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only me, only you: lyrics: blue cartoon

i could tell by your smile – you don’t see the way that i do
all this time, in your arms – you’ve been poking me, like voodoo

i can’t tell if it’s only me or only you

we got close long ago – after you stepped up to meet me
i was fine, before you came – now i need someone to keep me

if it’s you – then i have tried
if it’s me – then i can’t see it
it was you – who paralyzed
if it’s me – i can’t explain it
i can’t tell if it’s only you or only me

then something cooled, when we got close – like a freeze frame in a movie
you pulled away like sliding glass – closed your eyes, but didn’t tell me

if it’s you – then i have tried
if it’s me – i can’t explain it

bridge

if it’s you – then i have tried
if it’s me – then i can’t see it
it was you – who paralyzed
if it’s me – i can’t explain it

can’t explain

1-3-98
recorded with Blue Cartoon

A Great Big Day for Buzzie

recording drums today, for Buzzie #4

(image is of iPad as control surface using Digital Performer, cool huh?)

Yesterday I bought my first drumkit. It’s the least satisfying thousand bucks I’ve ever spent, partially because I don’t play drums, and partially because I kinda dread setting them up… but…

I now have drums!

So today I’m recording drums with my old buddy from Blue Cartoon, Barry Simon. And a couple things I won’t have to worry about today.

  1. Mics for real drums
  2. Getting good drum sounds
  3. A drummer with an attitude

I picked up a set of Roland’s V-Drums, and man have they come a long way! Now I can record Barry’s performance in both sounds and midi. Then if I want to “collective soul up” my song I can simply replace the “wilco-trapkit” with the “heavier-things-kit.” Viola!

buzzie in the studio with Barry Simon

Barry can even run the recording session with the iPad.

Let me know if you want to hear some daylies. (grin)

@jmacofearth

Buzzie – On the Inside (4 song EP) Nears June Release

buzzie-inside-cvr

1. Buzzie – On the Inside (4 song EP) is getting close. The track are as follows:

  1. Why She Appears
  2. She Comes and Goes
  3. She Said (Beatles cover)
  4. Not Alone (remixed with the Martian Dust Devils)

The first two tracks were about 90% competed for Are You Feeling Anything Yet? but had to be dropped for lack to budget. So on these tracks the old Buzzie II crew is in tact. Cotton Mather originals Dana Myzer and Wit Williams, 20/20’s Ron Flynt on bass and producer, and additional stand outs Scrappy Judd Newcomb, John Notter Thomas, Michael Ramos, Mark Hallman. The 3rd track was originally planned for a Beatle’s compilation disc that never happened. And the final track is again from Are You Feeling Anything Yet? that was remixed from the original files by the Martin Dust Devils team.

This EP should be available before the end of June. The final touches are being added now.

The cover’s Buzzie depiction was created by a 17 year-old photoshop enthusiast from Finland. [Where is Finland again?]

Stay well tuned,

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

Who I Want To Be When I Rock Out – A Buzzie Vision of Dark Pop Influences

So I have tried, or wanted to try to sound like Collective Soul my entire solo career. Probably the closest I’ve ever come was in my early band Felix Culpa.

Since Blue Cartoon I have wanted to ROCK! But somehow I keep TWANGin. It’s not a bad thing, it’s just what happens when it comes together on record.

I would like to hip you to a couple of bands I have been grooving out to, and longing to sound like, but probably won’t.

  • Silversun Pickups – Catch and Release
  • Nada Surf – The Voices
  • Ken Andrews – Alergic (an in the studio look on YouTube)
  • Band of Horses – Is There a Ghost (on YouTube)
  • Snow Patrol – Open Your Eyes (on YouTube)
  • Minus the Bear – Studio Promo (YouTube)
  • Future Clouds and Radar – The Epcot View (Robert Harrison was the primary song writer for Cotton Mather)
  • Porcupine Tree – Arriving Somewhere But Not Here
  • Sunny Day Real Estate – Television (an acoustic session on YouTube)

I think these bands and songs sort of typify the term “darker side of pop” that I use in conjunction with Buzzie. Cause I’m Pop and I’m Rock and I’m Americana and … And I want to ROCK darker!

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

You might be able to find most of these on my Blip.fm playlist.