Upcoming Concerts

  • Aug 01
    Moraga Summer Concert Series
    Moraga, CA
  • Aug 02
    Rancho Nicasio
    Nicasio, CA
  • Aug 03
    Petaluma Music Festival
    Petaluma, CA
  • Aug 07
    Union Square Live
    San Francisco, CA
  • Aug 09
    SF Giants Grateful Dead Tribute Night
    San Francisco, CA
  • Aug 10
    The Day After @ Nugget Campground
    Placerville, CA
  • Aug 20
    118 North
    Wayne, PA
  • Aug 21
    Gypsy Sally's
    Washington, DC
  • Aug 23
    LOCKN' Festival
    Arrington, VA
  • Aug 23
    LOCKN' Festival
    Arrington, VA
Aug 1
Moraga Summer Concert Series - Moraga, CA
Aug 2
Rancho Nicasio - Nicasio, CA
Aug 3
Petaluma Music Festival - Petaluma, CA
Aug 7
Union Square Live - San Francisco, CA
Aug 9
SF Giants Grateful Dead Tribute Night - San Francisco, CA
Aug 10
The Day After @ Nugget Campground - Placerville, CA
Aug 20
118 North - Wayne, PA
Aug 21
Gypsy Sally's - Washington, DC
Aug 23
LOCKN' Festival - Arrington, VA
Aug 23
LOCKN' Festival - Arrington, VA

Moonalice News

  • 420 Gathering of the Tribe -- Video Archive!!!
  • 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
420 Gathering of the Tribe -- Video Archive!!!
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

What To Watch (Archive)

  • Jul 6, 2019 / Teragram Ballroom (Los Angeles)
    According to Moonalice legend, mixing up song lyrics creates a giant risk of confusion. But this is LA. ...
  • Jul 18, 2019 / Sweetwater Music Hall (Mill Valley)
    DDS Trio Notes: David Nelson joined for Friend of the Devil, Rocky Road Blues, Ripple. Ace of Cups jo...
  • Jul 21, 2019 / Point San Pablo Harbor (Richmond)
  • Jul 19, 2019 / Michael's on Main (Soquel)
  • Jul 5, 2019 / Winston's (San Diego)
    According to Moonalice legend, yesterday was a mind blowing week. First there was the earthquake. 6.4 i...
  • Jul 7, 2019 / Bogie's at the Westlake Village Inn (Westlake)
    According to Moonalice, destiny has brought us back to Bogey’s, this time in the coming of our dear fri...
  • Jun 19, 2019 / Surrealistic Summer Solstice Jam 3 (San Francisco)
    Dawn Holliday Productions presents Surrealistic Summer Solstice Jam #3! Musical director - Dan “Lebo...
  • Jul 20, 2019 / Ain't Necessarily Dead Fest (Auburn)
    Notes: 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing and space walks. Temperature was in the high 80s, with t...
  • Jul 17, 2019 / Union Square Live (San Francisco)
    Doobie Decibel System Jason Crosby - fiddle, keys Roger McNamee - rhythm guitar Dan Lebowitz - lead gu...
  • Jul 3, 2019 / Union Square Live (San Francisco)
    According to Moonalice legend, today is July 3, a momentous day in American history. On this day in 1775...
Jul 6, 2019 / Teragram Ballroom (Los Angeles)
According to Moonalice legend, mixing up song lyrics creates a giant risk of confusion. But this is LA. ...
Jul 18, 2019 / Sweetwater Music Hall (Mill Valley)
DDS Trio Notes: David Nelson joined for Friend of the Devil, Rocky Road Blues, Ripple. Ace of Cups jo...
Jul 21, 2019 / Point San Pablo Harbor (Richmond)
Jul 19, 2019 / Michael's on Main (Soquel)
Jul 5, 2019 / Winston's (San Diego)
According to Moonalice legend, yesterday was a mind blowing week. First there was the earthquake. 6.4 i...
Jul 7, 2019 / Bogie's at the Westlake Village Inn (Westlake)
According to Moonalice, destiny has brought us back to Bogey’s, this time in the coming of our dear fri...
Jun 19, 2019 / Surrealistic Summer Solstice Jam 3 (San Francisco)
Dawn Holliday Productions presents Surrealistic Summer Solstice Jam #3! Musical director - Dan “Lebo...
Jul 20, 2019 / Ain't Necessarily Dead Fest (Auburn)
Notes: 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing and space walks. Temperature was in the high 80s, with t...
Jul 17, 2019 / Union Square Live (San Francisco)
Doobie Decibel System Jason Crosby - fiddle, keys Roger McNamee - rhythm guitar Dan Lebowitz - lead gu...
Jul 3, 2019 / Union Square Live (San Francisco)
According to Moonalice legend, today is July 3, a momentous day in American history. On this day in 1775...

Nick of Time

Credits Lyrics: 
Roger McNamee

Nick of Time

In the nick of time
You will find your way
In the nick of time
A path from night to day

You’re feeling desperate, you feel you’re alone
Nowhere to turn for help, and nowhere to run

What do you see . . . when you lay awake at night?
Who do you really want to be?
Follow your dreams, don’t ever let them slip away
Good things happen in the nick of time

In the nick of time
You will find true love
In the nick of time
An angel from above

That desperate feeling moves in to stay
You feel a clock ticking, it won’t go away

What do you see . . . when you lay awake at night?
Who do you really want to be?
Follow your dreams, don’t ever let them slip away
Good things happen in the nick of time

In the nick of time
You will find me there
In the nick of time
Any time, any where

Your life is a drama, twisted and strange
But you are the author, and the story can change

What do you see . . . when you lay awake at night?
Who do you really want to be?
Follow your dreams, don’t ever let them slip away
Good things happen in the nick of time

Here's the back story:

Nick of Time is a letter of support to a friend struggling with life changes. It's hard for anyone to be available all the time, but a friend who is there for you in the nick of time is a treasure. The song is deeply optimistic, which reflects my philosophy.

I wrote Nick shortly after the Silicon Valley bubble burst in 2000; the Flying Other Brothers played it, most often connected by a long jam to a song called Devil's Kitchen. Moonalice has played Nick of Time 183 times, beginning at our seventh show (Black River Falls, WI) back in August 2007. We have played several different arrangements, including 3 verses with a jam at the end, 3 verses with the jam after the 2nd verse, and two verses followed by a jam into another song. The song translates particularly well to acoustic performances.

I wrote Nick of Time with a capo at the seventh fret. That allows me to make an A chord using the hand position of a D chord, enabling the notes to ring like a chime as I play the walk down arpeggios that define the song.

Tribe Comments

Ahhh, Nick of Time touches the heart and soul very intimately. Puts goose bumps on this old bear and lets the mind go to a special and happy place. One of my favorites!

ripple's picture

Mahalo for the lyrics and info , and of course the music .
Aloha