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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

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buzzie, john mcelhenney, jmacofearth, ipo 09

buzzie, derrick anderson, ipo 09

buzzie, robbie rist, ipo 09

buzzie, marc joseph, ipo 09

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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
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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:

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JMac on guitar and vocals.

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Robbie Rist on lead and harmonies.

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Derrick Anderson on bass.

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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.

Here We Come Hollywood – Burnin and Printin for IPO 2009

It was a wonderful day. The skies finally opened up around 5pm and rain fell and kept on falling on the straw of our yard and steamed up the streets. Central Texas took a welcome drink of rain.

Inside the Mac compound I was hard at work manufacturing Buzzie CD-Rs for the show on Sunday.

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Not a lot of practicing today, as I wanted, but there’s time for that in Cali. 😉

And Monday my son called me on the phone to ask, “How many people are your band, Dad?”

He was quite proud when I came home and he showed me his Buzzie Tower Stage!

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And with that, I’m pretty much ready to go. Except I haven’t packed a thing and I fly out tomorrow at 7:40. Oh well, there’ll be time to rest at the hotel. Always time to rest at the hotel.

@jmacofearth
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Preppin for the Summer of 09 “Tour”: Makin Set Lists, Stringin Guitars, Blisters On My Fingers

It’s officially June and Buzzie’s CA gig is on July 26th. Plenty of time to get ready. But something is resisting.

Today I worked the set list for the show. [Still confirming with Robbie Rist about assembling a snap-crackle-pop band for the show.] It will be fun to do a rockin song from the 2nd Blue Cartoon CD, “Only Me, Only You.” I haven’t played that song since I left the band. wOOt! And another song that Blue Cartoon played for a while but never made it on to a CD, “If There’s Time.”

Much work to do.

Plane tickets seemed quite cheap last time I checked. Probably time to make the reservations. The hotel is actually going to be the big cost. I won’t really need to rent a car if I stay at the Orchid Suites. But I might need one, since my show is in Orange County.

I’ve got an old band mate and best friend out there, but not sure if I want to sleep over and then rent a car. They’ve got twin girls, probably in the 3ish range. And from my buddy’s response, they’re a bit overwhelmed. I asked him to sit in on a song or two. And he didn’t have the time. Oh well. Probably better to leave them be and do the Orchid. And get a car for the morning of the Orange County show. Just thinking things through. You can hear some songs from my pre-Blue Cartoon-era with John Bergquist in a band called Felix Culpa.

And then there’s the question of how long to stay. Each night equivalent to another plane ticket. Jeesh!

But the news is: I’M GOING. And today I decided to take the Les Paul rather than the Strat. Less opportunities to mess with the tone on the Strat. I’ve been know to whack the pickup selector in a strumming frenzy and then have a hard time finding the stroke to flip it back. And since I’ll be doin a backline amp, the last thing I need is to be tweaky with my tone. So set the Les Paul and leave it. Three tones. All tone and volume knobs UP, all the way UP. Down = bright, Middle = full, Up = Heavy.

Set it and forget it. In practicing today I was messing around with the Strat and it came to me, “I don’t even want to think about it.” One less thing to worry about.

Now I just need a band and a place to stay. And I’m already “in waitin” for it. Power Pop Mecca.

It’s a brilliant summer already. “Time Stand Still!”

@jmacofearth
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It’s Official: Buzzie Playing International Pop Overthrow LA – July 26, 2009

Buzzie wishes to thank David Bash for giving us another prime spot on his IPO Tour. Buzzie will be playing the Orange County Fair 2009 on Sunday afternoon, July 26th at 12:30 SHARP!

Orange Country Fair - 2009
Orange Country Fair - 2009

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