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It is finally out. I'm pleased to announce the release of by 2nd solo album Go To Sleep. This is very different to my debut in that instead of being all Guitar and Folk based, the album is all Synth and most of the songs go over 5 minutes.

Below is the sleeve design of the album and a link has been provided to listen to it.

Please note that the link will take you an external website (Bandcamp)

Daniel Rodrigues - Go To Sleep


Great news, my second solo album Go To Sleep has been completed and it will be released later this month.


A fair bit has been happening with me designing and creating farewell cards for co-workers who have left the place that I currently work for.

I have written and recorded another song, as well as created a music video to the song You Don't Wear Pants in Townsville .

The second album hasn't been recorded yet, but I have solid ideas for three songs. The album will be the opposite of The Gatekeeper of Secret in sound. More news to follow in the next couple of months.


The first music video in 2 years Bottom of the Ocean . Now I'll need to get a start on that 2nd album as a month of 2018 is almost gone.


It is a bit of a surprise, but I did get some more things done at the end of 2017. A new book is out titled Zola the Zebu. This is the last book of the Alphabetical Animals Series which I had started in 2006. It has been 11 great years working on this series, but all good things come to an end. For any fans of my books I can promise you that I will continue to write, but any new material will be written in a different style.

While I'm not someone who makes promises often, I can say that in 2018 I will do the following baring injury or death; Complete a Music Video (which I'm currently 30% completed), complete a 2nd Solo Album and start working on my debut feature film which I plan to complete in 2019/2020.


Only the 3rd time this year that I have updated this website. A new book is out titled Yuri the Yabby.

There wasn't much done this year, but hopefully I will be more productive in the future.


A long time between posts after my 30 day trip to Far North Queensland. A new book is out titled Xavier the Xenopus.

I don't know when the next update will arrive. I have mainly been working, walking and waiting for something to happen.


A slow start to things in general. I have manage to complete a song titled Make Your Move. The link will take you my Bandcamp site.


Last post of the year with the release of Wally the Wombat. Hope I get the motivation to get more things done in 2017.

Below is a picture of a completed 2,000 piece puzzle that I had been working on the last month. Quite enjoyable and relaxing.


It has been six months since I have last updated this website. While I have been doing things in my life, none of them involve completing books, songs or films. I have been doing a lot more walking as I find that enjoyable and relaxing. I also went to Perth in April and May driving through the Nullarbor which is something that I'll never forgot.

There have been ideas flowing in my mind, but I find it hard getting the motivation putting things into paper these days. Maybe it is a phase that I'm going through or it could be something more permanent as I get older. I'll try and update this site on a monthly basis, but I cannot and won't promise anything.


I was on a roll and have made a music video to the song Foden Track .


As Easter is a month or so away, I had decided to release my song (Evil Easter Bunny Rap). This song gives the Easter Bunny the makeover that he needs. Evil Easter Bunny Rap


Probably the last book for 2015. Victor the Vulture can now be viewed. I had completed this book about 7 months ago however there were issues occurring in my life during that time.


I'm pleased to announce the release of by debut solo album The Gatekeeper of Secrets. Below is the sleeve design of the album and a link has been provided to listen to it.

Please note that the link will take you an external website (Bandcamp)

Daniel Rodrigues - The Gatekeeper of Secrets


I know I write this all the time, but it has been a while since I have last updated this website. A lot of things have happened in my life, some things were good (going to Tasmania in early May) and others not so good (my father passing away in June after a long battle with cancer). As I get back to a normal routine, I'll try to provide more updates on what I'm working on.

The following link below is a short film I had made in late June titled Whatever Happened To Jack? The film is a Black & White silent film which is a bit different to my earlier works.


In mid March, Melbourne band Mystic Fields have released their first (and possibly their last) music video. Alphabet Song was a joy to work on and hopefully I'll get more opportunities in the future to work with other bands with regards to Directing Music Videos.


