motu

motu

 Rocky Point, New York, USA
BandBluesFolk

MOTU is performer Dr Richard Michelson; A winner of 2 BILLBOARD Music Awards,and a SemiFinalist IBC Winner, MOTU has a Growing Fan Base that can be seen from his over SEVEN MILLION views on YouTube and over 400,000 SELF PRODUCED CD sales several of which have been considered for Grammy Awards! MOTU's 15th CD was released on August 2, 2015 and immediately soared to #7 on the Blues Charts! MOTU's recent 17th CD was also released to rave reviews in April of 2017.

Biography

MOTU is an Indie NY-based Acoustic & Electric /Blues-Roots recording artist and Singer-Songwriter performer. His Big Band includes horns, keyboards, multiple guitars, and other string instruments creating a unique sound that has become recognized world wide with a global fan club that is growing fast. This can also be demonstrated from MOTU's over SEVEN MILLION views on YouTube and the over 400,000 SELF PRODUCED INDIE CD sales! MOTU's CDs, several of which have been considered for Grammy Awards, have received RAVE Reviews including from Elmore Magazine; the defacto journal of the blues (see http://www.motu.net/elmore_motu_2009.html )!
Some of MOTU's CDs have spent OVER 4 MONTHS on CD Baby's Editor's Recommended CDs List! MOTU also released a 2 Disc CD/DVD set in 2011 which contains a 32 Track Hi-Def Live DVD. This CD features a back up band of very well-known musicians; many of whom have performed with very well known artists such as Bo Diddley, James Cotton, Johnny Winter, Watermelon Slim, Allman Brothers, Dickey Betts, Taylor Dayne, and Cindi Lauper (just to name a few)!
MOTU's 12th Official CD Release in 2012 is that year's selection by the LIBS for the Best Self-Produced CD Competition held by the Blues Foundation and awarded during the IBC in Memphis! MOTU's 2013 CD release (Miles Away) has been called "One of the most important albums of this decade!!"  MOTU's 2014 release (Get Up and Dance) was the band's first live Blu-Ray Disc and CD 2 disc set release which received 5 first round Grammy Nominations. MOTU"s 2015 release (his 15th official CD release) titled FAST FOOD BLUES continues with the big band blues and blues rock sound that launched the album to #7 on the Blues Charts in its first week released! MOTU's 17th CD was also released to rave reviews in April of 2017. In addition to ALL of this; MOTU was a SemiFinalist Winner in the International Blues Challenge (IBC) and is also a winner of two BILLBOARD World Music Awards and has also received radio play in major markets! MOTU's music is roots acoustic rock with delta blues and jam band influences. MOTU has also won praises from classic rock greats for his music-based charity work. MOTU's self produced CDs and Blu-Ray Discs are available at CDBaby, iTunes, Target, KMart, and other quality music stores. Official Fan Club Web-Site: http://www.motu.net

Here are some published RAVE Reviews about MOTU:

"The constant toothy presence of MOTUs electric guitar is a tightrope walk across a pit of hungry gators in the tradition of blues greats like John Lee Hooker and Buddy Guy! "
-The Deli Magazine; Music Recipes from the Big Apple
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"It doesnt get any better than this! This is INDIE electric JAM-BAND music at its best!"
- The NYC Underground Muse Magazine.
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"Such passionate, and impressive, music says volumes about the talent possessed by MOTU."
-Neufutur Magazine
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Dr Richard (motu) is a fabulous slide guitarist...the best part of an Oreo cookie...even without milk.
-GoodTimes Magazine
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"The new one from MOTU is chock full of rockin' good blues. Pop it in the CD player and crank it up! "
- Jerry Schaefer, host of Graveyard Blues on Long Island, NY's ONLY Classic Rock Station 103.9 WRCN FM.
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This is a feel good and have a drink type of music. Thank you MOTU!
-Skope Magazine
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This is the real deal: unfiltered, honest music that could easily resonate with anyone whos experienced a rough road. MOTUs tough, yet vulnerably aching sound is the stuff great American tales are made of Elmore Magazine
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Its the magnitude of Michelsons grasp of Blues music...whether he is playing his smooth slide guitar or honkin on his harp.
Dig This Real Magazine
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Interpretive, talented and visionary are all words that can be applied to the stringed fluency of Motu.... The Blues Lives!
The Long Island Blues Society
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Dr. Richard Michelson, a formidable blues guitarist and very raw singer... we are talking some serious blues.
Jazz.COM

