Here’s the studio version of my new track ‘BREATHE’ I’d like to share my brand new song that I wrote this evening! It’s called BREATHE which is a simplistic little song. What inspired me to write this? well, I was thinking (I do a lot of that) about all the stupid mistakes that I’ve made in life, and wouldn’t want my children to follow in my footsteps. I gave them breath in their bodies, butRead More →

As you all know, I’m not one to do covers and usually concentrate on writing my own music. This song by Serena Mathews @paintingangels just took me away to somewhere that I’ve not been for a long time, that place, as a musician which is quite foreign, is total admiration for another fellow creative soul. Now, there are many many great musicians here on Steemit that I love to listen to, but there’s just something magical aboutRead More →

Nesecito La Playa – ‘I need the beach’ is my musical offering for the Steemit Music League Challenge S2:R8 Latin Music. I’m loving the challenges here which really gets my many musical juices flowing, because I don’t just write vocal songs you know? I have other sides to my creativity. I wrote this track a while back with images of Latin America and the beaches of Mexico and Brazil. I’m a huge fan of Santana’sRead More →

Hi Music Fans! Have you heard my 5 track EP ‘Never Grow Old’ yet? Have you downloaded it and played it loudly on your home or car sound system? Well, you’re missing out that’s for sure! The digital age has been truly revolutionary, and as a musician I’ve found it to be a priceless outlet for my music. I have now released the album on Bandcamp to generate some much needed funds to enable meRead More →

Sometimes, all that’s needed is a voice and instrument. I welcome you to sit back, put those headphones on and embrace this brand new song of mine.   https://steemit.com/dsound/@darrenclaxton/20180411t092903068z-restless-original-acoustic-music-by-darren-claxton Restless, no one needs my help Lost, useless point of view Fame, fortunate to prove Found, these thoughts are so brand new Stay, go and find your silly little self Aware, have you lost your mind I know, of people and places left to go AreRead More →

‘Slowed By Notes’ is the second track from my EP ‘Never Grow Old’ All of my songs are recorded at home on my trusty old Zoom MRS 1608 – 12 track Porta Studio, which just demonstrates what you can achieve with limited recording equipment. I also write all of the music, lyrics and play all instruments that you hear.   Here’s the YouTube link – https://youtu.be/hXGVrMngbbg Lyrics: Did I ever buy you flowers oh I’ve beenRead More →

Here’s a brand new song I wrote for Steemit’s Open Mic contest this week!   I’ve decided to take things up a notch this week. The music and songs we write deserve the very best sound quality possible so for that reason alone, I’ve used my trusty old Zoom 1608 Porta-Studio to capture my guitar and vocal. I use this recorder that I bought back in 2005, for everything I create musically! My new EPRead More →

The best camera you can ever own is the one in your pocket! Your smartphones camera can do amazing things if you get to know it a little better. I am lucky enough to have the Huawei P10 which has dual Leica lenses that can take just about any style of photo you’ll ever need. I’m toying with the idea of a DSLR camera but – 1) They’re stupidly expensive! 2) I’m a poor musicianRead More →

Here’s a track I’ve been working on recently. It has lots of different elements, the guitars, hand claps, percussion and that subtle banjo that appears in the chorus. Lyrics: Did I once see your eyes fell apart then realised plans we made then changed again just the same, rejuvenate Won’t you take me home keep me safe and warm safe and warm Stories old and stories new the lies but somehow true Count the costRead More →

  Hello my fellow #plankton, #newbies and #minnows and other larger ocean dwellers! This is now my 3rd month on #steemit and I must say it’s been an interesting and very insightful platform of discovery, full of mainly, great quality content and frankly, lovely, creative and helpful people. So here’s a massive thanks to all the ones that have supported me and my music, tolerated my hyperactive ramblings and quirky ways!  [source](https://pixabay.com/en/thanks-word-letters-scrabble-1804597/) (Let’s get the negatives out the way first) ApologiesRead More →

This song is about the Town I grew up in in Cambridgeshire UK. Everyone knew each other and we all kinda got dragged I to each others business and family quarrels. I have fond memories of live here and wanted to write a poem about it. So here’s the only way I know how, in song. Lyrics – I missed the bus and I missed the train and everything is still the same if youRead More →

Here’s my song ‘Time’   The light shines on your photo Reflecting in your eyes And I’m losing all my feelings You know as time goes by And I’m falling from my cradle Straight into my grave Oh I wanted you to be there And call my name To the world you are one person To one person you are the world And it really makes no difference Now you’re not mine Now you’re notRead More →

Sometimes, all that’s needed is a voice and instrument. I welcome you to sit back, put those headphones on and embrace this brand new song of mine. Restless, no one needs my help Lost, useless point of view Fame, fortunate to prove Found, these thoughts are so brand new Stay, go and find your silly little self Aware, have you lost your mind I know, of people and places left to go Are you, areRead More →

    Photo taken at Calke Abbey – Derbyshire – Aug 2017′ Lights’ is track 4 from the ‘Never grow Old’ EP The story behind this song… I was feeling pretty low a few years ago and wrote so many songs as a way of escaping from myself. I never thought of myself as a very good lyricist, but after reading back what I had written in 10 minutes (along with the music) I tookRead More →

Early Morning Light was written as I came out of the depression that had plagued me for so long. I opened the curtains one morning and thought to myself, how lucky I really was to have such an amazing support network of people around me, the place we live in and for actually waking up breathing! If you wake up in the morning, it’s a bonus, you’re lucky to be alive because, someone, somewhere inRead More →

Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming the hottest topic in the technology world. The giants in the technology world is still not one vote on the development of AI. One of them is Elon Musk who thinks AI can endanger mankind. Discussion about the ethics of AI began to be intensified so that the robots made by humans do not even become disadvantageous. A report entitled The Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence: Forecasting, Prevention, and MitigationRead More →