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Without music, life would be a mistake. – Friedrich Nietzsche

I’m a scouser and an amateur musician and songwriter. I love music and sharing what I have created. Good or bad my songs are mine and I’m very proud of them. If you feel the same way about music (or art and poetry) I’d love to hear from you and share your thoughts, likes and dislikes.  Peace to you all.

Hear my latest track below


Thomas Newman
Below is a review of the music from the film ‘Road To Perdition’ which was composed by my favourite composer Thomas Newman


Review Summary: When the music outshines the film.

Eyes were very much focused on director Sam Mendes after he gave us the 1999 hit, American Beauty, a film that brought very strong opinions in just about every direction. In spite of some maligned thoughts, the film went on to win Best Picture and four other Academy Awards. It’s rather curious then that Mendes brought us a gang/mafia-esque second effort in 2002’s Road to Perdition. Though the film was given a fair share of praise, much of this centered on how beautifully shot the film/cinematography was.
Have you ever been listening to a great piece of music and felt a chill run up your spine? Or goosebumps tickle your arms and shoulders?
The experience is called frisson (pronounced free-sawn), a French term meaning “aesthetic chills,” and it feels like waves of pleasure running all over your skin. I get this feeling when I listen to a beautiful piece of music.
Listening to emotionally moving music is the most common trigger of frisson, but some feel it while looking at beautiful artwork, watching a particularly moving scene in a movie or having physical contact with another person. Studies have shown that roughly two-thirds of the population feels frisson.

YouTube Links To Some Of My Favourite Artist Performances

Great Album From One Of My Guitar Heroes

Amazing Genesis Concert In Rome 2007

Ian Ethan Case
The Infinite Race

Fantastic Acoustic Concert From Above & Beyond

The Beatles
Abbey Road

Bon Iver
Holocene

Sheryl Crow
ft Sting 

The Great Jon Anderson
In Concert

Neil Young
Old Man

Hang Massive  
Secret Kissing of Sun & Moon

Eric Clapton
River of Tears

Jacob Collier
Hideaway

There are so many more

The Chill Factor

For some time I have wondered why I got emotional or got chills / goosebumps when listening to exceptional pieces...
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One of my tracks used in a U.S. Travel Vlog !!!

Well I just found out that one of my tracks has been used in a U.S. Travel Vlog and I'm...
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Ableton Live, Part 2

So there I was with a huge bank of sounds, instruments, tracks and effects plus Max For Live and Plug-ins...
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My Amazing Loop Station

I love Roland gear, and in 2011 I bought my RC-300 loop station. I was really excited and I was...
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My Guitar Synthesizer

I wanted a Roland GR55 for about two years before I could afford to buy it. I finally got it...
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Ableton Live, Part 1

I first started using Ableton Live Lite when I purchased my Novation Launchkey 61 a few of years ago in...
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My Godin Guitar

What can I say about my Godin XTSA except that I love it !!! It is so versatile and beautiful...
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