sean moen began music at age 5 when he started
to learn piano. "I always tried to figure out and play
buddy holly songs, the slower ones because they were
easier to comprehend. I kind of lost myself in his love songs
because they were so beautiful. I have so much respect for
his music and consider him my biggest influence."
at age 9 he received his first guitar. "It was this cherry red
series 10. It was a horrible excuse for a guitar, but it was mine.
I remember that I had to tune all the strings to a major E
chord 'cause I didn't know how to play in the standard tuning.
everyone was like, "what the hell are you doing?" and I said hey,
this is the only way I can make it sound half way good. I would
just hold the guitar in my lap and use my thumb to press down
all the strings."
"I really got into music when I bought Jeff Buckley's album in early
1995. All my friends were listening to local punk stuff.
they thought I was so soft for listening to it, but I liked being soft.
I knew that I wanted to learn how to write songs like he did."
"evening for the dances" is in short a fantastically torturing piece of
music. in every way haunting, yet extremely tangible. after years of
searching and anguish, sean moen still hasn't found what he is
looking for and it is numbingly apparent in his music.
coldwater fushion may, 2004