Musicians Helping Musicians

Ever wonder how you can make an impact on someone’s life for just pennies? Do you at times during the holiday season give your loose change to a charity to help support their cause? Do you love good music? If you have said yes to all three of these then I have the perfect GIFT for YOU!

For every Bud Buckley song you purchase online from now until Christmas through my website at , link a portion of your purchase will be donated to my chosen charity event this season All Faiths Food Bank Sarasota. To learn more about them visit he more music purchased the more I donate to this vital cause. As a musician I am passionate about music. But I am also passionate about one of the most basic necessities in life, food, being given to those in need.  It does not matter if you purchase one song, 5 songs, or an entire CD, you will be contributing to a meaningful cause. So take that loose change of yours and turn it into something that supports others….all while adding new music to your collection.

My Store  is where you can purchase my music!

All Faiths Food Bank is the organization we are supporting together!

Click Here to see what the press has to say about my music!

Thanks everyone and let’s see how many people we can impact this year!



Here in the middle of an insane Christmas gig season, sale
I’m beginning to think past the holidays about the New Year 2012.   My predictions and projections are as follows:

An App for that: Every human function will have an app by the end of the year.  I have one to show where the public rest rooms are and where to get Starbucks so how far can we be from an iBlood Test, stuff
an iMood Enhancer, an iAppetite Controller/Satisfier, iOrgasm anybody?

Occupy this: Tent cities will spring up anyplace there are unemployed. Invest in canvas.

Electronic LED green hair: Led lighting matched with solar power will give us such innovations as instant hair color changes projected from LED earrings, necklaces, headbands, powered by solar collectors imbedded in our clothing.

Bizarre oddities: New species will start appearing to replace those going extinct. Expect naked polar bears,
Reverse osmosis gills on fish, domed and gated communities for honey bees, Monsonto resistant wild corn and wheat, Oil eating algae that will defecate plastic,

Music cliches banned: In a move to help culture evolve, BMI, ASCAP, SESEC and the Library of Congress will refuse to register songs that use cliches. Several entire genres go silent.

Chocolate declared a vegetable: Chocolate will take it’s rightful place beside pizza as a vegetable in school cafeterias. It will melt all over the food pyramid making the whole thing more appetizing.

Oil wells declared as persons: If corporations are people, so are their offspring

Poor people declared as non-persons: Aren’t they already?

News networks suddenly realize how ridiculous they sound: At a conscious raising media convention, all the major TV News anchors and corespondents get a look at themselves after being secretly dosed with LSD/truth serum punch. They become embarrassed, point and laugh, vow to forever shut up and go away. They eventually go into recovery and everything gets back to normal.

Performers who’s demographic aims at sex appeal, will appear naked with no sound: Britney, and that entire ilk will realize that production costs can be cut to almost zero if they just do naked web cam with no sound. Their profits soar.

CD sales will boom at naked gigs. Performers still trying to sell CDs find that a naked merch table is the only way to go.

And who knows what else might happen? The Christmas song broadcast that my writing partner/drummer Jax Resto and I did along with bassist Bri Hays, was good fun despite some technical difficulties. I’ll perform those two songs again with Jax soon.  In the meantime I fed her another one liner and she returned two lyrics to me overnight. The girl may be my best Christmas present yet. Has Santa sent me a human song writing machine? I still have the Christmas weekend to play at my regular gig at Back Eddy Bistro, a private Boxing Day Party and the New Year weekend. Then the really busy season is upon us here in southwest  Florida. I still plan to get more done this year than last. I don’t do resolutions. I just stay busy on my goals. Adjusting them as time moves forward.  I write, I perform, I make new alliances, my business grows, I stay healthy, I realize my happiness hourly.  I make good Karma. Happy New Year!

 I don’t waste time harboring regrets. “Can’t go back and rearrange it, information pills
” I sing in my song “The Silence There.” (Listen on sidebar). The header on the top of each of my journal pages says: MAKE EVERY MINUTE COUNT! So I won’t catalog a list of the minutes in life I’d like to have back, page
to make them count.  Probably they revolve around watching mindless TV, website
playing video games, daydreaming in school. But I’ll just chalk those minutes up as the experience I needed to come to the decision not to waste any more.

These days I don’t have enough minutes to get done all I need and want to do. Most of my wants are needs. Not all of my needs are wants. But they are needs just the same. Do I want to work on publicity rather than music, for instance? No, I’d rather sing about other people. Compile tax info? Right after my root canal. Straighten up my studio? There’s probably a song under some of those piles.

