Music is my mistress

Hope. Solace. Strength. Companionship. Listening to songs have brought me all these things and more - and that is why I am a songwriter, to give back some of what I have received.


To give you some grounding before your first listen, think a mix of Uncle Kracker, Tom Petty and Steve Earle, if they had all been raised in Scotland. Oh, and yes - I am a genuine "the third"!



Nov 25th 2018

Tinkered a bit more with "Awake, Alone, and a Mess" including adding some harmony vocals in the chorus. For some reason, a lot went into this song, so for those intrigued by the songwriting process, here's a pretty extensive breakdown of why the lines in the song are what they are!


Nov 18th 2018

Toldya there might be another new blog post today! Put the wraps on "With the Rider Came the Storm" by adding some brass and "nonsense syllables" chants.


Nov 17th 2018

Enya Morricone - new blog post; Omnisphere and the Fender Aerodyne Jazz bass added to the instrument collection, and both triggering new songs; "Awake, Alone, and a Mess" and "With the Rider Came the Storm" coming up to work tape completion.


Oct 6th 2018

Bloggity blog! New songs in progress, and photos from Vegas (with cool stylized editing). I'm getting better at keeping this web page updated when each blog post comes out! Off to Venice this coming week, so likely not a whole lot to expect on the songwriting front during that.


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We've known each other for more than 30 years. Some days, she won't talk to me; others, she makes me laugh and cry, eases my pain, shares in my joy.


She takes what is inside of me and expresses it to the world in a way I never could on my own. She comforts me when I am down, yells for me when I am angry, weeps with me when I cry.


Sometimes she surprises me with stories of her own - where they come from, I do not know. Some
days she fights me and refuses to do anything I ask,  but yet on others she is
meekly compliant to my wishes.


Together, we sing and tell tales of what it is to be alive.


The guitar.


What a wonderful thing.