National Poetry Month, April 2014


Art, Essays, Mass Media, Poetry, Writing

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 and detached. Single-tasking has become a luxury in the 21st century. To sit down and […]

April 2, 2014

“When Love Falls Apart” and the Beauty of Melancholy


Creative influences, Creative Writing, Love, Lyrics, Music, Performing, Record releases, Recording Sessions, Songwriting, Writing

“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 actively break up things, like dividing up furniture, pets, photos – and even friends – keeps […]

September 29, 2012

Funeral Blues…


Creative influences, Death, Poetry, Songwriting, Writing

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 soon to be released album “The World I Am Livings In”. Writing about death is […]

August 20, 2012

Eating the Darkness. Francesca Woodman’s Wallpaper


Art, Creative influences, Creative Writing, Essays, Female Artists, Iconography, Music, Photography, Songwriting, Writing

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 process of completing a recent song of mine. To learn that over 120 of her […]

March 17, 2012

I Just Lost It


Creative Writing, Essays, Short Stories, Writing

  I couldn’t find it anywhere. “What? Is it this size?” my husband asks, holding his hands about two inches apart. “Nooooo – much bigger! It’s more like six, seven inches…, leather, it’s thick and heavy and worn, you’ve seen it – or not!!??” I start searching, yes speed-searching through knicker-drawers, magazine-piles, food-stocks, bed-clothes; I […]

January 16, 2012

Candy’s Caravan. A Song about a Prostitute


City Life, Creative influences, Creative Writing, Essays, Female Artists, Songwriting, Urban Life, Women, Writing

I released my single Candy’s Caravan in December 2010 in my jazz label Moontraxx Records. Stylistically the song is a blend of Nu-Jazz, electronica and pop – reminiscent perhaps of artists like Portishead and Annie Lennox. It features two characters with different perspectives, myself as the narrator and the prostitute Candy who is the main character – like […]

September 28, 2011

Livings In Los Angeles. Public Parks and Gardens and their Impact on Mental Health and the Creative Mind


Creative influences, Livings In Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Nature, Poetry, Writing

The title of my poem ‘Evaporated’ may not suggest it, but its imagery draws from the different and contrasting botanical areas at the Huntington Gardens in San Marino which has been one of my favourite place to visit ever since I first came to Southern California in 2005. The 207 acres of space, of which […]

September 8, 2011