IRONY

Back in the early 80s, not long after I’d walked away from the proverbial limelight, I wrote a song entitled ‘Don’t Go Forgetting Me’. The protagonist was an old dude who sat in the park with only a newspaper and memories to keep him warm. At...

LOVE LOST, LOVE FOUND

Where would songwriters be without love? Falling in and out of love, making up, breaking up, muses real and imagined — mostly the latter — the possibilities are endless. This week I’m showcasing one song about love lost and another about love found that I literally...

AT HOME ON A HILL

For me life has been a moving experience. Six different schools in four different countries before I reached my teens pretty much set the tone. However, if pressed I’d say that ‘home’ for our family was Howick, Auckland, New Zealand.This once sleepy...

GET UP AND DANCE

‘Dance like no one is watching.’ Easy to say but hard to do if, like me, you’re the kind that gives Dad Dancing a bad name. I blame years of confinement to an all boys boarding school for rendering me inept in any interaction with the fairer sex especially dancing. I...

MY LIFE IS JUST AN X FILE

I know you’ll find this hard to believe but sometimes I get grumpy. To be fair, I think that it’s impatience more than grouchiness. And often this impatience is directed at myself. I decide I’m boring. Uninspiring. Stuck in a rut. Consequently, to borrow an...