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THE FACTS OF LIFE – 11. MISTAKEN

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I intended for THE FACTS OF LIFE to be an experimental album.  Each of the songs explored a very specific emotion in the life cycle of a relationship between two people – joy, sadness, desire, anger, disappointment… While the album … Continue reading

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THE FACTS OF LIFE – 10. NIGHT

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NIGHT and WATER…… are a pair. Both were inspired by the dream-like, stark-beautiful landscape of Musandam, a rocky enclave of Oman that sits on the northern-most tip of the Arabian peninsula, separated from the rest of the mainland by the … Continue reading

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THE FACTS OF LIFE – 9. WATER……

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Summer is ending, and I feel closure approaching just around the corner, almost at my fingertips. As it happens, I have more song “demos” than there are months remaining in 2019. So I’ve got to speed up the “release” of … Continue reading

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THE FACTS OF LIFE – 8. MASOCHISTIC

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In 2010 – almost 10 years ago now – I was at a sort of crossroads in my life, on the professional, personal and creative fronts. Feeling completely lost and unsure as to where I was headed, I threw myself … Continue reading

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THE FACTS OF LIFE – 7. RISK

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  RISK is the very last song I wrote for the planned album, THE FACTS OF LIFE. It was the 15th song in the album, and I completed writing, arranging, recording and mixing the demo in New York City, rather … Continue reading

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THE FACTS OF LIFE – 4. MORNING

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  THE FACTS OF LIFE was initially conceived as a concept album, like my other concept album, DREAM OF A CITY, after which this blog was named. The idea was to write songs about life, love, the universe and everyday … Continue reading

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THE FACTS OF LIFE – 3. 两个人

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  两个人, or “Two People”, is the only Chinese song I’ve ever written and managed to finish arranging. It also happens to be the very last song I wrote – I haven’t written anything after it. It was specially written … Continue reading

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THE FACTS OF LIFE – 2. E.M.P.T.Y.

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So here we are. The second track of the “album”, THE FACTS OF LIFE, is this (also) unabashedly romantic little electro-pop-rock ditty, written for those moments of exquisite loneliness when one is head over heels in love and missing the … Continue reading

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THE FACTS OF LIFE – 1. MAGIC

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  Up until very recently, I thought my lot in life was to be a singer-songwriter and a musical theatre composer (more about this maybe later…) And so I wrote songs and song cycles, about love and longing, lust and … Continue reading

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Tales of Asia – Public Talks in Singapore, 18 Oct – 14 Nov 2015

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I’ve been silent for some time now…  That’s because I’ve been preparing for an epic series of 5 talks on 10 historic port cities in Southeast Asia. The talks shall feature histories and images from my book, The Romance of the … Continue reading

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