Disco Ball

Anyone that knows me knows that I love funk music. As a bass player I almost think it’s somehow my duty to devote some of my playing, practising and songwriting time to the dark arts of FUNK. As I mentioned in a previous post “How Music Has Shaped My Life (So Far…)” I was part…

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…

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…

Eventually everything hits the bottom, and all you have to do is wait until someone comes along, and turns it back again. ⌛️

To increase your ability to generate songwriting ideas, it’s necessary to increase your life experience, and that means getting out of your comfort zone and embracing what life has to offer you. Imagine having the confidence to fully experience your life with the knowledge that there’s a great song to be written as a result…