Upcoming Concerts

  • Jan 22
    Saturday Stream
    Howling Moon Studio, CA
  • Jan 29
    Saturday Stream
    Howling Moon Studio, CA
  • Feb 25
    Felton Music Hall
    Felton, CA
  • Feb 26
    Sweetwater Music Hall
    Mill Valley, CA
  • Apr 10
    Skull & Roses Festival
    Ventura, CA
  • Apr 15
    Soul Revival's Grateful Easter Weekend @ Yokayo Ranch
    Ukiah, CA
  • Apr 16
    Soul Revival’s Grateful Easter Weekend - Day 2
    Ukiah, CA
  • May 28
    BottleRock Festival
    Napa Valley, CA
  • Jun 12
    The Hog Farm Hideaway
    Laytonville, CA
Jan 22
Saturday Stream - Howling Moon Studio, CA
Jan 29
Saturday Stream - Howling Moon Studio, CA
Feb 25
Felton Music Hall - Felton, CA
Feb 26
Sweetwater Music Hall - Mill Valley, CA
Apr 10
Skull & Roses Festival - Ventura, CA
Apr 15
Soul Revival's Grateful Easter Weekend @ Yokayo Ranch - Ukiah, CA
Apr 16
Soul Revival’s Grateful Easter Weekend - Day 2 - Ukiah, CA
May 28
BottleRock Festival - Napa Valley, CA
Jun 12
The Hog Farm Hideaway - Laytonville, CA

Moonalice News

  • Great Press for “Woo Woo”!
  • Moonalice releases new single — Woo Woo!
  • Moonalice Finishes 2021 In Golden Gate Park: Howl!
  • San Francisco Chronicle features "Time Has Come Today"!
  • Lighting100 in Nashville features "Time Has Come Today" as pick of the week!
  • San Francisco Chronicle promotes "Time Has Come Today"!
  • Moonalice "Time Has Come Today" Available On All Streaming Services
  • BREAKING: MOONALICE HAS A LABEL!
  • Full Moonalice @ TxR Sep 4 w/ Stu Allen & Friends!
  • Twins Celebrate Their Birthday at Cloverdale Show!
Great Press for “Woo Woo”!
Moonalice releases new single — Woo Woo!
Moonalice Finishes 2021 In Golden Gate Park: Howl!
San Francisco Chronicle features "Time Has Come Today"!
Lighting100 in Nashville features "Time Has Come Today" as pick of the week!
San Francisco Chronicle promotes "Time Has Come Today"!
Moonalice "Time Has Come Today" Available On All Streaming Services
BREAKING: MOONALICE HAS A LABEL!
Full Moonalice @ TxR Sep 4 w/ Stu Allen & Friends!
Twins Celebrate Their Birthday at Cloverdale Show!

What To Watch (Archive)

  • Jan 15, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
    Following 420 daily "Shelter-In-Place" streams, live shows are finally starting to open up and we will co...
  • Nov 27, 2021 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
    The Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend was also Day 3 of Get Back, the Beatles documentary on Disney+. To s...
  • Nov 24, 2021 / Saturday Stream (Rescheduled) (Howling Moon Studio)
    NOTE: Due a last minute screw up on the part of the performer, this show got moved from Saturday to the W...
  • Jan 1, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
    Following 420 daily "Shelter-In-Place" streams, live shows are finally starting to open up and we will co...
  • Jan 8, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
    Following 420 daily "Shelter-In-Place" streams, live shows are finally starting to open up and we will co...
  • Dec 11, 2021 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
    Following 420 daily "Shelter-In-Place" streams, live shows are finally starting to open up and we will co...
  • Dec 4, 2021 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
    Following 420 daily "Shelter-In-Place" streams, live shows are finally starting to open up and we will co...
  • Jan 22, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
    Following 420 daily "Shelter-In-Place" streams, live shows are finally starting to open up and we will co...
  • Dec 25, 2021 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
    Following 420 daily "Shelter-In-Place" streams, live shows are finally starting to open up and we will co...
  • Dec 18, 2021 / HOWL @ The Golden Gate Bandshell (San Francisco)
    According to Moonalice legend, tonight is the last full moon of 2021. It is one of the shortest nights of...
Jan 15, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Following 420 daily "Shelter-In-Place" streams, live shows are finally starting to open up and we will co...
Nov 27, 2021 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
The Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend was also Day 3 of Get Back, the Beatles documentary on Disney+. To s...
Nov 24, 2021 / Saturday Stream (Rescheduled) (Howling Moon Studio)
NOTE: Due a last minute screw up on the part of the performer, this show got moved from Saturday to the W...
Jan 1, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Following 420 daily "Shelter-In-Place" streams, live shows are finally starting to open up and we will co...
Jan 8, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Following 420 daily "Shelter-In-Place" streams, live shows are finally starting to open up and we will co...
Dec 11, 2021 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Following 420 daily "Shelter-In-Place" streams, live shows are finally starting to open up and we will co...
Dec 4, 2021 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Following 420 daily "Shelter-In-Place" streams, live shows are finally starting to open up and we will co...
Jan 22, 2022 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Following 420 daily "Shelter-In-Place" streams, live shows are finally starting to open up and we will co...
Dec 25, 2021 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Following 420 daily "Shelter-In-Place" streams, live shows are finally starting to open up and we will co...
Dec 18, 2021 / HOWL @ The Golden Gate Bandshell (San Francisco)
According to Moonalice legend, tonight is the last full moon of 2021. It is one of the shortest nights of...

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?