Upcoming Concerts

  • Jan 25
    Terrapin Crossroads
    San Rafael, CA
  • Jan 26
    Felton Music Hall
    Felton, CA
  • Apr 05
    Skull & Roses
    Ventura, CA
  • May 24
    Bottlerock Music Festival (May 22-24)
    Napa, CA
Jan 25
Terrapin Crossroads - San Rafael, CA
Jan 26
Felton Music Hall - Felton, CA
Apr 5
Skull & Roses - Ventura, CA
May 24
Bottlerock Music Festival (May 22-24) - Napa, CA

Moonalice News

  • Introducing ... Full Moonalice!
  • Thank you for an amazing year!
  • Sisters & Brothers is the new Moonalice!
  • Check out the first full show by the Moonalice Sisters & Brothers band!
  • Moonalice Sisters & Brothers rock DROM in NYC!
  • Live for Live Music writes about Moonalice Sisters & Brothers Tour!
  • 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!!!
Introducing ... Full Moonalice!
Thank you for an amazing year!
Sisters & Brothers is the new Moonalice!
Check out the first full show by the Moonalice Sisters & Brothers band!
Moonalice Sisters & Brothers rock DROM in NYC!
Live for Live Music writes about Moonalice Sisters & Brothers Tour!
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!!!

What To Watch (Archive)

  • Dec 15, 2019 / 118 North (Wayne)
  • Dec 11, 2019 / Wonder Bar (Asbury Park)
    Notes: Jason played with Solar Circus
  • Jan 4, 2020 / Terrapin Crossroads Grate Room (San Rafael)
    Debut of Full Moonalice Time Has Come (THC) Revue. SOLD OUT! Notes: Hallelujah dedicated to Liz Du...
  • Dec 13, 2019 / Hill Country (New York)
    Notes: Jason played with Dave Diamond Band Roger sang Goin’ Down the Road Feelin’ Bad
  • Dec 14, 2019 / Gypsy Sally's (Washington)
    Notes: Jason played Iko-Iko and Roger sang New New Minglewood Blues with Stella Blues Band. Anniversary...
  • Dec 17, 2019 / Still Partners (Sea Cliff)
  • Dec 21, 2019 / Private Event (Mount Kisco)
  • Dec 20, 2019 / BRYAC (Bridgeport)
  • Dec 19, 2019 / The Rising Sun Barn (Telford)
    Note there has been a venue change to The Rising Sun Barn.
  • Dec 10, 2019 / Garcia's at the Cap (Port Chester)
    Notes: Erica Jeski’s first show with Doobie Decibel System Elliott Peck sang Sugaree
Dec 15, 2019 / 118 North (Wayne)
Dec 11, 2019 / Wonder Bar (Asbury Park)
Notes: Jason played with Solar Circus
Jan 4, 2020 / Terrapin Crossroads Grate Room (San Rafael)
Debut of Full Moonalice Time Has Come (THC) Revue. SOLD OUT! Notes: Hallelujah dedicated to Liz Du...
Dec 13, 2019 / Hill Country (New York)
Notes: Jason played with Dave Diamond Band Roger sang Goin’ Down the Road Feelin’ Bad
Dec 14, 2019 / Gypsy Sally's (Washington)
Notes: Jason played Iko-Iko and Roger sang New New Minglewood Blues with Stella Blues Band. Anniversary...
Dec 17, 2019 / Still Partners (Sea Cliff)
Dec 21, 2019 / Private Event (Mount Kisco)
Dec 20, 2019 / BRYAC (Bridgeport)
Dec 19, 2019 / The Rising Sun Barn (Telford)
Note there has been a venue change to The Rising Sun Barn.
Dec 10, 2019 / Garcia's at the Cap (Port Chester)
Notes: Erica Jeski’s first show with Doobie Decibel System Elliott Peck sang Sugaree

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?