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.
(Sunday, 5/22/2016) A mobile-friendly version of this website will be arriving soon, hopefully by some time in July.
Recent Dave Music YouTube Uploads
(Saturday, 4/30/2016) Song of the Wood (Lyric Video) Today Dave posted the eighth lyric video from Who Said What, for the track Song of the Wood, and you can watch that video by clicking here or by clicking on the video image above.
(Monday, 10/26/2015) Under the Table (Lyric Video) Today Dave posted the seventh lyric video from Who Said What, for the song Under the Table, and you can watch that video by clicking here or by clicking on the video image above.
(Sunday, 6/26/2016) Song 309: Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out) by The Hombres, written by Jerry Masters, Gary McEwen, B. B. Cunningham and John Hunter (the four band members). You can find a YouTube video for it here. Again this week, last week’s cut leads to another, this time due to the lyric. In After Midnight, J. J. Cale sings the line “After midnight, we’re going to let it all hang out” a lot, so this track seemed like a good follow-up. I thought perhaps one lyric might have owed something to the other, since they both originated in roughly the same era, but I could find no clear indication of that. When this single showed up in the fall of my junior year at HS, a few of my friends used it as yet another occasion to make fun of me for how unhip I was, because I initially felt that the title phrase had sexual connotations. “Oh, you don’t know what it means,” they laughingly said to me, and, during that fundamentalist Christian phase of my life, I found it... 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'.
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.
Latest Dave CD Available from CD Baby
(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.