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Variously described as a blend of music icons such as The Beatles, Ray Davies, Ron Sexsmith, Neil Young & Neil Finn, Melbourne late bloomer DC Cardwell has only recently begun to make his mark in the music world. A “triple threat” singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, he sealed his credentials by taking out TWO of the top prizes at the Australian Catapult Song Contest in 2011. DC’s distinctive and affecting voice is perfect for his songs which take an honest and often wry look at life, peppered with positivity and redemptive possibility. Combine that with his maddeningly catchy hooks, pop-smart arrangements and melodic lead guitar breaks and you have Beatlesque songs that you will want to hear again and again. See www.dccardwell.com for more info!

Newish album by Pesky Bones AKA Peter Farnan, feat. Paul Kelly, Rebecca Barnard & loads of other brilliant artists!

Pesky Bones is Peter Farnan... Plus

Wow. With all the distractions of the last little while I missed the fact that my Melbourne friend Peter Farnan, brilliant singer-songwriter-musician, member of esteemed Aussie rock hitmakers Continue Reading ››

Multitasking And My New Studio

While I was playing the guitar and downloading some stuff I read this article about the problem of multitasking. And... yes, I already know I have a real problem with multitasking. Like most of us, I do it too much instead of concentrating on … Continue Reading ››

Live From DC’s, S02 Ep18: DC Cardwell live online with special guest Tony Sables

Tony Sables on lead guitar!

Our good friend Tony Sables​ joined us on lead guitar for our 19 Sep 2015 free online concert. It was very impromptu even by our standards! … Continue Reading ››

Adobe Flash Update advises users to have a rest after installation!

"You may need to rest," advises Adobe Flash installer

After updating my Adobe Flash I was very surprised to see this message pop up on my screen! Well, OK, if you say so... I think I'll have a lie down, thank you very much. Dialog from Adobe … <a href=Continue Reading ››

1¢ shipping WORLDWIDE on CD Baby – grab our CDs!

Yes, $0.01 shipping for three days only!

Forget about DC's new album! (Briefly, anyway.) Apparently in America there's this thing called CYBER-MONDAY. Who knew? Marjorie Cardwell and DC Cardwell CDsWell, Our albums are available on CD Baby with only 1¢ shipping! That's $0.01. Considerably less … Continue Reading ››

Thought You’d Heard All Of The Basement Tapes? Think Again!

What an incredible body of work Dylan has put out, and he (or his record company) continues to do so at an ever-increasing rate, both new material and, with the Bootleg Series, a large archive of previously unreleased music. And for fans, almost all of it is precious in one way or another.

The Basement Tapes

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John Lennon at his most eloquent – enhanced!

John Lennon at his most eloquent, his thoughts beautifully animated in this film produced by Jerry Levitan, who interviewed him at the age of 14 in1969.

Episode 1 of “Friday Night Free” webcast with DC!

My recent webcasts went down so well that I’m starting a regular series called Friday Night Free (edit: now Live From DC's Studio).  It’s on Fri 6th June, 2014 in Canada/US/South America. And it’s on Saturday 7th June, 2014 in … Continue Reading ››

Dunluce Castle as seen from the Wild Goose

I took this picture of Dunluce Castle (Northern Ireland) from the Wild Goose, 2009. This is the castle pictured on Led Zeppelin’s “Houses Of The Holy”. The Wild Goose is a small yacht which was the first vessel to navigate the entire coast of Russia. The tale of how it now belongs to my sister and brother-in-law is rather interesting in itself! Perhaps I’ll tell it in another photo – watch this space…

DC Cardwell now on Pandora Radio!

My music is now on Pandora!

I think this is good! To tell you the truth, I'd never previously used the service before, although I've signed up for it now, as a user as well as an artist. I'm sure a lot … Continue Reading ››

Derry/Londonderry, 2009. A statue symbolizing peace.

Another of my photos from Derry/Londonderry, 2009. A statue symbolizing peace. Sadly, a firebomb planted by the IRA went of at a hotel in that very city on Friday, but thanks to a swift midnight evacuation, no one was hurt. #peace

Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland in 2009

Derry/Londonderry, N. Ireland in 2009. (@hanfengshui asked me to post more photos of Ireland but I don’t live there any more so I’m digging into the archives!) #archivegram #ireland #norrhernireland #derrystrokelondonderry #norniron #dccardwellarchives