Hi All. Just a heads-up that I will be having a music CD released in the next couple of weeks titled : "OUTSIDE THE ALAMO, Songs of Ned Huthmacher Performed by John Beland". As noted on the Facebook page, "John Beland puts his own special brand on the songs. If you like good old 1960's- 1970's Folk, Country/Rock, Folk/Rock, plus a couple that sound like they've come from across the Big Pond down the UK way, you will enjoy this album."
"Outside The Alamo" is a CD project years in the making. The title may be misleading. Though there IS one song about the Alamo and it is mentioned in another, this collection of songs focuses on my interests 'outside the Alamo'. As the release date gets nearer, I will inform you how and where to purchase copies of your own. Thanks.
Just 22 more shopping days til this Christmas offer ends. Order a copy of the CD "OUTSIDE THE ALAMO: Songs of Ned Huthmacher performed by John Beland" and get a copy of the historical novel "ONE DOMINGO MORNING, The Story of Alamo Joe" for the additional cost of posting. That's both the CD and book for just $18. Each can be a different stocking stuffer! Now that's pretty cheap. Hurry while this offer lasts!
You can buy from me directly, or go to either Amazon .com, or eBay. However you choose, the offer still stands, regardless of what you read on those sites.
Thanks for your support and Merry Christmas! ~Ned~
Last Edit: Nov 21, 2013 20:03:55 GMT -5 by neferetus
Regarding some of the lyrics for "Age Of Reason", a song about getting older and realizing what the important things in life really are.
Some of you who live in the frigid zone where snow falls and ice forms may remember milk being delivered to your doorstep by the local dairy truck. The milkman would place your bottles on the steps at the crack of dawn ready to be enjoyed by early risers. Late risers would open their kitchen door to find that the milk had frozen and the cream had risen to the top, bursting the cap. As kids, we would skim the sweet frozen cream from the top of the bottle and then eat it like like ice cream. To us, it was the best part. In the song, the lyrics say, "Summer's gone, the years are foldin' suddenly we've all grown old, and yet the spark of light will not be dimmed. Hold your dreams, but face the present, though it may not be that pleasant, realize the cream's yet to be skimmed," meaning that the best part, after all, is yet to come.
Jeffrey Dane's Amazon.com review of the CD. Thanks so much, Jeffrey!
( 5 stars )
This is an outstanding CD containing superb “listenin’ music” (as some might say, regionally). The songs on this recording, written by Texas historian Ned Huthmacher, are evocative, reflective, and even haunting. A great composer and conductor once said, “…. at an actual concert of one of my works it is of more value for the listener to let the music surround him and play freely upon the emotions. If, during that or a subsequent hearing, the music makes an eloquent appeal, then the piece warrants further study.” This recommendation is a superlative guideline for virtually any music we hear; it has an application to these songs, and most of us couldn’t go wrong with that musical counsel. “Takes thinkin’ on” is the first thought that might come to mind here: let these songs surround you, and absorb the rewards they offer. -- Jeffrey Dane --