1981

                                                                                     Joe's Guitars

             1958 Gretsch 6120                                 1957 Gretsch 6119                                1973 Gretsch 7660

                                  1973 Gretsch 7609                                    1973 Gibson L6S

Sing like never before

Oh my soul
It's time to sing Your song again
And whatever lies before me
Let me be singing
Bless the Lord oh my soul
Sing like never before
You're rich in love
And You're slow to anger
Your name is great
And Your heart is kind
For all Your goodness
I will keep on singing
Bless the Lord oh my soul
Sing like never before
And on that day
When my strength is failing
Still my soul will
Sing Your praise unending
Ten thousand years
And then forevermore
Bless the Lord oh my soul
Yes I'll worship Your Holy name
Sing like never before

 Joseph (Trumpet)     Patrick (Tenor Sax)

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord,

God Almighty
Early in the morning my song shall rise to Thee

"Life is a song. Sing it! "

 

       All my original songs I have written are about my memories and actual life experiences. The "best" example of this I have is from a past relationship

I had below. Some of the songs from this experience in my life are mentioned below and are also posted on my "Original Songs" page located above.

       And so it begins...

       As I continued down my musical career, I thought it would be a good idea to actually record a couple of my songs and make a record and try to get the radio stations to play my songs.

       It was during this time that I met "my gal". It was the first time I ever fell for someone. We were "SO HAPPY" and we had it all just like Bogie & Bacall in the song, "Key Largo". Everything I wanted in my life was there and happening for me. My gal loved music just like I did and was a little silly like me which I thought    

made us the perfect couple. "I was so wrong". She was bad, I didn't know it.
Her big smile never did show it.This "happy time?" in my life inspired me to write the songs
"Cos' You Know", "My Woman Is Mine" and "Summertime In

Our Lives" posted on my "Original Songs" page.

       Then suddenly in 1979 my Mom started getting sick and wasn't going to get well. Things then started to fall apart for me. I couldn't handle this.

I was very upset and confused and lost direction of my life and didn't care about anything for a little while. My gal didn't seem to care what I was going through during this time of my life. 

       I decided to push forward with my recording plans because my Mom would have wanted that so I went into the recording studio for the very first time and I recorded two of my songs. The first of my original songs that I  

recorded was recorded in 1981 called “Love’s Little Heartaches” and "It Can Happen Anytime Of The Day". A lot of work, money and effort went into this project with no success. I remember stopping by my home town radio station WICC in Connecticut and talking to WICC and being given a very difficult time when I asked if WICC would play my record even though I had performed at numerous fund raising events through the years that their radio station was also apart of. 

I also remember radio station WDJZ in Connecticut that was run by Frank Derak who knew me from some of the fund raising events I had performed at. He was very kind to me and played my record often on WDJZ radio.

       As bad as everything was already going for me at that time in my life because I was worried about my Mom, I was performing at a beauty pageant at the Klein Memorial Auditorium in Connecticut. After I performed I was backstage and I was introduced to a 

crazy gal who wanted to meet me by 

her boyfriend who was supposed to marry her that I wish I never met. She became very obsessed with me and started stalking me. I wasn't a big celebrity but I remember the problems 

Jodie Foster and John Lennon had caused by a stalker that was following them around. The stalker somehow found out where I lived and started stalking me at my house and at other places. Later when the stalker saw I had a gal she started coming around even more and even stopped at my

home very late at night deliberately just  to harass me and try to break up my relationship. I thought the best way to deal with the stalker was by talking to her. I spent hours talking to the 

stalker trying to reason with her calmly to leave us alone because she seemed very violent and aggressive and I didn't want to anger her. I wasn't worried about myself but I was afraid she might harm my gal. She just wouldn't go away! The stalker became very obsessed with me and would sometimes even show up suddenly when I was out with my gal and cause all kinds of problems for me and my gal. I didn't know what to do about the stalker back then to make her go away. I wish I knew about restraining orders back then. If I did, I would have had one placed on the stalker and would have had the stalker arrested. My gal was very unfair to me, even though I got no help or advice from my gal on how to handle the stalker, I got "all" the blame for the stalker being there even though I was "always true and honest" to my gal. I wrote the song "Are You Still Mine" for my gal because "my gal then started treating me very badly" and I then found my gal cheating on me with another man at a diner that was near to my house. I wanted to take her home but she refused to come with me and told me that she was going home with him. I'd be at home and she would be out messin' around with other guys. You can see that I included what happened at the diner in my song, "Hey Joe, I'm Joe" along with a few other things that happened from then in this song that I have posted on my "Original Songs" page.

