• Mixtape: Ten songs that helped to shape The Unexpected Son

    The Unexpected Son was written over the course of 15 or so years. There were four phases that produced three distinct versions of the book. The first version was a collection of interviews and journal entries. It was unimaginative and clinical and proved to be little more than a framework for what would come later.  

    During that period, I started to curate a selection of songs that reflected the mood of my writing and served as guide when I struggled to find my way.  

    These ten songs were the most frequently visited during the bulk of the writing.