Takes time to prioritize my many goals. I could let sleep become my enemy in this pursuit of making time count.  Instead, I’m attempting to control and remember my dreams. Important stuff is going on during those Delta brain wave hours. Gotta make that work for me.  You see how driven I’ve become? Multitasking sleep.  There’s either a book or a song in there.:
The hours I keep will be the death of me
Multitask my sleep to use the rest of me
Eh, some words just don’t work in songs. Add “multitask” to “Volkswagen” on my list of Not Lyrical Words.

On top of that, I’ve become extremely interested in a book by Julian Smith called FLINCH.  Enlightening to say the least.  It’s gonna be fascinating to see if I can change some of my behaviors. The idea is to take whatever punch comes your way without flinching and fight right back. Better yet, Flinch forward instead of away. This makes perfect sense and I’ve seen it work recently by a lizard on my lanai (patio for you non-Floridians).  I approached a lizard and instead of  running away, he ran right at me and between my feet, disappearing behind me. I did not expect that. He should have flinched and run away.  He defeated me with guts and surprise. This is the way I’m going to face problems I traditionally run away from. The book is also big on getting you to do stuff you are afraid of.  Take a cold shower, talk to strangers.  I’m working on it. Still cleaning dog dirt off of a sneaker to prove it.
Not afraid of dog shit
But I’m not gonna slide head first through it
Okay, maybe that’s a rap song. I offer it for free to any rappers out there Googling the dog shit tag. Just leave the explode and erode rhyme alone, please. See below.

I continue with my resolution to complete last year’s goals. The problem is still prioritizing and scheduling. Health has to be number one. Mental as well as physical.  I can easily spend three hours a day on those two (as I am very mental and get pretty physical at times too). That includes preparing healthy foods and meditating. Need to see if I can meditate and do cardio at the same time. Since I have my doubts, I will flinch forward with that tomorrow.  I will certainly flinch back at my aching muscles when I want to quit on a rep.
One more drop squat or the world will explode
Gym work stops rot, so I’ll never erode
Look, songs start somewhere. I can at least use explode and erode someplace else. Welcome to my mind.

Music practice and writing easily fills 5 hours. They tend to blend and one steals from the other. And then the many internet chores I do steals from both of them.  Gotta work that problem out.  Gotta tame my Facebook Jones.  It can be worse than cocaine at times. So I will flinch back by not moving to a song unless my practice is done. The internet stays off until I finish whatever song I’m composing. Gonna prove that today. Jax gave me a good pop lyric to develop and supply music to.

Internet chores eat about four hours.  Email, Facebook and publicity are the main conspirators.  Can’t really see how to trim any more. So I’ll flinch back by unsubscribing to a LOT of my regular email.

Avoidance, procrastination and denial are things that make me flinch and run away from what I need to do. Gonna be a fun adventure fighting back. Next week, I’ll report.  You gotta get this Flinch book. It’s free!
I’m the beneficiary of a lot of generous support from my fellow musicians over the years. Most but not all of it as been in the form of advice, dosage
gig info, this site
free appearances or offers to sit in, shop
ideas and collaborations and just priceless friendship. I’m extremely grateful to those people. The list is long.

By their example, I’ve always bent over backwards to help my musical friends and I’ll continue to do so. This tendency does need some fine tuning. In the past few years, through three of my own CD releases, I’ve contributed through various KickStarter programs and the like  to help people get their recordings made. I’ve also bought a number of CDs from friends.  I didn’t do any of that with the expectation that I’d receive any help in return.  I just run on the principal of paying it forward.  I’ve seen less evidence than I’d like that many others run their music biz the same way.

I’ll always do what I can to help. Here’s how: Instead of asking me for a Kick Starter donation, let’s just promise to swap CDs, okay?  I’ll always offer bands a spot on my bill as long as they do the same. Still waiting for some. I’ll lend equipment knowing I can borrow. I’ll promote your gig when you promote mine. I’ll work with you gratis because I know I can depend on you to return the favor.  I’ll say nice things about you or nothing at all. I know you’ll do the same.

We may play different genres but I still appreciate your art.  Every note we play and every groove we run has been played by someone else before we were born. So let’s not take ourselves too seriously but let’s keep expressing ourselves in our own way.

Happy New Year. Last year was pretty damn wonderful and busy. This  year  will be more of the same.

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