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Country Boy (2007)

This album has two red neck songs, four sad songs, one encouraging song, the title track (self-styled), a song wondering why there are no songs about normal guys, and a song about a pair of boots. Country basis with some blues, folk, and rockabilly thrown in.

Little Known Legends of the West (2008)

A collection of ten songs regarding legends of the West you may not have heard of. One man got two songs about him. Some name names, a few do not. One is an overview song. One is about the Cherokee Alphabet.

Cover Toons (2009)

This year, I went with a theme, like last year. This year's theme is cover. This could mean actual cover as in a blanket, quilt, etc. Or, metaphorically, like, "I got you covered." One song even refers to cover tunes. As a play on words, and to inject a little humor, I titled the album, "Cover Toons." It was all done in fun. Hope you enjoy!

Snapshots (2010)

This started out as a theme in looking at my life. But as the muse spoke, it became less thematic and more like the title with (hopefully) enough vagueness to make each song more applicable to more people. In other words, you don't have to be me to figure out the song. A lot more finger-style and sparse production mark these songs. No full accompaniments. I hope that at least one touches you. I classified them as Americana, though they could also be country. I find it hard to locate the right genre. Since I grew up on country music-that's how I see it. But not Nashville style. If there were a singer-songwriter genre available, I would choose that. For that is me.

Tell Me A Story About Trains (2011)

I chose a theme of trains crossed with the paranormal. Not all songs have paranormal mixed in, though. Some are actual stories, or taken from actual stories. Two are complete fiction. To tell which is which-I posted a blog that gives a blurp on the background for each song. Not likely that everyone will like every song. But, I hope you'll like at least one. Enjoy!

A Pirate's Life (2012)

The stories behind the Pirate songs: A Pirate's Hanging:from the perspective of a pirate knowing he was to be hanged. A Pirate's Life: a little ditty about being a pirate. Ching Shih: biographical song about the pirate woman. Mistress Ching in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies was based off this woman. Very successful and was granted immunity in lieu of pirating. She got to keep her loot and opened a successful gambling house. Green Flash at Sunset:from the perspective of a pirate on watch at night. Somewhat reminiscent of the Bob Dylan song-All Along the Watchtower. John Roberts: biographical of the pirate's life. Soft acoustic sound. Legends Upon the Sea:an overview song. A song about sailing the sea. Buffett-like in sound. Let's Have An Agreement: about the Pirate's Code. Originally agreed upon by Bartholomew Roberts (John Roberts) and his crew. Port Royal: little bit of history. She is so Alluring:About a sailor falling in love with a mermaid. Rescue of the First Mate: darker song of a pirate

Call of the Wild (2013)

This year the songs are about cryptids. They cover El Chupacabra, the Mothman, shapeshifters, a carniverous tree, the Ozark Howler, the Jersey Devil, the Pope Lick Monster, the Lizard Man, the Flatwoods Monster, and Bigfoot.

RPM Challenge 2014 (2014)

Automobiles is the theme for this year for me. Autos, and how they intersect with our lives and loves. There are some simple songs and some deep ones. There are no wrong interpretations. Let your mind fly----or, rather, drive. Enjoy!

Remnants (2015)

No theme this year due to illness and other difficulties. But the songs do seem to go along with each other. Music is a journey. This where I was in February 2015.

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Xander Crayon

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Jonathon Aubrey

Lawrence Jones

The Black Kapelle

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Doc Mooney

BIOGRAPHY

Just me and my imagination and computer. Lots of guitar and harmonica. A little bit of casio keyboard. I have been writing songs for over 30 years.

BAND MEMBERS
Me and guitars, vocals, harmonica, Casio keyboard.

YEARS COMPLETED
2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015

GENRES
Country,Americana / Roots,Contemporary Singer/Songwriter,Alternative Folk,Americana,Folk-Rock

OTHER BAND SITES
http://docmooney.rpmchallenge.com
http://facebook.com/marcus.mooney1
http://www.youtube.com/BIGDOGMOONEY


Completed Albums

Country Boy(2007)

This album has two red neck songs, four sad songs, one encouraging song, the title track (self-styled), a song wondering why there are no songs about normal guys, and a song about a pair of boots. Country basis with some blues, folk, and rockabilly thrown in.


All In My Mind
Bad Reputation
Broken Dreams
Chase Your Dreams
Country Boy
Drink, Dance, 'N' Shout   (preferred)
Guys Like Me
I Miss The Trains
The Last One to Know
Those Boots

Little Known Legends of the West(2008)

A collection of ten songs regarding legends of the West you may not have heard of. One man got two songs about him. Some name names, a few do not. One is an overview song. One is about the Cherokee Alphabet.


