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Buddy Bee Anthony

 My stage name is Buddy Bee Anthony.
One of my recent goals has been to translate
my musical messages into spoken word poetry
reciting poetry involves acting, using vocal cues for effect,
somewhat different than singing
Since, singing and speaking are different methods to communicate thought
I employ both music and poetry as a vehicle to communicate.
Which has led me to another move forward
in my artistic pursuit, writing short stories.
Mainly non-fiction. I might stray into fiction when
changing the names and relationships
I have with my
characters in order to tell the story.

As a musical entertainer,I have a vast repetoire
of my own work to draw from as well as other artists,
I add my own personal touch to any song I do.
My bread and butter is writing, playing
and singing.
and performing my own songs.
I am a professional entertainer,
a working artist.
This is my gift, my plan A,
my calling
and I'm in it for the long haul.
folks enjoy what I do so I keep doing it.
paid or unpaid my audience is a smaller representation
of a wider audience.
Tip money is a great barometer of how you would fare
with a concert hall. By getting out there,
I remind the world
of our value to society.
Merchants and minstrals have symbiotically, co-existed.
working alongside each other,successfully for aeons.
This is a vital, historical link
which mustn't be severed.
If you've heard me work, either on the street
or any other venues, you know musically
I go for it. Sometimes, I get into my zone and
bring along my listeners to a higher place.
There is too much subtlety in musical circles today.
Subtlety isn't my strong suit.
I am not trying to win all the critics over.
To appeal to every musical taste.
Still, my batting average continues to improve
every time I get up to the plate.
You might ask why
would you care to be exposed to my work.
Listen to five minutes of my work
and you be the judge of it. 
My artistic vantage point is all my own.
reflecting back a mirror image to you
how I perceive the world around me.
I connect to the universe with
my heart light,
through the music.

I aim to reach maximum impact
hitting your senses right now.
using my vocal musical gifts.
When I turn on the juice it's
You will know you witnessed a spectacle of sound
you won't soon see again.
Plainly speaking,
I am not to be missed.
when folks see me live,
they often ask why I'm not touring,
why I'm not famous?
If you seek to hear only music from the famous
then flip on your radio.
There's plenty of songs played over
and over again, you can listen to.
So, you can hire me. I travel
if expenses are covered.
I am available for school groups
business presentations
questions and and answer periods
Seminars, parties, etc.
If you want something, living, uncensored
fresh and original, hand me the microphone.
I employ the streets as a laboratory
It's a living, impromtu, experiment to find out
what works and what doesn't
The streets are a perfect non-biased laboratory where my listeners
aren't nailed in their chairs to hear me.
I have discovered the best unbiased, feedback comes from strangers
rather than friends lounging in the studio.
     A partial selection,of my work is on a poetry site.
I stamp my vocal and lyrical signature, on everything I do.
In addition, Children, dogs, and cats also love my work.
A good deal of it rhymes.
However , just to spin a trick on the universe,
I'd like to release
a grand piece of work, a hit song, 
without a a stitch of rhyme in it.
I have put out two albums. C.D's.
They were spaced apart by 14 years.
No point in recording before it's time.
As a non-conformist,
I won't save the Mountain Gorilla or the whales with my music.
I veer widely away from writing religious hymns.
I have compassion for many fine causes,
just don't ask me
to write or perform agenda to promote them.
What I will do is make music fun by
rocking your socks off, putting you in a trance,
immersing you in meaningful afterglow
taking you deep into my zone.
I am very loud and proud.
and I shall continue to surprise, awe and amaze
some pretty tough critics.
Like the town crier of old, I sing the news.
I have been told you can hear me singing
several blocks away on the street,
I don't need nor use a microphone outside.
There is alot of racket on the streets.
so my' street' voice must carry
to accomodate the cacophany of sound around me
and trust me, it does..
Besides, why shouldn't folks hear music.
My skills were never meant to be locked away in some
auditorium for just those who can afford a ticket to enjoy. 
I don't like being assigned the term musician
Since musician sounds frightenly too close like
prohibition or politician...
I am not promising anything other than
I am not trying to save the planet.
I am simply doing what I was put on earth to do.
It's my gift, giving my musical talent back to you.
I feel,that's a good start.  ,
I have grown into my musical influences, and
admire many artists. But, I concentrate on
and am mostly immersed in my own music
so I don't really have all that much time to follow what
other musical performers are up to. That said,
There's a slew of folks who've influenced me
who I've enjoyed and studied,
from a professional, performance artist's perspective.
Some, whose names
you might not know,
some I can't recall. 
There is of course, the usual suspects.
Johnny Cash, Prince, Michael Jackson,
Niel Young, Glenn Campbell, Bonnie Raitt,
Lyle Lovett, Barry White. Hank Sr. The Stones.
I greatly appreciate, and enjoy
performing country western music in that it can really tell a story..
It's a challenge for me to find new styles to enthrall the listener.
I assult my audience with sound, it's unexpected,,
and it's wonderous. I am an awesome specialist.
steeping you in meaning and musical force, with a twist.
I've drifted from primarily being a musical story teller, into poetry
acquiring new ideas and then,
smoothing out the rough edges, which is how many songs are written.
Some of my work has actually come to me telepathically.
That may sound strange, but, I have woken up, from a dream and written down complete
songs finished in my head.
When you make a decision to completely immerse yourself
in something, I believe the powers of the universe come to assist you.
I have a growing, ballad, pop, folk song, blues,
and rock song repetroire. I am recognized on the street
and every time I play my following grows.
Street music works to sharpen my craft, since
my audience is random, not nailed in their seats to see me.
I get all manner of visceral human response.
Mostly, I soothe folks. Maybe I can make your day special.

I can travel to you to entertain your friends, class, party
lyceum,birthday party, gathering
to entertain your guests.
sing, read poetry, mingle, listen, question, answer sessions,
discuss process.
You will be very pleased
as my performance art will exceed all your expectations,

Buddy Bee Anthony