David Archer Twitter Interview with Bernard Overly – Rockon 365
28th November 2009
Overly: I would like to introduce David Archer @arcsong to everyone!
Archer: Hi folks, hope you’re all well.
Overly: You can find a bio about David on my website http://www.SRrocks.com in Featured Artists.
I play 2 of David’s songs, “What Is Done Is Done” and “Midnight Silver Bullet” on my radio station.
Overly: How are you tonight David?
Archer: I’m doing just great tonight Bernie.
Overly: David, how long have you been writing songs?
Archer: Well, I’ve been writing music since I first picked up a guitar – and as a serious writer for about 25 yrs now.
Overly: With so many influences on your style. Who and/or how were you influenced at different stages of your career?
Archer: It’s been an amazing journey through so much awesome music over the years. For me, it began with the Stones and The Who…ctd.
Archer: …but it was the spirituality in Pete Townshend’s work that lead me to wider explorations. Plus Cohen, Dylan, Floyd …ctd
Archer: ….all the usual suspects for my generation. Today I’m a huge Dave Mathews fan – he’s a very insightful, literate and spiritual writer.
Overly: Matthews is good.
Archer: And the drummer… Carter Beauford….. a symphony of drums with a groove a mile wide…awesome
Overly: What direction are you heading?
Archer: I’m heading in many directions-anywhere my curiosity leads me. Lately I’ve been exploring how spirituality/realism are joined together…ctd
Archer: …and recent historical events have ignited my interest in political music. I’ll use any sound, any style I can grasp – but lately…ctd
Archer: ..my singing/lyric writing have a bigger role. I’ve also fallen in love with my acoustic gtr again – right now it’s the spine of my music.
Overly: What are you working on right now?
Archer: I’m working on a song called “Every Sacrifice” looking at accidental civilian casualties from both sides of the weapon…ctd
Archer: A Man Of No Illusion” demo – http://bit.ly/3S2gxv – is a journey through treacherous paths of illusion to a place of spiritual realism.
Overly: David, I think everyone will want to check that out
Archer: I hope so – it’s heavy but quite beautiful also- in its own way…: )
Overly: David, What is your favorite song?
Archer: So many favorites – the list is endless – but I have no doubt that “Won’t Get Fooled Again” is the greatest rock song ever written.
Overly: Does living in Toronto give you a lot of idea’s for your songs?
Archer: Oh yeah. T.O. is an awesome city – I find it beautiful and deeply mysterious. “Midnight Silver Bullet” is set at Toronto’s King Edward Hotel.
Overly: I would like to thank everyone who is following the Interview with David.
Overly: Thank you David!
Archer: My pleasure! This has been a blast. And if I may, I’d like to thank Bernie and all the Rockon365 listeners. You all rock with class!