DC makes “Best Of 2011” list!

The delightful Tamara Tillinghast of The Think Tank show on Mixx 96.1 KXXO in Olympia, WA played her “Best of 2011” today and I made the list! I was especially chuffed because most of the other artists on her list are very well-known and acclaimed artists, not just indie no-names like me, so it pretty cool to be in such esteemed company. 🙂 ~ DC

Jens Lekman – “A Promise”

The Red Button – “Caught in the Middle”

Fruit Bats – “Tony the Tripper”

Feist – “Bittersweet Melodies”

Drive-By Truckers – “Everybody Needs Love”

Emmylou Harris – “Home Sweet Home”

The Decemberists – “January Hymn”

Iron and Wine – “Me and Lazarus”

The Bees – “I Really Need Love”

Eleanor Friedberger – “Inn of the Seventh Ray”

Sondre Lerche – “Go Right Ahead”

Crooked Fingers – “Our New Favorite”

DC Cardwell – “Peace and Love”

Wilco – “Sunloathe”

Lucinda Williams – “Blessed”

David Lowery – “Raise ’em Up on Honey”

I’m From Barcelona – “Get in Line”

The Ladybug Transistor – “Breaking Up on the Beat”

Over the Rhine – “Days Like This”

Thao and Mirah – “Little Cups”

Alison Krauss & Union Station – “Dimming of the Day”

Neil Young International Harvesters – “Get Back to the Country”

Kerosene Halo – “And So it Goes”

They Might Be Giants – “Celebration”

Gillian Welch – “Silver Dagger”

Two of my songs on Pop Garden Radio Anniversary Special!

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Current mood:grateful

Many of you fans of tuneful and energetic pop/rock/powerpop music will already be familiar with Adam Waltemire‘s Pop Garden Radio show on WMEL Radio out of that other Melbourne, the one in Florida.

Adam was one of the first people to encourage me when I put my efforts songs up on MySpace, and in fact he gave me a huge boost of confidence by playing me on the show and asking me to submit a track for the forthcoming Rick Nelson Tribute Album that he is putting together.

So it is with great pleasure that I pass along the news that tomorrow (Sunday 27th May) is the show’s 2nd Anniversary special!

Adam will be playing not one but TWO of my tracks on the show, namely my version of Rick Nelson’s very beautiful self-penned song “Life”, and also my rendition of “I Wanna Stay Home” by Jellyfish. (I’m just hoping he doesn’t play them as part of his “What the Heck is This?” segment!)

I’ve also recorded a little jingle for the program, which he might just manage to slip in as well. My first effort at jingle-writing, which I composed in exactly the same length as it took to play!

Pop Garden Radio airs late Saturday night in the USA, 12am to 5am Eastern on AM920 WMEL as well as on the web at www.popgardenradio.com so don’t miss it! ~ DC

I was number 9 on the dance charts at Triple J Unearthed!

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Current mood:surprised

Just a reminder that you can rate my music and even review it at the Triple J Unearthed website: www.triplejunearthed.com/dccardwell

I haven’t really been checking my profile there for months, but I went there just now and discovered that I was listed as a “DANCE” artist! Which is fair enough, but doesn’t really give the right impression, does it? (On the other hand, I had some people up dancing to my soulful guitar playing at Westernport Yacht Club last night – see the picture below, except I’m playing bass in that one)

Anyway, I discovered that “Peace And Love” had made it to number 9 on the Dance charts at Triple J! Haha! Pity I didn’t have a record out – it might have become a stomping dance floor classic.

You can download three tracks at my Triple J page, including a newer, improved mix of “The Tom Song”, and also “Know Me”, which has been off MySpace for a while.

The more plays, downloads and ratings I get the better! I mean, if a gazillion of you go over there and play my tracks and write reviews, maybe, well, maybe nothing really. But it couldn’t hurt.

You have to register at the site, but that’s easy and you’ll be able to check out all the other great Australian music there.

Thanks, as always, for all your support!


– DC

DC Cardwell, Samuel and Tony (by Chris Haylock)