I wrote this song soon after my home in Arizona was destroyed in a Monsoon storm. The song came about when friend and local businessman, Doug Bruhnke, upon seeing me on the news talking about losing everything joked, “All the press you ever wanted.” I replied and said, “All the press I NEVER wanted!” That […]
I wrote this last year (2017). The song is ultimately about unrequited love – or unrequited desire. Although, more accurately, it may be a reflection of gratitude that any lover would give me time and attention… certainly, not expected. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ It started with lyrics – I wrote the lines: “I don’t expect yes for an […]
Heading things off at the pass, as this question has already come up… No, there is no Marie. But the named worked well with the song. Actually, there is a Marie at my client and she seems to like the song. It’s certainly not the first song to use her name. But there was no specific […]
“Writer’s believe they have something to say but are surprised as hell when anyone reads them.” I can’t recall where I read the quote above. And to be honest, that’s probably a butchered paraphrase. But the idea is solid. It’s a strange confidence when you know you write well; both the way you write (your […]
A song about love and obsession I wrote this in the early 1990’s.. I was married at the time. The first time I played it, my wife was in a bible study at church with about 50 other women. I drove up to the church, walked in with my guitar, and played it for her. […]
Cure My Lonely is a song that captures the idea of a love that you cannot hold on to, cannot sustain, but find impossible to walk away from. I was not living that reality at the time. I was drawing on common themes of love, obsession, loss, and weakness.
Video of a song I wrote for my friend Mike and his new bride, Christine.
A song I wrote back in 2007 as my first marriage headed toward divorce. It reflects the lack of control I felt at the time. While sad, it is still one of my favorites.
My oldest son got married in Michigan a week ago. He asked that my youngest and I perform a few songs at the wedding. We picked out our songs but several people asked if I would be writing a song for the wedding. I initially balked at the idea. This is their day! Their moment in […]
If you’ve followed my blog(s) for long enough, you know about “The Flood of ’07” So called because it was a flood that destroyed our home in 2007. And while there may have been larger floods in ’07, when an event hits you like that, it gets the “The” moniker. We ended up on the […]