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 Video and Single: Battle

I’m pleased to present you with my latest musical creation: “Battle.” This is the home studio video – actual footage of my recording this track, along with Fred E. Jam, keeper of F-Jam Online Collaboration Studios, who played the electronic drum kit.

The song shares my revelation about how mental health or living with a chronic physical condition doesn’t have to be a battle. It can be a humanitarian mission.

At the same time the video is released, so is the single on BandCamp. You can play the track below.

(c) 2020, Lyrics and Music by Jason Didner 
Produced by Jason Didner, Amy Didner and Fred E. Jam 
Engineered by Jason Didner 
Jason Didner – vocals, keyboards, guitar, bass 
Fred E. Jam – drums, sound design

Lyrics: 

Verse 1: 
I thought this was a battle 
The kind that’s won or lost 
Where raging at the rival 
Brings a victory worth all costs 

But the prize is alienation 
Now that seems a hollow win 
Standing lonely in the ruins 
Of the war I fought within 

Verse 2: 
I thought this was a battle 
With troops on high alert 
Couldn’t trace the friendly fire 
From the part of me that hurt 

Oh, the rage destroys your allies 
In the same flames as your foes 
Your own weapon takes you over 
No matter how it goes 

Verse 3: 
I thought this was a battle 
I could win and earn my peace 
Then I saw myself in terror 
As hostilities increased 

And the anger gave an order 
Show no mercy in this fight 
I asked myself the question 
Could this order not be right 

Bridge: 
It can take all that you got 
To disobey an order that’s all wrong 
To take the heat for seeming weak 
That’s a different kind of strong 

When the rage calls loved ones enemies 
And declares we’re at code red 
And orders me to take them down 
I’ll lift them up instead 

Verse 4: 
I thought this was a battle 
Now I’m learning it’s much more 
It’s a mission to compassion 
For the pain down in my core 

It’s a journey toward forgiveness 
When the rage has had its say 
And the wisdom we discover 
We can’t fight these things away 
But we can live to love another day

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