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Another Mother's Day

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I wrote this song after my mother and mother-in-law both died within a few months of each other. Both losses were a challenge but I really felt I needed to write.  I asked friends for input about the enduring influence their mothers into their lives. I used a lot of ideas in creating this song.  Some are from my experiences and some are from my friends.  Many of us share in these sort of relationships and I feel there is a connection in this song for most people.

As Time Goes By

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It’s been a week alright. A few weeks actually. Lots and lots of social media activities. The A&R group in New York now have my completed profile on their system. I was interviewed on the weekend by Trimstone - and played some live music for them also.  My songs are still on 3SER radio, receiving heaps of encouragement.  Everything is awesome! Amongst all of that I find myself turning away a bit from all the promotional stuff and thinking about the reason for it all. The Music. An inspired lyric wrapped through a stirring melody with a dynamic arrangement. Yes, it's time for another new release. This one is called As Time Goes By.  The Casey Beat premiered it on Saturday night! That's the 17 April show, if you would like to listen on demand.  The five most recent shows are available on the radio website .  This one is very close to me. A song about my life with my wife. She is a published photographer and writer. Her blog has been running for years. We have such a rich hi

Trimstone Livestream #8 - Musing and Music

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Trimstone invited me to do another Zoom performance.  How good is that?!  Thanks guys for the opportunity to chat and share some songs.  If you missed the livestream, look for Trimstone on YouTube and you'll be able to watch it and earlier performances (including mine on 14 March).   Alternatively all today's tracks are available on my Spotify account (which currently has 29 singles).  My YouTube Artist Channel is another option if you don't do Spotify.  Both can be easily accessed via tabs on the blog's home page.  Cheers!

The Last - and a first (anniversary)!

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Another new song release. This one is called "The Last". This song was prompted by a friend and fellow songwriter Eavan O'Leary .  Eavan has a great "turn of phrase" and has written and recorded some memorable tracks. I always saw her as some Celtic Spiritualist weaving musical spells. She hails from Ireland and while chatting, I tapped out the first four stanzas of prose.   When I finished the lyrics, I put music to them. I wanted bagpipes but after a lot of searching and asking, I played them myself with an app virtual instrument. "The Last" explores the situation when someone close dies. A husband or wife is gone and the feelings of loneliness can be overwhelming. Standing in the graveyard watching the interment of a long-held life is hard to catch in song. This song represents more though. It's release is on the anniversary my first-ever release of  7 April, 2020.  I've released 29 songs since then - with The Last being the last for my firs

The Decision ...

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I wrote this song about the blended families that are so common these days and the motivations that keep them together. Have you ever made a commitment? Ever decided to become someone? Sometimes opportunities arrive and it's time to make a choice. This is about a friend - and me - and so many others. It's also about the results of broken families and how one person can make all the difference. Have a listen.

Walk My Way

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This song represents how I live my life and my fundamental motivations. Possibly the song closest to my heart Walk My Way was written in less than an hour, after thinking on what my legacy could be. When I was younger I had a respiratory arrest and developed a hole in my lung (pneumothorax) at the same time. I was taken by ambulance to a larger hospital, as I was in the country. They had to stop six times on the way to restart me (old technology).  I had a near-death experience and my whole attitude to life was changed.   I wrote this song as much for myself as for all of you.  Have a listen and if you like it let me know, hit the like button or whatever the platform does. If you don’t like it, let me know.

Trimstone Livestream Open Mic #6

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Two performances in two weeks!  How crazy is that?!  Today's was via Zoom hook-up to Trimstone's Livestream Open Mic event, co-hosted by The Casey Beat.  Thanks guys for this opportunity! I've been battling a chest infection and almost pulled out of the performance but fortunately my anti-biotics kicked in overnight.  Even so, I opted to sing quieter offerings - "Song Dreaming", "Breathe, Miss Sunshine", "Walk My Way", "Where We Will Meet Again" and "How Much You Mean to Me".   If you missed the show or would like to hear any songs again,  nearly all those tracks are available on my Spotify account (which currently has 26 singles) - and "Walk My Way" will be there when it releases on 23 March.  My YouTube Artist Channel is another option if you don't do Spotify.  Both can be easily accessed via tabs on the blog's home page.  Cheers!