DC Cardwell covers Nick Lowe


I’ve entered another contest. This time all you have to do is go to my new video on YouTube and click LIKE. It’s me covering Nick Lowe‘s venerable classic “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding?” and it’s a contest run by his record company, the ultra-cool Yep Roc Records. It’s called the Yep Roc 15 Minutes Of Fame contest, or YR15MINUTESOFFAME for short.

There’s a nice prize, a trip to their 15th year anniversary concert series in North Carolina. But the main thing is the exposure.

So if you want to help me win, please LIKE my video!

And if you want to help even more, share it on your Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Cheers!

~ DC

[Postscript: The three videos with the most votes went into the final and, sadly, I came 4th!]

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 new DVD box set of “Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads”, the classic British TV series from the early 70s, and what song should Terry and Bob be quoting at length to each other?

“Halfway To Paradise” of course!

New Covers by Marjorie!

[Imported from Myspace]

Marjorie & I have been busy recording some covers and she’s put them up on her new profile at:

www.myspace.com/marjiesothersongs

Last weekend we recorded “I Need Love” by Sam Phillips, “Halfway To Paradise” by Goffin and King and “Broken Things” by Julie Miller.

Marjie handled lead vocals and acoustic guitar and I played lead guitar. Samuel Cardwell played bass and Chris Haylock was being his usual brilliant self on drums.

We recorded live in the home studio, including lead vocals. We didn’t have enough microphones for me to do backing vocals so we overdubbed them later along with some tambourine and handclaps.

We didn’t play more than three takes of any of the songs so Samuel and Chris did a fantastic job with very little to go on! Even I had never played “Halfway To Paradise” so I was pleased we managed to get it reasonably tight with no chord charts and only a couple of runs-through. Marjie’s been on a bit of a Nick Lowe kick lately and that’s where she picked up that song.

There are also some other acoustic songs we recorded a few weeks ago.

So check out me as a sideman and while you’re there add Marjorie as a friend and say hi to her!

– DC