The music: Melody, surprise and ineffable beauty. My hope is to challenge but not frighten, please but not placate, surprise but not shock, think but not without feeling, feel but not without thinking. It's music for the heart in your head. Inspiration: XTC, Rheostatics, Thelonious Monk, Talking Heads, J. S. Bach, Zappa, Elvis Costello, Pete Seeger, Beck, Bruce Cockburn, Guided By Voices, Erik Satie, Billy Bragg. Bio: I formed my first songs at the age of eight, my first band in 1983 and I haven't stopped playing and writing music since. I consciously chose not to do the full-blown musician thing. Instead, I have chosen to focus on writing and recording, surfacing now and again to let some other people hear what noise I make. Since 1988 I have made over nine low-fi records on analogue 4 track garnering favorable reviews and local acclaim. GOOD (2000) was my first solo studio recording, featuring fragmented vignettes of scenes stolen from childhood, dreams and nature. My most recent release is called Figment Bee. It continues many of GOOD's themes but is more sonically rich and diverse thanks to the fertile imagination of the record's producer, Grekk Olafsson. Recorded with drummer Pete Goindi, bassist Terrence Kinsella and the sound textures of Grekk Olafssen, Figment Bee is an aural taste-treat full of melodic twists and rhythmic eddies.