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MONTGOMERY DELANEY: WHAT's NEW

CD RELEASE THIS APRIL 2017 - February 24, 2017

My new CD, "Almost Anyone," will be properly released this Spring!!!! This almost three year labor of love was so worth doing and I hope you all think that it was worth waiting 9 years for! It is a tribute to my dear departed friend, terence Martin, who was one of the finest songwriters I have ever known. The title song is his and I've added 12 other tunes which were written and recorded in homage to him. I was accompanied by some of Terence's great musicians like Clifford Carter, Jim Allyn, Cadence Carrol, Dennis Hrbek (who recorded and engineered the CD) and his long time side man, Dan Bonis. I coupled them with some of my musical posse like Joe Bonadio, Lincoln Schleiffer, John Ragusa and Sloan Wainright. The results were magical and I really think that we may have captured a little bit of lightening in a bottle.

Look for it on I tunes and CD Baby and stay tuned for dates of some CD release shows!

Looking forward

Monty

THE NEW CD IS DONE!!!! - October 13, 2016

I am so proud of this new CD entitled ALMOST ANYONE. It is a tribute to my dear friend, the late, great songwriter and poet, Terence Martin. There are some amazing musicians on this record and their collective musicianship has helped me to create my best work yet! I am so grateful to Dan Bonis, Joe Bonadio, Clifford Carter, John Ragusa, Al Hemberger, Lincoln Schlieffer, Todd Guidice, Sloan Wainright, Cadence Carroll and my engineer/co-producer, Dennis Hrbek! Special thanks to the dear, sweet, Amy Berkson-Martin for giving me her blessing to make this CD. All of the songs pay homage to one or several of Terence's songs. I cannot wait for the world to hear it!

Stay tuned!

Monty

ALMOST DONE WITH NEW CD! - December 1, 2015

It has taken a while and it will be a little while longer, but my new CD, "Almost Anyone," dedicated to the memory of my dear friend Terence Martin (www.martinsongs.com), is almost ready! Featuring some outstanding musicians and some tunes that I am very proud of! If you would like to pre-order a signed copy, e mail me.

Thanks for years of love and support!

Monty

MONTGOMERY DELANEY FOR NYS SUPREME COURT NOVEMBER 3rd 2015! - October 1, 2015

I AM PROUD TO HAVE BEEN NOMINATED AGAIN TO RUN FOR A SEAT ON THE NEW YORK STATE SUPREME COURT! I LOST A VERY CLOSE ELECTION LAST YEAR! WITH YOUR HELP WE CAN WIN THIS YEAR!

CONTRIBUTE: TWO WAYS:
1) THE COMMITTEE TO ELECT MONTY DELANEY
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WHITE PLAINS, NY 10601 OR;

WWW.ELECTMONTYDELANEY.COM VIA PAY PAL

THANK YOU SO MUCH!

m

NEW CD SOON! - October 1, 2015

10 songs in the can for my tribute CD to Terence Martin!

I hope to have "Almost Anyone" in my hands by Christmas!!!!

pre order by emailing me at delaneyesquire@aol.com

WORKING ON NEW CD! - March 5, 2015

I have about 9 tunes done...4 more and we can release in the summer of 2015! I am very happy about this project which is dedicated to my dear friend and fellow songwriter, the late, great Terence Martin.

Recent news - August 25, 2014

So much has happened to and for me in the past two years. I ended a business and started a new one, ran for the County Court (lost but was a close second), started a new business, dealt with some serious health issues and some serious personal stuff. The good news is that I have continued to write songs throughout the time and am actively working on a new CD. Stand by.....it's coming!

CECILLE IS 1 MONTH OLD TODAY! - July 14, 2011

My beautiful little chubby cheeked daughter is one month old today....she is thriving under her mother's excellent care! Conor is slowly getting used to the idea that he is no longer the only baby in the house. I am an incredibly fortunate man! Linda....I love you with all of my heart...I always knew that you existed but I wasn't sure I would ever find you....God knows, I looked!

Another Day - February 9, 2011

My son is one...my son is one...my son is one....he is healthy and happy and great and really cute...It has been a long time since I have been this happy! I have been happy, but tnot THIS happy....lol. So many blessings...so much to be grateful for....loving all of you for so many years of your love and support. Looking forward to transforming this joy into music.....standby!

ANNOUNCING THE LAKE KATONAH "MUSICAL EVENINGS" SERIES featuring an evening with CHUCK E. COSTA, Saturday, October 2, 2010 - August 10, 2010

On Saturday, October 2, 2010, I am please and proud to announce the inaugural event of the Lake Katonah Songwriters Series, featuring an evening with multiple award winning songwriter, CHUCK E. COSTA.

