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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

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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
Picture 48
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!

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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)

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.

Picture 2

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.

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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:

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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!”

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Buzzie Loves the Masticators: Robbie Rist, Severo, Lisa Mychols and P McGrath

The Masticators doing Radio Police
The Masticators doing Radio Police

In 2000 the Masticators backed Buzzie at IPO. What a gang. Here’s their trip fantastic with cameos from many IPO celebrities. At least in our own minds. Radio Police by the Masticators

And one more hit by Lisa Mychols doing, “Gonna Get That Boy.”

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