      One night when the stalker stopped at my house her boyfriend followed her and rang my doorbell. I was so happy to finally see him again. I told him that she was stalking and harassing me and my gal so much that my gal left me. He apologized to me and yelled at her. Then they both left and I never saw her again. Good riddance!

       I never let anyone tell me what to do in my life. I always followed my heart because I was the only one that really knew what was really best for me. My gals mother and my gals best friend never really liked me and they wanted me and my gal to break up and they took advantage of my situation to do their best to convince my gal who was very upset at that time that I           was a bad guy so she would leave me  and during that time when I tried to contact my gal to help one tell me what to do in my life. I always followed my heart because I was the only one that really knew what was really best for me.  I knew my gals mom never really liked me and wanted me to go away and during that time when I tried to me with all the problems that were happening between us, I sent "lots" of flowers and letters to my gal to her 

house and got no response back from my gal, instead her mother "actually" drove to my house. Do you think it was to talk to me and find out from me what's going on and try to help me about being depressed about my sick Mom and advise me on what to do about the stalker? No such luck! Her mother came down to yell at me and "treated me very badly" and told me,

"I don't see what my daughter sees in you and don't you call my daughter no more" and a few other things. She must have felt better later finally saying all the things she always wanted to say to me. I said nothing back to her. Then she drove off.

I wonder if her mother ever gave my gal any of my flowers and letters?

I wrote a song called "Flowers And Letters" about this. I also wrote a song about  my gals mother visit to me at my house  and what else actually happened on my song "Hey Joe, I'm Joe" posted on my "Original Songs" page. It's all "true and honest" just like "all" my songs. After her mothers comments to me and visit to my house I was so depressed from what my gals  mother told me that I then started to go  out once in a while to a bar by myself to try to get away from  all of this. I didn't like bars and I only went to the bar to drink to try to escape things for awhile. It didn't help at all and I only felt worse because it made me think even more about my problems and I didn't even want to be there but where else could I go? I wrote the song, "Pour Me Another Glass Of Wine" about this and me going to the bar.

       I remember that during that time my Mom went into  the hospital because she became very sick and her condition became terminal. My brother and his wife moved then divorced and I lost track of my brother because he became homeless. I became very depressed, lonely, upset, angry and numb all at the same time and I had a hard time accepting things from my gal that my Mom did for me and I had to slow things down that were happening to me in my life at that time for a while and I had to "temporarily put the "special plans" that my gal and I had made" on hold for a little while.    I guess my gal thought that I wasn't worth the wait or worth her effort because she just left me during this time. I was already very worried about my Mom but my gal didn't care and then my Mom passed on and I had to deal with all of this on my own.

       My gal was the only other person in my life at that time and I counted on her. Suddenly she wasn't there for me anymore. My gal got tempted by the world and suddenly left me for someone else and didn't care anymore about me and she wasn't there to help me through my tough time and help figure out what was going on with me and help put things back together for us. I no longer had my gal to rely on and to talk to. I wrote the song, "Running From Love" about the above. This was the worst time period in my life and I was a wreck. All at the same time my Mom was sick in the hospital, my relationship was being destroyed by a stalker, my brother and his wife moved then divorced and I lost track of my brother because he became homeless, my gals mother stopped at my house and yelled at me and told me to stay away from her daughter, I found my gal cheating on me with another man and then my gal abandoned me for another man just when I needed her the most because then my Mom passed on and I was left all alone to deal with all the above by myself.

       My gal then left the song "Separate Lives"on my answering machine to 

remind me with a song that she just can’t hold on to "ties" in a relationship. I guess she thought if she left me this song that it would be a constant reminder to me whenever I heard it that I have no right to her anymore. I should have left the song, "Against All Odds" on her answering machine for her.

       To go through life without ties is a sad unfulfilled way of going through life with no one you can really count on or grow with. I guess the term “it’s the ties that bind” has no meaning to her. In a relationship it is the "ties" that bind which makes a relationship work and keeps you growing together with all its’ ups and downs and adventures. I believe that your "home" is where your heart is. If your heart isn't where you are, then you ain't  home and there's no place like home. You can have a house and still never be home. 

