One Last Time as the Summer is Ending

Let’s go Surfing!

Figure we give it one last shot, or should we say “WAVE” while the weather is still hot and the water is even hotter!

Surfing was a song that was written in collaboration from my first band, The Lampshades. I came up with the bass riff and the band joined in and contributed to make the basics of the song. I wrote the lyrics and sung the song. This version still has the basic’s and lyrics intact, although it was re-imagined with some new twists to the song.

 Would like to thank all the Photographers from Unsplash for their awesome photos that were used in this video
 Julie Macey – https://unsplash.com/@jules144
Teddy Kelly – https://unsplash.com/@teddykelley                                                                       
Chris Osmond – https://unsplash.com/@chrisosmond                                                           
 Connor Murphy – https://unsplash.com/@conner3400                                                             
Abigail Lynn – https://unsplash.com/@shmabbss                                                                     
 Vladimir  Kudinov –  https://unsplash.com/@madbyte                                                           
 Joschko Hammermann –  https://unsplash.com/@hmmrmnn                                                 
Joey Pilgrim –   https://unsplash.com/@joeypilgrim                                                                 
 Christopher Campbell – https://unsplash.com/@chrisjoelcampbell                                     
Andes Wideskott –  https://unsplash.com/@wideshot                                                             
 Frank McKenna – https://unsplash.com/@frankiefoto                                                               
Jade Rousseau –    https://unsplash.com/@calamityjady                                                         
 Sherry Zhu – https://unsplash.com/@sherryxzhu                                                                       
Steve Halama –  https://unsplash.com/@steve3p_0                                                                     
Patrick Tomasso – https://unsplash.com/@impatrickt                                                               
Charisse Kenion – https://unsplash.com/@charissek                                                                 
Yoann Boyer -https://unsplash.com/@yoannboyer                                           
Jeremy Bishop -https://unsplash.com/@tentides
Zachary Shea@zacharyshea
I hope I got everyone — if i missed someone apologies

My New release, “Aldo Buzzi -Eclectic Collaborations” has gotten some good Radio airplay and is getting some notice oversea’s in countries like Japan, Israel, Australia, UK, Philippines and Taiwan are leading the way with many plays and downloads. Here in North America, the United States is leading the way and I would personally like to thank everyone in the states for listening and downloading my music with Canada and Mexico right behind the US with some great play.

Go to the below links to purchase, listen and download

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

http://www.jango.com/music/Aldo+Buzzi

Available for download on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, Itunes and more

 

 

 

What a wild time in my life working and playing at the Mudd Club! My partner Bill and I through our sound system company Centour Sound became the production managers of the club after John Kessler was done doing his stint as the production manager. Just before John left we had the extreme pleasure of John, Bill and I working together to work with Frank Zappa who played the Mudd Club! We brought in extra equipment and a bigger mixing console to accommodate his band. Terry Bozzio was on the drums at that time. That was a thrill to work with a master in such a small venue. There is a sketchy bootleg, sounds to me like someone had a cassette tape recorder and taped it in the midst of the crowd. The recording is on you tube, I included the link – I remember that Frank had his own sound person do a recording right from the board, so that must be available somewhere in some Zappa archive.

We worked with a lot of different bands & artists from Samba to Punk, experimental to down right BAD–fashion shows and you name it everything in between. DJ’s Anita Sarko (who has passed away in 2015) and DJ David Azarch made the club hum, jump and jive into the wee hours of the morning. In which we usually ended up going to an after hours club and came out squinting as the sun was fully out and blaring while we were going home and watching the rest of the world just going to work.  I will add more Mudd Club memories in my blog as time goes by – Keith Herring, Johnny Thunders, Question Mark and the Mysterians, Sam and Dave, John Belushi, wow and so many – so stay tuned in! –

 

 

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:

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

Cover Photo by: Jaak Horn Jaak Horn@jaakh

 

Da da Dee Da is a whimsical little number that the rhythm and vocals just keep laying over one and another. It started by me just playing an acoustic guitar riff over and over. As it progressed I tried adding lyrics but all I kept coming up with is DA da Dee Da in which mimicked the guitar riff. So I took the notes and added a horn section and layered that in the back ground. A sax solo fit in very melodically with that haunting like echo on it. I just kept laying vocals in all ranges and at one point I called my wife in and had her lay down a few vocal laying tracks. In fact the last vocal Da da Dee da you hear as all the other vocals fade out is my wife’s vocal. One thing about this song is that when you hear it once Da da Dee Da will stick in your head for the rest of the day.

