Keith MonacchioCoffee House
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Thursday, May 17, 2012 5:57:27 PM
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Friday, May 25, 2012 2:18:29 AM
stations playing this song              
Nice Vocals
Calling All Angels
Tommys Radio.
Coffeehouse
WARRIORS FOR CHANGE
Smile About It
Extra! Archive
The Gabby Station
INDIE SPIRIT
Over The Moon Two
MWM2
IMPs Premier Singer-Songwriters
IndieMusicPeople

 















"Coffee House" is a song about the life of the performing acoustic musician.

All Songs Written by Keith Monacchio
Copyright BMI Anchorsongs 2012

Produced by Sean Glonek

Keith Monacchio – Guitar, Vocals
Joe Harvard – Lap Steel
Sean Glonek – Guitar

The song is a direct des_c_r_i_p_tion of the ups and downs of playing acoustic venues/coffee houses, libraries, I even played under a bank drive thru once. All for little or no money. Maybe, out of sheer stupidity. But, I think it's mostly just because I like to play my songs for people (at least the people who are listening). I've been told by my fellow singer/songwriter friends who play and perform in the coffee house circuit that this is sort of the unofficial theme song, which is very nice of them to say.
I’ve got this condition
Well, it’s more like an affliction
But, it’s the best part of me

Driven many miles and nearly
Burned up all my tires
My brother calls it charity

I fire up my amp
And strap my ax across my back
Check the mic, testing 1, 2, 3

As the lights go down on me
I step up and say “good evening”
I play for tips, for drinks, for gas money

I once wanted to be well known
Big write up’s in Rolling Stone
My first band we had big dreams

But that dream is standing here
In a coffeehouse somewhere
All these places look the same

People reading fancy magazines
Tapping laptops and drinking lattes
The guy in the front row is wearing headphones

As he’s tunin out on me
I say “hey buddy, can you hear me”
Over the register, the blender, and grinding coffee beans

There is a bookshelf in the corner
All the books are out of order
It goes from x to z to b
Marie she sweeps the floor up
Her t-shirt says south of the border
She passes by and smiles at me
As the hanging bells on the front door ring

I’m a high flyer
And a kamikaze diver
Dropin words and blowing them sky high

To pack it in, well, I refuse
I’m a guy with nothing to lose
I know who I am and from where I came

I’m holding firm to all my choices
I’m blocking out all my doubting voices
I measure success in small degrees

As the lights go up on me
I say “thanks for listening to my stories”
And for the tips, the drinks for free
Be sure, to take care of waitress Marie
I’ll be back here same time next week
There is no place I’d rather be
Song Comments

Tommys Radio.
Reminds me of our old days.


WARRIORS FOR CHANGE
n September 2008, Keith Monacchio, formally of the band's, The Commons & The Semibeings, officially launched his solo career. Upstage Magazine called Keith Monacchio “one of the best songwriters in the state of New Jersey”. ""The Long Evening"", his first solo record , was released in 2010 to stellar reviews. The album ended up on several year end ""best of"" lists, as well as coming in at # 12 best release of the decade in Gary Wien's book ""Are You Listening"" The Top 100 Albums of 2001 - 2010 From New Jersey Artists


INDIE SPIRIT
n September 2008, Keith Monacchio, formally of the band's, The Commons & The Semibeings, officially launched his solo career. Upstage Magazine called Keith Monacchio “one of the best songwriters in the state of New Jersey”. ""The Long Evening"", his first solo record , was released in 2010 to stellar reviews. The album ended up on several year end ""best of"" lists, as well as coming in at # 12 best release of the decade in Gary Wien's book ""Are You Listening"" The Top 100 Albums of 2001 - 2010 From New Jersey Artists


Smile About It
hard times, good times, stellar vocal, guitar, on and on...


MWM2
Nice sound and feeling Keith, well done!


Over The Moon Two
Nice lyrics to this self-reflective singer/songwriter track with a bit of a James Taylor feel.


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