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I MUST CONFESS... I'M IN LOVE!

While I'm no longer a spring-chicken, I've taken the plunge and fallen in love! I decided to take a detour on the road less travelled and explore a 'full song production' service and I have struck gold, "EUREKA!!!" 

I've been…

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HELPING SONGS FIND THEIR PLACE IN THE WORLD...

A couple of weeks ago one of my co-writers, Jim Shipstone, and I had the very great pleasure of attending a local Senior Girl's College to witness the debut performance of one of our song collaborations—‘For Our Children’—sung as a…

LET’S REMEMBER WHERE WE WERE WHEN ZIGGY FELL

'David Bowie' has left an eternal flame of inspiration burning brightly in the collective heart of humanity, within his extraordinary body of creative work spanning almost 50 years. 

One very funny story came to mind this week when I was…

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A PAT ON THE BACK 'FOR OUR CHILDREN' :)

As a lyricist/songwriter I hope that my words affect people. I hope that at some point in time, some of them trigger spontaneous joy, love, laughter, sorrow, reflection, and when needed hope, for brighter days ahead. Overall, they're written with…

BIRTHING ONE OF MY GREATEST ACHIEVEMENTS!

I can’t believe it—AARRRRRRGGHHH!!!! So much has been happening; and looking back at things, from where I am now, the last 5-10 years have been such a rush!!! 

I’ve been thinking lately about being told, way back then, I'd write…

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BLOG #8: "It's the Final Countdown"


Tonight, the well-known lyrics sung by the 80’s Swedish rock band Europe, “It’s the final countdown”, popped into my head—one of those random thoughts that leaves you wondering where it came from.

 

It wasn’t until I glanced at the date…

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BLOG #7: Extraordinary songs can find you anywhere!

 

I’ve found great joy in writing (especially lyric writing) for so many years now; yet, like most creative people, I’ve had to keep working mainstream jobs to make ends meet.

 

One of my jobs, book keeping, I’ve done now for…

BLOG #6: It's 'About Time' you did yourself a favour...

I love people using words in ways which have us considering the life we’re living.

 

The romantic comedy-drama film script for About Time, written and directed by Richard Curtis, does just that.

 

Without giving too much of the plot away…

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BLOG #5: Let's watch that film "Once" more!

Yesterday I watched a movie that’s been on my “to do” list forever—actually, forever might be a tad overstated; I’ve wanted to see it since it was released in 2007. The movie that I’m writing about is Once. Retrospectively…

BLOG #4: Music Making Memories...

I’m not too long home from a wonderful week away at Salamander Bay, 2 hours north of Sydney; a real ‘break’—a world away from technological check-ins— where I became immersed, sharing space & time with extended family and more specifically…