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The blog posts of Marjorie and DC Cardwell, written on many subjects.
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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 ››

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 ››

Goodbye Farewell (Larry Norman song) with Lyrics and Chords

From our Numubu webcast

on 26th April 2014: our cover of Larry Norman's beautiful song "Goodbye Farewell" Samuel is playing our Tanglewood TW15CE-B  guitar and I'm on my old Mugen "the '78"
DC and Samuel on webcast
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Samuel & DC Cardwell cover “Four Seasons In One Day” by Crowded House

This is a complete version of this song from one of our first live webcasts in April 2014. You may have seen a snippet of it if you watched the “highlights” video.

It’s probably Neil Finn’s most famous “Melbourne song”, the achingly beautiful Four Seasons In One Day, from my favourite Crowded House album, Woodface.

Another webcast already! DC Cardwell on NuMuBu OzFest, 25/26 April 2014 (depending on your timezone)

I enjoyed our last webcast so much that I’m doing another one on 25/26th April, 2014 (depending on your timezone!) ♫ To find out the exact time in your timezone, see my amazing time-chart at

DC Cardwell’s first live webcast – 17th & 18th April on NuMuBu!

DC Cardwell will be making his first ever live webcast on 17th & 18th April, 2014, via the NuMuBu music network.

Ten Records That Changed My Life… REALLY changed my life.

Yesterday a Facebook friend of mine, Bill Mallonee, posed the following question: “10 life changing records. (I know! It’s impossible!) Don’t over think it.” Well, you know what? I did over-think it. I felt that if you’re going to describe something as life-changing it had better be something that really did have some concrete effect on your existence.

New single by Mondo Quinn (produced by me!)

Mondo Quinn: Produced by DC Cardwell

My Tasmanian friend Mondo Quinn has a new double-A side single out. He recorded it at my studio a couple of weekends ago. Both songs have got his usual early-Beatles melodic verve: they're what I believe the young people are calling "Continue Reading ››

How Social Networking Has Been A Game Changer For Musicians

I believe that social networking has had the most profound impact on the relationship between musician and listener since the twin-pronged technological advances of recording and broadcasting in the early 20th century.