MOTU (Dr Richard Michelson) is a member of ASCAP, a past Director on the Board of The Long Island Blues Society, and an active member of other Music Related Organizations that promote the education, and awareness, of American forms of music (blues, jazz, folk, roots, etc.). Contact MOTU by email: concerts@motu.net

For more information, visit http://www.motu.net

Lyrics

Walk 'Till I Fall

Written By: Dr Richard Michelson (motu)

Walk ‘Till I Fall words & music by Richard Michelson c 2007

There’s a road for fortune’s souls
Where gamblers searched for gold
They would walk ‘till they fall

Where Blind Willie and Robert have gone
Leaving their footsteps in a song
They could walk ‘till they fall

Ain’t no reason to sigh. Got no strength to walk that last mile.
But I’m gonna walk ‘till I fall

The rain is beginning to fall
I hear a train whistle in the distance call
But I got to walk ‘till I fall

Ain’t no reason to sigh. Got no strength to walk that last mile.
But I’m gonna walk ‘till I fall

(instrumental break)

Ain’t no reason to sigh. Got no strength to walk that last mile.
But I’m gonna walk ‘till I fall

The dust is blowing from the West
I’d like to find a place to rest
But I’m gonna walk ‘till I fall

I hear the ticking of the clock
Now it’s getting pretty dark
But I’m gonna walk ‘till I fall
I got to walk ‘till I fall

Going Back To Memphis Alone

Written By: Dr Richard Michelson (motu)

Going Back To Memphis words & Music By Rich Michelson c2006

The trouble with dreaming is that you awake
I saw that blue sky rising high on the lake
The trouble with you is there ain’t nothing you can fake

It’s a long road when you go it alone
I hid my tears when I was writing you this song
Don’t need no road map I can find my way home

I asked you some questions you had nothing to say
Sometimes I look for answers other times I just pray
It’s a mean old world and it’s getting meaner every day

It’s a long lonely road when you go it alone
I hid my tears when I was writing you this song
Don’t need no road map I can find my way home

I asked you some questions you had nothing to say
Sometimes I look for answers other times I just pray
It’s a mean old world and it’s getting meaner every day

The stars are rising the moon is getting grey
You’re still standing there you’ve got nothing to say
I’m going back to Memphis alone, you’ll just be in my way

I Got My Refund Check (Live Version from MOTU's 2008 CD Release)

Written By: Dr Richard Michelson (motu)

I Got My Refund Check

Written by: Dr Richard Michelson

I Got My Refund Check words & music by Richard Michelson (c 2008)

Got so many bills it's a pain in my neck
But the Tax Man he gone and sent me a check
Got my IRS check
Got my government check
I got my refund check and man we gonna have some fun

Come on baby put away those blues
Let's go out, put on your Sunday shoes
Got my IRS check
Got my government check
I got my refund check and man we gonna have some fun

That Tax Man takes the sweat off my back
He takes the whole loaf and gives a few crumbs back
Like my IRS check
Got my government check
I got my refund check and man we gonna have some fun


The Wind is Blowin' from the West

Written By: Dr Richard Michelson (motu)

One winter day when the sky was so blue
My brother and my mother, the only family that I knew
The wind was blowing cold from the West,
That’s the thing I remember best.
With two boys to raise my mother worked so long
My brother and I were left all alone
The wind was blowing from the West,
That’s the thing I remember best.
My lord why did you leave me so alone
My lord I’m so far from my home

She took to drinkin and bringing men home
They would use her, beat her, and leave her alone
The wind was blowing from the West,
That’s the thing I remember best.
Then one morning my mother was gone
Oh my lord why’d you take my mother home?
The wind was blowing from the West,
That’s the thing I remember best.
Oh my lord why did you leave me so alone
Oh my lord I’m so far from my home

