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Favorite Albums of 2012

10. “Tramp” by Sharon Van Etten 9. “The Lumineers” by The Lumineers 8) “There’s No Leaving Now” by The Tallest Man On Earth 7) “Synthetica” by Metric 6) “The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do” by Fiona Apple 5) [...]

Empty City Nights, available now

Hey Dreamers, In 2010, Sharlynn and I had decided to trade the road for an empty notebook, hoping to feel the world again in the only way we know how.  Before long, we had filled the notebook up with memories, and thoughts, and songs.  We’d spent years crisscrossing the country, touring as a duo, so [...]

Favorite Albums of 2010

10. “The Five Ghosts” by Stars 9. “A Chorus of Storytellers” by The Album Leaf 8. “High Violet” by The National 7. “This Isn’t Over Yet” by Ellery 6. “Catching A Tiger” by Lissie 5. “We Are Born” by Sia 4. “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” by Kanye West 3. “The Social Network” by Trent [...]

My songwriting process

When I was 17 years old I got my first guitar, learned a handful of chords, and immediately wrote my first song (this explains why I’m such a mediocre guitar player – I’ve never stopped writing songs long enough to learn anything new). Since then, I’ve written hundreds and hundreds (and hundreds?) of songs.  I [...]

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    My name is David Cecil. I write songs. I play in band called far beyond frail. I own a creative agency called Johnny Lightning Strikes Again. This is my blog.
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