Videos by American Songwriter
ARTIST: Matt Keating
SONG: Nothing To Figure Out
HOMETOWN: New York, NY
CURRENT LOCATION: New York, NY
AMBITIONS: To play stride piano, visit Iceland, Peace of Mind
TURN-OFFS: Overly ambitious people, Equity Management
TURN-ONS: Irish voices
DREAM GIG: Playing in Iceland
FAVORITE LYRIC: What’s So Funny About Peace Love and Understanding
CRAZIEST PERSON I KNOW: I live in NYC…I know all the crazy people.
SONG I WISH I WROTE: I’m glad I wrote the ones I did. I wish I wrote all the songs I like, but I didn’t.
5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: Howard Zinn, John Prine, Charles Bukowski, Anita Moorjani, Louis CK
MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: Elvis Costello 1982 in Bristol, England on the Imperial Bedroom tour
I WROTE THIS SONG: I wrote this song in one morning after my wife and daughter took a plane from our home in NYC to her mothers in Portland, OR. They got up super early for the flight and I went back to sleep. When I woke up, I picked up the guitar and imagined their entire flight there…all the places they were looking down at from the plane…as then they prepared to land. I also worked out some of our relationship confusion while I did so.