The End Of the World is nigh! Come and celebrate with DC’s new eschatological song!

The 21st of December 2012 is the End Of The World according to the ancient Mayans. They were wrong of course, because they didn’t know squat about anything, and their world ended long before 2012, anyway.

But have you ever considered how ephemeral life on earth is for all of us? Have you ever ever wondered if you’ll wake up and find yourself dead? Have you ever wondered if the oil will run out before we all fry? Have you ever wondered…

Wait a minute, that’s a sermon and I don’t do sermons, I write songs.

Go to http://noisetrade.com/dccardwell to get

Go to my Bandcamp page to hear my newest song, The Sun, The Moon, The Stars, which is about all that kind of stuff (if you want it to be).

The song features me on vocals, guitars, bass and piano, and Samuel plays drums, synth and glockenspiel, and it’s a bit of an epic, really, by my standards.

So if you haven’t already, grab it NOW or you may have to wait until my next album comes out in 2013. If we’re still around then!

~ DC


The Sun, The Moon, The Stars
LYRICS © DC Cardwell 2012

The sun, the moon, the stars
Jupiter and Mars
Everybody thinks they know
Where they’re gonna be tonight
The fuel in your tank
The money in your bank
Everybody thinks they know
Where they’re gonna be tonight

But I don’t know what time it is
Something big is falling on my head
But I don’t know what time it is
I try to remember what my teacher said
You’re on your own now

You’re on your own now

The dinner on your table
The power in your cable
Everybody thinks they know
Where they’re gonna be tonight
The pictures in your camera
The things that you remember
Everybody thinks they know
Where they’re gonna be tonight

But I don’t know what time it is
Something big is falling on my head
But I don’t know what time it is
I try to remember what my teacher said
You’re on your own now

You’re on your own now

The mountains and your bed
The things inside your head
Everybody thinks they know
Where they’re gonna be tonight

But I don’t know what time it is
Something big is falling on my head
But I don’t know what time it is
I try to remember what my teacher said
You’re on your own now

You’re on your own now

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The Sun, The Moon, The Stars

Describe my music and win the only piece of DC Cardwell merchandise in existence! Plus CDs! [CONTEST NOW CLOSED]

A lot of us (ahem) “artists” have trouble describing our own music. We just make it. We like to think we don’t sound like anyone else.

But everyone tells us we need an “Elevator Pitch” – in other words, if we bump into a top music executive, or even a normal human being, in an elevator, we need to be able to describe our music in the time it takes to reach the next floor. For example “My music sounds like a combination of artist X with artist Y and it does such-and-such.”

So here’s a simple giveaway I’m running. Write an Elevator Pitch for my music. Imagine you’re in that elevator and someone asks you, “What does DC Cardwell sound like?” What would you say?

The contest will be judged by some of my close friends and family who already know what I sound like and they can decide which comments are the most accurate/creative/honest/useful/hyperbolic/funny/sad.

PLEASE NOTE: Entries for this contest closed at midnight (Pacific Standard Time) on the 29th February, 2012.

FIRST PRIZE: A signed copy of my Some Hope CD and the only “DC Cardwell T-shirt” in existence! It’s white, size XL,  with a small, tasteful logo so it shouldn’t be TOO embarrassing to wear. You could probably cover up the logo with a large badge/button featuring a much cooler artist of your choice.

SECOND PRIZE: A signed copy of my Some Hope CD

To enter, simply type your answer to the question “What does DC Cardwell sound like?” in the comment box below, and don’t forget to include your name and email address (which won’t be visible).

Good luck, and pass it on to your friends too!

~ DC

PS: If you don’t know what I sound like, you can hear my music on almost every page of this website!

The T-shirt is brand new and unworn and it came free with some business cards, in case you’re wondering where I got it, and, more to the point, why! Here it is with my “Some Hope” CD.

LATEST!

Here’s 2nd-prize winner Beth showing off her prize!

Beth Howell with her prize, DC's album "Some Hope"

Beth Howell with her prize, DC’s album “Some Hope”

Thanks for voting for my song in Microsoft Playlist 7 contest… I won!

DC Cardwell-Microsoft Playlist 7 logo

Thanks everyone who voted, or tried to vote, for my song “The First Time”  at Reverbnation’s Microsoft Playlist 7 contest.

Amazingly, I ended up in the Top Seven (number 5, I think) and that was good enough to get me a spot on the main page for this week, and on the site for the remaining eight weeks.

Which means I get a bit of money (about $600!) from Microsoft (they can afford it!) and tons of exposure. In the first day I’ve already had another 1400 or so people download my song!

~ DC

PS: Here’s the song again:

I Need Your Help [Newsletter 27th Dec 2009]

NOTE: This song contest is now over (this post is from 2009). The good news is that my song won and I received around $600 and lots of exposure!

It’s me, DC, bothering you for the second time in a week. It never snows but it blizzards, or something to that effect.

(Speaking of snow – I hope you had a great Christmas! We didn’t have any snow here in Melbourne, funnily enough.)

Well, it’s just that I’ve been selected for this really big opportunity. It’s run by Microsoft and it’s to promote “Windows 7“. If you’re an Apple person, just bear with me for a minute!

On Monday they’re going to post  my song “The First Time” at www.reverbnation.com/playlist7 and you will be able to download it for free and also vote for it.

If my song wins it then gets posted more widely for the general public to download as part of this Microsoft campaign, and I get some money. Not a lot of money, but  enough to keep me in guitar strings for a while, and more importantly, it will be extremely valuable publicity for me and it will get my song on to lots of people’s iPods! (Are we allowed to mention iPods, Mr. Gates?)

The song is posted (for 24 hours only) tomorrow,  Monday 28th Dec at 11am EST (New York), which is, for example

  • DC Cardwell-Microsoft Playlist 7 logo
    8am – California, Vancouver
  • 10am – Tennessee, Louisiana
  • 11am – New York, Michigan
  • 4pm – UK, Ireland
  • 5pm – Germany, France
  • 11pm – Thailand, Indonesia
  • 3am (Tuesday)  – Victoria, NSW

So… perhaps head over to www.reverbnation.com/playlist7 right now. You can download any or all of the seven songs that are up now.

And DEFINITELY go there on Monday or Tuesday and vote for my song!

With much gratitude,

~ DC