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  • Song in Dutch by Simon Oak about the strange unnecessary hesitation many people have to give a thumbs-up to people that show their creative work on Facebook.LyricsChorus: Wat leuk, wat leuk, een duimpje omhoog! […]

  • As a 50 plus singer, songwriter and musician, I’m taking my first steps into the world of professional music therapy. I’m a Civil Engineer, always in love with bridges, selling software for engineers and designers […]

  • Old Hallowe’en Song in Dutch. I wrote this song for my kids back in 2002 and recorded it just now. Hope you like it.LyricsOm twaalf uur in de nacht bij volle maanWanneer de uilen vliegen en de klokken slaanOm […]

  • This is a little animation test. Exploring Ireland through Google Street View is already quite common, but time consuming. Better minimize your time behind the computer and spend more time for the real exp […]

  • This is an old children’s poem from the USA that was set to music by Simon Oak, thanks to Wim van Gent who posted the poem after a silent night of snowfall. I took the photo in December 2009.Source: Edgar, M. G. […]

  • While I was writing down this little tune, I received a message from a friend who was visiting Iran and, like all visitor stories about Iran, he reported great friendliness of the people there, so therefore th […]

  • After a visit to the weekly Irish session in the Blarney Stone Irish Pub in Shanghai, in 2013, the idea came to me to set up a map to mark down every place on earth where Irish sessions are on, so that travelling […]

  • Some songs can’t be sung just like that and to me “The Ballad Of Claudy” by James Simmons is clearly one of that kind.In the early days of our band The Doggy Dike we had regular gigs in a pub called “The Low […]

  • The Daily Telegraph columnist Charles Moore recently compared the Easter Rising of 1916, that eventually led to the Free State in 1922 with Islamic State of today and put question marks at the centennial […]

  • Since the very day I dropped her From my little helicopter I’m so proud of how I stopped her From tormenting me like hell Never knew she’d be a witch She made me feel a little itchy But she promised me to quit She […]

  • Little wordplay in Dutch about lead roles and the unsavory ways to get them.

  • A little wordplay in Dutch about an oven.

  • A sentimental modern Irish immigrant song for the Day After Saint Patrick’s Day. As a Dutchman I apologize for the last verse, not meaning to insult anyone. Frank McLynn is willing to take the blame for those wo […]

  • This song was resting unfinished for a while. It just didn’t feel good enough, besides the fact that I really hate the subject: a disrespectful billionaire running for president playing the card of fear and […]

  • A tune I made while I actually should have been moving piles of old paper to the side of the road, hence the title. Because it’s a bit jazzy and slow, I wanted to hear some drums, so this is the first time I’ve […]

  • A fun tune, made on Super Tuesday, the day after I published my Anti Trump song on Facebook. I needed something funny after that.Computer output:

  • In the summer of 2013 a US drone attack on a house in Yemen reached our national news and a heartbreaking interview showed a poor father telling us how his daughter died in his arms and his son got badly inj […]

  • During a walk through one of Seville’s wonderful parks, my son got chased by a mad mallard. This tune is for the poor mallard.Computer output: I used the tune for this time lapse video of the clouds behind my house. 

  • Sorry, this is not a spectacular composition, it’s just a funny honky tonk tune, I think, and if it makes one person smile or one child dance it’s been worth the little effort it took me to put it here.I called […]

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