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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

My wonderful, longtime friend Andrea Baskin released her new book - "Darkness and Revenge - The Puppetmaster's Game"!

Just in time for this past Halloween...My wonderful, longtime friend Andrea Baskin released her new book - "Darkness and Revenge - The Puppetmaster's Game" online...

Andrea hails from Serbia..and is now living in Germany...She has written several books in her native language of Serbian...and this will be her first release in English....
She does PR for the Serbian Rock band Hype! and is such an incredible, warm, caring and gifted, artistic person.
Wearing many hats....she is a writer, lyricist, public relations expert, name a few...she also works with many charities..and is the ultimate "giver"...always going out of her way to help everyone...

I had the pleasure...and honor of being involved in this project...proofreading and revising (something maybe some of you may not know that I do)...and I will tell's an awesome read! 
Such a well written story and an "edge of your seat", spooky, thriller!

"A love triangle intercepted by the fight between Good and Evil. A girl with a lost identity. A world where emotions play a big role, but life is not as it seems. A game."

"Like" the Official Facebook page for the book...

Visit Andrea Baskin's Facebook page here...
Follow Andrea on Twitter...

Please join the Facebook event here...invite your friends and share it on FB and across your social networks...
Darkness and Revenge - The Puppetmaster's Game

Supporting the arts and all artists... of any kind is so very important...especially those that are self financed, and please pick up a copy of the book....

Here is a list of links where you can find and download the book 
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Darkness and Revenge-The Puppetmaster's Game - Cover Art by Verica- Alzheimer

Cover Art by: Verica Alzheimer - VAlzheimer Studio -
Proofread & Revised by: Joe Gande
Illustrations by: Relja Antonić
Editing & Design: Radoslav Slavnić

Darkness and Revenge-The Puppetmaster's Game-Illustration by Relja Antonić

Thank you all so much for reading and for subscribing to my blog....
Work on my upcoming cookbook is still ongoing and I will keep you all posted as things progress and about  a release date....
And new music is also in the works! please stay tuned and keep checking back here for more this has become my Official website for now...until a new dot com will be ready....
Have an awesome week everyone!!
Grazie Mille!!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Joe Gande's "Godsend" on the Soupy Gato Show!

Joe Gande's "Godsend" on The Soupy Gato Show!!
The SoupyGato Show is a crazy, humble weekly music PodCast for All Styles Of Music From All Over the World. New shows each Thursday...
 I first met Daniel J. Harris aka SoupyGato years ago on the old Myspace and he played my music on a few of his podcasts...He recently has moved from the US over to Holland and after a brief hiatus, has gotten his shows back up and running again full steam and we recently reconnected over on Facebook and through email...
Daniel has been a great friend of mine and my music and has done so much for Indie Music and musicians over the years...and well... his podcasts are AWESOME! please check it out and support his shows when you can...He always has such a great eclectic mix of artists and music styles and bands in his playlists....
Thank you,

450 The SoupyGato 3 Hour Show
Kissin’ Black ~ Heart Over Head
Ashbury Keys ~ Lonely Sunday
The Great Escape ~ Rebel
Todd Snider ~ The Ballad Of The Kingsman
Stud ~ Raise Your Fists
Joy Collins ~ It Ain’t Just Music
Stop Press ~ Somewhere Far
Joe Gande ~ Godsend
Dream Aria ~ Carnival Of Souls
Sleeze ~ Techno
Bureau Bizar ~ Hvorfor
Ron Ireland ~ Crazy Boy
Little Stevie & The FatRatz ~ They Won’t Come Around Here
The Cornlious Crane ~ Soul In The Lightening
The Outskirts ~ Renata Renata
Bright Blue Gorilla ~ Wings Of You
Billy Evens ~ I Can Feel You Close
Le Poissen ~ Waves
The Dead Brothers ~ So Wars, So Ists Und So Wirds Bleiben
Hard Logic ~ Drainfunk
Federico ~ One Taste
Snowy Shaw ~ Thyphon
Babilonci ~ Tri Cicka U Kosi
Origami Arkita ~ Det Syng For Storgut
Sand Timer ~ Ouroborous
Tolerance ~ The Greatest Plan (When Time Stops)

#podcast #radioshow #radio #soupygato

Tune in here to listen...

