This magnificient view is from the groud floor of Light house in Pondicherry, India. Entire staircase is painted with pastel blue.

I remember chatting to a songwriter friend of mine a while ago about the pain he was experiencing when writing songs. He said to me that he was great at starting songs but really lousy at finishing them (well, aren’t we all). He also told me his main philosophy for his songwriting process and to…

race track field empty

With today being the 4th of July I’ll again be participating in this years 50/90 Songwriting Challenge as I have done for the last 11 years. Sometimes I do think that I’m batshit CRAZY. For those of you that have no idea what I’m talking about, the 50/90 Songwriting Challenge (also known as 50/90) requires the participant to write 50…

Sing your Heart out!

Since the last time I posted about The Soul Trader Podcast (with good mate Simon James Betts), there have been five more episodes all done and dusted for your aural pleasure. Go on, have a listen. You’ll find them all below… Of course the beautiful thing about a podcast is that you can still read…

While going through my song archives some time ago I noticed that I have a lot of songs written in the very early days of my musical journey that would never see the light of day. However, I still remember how these songs go in my head as if I’d written them yesterday. I thought…

According to renowned Zen Buddhist and interpreter of Chinese and Indian philosophies to the West, Alan Watts (1915-1973), the correlation between life and music is a closely knit and intertwining one. Through his lectures and his vast audio archive, he was known for his ability to unravel the complexities of life for the layperson through…