       Besides my Mom, my gal was the only other one in my life at that time.

It was so hard for me to go away and not see her anymore, but if that's what my gal really wanted me to do,

I went away. I then wrote the songs, "Lead Me On" and "Your Mine".

       Wow! All of a sudden my gal hated me and turned on me. There was another news article that my Mom saved for me. Maybe this was a warning for me. See article below.















There was a little one in my gals family that was "so special to me" just

like a daughter to me, that has now grown up now that I recently got hugs from when I ran into her unexpectedly after many, many, many  years. I use to love to take her out on Halloween and carry her through the haunted houses when she was small. She use to get real scared and hold on to me real tight. My gal that left me took "all" this away from me too when she left me. Missed it very much. Soooo nice seeing the little one again and getting those special hugs again! I could see it in her eyes that she missed me too.

I told her I was so sorry I couldn't be there for her as she was growing up.

       Looks like I really opened up Pandora’s Box of memories writing about all of the above. No wonder there's so many sad love songs out there. I think the next song I write should be called, "Stupid Me". 

       Right after my gal left me I was a real mess but I pushed myself to perform and started a band called Joe Neumann and the Tornadoes because
I didn't know what else to do with myself. Performing and rehearsing helped keep me from constantly thinking about my gal being gone and her being with other men. My gal liked going to the same concerts that I did and it really messed me up when

I saw her there with other men. That was a really bad time for me. I did my best to try to keep myself together and not let her see  how upset I really was and how much it really affected me but I know she knew because she knew me and how much she meant to me but it didn't matter to her. This was too much for me to see and handle so I stopped going to concerts. I wrote the song, "Shiney Hiney" about the above.

      Then at that time I really had to take a break from performing to try to get myself back together. I was a total wreck trying to deal with the fact that 

she was really gone and she was really with other men doing all the special things to them that she used to do to me and she wasn't going to be coming back. That's why I wrote the verse, "You're gonna run, you're gonna hide, you're gonna feel sick inside.... You're gonna wish that you were home" in my song "My Hands Are Tied".
       I never asked anyone about her

but friends of mine that know her and

people that know her and some guys who have been with her that I never knew before but somehow knew who

I was would tell me that everyone knew that she's a "narcissist" and that she was cheating on me and leading a double life with other guys while she was seeing me and also after she left me with other guys and that she's  been with a lot of guys because she was in a really big rush with her life to get married to anyone that would have her because she knew she was getting older and old and weathered looking and she was turning into an old maid and was worried that no one would want her and she was really desperate to find anyone that would marry her before she got too old to have kids and that she just moved on from one man to the next man, etc., and that she has guys on the side that she always goes off to see and be with especially if she was mad or upset about something or she just wanted to be "comforted", and that one of her Jamaican friends got engaged to her just to have sex with her. When they were done with her, he broke up with her. It was sad to hear that she goes around so much and to 

know she's with other guys doing special things to them. I didn't want to know anything from them about her. They also showed me pictures of her and told me that she did her best to the guys to show them what a good wife she would really be to them and that she is known by the nickname "Miss. Piggy" and she should be ashamed and embarrassed of herself and will have to live with herself. I knew she "lacked discretion". See Proverbs 11:22.That is why I wrote the verse, "Look at what they're doin' to you, like a flower in spring they'll just pull you apart until no petals remain" in my song "Running From Love".

All her petals are gone. 

       I watched my gal as she walked away from me on the night that she left and drove off in her Gran Torino and left me standing in the night road all alone. I was "true and honest" to her and I waited for her to come back because she was the one who left.

I thought what we had and shared was very special and that she could never really leave me. Stupid me. I was wrong. She never came back. She just left me hanging. I then wrote the songs "The Lonely Xmas Tree" and "It's Just Another Christmas Again" posted on my "Original Songs" page.

       I thought  she was the one I could really trust that would never hurt me no matter what and she would always be there for me no matter how bad things could get. She lied to me and I found out that our relationship wasn't about "us" at all, it was only "all about her" and because of her narcissistic personality disorder she lacked empathy. She is not the person she presents herself to be. She's "not true, not honest" to you.   

       When I heard that she died I then 

avoided everyone that knew her.

I ended up moving to New York and bought a house there. In the end, everything worked out for the best!

I would never want to be stuck with a promiscuous woman that you can't trust that lies to you, that you'll always wonder where and who she's really with. "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road".

