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On The Radio During the Divorce

The Head Radio Tribute CD has been a nice awakening of just how powerful the In Rainbows disc was to me during my recent divorce. The cover of Last Flowers was a less than hopeful play to get my leaving lover to reconsider her decision. I’m sure she heard it, once. She never commented on it.

As a gift and continued appreciation for Radiohead and ESC the publishers of the Head Radio CD, here is another Radiohead cover:

Standing Nude a Radiohead cover from the In Rainbows disc.

And click the image below for a link to the Head Radio Tribute. An amazing disc to be considered.

Buzzie on Radiohead Tribute from Germany: Head Radio

SEE: HEAD RADIO on iTunes.

Buzzie

Radiohead Head Radio – A JAZZ Tribute

Screen Shot 2015-06-12 at 11.06.18 AMclick to view in iTunes

To say I was surprised when the iTunes account listed the Radiohead tribute as JAZZ is an understatement. When I then listened to the other tracks, the inclusion of Buzzie is even that much more amazing. Most of these are really jazz variations and interpretations of Radiohead themes more than the songs.

And Buzzie’s “Last Flowers (on the way to the hospital) is the closing track of the 2-cd collection. An honorable position for sure. And when you listen to the other tracks you’ll understand why I wasn’t first. Or even first on the 2nd CD. The Buzzie track is the only song on the record that is really a cover version. The other song would mostly be unidentifiable as Radiohead.

Well, thank you ESC! I am honored.

Buzzie

SEE: HEAD RADIO on iTunes.

Royalties are Rolling In

CD Baby Pays Buzzie for 3 Months
Contribute to the cause, click to see Buzzie in iTunes

So at .90 per track, the royalty rate for an indie artist with 30 or so songs on iTunes, is probably less than a dime a download.

That’s a hard way to make a living unless your Katy Perry or Radiohead.

But what it does show to me, at least, is that Buzzie is selling to someone. The tracks ARE being found and bought. I need about 100x the royalty to make some real difference in my lifestyle. Hmm.. Maybe getting those two new CDs out is worth it.

Buzzie

iTunes has BUZZIE:

Shooting Beer Cans Off the Buddha – 2011
Are You Feeling Anything Yet – 2002
Diablo del Soul – 2000

 

Inside You (lyrics video) by Buzzie / with 2 Alt Versions

This song was imagined as a love song sounding directly inside the head of my listener through their headphones. When I wrote it, the iPod didn’t exist yet. Now the song makes even more sense, as headphones are probably to the most common way that people listen to music. And now my idea is complete. Listen to this song with headphones. Let the chorus wash in the space between your ears.

Watch this video directly on YouTube: Inside You by Buzzie

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As an example of songwriting in motion, here is the original version, I recorded in my home studio. The song was practically written by the lush reverb effect that bounces around in your head.

Watch this video directly on YouTube: Inside You by John McElhenney

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And here is the Blue Cartoon version. Notice the subtle lyric changes.

Watch this video directly on YouTube: Inside You by Blue Cartoon

It is fun to hear all three versions again. Each one has it’s own vibe. Thanks to my mates in Blue Cartoon for allowing me to republish this song.

Namasté,

@jmacofearth (also seen on Google+: jmacofearth)
permalink: http://blog.buzzie.com/archives/inside-you

Here is the Buzzie Video Playlist on YouTube if you want more.

Other buzzie links of interest:

disappear by buzzie – saddest song I’ve even written

So why not set it to the longing and fantastical beauty of Victoria’s Secret models? Buzzie’s Disappear.

Watch this video directly off Vimeo: Disappear by Buzzie

This take was a single pass with two mics. I have often tried to better the performance, but this captures the fragility of the moment and the feeling of loss and hope at the same time. At least the singer/writer is still alive to sing the song. In the end it is triumphant. Or will be, when the singer is in a different place.

This song is from the forthcoming release, “Admitting There’s a Problem.”

Namasté,

@jmacofearth (also seen on Google+: jmacofearth)
permalink: http://blog.buzzie.com/archives/disappear

Here is the Buzzie Video Playlist on YouTube if you want more.

Other buzzie links of interest:

99 Days – Buzzie – Official Music Video

A Fan Video of 99 Days from the Buzzie CD, Are You Feeling Anything Yet.

99 Days – Buzzie from John McElhenney on Vimeo.

Watch directly on Vimeo: 99 Days from Buzzie

Namasté,

@jmacofearth (also seen on Google+: jmacofearth)
permalink: http://blog.buzzie.com/archives/99-days

Here is the Buzzie Video Playlist on YouTube if you want more.

Other buzzie links of interest:

Buzzie Loves Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers – VAN SESSIONS

www.nickibluhm.com (highly recommended)

I Can't Go For That - Hall & Oats cover, by Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers

Wow. Not very often you are blown away by a music video. Maybe it’s a crush on the lead singer, but I think it’s the whole presentation. A great song. (Just how I’m feeling right now.) Wonderful harmonies. And the sly joy of knowing they are doing something bad ass.

Watch directly on YouTube:  I Can’t Go For That (Hall & Oats Cover) Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers

And two more Van Sessions classics:Bobby McFerrin’s Don’t Worry Be Happy and Linda Ronstadt’s You’re No Good

And here’s an original, that really shows Nicki’s range and rocker/hippie chickness.

Watch directly on YouTube: Jetplane by Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers
@jmacofearth (also seen on Google+: jmacofearth)
permalink:  http://blog.buzzie.com/archives/buzzie-loves-nicki

Here is the Buzzie Video Playlist on YouTube if you want more.

Other buzzie links of interest:

Buzzie Loves WILCO

Holy crap! I’ve been a little slow on the uptake for Wilco’s new CD.

Here’s a cut from their David Letterman appearance where they show the power that they wield. Notice Wilco go from a band with almost no guitar sounds, even the guitarist is messing with Radiohead-ish effects. We have two full-time keyboardists, Tweedy with no guitar… and by the end of the song we have three guitarists and a bass player rocking hard.

All I could say after this one was WOW!

Watch directly on YouTube: Wilco’s The Art of Almost

And also from the Letterman show, this rocker that has a real Joe Jackson/Elvis Costello feel. I Might.

watch directly on YouTube: Wilco’s I Might

Brilliant. Some of the best music today. Tweedy and company truly cutting their own path, and doing it well.

@jmacofearth (also seen on Google+: jmacofearth)
permalink:  http://blog.buzzie.com/archives/buzzie-loves-wilco

Here is the Buzzie Video Playlist on YouTube if you want more.

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