Stick it in the Bin!

Stick it in the Bin!

We have too many disposable face masks littering our environment. That’s ridiculous!   Stick It In The Bin! Kylie van Dam 2020 It’s on your face Or it’s in your hand. It’s in your pocket, Or it’s in your bag. If it’s cloth, it’s in 

Near Me

Near Me

These Covid 19 days are intense. They’re filled with new experiences, challenges and waves of emotion. They’ve been odd in so many ways, not the least of which is how we seem to move through mass moments of experience. And I don’t mean, everyone is 

The Bauble is the Bubble

The Bauble is the Bubble

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for 2019! There’s a lot we could talk about after the last of the twenty-teen years: world politics, the environment, changing social landscapes, domestic challenges, career highs and lows, physical and mental health… But seriously… Let’s just ban 

Thanks for the Sky

Thanks for the Sky

  This song has been written for Nicky, who somehow manages to give and simultaneously, create, enormous amounts of energy in others. Nicky loves the work of the English artist, Celia Smith, who drawers the natural environment with wire and this little song tries to 

Gluren bij de Buren 2019

Gluren bij de Buren 2019

Wow! What a fantastic experience that was!! On the 6th of October 2019 Houten held an arts festival called ‘Gluren bij de buren’, which is a name taken from a Dutch expression meaning to ‘peek into your neighbor’s house’. So, fifty private homes opened their 

A Better Day

A Better Day

When we’re teenagers, even for the kids who don’t notice it at the time, music seems to play a vital role in our developing psychological landscape. I have friends with no connections to music as adults but who’ll jump up at a party when something 

Ghosts

Ghosts

The human condition seems to involve quite a bit of getting things wrong so that we learn how to do it right. And that can leave a bad taste in the mouth if the lessons were hard won. So, here’s my little country song about 

Holiday

Holiday

So…how’s life? Bit busy? As in…too…!!!! It’s quite the trend. But why? What makes us the questing animal? Why are we always at least a little dissatisfied and why do we always push just that bit further? I mean, it’s great and I’m not complaining 

Home

Home

A few years ago we were on a gorgeous holiday with family in friends in far-flung places and oddly, I found myself writing this song. I didn’t set out to write about the smells and tastes of the spaces we make, how fragile their balance 

The Piano Cafe at The Piano Cafe

The Piano Cafe at The Piano Cafe

Every three months a small informal piano recital is organised for it’s mature students by our local music school. I wanted to join them so as to get more skilled and confident at the piano and performing my music. Turns out…it’s a lovely thing to