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
Cinnamon Love Other Aug 17, 2017 251
What I Can't Forgive Pop Feb 9, 2017 389
Miriam the Magdalene Alternative Jan 24, 2017 254
Better Left Unseen Rock Jan 19, 2017 513
The Dreeman Tree Other Dec 31, 2016 306
Three Crows Alternative Oct 17, 2015 342
How Like A Sailor Folk Oct 16, 2015 296
Frequent Flyer Blues Sep 21, 2015 553
Sevastopol Alternative Sep 19, 2015 421
Dancing on Bleeding Feet Spiritual/Gospel Sep 16, 2015 571
The Cowry Shell Rock Sep 14, 2015 539
Become the Rock Inspirational Aug 24, 2015 393
Miranda Collab Other Jan 19, 2015 807
Insomnia (revised) Collab Alternative Apr 30, 2014 841
All of the Trees Other Apr 28, 2014 572
The Beast of the City Other Apr 10, 2014 870
I'm Beside Myself (When I'm Beside You) Collab Pop Jan 20, 2014 877
Velvet Dark Collab Alternative Oct 16, 2013 911
Witness Collab Alternative May 12, 2013 850
Black Widow Collab Pop Apr 28, 2013 547
Yes, I Have Collab Spiritual/Gospel Feb 20, 2013 876
You're Smooth Collab Jazz Feb 11, 2013 683
Liquid Crystal Ladies Explicit Other Feb 5, 2013 911
The Angels Other Dec 23, 2012 386
Your Lush Amazon Heart World Dec 4, 2012 673
Yard Sale Collab Jazz Nov 7, 2012 875
Heart Please Break Collab Blues Sep 22, 2012 1038
Her 'Tude 'n Her Twang Country Sep 10, 2012 721
Come Hurry Lads To Sydney Cove Collab Folk Aug 30, 2012 897
The Old You Was Hotter Other Aug 25, 2012 578
Insomnia Alternative Aug 23, 2012 466
Raven Folk Aug 13, 2012 834
The Keeper of Hearts Collab Music Videos Aug 4, 2012 1192
Every So Often The Goddess New Age Aug 4, 2012 718
He Had His Way With Me Folk Jul 28, 2012 941
Wednesday's Child Jazz Jul 27, 2012 802
The Enchanted River (vocals version 1: classical) Collab Classical Jul 19, 2012 1311
Blah-blah Blah-blah Blah-blah Alternative Jul 18, 2012 740
The Rats Metal Jul 8, 2012 634
Stranger Won't Touch You World Jul 6, 2012 750
One Tear Don't Mean A Heartbreak Country Jun 28, 2012 2138
Aiko-san and the Bamboo Blind World Jun 25, 2012 1234
Put The Cat Out, Darlin' Blues Jun 23, 2012 726
Nine Billion Names Of God Alternative Jun 22, 2012 1550
Until The Final Note Sounds Folk Jun 20, 2012 723
Don't Look Back Alternative Jun 20, 2012 646
Baby, Dear Baby Other Jun 19, 2012 693
Safe From Glass Alternative Jun 15, 2012 676
IF I WERE A SAILOR Folk Jun 15, 2012 977
CHICKEN OF DEPRESSION BLUES Explicit Blues Jun 15, 2012 547
SIMPLE VELVET & BASIC DIAMONDS Collab Other Jun 14, 2012 795
DEEP BLUE CHILL (Celtic version) Collab Other Jun 14, 2012 1145

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
The Reader Of Palms Folk Jan 28, 2017 517
I Wrote You Three Poems Folk Jan 17, 2017 471
Ambassador Kosh I Love You Other Dec 30, 2016 387
Deep Blue Chill (Rock Version Remastered) Rock Feb 18, 2016 330
Stupid Pink Feathers Jazz Feb 15, 2016 318
Black Widow Jazz Feb 12, 2016 271
Slip Away Rock Jan 25, 2016 388
Serenity Pop Jan 20, 2016 424
My Toes Still Curl Pop Jan 11, 2016 446
Liliths Daughter Rock Mar 29, 2015 780
Fallen/What The Seer Saw Rock Jan 30, 2015 1014
Condemned To The Blues Blues Nov 4, 2014 871
Beast Of The City Other Sep 10, 2014 600
Insomnia Alternative Sep 10, 2014 483
Witness - Instrumental version World Feb 3, 2013 957
Oasis World Sep 9, 2012 1108
The Enchanted River (vocals version 2: folk) Folk Jul 26, 2012 1030
Music for Saint Cecilia (with lyrics and vocals) Classical Jul 24, 2012 2805
My Love is an Oasis (instr) World Jul 19, 2012 720
The Enchanted River Other Jul 4, 2012 1190
Walk with Me - vocals Other Jun 23, 2012 1021
CANDLELIGHT BECOMES YOU Other Apr 29, 2009 1471
LEAVE YOUR MIND AT THE DOOR Explicit Jazz Mar 4, 2009 1907

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
Dark Storms brassgospelguy Country 442
I Don't Know Who My Daddy Is. thenownows Country 622
The ship sails... Narananda Ambient 403
In Mourning ShadowofNine World 548
Dark into Light JonCSebastian Inspirational 504
Guided By Her Soul thsantac Classical 987
Restored Entrance (RTH) becwil Other 897
1914 Xolv Inspirational 1094
Are We There Yet? (RTH) becwil Other 1115
WILLOW SISTERS [+2] Alternative 860
The Hunter's Dream, Serenade toveco [+1] Classical 1164
TWO jibes [+1] Rock 726
Turner January sookin01 Classical 403
PROMISE TO THE GRANDFATHERS SISTERS Ambient 1044
Let it rain Spiff1960 [+1] Pop 698
Midnight Confession pharmakeus [+1] Rock 1921
Frog Hollow w1av Jazz 700
Only You (cover) Vixen [+1] Pop 1819
Music for Saint Cecilia (with lyrics and vocals) soulima [+3] Classical 2805
SEA AND SKY KCsGROOVE Rock 1193
beatrixxxx bingsolex Blues 746
Hang On To Your Love (with Lafayette) grathy [+1] Jazz 947
2012 Cannon Overture hutchk Classical 787
Ride Cowboy Ride DougRoossien Country 554
Mandela's Fella's ffej55 World 776
Night Traveller Gadzooks Rock 743
Our Times robperry Pop 432
Arabian Desert Dreams PaulWilkins World 1637
The Rain in your Soul ihussain Ambient 1276
Fields of Quiet Soil DougRoossien Folk 719
rhineman bingsolex Blues 618
Elegy for the Mortal hutchk Classical 1595
Body Baggage Blues ClayPotts Blues 1322
The Simple Truth theironsaul Blues 1188
Metaphor ZipZipper Classical 908
Succubus ShadowofNine New Age 849
Muddy Fraser Played the Blues nlsn Blues 1338
of all the days Mystified Other 1076
What Went Wrong Dyl Rock 1492
Alien Skies tedfire Ambient 893
The Rider And The Silver Bullet KennethLavrsen Classical 1510
Celtic Girl thsantac World 2076
La Marquise (Ballade) LaFayette Folk 1550
One Whole Day thenownows Alternative 1124
Big Spender RubyDubidoux [+1] Jazz 1512
Another Summer RichardJohn Folk 939
No More theironsaul [+1] Blues 1071
Rank Strangers jibes Folk 1035
There is a World NinaGaarden Folk 1110
W O M A N 101 RedthruNthru [+1] Blues 1296
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