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 tell you only my story.
coming to grips with our human condition. Spectacle making music.
Music making spectacle. Who cares.
It's the calling of any artist worth their salt to aspire to be more than background music, merely atmospheric.
aspire to push the envelope. Sometimes enlightenment involves disturbing your audience. Often enough,, music shakes things up all by itself.
original vocal arrangements with hard hitting lyrics for me, brings greater depth to my performance.
I don't write commercial jingles. So, I'm beholden to no one. I have no urge to sell my stuff that way.God gave me this talent
so I wouldn't feel right abusing it.... I have to live with myself.. If you lower the bar on your standards too many time, your standards end up under the door in the floor.
Hire me to  entertain and perform even though my kind of spectacle doesn't dress up like a clown and do tricks with balloons. I employ other magic.
I aim to arouse something spiritually deeper. inside.
Hit you and your audience on a gutteral level.
I promise a memorable experience.
I know how to stir up feelings
you may not have felt for a long time. That's what they say. So, it might be true..
I will share original songs.
mixed with my interpretation of classics.
I am here, this is what I do
I teach a class not taught in school.
I suspect I'll learn as much from you.
We'll find common ground
Music travels
off the beaten path.
A frozen frame in time.


I offer music as respite. A lush island paradise alone in a sea of grass.
Let's hook up and
create history together
Teleport ourselves for a short time, to the Moon, Mars and Sun.

Setting it off, .
I promise I won't do irreparable damage to your life management plans.
Unless you want me to.
I seek to work with bold and imaginative teachers
to bring me into your classrooms
to share all I have to give with your students.
I follow the oral tradition.
I seek not to usurp the rules, of protocol in your classroom
I have no active designs on doing damage to your pecking or social order.
I only provide another vantage point to broaden their perspective. 
Shifting your assemblage point.

Live music does that.
It travels as
a universal language
It's ancient, tribal, stories and dance, song and chant, honoring and celebrating life.
What has divided us brings us together through music.


We'll surely discover we have more ground in common than we have canyons dividing us.
Music is my bridge to greater understanding.
Familiar sounds whispering in the wind,
a lost dialect everyone instinctually understands.
we learn to speak our mother tongue
we throught was lost to us at birth.

A syntax of tone, texture, and tempo
A Phonix of particle and waves
ancient as the Ocean, river and tide.

an ebbing and flowing hypnotic
Current and wave.
I welcome even encourage,
bold, in your face questions,
extra points for cynicism, and sarcasm.
Put me to the test.
Tell me your story.
I will listen and if you want
I can share mine best

by singing a song
directly to you.
It's revealing and good fun
to answer questions you can't really get the answers to other than with music or poetry.
Music is healing medicine for the soul.
I have found folks feel something good inside when I sing.
Until the day 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 kick the door down, rock and roll,
Along with heart wrenching blues.
My delivery connects with any audience
I might play slow ballads, or cross over styles.
Along with inventing new
styles of my own.
You know what the good stuff looks like.
I'm here, so use me.
I have been an entertainer for a long time
I'm in it for the long haul.
and I promise you and your guests are going to have an illuminating,
delightful and memorable
experience.
Let's make this happen?

Buddy Bee Anthony