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I AM DAVE PEN

This is all about me………….Simple !!

Places, Photos, Thoughts and all that I find I want to write about that interests me..

Feel free to ask questions and leave comments, I’m up for interaction !!

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31 responses

  1. I Dave !

    I knpw you’re currently working on your new Birdpen album but I contact you few month ago on youtube to propose you a video concept for your next show.
    I would like to shoot you for a OSL -On Stage Live-, I think it could be great with your band, you are so powerful on stage.

    Feel free to contact me when you come in france/paris to discuss about that.

    Have a nice day,
    Mathieu Rochefeuille
    OSL Director

    September 21, 2010 at 2:50 pm

  2. sel

    http://deathtape.blogspot.com/

    my trees =)

    September 29, 2010 at 7:30 pm

  3. Bart

    Hi Dave
    really nice pics from studio…
    I sent you an email on your address: band@birdpen.com
    Please read it…:) I hope that you will find some time for our project…
    Let us know asap.
    regards
    bart

    October 11, 2010 at 4:29 pm

  4. Whether with Archive, or Birdpen, I find your performance just as good. But then when I see you use the Free (WordPress) to your blog, I’m even more proud, to know you personally.
    I’m going to redo my website, just with WordPress, you can find me on facebook, you would see such photos from your performance last July 18 at Auxerre, France.

    Do I have a friend request “Benjamin de Greve”

    Soon,

    Take care of yourself.

    October 21, 2010 at 3:56 pm

  5. I like your songs! Thanks!

    December 16, 2010 at 3:39 pm

  6. Thanks for the great show last night in Berlin! This was the first time I saw you live on stage: absolutely stunning!

    April 14, 2011 at 6:29 am

  7. mirka

    hi dave thanks to so “dave” 🙂

    April 19, 2011 at 10:05 am

  8. veridiana bolzan

    Hi Dave,
    See you tonight @ TIPI

    May 26, 2011 at 5:09 am

  9. veridiana bolzan

    Hi Dave,
    Thanks,thanksssss,…thousands of thanks for the terrific night yesterday @TIPI (liege).
    I love archive and I can say that I love BIRDPEN.
    Thank you for your patience and your kindnes,
    you are a beutifull person with a beautifull soul.
    Birdpen @ 6 in the morning while Im going to work kiks me up.
    Please come back soon.
    Our picture together is’nt so good but “IT IS”
    Hope i’ll have the chance to talk to you a little more when you’ll be with Archive @ BSF next august. I’ll wait for that.
    Thanks again, take care,

    Love
    Verdiana

    May 27, 2011 at 5:19 am

  10. veridiana bolzan

    Yes…!!back in liege this 18th june!
    It will be good to be there see you and listen to you again.
    Do you think that you’ll be ok to sing just a little bit of “kings of speed” just for me?
    ’till then, take care.
    Veridiana

    May 31, 2011 at 7:00 am

  11. veridiana bolzan

    I know that is one of the “ARCHIVE” side of your life but…even in my ears…..promise I won’t tell anybody.

    😉 Veridiana

    June 1, 2011 at 11:21 am

  12. lunarbender

    Ouch….! I’m not in the mood this morning.
    Moving thru days wondering what’s the use of it.
    Can anybody tell me why the more you do, the less you are respected.
    I’m so naive, trust and faith……Bullshit!
    They’ll get it back on their teeth sooner or later.
    Wake up baby! Think positive
    I’ll be ruthless.
    First, fade those with false fucking smiles from your mind .
    Then send in orbit around March the idiots, and get them lost.

