THE BLADE RAIDER BACK ONLINE
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THE BLADE RAIDER

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THE BLADE RAIDER @ 10
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I didn’t realize that my first fansite on the anime Bakuten Shoot Beyblade (or Beyblade) went online in October 2002, ten ears ago.

I’m planning a little something special to mark this occasion. Watch this space!

BTW it was called The Blade Raider.

David xx

LOVE, LIGHTS & GLITTERING PRIZES - AVAILABLE TO BUY NOW
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LOVE, LIGHTS & GLITTERING PRIZES
Brand new album from D.C. available to buy now.

Following the release of his third album (In Time, Where We Stand), D.C. has been working hard on his next project. Two years of work has resulted in his fourth LP, LOVE LIGHTS & GLITTERING PRIZES, consisting of 13 tracks including the singles "Darker Than Black", "Gossip For Girls" and "Green Faced Politician".

This record shows what has happened in my life during those two years. They reflect a range of subjects but the underlining theme to the album is light and darkness, black and white, two sides of the life cycle.

For this record, there was a range of wants to be met. For me, all the songs had to make use of sounds from all my keyboards, synths, MIDI and VSTs. Then my brother Scott was encouraged to plug in the electric guitar and provide simple rhythm lines and riffs.

The length of time taken to record was frustrating at times. I've been collecting many greatest hits/best of/collections albums over this time. While they were all inspiraing, this made finishing off the tracks difficult. At the end of it all, I wish to acknwoledge acts such as Simple Minds, Steve Winwood, Massive Attack to name a few that I've had such enjoyable listening to while recording my new record.

"Booze Cruise Blues" chronicles the many years of being with my dad during the booze cruise outings. This has taken me many attempts over the years to finalise and I'm thrilled that it's included on this record. Scott has pushed himself with this track, providing magical jazzy solos on the guitar.
"Heir And Spare" is a chance for me to escape into the music and grieve for the lose of two people in my life. I can always remember writing the lyrics to this track while returning from one of those funerals on a biting cold December day. Like nothing I've done before.
"Big Picture" is the center of the album and acknowledges the album title, which is named after a song (Glittering Prize) by Simple Minds.
"Harbour Lights" was named five years ago but had no music to it. When I went to West Bay in Dorset last year, I got reinspired and put music to it. This track is for all the people who live by the sea.

The brand new album is available to buy on CD at http://key17records.co.uk/key0011.htm and for the first time on digital download at http://dcmusicuk.bandcamp.com/album/love-lights-glittering-prizes .

www.key17records.co.uk
www.music-dc.co.uk
www.scottecooper.co.uk



FIRST POST
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Welcome to my Livejournal page.

The username and journal name is a homage to one of my great musical heros, Recoil (by Alan Wilder formally of Depeche Mode). The track in question is a instrumental called "Shunt" (listen on Last fm here)

About me then. Right. My name is David, lived all my life in England. 5 weekdays are taken up with working for a national charity in the accounts/finance area. I've been in this job for over 4 years. During freetime, I enjoy listening to music, watching films, comedy, anime and enjoying a odd night out at the local pub relaxing.

Music is my god. I cannot live without it. My favourite acts include Depeche Mode, Recoil. Nine Inch Nails, Kate Bush, Mansun, The Killers, Editors to name a few.
I also write and compose my own music on keyboards/synths and production. You can find out about my music at the KEY17 Records or Music-DC websites.

My anime interests vary all the time. I'm more into discovering the world of anime and trying to spend its appreciation to others who are not aware of it. My favourites are Bakuten Shoot Beyblade, Code Geass, Gundam Seed, Gurren Lagann, Inuyasha, Soul Eater, Ouran High School Host Club, Wolf's Rain.

Although a lot of TV doesn't interest me, I'm into various costume dramas. I'm a fan of alternative comedy acts like Young Ones, Not The Nine o'clock News to series like Frasier and BBC's Top Gear.

I hope you enjoy your stay here. I welcome new friends as my journal is friends only. You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

David xx

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