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news,new video (see blog)
Sunday, March 27, 2011

There's a new video out, and many new songs in various stages of completion..(continued..)

This is a long-overdue update.. I'm still writing and recording, and completed the February Album Writing Month "14-songs in 28 days" challenge for the 6th year in a row. In fact, I wrote about double the number (28 songs) in the month. I've also had many recent songs of mine played on WBAI-FM on a monthly basis as part of the "CCCP Comedy Players".

Most recently, I had a visit from one of my nephews from Toronto, and we recorded a video of an old traditional song "Shady Grove" with my nephew Eric on mandolin and vocals, and yours truly on guitar. You can view it here on youtube at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-05yDfGt_b8

I'm not sure when the new and as yet largely unheard songs will make their way on to an album.. but look for more announcements sooner or later.

Until then, check the links for my two albums of all original music "Mike Skliar" and "Ship of State". They're both still available at iTunes, at CD Baby, at Amazon, and other places as well.

Happy Spring!
news June '10- see blog
Thursday, June 17, 2010

see blog for new news.


See prior blog entries for June 2010 (and before) for exciting news about the new single 'No Tea for Me (the anti-tea party song)' as well as more gigs with Saboteur Tiger, and don't forget the still-fairly-new album 'Ship of State' is out there!

Happy early summer 2010!

June 2010 News
Thursday, June 17, 2010


The new single "No Tea For Me" is now on iTunes, & other places- see blog for more!

My new topical (and rather political) single "No Tea For Me (the anti-tea party song) is now not only availabe for download at CD Baby http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/mikeskliar but also at iTunes! The iTunes link is http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/no-tea-for-me-the-anti-tea/id376170476

The song has been called a "rockin' summary of the last eight years of the American Political scene, a musical Huffington Post, and a great way to score some points against the 'tea party' here in the US, which seems to be the party of 'forget everthing that happened before Obama". Writing, playing and recording the song has been great fun, and I want to thank Paul "Hoopshank" Turrell for drumming on the track, and Tom R. for production assistance.

If you haven't heard the song, go to one of the above links, do all that computer clicking stuff, and grab it! (and if you like, spread the word!)

Also in new music news here, I'm continuing to sit in on electric guitar with the blues and oldies cover band Saboteur Tiger , and we're playing a gig on Friday June 18th, 2010 at the upper west side manhattan bar P & G, located at 78th St and Columbus Ave., NY NY , between 8 and 10 PM. Hope to see some of you there!

And finally, I just wrote and recorded another topical song, this one about the recent oil spill, and energy, generally. It's called "Oil Addiction" -- so far not yet commercially available, but contact me for details if you're interested... and thanks for listening, stay tuned for more news!
Early Summer 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010

New single release "No Tea For Me"& other news (see blog).


There's a brand new Mike Skliar CD single song just released, called "No Tea For Me (the anti-tea party song)". It's a topical political song inspired by recent events here in the United States, with the Tea Party getting alot of media attention. Your mileage may vary, but to my mind, the Tea Party is misguided, wrong, and too often, just plain hateful. This song was originally written and played on WBAI-FM's "Monthly Laughing Nightmare" show, and is now available in a new remixed version, featuring the fantastic drumming work of Paul "Hoopshank" Turrell in addition to my own guitar, bass, harmonica and vocal work.

The song is available for download only from the wonderful folks at CD Baby, at
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/mikeskliar

It will soon (by mid-late June 2010 ) be available as well at iTunes, and other places as well.

In other music news, I'm continuing to play guitar with the five piece blues-oldies band Saboteur Tiger. Upcoming Saboteur Tiger shows include June 6 at the Greenwich Village Bistro, June 18 at P & G Bar, and back at the Bistro on (tentatively) July 11th and Aug 1st. (All of these are in Manhattan, NYC).