I've been writing songs for about 14 years now, and for many of the darker moments in that time writing music was a primary means of therapy. As such, my songs tend to be personal, intimate and self-revealing than I am normally inclined to be.
Among other things, I write about my experience of self, of humanity, and of the world. I am by nature relentlessly optimistic, so a theme of hope runs through almost everything I write. I take as subject matter events I've lived, scenarios I've imagined, people I've known, and emotions I've felt. If you're a friend of mine, it's well within the realm of possibility that I've incorporated my perspective on you, your life, or your experience into a song or two. It's also possible, perhaps even likely, that you may relate to a song which I wrote without you in mind. Universal themes are universal themes, after all. If a song speaks to you, I'm thrilled to have created something that has touched you. Please don't expect me to confirm that I wrote it for or about you, though. I prefer to keep universal themes universal.
I love the possibilities which music allows and represents. I am not a great musician and harbor no illusions that I ever will be. There are ten year-olds who can play keyboards better than I'll ever be able to in a live setting. That said, today's computer and music technology opens avenues of expression to musicians like me which should more than compensate.
I am a believer in dreams, in God, in love. These beliefs are part of what I try to express through the songs I write. You're welcome to my journey, and I am deeply appreciative of your interest and desire to share it.