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So, this is the second song I wrote during the Song Challenge time window.... The first, Christmas Without You was Pat's idea, and this one is mine. Pat and I did the writing on both.

Merry Christmas From Kandahar

I spent quite a bit of time on this, and have put together a video as well. Some info on the video. My Nephew, Sgt Kris Huff supplied many of the pics in this, so you'll get to see him and his wife (and dog. The second verse has pictures from my childhood, including me and my little brother as well as mom and dad.

Video for Kandahar

The tracks are:

Drums Real drums nashville outlaw 10 snare ride
Bass 519
Electric guitar 1705 (comped from 3 tracks)
B3 686
Piano 1729
Acoustic guitar 2 tracks of Taylor recorded live
5 vocal tracks of 3 lead/layer and 2 harmony


Enjoy....and be sure to hit both versions...audio and video.

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Absolutely awesome. First class on the video, melody and lyrics. Well done...


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Love it brutha, right on....

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Herb,
Great song and video. Really takes me back. You nailed it.
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Scott, Ace, Space: Thanks...

just thinking back to what it was like being on duty and not able to go home to family at Christmas while in the USMC.

Glad you all liked the song.


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Herb, The song is very well written and very well sung. The audio and video production are very well done. This is a great tribute to our troops so far from home. Thanks for coming up with the idea and following through. Tom

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SUPER!!

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Herb:

Good song and video. A nice idea that is carried through very well.

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Hi Herb,
Originally Posted By: tommyad
The song is very well written and very well sung. The audio and video production are very well done.


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I think it's great Herb. Spot on.

Love the song and the video.

Well done.

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Herb,

A good write. Nice production and mix. One of your best.

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Hi, Herb !

Joining in your wish
for peace on earth !!
I also liked both video and
audio. You sure had put in
a lot of work on this one !
Great !:))


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Checking in to see what's new.... wow... thanks for listening to everyone....

This was a labor of love and much time was spent getting this together.

Again, thanks for listening and watching the video.

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Herb,

Very well written song. Really touched my heart. I think this is a favorite one of yours for me. Thanks for sharing it!

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Steve,

Thanks. I'm glad you liked it.

I certainly enjoyed writing this.


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Beautifully done contemporary christmas song. Thanks for that one Herb.

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Sure thing Rich Mac.... my pleasure.


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Nice man. Very clean mix and a fine arrangement. And the vid is icing on the cake. It works very well.

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Janice & Bud.... Thanks.... glad you could drop in and enjoy that.


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Herb,

Great song. Great video. Great job!

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