Mike Delaney is a Boston-area singer-songwriter and part of the music group "New England Weather" (www.neweather.com). Two of the songs on his debut CD, "1-800-CONFESS" are listed on Neil Young's "Living With War" song list.
His humorous original songs and parodies cover a wide range of topics from himself ("The Hunk" and "Mando Tango") to the entire country ("If We Only Had a Brain"). In between are excursions into the world of natural science ("Tofu, the Vegan Killer Whale"), literature ("Daddy, Who's Mark Twain?"), automated phone systems ("1-800-CONFESS"), women's health ("Mammogram, M'am?"), sports ("Red Sox Dream"), the oxymoronic business of folk music ("I'm changing my name to DOT.COM" and "The Naked Open Mic"), parts of the human anatomy ("Colonoscopy", "Bare Midriff", and "Eyebrows"), and, of course, his raging ego ("It Is, In Fact, Always About Me").
He has been deemed an "accomplished amateur" by Marilyn Rae Beyer, the music director of WUMB, Boston Folk Radio, and Tom Paxton commented that at least one of his songs was "not bad".
Anne Hills called his song much-requested song 1-800-CONFESS "brilliant"!
He generally keeps his serious songs to himself, and we are all better for that.