I am hoping to bring some very wonderful performances to the Lake Katonah Lake House in the months and years to come. It is my hope thatin doing so we will not only expand the audience for Adult Contemporary Music, but also build greater community between neighbors and friends.

There is a suggested donation of $15 for every show. This will compensate the artists who will come to share their indivi
dual gifts with us and support the use of this beautiful venue as we go forward with our series.

The venue can accommodate about 100 people. The setting is intimate and beautiful. Refreshments will be served at each musical evening and we will encourage pot-luck contributions from our neighbors and guests.

The second musical evening is scheduled for Saturday, November 6, 2010. We will call this a "Lake Katonah Jam Session" This will be an evening "In The Round" featuring three unique and talented songwriters..The incomparable Mr. ANSEL MATTHEWS ( www.anselmatthews.com ) will be joining me along with one other writer (TBA).

Seating is limited so please make your reservations by e mailing me at monty@montgomerydelaney.com....all shows will begin at 8PM....doors open at 7PM...seating is random...so come early, eat, meet and and get a good seat!

Yours in music,

Monty :)

MUSIC TO MY EARS....OOHRAH! - August 20, 2009

CECILLE'S SONG @ Whistling Willie's (on her 30th Anniversary in Heaven) - May 28, 2009

ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SONGS I HAVE EVER HEARD! - April 9, 2009

Please listen to "Rest Your Head."

The tune was written by Ken Veltz for his wife Jeannie, to celebrate their 35th Wedding anniversary, Ken sings it here with his lovely wife and they are accompanied by their son Drew a/k/a Leandro Mysterioso, who plays on some very tasty electric guitar. The song is absolutely stunning!

"NOT" YANKEE STADIUM - April 9, 2009

So begins the curse of the Yankees. After committing the greatest sacrilege in the history, they have started the season 0-2.

After going to almost 20 games a year my whole life (I grew up blocks from the real stadium), I vow never to set foot in "The House That Greed Built."

I look forward to the eventual financial bankruptcy of the franchise, God knows it has been morally bankrupt for some time already.

To the herds of moronic fans who are basically contributing to eventually pricing themselves out of the ballpark, I can only say that you will get what you are paying too much for, a mediocre team made up of primadonnas and steroid users.

You can almost hear Babe, Lou, Joe, Phil, Mickey and Thurman crying.

Start spreadin the news, I left today.

Thuuuuuugh Yankees Looooze!
Thuuuuugh Yankees Looooze!

I MISSED A LOT OF PARTIES BY RETIRING...pics of my brothers in the 44Pct. - April 1, 2009

I WAS A LONER & VICTIM VOLUNTEER LIVE @ THE TOWNE CRIER W/ Todd Guidice & Stacy Waterous - March 20, 2009

My Voice Over Debut... - February 22, 2009

Miracle On The Hudson - January 30, 2009

I am still dumfounded by the Grace engendered in this plane coming down safely. By the skill of the crew, the level headedness of the passengers, the quick thinking of the first responders and the karma owed to New York City....

Check out Rex Babin's artistic interpretation of the event...it is briliant and awe inspiring.

http://myop-nygemini.blogspot.com/2009/01/rex-babin-miracle-on-hudson.html

GEORGE MC TAVEY, 12/28/09, He will be missed.... - December 29, 2008

I have met a lot of men in my lifetime, literally hundreds of thousands, none finer than George Mc Tavey. George was one of those rare guys that always had a little glint of joy in his eye, even in the darkest of times and never, ever lost his sense of wonder.

It was one of the great privileges in my life to know him and to share intimately with him about our hopes, our dreams, our families, our sons, our faith, our afflictions and our fears.

George lived and passed on from this life with a sense of grace and unbounded dignity that was simply awesome to behold. He made the most of the 51 years he lived amongst us and left beautiful marks on everything he touched. He had amazing hands. They built buildings, restored beauty, made music, and played alot of catch with his two fine sons. He loved his wife, his very best friend, both faithfully and intensely.

George was a powerful example to many other men. His integrity was unequivocal. He was vigorously self honest and always willing to lend a hand. I will carry George's memory, his warmth and some of his corny jokes with me all the days of my life to come.

God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the Courage to change the things I can and the Wisdom to know difference...and thank you God for the time you gave me with George. Thy will, not mine be done.

