Fridays: What is a Buffalo?
If you’re reading this, there’s a pretty good chance you’re a fan of Third Eye Blind and that you think they’re pretty fuckin’ amazing. Bands don’t get great overnight, though. Each member of the band belonged to some other number of bands before ending up in the formation we currently know and love. At the end of May, I ended up venturing down a rabbit hole and digging up some of LeCav’s past bands from his Vegas days. One band in particular, Existo, eventually lead me to Ryen McPherson who directed a music video for Existo back in 2005 and has so graciously provided us with this weeks tribute.
After a show in Austin, TX, Alex handed Andrew a brand new bass and said to him, “Hey man, I want you to fuck this up.”
Curly or straight, there is something special about a man with long, flowing hair. Like the covers of so many romance novels, there is just something about it that “grabs” the imagination.
There is more to be found in Las Vegas than endless casinos and all-you-can-eat buffets. The hands of fate, via various links between the band and Alex, intervened and suggested that he be the bassist to fill in. That event turned out so well, that the band invited him to join as a member.
Imagine this, you're in a famous rock band that's been hired to play in San Francisco during Superbowl weekend.
What is a buffalo? To the lay person it's a bison or a rare nickel, to a 3eb fan, it's a special bassist, our bassist, Alex LeCavalier.