    June 16, 2011 at 10:29 am

  13. lunarbender

    Waiting
    Expecting
    Stayng awake
    Trying to see you
    The crowd ‘so compact
    Can’t breath
    Can’t reach to you
    Darkness and fear ar’nt by best friends
    That night ‘so cold
    Can’t find you
    It’s raining in my soul
    Shadows are moving around
    No way, one way, too late
    Can’t stay any longer
    No time left
    Run away
    Sad and empty
    Don’t look back
    Not falling apart
    Leaving now

    liege180611

    June 20, 2011 at 5:15 am

  14. Leave or stay

    While I’m wondering which road to take
    Time’s running
    Day’s are flying
    wake up
    Changing
    Other places, other faces,
    New life
    Am I right or wrong
    ‘s not far from here
    The fear ‘s in me
    The urge’s moving me
    The decision’s up to me

    June 23, 2011 at 5:29 am

  15. Alex

    Hi,
    Tell me, when you’re going to come to Poland?
    All the best
    Mereditth

    December 17, 2011 at 12:09 am

  16. Hi dave,
    i wonder when you are going to come to Greece again,with your band BirdPen!

    January 22, 2012 at 7:11 pm

  17. Christian

    Hi,
    I follow archive fora long time now and as a consequence know you for a while. I had a search few weeks ago about your other collaborations and discovered Robin Foster. I booked tickets forthe paris show of last week and you two twice at café de la danse and chorus. The songs you made together are great especially Forgiveness. I look forward to see you with Archive next Automn in Paris !
    Thanks for all this good music !

    March 24, 2012 at 3:54 pm

  18. Hi Dave!

    What a surprise! I just discovered your wordpress blog and your great photographs! I particularly love the “Stairway to bordpen” one.
    I enjoy photography and shoot you sometimes ago in Lorient, France with Robin Foster.
    Back then, I uploaded my photographs on my own wordpress blog:
    http://mariesophoto.wordpress.com/2011/06/22/dave-pen-in-rock-lorient-city/

    Thanks for both your music and photographs!

    June 5, 2012 at 9:18 pm

  19. Nephele

    Hey Dave.
    I’m a fan of Archive since I was 10 years old and a few years ago I also discovered Birdpen..
    I’m planning to attend your concert in London on December and I’m bursting out of joy!
    I really admire your music and since I am a musician as well,( I play the piano and guitar) I’ve been searching for ages to find your sheet music. But here’s the problem. No music store in my country has it and I couldn’t find it online either.I tried to work out the pieces myself on the piano but I didn’t do a very good job.. Do you have any idea where I can find the piano sheets?
    I would really appreciate your help.
    Thank you.

    June 9, 2012 at 1:42 pm

  20. Nephele

    Hey Dave.
    I’m a fan of Archive since I was 10 years old and a few years ago I also discovered Birdpen..
    I’m planning to attend your concert in London on December and I’m bursting out of joy!
    I really admire your music and since I am a musician as well,( I play the piano and guitar) I’ve been searching for ages to find your sheet music. But here’s the problem. No music store in my country has it and I couldn’t find it online either.I tried to work out the pieces myself on the piano but I didn’t do a very good job.. Do you have any idea where I can find the piano sheets?
    I would really appreciate your help.
    Thank you.

    June 10, 2012 at 3:25 pm

  21. Maria

    Hello Dave! I love love love your music and waiting for you to perform to Greece and Thessaloniki again.Also it would be a dream coming true meeting you some day in person!Very artistic pics also!

    October 2, 2012 at 6:48 pm

  22. Alenar

    Dave, Will you ever play in Spain?
    That´s my simple question…. Thanks!!

    November 22, 2012 at 9:55 pm

  23. Chiara

    Hi Dave,
    I have to admit that it was my first Archive’s concert, and thanks to a good friend I had the chance to spend few hours mesmerized by your music.
    I was lucky to be in Rome the same night you were at the Circolo degli Artisti, as I really enjoyed every single note of your song.
    Your performances are so emotionally engaging that, while I was listening the concert, I was increasingly persuaded by the idea that your music might be perfect for an artistic project. Have you ever think about the possibility to work with artists, creating a performance able to mix your music with different artistic media, as video art, performances, installations… a sort of combination able to touch and wring different and new strings?
    I work as art curator and I believe that this might be an interesting idea..
    Waiting for your opinion, I would like to thank you for this formidable night.

    November 24, 2012 at 1:43 am

  24. Neyla

    Good Morning,

    I can’t say that I am a fan of your music because I have never heard Archive before the Main Square Festival, Arras. It was a really good show. It was nice also to see all the group enjoying the free time after the festival. Anyway, a lot of words just to say wish you all the best .

    Good day

    July 10, 2013 at 12:02 pm

  25. Alex

    Hello Dave.

