September 9, 2013 - 8:52 AM
OK, we are mixing our movies, so what. Jazz singer Mari McNeil shares this Facebook picture following the Bills' loss:
Kindred spirits chime in:
"I couldn't tell you five players on the Bills, but I could tell you ALL the Iron Chefs!"
"I was wondering how it would be the post play-by-plays of a concert. They are killing it! Go Buffalo Philharmonic! Way to go, string section!"
And our favorite (from a guy, too):
"I enjoy football Sundays because I can go grocery shopping and to the gym and know that both places will be empty."
September 8, 2013 - 7:00 AM
Buzz's new friend "Doctor John" Bisci, voice of Club 747, passes along this picture of himself and his fellow disco DJs gathered for a charity reunion, the Hustle for a Cure Charity Event at First Niagara Center on Friday night.
Priceless! If this is not a clip-and-save picture Buzz does not know what is.
This explains Doctor John's stealth flight into Buffalo.
Thing like this do not happen by accident!
September 7, 2013 - 12:38 PM
Adding sparkle to this rainy Buffalo weekend is "Doctor" John Bisci, the DJ of the long-gone disco Club 747, immortalized in the above video. Bisci now lives and works in Las Vegas and he was in town on business.
Doctor John is not to be confused with the bluesman Dr. John! Originally, Bisci told Buzz, he worried when he was told to take that name, because the New Orleans bluesman already had it.
Then he reasoned that the musician Dr. John's real name is Mac Rebennack. In any case, Dr. John from New Orleans has been gracious and has never protested.
Bisci had to take a nickname, he said, because all the deejays back then had nicknames. There was Charles "Captain Disco" Anzalone, Charlie "CC" Cimino and someone else he mentioned to us who went by General Mills, hahahaha!
We liked how Bisci, who is now pretty dapper (he's at right, under the banner, in this pic)...
... sees the humor in the situation.
He said: "The first night I announced I was Doctor John, I was laughing so hard."
August 26, 2013 - 9:42 AM
The Goo Goo Dolls, in town this weekend for what Jeff Miers said was a great show at Darien Lake, reportedly made it a priority to stop into E.B. Green's to greet Jackie Jocko, the legendary piano man.
Jocko reported Saturday that two of them stopped in.
"Which two?" Buzz asked.
Continue reading "Goo Goo Dolls Pay Homage to Jackie Jocko" »
August 14, 2013 - 4:29 PM
Remember Abdominal and the Obliques? Last fall, the Toronto hip-hoppers cooked up a tribute to the Buffalo chicken wing.
And now, they have released the music video! Complete with footage of the Anchor Bar. Warning! Danger! This is extreme, explicit food porn. It is enough to make Michelle Obama faint.
One viewer on YouTube writes: "Hands down the most mouthwatering video I have ever seen."
Another is more direct. "I want wings ... NOW."
Loquacious legend and Buffalo Broadcasting Hall of Fame inductee Shane Brother Shane ...
... was at a gas station the other day, gassing up the ol' WYSL MYSL, when a couple got out of an SUV and approached him.
"Are you Sir Ian McKellen? he asked. "My wife says you are."
Sir Ian McKellen ...
... having never cracked Top 40 Radio, Shane had no idea who he was. He said no.
The gentleman then asked, "Have you ever been told you look just like him?"
"No," said Shane. Never at a loss for words, he hit them with a swashbuckling torrent of them: "As a kid heard Eastwood, then I heard Crocodile Dundee everywhere! Lately I hear a lot of Jean-Luc Picard, but I don’t know your guy, sorry.”
... consider the case of the dapper Siberian violinist Maxim Vengerov, pictured at left.
Vengerov has played all over the world, including in Buffalo. He is a respected violinist. And still!
He was crossing a border in Europe and had to open his violin case at an airport so officials could see what was inside.
And not only that, but he had to play it!
Apparently the officials did not believe it was his violin, and that was his only way out of the situation. Ha, ha! What if they didn't believe that Buzz owned our laptop? Would we have to write something on the Buzz blog while they watched, to prove it?
Airports just get more and more entertaining!
You can read Maxim's story and see pictures on British critic Normal Lebrecht's blog.
August 2, 2013 - 11:30 AM
The Eden Corn Festival gets big by thinking small!
They have at the festival, this year, the World's Tiniest Woman ...
... And the World's Smallest Horse.
Bet you did not know that. You had to read the small print. Sorry, had to crack a corny joke!
Speaking of which, Eden's corn is so great that, as an Eden friend points out, the festival has no need of corn pone, corn fritters, corn dogs, corn chips, corny pick-up lines or the Cornell Cooperative Extension.
Just corn on the cob!
After meeting the dapper and charming comic Mark Saldana at E.B. Green's -- and where else to meet someone than while you are listening to Jackie Jocko? -- Buzz went on YouTube looking for glimpses of his art.
We love the clip up above! It appears it was filmed in Los Angeles. That is quite a talent we have in our midst here in Buffalo, lucky ducks that we are.
Today in Buzz we are gossiping about how Mark's brother -- his name is Eric, by the way -- is getting married, and Jocko is congratulating him in his unique way.
Mark weighed in later on the situation.
"I will try my hardest not to go for the Arrested Development joke during any wedding toast I give where I would lean into the mic and say 'Her?' " he wrote on his Facebook page. He added: "Love you both!"
Those "Leave it to Beaver" puns -- it turns out they are most appropriate!
The headline on The News' picture page today, in the print edition, is "Leave it to Bieber."
Someone has to point this out: "Bieber" is a variation of "Biber" ...
... as in the wonderful German composer Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber ...
... and Biber is, yes, German for "beaver."
See, now if you run into Justin Bieber in person, you will have things to talk to him about.
Be an informed Belieber!