Be sure to check out the SoupyGato Facebook page and give it a "Like" here....
Contact Daniel J Harris...

Friday, October 17, 2014

Joe Gande music featured on DJ Gord's "Bendin' The Rulez" Radio Show

Joe Gande music featured on DJ Gord's "Bendin' The Rulez" Radio Show on 
Friday October 17 at 9-11pm EST
A huge thank you to Gordon Wesley Moore & Mel Mysteria!

Please tune in to listen here -

Here are the artists featured on this week's show...

Allen Vega
Rick Steed
The Idol Dead
Larry Rust
Al Stone
Dont Panic
Throne of Vengeance
Gregory Boyce Halls
Dean Ray
Steven Jackson
Dani-Lynn Trentham
Joe Gande
Within Reason
Broken Romeo
Kevin B Klein
Made in Canada Gordon Wesley Moore
Todd Norris
7 Roads South
Sal Piamonte
Chicago Bob Hess
Kevin DeHond  


                                                Tune in Friday nights from 9-11pm EST

Tuesday, July 15, 2014



Being  a longtime New Yorker and lifelong, diehard New York Yankee fan, this really hit I thought I'd share...hope you all may be able to relate in some way and enjoy...

After 20 years, Derek Jeter will be hanging up his hat and retiring from baseball at the end of this season.

I still can't see even watching or going to the Bronx to see a game without him being there...
No one was more hard working, down to earth and a class awesome rode inspiring.... a true sports hero....and legend....
Baseball will not be the same...and will surely miss him...
No matter who you follow in sports...what sport you like...what team is your favorite...Derek Jeter was respected by all...even his baseball enemies loved him...his "haters"....all opposing fans and players...and many people who don't even care for baseball very much....something so hard to do and to find in todays world....and old fashioned baseball old soul who played baseball the way it supposed to be played...and carried himself with class, spoke with eloquence and warmth...showed true strength of character no matter what the situation...and treated all kindly....
He transcended sports really... and truly was inspiring to so many around the world....

The word and meaning of the word "respect" is also often lost and seems so often forgotten sometimes these days in peoples day to day lives and in society.....When I was growing was so very important...and one of the words to live by...a "knights code" so to speak...and the way to handle yourself and others in all things in life.....

Tonight will be Jeter's 14th & last All-Star Game. 
In honor of his incredible career, Nike Air Jordan has released this moving commercial tribute...

#RE2SPECT #DerekJeter #AllStarGame #NewYorkCity #NYC #Yankees #Respect #MLB #baseball

Direct Link-

Friday, May 23, 2014

Zucchini & Tortellini Soup

A little late dinner...homemade Zucchini & Tortellini soup...zuppa di zucchini e tortellini...and nice crust of Italian bread & a glass of wine....

As many of you may know...I love soups....and zucchini soup is one of my favorites.
I make it in many different versions....some of which will be in my upcoming cookbook...

Hope you all had an awesome Friday & enjoy a very Happy Memorial Day weekend! 
Buon Venerdi a tutti! 

Monday, May 5, 2014

New Joe Gande video edits by the awesome video editor/producer Hagit Kastel!

With all it's madness....the online world can be such a wonderful place....that's for sure....

I recently met a wonderful, kind and very talented professional video editor/producer from Israel...
Hagit Kastel, through an awesome new friend...musician, Pip Reynolds....both of whom I met over on the video contest website a short time ago...

                                                                     Hagit Kastel

Hagit has made me a few new video edits of some of my youtube videos that are already out there...and they came out so awesome! Her work is top notch and so very creative!

Please check them all out when you get a chance everyone...and let me know what you think...
And please "Like", comment and share across your social networks if you'd like....

Also, head over to her Youtube channel to subscribe and comment...and to see some of her other awesome creations she has done for other artists as well...they are very cool!!!
You can watch and vote for Hagit's work also here

Hagit will be doing a brand new video of a song from my CD that does not have one yet...
It will hopefully be available soon...
I will post it here in this post as an update as soon as keep an eye out for it! :)

The vids..... 

The first two videos are of my song "Can't See My Life"......

"Shelter Me"

"Hang Around With You"

Thanks so much for reading....I hope you enjoyed this post :)
Make sure to remember to subscribe to my blog here and to leave your thoughts and comments below :)

Grazie Mille per tutto!!!
Buon Lunedi a tutti!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

The sauce is on...a nice glass of wine & antipasto...Saint Pope John Paul's an awesome day!

