Dustin McKamie

Dustin McKamie

BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

My name is Dustin McKamie and I have a great love for indie/pop music. I am a very well rounded musician playing the drums,piano,and guitar. I've been singing/writing for over 4 yrs now and have developed a keen sense to what makes a song good. I always come from a real place and love the process.

Biography

I play indie pop music w/ influences as such as Death Cab for Cutie, Brand New, Iron and Wine, The Format, The New Amsterdams, The Shins, The Rocket Summer, and so on. I've been writing for over four years now and continue to write on a regular basis. I've got lots of music ready to be professionally produced. I'm at a point where I am playing great music and putting on great shows.

Lyrics

Notes and Photographs

Written By: Dustin McKamie

I'm taking notes and photographs and making a collage. I'm saving all your memories for when I'm lonely.
Don't you see, it's unhealthy to live like this but you've left me no choice. I've got so much more love to give. It's all inside. You never gave me a shot.
I'm making a name for myself. I'm taking this town on my own. I'm never looking back again. It's all past history. As you know this conversation took a turn to the dark side. I'm never coming home again. It's all in sight. I'll never see you again.

The Iceberg

Written By: Dustin McKamie

It was all in my head.
Just a story I made up myself
You played the heroine
I played the hero in a Greek tragedy
We were in a war
Both sides were losing
And forgot what they were fighting for
We were in a war
And I was a marine
marching backwards through the battle scene

My father's a generous man he said the best advice that I can give you
Is find it for yourself
My mother she loved me more than I could ever imagine someone loving another
Made me who I am

But I can't talk myself out of this one, no way
You and I can't talk ourselves out of this one, no way
no way

So take it slow
And take it easy
She spoke to me
I think I know why I went crazy and made you leave
So I'm on a plane leaving the city and all my dreams
Yeah I'm on a plane headed back to Missouri
So we can talk about some things

How life is an open book and I'm living each page now with a purpose far greater than me
How life is an open book and I'm looking at something that could be perfect in this story.

You and I can't talk ourselves out of this one, no way
You and I can't talk ourselves out of this one, no way, no way

Love was an iceberg and we were the ship and we ran smack dab into it
How we fell and broke to pieces
Love was a tractor beam in a science fiction movie and we were aliens on another planet

You and I can't talk ourselves out of this one, no way
You and I can't talk ourselves out of this one

It was all in my head
Just a story I made up myself

I'm an actor in L.A.

Written By: Dustin McKamie

I'm an actor in L.A.
I'm an actor in L.A.
But Hollywood has never seen my face
Ok, I'm a model in L.A.
I'm a model in L.A.
But all my photograghs never left my portfolio
L.A. I can't figure you out
L.A. I can't figure you out
When the time gets tough it only gets more tough
Hear me now

I'm a singer in L.A.
I'm a singer in L.A.
But all the songs I write the radio never plays

L.A. I can't figure you out
L.A. I can't figure you out
When the time gets tough it only gets more tough
Hear me now

I'm an actor
I'm a model
I'm a singer
I'm a screenplay writer
I'm a movie-scorer
I'm a stuntman
I'm a director of photography
I'm a director to be
I'm a milkman
I'm an astronaut
I'm a convicted felon
I'm a gangster about to be shot
I'm a vampire
I'm a Greek Adonis
I'm a new detective
I'm a suicidal maniac

L.A. I can't figure you out
L.A. I can't figure you out
When the time gets tough it only gets more tough
Hear me now

Discography

I've released an album called, "The Red Balloon." I wrote, played, and produced the album on my own and released it online at myspace.com/dustinmckamie and at live shows. Since then my music has developed to a more mature and richer sound. Looking for production assistance. Streamed at myspace.com/dustinmckamie

Set List

I'll usually play a 7 or 8 song set list.
1. Never Said Goodbye
2. We met on a motorbike
3. I'm on the Edge
4. My Oxygen Machine
5. Cover
6. My Love is Gone
7. Promises