I was too young to work so I said I was seventeen
When you gotta eat ain’t got no time for no dream
That wind was still blowing from the West,
That’s the thing I remember best.
Then one day this man came in the store
Said you boys want a future you got to fight in the war
The wind was blowing from the West,
That’s the thing I remember best.
Oh my lord why did you leave me so alone
Oh my lord I’m so far from my home

So to fight we did go and my brother died first
The desert drank his blood but it didn’t feed no thirst
That wind was still blowing from the West,
That’s the thing I remember best.
Then I took a bullet and I fell to my grave
No promise , no future, nothing to save
The wind was still blowing from the West,
That’s the thing I remember best.
Oh my country why did you leave me so alone
Now my lord is calling me to my home
And that wind is still blowing from the West...

Here Come Those Blues Again

Written By: Dr Richard Michelson (MOTU)

words & music by Dr R. Michelson c 2009

You come walking down those stairs,
With your pretty brown hair.
You're a sweet little thing,
You know you make me sing
Here come those blues again.
Here come those blues again.

I want to take you home
So we can be alone
The way you shake that thing
You know you make me sing
Here come those blues again.
Here come those blues again.

I'll give the world to you
Even if it makes me blue
I'll crawl on my hands and knees
Just to hear you beggin' please
Here come those blues again.
Here come those blues again.
Here come those blues again.
Here come those blues again.


A Better Day

Written By: Dr Richard Michelson (stage name "MOTU")

A Better Day ( words & music by R. Michelson c 2010)

In the bright morning light you can see fog rising
While the streets fill with lost refugees
I can’t understand how we came to be here
I don’t understand how this came to be
Take my hand Melinda we got some walkin to keep
A long way to go before we can sleep
Then you can close your eyes and dream of a better tomorrow
Close your eyes and dream of a better day

And I know it’s so hard, so hard for you baby
Your childhood games have been taken away
I never wanted you to see these things so fast
I never wanted you to grow up so fast
So take my hand Melinda we got some walkin to keep
A long way to go before we can sleep
And you can close your eyes and dream of a better tomorrow
Close your eyes and dream of a better day

A better day, better day. Dream of a better day.
A better day, better day. Dream of a better day.

I once had a job, employed with steady pay.
I never thought it could be taken away
I always thought we’d have a roof above our heads
I never thought we would need a shelter for our beds
So take my hand Melinda we got some walkin to keep
A long way to go before we can sleep
You can close your eyes and dream of a better tomorrow
Close your eyes and dream of a better day
And you can close your eyes and dream of a better tomorrow
You can close your eyes and dream of a better day

Death Comes to Louisiana

Written By: Dr Richard Michelson (stage name "MOTU")

Death comes to Louisiana words & music by R. Michelson (stage name "MOTU") c 2010

Hmmm Hmmm Hmmm Hmmm Hmmm Hmmm

Death comes to Louisiana with a slick black and brown
A dark storm descending on this beautiful town
Death comes to Louisiana with a slick black and brown
And that oil keeps bubbling out

Death comes slowly to this fishermen’s bay
There ain’t no boats leaving this dock today
Death comes slowly to this fishermen’s bay
And that oil keeps bubbling out

Death comes slow to the birds who fly no more
They once filled the sky now they’re dead on the shore
Death comes to the birds who don’t fly no more
And that oil keeps bubbling out

Death comes to the shrimp who once filled this sea
The water once pure now is diseased
Death comes to the shrimp who once filled this sea
And that oil keeps bubbling out

Death comes to the plants that lived in the sea
These plants once made air for you and me to breathe
Death comes to the plants that lived in the sea
And that oil keeps bubbling out

Death comes to Louisiana with a slick black and brown
A dark storm descending on this beautiful town
Death comes to Louisiana with a slick black and brown
And that oil keeps bubbling out

Men killed this land for money and oil
I hope that they die for these crimes that I’ve told
And their bodies are buried deep in that soil
Where that oil keeps bubbling out
Where that oil keeps bubbling out

Soul of the Bayou

Written By: Dr Richard Michelson (stage name "MOTU")

