is a new year. They are calling it 2019, but a friend of ours hopes ...
  • Dec 16, 2018 / The Saint (Asbury Park)
  • Dec 17, 2018 / Still Partners (Sea Cliff)
  • Dec 15, 2018 / Gypsy Sally's (Washington )
  • Dec 13, 2018 / MilkBoy (Philadelphia)
Dec 12, 2018 / The Rising Sun Barn (Telford)
Apr 20, 2019 / Slim's 420 Gathering of the Tribe! (San Francisco)
According to Moonalice legend, the Tribe gathers every year around this time to elevate its profile. By ...
Apr 14, 2019 / Special Los Lobos Stream from Sweetwater! (Mill Valley)
Moonalice is supporting streaming of a this Los Lobos show at The Sweetwater in Mill Valley! As the show ...
Dec 1, 2018 / The Reel Fish Shop (Sonoma)
According to Moonalice Legend, tonight is our final concert of 2018. It has been a mind blowing year ......
Dec 14, 2018 / The Capitol Theatre (Port Chester)
Jan 10, 2019 / Sweetwater Music Hall (Mill Valley)
According to Moonalice legend, this is a new year. They are calling it 2019, but a friend of ours hopes ...
Dec 16, 2018 / The Saint (Asbury Park)
Dec 17, 2018 / Still Partners (Sea Cliff)
Dec 15, 2018 / Gypsy Sally's (Washington )
Dec 13, 2018 / MilkBoy (Philadelphia)

Roger McNamee - 11 Albums That Stuck With Me

Alice's Restaurant - Arlo Guthrie
Sgt. Pepper's - Beatles
Layla - Derek & the Dominoes
Skull & Roses - Grateful Dead
Fillmore East - Allman Bros
Hot Tuna - Hot Tuna
The Band - The Band
Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
Beach Boys - Live (1973)
Stunt - Barenaked Ladies
Tom Lehrer - That Was the Year that Was

Plus:
Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan
Let It Bleed - Rolling Stones

According to Roger, "I always tell people about the first time I saw Pink Floyd in 1973. It was on the first 'Dark Side of the Moon' tour and it cost a dollar. Honestly, I wouldn't have known Pink Floyd from pink eye but I went to see this show, I was blown away and became a huge fan. Music in those days was a social experience that was heavy on a kind of carnival like adventure, the uncertainty. It was low pressure. It wasn't a business. And we remember those days." According to Moonalice legend, the eponymous Moonalice album would later have the working title of "The Dark Side Of The Moonalice."

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Jannet Featherstone's picture

Pink Floyd is my favorite band and Dark Side of the Moon is the best cd ever. Their moody, dreamy songs and disturbing lyrics are a perfect combination of soothing and eerie, just enough to relax you but keep you on your toes.

I was on a family trip to Reno at age 16 when I walked into a record store and grabbed Bob Dylan's first album. That was in March 1962, and from that point on I was hooked. All Brubeck's Time Series, Sandy Bull, Meet the Beatles forward, early Stones, The Swingle Singers, Gregorian Chants, Bach Fugues, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Dark Side: This was the music of my youth. Yeah it was all cool and groovy, but I missed out on so much more. Prior to the compilation album, every record released was a work of art in itself. It was a snapshot in time of the artist's career, and represented the best effort of numerous supporting people. In and out of the recording studio, other performers, engineers, graphic artists, managers, producers and capital all had to perform as a team at a sufficiently high level to create a hit record.

I am a fan, not a musician. I will never know all I would like about music that was part of my era. Much passed me by due to circumstances of opportunity, or exposure or evolving taste. My curious nature now leads me to Wikipedia, YouTube, official and unofficial sites, and other online sources, but rather than feeling search-satisfied I only experience a little joy and then get lost and frustrated in a tangle of hyperlinks. What I need is a comprehensive format by which I can effectively and efficiently learn about the 5W+H of a particular record, set out in a way that informs and entertains me. A format that I can explore like one reads a book, but allows me to skip past the parts of little interest, and delve deeper into the aspects of the record I appreciate and enjoy. A standard format that works well for every genre. That way I can readily learn important details about bands and music I missed out on altogether: most of the turf between Aerosmith and Zappa.

Obviously a record is far more than a collection of tones and rhythms. So beyond the recorded sound there is terrain of great interest to passionate fans, or curious proto-fans like me. This is territory I would like to explore at my own pace according to my specific interests: session and production notes, drama and anecdotes from the studio, who plays what on which track, what the lyrics are and what they mean, who the key people are and what were their careers like before the record, where the record fits into the timeline of it's genre, and what about the album cover and artistic choices surrounding it? What were the challenges and how were they overcome? Just how did they get that sound? Stuff like that.

