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New Music In The Works

A new troupe of songs have started whispering in my ear. All at varying states of completion thus far. They accompanied me in hibernation through 2020 and now is their time to talk. Each of them feel different in personality…

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Thoughtform 4th Chronicle: Halloween 

On the evening of Halloween ten years ago today this song was written. Semi-unintentionally I might add. I was dicking about at the piano, playing around with this 3/4 intro thing, singing nonsense. Quickly it turned from less of a…

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Thoughtform 3rd Chronicle: Jarrah 

The Wawalak sisters are a part of Aboriginal Dreamtime culture. The story has regional variations with each following a similar narrative of two sisters roaming unfamiliar territory. One sister is pregnant, they stop to rest near water. The pregnant sister…

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Thoughtform 2nd Chronicle: Days Ahead 

This song came on thick and fast. The ingredients collected on a street corner without me completely realising it was happening. Into the song cauldron went:  

Dolphins

Sunshine

Sandy beaches

Deja vu

Days Ahead is…

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Thoughtform 1st Chronicle: Ostrich Plume 

This is the first entry in a series taking a beyond the veil style look at the songs.

Songwriting is difficult to talk about because to a large degree I feel the songs write themselves. In this manner my…

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Black Leather and Studs (lesson in song hoarding) 

There’s a lot of songs and song ideas that are discarded the moment I write them. If I don’t completely love something, it’s gone. This might sound destructive, but actually it’s constructive. It keeps the passion for music alive and…

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Story of Daphrie Lane 

Sometimes there are moments in a songwriter's world when the question beckons "Why haven't I released this?" 

Well, Daphrie Lane, I suppose, is one of those moments, sort of. Originally I wrote the song with the lyrics and…

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