Upcoming Concerts

  • Apr 23
    Skull & Roses Festival V
    Ventura, CA
Apr 23
Skull & Roses Festival V - Ventura, CA

Moonalice News

  • Commemorating the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival!!!
  • Moonalice Minute: Lester & Dylan Chambers (Episode 1)
  • Glide Magazine interviews Pete Sears!
  • Acoustic Guitar Magazine: Barry, Roger and T’s play Nick and Woo Woo
  • PopMatters: Bottlerock Napa review … featuring Moonalice
  • Moonalice Will Not Play Indoors Until Further Notice
  • Bottlerock Napa 2022: Photos by Bob Minkin
  • Riff Magazine: story about Moonalice with interviews, preview of BottleRock!
  • Songfacts podcast: Lester Chambers!
  • Summer of Soul -- Featuring Lester Chambers & The Chambers Brothers -- wins Academy Award!
Commemorating the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival!!!
Moonalice Minute: Lester & Dylan Chambers (Episode 1)
Glide Magazine interviews Pete Sears!
Acoustic Guitar Magazine: Barry, Roger and T’s play Nick and Woo Woo
PopMatters: Bottlerock Napa review … featuring Moonalice
Moonalice Will Not Play Indoors Until Further Notice
Bottlerock Napa 2022: Photos by Bob Minkin
Riff Magazine: story about Moonalice with interviews, preview of BottleRock!
Songfacts podcast: Lester Chambers!
Summer of Soul -- Featuring Lester Chambers & The Chambers Brothers -- wins Academy Award!

What To Watch (Archive)

  • Nov 11, 2022 / Golden Gate Bandshell (San Francisco)
    According to Moonalice legend, today is Veterans Day. We salute all veterans and thank them. Today...
  • Nov 5, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
  • Oct 29, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
  • Nov 26, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
  • Oct 4, 2022 / Double Feature! Moonalice + Summer of Soul at The Chapel (HSB Out Of The Park Event) (San Francisco)
    According to Moonalice legend, the Harlem Culture Festival of 1969 was an event with human impact when it...
  • Sep 25, 2022 / KPFZ Radio Benefit Concert @ Cache Creek Vineyards (Clearlake Oaks)
    According to Moonalice legend, the rain in Clearlake Oaks falls mainly on days when we are scheduled to p...
  • Sep 17, 2022 / Ain't Necessarily Dead Fest (Auburn)
    According to Moonalice legend, the past ten days have seen a lot of climate change impacts. Our show last...
  • Dec 3, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
  • Oct 6, 2022 / KRSH Backyard Concert (Rescheduled from Sep 8) (Santa Rosa)
    According to Moonalice legend, this gig was supposed to happen a month ago, but climate change had other ...
  • Sep 24, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Nov 11, 2022 / Golden Gate Bandshell (San Francisco)
According to Moonalice legend, today is Veterans Day. We salute all veterans and thank them. Today...
Nov 5, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Oct 29, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Nov 26, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Oct 4, 2022 / Double Feature! Moonalice + Summer of Soul at The Chapel (HSB Out Of The Park Event) (San Francisco)
According to Moonalice legend, the Harlem Culture Festival of 1969 was an event with human impact when it...
Sep 25, 2022 / KPFZ Radio Benefit Concert @ Cache Creek Vineyards (Clearlake Oaks)
According to Moonalice legend, the rain in Clearlake Oaks falls mainly on days when we are scheduled to p...
Sep 17, 2022 / Ain't Necessarily Dead Fest (Auburn)
According to Moonalice legend, the past ten days have seen a lot of climate change impacts. Our show last...
Dec 3, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Oct 6, 2022 / KRSH Backyard Concert (Rescheduled from Sep 8) (Santa Rosa)
According to Moonalice legend, this gig was supposed to happen a month ago, but climate change had other ...
Sep 24, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)

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