Soul of the Bayou words & music by Dr Richard Michelson (stage name "MOTU") c 2010

Its a hot summer breeze
Blowin on this old creek
The mosquitos are playin
a game of hide and seek
In the shade of the oak trees
You can feel the heat rise
In the haze of the morning
You can hear her cry

Remember days when we walked these banks
What secrets was the river hiding?
Now there’s just some photographs
and this soul of the Bayou rising

I’d walk these soft banks
if we had one more day
feel the mud beneath our feet
I wonder what would you say?
Would you tell me you loved me
would you hold me and sigh?
Do you hate me for leaving
Without saying goodbye?

Remember days when we walked these banks
What secrets was the river hiding?
Now there’s just some photographs
and this soul of the Bayou rising

And I know that you miss me
If I could I’d haunt you
Let my love fill your soul
And know I’m waiting for you

Remember days when we walked these banks
What secrets was the river hiding?
Now there’s just some photographs
and this soul of the Bayou rising
Remember days when we walked these banks
What secrets was the river hiding?
Now there’s just some photographs
and this soul of the Bayou rising
and this soul of the Bayou rising
and this soul of the Bayou rising

Time Runs Faster

Written By: Dr Richard Michelson (stage name "MOTU")

Seems I got here just yesterday
tomorrow morning I’ll be on my way
Time runs faster when you want it to slow down.
When I’m away you’re allways on my mind
The more I think about you the more I find
Time runs faster when you want it to slow down.

Give me one more moment I need to hold you before I leave
Give me one more moment to feel your heart , to hear you breathe

I see that sun is sinking low
Before you know it I’ll have to go
Time runs faster when you want it to slow down.

Instrumental

Give me one more moment I need to hold you before I leave
Give me one more moment to feel your heart, to hear you breathe

It seems my life is like a race
To see your smile , see your face
Time runs faster when you want it to slow down.
Time runs faster when you want it to slow down
Time runs faster when you want it to slow down

I'm Just A Poor Boy

Written By: Dr Richard Michelson (stage name "MOTU")

I’m just a poor boy so far from my home
I’m just a poor boy so far from my home
Hard ache is my only friend and trouble won’t leave me alone

I keep running, running all the time
I keep running, running all the time
Don’t know where I’m going, just know what I left behind

I been to Boston and Mississippi too
I been to Memphis and Chicago too
But its been so long since I been home but I still remember you
That’s why I play the blues

Ain’t no reason, ain't no reason for you to cry
I said no reason, there ain't no reason for you to cry
You’re better off without me so dry your eyes

I’m just a poor boy so far from my home
I’m just a poor boy so far from my home
Hard lucks my only friend and trouble won’t leave me alone

I’m just a poor boy. I’m just a poor boy
I’m just a poor boy. I’m just a poor boy

Drowning in Whiskey

Written By: Dr Richard Michelson (stage name:MOTU)

Drowning in Whiskey by Dr R. Michelson (stage name MOTU) c 2010

I need you babe to pick me up when I fall
You’re the kind of woman who comes when I call
When I’m drowning in whiskey, drowning in whiskey, yeh
Drowning in whiskey and I can’t remember much at all.

It’s not my fault that I forget it all
You know this morning I woke up in the hall
I must’ve been drowning in whiskey, drowning in whiskey, yeh
Drowning in whiskey and I don’t remember much at all.

It’s not my fault I’m not that deep.
Have some faith, make that leap
Having hate ain’t no emotion to keep.
You took off your clothes but I fell asleep

Instrumental Verse

You told me that I got a lot of gall
You told me your problems and I just stared at the wall
I must’ve been drowning in whiskey, drowning in whiskey, yeh
Drowning in whiskey and I can’t remember much at all.
Drowning in whiskey and I can’t remember much at all.
I’m Drowning in whiskey and I can’t remember much at all.

Crossroads of our Lives

Written By: Dr Richard Michelson (Motu)

Where has the time gone
Wasn’t it yesterday when I asked you your name
And you smiled your smile
A smile that changed the rules of the game
It was all meant to be
How the days turned into years is not clear to me
We watched the sun set in the West
I took your hand in mine. Your hand holding mine. Your hand holding mine.

