Coming Dec 2: New single “When the Time Came”

When the Time Came by Jason Didner. Get an exclusive link to the track prior to December 2 release.

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A new song is on the way out: “When the Time Came.” I co-wrote this song with my mom as a sequel to my 2003 track “It’s About Time.” These songs are both about conflict resolution, a topic near and dear to my heart. It’s got a decidedly adult contemporary vibe to it, reminiscent of The Eagles. This will be a track on my upcoming album “Side Effects,” due out early next year.

Here’s a 1-minute performance of the new song, via Instagram.

I can email you the official lyric video of the single, which will launch on Friday, December 2. Just sign up below and I’ll send you the secret link so you can view it today! This is an exclusive for my email subscribers.

Do you listen to music on Spotify? You can presave the track now so it will appear in your Spotify feed on release day.

A Single Release Concert Online

On Friday, December 2, the same day I release the single to Bandcamp and all streaming services, I will give an online concert at 7:30 PM Eastern-US on Live Streamer Cafe, as well as YouTube, Facebook Live and Twitch.

Join me for a live performance of this new song and your requests!

New Album “Side Effects” Scheduled for Feb. 3 Release

Almost a year to the day after the release of “Salt and Sand: Rock Songs to Heal the Mind,” my new rock album “Side Effects” will launch on Bandcamp and all streaming services on February 3, 2023.

Coming February 2023: Side Effects, a  new album by Jason Didner

It will contain my five already-released singles from over the past year:

  • This Man’s Eyes
  • Patient Portal
  • Side Effects
  • Molasses Blues
  • Another Plot Twist

…plus “Two Places at Once,” which made its debut on a Banding Together compilation for BlowUpRadio.com. Banding Together is an annual fundraiser for the Spondylitis Association of America.

On this album I sing all the vocal parts and play all the instrumental parts. You’ll hear sounds influenced by Van Halen, The Who, Ozzy Osbourne, Elvis Costello, U2, Bon Jovi, BB King, No Doubt and Eagles.

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The subject matter of the lyrics will split the difference between funny and earnest. Here’s my official video for “Patient Portal,” which will appear on the album.

Jason Didner’s single, “Patient Portal” will be included on the album “Side Effects.”

Banding Together – A BlowUpRadio Benefit for Spondylitis Association of America

This week I direct my musical efforts toward a good cause with BlowUpRadio.com. This local powerhouse of an Internet radio station hosts its annual Banding Together benefit for the Spondylitis Association of America. 

The Spondylitis Association of America pursues research and treatment to improve the lives of people affected by spondylitis, a degenerative spinal condition. 

A new benefit compilation album

Lazlo at BlowUpRadio assembled a 35-song compilation of all-new music by independent NJ artists. Here, my song’s 2nd in the order, and it’s a gem!

I’ve re-recorded my sarcastic punk tune “I’m Not the Wind beneath your Wings” featuring my favorite punk singer Alana Q from the awesome band SixToEight Mathematices. Now that I’m a full multi-instrumentalist, I re-captured this song so it’d sound much more the way I heard it in my head all these years. 

As Lazlo said about all the artists on this compilation, everyone contributed quality music. You will not find throwaway tracks or half-hearted efforts. Instead, you’ll rock out to 35 never-before-released gems contributed for a worthy cause. 

Banding Together 2022 - a 35-song compilation album by BlowUpRadio for Spondylitis Association of America
Banding Together 2022 – a 35-song compilation album by BlowUpRadio for Spondylitis Association of America

Fri, Oct. 14 – Live On-Air Performance at BlowUpRadio

Join me on Friday at 6:45 PM Eastern by tuning into BlowUpRadio.com to hear me give a 30-min performance as part of a weekend-long webathon to raise funds and awareness for SAA.

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Just for Fun – Make a Duet with Me on TikTok: I’m Not the Wind beneath your Wings!

Hey – want to sing a sarcastic punk tune with me? Here’s your chance!

