Kay Buena

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Kay Buena
1970KayBuena4UmlaufSelfSculpt.jpg
Self portrait for Charles Umlauf (1970)
Born Caroline Patricia Abbitt
October 26, 1947 (1947-10-26)
Austin, Texas
Nationality  United States
Education The University of Texas at Austin
Known for Sculpture, Music

Kay Buena is an Austin-based singer/songwriter, musician, artist, jeweler and writer. She is best known for "Comp Carnage",[1] music and performance art expressing frustration with computers, and for recordings that were popular on MP3.com in the early days of that site.

Comp Carnage[edit]

Comp Carnage[2] consisted primarily of videos of Kay and friends shooting computers and an accompanying music video, "Ode to Geeks".[3] As one of the first efforts of this nature, it gained coverage in The Register, which conducted a contest to give away one of the "victims".[4]

MP3.com[edit]

Lady of the Highway CD cover

When MP3.com became popular in 1999, Kay Buena made some of her recordings available there, with strong response[5] [6][7] and some commercial success with CD's such as Lady of the Highway. "Lonely Man"[8] was particularly popular with the MP3.com staff and featured on a collection CD.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Search results for Kay Buena - The Register". Retrieved 2011-04-09. 
  2. ^ "Report on Comp Carnage". Retrieved 2011-04-09. 
  3. ^ "Ode to Geeks". Retrieved 2011-04-09. 
  4. ^ "Competition: Win a bullet riddled motherboard!". Retrieved 2011-04-09. 
  5. ^ "WayBack Machine May 8, 1999 MP3.com Country Blues chart". Archived from the original on May 8, 1999. Retrieved 2011-04-09. 
  6. ^ "WayBack Machine May 8, 1999 MP3.com Folk chart". Archived from the original on May 8, 1999. Retrieved 2011-04-09. 
  7. ^ "WayBack Machine May 8, 1999 MP3.com Reggae chart". Archived from the original on May 8, 1999. Retrieved 2011-04-09. 
  8. ^ "Lonely Man lyrics". Retrieved 2011-04-09. 

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