i'm putting my dj hat back on this weekend.

yes, it’s true! my october radio show on sirius/xm called rocket ship beach radio airs this weekend on kids place live. friday 9pm, saturday 9am and 5pm, sunday noon. all subject to change, of course if you don’t have satellite radio and want to check it out for 30 days free here’s the link: www.sirius.com/30dayfreepass
you can find my mix of all-ages tunes and musical chit chat on the kids place live channel. it’s a radio party!

guitar lessons are still on my mind

there’s a new episode of the family band workshop on the website. this time for the song “pay me my money down”. i’m determined to teach you everything i know. the revised lyrics and chords for the night time! cd are also up so don’t be shy, get in there and make some wild music. good luck with your family band!

house party time

dan instructs on the song “house party time” from the 2006 album house party time

back to school sale!

sale! back to school time makes me want to stock up on new notebooks, pencils and music of course! to honor these retail impulses we are offering 20% off the entire dz webstore for the next 2 weeks. enjoy!


life is good festival this weekend!

the life is good festival is this weekend! you may already have tickets and perhaps you’re wondering how to get to some air conditioned bathrooms and donate to a worthy cause while you are enjoying the incredible line up (ozomatli and they might be giants and ben harper… what? in the same festival? yes!). there is a way. click here to view the intriguing levels of donorship and festival comfort available to you…



rocket ship beach radio this weekend!

people keep asking me, “hey mr. dj when’s the next show?” it’s this weekend on sirius/xm! rocket ship beach radio- episode 2. tune in for all-ages music and mellow chatter for your family…

friday, 9pmET/6pmPT
saturday, 9amET/6amPT and 5pmET/2pmPT
sunday, 12noonET/9amPT


the dzaf app is ready for your hi-tech consumption.

what? an app? with show dates and songs and lyrics and videos and photos and guitar lessons and endless amounts of other crucial information? that sounds expensive! no, like so many other things in our world this too is free. here’s the link. i’ve already used it several times. i wouldn’t need to if i could remember all of the show dates and times but i can’t!


the return of the family band workshop!

here’s one more guitar lesson for you, “house party time”.  we’re going to move up the neck of the guitar and into the realm of not three, not four, but six chords. in addition to this lesson you can find the songbook for the house party cd in the songbook section of the website. as always i’d appreciate your comments. good luck with your family band!


many hands for haiti

i’m thrilled that our song “tonight tonight” is on the many hands: family music for haiti cd. it’s beautiful music for one and all, i highly recommend it! congratulations to everyone who worked so hard to make this neighborly idea come to life.

songbag update

as you all know, summertime is family band time. we are doing our part to give you everything you need to fill your songbag. our latest revised collection of lyrics and chords is up now for family dance and the second of our family band workshop video series is available for “wonderwheel”. enjoy!