Matthew H. Welch
"The pandemic has given me a little more time. I am doing my level best to make good use of it. Or let it make good use of me."
Tell us about what you're currently working on.
I’m a homeless songwriter and American father house sitting in Roland Park. I work as a painter at UMBC and my hours have been reduced in response to the pandemic but my compensation has not. My children are safe and happy with their mother and I FaceTime with them every day. So I am grateful.
I am working on several musical projects including collaborations with friends but mostly my own songs. I also write poetry and sometimes paint and make visual art, sculpture, etc.
Has your work shifted in response to the pandemic? How?
The pandemic has given me a little more time. I am doing my level best to make good use of it. Or let it make good use of me.
How do you think the creative process can help us confront our "new" reality?
Creativity is a healing force. Most direct interface with anything like what we refer to as reality that I’ve encountered in my brief quest. I ain’t done looking though.
Have you any dreams you’d like to sell? Dreams of loneliness like a heartbeat drives you mad in the stillness of remembering what you had and what you lost.
Speedball by ya
Make ya look like a fool
Time slips away and leaves you with nothing Mister but boring stories
Fools and kings
Catch a wave and you’re sitting on top of the world
It was music that gave the shove and resolved in music we shall breathe
It was children that crafted the parent and resolved in children we shall live
Matthew H. Welch lives in Baltimore. Listen to his beautiful music here.