On a business trip to Chicago a few years back, I had a riff that was sticking in my head from the start of my trip. I was only going to be in Chicago for about 4 days. I’ll tell you something about the windy city, there are plenty of cool blues and jazz clubs that you have to go to, to immerse yourself in the flavor of the city. I was privileged and able to go to just 2 in my 4 day stay. The first one is called B.L.U.E.S., in which is a small club with a tiny intimate stage that packs them in nightly to hear some real great players. Lot’s of local musicians play there as well as some up and coming newbies – don’t miss that club. Another club I was able to check out was Rosa’s Lounge in which , I thought was blues at it’s best. There is so many other clubs I would liked to have visited–but alas 4 days and on a business trip, I just could not do it, as they say it, “there’s always next time”. Well back to the riff in my head. As said, the whole trip and my club hopping brought me around to thinking how I can tie this riff into a song. So with the riff in my head, I wanted to get back home to my studio to see what I could work out. Wait a second – if I have a riff, what about some lyric’s? My trip to Chicago was coming to an end and I summoned up an Uber on my Iphone to take me back to the airport and home. The Uber picked me up and we proceeded to drive through town and onto the freeway towards Midway airport. Then I saw it – First one billboard than another ” Pink Monkey” it was a strip club – I fell in love!!!!!  (not only with the strip club by the name Pink Monkey)19740099808_07bae95806

Now I got my inspiration mojo to start feverishly writing. I grabbed a pen and a piece of paper from my brief case and started to Pen the lyric’s – Ohh – The Pink Monkey – as I got to the plane it struck me from where my journey started and where I would end back to. New York to Chicago (and a layover in) Baltimore to get back to New York the words just flowed out as I sat in (BWI) Baltimore Airport waiting for my flight back to New York.

Please Enjoy 

“The Pink Monkey”

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On a business trip to Chicago a few years back, I had a riff that was sticking in my head from the start of my trip. I was only going to be in Chicago for about 4 days. I’ll tell you something about the windy city, there are plenty of cool blues and jazz clubs that you have to go to, to immerse yourself in the flavor of the city. I was privileged and able to go to just 2 in my 4 day stay. The first one is called B.L.U.E.S., in which is a small club with a tiny intimate stage that packs them in nightly to hear some real great players. Lot’s of local musicians play there as well as some up and coming newbies – don’t miss that club. Another club I was able to check out was Rosa’s Lounge in which , I thought was blues at it’s best. There is so many other clubs I would liked to have visited–but alas 4 days and on a business trip, I just could not do it, as they say it, “there’s always next time”. Well back to the riff in my head. As said, the whole trip and my club hopping brought me around to thinking how I can tie this riff into a song. So with the riff in my head, I wanted to get back home to my studio to see what I could work out. Wait a second – if I have a riff, what about some lyric’s? My trip to Chicago was coming to an end and I summoned up an Uber on my Iphone to take me back to the airport and home. The Uber picked me up and we proceeded to drive through town and onto the freeway towards Midway airport. Then I saw it – First one billboard than another ” Pink Monkey” it was a strip club – I fell in love!!!!!  (not only with the strip club by the name Pink Monkey)

Now I got my inspiration mojo to start feverishly writing. I grabbed a pen and a piece of paper from my brief case and started to Pen the lyric’s – Ohh – The Pink Monkey – as I got to the plane it struck me from where my journey started and where I would end back to. New York to Chicago (and a layover in) Baltimore to get back to New York the words just flowed out as I sat in (BWI) Baltimore Airport waiting for my flight back to New York.

Please Enjoy 

“The Pink Monkey”

Here is another song out of 3 songs that I stumbled across through my Vinyl Flesh cassette archives. As said in the previous post, The quality of the tapes over time has lost some of there dynamic’s, these tapes were home studio tapes that was just thrown in a cassette recorder for our rehearsals, they were done through the home mixing board at home studio, and the quality is definitely not pro-studio quality. I must point out these songs were all written and performed sometime in the early 1980’s.

JoeZworld Commented on finding these tapes: Aldo your playing, the style, it was a major element rather than just a bass guitar player thing. I’d forgotten that we were as tight as these recordings show. Above all I can appreciate the ‘sound’ we created – kind of like we bridged the end of ‘new wave’ with ‘classic funk’ with a sprinkle of ‘punk’ and a dash of ‘jazz’ and a pinch of ‘rock’. Certainly there were many changes and bridges that were almost classical probably showing how we were influenced by ‘progressive rock’ bands like Gabriel, Yes, Crimson, but also Talking Heads, Elvis Costello, The Tubes.

This song is sung by Kenny ” The Bird-man” Kern

Here you have

“Walk and Talk”

 

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The latest in a series of pictures that I have been posting over the past few months, morphing into a stop motion video with a sound track I recorded to enhance the balance of the world 🌎 in my head.

Enjoy a taste of imagination

                Everybody Live Free – It’s our own Liberty – Toast a Drink come with me                   It’s the future we see

               Sailing across the Ocean – Skipping onto the bay – See your arms are open               Fill me with your sway

                Everybody join in – Let the world sing out – That’s the way it must be                    Stand up and listen to me

             There’s no time to explain – The human race is insane – One voice to be heard        Yes all over the world

            Let your voices be heard – Let the world shout out – Be defiant and strong                 Be determined for all

            The revolution is Now – The revolution is How – The revolution is Here                         Stand UP and Listen Right Now!

 

 

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Cover photo by: Andrej Lišakov https://unsplash.com/@lishakov
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An Eclectic song with a strong beat a little reminiscent of Devo a band back in the early 70’s through the early 80’s. The words are are a bit self centered introspective.

You don’t know What I don’t Know                                                                                                                                    You don’t Care if I don’t Care                                                                                                                                      You don’t come When I say Go                                                                                                                                        Hear me not or Let Me Go

To Purchase the complete album CD or for download go to:

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Cover Photo by: Jaak Horn Jaak Horn@jaakh

 

                Everybody Live Free – It’s our own Liberty – Toast a Drink come with me                   It’s the future we see

               Sailing across the Ocean – Skipping onto the bay – See your arms are open               Fill me with your sway

                Everybody join in – Let the world sing out – That’s the way it must be                    Stand up and listen to me

             There’s no time to explain – The human race is insane – One voice to be heard        Yes all over the world

            Let your voices be heard – Let the world shout out – Be defiant and strong                 Be determined for all

            The revolution is Now – The revolution is How – The revolution is Here                         Stand UP and Listen Right Now!

 

 

To Purchase the complete album CD or for download go to:

https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/aldobuzzi2

Cover photo by: Andrej Lišakov https://unsplash.com/@lishakov
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