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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 576
Cinnamon Love Other Aug 17, 2017 626
What I Can't Forgive Pop Feb 9, 2017 501
Miriam the Magdalene Alternative Jan 24, 2017 378
Better Left Unseen Rock Jan 19, 2017 691
The Dreeman Tree Other Dec 31, 2016 456
Three Crows Alternative Oct 17, 2015 420
How Like A Sailor Folk Oct 16, 2015 403
Frequent Flyer Blues Sep 21, 2015 703
Sevastopol Alternative Sep 19, 2015 509
Dancing on Bleeding Feet Spiritual/Gospel Sep 16, 2015 713
The Cowry Shell Rock Sep 14, 2015 647
Become the Rock Inspirational Aug 24, 2015 480
Miranda Collab Other Jan 19, 2015 974
Insomnia (revised) Collab Alternative Apr 30, 2014 976
All of the Trees Other Apr 28, 2014 630
The Beast of the City Other Apr 10, 2014 1020
I'm Beside Myself (When I'm Beside You) Collab Pop Jan 20, 2014 954
Velvet Dark Collab Alternative Oct 16, 2013 1006
Witness Collab Alternative May 12, 2013 982
Black Widow Collab Pop Apr 28, 2013 595
Yes, I Have Collab Spiritual/Gospel Feb 20, 2013 999
You're Smooth Collab Jazz Feb 11, 2013 727
Liquid Crystal Ladies Explicit Other Feb 5, 2013 1051
The Angels Other Dec 23, 2012 462
Your Lush Amazon Heart World Dec 4, 2012 764
Yard Sale Collab Jazz Nov 7, 2012 964
Heart Please Break Collab Blues Sep 22, 2012 1138
Her 'Tude 'n Her Twang Country Sep 10, 2012 808
Come Hurry Lads To Sydney Cove Collab Folk Aug 30, 2012 1004
The Old You Was Hotter Other Aug 25, 2012 690
Insomnia Alternative Aug 23, 2012 530
Raven Folk Aug 13, 2012 983
The Keeper of Hearts Collab Music Videos Aug 4, 2012 1308
Every So Often The Goddess New Age Aug 4, 2012 820
He Had His Way With Me Folk Jul 28, 2012 1097
Wednesday's Child Jazz Jul 27, 2012 898
The Enchanted River (vocals version 1: classical) Collab Classical Jul 19, 2012 1429
Blah-blah Blah-blah Blah-blah Alternative Jul 18, 2012 812
The Rats Metal Jul 8, 2012 730
Stranger Won't Touch You World Jul 6, 2012 828
One Tear Don't Mean A Heartbreak Country Jun 28, 2012 2507
Aiko-san and the Bamboo Blind World Jun 25, 2012 1352
Put The Cat Out, Darlin' Blues Jun 23, 2012 794
Nine Billion Names Of God Alternative Jun 22, 2012 1744
Until The Final Note Sounds Folk Jun 21, 2012 823
Don't Look Back Alternative Jun 20, 2012 713
Baby, Dear Baby Other Jun 19, 2012 742
Safe From Glass Alternative Jun 15, 2012 752
IF I WERE A SAILOR Folk Jun 15, 2012 1051
CHICKEN OF DEPRESSION BLUES Explicit Blues Jun 15, 2012 684
SIMPLE VELVET & BASIC DIAMONDS Collab Other Jun 14, 2012 878
DEEP BLUE CHILL (Celtic version) Collab Other Jun 14, 2012 1203

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
Fallen What The Seer Saw Piers Mix Punk Jun 28, 2018 67
Condemned to the blues just as well it was :) Blues May 30, 2018 154
The Reader Of Palms Folk Jan 28, 2017 713
I Wrote You Three Poems Folk Jan 17, 2017 647
Ambassador Kosh I Love You Other Dec 30, 2016 535
Deep Blue Chill (Rock Version Remastered) Rock Feb 18, 2016 467
