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 187
Cinnamon Love Other Aug 17, 2017 460
What I Can't Forgive Pop Feb 9, 2017 415
Miriam the Magdalene Alternative Jan 24, 2017 270
Better Left Unseen Rock Jan 19, 2017 563
The Dreeman Tree Other Dec 31, 2016 352
Three Crows Alternative Oct 17, 2015 356
How Like A Sailor Folk Oct 16, 2015 341
Frequent Flyer Blues Sep 21, 2015 582
Sevastopol Alternative Sep 19, 2015 439
Dancing on Bleeding Feet Spiritual/Gospel Sep 16, 2015 599
The Cowry Shell Rock Sep 14, 2015 568
Become the Rock Inspirational Aug 24, 2015 408
Miranda Collab Other Jan 19, 2015 844
Insomnia (revised) Collab Alternative Apr 30, 2014 873
All of the Trees Other Apr 28, 2014 581
The Beast of the City Other Apr 10, 2014 905
I'm Beside Myself (When I'm Beside You) Collab Pop Jan 20, 2014 886
Velvet Dark Collab Alternative Oct 16, 2013 928
Witness Collab Alternative May 12, 2013 872
Black Widow Collab Pop Apr 28, 2013 559
Yes, I Have Collab Spiritual/Gospel Feb 20, 2013 897
You're Smooth Collab Jazz Feb 11, 2013 692
Liquid Crystal Ladies Explicit Other Feb 5, 2013 944
The Angels Other Dec 23, 2012 397
Your Lush Amazon Heart World Dec 4, 2012 690
Yard Sale Collab Jazz Nov 7, 2012 892
Heart Please Break Collab Blues Sep 22, 2012 1054
Her 'Tude 'n Her Twang Country Sep 10, 2012 753
Come Hurry Lads To Sydney Cove Collab Folk Aug 30, 2012 918
The Old You Was Hotter Other Aug 25, 2012 597
Insomnia Alternative Aug 23, 2012 473
Raven Folk Aug 13, 2012 886
The Keeper of Hearts Collab Music Videos Aug 4, 2012 1213
Every So Often The Goddess New Age Aug 4, 2012 731
He Had His Way With Me Folk Jul 28, 2012 972
Wednesday's Child Jazz Jul 27, 2012 825
The Enchanted River (vocals version 1: classical) Collab Classical Jul 19, 2012 1335
Blah-blah Blah-blah Blah-blah Alternative Jul 18, 2012 754
The Rats Metal Jul 8, 2012 655
Stranger Won't Touch You World Jul 6, 2012 764
One Tear Don't Mean A Heartbreak Country Jun 28, 2012 2185
Aiko-san and the Bamboo Blind World Jun 25, 2012 1256
Put The Cat Out, Darlin' Blues Jun 23, 2012 743
Nine Billion Names Of God Alternative Jun 22, 2012 1568
Until The Final Note Sounds Folk Jun 20, 2012 741
Don't Look Back Alternative Jun 20, 2012 661
Baby, Dear Baby Other Jun 19, 2012 703
Safe From Glass Alternative Jun 15, 2012 686
IF I WERE A SAILOR Folk Jun 15, 2012 990
CHICKEN OF DEPRESSION BLUES Explicit Blues Jun 15, 2012 603
SIMPLE VELVET & BASIC DIAMONDS Collab Other Jun 14, 2012 807
DEEP BLUE CHILL (Celtic version) Collab Other Jun 14, 2012 1156

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
The Reader Of Palms Folk Jan 28, 2017 570
I Wrote You Three Poems Folk Jan 17, 2017 516
Ambassador Kosh I Love You Other Dec 30, 2016 431
Deep Blue Chill (Rock Version Remastered) Rock Feb 18, 2016 371
Stupid Pink Feathers Jazz Feb 15, 2016 352
Black Widow Jazz Feb 12, 2016 310
Slip Away Rock Jan 25, 2016 419
Serenity Pop Jan 20, 2016 456
My Toes Still Curl Pop Jan 11, 2016 481
Liliths Daughter Rock Mar 29, 2015 821
Fallen/What The Seer Saw Rock Jan 30, 2015 1068
Condemned To The Blues Blues Nov 4, 2014 915
Beast Of The City Other Sep 10, 2014 628
Insomnia Alternative Sep 10, 2014 515
Witness - Instrumental version World Feb 3, 2013 1000
Oasis World Sep 9, 2012 1144
The Enchanted River (vocals version 2: folk) Folk Jul 26, 2012 1076
Music for Saint Cecilia (with lyrics and vocals) Classical Jul 24, 2012 2859
My Love is an Oasis (instr) World Jul 19, 2012 740
The Enchanted River Other Jul 4, 2012 1229
Walk with Me - vocals Other Jun 23, 2012 1067
CANDLELIGHT BECOMES YOU Other Apr 29, 2009 1502
LEAVE YOUR MIND AT THE DOOR Explicit Jazz Mar 4, 2009 1939

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
Dark Storms brassgospelguy Country 461
I Don't Know Who My Daddy Is. thenownows Country 645
The ship sails... Narananda Ambient 453
In Mourning ShadowofNine World 565
Dark into Light JonCSebastian Inspirational 537
Guided By Her Soul thsantac Classical 1038
Restored Entrance (RTH) becwil Other 940
1914 Xolv Inspirational 1123
Are We There Yet? (RTH) becwil Other 1140
WILLOW SISTERS [+2] Alternative 880
The Hunter's Dream, Serenade toveco [+1] Classical 1216
TWO jibes [+1] Rock 746
Turner January sookin01 Classical 414
PROMISE TO THE GRANDFATHERS SISTERS Ambient 1083
Let it rain Spiff1960 [+1] Pop 728
Midnight Confession pharmakeus [+1] Rock 2013
Frog Hollow w1av Jazz 731
Only You (cover) Vixen [+1] Pop 1866
Music for Saint Cecilia (with lyrics and vocals) soulima [+3] Classical 2859
SEA AND SKY KCsGROOVE Rock 1223
beatrixxxx bingsolex Blues 756
Hang On To Your Love (with Lafayette) grathy [+1] Jazz 977
2012 Cannon Overture hutchk Classical 805
Ride Cowboy Ride DougRoossien Country 569
Mandela's Fella's ffej55 World 818
Night Traveller Gadzooks Rock 764
Our Times robperry Pop 440
Arabian Desert Dreams PaulWilkins World 1662
The Rain in your Soul ihussain Ambient 1322
Fields of Quiet Soil DougRoossien Folk 732
rhineman bingsolex Blues 630
Elegy for the Mortal hutchk Classical 1615
Body Baggage Blues ClayPotts Blues 1343
The Simple Truth theironsaul Blues 1224
Metaphor ZipZipper Classical 926
Succubus ShadowofNine New Age 871
Muddy Fraser Played the Blues nlsn Blues 1367
of all the days Mystified Other 1106
What Went Wrong Dyl Rock 1516
Alien Skies tedfire Ambient 911
The Rider And The Silver Bullet KennethLavrsen Classical 1542
Celtic Girl thsantac World 2124
La Marquise (Ballade) LaFayette Folk 1590
One Whole Day thenownows Alternative 1154
Big Spender RubyDubidoux [+1] Jazz 1543
Another Summer RichardJohn Folk 963
No More theironsaul [+1] Blues 1108
Rank Strangers jibes Folk 1072
There is a World NinaGaarden Folk 1135
W O M A N 101 RedthruNthru [+1] Blues 1325
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