New song – Birthday Present

That’s it, really.  A new song. It’s on Youtube too. Let me know what you think!

Cheers – DC

New Song – In A Thousand Years

Mugen Guitar Soundhole

[imported from Myspace]

OK – finished a new song.

It’s actually one I wrote and recorded over a year ago, and a few of you may have heard it in its earlier incarnation, but I’ve changed a few words, re-recorded the vocals and this morning I’ve just finished tweaking it. I think it might just be ready for public consumption.

It’s called “In A Thousand Years”.

Unlike most of my other songs it isn’t me playing all the instruments. The drums are by our son, Samuel.

Tell me what you think! I can take it! I’ve been known to change things before based on what friends have told me.


PS: I got a very nice comment today from the daughter of one of the greatest and most influential rock guitarists of all time, Scotty Moore! (Hi Vikki!)

PPS: The photo is of our Mugen  “The 78” guitar.

Songs about Tom – you think *I’m* Sad?

Was Tom Anderson YOUR friend in 2006?

[imported from Myspace]

There’s a bloke called Count Boogie (possibly not his real name) who has a whole profile devoted to Songs About Tom. (

I think that makes me feel better… I think!

The same aristocrat of dance was kind enough to say good things about my Tom Song, so that’s cool!

I had an email from one music biz person (hi!) who said that I have to decide between comedy and serious music. Well now, I never considered Tom Is Everybody’s Friend a comedy song! If it was, it wouldn’t be a very funny one. It’s just faintly humorous, but it’s not a novelty song, any more than Dedicated Follower Of Fashion is a novelty song.

And didn’t The Beatles put Tomorrow Never Knows and Yellow Submarine on the same album, Revolver, widely acknowledged to be their best?

While I’m rambling, thanks to the two radio show presenters who put such encouraging comments on my profile – I wish I had real product to send you, but there are CDs on their way in the meantime!

Cheers – DC

2012 ADDENDUM: Tom Anderson never acknowledged “Tom Is Everybody’s Friend” at the height of MySpace (and why would he?) but in July 2011 when he was reigning over Google+ as its guest guru, he heard the song at last and commented “Nice song! There was a guy who wrote about 10-15 – an entire album “songs about Tom” – they were parodies. I’d never heard yours; it actually sounds legit :)”

DC Cardwell's Tom Song in Myspace player - screenshot from August 2007
DC Cardwell’s Tom Song in Myspace player – screenshot from August 2007

New song – Unrecorded

VU Meter

[imported from Myspace]

That’s what it’s called – “Unrecorded”, but it is recorded, if you get my drift. Wouldn’t mind knowing what you think of it!

The words (such as they are) are inspired by a very trivial observation, but they’ve come to take on quite a deeper meaning for me – funny how that happens with your own tunes! When you write a song, it’s an artifact that you’re trying to create, but then at some point, it takes on a life of its own and suddenly seems like this entity that has its own existence outside of you. Weird!

Love to all – DC

New song – “A Minute Of Your Time”


[imported from Myspace]

“A Minute Of Your Time”, which I conceived of as a Rolling Stones style rocker, but it somehow mysteriously ended up sounding like something off The Beatles “Help!” (in MY mind, anyway).

Thanks for checking my music out! – DC