Category Archives: live shows

For the Summer (cover) Ray LaMontagne

John McElhenney (www.buzzie.com) does a simple rendition of For the Summer by Ray LaMontagne.

“I’m falling in love with the idea of falling in love. The Ray LaMontagne song For the Summer just kicked my ass all day. I had to learn and record it. Sometimes music just touches me that way. You?” 2-17-13

Enjoy.

Buzzie

Once in a cover band on Austin’s 6th Street

Today a friend on facebook shared a link with me of our college dance band. Wow, I had no idea this stuff existed. Listening to an REM medly right now. The cassette tapes held up pretty well. Thanks to the keyboard player Karl Rehn for preserving this historical blast.

Stuck in Neutral – SOLD OUT – at Cafe Brazil (archive page)

Carnival of Sorts/Radio Free Europe – REM (mp3)

Have fun with that.

@jmacofearth

Buzzie’s “The Same Thing” from the El Ray Theater in Los Angels CA

With the encouragement of two dear friends, I have begun processing some of the video from the El Ray show, oh, a few years back. This is the first instalment. The sound is about a 6 out of 10. It was shot on the tiniest video cam I ever saw. Just a fan. He contacted me after the show and offered to send it to me from JAPAN. He did.

This is a gift back to David Bash who has been so awesome to invite Buzzie back to IPO again and again.

Here is the 2nd song in the IPO installment, “I want to know you”:

Buzzie: “I Want to Know You” Live at the El Ray from John McElhenney on Vimeo.

I wanna know you: BUZZIE from John McElhenney on Vimeo.

And also to my blip.fm friends @ladypn and @adamofdallas.

@jmacofearth
permalink: http://bit.ly/same-thing

Buzzie LOVES Robbie Rist: Mockers, Buzzie, Andersons, and Little JOHN

Robbie Rist, Cousin Oliver on the Brady Bunch - goin to the dog house

A huge shout to my brother in guitars, Robbie Rist or as we’ve known him all these years, my cousin Oliver.

The MOCKERS do Highway Star in Madrid! (Watch the man rock!)

The MOCKERS Dejame! (from the movie The Fiesta)

THE MOCKERS, Mola Guay, OK

The Mockers discography!

And to the my bandmates in 2009’s IPO Festival at the Orange County Fair Grounds – THE ANDERSONS

Robbie Rist – solo

Robbie on TV

Big John Little John

Robbie in Revenge of the Nerds PILOT

No Robbie, but how the meme grew and shrunk, here’s a Space: 1999 episode of Big John Little John

Cousin Oliver on the BRADY BUNCH – “Never trust anyone over 12!”

Robbie Rist gives information about doing voice over talent.

Nothing to do with Robbie Rist – the Simpson’s Voice Over actors without their cartoon on.

All of my love man, and until we play together again… In AUSTIN, oh, say SXSW 010 baby!

robbie rist and the andersons - she's probably with him right now

@jmacofearth
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Together it has been my pleasure to light up the amps and guitars with Robbie Rist no fewer than THREE times as BUZZIE. Here is the most recent collaboration as Buzzie at the International Pop Overthrow in Orange County this Summer, 2009.

  • Just Another Day (Video of IPO 2009 with a new demo song over the top)
  • She’s Gone (the raw footage is also on YouTube for your enjoyment)

More BUZZIE IPO 2009 Live Pics – from Jan at Psychedelic Central

Here’s the link to the Buzzie Pics on Jan’s Psych Central Myspace page where she’s got pics of tons of great musicians. I have put up screenshots of the photos here for ease of use. If you want to print or purchase (heh heh) one please connect with Jan via MySpace. And JAN, thank you very much for these!

David Bash introduces John McElhenney of Buzzie
David Bash introduces John McElhenney of Buzzie
Buzzie: Robbie Rist, Marc Joseph, John McElhenney, Derrick Anderson
Buzzie: Robbie Rist, Marc Joseph, John McElhenney, Derrick Anderson
John McElhenney of Buzzie
John McElhenney of Buzzie
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Buzzie: Robbie Rist, John McElhenney, Marc Joseph
John McElhenny of Buzzie
John McElhenny of Buzzie
Buzzie: Robbie Rist, John McElhenney
Buzzie: Robbie Rist, John McElhenney

Thank again to Jen from Psychedelic Central for these lasting shots!