       ... and so it ends.

       When people "treat you badly", it will always be returned back to them someway later in their own life.

Deut. 32:35 ‘Vengeance is Mine, and retribution, In due time their foot will slip; For the day of their calamity is near, And the impending things are hastening upon them.

       See picture of "Stupid Me" below from 1981 that someone took that I was looking at that made me smile from that time during the  recording of my first two songs.

I was a real dumbola then.










 

I have written some of my songs from this relationship in my life. Some of them are posted on my above page called, "Original Songs”.

I call these songs, my “K” Series Of Songs". After going through all of the above memories again, I should have been named "Job" from the Holy Bible. I also wrote the song "Stupid Me" which makes a fitting ending song from this experience in my life of the "Pages Of My Memories...

The above is the "best" example where some of my songs come from. Now do the "Hokey Pokey" and turn yourself around, cos' that's what their all about!

Email: neumannjoe@yahoo.com

Joe Neumann

"About Me"

2020

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Guess who? Peek-a- boo, I see you! This is where I get to tell you about myself. I guess the moment that really encouraged me to pursue a career in music was when I was given an opportunity to perform at a beauty pageant in 1978 at the Klein Memorial Auditorium in Connecticut. I was a featured performer. This was my first really big event for me. My Mom did attend this event I was performing at. I was scheduled to only sing one song which was "Welcome To My World." I was also backed up by the orchestra band for my song. When I came out to perform with my guitar, the whole auditorium was pitch black and I couldn't see anyone at all in the audience. I could only see where I was on the stage because of a low light spot light. After I sang the song I heard a huge overwhelming applause. Then the lights went on. What a surprise! I was shocked. The whole auditorium was packed solid with people who stood up and gave me a long loud applause. I was overwhelmed. I'm glad my Mom was there. She was so proud of me.

       When I decided to put up my website, I thought it would be nice if I had "Welcome To My World" on my home page welcoming people to my website. 
       I am the youngest of my two other brothers. See picture below of my brother John singing "Your Cheating Heart" and playing guitar. Johnny Cash sounded a lot like my brother John.

 

















My Mom was the best Mom ever. See picture below of me (Joe) my Mom and my brother Steve on the right. 










We all had a very difficult time through the years. My Mom brought us up alone on her own because she was physically abused by some "thing" that was supposed to be a man and had to leave "it" for our safety and hers. If you notice I didn't designate this "thing" as a man because "it" wasn't. Never met "it", never wanted to. Anyway my Mom raised us on her own and did a great job. My Mom did have brothers and sisters who were married and doing very well in their homes but never reached out to help their own sister (my Mom). This upset me and affected me so much I even wrote a song about them called, "We Got By". My Mom and my two brothers have since passed on. I am currently working on a book about my journey through life. There were a lot of hard times and good times.

       Getting on with my story... music has always been a part of me. I could never really be "me" without music in my life. For me, without music, I would just be going through life "empty." Songs I heard and have written, weren't just songs. They had special meaning to me. Songs I wrote and Iistened to  were singing to me about my life's ups and downs. I started my musical career at the age of 11 years old in the 60’s when I was inspired by groups from the 50’s to the Beatles and Elvis.There were so many bands I have had through the years and events I have performed at  that I am only mentioning some of them and photos that I have performed at. Everything I have done with my music was important to me but this could end up being too much to talk about. The first band I ever formed was called "The Spades". I've tried for many years to try to get someone to help me with my musical career and listen to some of the songs I've written with no success. The record companies I sent my material to didn't even want to be bothered. Later I bumped into an older man named Harold. He told me, "Joe, it's not what you know... it's who you know." Harold went to a lot of  concerts where country artists were performing and had a backstage press pass to interview and photograph the artists. He use to bring me along on a lot of these events. I remember meeting the below National Recording Artists. See pictures below of Johnny Cash's brother Tommy Cash, Penny DeHaven and Dick Curless who was nice enough to let me go up on stage and perform a song.


















































A lot of the songs I have written, I wrote in my van. See picture below taken in 1980. Notice I had plenty of coffee and donuts and was comfy.











I use to drive down to the park. See park entrance photo taken below in 1980 on a stormy night I was going there to write.












I had a particular area that was always "my spot" by the water. I use to spend a lot of time there writing my songs. I really enjoyed working on my songs there on days and nights that were windy, rainy, stormy, even snowy days. That was the best relaxing time for me to write and think. I usually was the only one there. Sometimes I still go down there and I would feel right at home. Unfortunately my van is gone.