@jasondidner Original song “I’m not the Wind beneath your Wings.” A duet track with Alana Quartuccio from Six to Eight Mathematics is coming soon to benefit #spondylitisassociationofamerica via #BlowUpRadio . I want to hear your duet version! #duetthis ♬ original sound – Jason Didner Music

Need tips on how to make a duet in TikTok? You’re in luck – I wrote this article right here on my site.

New Single and Video: Patient Portal

The new song #PatientPortal is out now- and it’s one of the funnier ones that I’d been involved in writing. Amy wrote this with me after we dealt with way too many doctors’ offices and their web sites over the past several months.

You’ll also find it on Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music and wherever you stream your music.

#MedicalHumor #ITHumor #TechHumor

The Official Video

Here’s the official video for #PatientPortal. Just click the embedded video below and enjoy!

The Online Concert

I’ll give an online concert to mark this new release on Friday night August 12 at 7:30 PM Eastern-US.

Hop on over to https://livestreamercafe.com and sign in a few minutes before showtime. Then I can take your requests and we can interact more fully. You can also catch a simulcast of my performance live on Twitch, YouTube, Facebook or Twitter.

The Lyrics

Patient Portal
(c) 2022, Lyrics by Jason Didner and Amy Didner; Music by Jason Didner - All Rights Reserved

Verse 1:
I keep typing in my password 
Still the validation fails
One more strike and 
I'll be doing time in password jail

I just want to see my doctor
Is that too much to ask?
Enough watching spinning circles
No more unfulfillable tasks

I've been proving my identity
For all eternity

Chorus:
I'm a mere mortal
Trapped forever in a patient portal
Now patient is the hardest thing to be
I'm a mere mortal
Trapped forever in a patient portal
This portal sucks the soul right out of me

Verse 2:
They said this would be easier
But they only made it hard
My browser freezes when 
I upload my insurance card

Hey - didn't I just fill out this form
Only moments ago? 
The medication list I entered
Where the hell did that go? 

I’ll be answering this questionnaire 
For all eternity

Chorus:
I'm a mere mortal
Trapped forever in a patient portal
Now patient is the hardest thing to be
I'm a mere mortal
Trapped forever in a patient portal
This portal sucks the soul right out of me

Bridge:
This confusing creation
Keeps giving me the blues
This confounding contraption
That even my doctors
Don't know how to use

Chorus:
I'm a mere mortal
Trapped forever in a patient portal
Now patient is the hardest thing to be
I'm a mere mortal
Trapped forever in a patient portal
This portal sucks the soul right out of me

I'm a mere mortal
Trapped forever in a patient portal
I'm a mere mortal
Trapped forever in a patient portal
I'm a mere mortal
Trapped forever in a patient portal

The Single Artwork

Jason Didner's new single "Patient Portal," available at BandCamp, Apple Music, Spotify and wherever you stream music.
Single artwork: Patient Portal by Jason Didner

Album Launch Concert Sat 7/23 at 5PM

Pilsener Haus & Biergarten, Hoboken, NJ

Jason Didner’s new album cover
It’s a Jersey Thing

I’m excited to tell you I’m giving an album launch concert at Pilsener Haus & Biergarten in Hoboken on Saturday, July 23 at 5PM for my new release, “It’s a Jersey Thing!”

Pilsener Haus & Biergarten is logated at:

1422 Grand St
Hoboken, NJ 07030

This album spans my 25+ year recording career, highlighting my most Jersey-centric tunes like “You Can’t Get There from Here in Jersey” and I’ll play every song from it.

To make sure the venue staffs up correctly for the event, please make a reservation.

Please tell them the reservation is for the album launch concert so they know where to seat you.

The show will likely be indoors to accommodate for the extreme heat.

Meantime, you can get the album on Bandcamp if you prefer to purchase online. “It’s a Jersey Thing” is also on all major streaming platforms.

Musically yours,

Jason

Online Benefit Concert for Ukraine Crisis Relief

Originally performed Sat Feb 26, 2022 🇺🇦

Here’s a replay of the benefit concert.