Here today and then gone
Remember me just a little while
Hold my memory in your heart with a song

These are the crossroads of our lives
Time’s a cancer but memories are gold
Like holding water in your hand
It slips through your fingers and falls to the floor
A candle lights the way
Surrounded by the darkness of the night
A brief glimmer then gone
I focused my eyes and it slipped all away. Ohhh it slipped away.

Here today and then gone
Remember me just a little while
Hold my memory in your heart with this song

We hold the truth to our lives
Walking faster to the ticking of the clock
Not knowing the reasons why
Accepting destiny like pawns in a game. Like life is just a game.

These are the crossroads of our lives
Remember me just a little while
Hold my memory in your heart just a little while….

Testify

Written By: Dr Richard Michelson (MOTU)

In the afternoon I’m gonna testify
In the evening I’m gonna testify
And in the morning when you’re by my side
I’m gonna testify my love for you.
Ain’t no reason to have any doubt
You’re gonna know what I’m talking about
I’m gonna testify my love for you
Yeah girl I’m gonna testify

You know I work all day and come home at night
I know my girl she’s gonna treat me right
And then in the morning when you’re by my side
I’m gonna testify my love for you.
Ain’t no reason to have any doubt
You’re gonna know what I’m talking about
I’m gonna testify my love for you
Yeah girl I’m gonna testify

Ain’t no reason to have any doubt
You’re gonna know what I’m talking about
I’m gonna testify my love for you
Yeah girl I’m gonna testify

Bayou Moon

Written By: Dr Richard Michelson (MOTU)

Hello America, where’s your streets of gold
So many people out of work with no place left to go
So I’m going back to Baton Rouge, what else can I do
You can look for me beneath that Bayou Moon

There’s nothin’ here, there’s nothin’ left,
even though I tried my best
So I spent my last earned dollar on this bus ride going west
And I’m going back to Baton Rouge,
maybe hit the harder stuff
I hope this trip won’t be another bust
So I’m going back to Baton Rouge and it won’t be too soon
You can look for me beneath that Bayou Moon

It was an American Dream,
maybe just a fantasy
I hoped while I was looking for you,
you’d be looking for me.
So I’m going back to Baton Rouge
and I hope I won’t be alone
That Mississippi River’s calling me home
So I’m going back to Baton Rouge and it won’t be too soon
You can look for me beneath that Bayou Moon
that Bayou Moon

Jesus Gonna Save My Soul

Written By: Dr Richard Michelson (MOTU)

Bottle of whiskey
Bottle of Rum
How much moonshine keeps you from Kingdom Come
So I’m wanting to know and for Jesus to save my soul

If the Devil has his way
He’ll be stealin’ your soul while you pray
Just tell Mr Devil you’re waiting for Jesus to save your soul

And he won’t be loud and he won’t have much to say
You won’t see him round ‘til those trumpets sound on your dying day
So you better start praying boy

If your time is wasting then waste no time
Come all you sinners stand in line
And tell Mr Devil you’re waiting for Jesus to save your soul

And he won’t be loud and he won’t have much to say
You won’t see him round ‘til those trumpets sound on your dying day
You better start praying boy

I see that sun setting over the hill
The night is falling and the wind is still
So I got to pay my bill and hope that Jesus can save my soul
I said I’m waiting for Jesus to save my soul

Take Me To The Sunrise

Written By: Dr Richard Michelson (stage name: MOTU)

Take me to the water and fill up my canteen
My soul is so thirsty from the things I have seen
I thought I saw a vision or maybe just a dream
Take me to the water and fill up my canteen

Take me to the river and wash my sins away
My shoes got so muddy from the road along the way
I've traveled for many miles and it's been a long day
Take me to the river and wash my sins away

Take me to the ocean so the waves can carry me
Back home where I was born is where I want to be
My eyes are wide open to sights I long to see
Take me to the ocean so the waves can carry me

