Finally found the huntsman spider that died in my studio a couple of years ago.

Finally found the huntsman that died in my studio a couple of years ago. Like most spiders, they shrink considerably almost immediately on expiration.

#bigspider #huntsman


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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

Still from the video

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This is taken at a bit of a clip, I think! But you can hear the songs at a more stately pace in this old video of me performing it a few years ago:

LYRICS & CHORDS
(written by Larry Norman)

Goodbye, farewell, we’ll meet again (D, Bm, F#m,)
Somewhere beyond the sky. (D, Bm, F#m, A7)
I pray that you will stay with God (G, Em, D, Bm)
Goodbye, my friends, goodbye. (D, A7, D-G, D-G)

The light grows dim but in this hour (D, Bm, F#m,)
I have no tears to cry. (D, Bm, F#m, A7)
My heart is full, my joy complete. (G, Em, D, Bm)
Goodbye, my friends, goodbye. (D, A7, D-G, D-G)

I feel no loss of hope as I’ve grown older. (Bm, G, D)
Only this world’s weight upon my shoulder. (Bm, E7, Em7, A7)

My heart beats to a slower song, (D, Bm, F#m,)
So softly in my veins. (D, Bm, F#m, A7)
The night is warm, but in my sleep (G, Em, D, Bm)
I dream of heaven’s reign. (D, A7, D-G, D-G)

Everything I am I’ve tried to show you, (Bm, G, D)
In this life I’ve been so blessed to know you. (Bm, E7, Em7, A7)

Goodbye, farewell, we’ll meet again (D, Bm, F#m,)
Somewhere beyond the sky. (D, Bm, F#m, A7)
I pray that you will walk with God (G, G#dim, F#m, Bm)
Goodbye, my friends, goodbye. (Em, A7, Bm, E7)
Goodbye, my friends, goodbye. (Em, A7, D)

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More covers at http://www.youtube.com/dccardwellcovers

Thanks for listening! ~ DC

Django loves Juno. But does Juno love Django? (Don’t miss the cat-fight in slo-mo!)

Django just wants to hug Juno. He even snuck a kiss this morning! But watch what happens next…

Black cat Juno is a clever eight-year-old cat, thoughtful and generally gentle and very cool (but sometimes a little nervous). She has lived with us for a year and a half.

Django is a two-year-old ginger cat whom we adopted from the RSPCA a couple of months ago. As they described him to us, he’s a “total smooch”, who kisses and hugs and licks everyone and everything.

Django adores Juno and makes the most incredible sound when she’s in the room, or occasionally when he’s just thinking about her and wondering where she is. They’re impossible to describe, but I’ll try and get a good recording of them and post it here soon.

However, Juno hisses and whacks Django if he comes within about a foot and a half (45 cm) of her.

Still, though, she misses him when he’s not around and she seeks him out as often as she tries to get away from him. But she likes to keep her distance.

Django is the most playful adult cat we’ve ever met. He still behaves like a kitten, climbing and running and play-fighting and generally being hyperactive, until the afternoon, when he sleeps on the couch for a few hours. He tries to get as close to Juno as he can and we’re pretty sure he just wants to hug and kiss her like crazy. He’s irrepressible and will gradually edge up, to her, almost imperceptibly in small degrees. He might roll over or stretch every now and then, just casually, but every time getting an inch closer to her. And, in between, he’ll just sit and gaze upon her adoringly. She looks the other way, or else gives him THAT look, which says, “I see what you’re doing.”

Eventually he might lose control of his emotions and just go for her, sometimes with his special sound, his “name” for her, which is usually cut short by what happens next… as seen in this video, first at normal speed and then in slow motion.
All music by DC Cardwell
Film shot and edited by DC Cardwell

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Django likes to sit with his wee paws under the rug

Django likes to sit with his wee paws under the rug.

He also likes to play-fight with the rug, with any rug, in a most unruly yet entertaining manner.  But when he settles down and puts his little white socked paws under it as if to keep them warm it’s adorable, just like pretty much everything he does, really.


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Rod Cordner and Jean-Pierre Rudolph tour England, June 2014

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see Cordner & Rudolph in England!

Exactly 26 years ago, on 7th May 1988, we left Northern Ireland, but for nearly 10 years before that we played all over the country with Rod Cordner and spent a huge amount of time with him, his wife Jennifer, and his whole family, to whom we are eternally thankful for their inspiration, friendship, prayers, love and kindness.

In those years we also became great friends with French virtuoso violinist Jean-Pierre Rudolph, who became Rodney’s musical partner when he toured all over Europe, which he did frequently. And, again, we have much to thank Jean-Pierre and his wife Anne for – we even managed to avail ourselves of their generosity when we were in their home town of Strasbourg, France and Anne put us up for a few days even though we’d never met her before!

We catch up with Rod and Jenny every time we’re back in Ireland, and their home is still the haven it always was for us when we visit Portadown, where we both grew up.

Sadly, I haven’t seen Jean-Pierre (or Paddy-John as we used to call him) since we both happened to be back in Ireland at the same time in 1996, and I would love to be able to see the two of them perform together again. But if you’re in England you have a chance to catch them on this short tour in June.

If you do make it along, say hi to Rod and Jean-Pierre for us. And if you can, grab a little bit of video on your mobile phone and share it with me, OK? 🙂

– DC
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Here’s a photo that I took of them when they played at Greenbelt Festival in England in 1986.

Greenbelt-Jean-Pierre-Rudolph-Rod-Cordner-photo-by-DC-Cardwell

Tuesday 3rd June 2014
Bradford BBC Radio 106.6FM
Drive programme with John Hebden, 4-6 pm
www.bcbradio.co.uk
Listen LIVE HERE!

Friday 6th June 2014
Hartlepool TS24 0QJ
Contact David Taylor (see poster for phone no.)

Saturday 7th June 2014
Chapel A House Concerts
Leeds LS7 4LF
Contact Alan Gibson (see poster for phone no.)
www.chapelahouseconcerts.co.uk

Sunday 8th June 2014
Old Royal Oak
Knaresborough HG5 8AL
(see poster for phone no.)

Monday 9th June 2014
Bishop FM 105.9
The Folk Show with Terry Ferdinand 9-11 pm
Listen LIVE at www.bishopfm.com

Wed 11th June
Ravenscourt Arts
London W6 0UH
Contact Darren Hirst (see poster for phone no.)
www.wegottickets.com/event/271690

Samuel & DC Cardwell cover “Four Seasons In One Day” by Crowded House

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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. He wrote and recorded it when the band was based in Melbourne. It’s a common saying that Melbourne can have “four seasons in a day” because the weather can be quite changeable. Rather unusually, the temperature often does “drop away” by as much as 20℃ in a half an hour or so, especially after a period of extremely hot weather.

I won’t deny it – Neil does this better than I do! But I hope you enjoy this version nonetheless. Samuel helps out with some nice guitar and background harmonies. 

 

Orange Cat In A Blue Box (yes, it’s our Django!)

Django was quite comfortable in this little box for some time last night. He had no idea how cute he was. – from Instagram

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