Guitar Lyrics & Cut-Ups
Hi, thanks for stopping by to check out my CD. If you found yourself here then you may already know me, my name is Dan O'Connor. I have a Website called DanoSongs.com where every week I send out free MP3s from myself or another artist that I like. My guess is that you are open minded musically since most people don't seek out new music. If that is the case then we have something in common! I love to create and discover really good music in all kinds of styles. I am not afraid to try something new. That's how this CD called 'Guitar, Lyrics and Cut-ups' was put together. It's an eclectic mix of rock, acoustic, pop, alternative and techno songs that I recorded over a 20 year period. That's where the 'Cut-ups' part of the title comes into play. There are points in the album that are rocking, and moments that are romantic. Then there are some really fun dance tunes as well as thoughtful quirky experiments. The 'Guitar and Lyrics' part of the title is because at the core of every track is a very simple song, with lyrics that mean something and basic chords that I wrote on guitar. Over time I was able to record those simple songs in a variety of ways with dozens of talented people. I had to be very picky to narrow this down to 15 full-length tracks! You can listen to all of the tracks from this CD on this page by pressing the small play buttons on the left. Then you will what I mean when I say I like to experiment with various instruments as well as work with different bands and producers. Some songs just came together effortlessly, and others needed so many takes that it was frustrating. But looking back now it has all been very exciting and interesting! If there are any CDs left in stock you can press 'Add CD to Cart' and then Checkout to order. One of the things that I am very passionate about is going with the flow of life, and that includes working with new technology instead of against it. Nowhere is this more applicable that with ripping and burning CDs and sharing MP3s. That is why I make all my music permissible for personal copying, YouTube videos, P2P sharing, commercial projects, podcasting (podsafe) and royalty free stock music use. I just ask that you credit DanoSongs.com and link back to me if possible. Since you may not have time to listen to all the clips before ordering I included some of the feedback the songs have gotten over the years... 'I predict that our area will produce at least one hot major rock act...an artist with such potential is Dan-O' - Michael Marciano, Hartford Advocate 'Melodious...filled with atmosphere and vision' - Michael Faucher, Northeast Performer 'Fine production, dreamy vocals and catchy tunes...blends Steve Miller riff-rock with Beatle vocals and trippy Donovan lyrics' - Outersound Magazine 'One of those gifted performers you only get to see now and again...he writes crafty, clever pop songs that stick in your head' - Mama Kin Program Schedule 'Talented, clean and professional sounding...meant for prime time radio' - Endangered Species Magazine 'Wow...fine lyrics and a driving beat' - Soundcheck Magazine 'Dan-O writes twisted, wiry arrangements around cerebral lyrics that bang around in your head like a super ball' - Metronome Magazine 'Dan-O reminds me of Sting, because his songs are good and catchy' - Local Performer Spotlight by Laurel Tuohy, Hat City Entertainment Well, thanks again for spending some time here and I hope to hear from you. You can email me at dano [a] danosongs.com if you have any questions or comments. Plus, you can sign up for my weekly free MP3 updates at DanoSongs.com Peace, Dan-O.