10/21 Falling Down

10/21 "Falling Down" (album: The Wanderlings Volume Two) comes from one act of the Thumbelina story by Hans Christian Andersen. The part she spends underground with the Field Mouse. 

Thumbelina was born from a flower which opened, revealing her tiny…

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9/21 Nibble Nibble

9/21 "Nibble Nibble" (album: The Wanderlings Volume Two) is the story of Hansel and Gretel from the witch's POV. Not a retelling to put her in a better light (although I love those too) just a story about a witch…

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8/21 The Waltz

CW suicidal ideation 

8/21 "The Waltz" (album: Reset to Factory Specs) is a dance that some of us know better than we wish we did, and certainly better than we generally admit to other people. 

A friend who gets this…

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7/21 Any Way the Wind Blows

7/21 "Any Way the Wind Blows" (album: Into The Mirror) is the final song on the album and it's one of my favourites. 

It's one of those metaphor within a metaphor kinds of songs, but I remember when I wrote…

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6/21 Oars in the Water

6/21 "Oars in the Water" (album: Into The Mirror) is the story of my maternal great grandparents as it was passed on to me via my mom, from her mom. 

The second I heard it, everything in me cried, FOUL…

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5/21 Reset

5/21 "Reset" (album: Reset to Factory Specs) began with one of the central themes of my life: death. 

Listen & lyrics here

When I was 13 mos old, my mother's only sibling died at the age of 20. My early…

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4/21 Songs of the Wheel

4/21 "Songs of the Wheel" (album: Hemlock Honey and Crows) is a sung, circle casting I wrote to evoke the turning wheel of the seasons. 

There's a verse for each season (fire festivals, equinoxes & solstices) and you begin and…

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3/21 Only Ophelia Knows

3/21 "Only Ophelia Knows" (album: Hemlock Honey and Crows) began as a combination of songwriting challenges during FAWM (February Album Writing Month). 

Some of the lyrics come directly from the text of Shakespeare's Hamlet. Some of the imagery comes from…

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2/21 Epona's Wild Daughter

2/21 "Epona's Wild Daughter" (album: Into The Mirror) began with a card from the Faerie Oracle by Brian Froud & Jessica Macbeth. 

I'd been having nightmares for months. Formless terror that kept just out of reach of my understanding, causing…

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1/21 Vasilisa Trilogy

While I'm prepping songs for the tour in November, I thought it would be fun to make some moody images inspired by my lyrics. 

1/21 "Vasilisa Trilogy" (album: The Wanderlings Volume One) is the story of Vasilisa the Beautiful from…

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Crowdfunding success!

Reset to Factory Specs is the upcoming indie-pop album from Leslie Hudson, supported by their 2nd successful Kickstarter campaign. It funded to 75% in the first week, making over $9K by the time it was over, including a stretch goal…

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