Upcoming Concerts

  • May 29
    Chico Women's Club - Benefit for KZFR
    Chico, CA
  • May 31
    Bottlerock Music Festival
    Napa Valley, CA
  • Jun 10
    Jackson Wellsprings
    Ashland, OR
  • Jun 11
    Jackson Wellsprings
    Ashland, OR
  • Jun 12
    Alhambra Theatre
    Portland, OR
  • Jun 13
    WOW Hall
    Eugene, OR
  • Jun 17
    Union Square Live
    San Francisco, CA
  • Jun 18
    Summer Concert Series
    Moraga, CA
  • Jun 19
    Summer Series @ deLorimier Winery
    Geyserville, CA
  • Jun 20
    Ashkenaz Community Center
    Berkeley, CA
May 29
Chico Women's Club - Benefit for KZFR - Chico, CA
May 31
Bottlerock Music Festival - Napa Valley, CA
Jun 10
Jackson Wellsprings - Ashland, OR
Jun 11
Jackson Wellsprings - Ashland, OR
Jun 12
Alhambra Theatre - Portland, OR
Jun 13
WOW Hall - Eugene, OR
Jun 17
Union Square Live - San Francisco, CA
Jun 18
Summer Concert Series - Moraga, CA
Jun 19
Summer Series @ deLorimier Winery - Geyserville, CA
Jun 20
Ashkenaz Community Center - Berkeley, CA

Moonalice News

  • Bands to Watch at BottleRock: Moonalice
  • Moonalice Rocks Twitter's Periscope!
  • Moonalice in Monterey Herald
  • Moonalice on The Dish!
  • Roger McNamee Announces Duo With Jason Crosby - Doobie Decibel System!!!
  • Radio Interview: Roger McNamee of Moonalice
  • Moonalice featured in SF Giants' video for Jerry Garcia Night
  • From Small Regional Band To National Touring Act – For Moonalice, Facebook Was The Key!!!
  • SF Weekly Blog: Candy and Pot: What to Do on the 4/20 Easter Weekend
  • 18 Mind Blowing Posters In Moonalice 2014 4/20 Poster Set!!!
Bands to Watch at BottleRock: Moonalice
Moonalice Rocks Twitter's Periscope!
Moonalice in Monterey Herald
Moonalice on The Dish!
Roger McNamee Announces Duo With Jason Crosby - Doobie Decibel System!!!
Radio Interview: Roger McNamee of Moonalice
Moonalice featured in SF Giants' video for Jerry Garcia Night
From Small Regional Band To National Touring Act – For Moonalice, Facebook Was The Key!!!
SF Weekly Blog: Candy and Pot: What to Do on the 4/20 Easter Weekend
18 Mind Blowing Posters In Moonalice 2014 4/20 Poster Set!!!

What To Watch (Archive)

