C. Paul Buckles | The Butterfly Project: Chapter One, 'The Butterfly Muse'

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The Butterfly Project: Chapter One, 'The Butterfly Muse'

by C. Paul Buckles

Grace your ears with the scintilating shimmering of open tuned guitars backing intriguing poetic proclamations which float like Fall's colorful leaves to rest in glorious turmoil amid the ruminations of the listeners' experience.
Genre: New Age: Progressive Alternative
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1. Immune to Success
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2. Whenever
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3. Whistles On Top
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4. III
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5. The Visitor (A Moment in Time)
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…………flowing like smoke from the smoldering thoughts and journeys of the mind's imagining, the Muse musters and draws the concepts, soundscapes and language to the light of physical reality; there, projected, the artist performs these sonic poems with style and panache for all to hear……………….

Put the disc in your computer to get cover art, credits and all of the lyrics. A CD with music and data is called 'enhanced'.


Produced, Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by ANDREW J. ANTHONY

All Songs Written by C. PAUL BUCKLES (All Rights Reserved)


IMMUNE TO SUCCESS © 1998 (September 24) 2007 GIBSON SONGWRITER and 1995 GIBSON DOVE guitars, dropped Gm tuning (1st-6th D B♭G D G D), capo II

WHENEVER © 2001 (January 27) K. S. LOFQUIST (2010) New Western Jumbo w/ custom butterfly pearl inlays, dropped G tuning (1st-6th D B G D G D)

WHISTLES ON TOP © 2001 (February 1) K. S. LOFQUIST, dropped G tuning, NATIVE INSTRUMENTS software “whistles” written and programmed by ANDREW J. ANTHONY

III © 2001 (May 30) K. S. LOFQUIST, dropped G tuning

THE VISITOR (A MOMENT IN TIME) © 2001 (April 24) 2007 GIBSON SONGWRITER, dropped Gm tuning, violin played by DEB SWITZER, NATIVE INSTRUMENTS software violin-viola-cello quintet written by C. PAUL BUCKLES, programmed by C. PAUL BUCKLES and ANDREW J. ANTHONY

tuner used throughout was a BOSS TU-15

recorded and produced during the Summer and Fall of 2012 in Denver, Colorado USA

on a ZOOM R24, mixed and mastered using APPLE’S LOGIC PRO 9

Hey everyone,
Hot off the presses. A new album recorded, mixed and produced by yours truly- Andrew J. Anthony. The singer, song writer is my friend Cal Paul Buckles. We created this album over the last six months as time allowed. It is an acoustic CD. Cal sings and plays a variety of acoustic guitars. I,  along with the help of Cal put together a few sonic goodies in the form of sound scapes, sound effects, and software instrument orchestration  (violins, violas, cellos,  and whistles ).  We also recorded a real violinist Cal knows. Her name is Deb Switzer. It's quite a sonic delight. As with all original music, familiarity breeds acceptance, so give it a chance and listen to the previews a few times. It may grow on you. If you like it, it can be purchased rather inexpensively at CD Baby-$ 5.00 download $ 6.98 disc. Check it out. You won't be disappointed. I promise.

 A few notes about the songs:
1. Immune to Success -is a melancholy song. A thunderstorm landscapes the background as Cal sings about the experience of a cold wet day contemplating the struggle of achieving success after a life of pursuing achievement and acceptance. Many exemplary sound effect and an eerie background whisper that speaks like that voice in the back of our head. Quite a "visual" song. You do have a voice in the back of your head, don't you? I do. Sometimes.
2. Whenever- has a haunting melody, harmonics, and harmonies. Also experience based. It speaks to me of the cyclic thinking that occurs after the occurrences of some events in life.
3. Whistles on top- This song made me think of an Irishman or Scotsman walking down a cobblestone lane with large stone buildings about that have large metal-strapped and riveted wooden doors so I added the irish whistles to give it that flavor. I also created a version that has bagpipes along with the whistles but it didn't quite make the cut on the official CD. In my mind I could almost hear a bagpipe player way off in the distance, high on a hill. If you listen closely maybe you can hear him too.
4. III- The name III-Roman numeral three- doesn't have anything to do with the songs lyrics. III think it was the 3rd song Cal wrote for this project. The stanzas aren't complete so you can add your own words and meanings. The guitar has a harpsichord/dulcimer sound to it. The jets at the end fly you off into the ----.
5. The Visitor (A Moment in Time)- is a song about enjoying a hot cup of coffee when an uninvited visitor comes to the door and interrupts the tranquility of the morning. A tumultuous furvor of brain activity occurs until the visitor continues on his way. Peaceful contemplation- and coffee-ensue. Orchestration helps demonstrate internal thought activity.

Enjoy. Andy

Immune to Success
by: Calvin Buckles 24SEP1998 © 1998/2006
Cottonwood Shade Recordings

Listening to whispers
hearing the score
Pausing for air
a crack in the core

Reflecting an image
shaded in grey
mysterious laughter
rolling away

Leave me alone tonight, let me be cold tonight
I want to listen to my favorite songs
Give me a cloudy day; I don't care what they say
I love a cloudy day; cool, wet and grey

The language of strangers
breathes down my neck
answering questions
lacking respect

challenge responding
echoes online
blows to the anchor
they're simple, they're blind


© 2001 Cottonwood Shade Recordings

whenever i see blue
i feel an ocean view
how can i concentrate
when it's so dark night late?
who let the fog in here?
tell me when skies are clear.

C: whenever, whenever, whenever (2x)

whenever i feel you
i hear you thinking near
you're eyes' insight retrace
a line below above
transparent life true form
to float around the storm


Whistles On Top
© 2001 Cottonwood Shade Recordings

I see you coming toward me; can you see me, too?
when traveling quickly
be sure to tie a knot.
be sure to anchor securely
your knowledge of have and have-not.

C: Whistles on top. Whistles on top.

I'm teetering slowly toward you; your lettering spells attack
when traveling quickly
be sure to wear a coat
be sure to fasten securely
the collar against the cold. C:

Time falling reluctant toward me; responsible to react
when traveling quickly
be sure to find the door
be sure to knock on it firmly
reaction is it's own reward. C:

© 2001 Cottonwood Shade Recordings

Take me somewhere I don't have to listen to the ................

Leave me there and I'll be glad to stay until the .................

Some will not be kind to us so we must ever ......................

Constant laughter shies away from those too hard to .........

Absent thoughts will filter harm by reaching up to ............

Silent eyes are seeing far beyond the cries of .....................

The Visitor (A Moment in Time)
© 2001 Cottonwood Shade Recordings

✦ somebody knocked on my door today

a small imposition on the quiet that lay

on my life like the clay

on my boots does weigh

✦ i did not answer or even get up

the quiet was too peaceful

and the coffee in my cup

was hot and full up

✔ seek after quiet

drink in the peace and ignore

the scurrilous manner of speech

✦ the visitor retreated eventually

to continue the errand i would not see

the quiet returning swiftly to me

i turned my head and sipped some coffee ✔


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The Butterfly Muse
This is an album to kick back, relax and have some coffee. The guitar work is exceptional and easy to . listen to. This is a buy for those who like to get away from the fast-paced music and life of our time, if only for a few minutes.