See pictures of "my spot below".




























































       I recently obtained a film copy from a TV producer friend of mine from their Backstage Archives of a 1979 TV performance I did on “Backstage” before I went into the studio for the very first time to record two of my original songs I wrote, Love’s Little Heartaches and It Can Happen Anytime Of The Day. Other original songs I performed included in this performance are: Someone Special, The Ways Of Love, Love Blues and Love’s Little Heartaches. This performance was only of me singing and playing guitar and was made prior to me forming my band. Care was taken to reproduce this performance as best possible.

There is a short 3 second visual drop out during my interview that cannot be recovered at this time but all the audio is still heard. The rest of my performance is all intact and can be found on YouTube.      

       One of my early songs I wrote in 1976 was about the games the typical boyfriend/girlfriend couple play on each other when a problem comes up in their relationship that they are willing to play on each other right to the very end of their relationship. I was aware of these games when they were happening in my relationships and would not play them. The song is on my "Original Songs Downloads" page and is called "Life Must Go On" which is about the "life" in your relationship that must go on.

       I've been getting a lot of emails about how I go about writing my songs and where the ideas of my lyrics come from and how long it takes me to write a song especially from people who are  just starting to write songs. There are many ways the idea of a song comes to me. Usually it's about a memory or experience I had and involves a lot of and feelings and sometimes my song would start to come to me by my mood which would trigger a certain way I play a chord and then my song would start to evolve from there. Best thing to do is find a place where you can think freely with no pressure. For example you can see "my spot" with the above pictures is where I went. Then just start thinking about things and start strumming some chords. You'll be amazed at what starts to develop. I would find the main idea or sound of my song and then it starts to develop with more words and chords as I continue playing. I have sometimes written a song in a day.

       My Mom told me that I was "pure" (true and honest) and when

I was born that I was born with a "veil". My Mom made a point of making sure that I was aware of this. She gave me a very old news article that she saved for me for many years about people that were born with a veil. See part of article below. Maybe this has also influenced my music and the way I write my songs.



"Time marches on, the wind blows on"

        I got on with my life and music career once all the extreme stress and confusion I had in my life was gone. It was a good feeling to be myself again and I was back and on track! "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" and "Hello Marylou". "I'm Still Standing" and it's time to Rock & Roll again!

       GOD took notice of me and blessed me and my life. I met a "good woman" that I married that was “pure”. She was “true and honest” and I had two beautiful sons with her.

       I became a full time free lance musician making "a lot" more money writing jingles for commercials, doing studio work and collaborating with other songwriters than I ever did working at my old job. I also had a Christian radio program ministry that I also produced and I have written about 12 Christian gospel songs. I have posted two of them on my "Original Songs" at the top of the page along with the original copies of these songs and chords I wrote down at that time. One is called, “ I Am Your Child”, which is a Pro-Life song about a baby in the mother’s womb talking to the mother. The other song is about Adam speaking to Eve and is called, “Adam Say Eve".

       I started another band which I continued to call Joe Neumann & the Tornadoes that I later changed to Joe Neumann & the Big Beat which has gone through many changes through the years but I always had my good friend Bucky performing with me playing drums and singing harmony. One of the nicest concerts I had the pleasure to perform at was with Bill Haley’s Comets in Fishkill, New York. The drummer is now in charge of the band because Bill Haley passed away.

I also had an audition for "America's Got Talent", and met with Simon Cowell who introduced me to a recording executive. I gave him a copy of some of my original songs on CD.

I was contacted by him and met with him at a "private" recording studio in New York to lay down some studio recordings of some of my songs. We made really good recordings. He took copies of the recordings with him and said he will be in touch.

     I then got a call from the New York studio again to work on commercial jingles. I was told that I have a unique way of writing lyrics and music.

        I like to perform mostly close by home in New York. I am currently performing at concerts and shows in the New York and Connecticut areas with my band the Big Beat. My boys 

are also performing with me. Joseph solos and plays trumpet and joins in with the playing and Patrick also solos and plays tenor saxophone and joins in with the playing. See photos below.