    I don’t know if you remember but I’m Alex and I saw you in Cannes in France for the Midem festival and you help me and my friend Laura giving us some guests because we didn’t have some tickets. We were in Patrimonio in Corsica a few days ago and I talked to Smiley during the first part with Johnny Gallagher. I don’t know if he said hi to you for us. It was a really fantastic performance in an amazing place. Anyway, we will probably be there in Paris in September for your show at the Fête de l’humanité, and later for you show at the Mama festival at La cigale still in Paris in October. It will be the 30th time I’ll see you in a concert and it’s like a little birthday… Is there any way to be sure to meet you and your friends for a drink before or after the show? It could really be a pleasure to share with you again. Say Hi to Darius Steeve and Smiley for me, and good luck for your preparation for the ascent of Mont Blanc.

    Have a good day

    Alex

    August 1, 2013 at 10:15 am

  26. I AM ONLY EMILIE

    Good evening Dave !
    You haven’t said a word since long months now and I miss it. That’s always a real pleasure to read you and share some parts of your life & thoughts. With hope that you will carry this blog on, I’m looking forward to read your next post !! Cheers x

    May 11, 2014 at 7:59 pm

  27. My english is very bad so I write in French !!
    Dave,un artiste avec quelque chose de puissant à l’intérieur de lui, quoi ? je ne pourrais le dire, mais cela se sent dans les performances que tu offres. Il semblerait que ce trop pleins d’énergie ou de confusion se traduit également par cette nécessité d’escalader des montagnes? Est-ce pour te surpasser? Ou pour la nature? Ou pour te prouver quelque chose ?
    Pourquoi ce besoin d’escalader des montagnes, ou de courir un marathon ?
    Tu te définis de simple, mais je doute que tu sois une personne simple… Cela me semble improbable! Peut-être es-tu lucide, ou alors perturbé? À vrai dire l’un ne va jamais sans l’autre…

    La première fois que j’ai vu un de tes live, c’était à Belfort lors des Eurokeennes ~ 2006 il me semble, avec Archive, j’étais tétanisée par toi, je ne parle pas du physique, je ne suis pas du genre groupie bla-bla-bla, mais l’émotion qui se dégageait de ta personne, la puissance qui en ressortait, je ne sais comment t’expliquer cela. Mais il y a quelque chose, quelque chose de troublant, ce n’est pas une simple performance, mais c’est quelque chose en toi de profond et qui semble sincère, et c’est très beau !
    Bref, tes photos sont belles, certes la nature est splendide comme notre monde, mais malheureusement ce monde est mal habité…
    Ciao

    July 13, 2014 at 1:01 pm

  28. Paula Freixo

    Olá Dave pen ,,,eu sentia a sua falta no twiter até que há uma hora mais ou menos eu vi que me deixou…Porquê? é livre de fazer o que lhe apetecer mas deixou-me triste …serei assim tão má pessoa?

    August 22, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    • Elena Leibo

      To enjoy life is essential…

      October 23, 2015 at 10:56 am

  29. Hello Dave!
    Thank you for the concert in Moscow (13/09), for this emotions, mood. It was really amazing! Thank you so much.
    And please tell me, when is your birthday? 🙂

    Have a good day.
    Juliya.

    September 15, 2015 at 11:55 am

  30. Hello Dave! It happened so that I’ve started writing a dystopic novel, which is mostly inspired by Archive. It’s called “You all look the same to me” and will be structured as the album itself, starting from first chapter named “Again”, finishing with the last one named “Need”. I’m not a writer, English is not even my first language. I have finished the first chapter recently. I am terrible at making up names, so I just used band members names as characters, the first one is starting by the guy named Dave, that’s why I’m sharing it with you in a first case and also, I just wanted to share it with someone.

    Thank you for getting me inspired ))

    and

    best wishes! :))

    P.S. I just found this blog recently and when I read your post about running into the unknown, I smiled, it made my day. The guy in a first chapter is also running into the unknown, all frowned and agitated. it’s a rare, simple coincidence, but those things motivate me a lot. thank you again for what you do.

    Nino

    October 22, 2015 at 9:28 am

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