THE BIG NEWS

(April 13, 2015) Today Dave uploaded what could very well be the 2nd Best Anti-war Song Video of All Time, for his song If I Was You. The If Video includes such wonders as The Charge of the Light String Brigade, which occurs near the end of the 2nd verse and shows 14 Daves charging out of a trench and across a field, each with guitar in hand. Verse 1 shows a scene with Dave standing next to a sign that has Bush and Cheney each as Uncle Sam wanting you to go to Iraq that changes into Obama as Uncle Sam wanting you to go to Afghanistan and then changes into Romney as Uncle Sam wanting you to go to Iran. The If Video asks the question "What right do they have to keep our oil under their ground?" and "Is oil thicker than blood?" plus a couple of other pertinent questions, it features the Dave guitar firing squad, it portrays the American flag changing into the Exxon/Mobil logo, plus it shows a few stills of memorials in honor of soldiers who lost their lives in Afghanistan or Iraq, with some taken in the Crawford area of Texas during the time Dave visited Camp Casey there in August of 2005, some taken at a rally in D.C. the following month, and some taken in Manhattan. You can watch that video by clicking here or by clicking on the video image below.

The If I Was You Video

 

Recent Dave Music YouTube Uploads

The So Long Friend Lyric Video

Saturday, 12/28/2014 -- So Long Friend (Lyric Video) Today Dave posted the sixth lyric video from Who Said What, for the song So Long Friend, and you can watch that video by clicking here or by clicking on the video image above.

 

The Nobody Knows Lyric Video

Thursday, 8/28/2014 -- Nobody Knows (Lyric Video) Today Dave posted the fifth lyric video from Who Said What, for the song Nobody Knows, and you can watch that video by clicking here or by clicking on the video image above.

 

Dave's Playlist

(Sunday, 6/28/2015) Song 257: Expresso Love by Dire Straits, written by Mark Knopfler. You can find a YouTube video of this tune here. Dire Straits had already become one of the few bright spots in the late '70s (see Song 132: Down to the Waterline) during an era when rock and roll didn't appear to have that many, and when the band's 3rd LP Making Movies came along in the fall of 1980, they seemed to shine quite a bit brighter. A few friends picked up the album right away, so that by the time I bought my own copy I had heard the whole set a few times through, but still, for the first spin on my turntable, this track, which opened side 2 back in the vinyl days, sounded so good that I felt like it might jump off the record and spin up through the ceiling of my room. I don't drink coffee, but I've got several good friends who do, such as Jeff Larson (you can hear his song Coffee at Midnight, which he just posted on YouTube, and which will surely make this list someday soon, by clicking here), so I well understand the lyrical reference to a lover who makes the singer feel a very strong, edgy spark similar to what a cup of expresso might convey. My Oakland ex-roommate Doug and I had at least one conversation where we laughed about the line... Read more

 

Listen to Dave's Songs

(February 22, 2014) If you'd like to listen to some Dave Elder songs while visiting this site, or even while visiting other sites, you can click on the juke box at the bottom of the page to open a music player with a bunch of Dave songs on it, including about half of Who Said What, plus a few tracks from Elder Street and Country Drivin'.

 

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Dave's Now on Radio Airplay

(March 15, 2013) Dave Elder is now a feature artist on Radio Airplay, and songs like If I Was You are now playing alongside Bob Dylan, Nickelback, Simon and Garfunkel, America, Kings of Leon, John Denver, Daughtry, The Kingston Trio, U2, Jefferson Airplane, Gordon Lightfoot and Tom Petty, in places from California to Massachusetts, Mexico, Israel, Chile, Turkey, Australia, Italy, Myanmar, Canada, Taiwan, Ireland, Rwanda, Japan, Costa Rica, Phillipines, Latvia, Colombia and United Arab Emirates. Watch this space for future updates.

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Latest Dave CD Available from CD Baby

The Who Said What CD

(December 12, 2012) The Who Said What CD is now available from CD Baby, iTunes, and Amazon, as well as the other usual online outlets. The 14 songs in the set (an Elder's dozen, as Dave likes to call them) offer a balanced mix of the personal and the political, from the romantic longings conveyed by Go With Me and Song of the Wood to the understated anti-war message of If I Was You, the concerns expressed in Wind Whistle about poisons released to the environment by nuclear power, the hitch-hiker's search for freedom and direction in Take Me Further, the dark nightmare landscape of nuclear destruction portrayed in Dream Revelations, the seemingly-endless conflict over the Holy Land laid out in Nobody Knows and the conversational appreciation of enduring friendship that concludes the set in So Long Friend. Click here to buy Who Said What from CD Baby -- the entire CD, or individual tracks, whatever you'd like.