You found Seeping Matter, the personal blog of Matt Ryan. Nicely done.

I blog here about whatever interests me, which is usually software engineering and large-scale software architecture, with some other things like family, college football, racing, cars, music, politics, religion, and a fair bit of self-discovery thrown in.

Thirty Great Classic Rock Bands

Apr 30, 2022

Last month was Hair Metal March. This month was Classic Rock April. These are the people who brought us great music and paved the way for all the good music that has come since. These are the people who are certainly a bit miffed at what’s happened with modern music. These are the people to whom we owe the responsibility of bringing the good stuff back. ... Read more



Thirty Great Hair Metal Bands

Mar 31, 2022

This month on Facebook I declared March “Hair Metal Month” and throughout the month we celebrated hair metal by spotlighting 30 different hair metal bands. ... Read more



Remembering Edward Van Halen

Oct 13, 2020

We lost Eddie Van Halen last week, on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. ... Read more



How To Listen to Good Music

Jun 6, 2020

A few years ago we moved into a great new neighborhood. We love our new neighborhood and our new home, and have made lots of great friends. Many of them are a good 10-15 years younger than my wife and I. Hanging out with them makes us feel young again, so that’s a plus. ... Read more



On Being Busy

Oct 7, 2019

“Sorry I can’t - I’m too busy…” ... Read more