My New Instrument - The Chapman Stick 

If you remember my last Blog, I fell off the “Music Writing” bandwagon. I knew inside that something would spark my writing again and I found it. The Spark in my writing is a relatively new instrument called the Chapman Stick®. The Stick can come in several forms, but in its most generic tuning it is a ½ Bass Guitar and ½ Guitar. You can check them out at Stick Enterprises Inc. to see all the various flavors.


Since I am predominantly a drummer I wanted a Stick that had my drumming mindset…

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Have you ever lost your way? 

As some of you know I am a very headstrong person, if I get an idea in my head, I do not give up until I get to my goal. Years ago when I had the desire to break a Guinness World Record. A switch flipped in my head and I never gave up until it was done.


After I spent well over a year working on “Vocal Eyes Vocalize” CD I headed right into writing and recording my 5th CD. After spending months of writing and recording, I just stopped. Not just “put it down for a few weeks”, I just completely stopped…

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3rd music video is now on Youtube 

Official music video for “Final Approach” by Clifford Marshall Van Buren.

This song is from “The Moons of Neptune” CD.

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, Alabama used this song for the ISS BCSS video "Working at the Edge".

The "Moons" cover painting was done by R. Van Buren.

I hope you enjoy the new video created in AVID Studio.



2nd Music Video now on YouTube 

 Hello Music Lovers (and electricity users!!)


The official "Tricity" music video is now on YouTube. This song has a modern jazz fusion electro alternative rock sound with a comical "Love for electricity" theme.


This is my 2nd music video off of the 2012 "Vocal Eyes Vocalize" CD. I hope you enjoy it.


Youtube link


Clifford Marshall Van Buren

Chapman Stick and Progressive Rock 

Hey Progressive Rock fans, some of you know I am working on a Progressive Rock/Alternative CD right now AND I am getting a Chapman Stick soon. I have a new friend of mine named Abby and she has a really great video playing a Chapman Stick. Check it out! Here is the YouTube link


Her Band is called Fuseboxx, they are from the Philippines. GREAT Music!!!


Say One Thing (Do Another) Music Video on Youtube 

My first Music Video is done.

Say One Thing (Do Another) Official music video was created from an animation of my “Vocal Eyes Vocalize” CD front cover.

Here is the youtube link

or you can google "Say One Thing (Do Another) by Clifford Marshall Van Buren"

Have fun - it came out really well.


Music Video for "Say One Thing - Do Another" 

This week I am working on a Music Video for "Say One Thing - Do Another" from my Vocal Eyes Vocalize CD.

The video is taking the cover picture for "Vocal Eyes" and making it talk and move like "Max Headroom" but in a modern way - This video is going to be WILD!!!! 

You can see a still picture of it on my facebook page at