Category Archives: Writing

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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Creative Influences ~ Sneezles by A. A. Milne on Record-A-Poem

When a couple of weeks ago, I was asked to pick a children’s piece to record as a segment for a voice-over demo, a cute little poem came to mind – something with sneezing. Via Dr. Google it was quickly retrieved …

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National Poetry Month, April 2014

Rapid technological development has led to a constant flood of visual and acoustic bits and bites – emails, text messages and Facebook updates. For most of us it has become a habit to react, one that often leaves us frazzled …

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Creative Influences ~ Poems I Read. ‘Desiderata’ by Max Ehrmann

  Desiderata by Max Ehrmann (1927) Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and …

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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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May You Shine…

A while ago I was quite moved by the line “We are more afraid of our light than the dark”. It inspired my piece “Cast In Bronze” which I have just completed and posted here on the website. Today I …

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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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