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.