My New Glockenspiel

Here are some photos of me and my new toy “Angel” glockenspiel that I got for Christmas. Well, I’m not sure if it’s a toy – it sounds pretty good to me. But it looks like a toy.

You can hear it on my new song I Am Still The Same which I recorded this week.

It’s not exactly good-time party music, but, well, let me know what you make of the lyrics. They refer to a very specific scenario, but I expect they can resonate with a lot of different situations depending on what the listener takes out of them.

I’ve also made available on Reverbnation the original acoustic demo which I did in one take. It’s pretty rough, but I liked the feel and so, instead of starting again from scratch, I used it as the basis for the full version and simply overdubbed some more vocals, bass and electric guitars, as well as the glockenspiel and some toy sleighbells.

It’s only a rough mix and I may go back and do more stuff to it or even re-record the whole thing, but, hey…

Happy New Year! ~ DC

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2 Responses to My New Glockenspiel

  1. Maurice Smith says:

    Really love the track man! Great chord progression and vocals. Just got an angel glockenspiel myself, and its what brought me here!

    Keep up the work and happy new year


  2. dccardwell says:

    Thanks Maurice! Once we got the Angel it was hard to resist putting it on everything! My son played a nice figure on it in my latest original song, “The Sun, the Moon, The Stars” which actually makes the songs sound quite epic. Funny for such a modest little instrument! You can download that song along with my whole Some Hope album (for a limited time) at

    Is there anywhere online I can hear your music?


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