Category Archives: Music we like

Blogs on the subject of music in general. Marjorie and DC musings on other artists they like, on recordings, gigs, and on anything related to music itself or to the music business.

Ten records that changed my life

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.

Mondo Quinn-Love Is The Reason-single

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 ››
Crowded House, New Zealand 1995 - by Marjorie Cardwell

Crowded House are the reason we’re in Australia

Marjorie and I came to the band late, not long before Together Alone came out, when I picked up Woodface somewhere on CD and we instantly realised that tracks such as It’s Only Natural and Fall At Your Feet were a kind of music we’d been yearning for but had never really managed to find…

Review of Neil Young at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, Australia, 28 Jan 2009

The Sidney Myer Music Bowl is a rather wonderful outdoor venue in the heart of Melbourne's King's Domain. A natural amphitheatre with a large stage and a covered area for those who can afford the expensive seats! For once, I paid the extra to get up close to one of my major musical heroes. I was accompanied by my … Continue Reading ››

DC’s Top 20 Albums

THE RULES: Think of 20 albums that had such a profound effect on you they changed your life… dug into your soul. The ones that you know backwards, forwards, up, and down, and are now a part of you. Then when you finish, tag 20 others, including me. Make sure you copy and paste this part so they know the drill.

Musical Coincidence #3

Yesterday Marjie, Samuel and I were practicing music for a party this weekend and one of the songs we played was "Halfway To Paradise" by Goffin & King, which we know from Nick Lowe's version.(You can hear our version at http://www.myspace.com/marjiesothersongs)Pretty much straight after finishing our rehearsal we sat down to watch our … Continue Reading ››