Influences: Joni Mitchell, Nicole C Mullens, Beatles, Joan Baez, Bob Dillan, Stones, Chopin
Born in Scotland. Lived in Ohio since 1960. Math teacher by profession. Been composing piano pieces and songs all my life. Preferred genre is Christian pop, but also write secular, rock, easy listening, show tunes (unintentionally!), math songs & classical piano. Active in local Dayton-Cincinnati Songwriters. Have published 16 albums with CDBaby. My math songs have had some small success.
|#1||She Just Wants to Be Loved||
|#2||Hard to Paint @hmstreetteam||
|#3||I am His and He is Mine||
|#6||On Love, In Love, This Love @kahlo2013||
|#9||Alone (I Had a Fish named Jim)||
|#10||Where Love Really Blooms @cindyrella||
|#11||Heavenly Sounds @cindyrella||
|#12||Is an Angel Passing By?||
|#13||Singing in the Choir @cindyrella||
|#14||In Love with Love||
|#15||Set Me Free @nikke88||
|#17||Gone Are the Days||
|#19||Da Poodle from Chicago @thetau||
Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment on Fake News Blues. Looks like you had a very successful FAWM.
Thankyou for your comments on my piano blues song 'so long and goodbye '.
Thanks a lot for your comment on "Ruins", much appreciated!
Les Paul copy into a Face Bender VST run through an amp convolution host. Simple as to get that sound 😀
Thank you for your comment on "Katarsis"! Playing with simplistic structure definitely felt relieving when I felt I was all out of ideas 😀
Thank you so much for listening to my song!
Thanks for checking out my work. Im enjoying your tunes now!
Thanks, I'm happy you enjoyed "For You".
Thanks for your kind comment on "Gone Solo." Cheers.
Thanks for listening to my pulp spy novel & the cheery comments.
Thanks for the love on a collab I wrote lyrics for, "Spring Again" 😀 Hope to see you next FAWM!
Thanks for such thoughtful comments - I really appreciate your feedback. Glad you liked Anti-Valentine.
Thank you, Susan, for the kind remarks. Since you are a Scot, I will direct you to a young Scottish woman named Roseanne Reid (who I met in 2015 at Steve Earle's Camp Copperhead.) She has just released her first EP and she's a lovely person besides! Daughter of one of The Proclaimers! (500 Miles)
Thanks for the comment, and glad you liked it! 😀
Thanks, Susan! Got both files. I like your 3-part harmonies. I'll be putting it all together this weekend and will let you know when it's up.
And thanks for the encouragement!
Yeah, Susan, go for it! I'll be mixing "Humans" on Sunday. I'm looking forward to your contribution.
Thank you for the comment! Sorry about your speakers :'(
Thanks for your amazing comments! I'll have to double check the piano sound I used on, "In California," but I believe it's the native Steinway piano sound from Logic. It's definitely good. But I just got the Native Instruments Komplete 11 and the piano sounds in it are even better.
Ah thanks Susan. I promise to get through your tunes. Its been so hard with the on off wifi this year. At least i finished doing the hour long upload of songs 😉
Thank You for making Fawm such a supportive experience. I really appreciated your comments, I like 'haunting,' glad I could achieve it.
Ooo small world! Thanks for the comments.. I'll be back to listen to your music in March.. I'm so behind!
Thanks, SC! Hope to post a couple just under the wire ones tonight.
Check your email
I sent you a note
Your comment on my song "hope" is one of my favourite comments so far: You shared this beautiful poem byEmily Dickens. I love it and it's going to stay in my heart forever!
Just a big thank you for all the amazing work you've done with my lyrics!
Thanks for your comment 😀
Sure, if you have time? Don't rush and make yourself stressed though-you need to Relax! 😉
Thank you so much for your comments, Susan.
Susan, once again, thanks for your encouragement. I don't think I'll be able to get anything else recorded, but I plan on listening to all of your songs in the next couple of days.
Susan, thanks for your comments on indulgences. You do remember one of the previous incarnations of the song. A couple years back it was rightly picked apart at one of the meetings. Then it was called abuses and allowances. When the re-write went cold, I put it on my scrap heap for later attempts. I was pleased with the outcome this time...maybe I just need some pressure.
Thanks for your kind comments on my song, Susan!
It's brilliant, I love it!
Thanks for commenting "Variations" kindly.
I just sent You e-mail about the vocal track.
Thank you for listening and making your kind comments for the Sweet Jazz song. It was so much fun playing with the lyrics
Thanks for listening to Loser Lover and for your kind comment!
Thank you for your lovely comments on my songs. 😀
Thank you for the feedback. I Will make a kazoo solo in my next Song. Hope you understand my smiley on your song what meant as a way of saying I understand plus I like it. 😊
Look at you with 7 songs already. I just posted my first one! I'm gonna try to catch up!
thanks for listening and your thoughts.
Thanks, Susan! I have some musical connections to Cincinnati, and i grew up in Columbus.
Thank you very much for checking out my track, glad you liked it!
You are AWESOME!!! That is spectacular!!!! And love your liner notes! I knew you would rock this!!!
Yes, there's a lot of folks I've met who put music on hold for years. Am having a blast with it. Not a knitter, but I make quilts!
Thank you for your nice comment (and i have added the vocals now).
Hey! I would like to thank you very, very much for your kind comment!
Thanks! All sad songs?!?!?! NO! BUt many of my songs have been sad this year.
Hi, I wrote a couple of different lyrics that I thought might fit great with your style
And another one called "Super"'. Let me know if you have the interest or bandwidth for a possible collab on one of those or perhaps something else. I have always love working with you on and love your sound and style!
Thanks for listening and leaving some kind words.
Thanks for taking the time to listen to 'What if you died today?' I'm so happy you liked it! Will have a listen while I'm here. 😀
Sorry about the glitch, but glad to see you're back online!
Sorry to hear about this trouble.
I had a crash several months ago (hacker started a domino effect) Killed my main storage drive. I lost all my music files (1 terabyte drive). I did have a backup but many of the files (especially the Recorded tracks) from 2015 and 2016 are gone. I'm still trying to recover. I also lost used of some programs. Temporarily, Sampletank 3 was the main midi sampler I used in Reaper. I have to use SampleTank 2, for now, until I get everything repaired.
There is "Trouble in River City," but we FAWMers alway carry on. I'll save something special... something special... just for you
Sorry Susan! I hope things will work out.
Thanks for “Hard to Paint.” I’m excited! I can’t wait to hear it myself when I get home (6 or 7 hours from now).
Thank you, I usually hear that my music would fit games and movies, but besides few exceptions I have been the only one using it. 😀
Thanks Susan. And, sure-give it a go if you want.
Thanks for the comments on “Hard to Paint.” When I sing it, it sounds a little too much like “Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again,” so if an idea comes to you for music, I’d be eager to hear. Please go to it and let us all know how it comes out.
Thanks for your comment on my march song. I'll write the protests songs for us both, eh?