So I created the Musicurious Format, structuring information for comprehension and accessibility in a way that gives me what I want: high value for time spent, in a logical environment. The Musicurious Product is a lucid exposition of all points of interest about the album, made for a multi-touch device or desktop computer. Besides overall elegant design, the core innovation is based on Adams "Mix Animation", a real-time visual rendering of the music showing the instruments and performers in a useful depiction, allowing for individual track muting or soloing by me, the user/fan. This multi-track control feature produces insight into the multi-track recording and promotes far greater appreciation of individual performances within the piece of music, showing how each contributes to the whole. Using Musicurious Format I can now appreciate music from the inside out, and I still can't even read or write a note of it! And I have ready access to all forms of backstory information relating to the record; text, audio, or multi-media with just a mouse click or finger tap. I'm happy.

Well I am done with this as a hobby interest, and want to make it REAL for the millions of fans that feel like I do. Roger, you saw the amimated mix element of this in your dressing room at the concert at Moes Alley in 2007. I am sure you remember meeting Everest. Will it make money? Are there millions of fans like me that want a better connection with music of their era? Are there Record Companies that are sitting on rich catalogues of recorded music that has already been pirated, and would profit from a comprehensive re-issue format that follows the Box Set in the product lineup? Roger, please get in touch, and let's shake up the Record Business together.

auburnscott's picture

This is one of the subjects that always changes on me... Meet the Beetles, Working Man's Dead, Babylon by Bus, Waiting for Columbus, My Aim is True, London's Calling, Prine Anthology, Harvest, Bob Dylans 1st Greatest Hits, Are You Experienced, Get Yer Ya Ya's Out, Apostrophe, Fragile, Kiss Live, High Voltage, Jesus Christ Superstar, One More From the Road, The Last Waltz, Viva Satellite, 4 Way Street, Great Gonzos, - of course during the '60's & '70's Singles were a big part of my life - From American Pie to Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll - then we get into .. Lots of Greatest Hits albums & Live Albums I know, but those were the albums I got and played the hell out of - and I loved Comedy Albums too George Carlin, Cheech & Chong, Bob Newhart, Steve Martin, Bill Cosby - This is the problem with music, moments & memories - just so much, and I barely started to scratch the '80's.......... Oh yeah, Bruce, U2, Leonard, Bowie, Lou Reed, Elvis, - oh yeah - heck I used to love listening to the Nutcracker - I am musically disfunctional - I better leave this post as it sits - or I will be here for a very long time....... thanks for opening up this door Roger.......

Van Morrison Moondance. realized you don't have to rock your brains out to get the message across.

NRPS. I cannot tell you how much this one meant to me.

Old and In the Way. First time I got bluegrass. Became a huge fan ever since.

Leftover Salmon: Ask The Fish. There would be life after Jerry.

Blood On The tracks: those songs stills end chills down my spine every time I play it. "One More Cup of coffee for the road......."

Revolver, The Beatles: I remember listening to that one thinking WTF is this about? First time I realized literacy in Rock and roll...That got me into poetry and the craft of writing, no more "Love, love me do", it was "I Crawled off to sleep in the bath".....

Born to Run/ Darkness on the Edge of Town. Songs about me, my life and what I was going through then in 1975-1980.

Pink Floyd: Darkness. What can I say. Perfection.

Steely Dan, Aja. Not that I like it (far from it) but I have found that people that love this album are people I don't like to hang around. Kind of the canary in the coal mine of recordings as far as "hip"/"not hip" are concerned.

John Coltrane: my Favorite Things. First heard this one at Dead show during the break and it flipped my 17 year old ears out. I knew the song, but never heard anyone do that before with it. DING DING DING, I got jazz or at least started to get jazz.

Imagine: John Lennon. This one defined my politics. Transcendent album, and you knew why The Beatles broke up after this one. John wanted to change the world through music and I am not sure that Paul wanted to go along with such heavy topics.

Woodstock: yep, I played the crap out of this one. Spent most of my High School time playing this one over and over again. Even started a Jock/head riot in school, due to the hippies (me) playing the album so much..... Not to mention that the Wavy Gravy comments are hilarious!

Trapper's picture

Quite a good discussion going from Deborah's original post... I came up with almost another eleven, and have still pretty much stayed out of the Dead realm... I could definitely have gone with Alice's Restaurant, more because of "Chilling of the Evening" and "Highway in the Wind" than for the "Massacree"...