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no drugs no music - 1977


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Analogapalooza entry #1 (if I have enough guts after this to enter another).

Recorded solo in my apartment on St. Mark's Place in NY's East Village 1977 (across the street from the picture above. Live to stereo cassette in my apartment. Sony TCD5M portable cassette deck and two Sony ECM 220 mics. Sekova crappy Japanese hollow body electric guitar and Silvertone amp - both from 1967.

I think I was trying to be Patti Smith. Thanks to the VMF for giving me this opportunity to air my dirty laundry. Nothing was done to clean up this track.
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Uploaded: Jul 30, 2007 - 04:35:56 PM
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five_extra_arms said 3529 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
Drugs Music and Sex?
Nice blast fro the past. Wow, I really love hearing what you were doing before people were doing this kinda stuff!

I guess the Violent Femmes were listening to you, because they stole your sound! Great stuff bud! A little Lou Reed-ish too.

I hope you post some more.

Man, I wish I lived down the street from you.
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bud said 3529 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
Hey Bob - diggin' the scene?
You campin' or crashin' in your car? I heard this killer spandex band over on stage three - trippin time warp man.

I seriously appreciate you commenting on this tune here - it's the earliest thing I could find that wasn't a cover. Violent Femmes? - didn't think about that. Thanks.

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lengold said 3529 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
Love it
Bob - especially the screams at the end. Great stuff.
Cheers
Len


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lengold said 3529 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
Sorry Bud
Obviously meant Bud - was looking at Bobs' pic.
Cheers
Len



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bud said 3529 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
Thanks Len - I was tryin to be cool with
the screamin' bit. You know - all my pain at 23. Oh - the no sex part was not by choice. Glad you stopped by.

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said 3529 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
Ol`time
17 years old and ROCK was all I listen on that time.
Great post thanks, Bud.

Take care
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Kenta
bud said 3529 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
Thanks for stopping by Kenta
I really enjoyed your Minstrel Boy entry.

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ktb said 3529 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
street cred
Bud, you have it goin on. No drugs, but the music is loud and clear. Cool lyrics and a raw soulful performance. You put yourself out there.
Silvertone amps rule... still got that one? I bet its worth money now!!
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bud said 3529 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
Unfortunately the Silvertone is gone
so is the guitar - it was really lousy to begin with. I got it when I sat on my clarinet and broke it when I was twelve. Thanks for stopping by.

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Vic Holman said 3529 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
when crappy japanese guitars
where all that we could afford. I think the strings on mine where a good 3/4 of a inch off the fretboard.

Cool to be getting a glimps into everyones past
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bud said 3529 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
Glad you stopped by Vic
I actually feel kind of naked with this tune out there. Not that the two thoughts are connected.

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DWL said 3529 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
Raw stuff
More than a little of Lou Reed in there.

Interesting lyrics and very exposed!

Cheers

Dick
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bud said 3529 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
Exposed -
It's laugh or cringe at the past and I prefer to laugh. Hope you did too. Thanks for commenting.

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willnlf said 3528 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
Whoa!
Add horseshoes and you could have been in Colorado, although the guitar would have been twangier.
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bud said 3528 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
As I recall
you had a radio in Colorado - so you never had to get up. Thanks for stopping by - the same tape this is on has us playing a guitar and blues harp duet. Gimme your user name and password and I'll post it on your page for the Analogapalooza festival. You played a mean harp in '77.

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willnlf said 3528 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
Harp and Guitar
user name: willnlf
password: principal

Can't wait to hear it!
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said 3528 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
YOu go!
Bud I'm jealouse what a song, somethings gotta come from this! Almost sounds like you were gonna laugh at times this is classic did your kids hear this! No drugs no music you said a mouth full!
bud said 3528 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
Thanks Tim -
Well what came from this was another 15 years or so of dissipation - but that's all in the past.
Interesting you should mention my kids. Dylan's at skateboard camp - but I played it for Stella and her band last night and they flipped and made me burn them copies.
She's got a new band and they're pretty hot. A trio this time. In fact they're downstairs practicing right now.
When you gonna post a golden oldie - I know you got plenty from Donny Fury's studio.

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said 3528 days ago (August 1st, 2007)
man
memories. i used to hang out at st marks place. in the late eighties there was an amazing Taco place there - i think it was called Taco Loco or something along those lines. we'd drive in from NJ just for the tacos.
Im gonna be in the village tomorrow. maybe ill see your old apartment?
Thanks for this.
- CF
bud said 3528 days ago (August 1st, 2007)
There's still a Taco Loco down on 2nd Ave.
I appreciate you stopping by and taking the time to comment.

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echoroom said 3528 days ago (August 1st, 2007)
From garageland to garageband
Bud- what a gem, man, you can smell your apartment on this track! Great vocal .. the track sounds like a more desperate, youthful howl at 'knocking on heavens door'.

If you told me you wrote it yesterday, I'd still love it.

Great track..... more please.

Steve
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bud said 3527 days ago (August 2nd, 2007)
And what does it smell like?
Thanks for your kind support Steve.

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Dj French Toast said 3527 days ago (August 2nd, 2007)
Punk rock
Dude ...yeah your frickin punk rock ,man . I really love this song Bud . Its like looking at a song picture from the past . I wasnt even born for another year when you made this . Ahhhh Im really digin this Lo Fi contest deal. Downloaded .
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bud said 3527 days ago (August 2nd, 2007)
Thanks for digging this ditty Benny
77 was very interesting year in NYC. Blackout, Son of Sam, CBGB's, The Bronx are Burning, cheap rents, cops with long hair and mustaches, full car graffitti, sleazy Times Square ... I could go on and on. The whole place was punk rock.

