First of all, I want to apologize for not responding sooner to dedicated fans re: my book, "...and I owe it all to Bridget and John" of which some of you requested that my work be displayed on the buddywasisname web site. After much deliberation, I decided not to go ahead with this idea, but rather leave it alone, as I didn't want my work interfering in any way, shape or form with the products as listed on our site for sale purposes.
In the meantime, you can purchase my work by contacting me … [Read More...]
First of all, I want to thank the fans who came out to support the boys Arts and Culture Centre tour that took place here on the island during February, March and April. It was a great success indeed. As well, a special thank you to our fans in Ontario for the six shows we did there a while back.
Recently I was called upon to respond to my fans and friends if I was considering another book. At this time, I'm happy to report that a second volume is it's final stages and should be released … [Read More...]
Since my last report I have been quite busy with the band whereby we have toured the Maritimes and, just recently Labrador City and Goose Bay where the temperature was quite low as oppose to mainland Newfoundland. As usual though, the people in Labrador treated us like kings. The invitations from fans for a meal or two was quite outstanding, of which I want to tank you.
Apart from the above, just to mention we did 5 sold out shows in Grand Falls. I was blown away with the number of young … [Read More...]
Back in June of this year I had the honor and privilege to meet Newfoundland's and Labrador's Master Boat Builder, Henry Vokey in the beautiful community of Trinity. The purpose of my going to Trinity was to take in an event that will go down in history as Henry launched his 44 ft. schooner. The crowd that was hand gave him such an applause that the whole town teary ide as they were felt the spiritual conviction looming beyond the horizon.
Following the launching, there was a find get toether … [Read More...]
There comes a time in ones musical career to say how gratifying its been to be part of the Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers team. The last few years have been quite remarkable in that the support from our dedicated fans is growing and that the new & up-coming audience leads us to believe we have still a bright future ahead of us. Based on your handshakes, emails, phone calls, personal encounters, it would also appear that the material we share with each and everyone of you is reaching … [Read More...]
I would like to 'thank' all my dedicated fans who purchased our book as well as those who came forward with their comments re: the tunes shared during the book signings, etc. Contact such as this can never go un-noticed and so I wish to let you all know how much all of this is appreciated.
All the best!
Ray … [Read More...]
Story #1. In the Community of Caplin Cove, here on the North Shore of Conception Bay there was once lived a lady who was always frightened by the sound of thunder. Her husband who played the accordion, of which she hated with a passion longed for her husband to arrive home from work so he could pick up the accordion and drown out the sound of thunder before bedtime. Once home, the husband did as was requested and at last she was able to go to bed without being distribued by the thunder. True … [Read More...]
Early in Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers career, say late 80's or early 90's we were returning from a friends home in Toronto when it was time to head back to our place of destination by means of travelling on the subway. While on the train I noticed that some of the people on board looked a bit grim and didn't appear to be too happy. I hinted to by two cohorts Kevin and Wayne about this and they immediately suggested that I take out the accordion and play a piece or … [Read More...]
''Thinking with your pen in hand will get to the heart of your subject''. Words by Oswald Chambers
Of all the things I have come to know and experience, the story of resettlement has to be the most significant impact on me. Therefore, it's for this reason I sing, play, perform and recite her parises of this wonderful place we call Newfoundland and Labrador.
Again, as a follow-up, I wish to include a short story about an elderly gentleman (now deceased) who, when asked if he would be … [Read More...]
I realize that 'Music Unlimited' speaks volumes, especially where 'Melody' is invloved. At the same time, I cannot say the same thing as relating to present-day Rap music, only to mention that the Cap worn by the so called Rappers has created an imagine whereby the thought of 'Melody' has been shot to the one side, thus leaving the music world in a two-way frenzy.
Re: the Cap Routine, should Buddy Wasisname take on this role, I'm sure he would do a fabulous character without having to omit … [Read More...]