@jmacofearth
permalink: http://bit.ly/buzzie-pics-2

Don’t miss the two Buzzie videos on YouTube and other services:

  • Just Another Day (Video of IPO 2009 with a new demo song over the top)
  • She’s Gone (the raw footage is also on YouTube for your enjoyment)

Three Guitars I Still Have Yet to Own

Watching a rerun of Wilco on Austin City Limits I got to see a very pretty Gibson 339 that Tweedy was playing. I longed for my Epiphone that I sold in some down moment. “Never sell a guitar.”

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Gibson 339

I don’t know why I thought this would be an interesting post. But these are pretty focused guitars. And since I ain’t buying diddly squat during these low times I guess I figured that window shopping at Musician’s friend would be fun.

Here’s a long running desire. A Paul Reed Smith. The most balanced guitar made.

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PRS - Paul Reed Smith

And finally the truly hybrid guitar by Godin. This one looks like a futuristic classical guitar but underneath are some electronics that translate guitar sounds into synthesizer sounds.

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Godin hybrid Multiac.

And so with that I will confess to having 3 of the most wonderful guitars ever made.

  • A ’72 Les Paul Standard.
  • A mid-90’s American Standard Stratocaster (clear maple finish).
  • A Taylor 614 CE Acoustic.

I am still working up to the Taylor, and I assume I will be for the rest of my playin days.

Happy Dog Days of Summer Y’all.

@jmacofearth
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Just Another Day – (Video from Buzzie’s IPO show)

My son Jason shot some video of our show at the Orange County Fair. He wasn’t so focused on the show but was making some great comments along the way. I don’t know if he was going for an art piece, but he sure got one. This was shot on a Flip video camera and edited with iMovie. Click on the image below to watch the video on YouTube.

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The Buzzie musicians are:
John McElhenney: vocals and guitar
Robbie Rist: guitar and vocals
Derrick Anderson: bass
Marc Joseph: drums

The song “Just Another Day” was written and performed by John McElhenney.
©2009 All Rights Reserved, Happy Mac Tunes (ascap).

Many thanks to David Bash and the entire staff of International Pop Overthrow.

The video is also available on

Vimeo
Yahoo
MySpace
Blip.tv

The photostream is also available on Flickr.

@jmacofearth
permalink: http://bit.ly/buzzie-live

And now by popular request is the raw footage of She’s Gone, the song behind the video, un-edited and narrated by Jason.

Vimeo
YouTube
Blip.tv
MySpace

Buzzie IPO 09 Complete Image Set

Lucky we were to have a professional photographer in the audience. Here’s the email she sent on Monday with the attached photos.

I photographed your band because of your great energy and passion for your music.  I was just compelled to!  Love the music!

Photographically and Musically Yours,
Christina Baldwin
http://www.christinabaldwinphotography.com

This photostream is also available on Flickr.

buzzie, robbie rist, marc joseph, ipo 09

buzzie, derrick anderson, ipo 09

buzzie, robbie rist, ipo 09

buzzie, robbie rist, ipo 09

buzzie, john mcelhenney, jmacofearth, ipo 09

buzzie, derrick anderson, ipo 09

buzzie, robbie rist, ipo 09

buzzie, marc joseph, ipo 09

buzzie, marc joseph, ipo 09

buzzie, john mcelhenney, jmacofearth, ipo 09

buzzie, john mcelhenney, jmacofearth, ipo 09

buzzie, derrick anderson, ipo 09

buzzie, marc joseph, ipo 09

buzzie, robbie rist, ipo 09

buzzie, marc joseph, ipo 09

buzzie, derrick anderson, ipo 09

buzzie, robbie rist, ipo 09

buzzie, john mcelhenney, jmacofearth, ipo 09

Blessings.

A short video of the show can be seen at these fine sites:

@jmacofearth
permalink: http://bit.ly/ipo-09-images-b

Buzzie’s Big Day at the Orange County SuperFair!

Lucky we were to have a professional photographer in the audience. Here’s the email she sent on Monday with the attached photos.

I photographed your band because of your great energy and passion for your music.  I was just compelled to!  Love the music!

Photographically and Musically Yours,
Christina Baldwin
http://www.christinabaldwinphotography.com

Here’s the lineup:

Buzzie-IPO-Picture-3-s

JMac on guitar and vocals.

Buzzie-IPO-Picture-12-s

Robbie Rist on lead and harmonies.

Buzzie-IPO-Picture-11s

Derrick Anderson on bass.

Buzzie-IPO-Picture-17s

Mark Joseph on drums.

More to come, but I wanted to share these immediately.

A HUGE thanks to David Bash and the IPO crew for making our 09 experience a blast!

@jmacofearth
permalink: http://bit.ly/ipo-09-images-a

The photostream is also available on Flickr.