Monday, August 11, 2008


Not certain when I'll be posting again. I'll be away from home for three weeks. I'll do the best I can to update.

The first round of video editing is done and I most likely won't get to see it finished until I return. And that is only the promo reel for getting gigs. No decisions have been made on what to do with the rest of the footage.

I've talked about nothing but concentrating on the the New York gigs. But more importantly I'm going up to meet a new grandson who has not yet arrived. He's due any day now. My daughter will be relieved when he finally graces our presence. Additionally, I'll get to see my California girl granddaughter, Stella who is making the trip to meet her new cousin and she's bringing her parents along. So this happy event will cap an amazing month of family. We'll also get that whole gang together to see my sister and brother and Mom. Mom will be 92 this December and it'll be fun to see her with her great grand children.

This is a lousy time to have to try to rally my troops of fans to get me back to number one at I slipped to number two when a new artist emerged from nowhere. I hope you folks can help me out while I'm gone. It's a bigger crowd pleaser to be introduced as number one than the former number one when I do these gigs up north.

Vote at this link for Tattoo or any other song you like and vote every day PLEASE!

posted by Bud @ 8:19 AM

Monday, August 04, 2008


This is gonna be baby and kid week. Things started off Monday with my Godson Patrik. Since the last time I baby-sat him he has learned to walk and he understands a lot of what is said to him now. Especially if it's in Czech. So he's harder to wrangle but easier to communicate with. Cathy organized some art activities for him involving scribbling with an enormous fat crayon on a pie plate and me fashioning it into a spider or a snake. But we never got that far.

When his Mom, Jitka, left, he was taking me out to the pool where he was content to splash his hands for about five minutes. Then he directed me to the golf course but we got in the way of some people with clubs. So he pointed out every flower in the garden, each of which he fondled very gently. Nothing died.

Patrik pointed to the house so I obliged and took him in. He pointed to his stroller because it was nap time so I rocked him to sleep and attempted to write a blog for the half hour he stayed there. He called me with the only syllable I've heard him utter. Probably something in Czech, like, "Yo, dude!" So I got him and gave him a bottle while I sat in a rocker but he flung it aside after one polite gulp, grabbed my face with a big smile and snuggled up to my chest, thumb in mouth. He stayed just like that for an hour until Jitka came in. Really sweet, I must say.

Several gangs of Cathy's relatives are visiting this week so we'll have a house full of babies, kids and their parents. half of them will stay across the street at Cathy's sister and B-in-law's. They would be Carol and Jack. We love having family so close. Fun time. It'll be very pleasant company between all my guitar lessons and video editing.

And oh yes, I'M STILL NUMBER ONE at Please go there now and vote again. And again. Ten weeks is fantastic and I love you all for keeping me there. I'm thinking dynasty now, though. Keep it going my friends. Vote at this link for Tattoo or any other song you like.

You might also notice that I'm the Second Chance Featured Artist too. Sounds strange as I've ruled that chart half the spring and summer so far but it's just their way of saying that I'm featured again, as in a second time. Along with some others. Robert Lamm of Chicago is breathing close on my heals so please show me some love.


posted by Bud @ 10:59 PM