Category Archives: Songwriting

Songs of the Soul ~ In Memory of Zane Musa (1979 – 2015)

  Drink in hand, we sat down, shortly before the show was to begin. It was the summer of 2005 and I was on one of my first visits to Los Angeles from Germany, where the guitarist Greg Porée and …

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Please Close Your Eyes

  Once upon a time I had a lover. A lover, I loved for who he was and for what we had. A lover, I didn’t love because of what he wasn’t and for what we didn’t and wouldn’t have. …

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Wonderful Review of “The World I Am Livings In”

The World I am Livings In Frances Livings Moontraxx Records – MXFL2013-014 Available from Frances Livings’s Bandcamp page. A review written for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange by Mark S. Tucker (progdawg@hotmail.com) Following the release of a half-dozen singles and EPs, Frances …

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The Pomegranate – On Finding Poetry

If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him. We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form …

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True Colors

Don’t be afraid to let them show, your true colors, true colors are beautiful, like a rainbow  ~ Billy Steinberg Unluckily, like many of you, I have encountered hurtful prejudice in my life, which is why the song “True Colors” has always …

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Waters of March and the Circle of Life

Waters of March A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song. ~ Chinese Proverb My most recently founded musical venture has been the Ipanema Lounge Project. It has been a lot of …

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Morning Has Broken…

  I came across this gorgeous picture this morning. It reminded me of how, as a child I deeply connected with the song “Morning has Broken”. Most of us know the version by the British singer-songwriter Cat Stevens, who now calls himself Yusuf …

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When Love Falls Apart and The Beauty of Melancholy

  “A poet is a nightingale who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds.” ― Percy Bysshe Shelley Breaking up with someone you truly loved is one of the hardest things to do. To …

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Funeral Blues…

Museums Paris, Contemporary art photography, black and white photo, clock

Another friend of mine recently died. He was far too young to leave life behind. We will always miss him. Now, after a few weeks I have started working on a new song called “White Angel’s Café” for my new and …

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Eating the Darkness. Francesca Woodman’s Wallpaper

This morning, browsing through the New York Times, I reconnected with an American photographer, Francesca Woodman, whose work I had only recently discovered. The article grabbed my attention and touched me because one of her pictures had helped in the …

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