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Motor Kine

Self-Released Single

July 2021

Motor Kine

Motor Kine is a love letter to the wild sands of Baja Mexico where open land collides into the Pacific Ocean. I’ve sung Motor Kine live across the globe for years, with many different bands and instrumentation. This version provides insight into my 2020-2021 creative process.

California Style ROOTS & AMERICANA

HOMEGROWN Lyrics

Motor Kine

Dusty roads through the canyon gorge
Like a bullet baby how we run.
Steer me, babe, with a gentle hand
On, into that old boy sun.

I am your Motor Kine.
I know you’ve seen me riding.
Greased back I shine like lighting,
Leg up mamma and take a ride!

Dusty roads through the canyon gorge
Like a bullet baby how we run.
Steer me, babe, with a gentle hand
On, into that old boy sun.

Your desert’s of the rarest beauty,
I’ve never seen the like.
Your sands they give me water,
Your sun keeps me alive!

Race down the pacific ocean.
Run down those Mexico sands.
Just for nothing babe, just ’cause I want to.
Gonna fly all across these lands.

Your desert’s of the rarest beauty,
I’ve never seen the like.
Your sands they give me water,
Your sun keeps me alive!

Race down the pacific ocean.
Run down those Mexico sands.
Just for nothing babe, just ’cause I want to.
Gonna fly all across these lands.

Motor Kine doesn’t take low octane.
Throwdown some money, give me premium fuel.
Motor Kine don’t run on that cheap stuff,
Ease your hand baby Keep me cool!

Race down the pacific ocean.
Run down those Mexico sands.
Just for nothing babe, just ’cause I want to.
Gonna fly all across these lands.

Motor Kine | Tiny Desk Concert Submission 2021

The first of many music videos coming with the Motor Kine single release July 4, 2021

Motor Kine | First Time I Met Marco

The driving bass you hear on this track is none other than Marco Savoia, the best bassist in San Diego.  Period.  I want to thank him for his inspiration and friendship over the years.  I’ve been lucky to collaborate with some of the best musicians and engineers in Southern California. I thank them each from the bottom of my heart for breathing new life into one of my oldest songs.

Motor Kine | Kinvarna, IRL

Years back, my brother and I went to visit the birthplace of my grandmother.  Norah Thornton O’Donnell.  The Thorntons are from Clifden, O’Donnells from Donegal.  In Kinvarna, a bit north of the Cliffs of Moher, we played at a clansman’s house.  Kind buds, tea, and music.

Motor Kine | Encinitas, CA

Flashback to 2009.  We used to play to friends at the local bars and throw some decent parties.  This night we shared the bill with the legendary Witches Tit.

Motor Kine | Donny's Garage

Donny’s garage in Encinitas the night of writing the first lyrics in my notebook.  First time played, first time figured out and solidified as a band.