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's songs on it, including about half of Who Said What, plus a few tracks from Elder Street and Country Drivin'.
Dave's Most Recent Music YouTube Uploads
Monday, 4/13/2015 -- If I Was You Today Dave posted the fifth and final version of the If I Was You video, and you can watch that video by clicking here or by clicking on the video image above.
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.
Song 246, Monday, 4/13/2015 -- Girls Talk by Linda Ronstadt, written by Elvis Costello. You can find a YouTube video of this tune here. Linda's LP Mad Love arrived in the fall of 1980 as a welcome surprise, and I felt it marked another high point in her recording career, in contrast to the previous 3 or 4 years when she seemed to be drifting along without a clear sense of direction. Critical reaction to the album varied, but I thoroughly enjoyed the ride along both sides of the vinyl, and especially this track, plus one or two others. I felt that Costello really hit his songwriting stride during this era, and anyone who savors clever puns (as I do) can't help but smile on hearing lines like You may not be an old-fashioned girl but you're going to get dated. This week seems like an appropriate time to post a song with such a strong lyrical structure because... Read more
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.
Dave's New CD Now Available from CD Baby
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.