  • Oct 6, 2013 / HSB (San Francisco, CA)
    HSB: the largest free festival in America draws more than 1/2 a million people. Our adrenal glands were working overtime!!!
  • July 9, 2014 / Union Square Live (San Francisco, CA)
    Free show in San Francisco's most famous square.
  • July 26, 2014 / Jerry Jam (Bath, NH)
    Really fun festival in northern NH
  • Dec 29, 2013 / Sweetwater Music (Mill Valley, CA)
    Our Psychedelic Sunday shows at Sweetwater occur at 2 in the afternoon - a fantastic time for serious psychedelic music
  • July 25, 2014 / Midnight Ramble, Levon Helm's Barn (Woodstock, NY)
    With Larry Campbell and the Midnight Ramble Band. Spiritual.
  • Jul 3, 2013 / TRI Studios (Weir Studio, CA)
    If you don't know Moonalice and want a quick introduction to our music, this show is as good as you will find.
  • Aug 5, 2013 / AT&T Park (San Francisco, CA)
    We played two sets before the Giants game. Our band loves baseball, so this giant fun for us (pun intended)
  • July 8, 2014 / Delancey Street (San Francisco, CA)
    Our annual concert at San Francisco's most successful halfway house is always a huge thrill.
  • July 30, 2014 / The Cutting Room (NYC)
    Amazing venue in Manhattan's garment district. Jason Crosby joins us.
  • July 2, 2014 / Truckee Amphitheater (Truckee, CA)
    This beautiful venue near Lake Tahoe was packed ... huge fun!
Oct 6, 2013 / HSB (San Francisco, CA)
HSB: the largest free festival in America draws more than 1/2 a million people. Our adrenal glands were working overtime!!!
July 9, 2014 / Union Square Live (San Francisco, CA)
Free show in San Francisco's most famous square.
July 26, 2014 / Jerry Jam (Bath, NH)
Really fun festival in northern NH
Dec 29, 2013 / Sweetwater Music (Mill Valley, CA)
Our Psychedelic Sunday shows at Sweetwater occur at 2 in the afternoon - a fantastic time for serious psychedelic music
July 25, 2014 / Midnight Ramble, Levon Helm's Barn (Woodstock, NY)
With Larry Campbell and the Midnight Ramble Band. Spiritual.
Jul 3, 2013 / TRI Studios (Weir Studio, CA)
If you don't know Moonalice and want a quick introduction to our music, this show is as good as you will find.
Aug 5, 2013 / AT&T Park (San Francisco, CA)
We played two sets before the Giants game. Our band loves baseball, so this giant fun for us (pun intended)
July 8, 2014 / Delancey Street (San Francisco, CA)
Our annual concert at San Francisco's most successful halfway house is always a huge thrill.
July 30, 2014 / The Cutting Room (NYC)
Amazing venue in Manhattan's garment district. Jason Crosby joins us.
July 2, 2014 / Truckee Amphitheater (Truckee, CA)
This beautiful venue near Lake Tahoe was packed ... huge fun!

Tell Me It's Okay

Credits: 
Music and lyrics by Roger McNamee

Some times I lie awake and wonder what the world is coming to
It's been a wild ride; now I fear the bills are coming due.

Oh, there's trouble in my Valley.
Oh, there's trouble in my mind . . .
Tell me I'm okay.

I need to know what makes life real, what is the essence of my being
I struggle every day to deal with all the weird stuff that I'm seeing

Oh, there's trouble in my Valley.
Oh, there's trouble in my mind . . .
Tell me I'm okay.

How am I supposed to know what is real and what's for show?
Won't you tell me it's okay?
How am I supposed to know what is real and what's for show?
Won't you tell me it's okay?

Some times I lie awake at night and dream of things that might have been
I wonder why it is that someone has to lose so you can win

Oh, there's trouble in my Valley.
Oh, there's trouble in my mind . . .
Tell me I'm okay.

How am I supposed to know what is real and what's for show?
Won't you tell me it's okay?
How am I supposed to know what is real and what's for show?
Won't you tell me it's okay?
Won't you tell me, won't you tell me won't you tell me it's okay?
Tell me it's okay . . .

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Here's the back story to Tell Me It's Okay.

I wrote it in late 2000 or early 2001. The song is about dealing with economic calamity. When the internet bubble burst, our part of California melted down economically. People said and did things that really bothered me. A huge number of our friends were laid off without anyplace to go. Just like now.

The first line of the chorus was suggested by a friend. The parallel guitar parts I worked out myself. The FOBs recorded the song with no jam, but a long guitar solo at the end by Bert Keely. The jams at the beginning and in the middle of the song evolved at Moonalice shows. We didn't play the song at the first five Moonalice concerts - for some weird reason I was reluctant to play my FOB songs - but then we tried it at a free show in San Francisco.

T Bone Burnett didn't care for the song, so we never went past basic tracks in the studio. As a result, we thought it would be good to include the video produced by Elliot Mazer. Believe it or not the video is entirely live EXCEPT Pete's keyboard part (note that he also plays bass!) and GE's harmony vocal.

Tribe Comments

Kip Bailing's picture

What's the meaning of the designation, "Festival Version," that sometimes refers to this terrific song?