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 317
Miriam the Magdalene Alternative Jan 24, 2017 226
Better Left Unseen Rock Jan 19, 2017 468
The Dreeman Tree Other Dec 31, 2016 263
Three Crows Alternative Oct 17, 2015 328
How Like A Sailor Folk Oct 16, 2015 265
Frequent Flyer Blues Sep 21, 2015 516
Sevastopol Alternative Sep 19, 2015 405
Dancing on Bleeding Feet Spiritual/Gospel Sep 16, 2015 541
The Cowry Shell Rock Sep 14, 2015 519
Become the Rock Inspirational Aug 24, 2015 379
Miranda Collab Other Jan 19, 2015 769
Insomnia (revised) Collab Alternative Apr 30, 2014 826
All of the Trees Other Apr 28, 2014 557
The Beast of the City Other Apr 10, 2014 840
I'm Beside Myself (When I'm Beside You) Collab Pop Jan 20, 2014 867
Velvet Dark Collab Alternative Oct 16, 2013 893
Witness Collab Alternative May 12, 2013 825
Black Widow Collab Pop Apr 28, 2013 541
Yes, I Have Collab Spiritual/Gospel Feb 20, 2013 853
You're Smooth Collab Jazz Feb 11, 2013 675
Liquid Crystal Ladies Explicit Other Feb 5, 2013 881
The Angels Other Dec 23, 2012 372
Your Lush Amazon Heart World Dec 4, 2012 653
Yard Sale Collab Jazz Nov 7, 2012 844
Heart Please Break Collab Blues Sep 22, 2012 1007
Her 'Tude 'n Her Twang Country Sep 10, 2012 696
Come Hurry Lads To Sydney Cove Collab Folk Aug 30, 2012 868
The Old You Was Hotter Other Aug 25, 2012 549
Insomnia Alternative Aug 23, 2012 452
Raven Folk Aug 13, 2012 807
The Keeper of Hearts Collab Music Videos Aug 4, 2012 1152
Every So Often The Goddess New Age Aug 4, 2012 697
He Had His Way With Me Folk Jul 28, 2012 903
Wednesday's Child Jazz Jul 27, 2012 780
The Enchanted River (vocals version 1: classical) Collab Classical Jul 19, 2012 1270
Blah-blah Blah-blah Blah-blah Alternative Jul 18, 2012 707
The Rats Metal Jul 8, 2012 604
Stranger Won't Touch You World Jul 6, 2012 709
One Tear Don't Mean A Heartbreak Country Jun 28, 2012 2061
Aiko-san and the Bamboo Blind World Jun 25, 2012 1202
Put The Cat Out, Darlin' Blues Jun 23, 2012 712
Nine Billion Names Of God Alternative Jun 22, 2012 1510
Until The Final Note Sounds Folk Jun 20, 2012 697
Don't Look Back Alternative Jun 20, 2012 627
Baby, Dear Baby Other Jun 19, 2012 673
Safe From Glass Alternative Jun 15, 2012 653
IF I WERE A SAILOR Folk Jun 15, 2012 958
CHICKEN OF DEPRESSION BLUES Explicit Blues Jun 15, 2012 507
SIMPLE VELVET & BASIC DIAMONDS Collab Other Jun 14, 2012 769
DEEP BLUE CHILL (Celtic version) Collab Other Jun 14, 2012 1132

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
The Reader Of Palms Folk Jan 28, 2017 446
I Wrote You Three Poems Folk Jan 17, 2017 411
Ambassador Kosh I Love You Other Dec 30, 2016 343
Deep Blue Chill (Rock Version Remastered) Rock Feb 18, 2016 302
Stupid Pink Feathers Jazz Feb 15, 2016 292
Black Widow Jazz Feb 12, 2016 253
Slip Away Rock Jan 25, 2016 366
Serenity Pop Jan 20, 2016 399
My Toes Still Curl Pop Jan 11, 2016 401
Liliths Daughter Rock Mar 29, 2015 734
Fallen/What The Seer Saw Rock Jan 30, 2015 952
Condemned To The Blues Blues Nov 4, 2014 840
Beast Of The City Other Sep 10, 2014 570
Insomnia Alternative Sep 10, 2014 464
Witness - Instrumental version World Feb 3, 2013 913
Oasis World Sep 9, 2012 1065
The Enchanted River (vocals version 2: folk) Folk Jul 26, 2012 997
Music for Saint Cecilia (with lyrics and vocals) Classical Jul 24, 2012 2760
My Love is an Oasis (instr) World Jul 19, 2012 707
The Enchanted River Other Jul 4, 2012 1135
Walk with Me - vocals Other Jun 23, 2012 991
CANDLELIGHT BECOMES YOU Other Apr 29, 2009 1425
LEAVE YOUR MIND AT THE DOOR Explicit Jazz Mar 4, 2009 1868

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
Dark Storms brassgospelguy Country 424
I Don't Know Who My Daddy Is. thenownows Country 576
The ship sails... Narananda Ambient 383
In Mourning ShadowofNine World 521
Dark into Light JonCSebastian Inspirational 481
Guided By Her Soul thsantac Classical 946
Restored Entrance (RTH) becwil Other 858
1914 Xolv Inspirational 1079
Are We There Yet? (RTH) becwil Other 1092
WILLOW SISTERS [+2] Alternative 835
The Hunter's Dream, Serenade toveco [+1] Classical 1105
TWO jibes [+1] Rock 693
Turner January sookin01 Classical 386
PROMISE TO THE GRANDFATHERS SISTERS Ambient 1001
Let it rain Spiff1960 [+1] Pop 679
Midnight Confession pharmakeus [+1] Rock 1862
Frog Hollow w1av Jazz 676
Only You (cover) Vixen [+1] Pop 1755
Music for Saint Cecilia (with lyrics and vocals) soulima [+3] Classical 2760
SEA AND SKY KCsGROOVE Rock 1150
beatrixxxx bingsolex Blues 722
Hang On To Your Love (with Lafayette) grathy [+1] Jazz 894
2012 Cannon Overture hutchk Classical 771
Ride Cowboy Ride DougRoossien Country 538
Mandela's Fella's ffej55 World 760
Night Traveller Gadzooks Rock 722
Our Times robperry Pop 416
Arabian Desert Dreams PaulWilkins World 1604
The Rain in your Soul ihussain Ambient 1220
Fields of Quiet Soil DougRoossien Folk 700
rhineman bingsolex Blues 597
Elegy for the Mortal hutchk Classical 1564
Body Baggage Blues ClayPotts Blues 1298
The Simple Truth theironsaul Blues 1148
Metaphor ZipZipper Classical 882
Succubus ShadowofNine New Age 822
Muddy Fraser Played the Blues nlsn Blues 1299
of all the days Mystified Other 1044
What Went Wrong Dyl Rock 1450
Alien Skies tedfire Ambient 873
The Rider And The Silver Bullet KennethLavrsen Classical 1465
Celtic Girl thsantac World 2016
La Marquise (Ballade) LaFayette Folk 1492
One Whole Day thenownows Alternative 1080
Big Spender RubyDubidoux [+1] Jazz 1474
Another Summer RichardJohn Folk 907
No More theironsaul [+1] Blues 1033
Rank Strangers jibes Folk 1002
There is a World NinaGaarden Folk 1082
W O M A N 101 RedthruNthru [+1] Blues 1250
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