It’s Here! “Come Sail With Me”

I invite you to have a listen to this collaboration with Michael Stone and myself, a love ballad, my first.

Finding a place in this second season of my life as a lyricist is a dream I never really believed would be realized. How wrong I was. Being surrounded by creative musicians, composers and songwriters has enriched my life personally and professionally in ways I am in awe of everyday.

Don’t ever give up your dreams.




The new album comes out late 2018

Come Sail With Me
Music and Lyrics
Michael Stone and Toni Taylor-Helser
© 2018 BMI


Come sail with me on scented wind cool and clean,

Blowing wild and free, blushing moonlight hides an ash white face,

Come sail with me Diamonds of candles dimly lit,
Flames soften a quiet embrace.
All through the night, mirrored by only starlight

Come sail with me with spirits bright
Shameless dreams unfold,
Sunlight breaks to show the story told

Come sail with me gale winds churn the sea to a rage
Sea and sky as lovers, like you and I
Sail to the horizon you and I

Come sail with me set course, the soul’s desire
Powered by painted sails a horizon sunset on fire

Come sail away with me on a voyage quest of reflections
Adrift together on a wild sea
Stars guide us to cosmic connections

Come sail with me

Then comes the thunder.. complete with it’s wonderful roar
Flashes of light that dance through the night once more
Rolling thunder. sailing under dark skies,
Fly by night anchored on stormy seas together
Footloose souls, surrender,

Love soars adrift on a wild sea

Wind in our sails we are free

Ocean and sky as lovers, like you and I
Sail to the horizon you and I

Come sail with me, on scented wind cool and clean

Come sail with me

Blowing wild and free

Come Sail With Me


Sunday Love Songs w/ Independent Artist Lyrical Princess ~ Linda Fry

Lyrical Princess

Barefoot Music is proud to introduce to you the amazing talents of Independent artist‘s; lyricist Linda Fry, and musicians The TrueVulgarians. 
Sunday Love Song 
Lyrical Princess Linda Fry  & The TrueVulgarians.

From Linda’s artist page;

My name is Linda Fry . I’ve been a Member/Artist here at Mixposure since 2008. Music has always been my best friend. Although I don’t sing or play, It’s always there for me. I came here as just a listener, which in time.. I’ve learned is a very big deal here. Because without the listeners.. There’s really no use for a music site..

I had no idea how much my life was about to change when I joined Mixposure. The people here seemed to me, overly friendly.. I naturally thought the worst, And tried to keep to myself. That is nearly impossible. Especially if you post something here. I had posted what I considered to be just a silly poem I had written (writing is my outlet), Titled “Here In The Dark”.  After going through a few weeks of thinking I was just being ridiculed with people asking if they could use my lyrics (as I only saw them as words), I finally caved & said Yes. It became my first  Co- Written Collaboration with David Lunbeck… I was on top of the world.. I had words put into a song that others could relate to.. What a feeling that was.. Somewhere during all of this, I was told I should become an Artist.. I kept saying I don’t think so.. And by the next morning.. I was a member .. Someone had made me one..LoL

I finally started joining in the mixposure radio chat room.. I was told I could hear my music be played in there. Well, if that wasn’t a night to remember.. Completely computer illeterate . I couldn’t figure out how to make the player work for the music to play..The chat was going so fast with hellos & people trying to help.. I was litterally terrified.. And wanted to dissappear forever. But a very nice man popped up in a P.M. and calmly walked me through everything step by step & helped calm me down.. What a relief! Thank You so much kind man (You know who you are) ! Finally, I could enjoy myself… Got to hear music & talk to the people that created it.. Didn’t talk a lot.. Was very shy back then.. lol

It didn’t take long and I felt I’d known everyone like they were family.. This had become my home, away from home.. The rest is history.. I’ve been writing Poetry (The people at Mixposure, like to call lyrics) ever since..

I like to collaborate.. I don’t have any specific Genre that I prefer.. But I like to be able to understand the words (without screaming vocals & music).. My words almost always come from the heart & are very meaningful to me (sometimes I’ll throw in something silly). I think I’m pretty easy to work with.. I post most everything I write up in The blog area on the Front Mix page & it stays in my Blogs until someone decides to use them. If you see something you think you might like to work with, just message me .. But Please keep me informed on How it’s coming along..

I have very few Co-written songs. Most everyone I’ve had the opportunity to work with, have for the most part only had to change a couple words if any. I’ve been very fortunate. But I am always willing to work with any situation that may arise.

Below is the link for Linda’s artist page and on it you can find also a list of the collaborations she has done and Linda hopes you’ll listen & enjoy ~

Magazine Gap & Slipstream~ Expression Through Song

I was delighted to find a message from an amazing vocalist who introduced me to his band’s music; Magazine Gap who hails from the United kingdom
Every once in a while a song will take my breath the first time I hear it because the lyrics or the music or both express something maybe we have been deeply feeling. But there are feelings or circumstances even as a writer I struggle to find the accurate words to express it. 
 Magazine Gap has an empowering piece of music in this song: lyrically & musically.
James so wisely expresses with his lyrics.“caught in the slipstream of life” just exactly what I knew to be my own experience. Only now through James & Magazine Gap’ I have a word that so adequately expresses that Slipstream
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Please enjoy Magazine Gap’s signature style and sound. 
See below links to learn more about the band and their music.
 I thank you James.


a brief bio  about the band Magazine Gap

” Cookie is a veteran session player and music producer who I (James) was introduced to when looking for someone to produce my debut album, “No Coincidence” (available on iTunes etc…!!). An amazing musician and producer, he did such an incredible job and we became very close friends. up. Alex was a classically trained but highly versatile pianist who was making a name for himself on the jazz scene in London; Cookie had previously met him on a session they did together and kept his details for a future project – he thought he’d be perfect for us. How right he was! Alex made such a significant contribution to the sound that it became apparent very quickly that we were morphing into a band with a distinct sound (as opposed to that of a singer/songwriter with a backing group).

We therefore created Magazine Gap, and haven’t looked back!  ~ James