Hey David I listened to your cover of the Jellyfish song I Wanna Stay Home and it was really well done. I was wondering if you could send me the full chord chart and intro tab, I would love to learn the song and I can't find much information online thanks in advance.
Hi Wesley - thanks for your kind words about my cover version! Only recently did I actually make a tab for the intro, and also a chord chart. It was the first tab I had ever made but someone else had asked for it and I thought I would get to grips with the process :) I notice you've joined my email list (thanks!) so I will email the chart directly to you.
Hi Jon! Yes, I have seen the emails and I appreciate you sending them. Mondo talks about you often! But for the moment I've labelled them and set them aside for a few days as I only get a few moments on the computer at the moment! My life should be freeing up a little quite soon though and I'll be able to give them the attention they deserve. Nice to hear from you!
DC. -HELLO. I THINK I HAVE DONE THIS BEFORE, BUT I JUST READ YOUR POSTING ABOUT CDS OR ITUNE. I AM 59, I AM A CD GUY. ALSO I WAS ON SAM PHILLIPS SITE AND SAW A COMMENT YOU MADE. SAM PHILLIPS IS GREAT. I SAW HER TWICE IN TORONTO. I WANNA BUY ALL YOUR CDS. I WILL LOOK AROUND YOUR SITE. THANKS FOR GETTING ME IN THAT SAM PHILLIPS GROUP, IT IS SO NEAT TO BE IN CONTACT WITH YOU. TAKE CARE.
Hi Peter - nice to hear from you again! Yes, I'm with you about CDs, especially for music I really like. It's nice to have lots of music on your phone or iPod for listening everywhere, but it's also nice to have an object that you can't accidentally delete! I saw Sam once, in Vancouver, and I'd love to see here again so I'm deeply hoping she will come to Australia some day! Thanks so much for your encouraging words and support! I'll post a video here of me covering one of her songs, Don't Do Anything - an amazing song! I've also been covering her songs live and on my webcasts, and there'll be one of her songs on my next album. ~ DC
HI. I ASKED DC TO BE MY FACEBOOK FRIEND, AND HE SENT ME A NICE NOTE AND A YOUTUBE VIDEO OF HIM SINGING DON'T DO ANYTHING BY SAM PHILLIPS. I HAD JUST ORDERED PRESS PLAY THE OTHER DAY, SO THAT WAS NEAT. ANYWAY I WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR THE PERSONAL NOTE, AND I AM GOING TO LOOK UP YOUR MUSIC. I HAD HEARD ABOUT DC CARDWELL BUT I HAD NEVER LOOKED YOU UP. I AM A CHRISTIAN BUT I AM NOT A MUSICIAN. I AM FRIENDS WITH A LOT OF MUSICIANS IN THE TORONTO AREA. MY WIFE AND I GO TO A LOT OF CONCERTS IN SMALL CLUBS IN TORONTO AND WHEN WE CAN AFFORD IT, WE LIKE TO SEE THE BIGGER NAMES COMING THROUGH. I DON'T LISTEN TO CHRISTIAN MUSIC PER SAY, BUT I HAVE SEEN BILL MALLONEE IN CONCERT AND AM FACEBOOK FRIENDLY WITH HIM. I SAW SAM PHILLIPS A COUPLE OF TIMES. I WAS A BIG FAN OF LARRY NORMAN, MARK HEARD AND RANDY STONEHILL. BUT THAT WAS THEN AND THIS IS NOW. MY WIFE AND I ATTEND A GREAT CHURCH IN MARKHAM WHERE WE LIVE, BASICALLY IT IS TORONTO. I DON'T LIKE ANY OF THE CHRISTIAN WORSHIP MUSIC. THANKS.
Hi Peter - DC here. That's a coincidence that you'd just ordered Sam's album! I love her music so much. She's a truly brilliant songwriter and on top of that a really fantastic singer and a clever musician and producer. I'm also a big fan of Larry Norman, Randy Stonehill and Mark Heard - it's funny how so many people were influenced by those three particular artists back in the older days! You can see me covering a couple of Larry's songs on Youtube too. It's nice to meet you, and thank you for joining our mailing list! - DC
Marjorie's been a George fan for even longer than I have (she started young), but she's gone to bed so this is DC. I've actually been listening to "All Things Must Pass" a lot recently! On grounds of absolute musical quality I'd have to say that "My Sweet Lord" is the best track, and almost my favourite to listen to. It's not only a great song, it's also beautifully played and sung and the sound is perfect. But a close second, and my sentimental favourite, is "Apple Scruffs", which is sheer genius with those unexpected chords, spine-tingling harmonies and yodelly bits, and of course the fact of George departing from his often-sour style to write a nice sweet song for those devoted young Beatles fans! Other favourites are "If Not For You" and "What Is Life", which I first knew from the really nice copies Olivia Newton-John did. I knew them from a single my sister had, and listening to them right now on Youtube, to my surprise, I think hers are at least as good as George's versions!
Thanks Nico! It was a VERY impromptu performance! I recall that I just launched into it and the guys had to follow, but we got a pretty nice feel with maybe a few rough spots. Samuel, on drums, was very young at the time! I take it you play guitar too?
Thanks! Sorry, I must have missed this when you first posted it. I think I copied those chords exactly from one of Larry's versions of the songs - but I can't remember which version. They're nice aren't they? The 7th and then the diminished a little later. It's such a beautiful song altogether, in every way, and the little chord variation is the icing on the cake!
Hi, Souhela's friend - I think you've got the wrong website! This is not One Directon's website and there's no Louis here! Our music is probably quite different from One Direction's and we're not *quite* as successful or famous. But please feel free to listen to us at http://dccardwell.com and you never know, you might like what you hear.
All the best with your efforts to bring OD to your school - keep trying and you never know what might happen!
Neither of us have ever thought of sticking to one particular key for writing. Just whatever works, and then we might change it later on to suit our range.
If you wrote in one key all the time it would tend to limit the melody to the same kind of range relative to the scale, so it seems to me that that would be a bad idea.
I guess we most commonly stick to the "easy" keys on guitar bit then we might well change them for recording. Often I have to raise them a little for recording as tend to sing lower and quieter when messing around, and then find I need to raise it to make it cut through more (not that my voice ever "cuts through" much!)
Marjorie seemed to go through a short phase of writing in G but then changing it to Bb or B with the capo on the 3rd fret.
A few songs are somewhat "committed" to one key just because of distinctive guitar playing - but the only one I can think of right now is "I Am Still The Same".
But yeah, short answer - any key, and it can change later!