I’m very proud of them. They both attend College full time. Joseph is an Honors Student and is Majoring in Physics and Math. Patrick is an Honors Student and is Majoring in Marine Biology and Psychology. I wouldn’t have missed having kids for the world. They have "always" come first in my life. The worst person in the world is a "deadbeat dad". They run away and only take good care of themselves.

      


















I am working on a compilation album of all my songs and have written over 80 songs. I  have also been recording and producing my songs myself at my home studio.

       I have recently written a song 

called "Rockin' Little Mama". This song describes the "typical 50's looking and dancing gal" that is ready to roll and is a type of swing song with a touch of Jerry Lee Lewis and

rock-a-billy added. I currently have a few of my original songs available to share with you "FREE" on my album for downloading. All you have to do is go to "bandcamp.com" and put in

Joe Neumann Music in the search.

The downloads are totality free and easy to download.  

       A couple of my song commercial jingles that I have written and recorded for a couple companies during one of my sessions at the studio in New York have been aired on TV and radio. I was also introduced to Brian Setzer who happened to be there recording in one of their studios.

       I've been playing a long time now. Nothings has changed with me through the years. I never really did pay attention to time very much as it was going by. I play better and sing better. I'm a little older now but still "charming and adorable". I have some difficulty seeing peoples faces at a distance. I still think and act the same way I always have, still immature and silly which is good for us rock & rollers and oh yeah, I still gots my hair! 

       I'm really having a great time performing and doing the music which has always been a part of me that I have been doing all my life. I can't imagine not doing this in my life. Without it, I would be living a "fake life". I just wouldn't be me or living the life that's me.

       I take a break whenever possible 

while I'm working at the recording studio. I always have a lot of ideas on songs that I work on at home that I bring back with me to the studio for my own songs and for other musicians songs. I also do some guitar work and backing vocals on other musicians recording. We all got a surprise visit from Joe Walsh from the Eagles band at the studio. He invited us all to go with him out to lunch with his group and then we went with him and his group to Mohegan Sun in his tour bus for the VETS Rock Concert that he was playing at. He's a real nice guy. I met a lot of new friends with music connections and got a few invites.

Joe Walsh told me he also produces

records and knows Ringo Starr and played in his band. We all had a lot of jamming and hang out time after the show and over that whole weekend. I’ve been meeting a lot of musicians and friends since I’ve been recording at the New York studio. I’m glad I never made it big. I like to be able to go out wherever I want to and play at concerts and do shows without all the pressure.

       Our most current full 90 minute video is available on YouTube. Just enter Joe Neumann Musician on YouTube.

       I brought a copy of my friend Randy's "original" song with me to the New York studio. They liked it and bought the rights from him to present it to artists for a few thousand dollars but he still owns the song. He sure was happy. A few interesting things happening. My original songs have slowly been getting around to other agents in the music industry and I've been getting a few nibbles at a few of my songs. Especially three of them. "The Lonely Xmas Tree," and "Pour Me Another Glass Of Wine" and "It's Just Another Christmas Again" are being checked out by a few country artists. One of them I heard is Willie Nelson. 

       I have been receiving so many emails. I will eventually respond to each one individually. Here are a few responses to some emails questions I keep getting asked. I do prefer my solo performances over my full band performances because there isn’t so much pressure performing solo and they are a lot more personal and have smaller crowds. I also like playing Gretsch vintage guitars. I use a Roland GR30 guitar synthesizer when I perform and I play it live while I play my guitar. Places I like are going to vinyl record shows, guitar shows, flea markets, visiting St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York. I like plain strawberry filled donuts, and I "love" the smell of Tabu perfume from the 1950’s and I can recognize it anywhere if someone is wearing it. I have blue eyes and I’m old enough to know better. My dream night out would me being at my spot on a starlit summer night up along the shore with a warm breeze softly blowing, enjoying strawberry doughnuts with a cup of coffee.  

       I have an agent now I met at the studio in New York. He wants me to do some concerts performing "only my original songs" "Solo". He's working on some upcoming future bookings.

       My "Pages Of My Memories "solo" 

performances of only my original songs have been great! I've been meeting a lot of nice people. I also explain why I wrote each one of my songs before I play each one like "Hey Joe, I'm Joe", "Someone Special", "Summertime In Our Lives", "Lead Me On", "Your Mine", "Flowers And Letters", and "Cos' You Know". They really enjoyed my story on my song "Stupid Me", especially when I told them it's all about stupid me.

       Once in awhile I stop at "My Spot" where I wrote a lot of my songs. It brings back a lot of old memories and nice times.

