Biography

I'm Canadian, born in Toronto, but a circuitous route via Australia, Germany, and the Ukraine led me to The Netherlands.

Largely through my work - originally as a journalist then as a teacher/lecturer/copyeditor- I've always been involved in writing. In the past, I published short stories and poetry. Starting around 2008, I began to write lyrics. To date, I've produced several hundred, many of which have been turned into songs - alll of them the result of online collaborations.

I'd like to work with iComp composers/vocalists as well.

I write across a number of genres. My taste in music is eclectic, ranging from Bob Dylan and the Beatles to Rogers & Hammerstein and Rachmaninoff.

Music rss

Title Genre Released Plays
Westering Other Oct 8, 2017 332
Cinnamon Love Other Aug 17, 2017 534
What I Can't Forgive Pop Feb 9, 2017 444
Miriam the Magdalene Alternative Jan 24, 2017 300
Better Left Unseen Rock Jan 19, 2017 609
The Dreeman Tree Other Dec 31, 2016 398
Three Crows Alternative Oct 17, 2015 377
How Like A Sailor Folk Oct 16, 2015 367
Frequent Flyer Blues Sep 21, 2015 622
Sevastopol Alternative Sep 19, 2015 469
Dancing on Bleeding Feet Spiritual/Gospel Sep 16, 2015 635
The Cowry Shell Rock Sep 14, 2015 598
Become the Rock Inspirational Aug 24, 2015 438
Miranda Collab Other Jan 19, 2015 897
Insomnia (revised) Collab Alternative Apr 30, 2014 890
All of the Trees Other Apr 28, 2014 592
The Beast of the City Other Apr 10, 2014 945
I'm Beside Myself (When I'm Beside You) Collab Pop Jan 20, 2014 901
Velvet Dark Collab Alternative Oct 16, 2013 956
Witness Collab Alternative May 12, 2013 897
Black Widow Collab Pop Apr 28, 2013 572
Yes, I Have Collab Spiritual/Gospel Feb 20, 2013 925
You're Smooth Collab Jazz Feb 11, 2013 708
Liquid Crystal Ladies Explicit Other Feb 5, 2013 984
The Angels Other Dec 23, 2012 412
Your Lush Amazon Heart World Dec 4, 2012 721
Yard Sale Collab Jazz Nov 7, 2012 919
Heart Please Break Collab Blues Sep 22, 2012 1070
Her 'Tude 'n Her Twang Country Sep 10, 2012 771
Come Hurry Lads To Sydney Cove Collab Folk Aug 30, 2012 949
The Old You Was Hotter Other Aug 25, 2012 624
Insomnia Alternative Aug 23, 2012 495
Raven Folk Aug 13, 2012 913
The Keeper of Hearts Collab Music Videos Aug 4, 2012 1245
Every So Often The Goddess New Age Aug 4, 2012 759
He Had His Way With Me Folk Jul 28, 2012 1015
Wednesday's Child Jazz Jul 27, 2012 849
The Enchanted River (vocals version 1: classical) Collab Classical Jul 19, 2012 1371
Blah-blah Blah-blah Blah-blah Alternative Jul 18, 2012 772
The Rats Metal Jul 8, 2012 684
Stranger Won't Touch You World Jul 6, 2012 793
One Tear Don't Mean A Heartbreak Country Jun 28, 2012 2252
Aiko-san and the Bamboo Blind World Jun 25, 2012 1286
Put The Cat Out, Darlin' Blues Jun 23, 2012 760
Nine Billion Names Of God Alternative Jun 22, 2012 1592
Until The Final Note Sounds Folk Jun 20, 2012 776
Don't Look Back Alternative Jun 20, 2012 673
Baby, Dear Baby Other Jun 19, 2012 721
Safe From Glass Alternative Jun 15, 2012 704
IF I WERE A SAILOR Folk Jun 15, 2012 1005
CHICKEN OF DEPRESSION BLUES Explicit Blues Jun 15, 2012 633
SIMPLE VELVET & BASIC DIAMONDS Collab Other Jun 14, 2012 820
DEEP BLUE CHILL (Celtic version) Collab Other Jun 14, 2012 1166

