Tattoos in Mayberry

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Buddy Bee Anthony

If you like rocking boats,which is my life's work as an artist.
I will be your ship mate with the news.
I speak your truth.
Music and song is my canvas.
I won't tell tell you every cheap love story
I will only convey my love story. My love story
communicating feelings and the human condition. The shriek. The scream
can best be told with sound, Poetry is the wheels and music is the spokes.

Music is art. And as an artist it's my duty and my calling
to push the envelope. Sometimes that means
not just to enlighten but to disturb.
I am beholden to no one. I don't write commercial jingles. I don't write songs
painting false pictures of the world around us.
When I take your stage, I speak truth to power.
I am no feel good dog or pony show.
But, I will arouse something fresh in your gut
I promise you that.
I am not trying to make everyone love me.
I am probably not for everyone.
I will stir things inside of you
that you may not have felt for a very long time
by sharing with you my vocal gifts.
I write alot of my own songs.
Some say I am a muse, some say a
student of the hard knock.
I am here to teach and to learn.
I am a class
not taught in school.
I've touched countless people with music.
Music is my release. Fun.
It's magic, spectacle.
In a sea of career minded people
on a race track in the fast lane.
My niche
is to provide a necessary distraction
levity, and a a thought provoking vantage point
I will take you on a journey a standard deviation or two from the straight line path.
I will do everything in my powers to dazzle you if just for an hour or maybe two.
Come into my world of music
create history with me.
as a co-creator. A friend and partner in musical crime
Can I transport you to the Sun, the Moon and to Mars.
Open your heart and your spirit, and we'll take off to new places.
I promise, you won't implode or burn up in the rare air.
I probably won't do irreparable damage to your life management plans.
But, if exposure to me makes you feel something wonderous
it can't be a bad thing.
I seek the bold and imaginative teachers
to allow me in into your classrooms
to share what I know with your students.
I follow the oral tradition.
I seek not to usurp the rules of the classroom
but to corrupt the confinement of the social order.
to give the best reason for students to check their coordinates.
Again, a good thing.
Together we can discover oral traditions lost.
Music and song and opens new passage ways to explore.
A fresh passport to travel.
A universal language to speak.
Let's celebrate the vibrations of sound.
Celbrate looking at life through different lenses
We can learn a great deal from what, on the surface divides us.
Give me the privilege to share with your flock.
What I've discovered.
We'll surely have more in common than we have canyons dividing us.
Music is a bridge to greater understanding.
An unspoken dialect to bring everyone closer
A universal language
Music whispers in the wind
a lost mother tongue language somehow we can speak,
a grammar we naturally understand.
The syntax of tone, texture, and tempo
As eternal as the waves of the Ocean, river and tide.

an ebbing and flowing hypnotic
Current and wave.
I might sing a few bars of a song, then stop.
My presentation asks then answers bigger questions
I welcome even encourage,
bold, in your face sarcasm.
Put me to the test.
Tell me your story.
I will tell you mine.

If there's an awkward moment
a lull in conversation,
or I suspect I'm losing you singing a slow love ballad..
I might suddently change the tempo or even the song.
To make it more relevant.
When I'm pitching, I want you catching.
I'm comfortable talking with my audience
or I may free associate with music
Grabbing and keeping your attention, through spectacle,
and comedy..
by singing a song
directly to you. It's all in good fun.
it can be cathartic to sing about
topics we might not be able to talk about in polite conversation.
Music is good medicine.
I have found folks feel something good inside when I sing.
Until that changes,I'll keep singing.
As a songwriter and poet. I can do off the cuff material.
to shock, awe and amaze any audience of friends.
I enjoy sharing traditional music, country, as well as regional Folk songs.
I've also written and can share powerful protest marching songs.
Or play and sing rock and roll,
Along with the blues.
For a warm up we can pick each other's brains
with a question answer session.
I involve my audience, playing slow ballads, or cross over styles.
Along with inventing a few
styles of my own.
Use me.
Live a little.
You know what the good stuff looks like.
Plain talk, you and your guests, are going to have a memorable
and wonder filled
grand old time.
Let's find a way to make this happen.

Buddy Bee Anthony