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 - 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 transformed 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
What I Can't Forgive Pop Feb 9, 2017 277
Miriam the Magdalene Alternative Jan 24, 2017 214
Better Left Unseen Rock Jan 19, 2017 394
The Dreeman Tree Other Dec 31, 2016 230
Three Crows Alternative Oct 17, 2015 313
How Like A Sailor Folk Oct 16, 2015 244
Frequent Flyer Blues Sep 21, 2015 501
Sevastopol Alternative Sep 19, 2015 386
Dancing on Bleeding Feet Spiritual/Gospel Sep 16, 2015 511
The Cowry Shell Rock Sep 14, 2015 498
Become the Rock Inspirational Aug 24, 2015 361
Miranda Collab Other Jan 19, 2015 751
Insomnia (revised) Collab Alternative Apr 30, 2014 807
All of the Trees Other Apr 28, 2014 544
The Beast of the City Other Apr 10, 2014 816
I'm Beside Myself (When I'm Beside You) Collab Pop Jan 20, 2014 853
Velvet Dark Collab Alternative Oct 16, 2013 880
Witness Collab Alternative May 12, 2013 800
Black Widow Collab Pop Apr 28, 2013 530
Yes, I Have Collab Spiritual/Gospel Feb 20, 2013 835
You're Smooth Collab Jazz Feb 11, 2013 661
Liquid Crystal Ladies Explicit Other Feb 5, 2013 860
The Angels Other Dec 23, 2012 363
Your Lush Amazon Heart World Dec 4, 2012 631
Yard Sale Collab Jazz Nov 7, 2012 827
Heart Please Break Collab Blues Sep 22, 2012 978
Her 'Tude 'n Her Twang Country Sep 10, 2012 682
Come Hurry Lads To Sydney Cove Collab Folk Aug 30, 2012 852
The Old You Was Hotter Other Aug 25, 2012 534
Insomnia Alternative Aug 23, 2012 446
Raven Folk Aug 13, 2012 777
The Keeper of Hearts Collab Music Videos Aug 4, 2012 1125
Every So Often The Goddess New Age Aug 4, 2012 681
He Had His Way With Me Folk Jul 28, 2012 875
Wednesday's Child Jazz Jul 27, 2012 766
The Enchanted River (vocals version 1: classical) Collab Classical Jul 19, 2012 1249
Blah-blah Blah-blah Blah-blah Alternative Jul 18, 2012 686
The Rats Metal Jul 8, 2012 587
Stranger Won't Touch You World Jul 6, 2012 698
One Tear Don't Mean A Heartbreak Country Jun 28, 2012 2012
Aiko-san and the Bamboo Blind World Jun 25, 2012 1182
Put The Cat Out, Darlin' Blues Jun 23, 2012 702
Nine Billion Names Of God Alternative Jun 22, 2012 1478
Until The Final Note Sounds Folk Jun 20, 2012 674
Don't Look Back Alternative Jun 20, 2012 613
Baby, Dear Baby Other Jun 19, 2012 643
Safe From Glass Alternative Jun 15, 2012 637
IF I WERE A SAILOR Folk Jun 15, 2012 939
CHICKEN OF DEPRESSION BLUES Explicit Blues Jun 15, 2012 490
SIMPLE VELVET & BASIC DIAMONDS Collab Other Jun 14, 2012 755
DEEP BLUE CHILL (Celtic version) Collab Other Jun 14, 2012 1120

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
The Reader Of Palms Folk Jan 28, 2017 375
I Wrote You Three Poems Folk Jan 17, 2017 356
Ambassador Kosh I Love You Other Dec 30, 2016 315
Deep Blue Chill (Rock Version Remastered) Rock Feb 18, 2016 281
Stupid Pink Feathers Jazz Feb 15, 2016 266
Black Widow Jazz Feb 12, 2016 241
Slip Away Rock Jan 25, 2016 341
Serenity Pop Jan 20, 2016 371
My Toes Still Curl Pop Jan 11, 2016 366
Liliths Daughter Rock Mar 29, 2015 704
Fallen/What The Seer Saw Rock Jan 30, 2015 924
Condemned To The Blues Blues Nov 4, 2014 819
Beast Of The City Other Sep 10, 2014 553
Insomnia Alternative Sep 10, 2014 454
Witness - Instrumental version World Feb 3, 2013 894
Oasis World Sep 9, 2012 1034
The Enchanted River (vocals version 2: folk) Folk Jul 26, 2012 973
Music for Saint Cecilia (with lyrics and vocals) Classical Jul 24, 2012 2718
My Love is an Oasis (instr) World Jul 19, 2012 687
The Enchanted River Other Jul 4, 2012 1106
Walk with Me - vocals Other Jun 23, 2012 962
CANDLELIGHT BECOMES YOU Other Apr 29, 2009 1408
LEAVE YOUR MIND AT THE DOOR Explicit Jazz Mar 4, 2009 1846

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
Dark Storms brassgospelguy Country 405
I Don't Know Who My Daddy Is. thenownows Country 545
The ship sails... Narananda Ambient 365
In Mourning ShadowofNine World 502
Dark into Light JonCSebastian Inspirational 460
Guided By Her Soul thsantac Classical 916
Restored Entrance (RTH) becwil Other 830
1914 Xolv Inspirational 1060
Are We There Yet? (RTH) becwil Other 1067
waiting for doomsday bingsolex Blues 517
WILLOW SISTERS [+2] Alternative 818
The Hunter's Dream, Serenade toveco [+1] Classical 1070
TWO jibes [+1] Rock 670
Turner January sookin01 Classical 375
PROMISE TO THE GRANDFATHERS SISTERS Ambient 937
Let it rain Spiff1960 [+1] Pop 659
Midnight Confession pharmakeus [+1] Rock 1819
Frog Hollow w1av Jazz 662
Only You (cover) Vixen [+1] Pop 1724
Music for Saint Cecilia (with lyrics and vocals) soulima [+3] Classical 2718
SEA AND SKY KCsGROOVE Rock 1133
beatrixxxx bingsolex Blues 712
Hang On To Your Love (with Lafayette) grathy [+1] Jazz 864
2012 Cannon Overture hutchk Classical 754
Ride Cowboy Ride DougRoossien Country 521
Mandela's Fella's ffej55 World 743
Night Traveller Gadzooks Rock 709
Our Times robperry Pop 407
Arabian Desert Dreams PaulWilkins World 1575
The Rain in your Soul ihussain Ambient 1198
Fields of Quiet Soil DougRoossien Folk 691
rhineman bingsolex Blues 586
Elegy for the Mortal hutchk Classical 1552
Body Baggage Blues ClayPotts Blues 1262
The Simple Truth theironsaul Blues 1111
Metaphor ZipZipper Classical 862
Succubus ShadowofNine New Age 807
Muddy Fraser Played the Blues nlsn Blues 1279
of all the days Mystified Other 1027
What Went Wrong Dyl Rock 1428
Alien Skies tedfire Ambient 860
The Rider And The Silver Bullet KennethLavrsen Classical 1440
Celtic Girl thsantac World 1990
La Marquise (Ballade) LaFayette Folk 1469
One Whole Day thenownows Alternative 1049
Big Spender RubyDubidoux [+1] Jazz 1451
Another Summer RichardJohn Folk 890
No More theironsaul [+1] Blues 1015
Rank Strangers jibes Folk 990
There is a World NinaGaarden Folk 1058
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