Hello. My name is Matt Keating
and I am writing this to tell you about my fourth record "Killjoy" as well as
give you a little bit of history about me. My other releases are: my first two
albums, "Tell It To Yourself" and "Scaryarea," in 1993 and '94, and an e.p.
of loose ends, called "Candy Valentine," earlier this year.
I started playing piano and guitar
at quite a young age. To support myself, I played piano in an old Boston Mafia
club (really!) and linked up with several rock bands . One of them was an outfit
called Circle Sky. We broke up in 1989 and I then proceeded to become a solo
singer-songwriter, performing on various street corners, subway platforms and
whatever open mikes I could find.
Of all my records, "Killjoy"
was the smoothest one to make. It was a very organic process. On my first two
albums, I looked for outside help, but this time I decided to cover as many
of the responsibilities myself as I could. It made me focus more closely on
My music is an expression of
my feelings and ideas, so the songs on this record reflect that. There is one
about David Duke and right-wingers in general called "While We Fiddle." There
is a song about how TV erodes relationships called "You And Me And This TV".
(I'm beginning to sound like that Unabomer guy!)
A couple of the songs on my album
are about my girlfriend, especially "Emily". "The L Word" is about a nervous
breakdown with a hidden unconscious reference to psychoactive drugs. "Window
Booth" is about a 30 year old being stuck in a 13-year old kid's broken-hearted
body. My favorite tracks, "Killjoy" and "The Fruit You Can't Eat," are pretty
much further variations on those themes.
Give it a listen. Then give it
another and decide for yourself. Or, wait for me to show up in your town in
a mini-van to shove it down your throat!
Go The Road Alone
4. The Fruit You Can't Eat
6. You And Me And This TV
7. Just To Feel Something
8. By The Way
9. A Roundabout Way To Get...
10. While We Fiddle
11. The L Word
12. Happy Again