       I also did a concert in New York at the Central Park Naumburg Bandshell where I debut my original songs. I met a lot of new friends and artists. I also ran into some old "close" friends. They still call me "Joey". I haven't been called that name for a long time.

       I had a great time backstage with Brian Setzer at his show at the Foxwoods Resort Casino. Glad he gave me the backstage passes.

       My agent visited me at the New York studio and gave me 4 free passes to attend the welcoming in of the New Year on a private boarding Cruise party for the Pier Pressure New York New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise. There was live bands and dancing, food, open bar. I was introduced to a lot of musicians and celebrities.

       I just finished rerecording a song of mine at the New York studio called, "Out Steppin' In My Old Blue Jeans"

  which I wrote years ago. My agent just presented it to a company that makes blue jeans that are interested in using it for a commercial.

       I'll be spending a few quiet weeks at home recording and hanging out 

and playing some of my "original songs" with an old friend of mine Tommy Cash who will be visiting me in for a few weeks. I met him in 1979. We have been friends since then for a long time. He's Johnny Cash's brother.

       I also bumped into Brian Setzer at the New York recording studio he gave me 4 backstage passes for his concert with the Stray Cats at The Rooftop at Pier 17 in New York. I've been to Brian's shows recently. It was fun backstage and watching the entire show from backstage again. Best concert ever. He gave me 3 of his guitar picks he used during his concert and then attended a really great party celebration after the concert .

       During my recording session in New York, Brian's manager told me that Brian was forced to cancel his 16TH annual Brian Setzer Orchestra "Christmas Rocks" tour because he has a severe case of "tinnitus" which is is a loud high pitched sound that is heard in your ears all the time and is caused from playing a loud guitar. Brian told me he had this problem but

I didn't know it was that bad. Since it was cancelled, all of us at the studio put together a surprise New Year's party for Brian at his house. It was a blast. Best New Year ever!

        Both of my Saturday, April 25, 2020 special "Livestream In Studio Concert Broadcast shows from New York” where I performed my “original songs". This was a “live as it happened in studio broadcast”. I had a special guest visit from Brian who showed up and performed “Lonely Summer Nights” on my 7 P.M. and 10 P.M. shows. I also invited my friend Randy to play one of his “original songs on each of my shows”. Randy is a friend of mine. I brought two of his “original songs” to the studio in New York where I work. The studio bought each of his “original songs” from him for $5,000.00 each. We added 374 new email friends to my list of email friends that requested the link so they can watch the shows from home. It was a really good fun time.

     *******Newest News*******       I am currently putting together a "Livestream Independence Day Oldies In Studio Concert Broadcast" from the studio I work at in New York with friends for Sat., July 4, 2020. I've been getting a lot of calls from my old band member friends that I played with many years ago that heard about my show that want to perform. I've been busy rehearsing with them and plan to have them on my show.

      Best, Joe Neumann

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1 Enoch 104:12...

Books will be given to the righteous and the wise to produce joy and righteousness and much wisdom.

2 Enoch 33:9...

Give them the books of the handwriting, and they will read them
and will know that I am the creator of all things, and will understand
how there is no other God but me.

2 Enoch 47:1-3...

1 And now, my children, with your minds and your hearts, mark well the words of your father, which all have come to you from the Lord's lips.
2 Take these books of your father's writing and read them.

3 For there are many books, and in them you will learn all the Lord's works, all that has been from the beginning of creation, and will be until the end of time. 

2 Enoch 54:1-2...

1 Let these books, which I have given you, be for an inheritance of your peace in that time that you do not understand things.
2 Hand them to all who want them, and instruct them, that they may
see the Lord's very great and marvelous works.

John 8:12

Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”
Luke 10:21

At that very time He rejoiced greatly in the Holy Spirit, and said, “I praise You, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants. Yes, Father, for this way was well-pleasing in Your sight.
Luke 19:40

But Jesus answered, “I tell you, if these become silent, the stones will cry out!”

Acts 1:9-11 

And after He had said these things, He was lifted up while they were looking on, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. And as they were gazing intently into the sky while He was going, behold, two men in white clothing stood beside them. They also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven.”

Revelation 1:8

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”

Psalm 138:6
For though the LORD is exalted, Yet He regards the lowly, But the haughty He knows from afar.
Matthew 5:8

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God".