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New Radiohead Video: Last Flowers (cover) by Buzzie

So putting music on YouTube is like, part of the global plan for everyone. Fans make videos to their favorite songs, people post complete tracks with the album cover as the entire show. So, how do we get our music up to YouTube without being really boring?

This song Last Flowers (on the way to the hospital) was an unfinished Radiohead song from The Bends era. It showed up on the In Rainbows (bonus tracks). It kicked my ass and I called Ron and asked if he would help me. The entire thing was done in a matter of hours in Ron’s studio. I retracked the vocals in the living room of my house, in the closing days of my marriage. Not to be dramatic, but this song sort of captures the whole thing for me.

Watch directly on YouTube: Last Flowers (radiohead) by Buzzie  © 2012 Happy Mac Tunes (ASCAP)

My dear friend and music producer Ron Flynt held down all the instrument duties and let me focus on the non-autotuned vocal. It’s in the push and effort that the soul of the music is discovered. This is raw and unpolished for a reason.

And if that weren’t cool enough, I got this email last week from ESC, a German label that is putting a Radiohead Compilation together:

 

Germany's ESC asks for the Buzzie version of Last Flowers for May Release
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Rock on!

Thanks,

@jmacofearth (also seen on Google+: jmacofearth)

 

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

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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.