Take me to the sunrise where the light starts the day
I've been too long in darkness and I may have lost my way
And so now I see the morning break and so now I pray
Take me to the sunrise where the light starts the day
Take me to the sunrise and take my soul away

Your Morning Loving

Written By: Dr Richard Michelson (stage name:MOTU)

It’s 3AM in the morning I can’t get no sleep
I been up all night counting sheep
Waiting for that sun to rise cause I can’t get my eyelids to fall
I’m so damn tired of staring at the walls
I don’t need no coffee and whiskey just might make me sick
But I know your morning loving just might do the trick

My mind is racing My thoughts are running away
I’m thinking about tomorrow and the bills I gotta pay
Staying awake thinking and trying so hard to recall
Worried about things that really don’t matter much at all
I don’t need no coffee and whiskey just might make me sick
But I know your morning loving just might do the trick

I got some work in the morning so I got to get some rest
I want to be your lover, baby, I don’t want to be no pest
I got no place to go right now and I know you got none too
So give me your loving baby, you know just what to do
I don’t need no coffee and whiskey just might make me sick
But I know your morning loving just might do the trick

Tell Your Mama

Written By: Dr Richard Michelson (stage name: MOTU)

Tell your mama I don’t live here no more
Tell your mama I don’t live here no more
I’m heading down South, won’t be no trouble no more

Tell your mama. Tell your brother and sister too
Tell your mama. Tell your brother and sister too
I’m leaving, got nothing more here to do

Tell your mama to quit her low down way
Tell your mama to quit her low down way
She’s a black hearted woman so I’m going away.

Tell your mama I won’t take it no more
Tell your mama I won’t take it no more
Tell her I’m leaving, I’m going out that door

Meet Me In Memphis ( Ode to Elvis )

Written By: Dr Richard Michelson (stage name: MOTU)

I heard the music of hopes and dreams
Echo through the night from cafes and bars
It rolled down Beale Street with the sound of the blues
With a drum beat of buses, tourists, and cars

Meet me in Memphis where the Delta still is grand
Where the night sings the music of the bands
Meet me in Memphis in that garden in Grace Land
Under the moonlight feel the soul of the land
Under the moonlight feel the soul of the land

I stopped for a drink in Mr Handy’s Blues Hall
Drank ‘till I saw Ike’s ghost up on that stage
I asked him if he would kindly play me a tune
He just smiled and then faded away.

Meet me in Memphis where the Delta still is grand
Where the night sings the music of the bands
Meet me in Memphis in that garden in Grace Land
Under the moonlight feel the soul of the land
Under the moonlight feel the soul of the land

Meet me in Memphis I’ll meet you there
Meet me in Memphis
I’ll be waiting there

So I got on the bus with my ticket to Graceland
To feel the soul of this kid who could sing the blues
I saw a shrine of gold records, trophies, and things
and a 15 foot white thrown made for a king

Meet me in Memphis where the Delta still is grand
Where the night sings the music of the bands
Meet me in Memphis in that garden in Grace Land
Under the moonlight feel the soul of the land
Under the moonlight feel the soul of the land

Brooklyn

Written By: Dr Richard Michelson (stage name: MOTU)

Used to meet my Grandpa every night at the train
I’d wait for him by the tracks, he’d call my name
All I saw was his smile, didn’t see nothing wrong
While others saw an immigrant who didn’t belong

I’ll see you in Brooklyn, we can say goodbye
To a gentle soul who was so good and stood so high
Don’t shed no tears just breathe a sigh
There in Brooklyn we’ll all say goodbye

He came to this country to start a new life
A priest who left his church to marry his wife
No practical skills to support his new life
Cut through his dreams like the blade of a knife

Still nothing could kill the love in the man
No anger or excuses to raise a harmful hand
Nothing can beat you if you take a stand
Taught me to find peace any way I can

I’ll see you in Brooklyn, we can say goodbye
To that gentle soul who was so good and stood so high
Don’t shed no tears just breathe a sigh
There in Brooklyn we’ll all say goodbye
There in Brooklyn Ohhhhhhhh
There in Brooklyn Ohhhhhhhh

