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 339
Miriam the Magdalene Alternative Jan 24, 2017 236
Better Left Unseen Rock Jan 19, 2017 485
The Dreeman Tree Other Dec 31, 2016 276
Three Crows Alternative Oct 17, 2015 331
How Like A Sailor Folk Oct 16, 2015 278
Frequent Flyer Blues Sep 21, 2015 525
Sevastopol Alternative Sep 19, 2015 414
Dancing on Bleeding Feet Spiritual/Gospel Sep 16, 2015 553
The Cowry Shell Rock Sep 14, 2015 527
Become the Rock Inspirational Aug 24, 2015 385
Miranda Collab Other Jan 19, 2015 780
Insomnia (revised) Collab Alternative Apr 30, 2014 831
All of the Trees Other Apr 28, 2014 563
The Beast of the City Other Apr 10, 2014 851
I'm Beside Myself (When I'm Beside You) Collab Pop Jan 20, 2014 871
Velvet Dark Collab Alternative Oct 16, 2013 901
Witness Collab Alternative May 12, 2013 836
Black Widow Collab Pop Apr 28, 2013 543
Yes, I Have Collab Spiritual/Gospel Feb 20, 2013 861
You're Smooth Collab Jazz Feb 11, 2013 677
Liquid Crystal Ladies Explicit Other Feb 5, 2013 895
The Angels Other Dec 23, 2012 375
Your Lush Amazon Heart World Dec 4, 2012 658
Yard Sale Collab Jazz Nov 7, 2012 859
Heart Please Break Collab Blues Sep 22, 2012 1021
Her 'Tude 'n Her Twang Country Sep 10, 2012 706
Come Hurry Lads To Sydney Cove Collab Folk Aug 30, 2012 878
The Old You Was Hotter Other Aug 25, 2012 558
Insomnia Alternative Aug 23, 2012 456
Raven Folk Aug 13, 2012 817
The Keeper of Hearts Collab Music Videos Aug 4, 2012 1163
Every So Often The Goddess New Age Aug 4, 2012 708
He Had His Way With Me Folk Jul 28, 2012 913
Wednesday's Child Jazz Jul 27, 2012 786
The Enchanted River (vocals version 1: classical) Collab Classical Jul 19, 2012 1278
Blah-blah Blah-blah Blah-blah Alternative Jul 18, 2012 720
The Rats Metal Jul 8, 2012 614
Stranger Won't Touch You World Jul 6, 2012 723
One Tear Don't Mean A Heartbreak Country Jun 28, 2012 2093
Aiko-san and the Bamboo Blind World Jun 25, 2012 1216
Put The Cat Out, Darlin' Blues Jun 23, 2012 717
Nine Billion Names Of God Alternative Jun 22, 2012 1527
Until The Final Note Sounds Folk Jun 20, 2012 707
Don't Look Back Alternative Jun 20, 2012 637
Baby, Dear Baby Other Jun 19, 2012 683
Safe From Glass Alternative Jun 15, 2012 659
IF I WERE A SAILOR Folk Jun 15, 2012 962
CHICKEN OF DEPRESSION BLUES Explicit Blues Jun 15, 2012 512
SIMPLE VELVET & BASIC DIAMONDS Collab Other Jun 14, 2012 777
DEEP BLUE CHILL (Celtic version) Collab Other Jun 14, 2012 1137

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
The Reader Of Palms Folk Jan 28, 2017 490
I Wrote You Three Poems Folk Jan 17, 2017 442
Ambassador Kosh I Love You Other Dec 30, 2016 353
Deep Blue Chill (Rock Version Remastered) Rock Feb 18, 2016 311
Stupid Pink Feathers Jazz Feb 15, 2016 301
Black Widow Jazz Feb 12, 2016 260
Slip Away Rock Jan 25, 2016 372
Serenity Pop Jan 20, 2016 409
My Toes Still Curl Pop Jan 11, 2016 417
Liliths Daughter Rock Mar 29, 2015 751
Fallen/What The Seer Saw Rock Jan 30, 2015 980
Condemned To The Blues Blues Nov 4, 2014 853
Beast Of The City Other Sep 10, 2014 581
Insomnia Alternative Sep 10, 2014 469
Witness - Instrumental version World Feb 3, 2013 931
Oasis World Sep 9, 2012 1089
The Enchanted River (vocals version 2: folk) Folk Jul 26, 2012 1011
Music for Saint Cecilia (with lyrics and vocals) Classical Jul 24, 2012 2778
My Love is an Oasis (instr) World Jul 19, 2012 713
The Enchanted River Other Jul 4, 2012 1159
Walk with Me - vocals Other Jun 23, 2012 999
CANDLELIGHT BECOMES YOU Other Apr 29, 2009 1439
LEAVE YOUR MIND AT THE DOOR Explicit Jazz Mar 4, 2009 1882

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
Dark Storms brassgospelguy Country 430
I Don't Know Who My Daddy Is. thenownows Country 596
The ship sails... Narananda Ambient 389
In Mourning ShadowofNine World 530
Dark into Light JonCSebastian Inspirational 490
Guided By Her Soul thsantac Classical 964
Restored Entrance (RTH) becwil Other 868
1914 Xolv Inspirational 1086
Are We There Yet? (RTH) becwil Other 1103
WILLOW SISTERS [+2] Alternative 847
The Hunter's Dream, Serenade toveco [+1] Classical 1126
TWO jibes [+1] Rock 700
Turner January sookin01 Classical 391
PROMISE TO THE GRANDFATHERS SISTERS Ambient 1018
Let it rain Spiff1960 [+1] Pop 689
Midnight Confession pharmakeus [+1] Rock 1886
Frog Hollow w1av Jazz 680
Only You (cover) Vixen [+1] Pop 1783
Music for Saint Cecilia (with lyrics and vocals) soulima [+3] Classical 2778
SEA AND SKY KCsGROOVE Rock 1164
beatrixxxx bingsolex Blues 730
Hang On To Your Love (with Lafayette) grathy [+1] Jazz 913
2012 Cannon Overture hutchk Classical 777
Ride Cowboy Ride DougRoossien Country 545
Mandela's Fella's ffej55 World 765
Night Traveller Gadzooks Rock 729
Our Times robperry Pop 420
Arabian Desert Dreams PaulWilkins World 1616
The Rain in your Soul ihussain Ambient 1231
Fields of Quiet Soil DougRoossien Folk 702
rhineman bingsolex Blues 604
Elegy for the Mortal hutchk Classical 1580
Body Baggage Blues ClayPotts Blues 1306
The Simple Truth theironsaul Blues 1159
Metaphor ZipZipper Classical 887
Succubus ShadowofNine New Age 826
Muddy Fraser Played the Blues nlsn Blues 1314
of all the days Mystified Other 1051
What Went Wrong Dyl Rock 1473
Alien Skies tedfire Ambient 880
The Rider And The Silver Bullet KennethLavrsen Classical 1488
Celtic Girl thsantac World 2044
La Marquise (Ballade) LaFayette Folk 1515
One Whole Day thenownows Alternative 1092
Big Spender RubyDubidoux [+1] Jazz 1487
Another Summer RichardJohn Folk 921
No More theironsaul [+1] Blues 1044
Rank Strangers jibes Folk 1012
There is a World NinaGaarden Folk 1092
W O M A N 101 RedthruNthru [+1] Blues 1271
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