“Full Moon”

“Full Moon”

I remember a music critic once commented that Joni Mitchell lost her ability to write good songs after she was happily married and became a mother, suggesting that contentment isn't the gold where great music is mined.  Well, there is an argument for open wounds,...

“Granola and Heroin”

“Granola and Heroin”

Photo: DLM Shots    My youngest son dug deep into the blues so convincingly that we began to believe that he had been inhabited by a 90 year old delta blues man from the 1930's.  He inspired me to explore a genre that has its own language yet influenced all...

Postcard From Australia

Postcard From Australia

This goes back to the beginning of my writing collaboration with Alan Kerbey 1986. If you read the post I devoted to him, you will know that when we first met and shared our work, he was wrapping up some instrumental pieces for an Aerobics workout recording. Two of...

Your New Woman

Your New Woman

This song sprung from the newfound bachelorhood of three men very close to me. They had all been in The One relationships and found themselves suddenly single, and all for the very same reason... hmmm. Each was kind, interesting, talented, attractive and a reliable...

Our Anniversary 25

Our Anniversary 25

Every occasion deserves a song! If it was only that easy. I wanted to have a big concert party for our 25th, but we were still back East and half of the people we would invite were in Az and California. So we had a wonderful road trip adventure instead. We went to our...

The Finest Hour of Love

The Finest Hour of Love

This song is a journal entry of sorts. My love and I had been together for going on 8 years. The photo featured here was at a family wedding we attended. We were asked by the wedding photographer to give each other a kiss, sure, no problem. When most people see this...

In My Arms

In My Arms

This song comes from a variety of places...don't they all really. About two years before writing this one I had seen for the first time the movie that would become my favorite movie of all time-so far that is-Out of Africa. Finally a Wizard of Oz contender. Aside from...

Boyfriend’s Bestfriend

Boyfriend’s Bestfriend

One of the unexpected extras in songwriting is the curiosity of others to know the inside scoop about what you are writing. -Debye Delorean I've heard so many takes on...this was Taylor Swift's break-up record...this is Alicia Keyes coming into Motherhood work...this...

“Run and Hide” Take One

“Run and Hide” Take One

Having a re-listen of this tune and re-working this story a bit (2019) There is a lyric I wrote for this melody romp..." This fork in the road, has just broken my stride"...well the Delorean/Kerbey collboration on this first off- "Run and Hide" Take One, became the...