If you’d told me ten years ago, or seven or more specifically just days before I met my wife in the fall of 2005 how good life was going to be and how much my music was going to be such a major part of life the way it has been, I’d a gave you a shot in the arm.
In these last two short, quick years I’ve gone from inactive ex-weekend bar rock star geetar wanker to someone who took a chance and decided to write his own songs, and it’s going better than I ever thought it would or could in this amount of time. But there’s nothing lucky about it…I have the most amazing and supportive life partner who told me to “go for it” She knew I was just going through the motions of life but without music being a focus or the centre and it was leaving me a wandering empty vessel at sea. I’m incredibly blessed for the miracle of my wife Erja. Second, I have my publisher SueCo Publishing. Ron and Sue Irving are another incredible blessing. They were pointed my way by Barry Stecyk of HevyD Music. Since then we’ve grown from forming a partnership to a working/co-writing relationship to great friends. There’s no end to the support and cheering from them. We can’t ever thank them enough!
I’m very happy with the songs that I’ve written and the ones still yet to be completed. I made a conscious decision when I began that I would write songs that were real, stories that need to be heard, my stories, others stories. Songs that say the things that we want and should say. Songs that peel back the layers and shine light into the dark corners. I believe I am doing that and I’m pleased that others are affected by them. I get some pretty amazing comments sometimes, folks say some of the most surprising things about how they’re reminded of times in their lives or people they know or experiences they’ve had that my song makes them reconnect with, it’s such a great validation.
So onward I will continue…stay tuned, I do.