Tattoos in Mayberry

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Buddy Bee Anthony

If you like rocking boats.
May I be your first mate.
My calling card is the truth in my art
Music and song is my canvas.
I sing about the human condition.
Most of us see an obstacle, a wall and honor it, reinforce it
navigate around it.
I am kvetching why the wall was ever built in the first place.
And, how can we bring it down. Reduce the wall to rubble.
We need more open spaces and fewer barriers to our vantage point which must remain
endlessly vast and in flux.
Much of the power of my music is the spectacle of it.
My artistic endeavors are fluid, and like a river
carves out new tributaries, new roads to travel.
deep, sometimes, into uncharted waters.
To exist as myth,
totem materializing into flesh.
I love and am a sucker for a catchy beat
but, that's just one piece of what art must do
Disturb, resonate discord, to loosen the arterioscloritic, jar loose and detoxify
a calcified lens.
Art stirs the pot, causing fissures on how we see the world around us,
Art rattles our illusions. Anything, through music is possible and all bets are off
performance art changes all assemblage points.
haunting calls and sudden shifts in vocal tones brings greater depth to music.
I learned my lesson long ago.
to not write commercial jingles or Christmas Songs.
That way, I'm beholden to no one. There's more than enough agenda out there already.
I have no desire to exploit, but only to share honestly the talents God's granted me.
Hire me to  entertain and perform at your next show, gig, gathering, party. I promise it to be a memorable
and meaning filled event
Don't your guests deserve more than clown twisting balloons and making funny faces.
Allow me to thrill them with something grand

Unfolding feelings you and your party may not have felt for a long time.
This is my wheelhouse.
That's what my music can do.
Original songs,
Class is in session
get ready for a course not taught in school.
I try and learn as much from you.
Let's surprise each other
Let's discover common ground
by travelling
off the beaten path.
Most of all music is fun, a break from the
ordinary. A lush island paradise alone in a sea of insipid green grass.
Let's hook this thing up
create history together
Teleport ourselves if only for an hour or two, to the Moon,then off to the heat of the Sun.

I promise my presentation won't do irreparable damage to your life management plans.
Unless you want it 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
Let's make this happen?

Buddy Bee Anthony