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 469
Cinnamon Love Other Aug 17, 2017 568
What I Can't Forgive Pop Feb 9, 2017 468
Miriam the Magdalene Alternative Jan 24, 2017 332
Better Left Unseen Rock Jan 19, 2017 654
The Dreeman Tree Other Dec 31, 2016 421
Three Crows Alternative Oct 17, 2015 391
How Like A Sailor Folk Oct 16, 2015 388
Frequent Flyer Blues Sep 21, 2015 646
Sevastopol Alternative Sep 19, 2015 490
Dancing on Bleeding Feet Spiritual/Gospel Sep 16, 2015 667
The Cowry Shell Rock Sep 14, 2015 616
Become the Rock Inspirational Aug 24, 2015 451
Miranda Collab Other Jan 19, 2015 925
Insomnia (revised) Collab Alternative Apr 30, 2014 934
All of the Trees Other Apr 28, 2014 611
The Beast of the City Other Apr 10, 2014 977
I'm Beside Myself (When I'm Beside You) Collab Pop Jan 20, 2014 911
Velvet Dark Collab Alternative Oct 16, 2013 977
Witness Collab Alternative May 12, 2013 923
Black Widow Collab Pop Apr 28, 2013 582
Yes, I Have Collab Spiritual/Gospel Feb 20, 2013 949
You're Smooth Collab Jazz Feb 11, 2013 713
Liquid Crystal Ladies Explicit Other Feb 5, 2013 1013
The Angels Other Dec 23, 2012 421
Your Lush Amazon Heart World Dec 4, 2012 739
Yard Sale Collab Jazz Nov 7, 2012 943
Heart Please Break Collab Blues Sep 22, 2012 1096
Her 'Tude 'n Her Twang Country Sep 10, 2012 791
Come Hurry Lads To Sydney Cove Collab Folk Aug 30, 2012 978
The Old You Was Hotter Other Aug 25, 2012 656
Insomnia Alternative Aug 23, 2012 509
Raven Folk Aug 13, 2012 937
The Keeper of Hearts Collab Music Videos Aug 4, 2012 1279
Every So Often The Goddess New Age Aug 4, 2012 775
He Had His Way With Me Folk Jul 28, 2012 1058
Wednesday's Child Jazz Jul 27, 2012 866
The Enchanted River (vocals version 1: classical) Collab Classical Jul 19, 2012 1395
Blah-blah Blah-blah Blah-blah Alternative Jul 18, 2012 798
The Rats Metal Jul 8, 2012 712
Stranger Won't Touch You World Jul 6, 2012 808
One Tear Don't Mean A Heartbreak Country Jun 28, 2012 2304
Aiko-san and the Bamboo Blind World Jun 25, 2012 1323
Put The Cat Out, Darlin' Blues Jun 23, 2012 773
Nine Billion Names Of God Alternative Jun 22, 2012 1638
Until The Final Note Sounds Folk Jun 20, 2012 801
Don't Look Back Alternative Jun 20, 2012 691
Baby, Dear Baby Other Jun 19, 2012 733
Safe From Glass Alternative Jun 15, 2012 719
IF I WERE A SAILOR Folk Jun 15, 2012 1029
CHICKEN OF DEPRESSION BLUES Explicit Blues Jun 15, 2012 660
SIMPLE VELVET & BASIC DIAMONDS Collab Other Jun 14, 2012 837
DEEP BLUE CHILL (Celtic version) Collab Other Jun 14, 2012 1183

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
The Reader Of Palms Folk Jan 28, 2017 668
I Wrote You Three Poems Folk Jan 17, 2017 595
Ambassador Kosh I Love You Other Dec 30, 2016 494
Deep Blue Chill (Rock Version Remastered) Rock Feb 18, 2016 428
Stupid Pink Feathers Jazz Feb 15, 2016 390
Black Widow Jazz Feb 12, 2016 348
Slip Away Rock Jan 25, 2016 455
Serenity Pop Jan 20, 2016 515
My Toes Still Curl Pop Jan 11, 2016 530
Liliths Daughter Rock Mar 29, 2015 905
Fallen/What The Seer Saw Rock Jan 30, 2015 1159
Condemned To The Blues Blues Nov 4, 2014 953
Beast Of The City Other Sep 10, 2014 684
Insomnia Alternative Sep 10, 2014 568
Witness - Instrumental version World Feb 3, 2013 1107
Oasis World Sep 9, 2012 1236
The Enchanted River (vocals version 2: folk) Folk Jul 26, 2012 1147
Music for Saint Cecilia (with lyrics and vocals) Classical Jul 24, 2012 2966
My Love is an Oasis (instr) World Jul 19, 2012 780
The Enchanted River Other Jul 4, 2012 1307
Walk with Me - vocals Other Jun 23, 2012 1143
CANDLELIGHT BECOMES YOU Other Apr 29, 2009 1559
LEAVE YOUR MIND AT THE DOOR Explicit Jazz Mar 4, 2009 2016

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
Dark Storms brassgospelguy Country 520
I Don't Know Who My Daddy Is. thenownows Country 706
The ship sails... Narananda Ambient 524
In Mourning ShadowofNine World 627
Dark into Light JonCSebastian Inspirational 582
Guided By Her Soul thsantac Classical 1134
Restored Entrance (RTH) becwil Other 1026
1914 Xolv Inspirational 1169
Are We There Yet? (RTH) becwil Other 1213
WILLOW SISTERS [+2] Alternative 936
The Hunter's Dream, Serenade toveco [+1] Classical 1330
TWO jibes [+1] Rock 824
Turner January sookin01 Classical 442
PROMISE TO THE GRANDFATHERS SISTERS Ambient 1151
Let it rain Spiff1960 [+1] Pop 764
Midnight Confession pharmakeus [+1] Rock 2140
Frog Hollow w1av Jazz 770
Only You (cover) Vixen [+1] Pop 1990
Music for Saint Cecilia (with lyrics and vocals) soulima [+3] Classical 2966
SEA AND SKY KCsGROOVE Rock 1276
beatrixxxx bingsolex Blues 798
Hang On To Your Love (with Lafayette) grathy [+1] Jazz 1019
2012 Cannon Overture hutchk Classical 847
Ride Cowboy Ride DougRoossien Country 599
Mandela's Fella's ffej55 World 889
Night Traveller Gadzooks Rock 802
Our Times robperry Pop 476
Arabian Desert Dreams PaulWilkins World 1694
The Rain in your Soul ihussain Ambient 1414
Fields of Quiet Soil DougRoossien Folk 765
rhineman bingsolex Blues 656
Elegy for the Mortal hutchk Classical 1651
Body Baggage Blues ClayPotts Blues 1389
The Simple Truth theironsaul Blues 1320
Metaphor ZipZipper Classical 978
Succubus ShadowofNine New Age 908
Muddy Fraser Played the Blues nlsn Blues 1436
of all the days Mystified Other 1164
What Went Wrong Dyl Rock 1584
Alien Skies tedfire Ambient 954
The Rider And The Silver Bullet KennethLavrsen Classical 1637
Celtic Girl thsantac World 2208
La Marquise (Ballade) LaFayette Folk 1715
One Whole Day thenownows Alternative 1219
Big Spender RubyDubidoux [+1] Jazz 1601
Another Summer RichardJohn Folk 1024
No More theironsaul [+1] Blues 1164
Rank Strangers jibes Folk 1169
There is a World NinaGaarden Folk 1187
W O M A N 101 RedthruNthru [+1] Blues 1413
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