Performed in my son’s bedroom. Continue reading Lockdown Session 8: Alive
Performed on a rainy Tuesday in the bedroom. Continue reading Lockdown Session 3: Crazy World
When I was at university, I Continue reading Thoughts on making ‘Leave It Behind’ lyric video
Friday evening. I came into my Dabbles Studios and sat down at 8.01pm, and thought to myself… “Well, may as well give it a crack.”
Five hours later my first attempt at a lyric video was done.
Look, I know it’s not up there with those million-view videos BUT – Continue reading Thoughts on making ‘On The Edge’ lyric video
Here’s a question: why would you purchase an album of the RCB?
It’s difficult for me to ask that question of myself.
But in the interests of a good question, okay, I will: why would Ryan Calder pay for a copy of On The Edge? Continue reading RCB album: Why pay for music these days?
This was a song which was birthed out of the music. The songwriting process is a strange one, because there’s never any true way of knowing when and where inspiration will come from. I’ve resolved to follow Bob Dylan’s advice and make a conscientious effort to hang around the ink well.
When I penned this song, it came out of a Continue reading Behind the Song: Leave It Behind
It was around-about August 2009, I think, when the band had just finished a practice and we were talking about that thing that makes some bands so special. After going through all our various likes and dislikes, Roberto pointed out that the common denominator in all of our favourite songs and bands was that they had groove.
I remember milling over this for quite some time, because Continue reading Behind the Song: Let It Rise
The last song to be written ended up as the first song on the album.
I enjoy some of the chords in Jim Croche songs, and for this song the inspiration was the same sequence from the chorus of Time In A Bottle, which runs down the D scale. Except for On The Edge, the rhythm is more upbeat.
I remember it so clearly, sitting on my bed in my room with pen and paper on my lap, trying to finish the song by putting words that matched the mood of the rhythm and the chords. I knew what I wanted the song to be about, but just couldn’t find an opening line. Continue reading Behind the Song: On The Edge
So at last, our issues with web service providers seem to have been solved and we’re back up and running. Many apologies to all those who were trying to get on the website and couldn’t… it was beyond our control and incredibly frustrating, but we’re glad to be up and running again!
The band’s first soiree into Cape Town was an unbelievable time. For a band, there is nothing like Continue reading The RCB Cape Town tour memoirs