The sauce is on...a nice glass of wine &'s an awesome day!

I watched the historical and unprecedented, canonization of Pope John Paul II in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City this morning...and was re-watching it now online....

I got to see him back many years ago in NYC...Once as his motorcade passed by my E61st St apt as they were coming off the Queensborough bridge...and also in Central Park as he visited and held Mass....It was an event that was truly awe inspiring....

My Mom has always loved this man as well...and always mentions him and has always prayed to him over the years...His photo is by her bed :)

I bought her a wonderful book about his life as a Christmas Present a few years ago too...which I also I thought I would do this post for those that might enjoy it....

Hope you're all having a beautiful Sunday! Buona Domenica!



Read more about it here ....

Watch the live stream here...

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Tonight's orecchiette con spinaci e funghi e parmigiano reggiano

Been working on my cookbook
It's coming along...adding a lot of personal stories and anecdotes...
This is tonight's orecchiette con spinaci e funghi e parmigiano reggiano,
Orecchiette pasta with Spinach, Mushrooms and a white sauce with Parmesan cheese....
Buon Giovedi a tutti!
Hope you all had an awesome day!

Would you like to see this recipe in my cookbook? Please let me know in the comments or by email and also let me know any other dishes you would like to have featured in the book...

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Need your vote! Just 2 days left for the Kick Starter Song Contest! Please read...

Hi everybody, 
I need a bit of a favor if I may ask? 
I am currently in this little music contest for best song on this fairly new website I found recently - the Kick Starter Song Contest...and there is just under 2 days left.... 

I went there to help out some artist friends of mine with votes and ended up making a page there at the beginning of February...I did not promote this for most of the month as I knew we were all burnt out by all the voting from But now...with only just under 2 days left...I am only 4 votes behind first place at the I really need a little push to get the win... :)

If any of you may have the time to take a few minutes to do this and vote for me and comment there, I'd really appreciate it very much! :) 
I know.... some of you are saying...oh no! no more voting! :) LOLOLOL 
But this is a one time vote it's very easy compared to the ArtistSignal Contest that we were in and won back in the 

To all my fellow artist friends that are on this ituneyouin website...I have found and connected and voted for all of you there! 

This is info from the site - 

"This contest is all about kick starting your music career. The person who has the most votes, likes & comments wins the contest. 
The winner of this contest will receive $200 in cash & another $1700 if you accumulate 100 likes, votes, comments & have liked the ituneyouin facebook fan page."


Here's how to vote-

Sign up - You go to the website and sign up/login (there is no spam so no worries) 
FIll out the quick form...Name, email address, password you'd like to use, location, checkbox for terms & conditions...add any profile pic you'd like

Confirm - They will send you confirmation emails-
You get 2 emails...the first one is a welcome to the site...and the second is a the confirmation email and  it sometimes takes please be patient if you can lol and keep checking your inbox for it)

Login- Click the link in the email to login to the site and then go to my entry in the contest by clicking the link I have it my be difficult to find it there...

My contest entry for best song - 'Can't See My Life"...
Go to this link -
You Vote by clicking the red, "Vote for this Entry" button
then...Click both "Like" buttons under the song
And...Leave a comment...

To checkout and "Like" the ituneyouin Facebook page go here-

Even if you just click vote and have no time for the other stuff that would be great! ;)

Also...the Administrator of the site  informed me today that each IP address(household) is allowed 3 profiles signed up to if you can do it for your family, friends etc....that would be AWESOME!!!

Thank you all so much for your love, friendship and awesome support! 
And thank you for subscribing to my blog and for reading....
Hope you all enjoyed an awesome Sunday! 
Buona Domenica a tutti!!
Grazie Mille!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Happy World Nutella Day!

Snowed in w/ my jar of Nutella  LOL Happy World Nutella Day!  Buon Mercoledi a tutti! Love, Joe #nutelladay 


Thursday, January 16, 2014

Chicken sausage and peppers w/ potatoes and olives...

Threw together a mess of chicken sausage & peppers w/ potatoes and olives and a few onions and carrots...Roasted in the oven...
Man, the house smells good!
Hope you all had a great day! Buon Giovedi a tutti!

Chicken Sausage and Peppers
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