Cherkee Alphabet
George Flatt
John Heath
Legends (An Overview)
Nature's Friend
Nellie Cashman
No Gun Marshal
Ole Tom Horn
See Him Again
The Prince of Hangmen   (preferred)

Cover Toons(2009)

This year, I went with a theme, like last year. This year's theme is cover. This could mean actual cover as in a blanket, quilt, etc. Or, metaphorically, like, "I got you covered." One song even refers to cover tunes. As a play on words, and to inject a little humor, I titled the album, "Cover Toons." It was all done in fun. Hope you enjoy!


Cover You
Cover Tunes
I Covered You   (preferred)
Just Enough Cover
My Backside's Exposed
My Cover's Too Short Blues
One More Blanket
Pillow Without A Pillowcase
The Last Cover I 'll Ever Need
You Never Covered Me

Snapshots(2010)

This started out as a theme in looking at my life. But as the muse spoke, it became less thematic and more like the title with (hopefully) enough vagueness to make each song more applicable to more people. In other words, you don't have to be me to figure out the song. A lot more finger-style and sparse production mark these songs. No full accompaniments. I hope that at least one touches you. I classified them as Americana, though they could also be country. I find it hard to locate the right genre. Since I grew up on country music-that's how I see it. But not Nashville style. If there were a singer-songwriter genre available, I would choose that. For that is me.


Snapshots   Download
The End of an Era   Download
How Many   Download
Just Tell The Truth   (preferred)   Download
Longings   Download
I Been Told   Download
Time   Download
Paid in Vain   Download
Restless   Download
The Last Song I Write   Download

Tell Me A Story About Trains(2011)

I chose a theme of trains crossed with the paranormal. Not all songs have paranormal mixed in, though. Some are actual stories, or taken from actual stories. Two are complete fiction. To tell which is which-I posted a blog that gives a blurp on the background for each song. Not likely that everyone will like every song. But, I hope you'll like at least one. Enjoy!


Legend of the Tunnel Treasure
Ninth Avenue
Tell Me A Story About Trains
The Wreck of 382
Waiting for Molly
Where Would We Be Without Trains
Another Life
Ghost Train   (preferred)
If I Were A Ghost On A Train

A Pirate's Life(2012)

The stories behind the Pirate songs: A Pirate's Hanging:from the perspective of a pirate knowing he was to be hanged. A Pirate's Life: a little ditty about being a pirate. Ching Shih: biographical song about the pirate woman. Mistress Ching in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies was based off this woman. Very successful and was granted immunity in lieu of pirating. She got to keep her loot and opened a successful gambling house. Green Flash at Sunset:from the perspective of a pirate on watch at night. Somewhat reminiscent of the Bob Dylan song-All Along the Watchtower. John Roberts: biographical of the pirate's life. Soft acoustic sound. Legends Upon the Sea:an overview song. A song about sailing the sea. Buffett-like in sound. Let's Have An Agreement: about the Pirate's Code. Originally agreed upon by Bartholomew Roberts (John Roberts) and his crew. Port Royal: little bit of history. She is so Alluring:About a sailor falling in love with a mermaid. Rescue of the First Mate: darker song of a pirate


A Pirates Hanging
A Pirates Life
Ching Shih
Green Flash at Sunset
John Roberts
Legends Upon the Sea
Lets Have an Agreement
Port Royal
She is so Alluring   (preferred)
The Rescue of the First Mate

Call of the Wild(2013)

This year the songs are about cryptids. They cover El Chupacabra, the Mothman, shapeshifters, a carniverous tree, the Ozark Howler, the Jersey Devil, the Pope Lick Monster, the Lizard Man, the Flatwoods Monster, and Bigfoot.


Call of the Wild
A Poor Farmer From Mexico
A Trip to Madagaskar
Believe It Or Not
Gone Missing
I Will Name It Devil   (preferred)
If You See Him
Lizard Man Lizard Man
Lookin for Mothman
Was It From Heaven

RPM Challenge 2014(2014)

Automobiles is the theme for this year for me. Autos, and how they intersect with our lives and loves. There are some simple songs and some deep ones. There are no wrong interpretations. Let your mind fly----or, rather, drive. Enjoy!


Got My All Wheel Drive   Download
My Car Goes Good in the Snow   (preferred)   Download
Letter to My Car   Download
My Car Makes Music   Download
Driving a Dream   Download
If God Owned A Car   Download
Little Red Sports Car   Download
My Fishin Car   Download
My First Pickup Truck   Download
When You Get Old   Download

Remnants(2015)

No theme this year due to illness and other difficulties. But the songs do seem to go along with each other. Music is a journey. This where I was in February 2015.


Just One Look   Download
Loaded   Download
Mem Ries   Download
More to Fly
No Stranger
On Display
Remnants
Songwriter
Theres a White Door   Download
Your Embrace   (preferred)