Rest In Peace my friend and if you can, please watch over me, especially whenever I decide to fix something around the house or forget about the maintenance of my spiritual condition. My heart breaks yet in the very breaking, there is joy, sweet, sweet joy.

:) M

THOSE WHO FORGET HISTORY ARE DESTINED TO REPEAT IT! - November 21, 2008

Sapientia Romana



"The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance."

CICERO - 55 BC



Here we go again!

TOWNE CRIER SHOW ON you tube - October 22, 2008

ROBERT DUNN, POET, R.I.P. - September 30, 2008

http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=417522663&albumID=0&imageID=1314631


The first time I met Robert Dunn was during a coffeehouse that I was running in New Rochelle in 1991. He took the stage during the open mic and began one of his wacky and whimsical poems that parodied, satired, poked fun and lent understanding to something that was not so serious but was somehow treated seriously by an increasingly uptight world full of anal retentive sphincter spaces.

I learned today that this good man passed last Thursday, having suffered a heart attack while working out at a gym. The last time I saw Robert Dunn was just a few weeks ago at at little place called Border Burrito down near NYU where I was playing a no pay gig in a place that sold Mexican fast food. It was serendipity inasmuch as he was there to hear someone else on the musical menu and had no idea that I was going to be there. We hugged in earnest. We were two men who were truly happy to see each other. He looked great. I said to him "you look great and you have lost so much weight!" He said, "thanks , I have been going to the gym."

There were not so many folks in the place that night but I am so grateful that I got a chance to sing for Robert one last time.

The Southsound Coffeehouse existed for about 8 years. Robert Dunn made his way up to New Rochelle just about every time we had a show. He was the Poet Emeritus of the Southsound. His words were always amusing, always clever and always poignant. He was a master at making a joke you would suddenly get two or three days later. Now alas, the Southsound is long gone, Border Burrito has closed its doors I hear, and Robert Dunn is Done. Pun intended, None. There will never be another ONE like witty and whimsical ROBERT DUNN..........Rest in peace my dear friend. know that I cry for you as I write this. Tell Pepper I said hi.

Monty


A couple of his gems:

I'LL NEVER COMPLAIN ABOUT THE SUBWAY AGAIN


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Death Track IV, the killer coaster
Always rips from my lips a Paternoster.
The bumps, the jumps, the swoops, the loops.
The screams, the moans, the groans, the whoops.
Sand traps, water hazards, double vision.
Airport-style bird collisions.
Grinding gears and curves and swerves—
Anathema to my jangled nerves.
Newtonian physics rip my clothes.
Bifocals blast off from my nose.
Wallet escapes from trousers pocket.
Hip replacement slips from socket.
Every time I take this dare—
Two more weeks in intensive care.
Why do I submit to this torrid torture
(A rite of passage in our culture)?
I’d rather kiss a molting cricket,
But there’s no escape—I’ve got season tickets.


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DINER SORE IN EAST ELMHURST

I always opt for a booth instead of a table
And it is never long before I bang my elbow
Against the wall-mounted mini-jukebox.
The recoil flings my wrist against my coffee cup—
Freshly refilled, of course—which immediately
Spills the steaming brew (steaming! I should be
So lucky) all over the table. I grab paper packages

Of powdered sugar for damage control—the napkins
Are already saturated, a total write-off. The paper packages
Of powdered sugar break in my clenched fists; the sugar
Sifts out of my grip, landing in the turkey gumbo.
Meanwhile, the busboy rushes over, waving his rag
Like a matador practicing semaphore or a semaphore

Practicing matador—whichever comes first. However,
Unknown to him, his rag has dipped one corner
Into someone’s chocolate malted. In all innocence,
He starts mopping, then suddenly realizes the potential
Chemical hazard, and awkwardly wrings the dishrag
In a quest for dryness, hoping against hope to increase
Its efficacy. He ends up squeezing a coffee-sugar-

Chocolate-malted slurry into the tomato ketchup,
Which causes it to fizz ominously. As the Bomb Squad
Arrives to take charge, I wonder, Should I just pocket
The tip and continue to tipple? Or should I stipple
The washroom walls with melting fudge ripple?
(Fresh from the dairy case, of course.)


ROBERT DUNN TRIBUTE SITE:

http://members.aol.com/shabdaweb/robertDunnMemorial.html

LIVE at the TOWNE CRIER with Todd Guidice on Guitar and Stacy Waterous on Sax - August 20, 2008

"STARING AT ENGLAND" Live on youtube - August 12, 2008

"PLEASE DON'T FEED THE MUGGERS" Live at the BIG KAHUNA CAFE..on youtube - August 12, 2008

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