Friday, May 18, 2018

"Skating On Melting Ice"

So proud to have my song "Skating On Melting Ice" included on this wonderful compilation, out today! All proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood or The Trevor Project.
 


Monday, April 9, 2018

Performing at The March For Science in NYC 4/14

Jon Fried and I are thrilled to be playing songs at the March for Science in Washington Square Park, NYC this weekend!


Saturday, January 6, 2018

Old is New

THE CUCUMBERS!! (yes!) We are celebrating the release of newly remastered instrumental versions of our songs from the Fake Doom Years, 1983-1986, with a rare reunion performance.

We'll join Musicians on A Mission For Light of Day, at The Saint, 601 Main St., Asbury Park, NJ, on Sunday, January 14. The show starts at 12 noon, we will be on at 1:15 pm.

You can stream the instrumentals on spotify, itunes and more, or get yourselves a copy here (In case you ever wanted to play Cucumbers Karaoke!)

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Thanksgiving Song

Happy Thanksgiving!  Wrote this as part of the "Stuff This in Yer Face! songwriting challenge" created by Michael Aquino for the wonderful You Don't Know Jersey blog.  The theme was side dishes.  Here's my contribution:


Saturday, September 30, 2017

New Song Released Today "Get Your Head On Straight"

Catching Up - Part Three!

I am proud to have my song "Get Your Head On Straight" as the lead off track in this newly released compilation. It was inspired by playing Japanese style drums with TaikoZoku blended with my quirky home recording experiments.

Get Your Head On Straight



GET YOUR HEAD ON STRAIGHT

Yoga hairdo place-mat square-view
Robotic breakthrough slogan voodoo
Sunglass divide feelings disguise
Take them off reveal your eyes

Worn-out sandals user handles
Threads entangle rasslers wrangle
Hair in knots blood in clots
Don't let it go connect the dots

Ooh put your feet on the ground
Get your head on straight
Put your feet on the ground
Ooh get your head on straight
Put your feet on the ground
Put your feet on the ground

Hungry cooks empty kitchens
Factory farms and televisions
Serving up fake provisions
You can make your own decisions
Do one and then do another
A sister is a brother and a brother is a mother
Love one and then one another
A lover is a lover is a lover is a lover

Ooh put your feet on the ground
Get your head on straight
Put your feet on the ground
Ooh get your head on straight
Put your feet on the ground
Put your feet on the ground

You are a rainbow and a river
You are blanket and a shelter
You are a forest and a planet
You are a sweet pomegranate

Ooh put your feet on the ground
Get your head on straight
Put your feet on the ground
Ooh get your head on straight
Put your feet on the ground
Put your feet on the ground
Put your feet on the ground
Put your feet on the ground



That's all,  for now!

Catching Up - Part Two: Rocking With The Poor Man's Opera

I wrote a song about dancing the night away to my favorite local bar band The Poor Man's Opera and then I thought "Wouldn't it be great if I could get them to record it with me?"  Sometimes all you need to do is ask!  They said yes and we cut tracks at the beautiful Storybook Sound Studio.  Here are a couple of photos from the session. 


Lot of Catching Up To Do - Part One: The Campfire Flies

Hi.... I haven't posted here for a while.... here are a few highlights of what's been keeping me busy.

I love playing and performing with The Campfire Flies.  We performed at two wonderful outdoor events - The Rent Party Picnic and The Hoboken Fall Art and Music Festival.  Below is a video of "Lost My Place in A Small Town" performed in Hoboken.  Next up for us is recording our first album!


Thursday, April 20, 2017

New Song "Dear Leader" out now on compilation

I am honored to have my song "Dear Leader" included on the Rock The LUP compilation!  It's one of my goofy experimental home recordings.  You can stream it here:




All proceeds from the sale of downloads of Rock the LUP compilation go to the Lupus Research Alliance to help fund Lupus research, find new treatments and hopefully a cure.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Lots of Fun Shows Coming Up!

FRIDAY APRIL 14 - THE CUCUMBERS (Jon, Deena, John Williams & Yuergen Renner) are honored to play at the Jersey Beat 35th Anniversary Show! Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ 8 PM


 SATURDAY APRIL 15 - Deena & Jon duo show 
Dragonfly Music Cafe, Somerville, NJ  
Rock The LUP Benefit along with lots of wonderful performers (our set time is 6:30 pm) 
A brand new song is included on a compilation cd available at the show. 


 SUNDAY APRIL 23 - Deena will be joining a fabulous group of local musicians and poets for a fundraiser at Guitar Bar Jr, Hoboken, NJ 7 - 11 pm Planned Parenthood Benefit 


FRIDAY MAY 12 - The Campfire Flies (Jon, Deena, Matt Davis, Ed Seifert, John & Toni Baumgartner) are looking forward to our show at The Rent Party  
The Woodland, Maplewood, NJ, 8 PM 

  Happy Spring!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Happy Jack Concert

Proud to be a part of this benefit concert for the wonderful Jack Silbert. Come by. Everyone will be singing songs about Jack just for Jack AND it's his birthday, too!