These songs are the culmination of a long career spent as a working musician playing mainly other people's tunes. I've been a songwriter since I was a teenager but, until recently, I have never pursued this facet of my musical palette. It was really Rufus Wainwright who inspired me to finally have the courage to write the kind of music that I hear in my head instead of writing what one thinks people might want to hear. These songs tell part of the story of my life and the people around me, and they are an introspective reflection on my place in this world and of some of the events that have led me here. Some songs are intense and deeply personal and others are playful and funky, but all of them have one thing in common; they communicate my hope for for peace and greater understanding in this life.