As you watch this replay, here’s how you can still help Ukraine in its time of need.

Go to my Global Giving page and donate any amount. This link will also be available above the chat section of the concert page.

I gave this online concert at Live Streamer Cafe to benefit Ukrainians displaced by Russia’s invasion. Global Giving, a Charity Navigator approved organization, will provide for the basic human needs of these innocent people.

Album Launch and Online Concert Friday Feb. 4

7:30 PM Eastern-US – Online concert to mark the album launch

Join me on Live Streamer Cafe on Friday evening at 7:30 Eastern-US. I’ll perform the new album in track order. Kris Pride will open the show with her heartfelt ukulele-based folk/rock songs.

For the album launch concert: Attendees will not be on camera – only the performers will appear on screen. Attendees will be able to interact in the chat section and will be able to select animated “compliments” out of a menu. Once I complete my performance of my album, I may have time to take a few requests.

Please arrive at Live Streamer Cafe a few minutes before showtime if you haven’t yet created your free user account.

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New album “Salt and Sand: Rock Songs to Heal the Mind” available on Bandcamp and all streaming platforms

You can now listen right here and purchase your digital download of “Salt and Sand: Rock Songs to Heal the Mind” below. You’ll receive a PDF of the album’s complete lyric book with your purchase.

20% of album purchases by midnight tonight (morning of 2/5) will go to National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI).

The album is on YouTube as a playlist with videos of every song on the album in order.

The record is also on Apple Music, Amazon Music and all other streaming platforms. Check your favorite streaming app for “Salt and Sand: Rock Songs to Heal the Mind.”

New Album “Salt and Sand: Rock Songs to Heal the Mind” Set for Feb 4 Release

I’m pleased to announce the release of my new album “Salt and Sand: Rock Songs to Heal the Mind,” scheduled for Friday, February 4! Album artwork was expertly created by Lora Ferrie. This artist exceeded my vision for a “split screen” of the salt and sand on an icy highway eventually giving way to salt and sand on a summer beach.

Salt and Sand: Rock Songs to Heal the Mind by Jason Didner. Album cover artwork by Lora Ferrie.

Rock Songs to Heal the Mind

“Salt and Sand” is intended to spark conversation about mental health. I want you to pay closer attention to your own emotional life and those of your loved ones. The album’s tracks make up 3 chapters:

One: Seeing the Obstacles
Two: We’re on this Road Together
Three: Caring for You

Album Launch Concert Online

On the evening of February 4, I will give a streaming concert at Live Streamer Cafe. In it, I’ll perform all the songs in album order. 20% of digital album sales and tips will go to National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

You can see the album’s official videos on the Video page of this site.

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Tornado Relief Online Benefit Concert Saturday 12/18

We met our goal to raise $200 for World Central Kitchen! Thank you all!

This Saturday, join Martyn Lucas, co-founder of Live Streamer Cafe and a spectacular singer/keyboardist, and me for an online concert to benefit populations in the U.S. South and Midwestern regions after last weekend’s series of tornadoes.

Martyn goes on at 6:30 PM Eastern-US (5:30 Central) and then passes the baton to me at 7:30.

We chose to support the relief efforts of World Central Kitchen , which has established a reputation for providing fresh meals in areas where disaster has struck.

As always, Live Streamer Cafe concerts are free to attend. There will be a Donate to the Cause button above the chat section of the screen. Any and all donations to World Central Kitchen from our concert are tremendously appreciated at this time of need.

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Online Concert: Jason Didner Sat 12/11 at 7:30 PM Eastern-US

Join me for a live, online performance on Saturday evening December 11. I’ll play your requests and we’ll have some interactive, musical fun. Even when you can’t get out, join a happening that will make you feel like you’re having a night out!

Jason Didner on Live Streamer Cafe on Saturday December 11 at 7:30 Eastern-US

My songbook includes the music of The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Journey, Bon Jovi, Bob Marley and more.

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