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 374
Cinnamon Love Other Aug 17, 2017 547
What I Can't Forgive Pop Feb 9, 2017 456
Miriam the Magdalene Alternative Jan 24, 2017 310
Better Left Unseen Rock Jan 19, 2017 627
The Dreeman Tree Other Dec 31, 2016 409
Three Crows Alternative Oct 17, 2015 384
How Like A Sailor Folk Oct 16, 2015 372
Frequent Flyer Blues Sep 21, 2015 629
Sevastopol Alternative Sep 19, 2015 477
Dancing on Bleeding Feet Spiritual/Gospel Sep 16, 2015 647
The Cowry Shell Rock Sep 14, 2015 603
Become the Rock Inspirational Aug 24, 2015 442
Miranda Collab Other Jan 19, 2015 908
Insomnia (revised) Collab Alternative Apr 30, 2014 911
All of the Trees Other Apr 28, 2014 600
The Beast of the City Other Apr 10, 2014 958
I'm Beside Myself (When I'm Beside You) Collab Pop Jan 20, 2014 908
Velvet Dark Collab Alternative Oct 16, 2013 959
Witness Collab Alternative May 12, 2013 901
Black Widow Collab Pop Apr 28, 2013 577
Yes, I Have Collab Spiritual/Gospel Feb 20, 2013 934
You're Smooth Collab Jazz Feb 11, 2013 711
Liquid Crystal Ladies Explicit Other Feb 5, 2013 995
The Angels Other Dec 23, 2012 417
Your Lush Amazon Heart World Dec 4, 2012 725
Yard Sale Collab Jazz Nov 7, 2012 931
Heart Please Break Collab Blues Sep 22, 2012 1077
Her 'Tude 'n Her Twang Country Sep 10, 2012 782
Come Hurry Lads To Sydney Cove Collab Folk Aug 30, 2012 957
The Old You Was Hotter Other Aug 25, 2012 631
Insomnia Alternative Aug 23, 2012 497
Raven Folk Aug 13, 2012 923
The Keeper of Hearts Collab Music Videos Aug 4, 2012 1256
Every So Often The Goddess New Age Aug 4, 2012 767
He Had His Way With Me Folk Jul 28, 2012 1033
Wednesday's Child Jazz Jul 27, 2012 857
The Enchanted River (vocals version 1: classical) Collab Classical Jul 19, 2012 1377
Blah-blah Blah-blah Blah-blah Alternative Jul 18, 2012 779
The Rats Metal Jul 8, 2012 696
Stranger Won't Touch You World Jul 6, 2012 801
One Tear Don't Mean A Heartbreak Country Jun 28, 2012 2274
Aiko-san and the Bamboo Blind World Jun 25, 2012 1306
Put The Cat Out, Darlin' Blues Jun 23, 2012 767
Nine Billion Names Of God Alternative Jun 22, 2012 1615
Until The Final Note Sounds Folk Jun 20, 2012 785
Don't Look Back Alternative Jun 20, 2012 683
Baby, Dear Baby Other Jun 19, 2012 727
Safe From Glass Alternative Jun 15, 2012 708
IF I WERE A SAILOR Folk Jun 15, 2012 1011
CHICKEN OF DEPRESSION BLUES Explicit Blues Jun 15, 2012 640
SIMPLE VELVET & BASIC DIAMONDS Collab Other Jun 14, 2012 827
DEEP BLUE CHILL (Celtic version) Collab Other Jun 14, 2012 1178

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
The Reader Of Palms Folk Jan 28, 2017 637
I Wrote You Three Poems Folk Jan 17, 2017 569
Ambassador Kosh I Love You Other Dec 30, 2016 477
Deep Blue Chill (Rock Version Remastered) Rock Feb 18, 2016 416
Stupid Pink Feathers Jazz Feb 15, 2016 378
Black Widow Jazz Feb 12, 2016 338
Slip Away Rock Jan 25, 2016 444
Serenity Pop Jan 20, 2016 493
My Toes Still Curl Pop Jan 11, 2016 515
Liliths Daughter Rock Mar 29, 2015 870
Fallen/What The Seer Saw Rock Jan 30, 2015 1116
Condemned To The Blues Blues Nov 4, 2014 947
Beast Of The City Other Sep 10, 2014 665
Insomnia Alternative Sep 10, 2014 553
Witness - Instrumental version World Feb 3, 2013 1071
Oasis World Sep 9, 2012 1209
The Enchanted River (vocals version 2: folk) Folk Jul 26, 2012 1123
Music for Saint Cecilia (with lyrics and vocals) Classical Jul 24, 2012 2914
My Love is an Oasis (instr) World Jul 19, 2012 763
The Enchanted River Other Jul 4, 2012 1286
Walk with Me - vocals Other Jun 23, 2012 1114
CANDLELIGHT BECOMES YOU Other Apr 29, 2009 1534
LEAVE YOUR MIND AT THE DOOR Explicit Jazz Mar 4, 2009 1996

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
Dark Storms brassgospelguy Country 506
I Don't Know Who My Daddy Is. thenownows Country 696
The ship sails... Narananda Ambient 503
In Mourning ShadowofNine World 610
Dark into Light JonCSebastian Inspirational 565
Guided By Her Soul thsantac Classical 1101
Restored Entrance (RTH) becwil Other 1004
1914 Xolv Inspirational 1152
Are We There Yet? (RTH) becwil Other 1188
WILLOW SISTERS [+2] Alternative 921
The Hunter's Dream, Serenade toveco [+1] Classical 1286
TWO jibes [+1] Rock 811
Turner January sookin01 Classical 434
PROMISE TO THE GRANDFATHERS SISTERS Ambient 1130
Let it rain Spiff1960 [+1] Pop 759
Midnight Confession pharmakeus [+1] Rock 2101
Frog Hollow w1av Jazz 757
Only You (cover) Vixen [+1] Pop 1942
Music for Saint Cecilia (with lyrics and vocals) soulima [+3] Classical 2914
SEA AND SKY KCsGROOVE Rock 1260
beatrixxxx bingsolex Blues 782
Hang On To Your Love (with Lafayette) grathy [+1] Jazz 1008
2012 Cannon Overture hutchk Classical 835
Ride Cowboy Ride DougRoossien Country 593
Mandela's Fella's ffej55 World 859
Night Traveller Gadzooks Rock 791
Our Times robperry Pop 471
Arabian Desert Dreams PaulWilkins World 1682
The Rain in your Soul ihussain Ambient 1392
Fields of Quiet Soil DougRoossien Folk 760
rhineman bingsolex Blues 647
Elegy for the Mortal hutchk Classical 1640
Body Baggage Blues ClayPotts Blues 1374
The Simple Truth theironsaul Blues 1284
Metaphor ZipZipper Classical 962
Succubus ShadowofNine New Age 903
Muddy Fraser Played the Blues nlsn Blues 1407
of all the days Mystified Other 1150
What Went Wrong Dyl Rock 1567
Alien Skies tedfire Ambient 944
The Rider And The Silver Bullet KennethLavrsen Classical 1597
Celtic Girl thsantac World 2181
La Marquise (Ballade) LaFayette Folk 1680
One Whole Day thenownows Alternative 1201
Big Spender RubyDubidoux [+1] Jazz 1579
Another Summer RichardJohn Folk 1002
No More theironsaul [+1] Blues 1132
Rank Strangers jibes Folk 1148
There is a World NinaGaarden Folk 1169
W O M A N 101 RedthruNthru [+1] Blues 1389
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