Dave absorbed in the moment while playing

Am I a good Dad/ Stepdad?

The challenges of being a good Dad are one thing, but the challenges of being a good Stepdad are a bit more complex, but ultimately, one hopes, just as enriching.

June 11th, 2024

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Steve Albini - Taking a ‘Sonic Break’

I am proud to have worked with one of the great studio gurus of our time and have no shame name-dropping him whenever possible. The Frames recorded tracks for the album 'For The Birds' and another EP in his cool Electrical Audio Studio in Chicago in 2000/1. I learned a lot from this experience as you will see below. The photos I took during the sessions below are exclusive, never seen before (not even by the band!).

May 14th, 2024

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A Window into a Recording Session

Here’s my 7 day diary below which includes a radio interview, an insight into lecturing in University, making a music video with some Ballymun kids, all building ultimately into a challenging recording session. Oh, and a 2 year old who is always trying to distract me from being a Rock Starrrrr!

May 2nd, 2024

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’50 Ways to Treat Your Drummer’

Songwriters! Producers! These are my tips on how to get the best out of drummers in a session and construct great rhythms together.

April 13th, 2024

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'Modern Life Is Rubbish'

'She is one of the last true Romantics. She looks really young and I don’t think that is a coincidence. None of those modern stresses are for her, thank you very much, especially technology induced stresses . Like the ones I’m about to describe' ….

March 22nd, 2024

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Getting better at Death

“Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.” (Shakespeare’s Caesar)

February 27th, 2024

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