Carlos' Guide to KayBuena.com
I mostly just take direction and make
KayBuena.com the way Kay
(aka Caroline) wants it.
However, depending on her interests/thinking at any given time her
site is changed, it can be (intentionally or unintentionally)
This page is my attempt to clarify and brag about some of
what she has done.
The music sections are pretty
self-explanatory. The main things to point out:
- Ignoring some very early pre-MP3.com stuff, all of the music
files were as much targeted at MP3.com in 1999 as anything.
With the demise of the original MP3.com in late 2003,
some of the organization of the music pages makes a little less
sense, but is still apropos in my opinion.
- The recordings were made at various times between 1973 and 1998.
- Except for a little of the pre-MP3.com stuff, all the recordings
are available in both MP3 and Real Audio format.
- In 1999, there were three primary Kay Buena albums created/sold
on MP3.com, with about 40 of her recordings.
The songs are eclectic, so they were listed in various genres
at MP3.com: country, blues, rock, Reggae(!),
Some of those were very popular on the MP3.com genre and overall
charts, often at the top of the genre charts in the spring/summer
(Thanks to http://web.archive.org/
some of the MP3.com charts are still visible.
Though the songs charted higher than in the archives I can find,
it is still interesting to find "Kay Buena" in archived
See, also, what used to be on
Probably the ones that were the most popular were
seemed to be the favorite of the MP3.com staff, and was specially
featured on their pages from time to time.
It was supposed to be on one of the free
MP3.com "sampler" CDs, but we never received a copy
of that sampler if that happened.
All of the music pages have lyrics
for her songs. There are miscellaneous other writings at various places
on the site, most notably Report on Comp
Carnage--April 5, 1998--Texas, which gets some heavy spikes
of traffic due to the links at The Register, e.g.,
102 ways to
kill your computer and their contest to give away one of the two Comp
Carnage works she sent them (Competition: The Winner of the bullet riddled mobo).
More recently, she has been writing in her
which supercedes The
Secret Weblogs of Kay Buena, a collection of drawings and writings.
Besides the works already mentioned above, and the album cover in
the left column, https://kaybuena.com/art.html has an
eclectic collection of drawings and photos of her mixed-media works.
Older works not visible at
Before she was known as Kay, Caroline was privileged to be the student
of the late Charles Umlauf.
I think many of her student era works are wonderful, especially the