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
The Reader Of Palms Folk Jan 28, 2017 620
I Wrote You Three Poems Folk Jan 17, 2017 557
Ambassador Kosh I Love You Other Dec 30, 2016 464
Deep Blue Chill (Rock Version Remastered) Rock Feb 18, 2016 406
Stupid Pink Feathers Jazz Feb 15, 2016 370
Black Widow Jazz Feb 12, 2016 329
Slip Away Rock Jan 25, 2016 438
Serenity Pop Jan 20, 2016 485
My Toes Still Curl Pop Jan 11, 2016 507
Liliths Daughter Rock Mar 29, 2015 853
Fallen/What The Seer Saw Rock Jan 30, 2015 1104
Condemned To The Blues Blues Nov 4, 2014 944
Beast Of The City Other Sep 10, 2014 657
Insomnia Alternative Sep 10, 2014 546
Witness - Instrumental version World Feb 3, 2013 1054
Oasis World Sep 9, 2012 1191
The Enchanted River (vocals version 2: folk) Folk Jul 26, 2012 1110
Music for Saint Cecilia (with lyrics and vocals) Classical Jul 24, 2012 2897
My Love is an Oasis (instr) World Jul 19, 2012 756
The Enchanted River Other Jul 4, 2012 1272
Walk with Me - vocals Other Jun 23, 2012 1103
CANDLELIGHT BECOMES YOU Other Apr 29, 2009 1523
LEAVE YOUR MIND AT THE DOOR Explicit Jazz Mar 4, 2009 1986

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
Dark Storms brassgospelguy Country 490
I Don't Know Who My Daddy Is. thenownows Country 682
The ship sails... Narananda Ambient 490
In Mourning ShadowofNine World 600
Dark into Light JonCSebastian Inspirational 552
Guided By Her Soul thsantac Classical 1085
Restored Entrance (RTH) becwil Other 992
1914 Xolv Inspirational 1148
Are We There Yet? (RTH) becwil Other 1180
WILLOW SISTERS [+2] Alternative 909
The Hunter's Dream, Serenade toveco [+1] Classical 1262
TWO jibes [+1] Rock 799
Turner January sookin01 Classical 422
PROMISE TO THE GRANDFATHERS SISTERS Ambient 1120
Let it rain Spiff1960 [+1] Pop 749
Midnight Confession pharmakeus [+1] Rock 2071
Frog Hollow w1av Jazz 751
Only You (cover) Vixen [+1] Pop 1916
Music for Saint Cecilia (with lyrics and vocals) soulima [+3] Classical 2897
SEA AND SKY KCsGROOVE Rock 1253
beatrixxxx bingsolex Blues 778
Hang On To Your Love (with Lafayette) grathy [+1] Jazz 1004
2012 Cannon Overture hutchk Classical 826
Ride Cowboy Ride DougRoossien Country 583
Mandela's Fella's ffej55 World 851
Night Traveller Gadzooks Rock 788
Our Times robperry Pop 463
Arabian Desert Dreams PaulWilkins World 1675
The Rain in your Soul ihussain Ambient 1377
Fields of Quiet Soil DougRoossien Folk 750
rhineman bingsolex Blues 642
Elegy for the Mortal hutchk Classical 1634
Body Baggage Blues ClayPotts Blues 1364
The Simple Truth theironsaul Blues 1267
Metaphor ZipZipper Classical 953
Succubus ShadowofNine New Age 897
Muddy Fraser Played the Blues nlsn Blues 1396
of all the days Mystified Other 1138
What Went Wrong Dyl Rock 1553
Alien Skies tedfire Ambient 935
The Rider And The Silver Bullet KennethLavrsen Classical 1582
Celtic Girl thsantac World 2162
La Marquise (Ballade) LaFayette Folk 1661
One Whole Day thenownows Alternative 1182
Big Spender RubyDubidoux [+1] Jazz 1568
Another Summer RichardJohn Folk 996
No More theironsaul [+1] Blues 1127
Rank Strangers jibes Folk 1122
There is a World NinaGaarden Folk 1161
W O M A N 101 RedthruNthru [+1] Blues 1376
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