Da da Dee Da

 

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

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

Cover photo by: Jordan Sanchez@jordaneil

https://unsplash.com/@jordaneil?utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=photographer-credit&utm_content=creditBadge

 

 The release of the first single off of “Electric Collaborations”

Surfing!

Surfing was a song that was written in collaboration from my first band, The Lampshades. I came up with the bass riff and the band joined in and contributed to make the basics of the song. I wrote the lyrics and sung the song. This version still has the basic’s and lyrics intact, although it was re-imagined with some new twists to the song.

 

Would like to thank all the Photographers from Unsplash for their awesome photos that were used in this video

 Julie Macey – https://unsplash.com/@jules144                                                                        Teddy Kelly – https://unsplash.com/@teddykelley                                                                       Chris Osmond – https://unsplash.com/@chrisosmond                                                             Connor Murphy – https://unsplash.com/@conner3400                                                               Abigail Lynn – https://unsplash.com/@shmabbss                                                                           Vladimir  Kudinov –  https://unsplash.com/@madbyte                                                                      Joschko Hammermann –  https://unsplash.com/@hmmrmnn                                              Joey Pilgrim –   https://unsplash.com/@joeypilgrim                                                                    Christopher Campbell – https://unsplash.com/@chrisjoelcampbell                                        Andes Wideskott –  https://unsplash.com/@wideshot                                                                Frank McKenna – https://unsplash.com/@frankiefoto                                                              Jade Rousseau –    https://unsplash.com/@calamityjady                                                          Sherry Zhu – https://unsplash.com/@sherryxzhu                                                                   Steve Halama –  https://unsplash.com/@steve3p_0                                                               Patrick Tomasso – https://unsplash.com/@impatrickt                                                          Charisse Kenion – https://unsplash.com/@charissek                                                                 Yoann Boyer -https://unsplash.com/@yoannboyer                                                               Jeremy Bishop -https://unsplash.com/@tentides

I hope I got everyone — if i missed someone apologies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Been getting alot of questions on who are the collaborators on the upcoming album “Eclectic Collaborations”. In this and the next post I will give you a little biography of the players.

Kimo

Kimo is a dude who grew up on my block in Mineola, New York. For those of you who don’t know where that is, it’s on Long Island in Nassau County, New York. My block had a lot of kids on it when I was growing up, and the Steins lived on the opposite side of the street down a few houses. They had a total of 8 kids, Bob was the youngest boy of 4 and he also had 4 sisters of this brood of 8. In those days we all had nicknames for everybody and Bob was known to us a Kimo Slobie. This nickname came from the name Kemosabe in which was the term of endearment used by the fictional Native American sidekick Tonto in the American television and radio program The Lone Ranger, it became a common catchphrase. Thus Bob’s name would be from then and forever Kimo. I think when Kimo was about 11 or 12, his family moved off of the block and moved to Deer Park, Long Island. We kept in touch for a short while and then as life goes on did not have any contact for years. In those years leading up to our reunion, Bob was playing and learning his licks with numerous bands and solo adventures. He worked in the City as a stagehand in fact he is the 3rd generation of stagehands in his family. He worked on television shows such as, All my Children, Ryan’s Hope, Loving, among others. Theaters in which he worked in were The Broadhurst, Victory, Shubert, Walter Kerr and other well known Broadway theaters. Also he did  many shows on Saturday Night Live (when it was good), working and schmoozing with the likes of the Rolling Stones, Elton John, Tom Petty just to drop a few names.

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As said, for many years I had no contact with Kimo what so ever and it’s funny how things happen and how small the world often is and becomes. At a Christmas party at one of my wifes friends house that we were invited to, who should I bump into but Kimo himself. His son was playing baseball with my wife’s friends son and were on the same team thus the invite to the Christmas party. We spoke for a while and traded numbers and to my surprise he had been living literally around the corner from where I now live. Nothing really materialized in the years after our reunion but we kept in touch. I knew he played and kept that in mind and when I was coming up with the concept for this new album. I gave him a call and spoke to him on the project and the concept.  He had retired from the stagehand union and had nothing but time on his hands, Kimo did not hesitate and was all in. Thus starting with one day a week working on song idea’s, putting down a riff or melody and building on those beginnings. Kimo was instrumental on most of the songs on the album and in fact two songs, Electrify Me and Losing You for the most part was his genesis. Hope to continue with Kimo on other projects in the future.

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Thank You KIMO!