To those who seek attention life is just a lie
The only truth that matters is the truth you have inside
You can worship your reflection, shout, scream and cry
But only a quiet life will roar like the thunder in the sky

I’ll see you in Brooklyn, we can say goodbye
To that gentle soul who was so good and stood so high
Don’t shed no tears just breathe a sigh
There in Brooklyn we’ll all say goodbye
There in Brooklyn Ohhhhhhhh
There in Brooklyn Ohhhhhhhh

The Eagle Flies

Written By: Dr Richard Michelson (stage name:MOTU)

Going back to days in a memory
To a time long gone by
Going back to days in my memory
Like a dream the eagle flies

Once this child stood at the crossroads
And listened to the gypsy sigh
Once this child stood at the crossroads
And like a dream the eagle flies

Time’s a thief that wears a blindfold
He sheds no tears and hears no cries
Time’s a thief that wears a blindfold
And like a dream the eagle flies

Now the light fades with the sunset
No regrets and no goodbye
Now the light fades with the sunset
And like a dream the eagle flies

Now the light fades with the sunset
No regrets and no goodbye
Now the light fades with the sunset
And like a dream the eagle flies

Ain't No Lovin' Like A Woman

Written By: Dr Richard Michelson (stage name:MOTU)

Ain’t no loving like a woman who needs a good man
Ain’t no loving like a woman who needs a good man
She’ll give you more than you need if you be her good man

Ain’t no loving like a woman who’s been wronged
Ain’t no loving like a woman who’s been wronged
If you treat me right I’ll love you all night long

Ain’t no loving like a woman who knows her man is good
Ain’t no loving like a woman who knows her man is good
I’ll take care of business in every way I should

Ain’t no loving like a woman who needs a good man
Ain’t no loving like a woman who needs a good man
Treat me like your woman and I’ll treat you like a man

My Baby Won't Go

Written By: Dr Richard Michelson (stage name:MOTU)

Gonna carry that load
On a long hard road
But I ain’t alone
Cause I got my baby and my baby won’t go

She don’t criticize
When I tell her lies
She satisfies
I got my baby and I won’t let her go

She brings home stray cats,
maybe just a few
Maybe I’m a stray cat too
I love my baby and my baby won’t go

She pays my bail
When I’m in jail
She’s my crazy mama
I love my baby and my baby won’t go
I love my baby and my baby won’t go

Discography

MOTU's latest 15th CD released in 2015 features 10 new MOTU originals guaranteed to get you snapping your fingers and dancing to the beat. MOTU's 14th CD released in 2014 (Get Up and Dance) received 5 first round Grammy Nominations. MOTU's 13th CD released in 2013 (Miles Away) has already been called "One of the most important albums of this decade!!" MOTU's 12th CD was released in April 2012 and, besides sales approaching 60,000 in the first six months since it's release, this album is this year's selection by the LIBS for the Best Self-Produced CD Competition held by the Blues Foundation and awarded during the IBC in Memphis! Past releases have spent over 4 Months on the CDBaby Editor's Recommended List & Received RAVE Reviews in Music Journals like Elmore Magazine. MOTU has also received radio play in major markets ...and sold over 300,000 Self-Produced Indie CDs to a growing global fan base! In 2010 MOTU Released his 1st LIVE Concert 32 track Hi-Def DVD Video! A second DVD was released in 2011 as part of a 2 Disc DVD/CD Set. This release in 2011 featured some ground breaking studio material that caught the attention of some very well known music professionals. Past CDs have had line ups of some outstanding Long Island-NY musicians; many of whom have performed with very well known artists such as Bo Diddley, James Cotton, Johnny Winter, Watermelon Slim, Allman Brothers, Dickey Betts, Taylor Dayne, and Cindi Lauper (just to name a few)!

Visit www.motu.net for a complete list of CDs and more information including links to past reviews.

LIVE Videos of MOTU Solo & MOTU's Electric Band can be seen on YouTube at:
http://www.youtube.com/user/MotuBlues/

Set List

Set Lists depend on the Venue and Event. These can range from 30 min to 3 hours depending on the situation. Also, due to MOTU's large body of work, set lists are always different.