Read a great Review of It's About Time at The Muse's Muse

Read a new interview with journalist Michael Manning:
part 1 - part 2 - part 3

Read a fantastic CD REVIEW and INTERVIEW
Read this Bud Buckley interview with Kid Mercury's ActoGuitar Blog. HERE
Read this Bud Buckley interview with Journalist Michael Manning. HERE
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Thursday, March 27, 2008

MY TO DO LIST IS A MOBIUS STRIP

The pair of Sandhill Cranes, I reported on a few weeks ago lost their eggs to a freak flood in the marsh. Pretty upsetting to see the heron who was stalking them eat the abandoned soggy eggs. Everybody eats, ya know? But today I noticed the cranes rebuilding the nest. And they mate every morning around the same time. How about that? No idea if this is a planned parenthood or just practicing for next year. I'll update.

The day after St. Patty's Day I noticed the gym was empty. I guess corned beef makes you lethargic. That's all that was served at the restaurant where I played a gig. And I've had enough of Danny Friggin Boy for the rest of the century, okay?


Reviews and Successes
Got another >nice review on my CD this week in Creative Loafing. Perhaps you have that arts publication in a town near you. I really enjoy their columnists. It's a thrill to be in there.

I guess the link to my United Kingdom CD seller didn't work last time. This one should do it: budbuckley

The review in TargetAudienceMagazine.com is due out by the first of April and I was notified by Southeast Performer Magazine that they are reviewing me. Those last two are both in and around Atlanta. Looks like I have my foot in the door to do some gigs in that area on my way up the coast this summer.

The Indie Music for Life Compilation CD is out and my song Crowded Memory is on it. The Chill Out east coast Acoustic artists compilation from Quickstar Productions is also due out soon. "Let Me Go" is on that one.

Career Advice Requested
I need some advice. Many of you have signed on to be fans through ReverbNation and some of you have even signed to be on my Street Team. I haven't completely decided how to utilize such a welcome group of fans. I'm advised by indie musician marketing experts to do a number of things. But the last thing I want to do is annoy my fans.

Fans and especially Street Team Fans are asked by others in my field to help publicize their events and to vote for them in the billion and six contests we all enter. I'm in a load of them myself. If I asked you all to go and vote in all of them, I have a feeling your enthusiasm would wane pretty quickly. Most of us are hard pressed to even post a blog these days. Strangely, though, it is blatantly obvious that many indie musicians do mobilize a corps of street teamers to vote early, often and late until they win the contest. I'm watching this going on at this moment over at OurStage.com

What would your reaction be to a list of links in each of my posts that would take you to a site where there is some voting going on? I'd prioritize them as to which ones I think are important or at least competitive. You could choose to do as many or as few as you like or none at all. I have no problem with that. We're busy people, all of us.

Still I'd like to return the kindness to those who actually do some voting. So I'd appreciate an e-mail letting me know what you've been up to.
How does this grab you?

Here's a list of links you may or may not feel inclined to go to.

If you're on Facebook and/or MySpace you might get multiple requests. I don't know how to control that. I beg your indulgence.

There are a lot of shenanigans with all this voting. It's stranger than a Florida Election. No lie. Not worrying about the uncontrollable, I just have to believe that if the music is good it'll be appreciated by those who dig it. And I don't try to please everybody. In every crowd, somebody loves me and somebody doesn't. Still I wish I could figure out the demographics or at least the common thread of my fans. Sure would make marketing easier. Such is the life of an indie musician. Edwin McCain has a great song called "Radio Star" on his Far From Over CD that sums it all up perfectly.

Here's some stuff you may or may not care to do for me. No worries.

Moozikoo Best of Indies. I guess just clicking my "Let Me Go" shows interest so they might get around to releasing the CD.

mvyeadio has Let Me Go listed under rock. I guess it's helpful to play it to help my ratings.

Indie 104 buries their stuff deep to vote on it. I have no votes for five songs. You have to go to the request page and then click Song DB and find me on page 11 of the B section.


There's so much more but I wait and see what people think of this.

Thanks for your indulgence, my friends!

posted by Bud @ 8:48 AM

Comments:
congrats on all the kudos and the cd is fantastic buddy!
 
Hey there shhhhhweatheart! I'm back. ;)
 
Man, any site with you on it I support so long as my computer can access it! From the outside looking in: This has started off as a Spectacular Year for Bud Buckley! I am very encouraged and thrilled for you!
 
Bud, I hate to admit it, but my Facebook attention is next to nada these days. I haven't posted there in a while. I did sign on for your reverbnation (I think that was it). Anyway, a link here would be most helpful for me. I could go vote then & there for whatever you need votes for at that time. So my vote is yes, for the link on your posts :)
 
Putting links in blog posts is about as unobtrusive as you can get, and I'm sure not bothered by it. There's gotta be a sweet spot between keeping people who want to support you in the loop and the kind of crazy pimping that we see, where anonymous acts dump drive-by comments everywhere saying, "hey, you're [blog|myspace|whatever] is looking neete. I will to add with mine!!! pleace dig are new tunes, man! Vote me alot!!!!!"

Anyway, you always err on the side of good taste, and I'm happy to support whatever you do.
 
You almost make me feel guilty for eating eggs.

Actually, now I'm hungry. Damn.
 
You know Bud, I realize that you are a creative soul and write and record your own music, but...
I have Serius Sat. Radio and there is a station on there called "The Coffee House". They play artists who do mostly accoustic covers. Given your talents and your desire for exposure, don't you think you should do a cover of someone you're most inspired by and submit a demo? Who knows, perhaps it's just the thing to get you launched in a huge market? Sorry I didn't get together with you while I was in Naples, there was high drama while I was there and I didn't have the opportunity. I may be going back in a couple of weeks (unfortunately, as I hate it) and if I do, I'll give you fair warning. Love you darling.
 
You deserve all the cool things coming to you - always let me know what I can do to help.
 
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