Daily Discovery: Matt Keating, “Nothing To Figure Out”

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ARTIST: Matt Keating

SONG: Nothing To Figure Out

BIRTHDATE: 8/1/63

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.

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