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"!



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.


Sep 30th 2018

Not been putting the links here in the news, but coupla new blog posts - visually, catching up with photos of the many and various trips I've done lately, and what I've been working on and the recent NSAI workshops.


Aug 19th 2018

Friday night down at The Listening Room Cafe, two new songs, two new pieces of software, and an NSAI weekly workshop - yup, it's a new blog post!


Aug 5th 2018

Copyrighting songs, printing business cards, using TuneSmith, working on videos for Frettie, and a 180 bpm "punk country" song - all that must mean a new blog post!


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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.