Stupid Pink Feathers Jazz Feb 15, 2016 427
Black Widow Jazz Feb 12, 2016 382
Slip Away Rock Jan 26, 2016 491
Serenity Pop Jan 20, 2016 554
My Toes Still Curl Pop Jan 11, 2016 570
Liliths Daughter Rock Mar 29, 2015 964
Fallen/What The Seer Saw Rock Jan 30, 2015 1219
Condemned To The Blues Blues Nov 4, 2014 1000
Beast Of The City Other Sep 10, 2014 732
Insomnia Alternative Sep 10, 2014 624
Witness - Instrumental version World Feb 3, 2013 1148
Oasis World Sep 9, 2012 1277
The Enchanted River (vocals version 2: folk) Folk Jul 26, 2012 1203
Music for Saint Cecilia (with lyrics and vocals) Classical Jul 25, 2012 3059
My Love is an Oasis (instr) World Jul 19, 2012 824
The Enchanted River Other Jul 4, 2012 1349
Walk with Me - vocals Other Jun 23, 2012 1175
CANDLELIGHT BECOMES YOU Other Apr 29, 2009 1602
LEAVE YOUR MIND AT THE DOOR Explicit Jazz Mar 5, 2009 2046

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
Dark Storms brassgospelguy Country 546
I Don't Know Who My Daddy Is. thenownows Country 751
The ship sails... Narananda Ambient 577
In Mourning ShadowofNine World 661
Dark into Light JonCSebastian Inspirational 608
Guided By Her Soul thsantac Classical 1221
Restored Entrance (RTH) becwil Other 1085
1914 Xolv Inspirational 1235
Are We There Yet? (RTH) becwil Other 1256
WILLOW SISTERS [+2] Alternative 997
The Hunter's Dream, Serenade toveco [+1] Classical 1391
TWO jibes [+1] Rock 860
Turner January sookin01 Classical 483
PROMISE TO THE GRANDFATHERS SISTERS Ambient 1197
Let it rain Spiff1960 [+1] Pop 785
Midnight Confession pharmakeus [+1] Rock 2199
Frog Hollow w1av Jazz 807
Only You (cover) Vixen [+1] Pop 2046
Music for Saint Cecilia (with lyrics and vocals) soulima [+3] Classical 3059
SEA AND SKY KCsGROOVE Rock 1328
beatrixxxx bingsolex Blues 823
Hang On To Your Love (with Lafayette) grathy [+1] Jazz 1043
2012 Cannon Overture hutchk Classical 882
Ride Cowboy Ride DougRoossien Country 615
Mandela's Fella's ffej55 World 947
Night Traveller Gadzooks Rock 838
Our Times robperry Pop 493
Arabian Desert Dreams PaulWilkins World 1825
The Rain in your Soul ihussain Ambient 1494
Fields of Quiet Soil DougRoossien Folk 784
rhineman bingsolex Blues 674
Elegy for the Mortal hutchk Classical 1672
Body Baggage Blues ClayPotts Blues 1429
The Simple Truth theironsaul Blues 1356
Metaphor ZipZipper Classical 1009
Succubus ShadowofNine New Age 934
Muddy Fraser Played the Blues nlsn Blues 1468
of all the days Mystified Other 1209
What Went Wrong Dyl Rock 1663
Alien Skies tedfire Ambient 988
The Rider And The Silver Bullet KennethLavrsen Classical 1675
Celtic Girl thsantac World 2272
La Marquise (Ballade) LaFayette Folk 1772
One Whole Day thenownows Alternative 1262
Big Spender RubyDubidoux [+1] Jazz 1670
Another Summer RichardJohn Folk 1058
No More theironsaul [+1] Blues 1205
Rank Strangers jibes Folk 1219
There is a World NinaGaarden Folk 1234
W O M A N 101 RedthruNthru [+1] Blues 1468
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