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JOAN said 3527 days ago (August 2nd, 2007)
!!!
cool musty old tune... what a great time it was!!!!
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bud said 3527 days ago (August 2nd, 2007)
Relive the year on August 11th!
That's when VH1 will air the documentary NY77 The Coolest Year In Hell that i shot this winter and spring. It was directed by Academy Award nominee Nanette Burstein who made The Kid Stays In The Picture - a good doc about the producer Robert Evans.

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said 3526 days ago (August 3rd, 2007)
To paraphrase Fat Freddy
"Drugs, Music and Sex will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no Drugs, Music and Sex."

But more to the point, not only am I jealous of the song, I'm jealous you still have the TAPES.

bud said 3525 days ago (August 3rd, 2007)
Wise words indeed
now I've learned to get by music only when necessary.

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SmokeyVW said 3524 days ago (August 4th, 2007)
gets right to the point
in the 70's i couldn't get enough music (or those other things either!)

now i feel like i'm drowning in music: processed, packaged, & promoted.

god, i miss the 70's.

thanks for the memories
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bud said 3523 days ago (August 6th, 2007)
Getting right to the point
was my blessing and my curse i those days. I wore my heart on my sleeve - which can be a bit painful at times. Thanks for commenting.

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***itiswotitis*** said 3524 days ago (August 5th, 2007)
ONe side of the record
that really dates it ..

LOVE LOVE LOVE THE LYRIX!!
THIS REALLY MADE ME SMILE!!!!!

DRUGSEXMUSICDRUGMUSICDRUGSEXMUSICDRUGMUSICDRUGSEX
MUSIC

YEAH RIGHT ON!
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bud said 3523 days ago (August 6th, 2007)
Keep smiling - and check out the rest
of the VMF entries. There's a lot of cool music there. Glad you stopped by.

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said 3523 days ago (August 6th, 2007)
What SmokeyVW said
bangs home. Music is PRODUCT now, audio Velveeta (does that stuff still exist?) that has absolutely nothing of the human need to create (or listen to) music.

Funny, we might want to hide our 'vintage' tunes thinking they're embarrassing, but isn't it amazing how we can hear the fire and love for music in them? Bad singing, clumsy guitar chords, tape hiss, it's all there but they fade from importance as the decades pass and we can hear the sheer excitement at actually being musicians! I'm in your apartment here, cold beer in hand, and grinning like I've come home to a long-lost place I used to know so well.
bud said 3523 days ago (August 6th, 2007)
There's still plenty of good music being
made by driven young musicians - you just gotta dig deeper. True that the cream at the top of the charts is pretty soulless product, but if MJ is any indication the love of music is alive and healthy.
Micael2 posted a pretty good list of music worth hearing in the forum recently.
Thanks for stopping by my sixth floor walk-up - and good catch when I threw the key out the widow wrapped in a sock. Thanks for bringing the beer too.

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Tiny_Man_Inside said 3523 days ago (August 6th, 2007)
lo fi
but in a good way :)
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bud said 3522 days ago (August 6th, 2007)
Thanks TMI
I'm a lo-f fan.

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racerat said 3521 days ago (August 8th, 2007)
control
"Music is as necessary to me as drugs and sex."
-bud

Hmmm where'd you get the nickname?

Definately Femmes and Jonathan Richmond, pre- Richmond era. Cool.
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bud said 3521 days ago (August 8th, 2007)
I got the nickname
from my wife after the Sean Penn character's line in Fast Times at Ridgemount High - "Hey Bud, let's party!" Close enough I guess.
Thnaks for stopping by - I really enjoyed your entries.

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guitapick said 3520 days ago (August 9th, 2007)
Ahhhh...
...those days/nights/weeks/months without sex...

...this is a quintessential East Village tune from the '70s, man. Really happy to hear this, Bud.
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bud said 3512 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
Thanks for the entusiastic support
I'm digging the Analogapalooza time machine too.

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william devine said 3512 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
yea
w/o sex
w/o drugs
we wouldn't be ,
you see its the chicken or the egg
you got me crazy man
its like a contact thing
you know just beig in the room

thanks for the buzz
this was cool


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bud said 3512 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
Glad you stopped by
music is my drug of choice these days.

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said 3488 days ago (September 9th, 2007)
I used to live a terrific life in a student dorm
And we smoked ahum, drank scuse me and slept a hole through the day. I love the tapefeel and the honesty. Not really a modern daychart climber, but I found a memory-treasure nonetheless. Hihihihi, the end is cool. Cheers bro!
bud said 3488 days ago (September 9th, 2007)
Seems we've all had "those days"
thanks for dropping by and commenting - it means a lot.
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Schello said 3467 days ago (September 30th, 2007)
;-)
Ahh oki, then this dedicated to me =) lol
GREAT Mr. Bud!!!!!


Now in the East Village who live?


Im not sexual man =)
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Heightened said 3409 days ago (November 27th, 2007)
no drugs no music
sublimely simple - sublimely brilliant!
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bud said 3407 days ago (November 29th, 2007)
Thanks man
I can't keep up with your comments. I don't know what to say.
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