It has been a while since this page has been updated. Ursula the Uakari can now be viewed. About half a dozen have been completed for my solo album. I'll be working on it this year (as well as other things).


As we approach the festive season, I'd thought I'll release my cover version of Santa Claus Is Coming To Town .


Another book has been completed which is titled Terry the Tortoise. Working on a couple on things as usual.


A minor update with all books now in PDF.

The solo album is on hold again as I have recently completed directing a music video for a local Melbourne band. Once this video is released, I'll provide further details.


A new year and a new book about a Sloth called Sandy the Sloth. There are many things happening and I'm not sure when they will get done. With regards to the solo album I have done 3 songs, but there is still a long way to go. A rough target for completion will be 2015.


Probably the last update for the year. Fuzzy Wuzzy Bear has now been completed. To watch the 10 minute cartoon, go to the following link and enjoy.


Animation scenes for Fuzzy have been completed since early October. The music score is being worked on and hopefully the cartoon will be released by the end of the year. Meanwhile another book has been completed (Rudi the Rooster)


Quinton the Quoll is the latest story released.
Fuzzy Wuzzy Bear animation scenes are about 90%.
Once the animation is completed, I'll be working on the music to the cartoon.


Petra the Platypus is now released.
I'm still working on my 10 minute cartoon which will be titled Fuzzy Wuzzy Bear.
I hope to finish by the end of the year. The solo album is on hold for now, but I'll get back to it when I feel like it.


Oliver the Otter is another children's book completed and now released. This is the first time that I have used Animate Studio to produce the illustrations for this book. While it does take more time, it produces better quality shapes when compared to Microsoft PowerPoint.

With regards to my other projects (when I have time), I'll be working on my demos for my solo album, writing more children's books and working on a 10 minute cartoon.


Nelson the Newt is completed. Making some progress on my solo album, but I will doubt it will be released this year.


Where is the Killer? is released. I am starting to record my first solo 'official' album. I put it as 'official' because The House of Sorrow was released under Broken Dreams band/project name in 2007. I will provide more details of this album once I have made tangible progress.


Another book completed Malcolm the Mongoose. I also plan to start on working on a new album and a couple of short films. More details will be provided once I have actually made some progress.


Last book of the year to be released Leo the Loon. All the best for Xmas and the New Year.


Batteries are not included


Another book Ken the Kookaburra has been released. I guess I'm having one of those moments in life where I feel like recording music and writing books. I'm not sure how long this will last for.


New Solo page and the song Feral Child is available in MP3. A music video to the song will be released when I feel like it.


It has been a few months since I have last written anything. Eve's Song was completed in July and now another children's book (Jayne the Jackal) has been completed. Will be working on songs, books and just enjoying life in general.


Finished off Phillip Maurice Walks (see DR0048 youtube channel in Links) and still working on the soundtrack to the film Eve's Song.


Isaac the Iguana is the latest book released. Currently finishing off an animated short 2 minute film and then I'll be working on the soundtrack to Gareth Ross' final film Eve's Song.


Broken Dreams 9th and final album Ambient Thoughts has been released. After 11 1/2 years, I've decided to retire/disband Broken Dreams as it has run its course. This doesn't mean that I won't be recording any new music. What it means is that either a new band in a different style will be formed (3 or 4 piece band) or I'll record new songs under my name once in a while.


Yes I have been a bit lazy maintaining this site, but there are other things that I do in my life such as work for a living, gardening in the weekends and bushwalking when I need to get away from it all. A new children's book has been completed titled Darrell the Dingo. Please note that this book is in PowerPoint 2007 format.


It's been a while since I've updated the site. A new children's book has been completed titled Henry the Hairy Horse. Enjoy.


Hello and welcome to my website. Take a look around and download any music or books for free.

This website will be updated when I feel like it. If you have any questions or queries about anything, please send an email to the following address: comrade_rodrigues@hotmail.com with the subject title: Questions to Daniel Rodrigues.