Lance Desiree, Buffalo and Robby
story is for ya'll with love...
Buffalo in Front
of the Camera
By Benford Earl
The Saga of Writer,
Producer, Dad, Granddad, and Carnie Benford "Buffalo"
his days riding
bulls in High School,
water skiing with then astronaut John Glen's kids, then
off to college in West Tx. during
the 60ties where he started a
Fraternity and country rock band, opened a psychedelic club
called The Fifth
Season in Alpine,
Texas a town just West of the Pecos River and did his share of
the drugs distributed to
the mass of youth... chasing Pop Festivals,
then back to college to study Psychology and work with
working in surgery at a large Ft. Worth, Tx hospital,
with many trips to Mexico while
Austin country music
with the Cosmic Lost Gonzo Armadillo Outlaws... and doing a University Internship
working in mental hospitals in Austin...
Dead children on the
backwards then leading to his
whistle blowing on the conditions that children faced in
these hospitals that then had the Governor of Texas calling
up the Texas Rangers, the Senate and House
Committees to investigate what he dug up...followed by the
U.S. Justice Department and
FBI looking into the can of
worms that he opened on the Texas Department of Mental
serious changes in the state and fate of
After all this, plus
Kent State and Watergate, Buffalo decided to hit the road
with some amigos to many places
South of the Border,
including years living with the Mayan in Guatemala during
the 70tys, traveling every country
in Central America and on
to Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and Brazil in South
America...months sailing the Greek
Islands on LSD, to trippin' in
Rome, Italy... then working with Bucky Fuller and Laura
Huxley in Canada, and
back to his Gypsy life South of the
Border...building a house in Costa Rica, and a cabana hut on
his land on
Roatan Island in the Caribbean, and
producing concerts in Guatemala on a ancient volcano lake.
at the ranch...
button to retrace in the story
FOLLOW THE LINKS
Born a 3rd generation Okie and
raised in Baha Oklahoma, some call Texas, the Indians called it "Tejas".
Mother and dad divorced when I was 3 or 4
and I lived with my Grandmother
and Grandfather, and with my mother off and on while she worked in
Dallas, and started dating the man that would
become my step-father, who then
adopted my sister and I...the rest of my life I just wanted to be
away from him...thus began a life of a certain feeling of
aloneness in the world...Later he
killed my mother, he is later killed I suspect, and his crooked
accountant and business partners stole all the money...
No doubt millions, but for me
to go after them might have gotten me killed. More on that
in "Trial of A Dead Man", about a government banker
and a evil step-father.
In high school sports kept me in
line, straight that is, and popular, I got a set of drums and then begin to think about
Rickey Nelson, Buddy Holly and the
cool cat Elvis, at the same time a growing fan of
Bob Wills, Chuck Berry and Sam and Dave, and dating cheerleaders,
while I rode bulls in rodeos and
did not drink or smoke pot.
Then when I was 18, I drove off to college in my black Ford
Mustang to play football at a college in West Texas...3 weeks
of that and I quit...dang I
could get hurt...at the time there were no social fraternities
on the campus...it was 1965, I was ready to party like it was
we were only 80 miles from
Old Mexico, so weed was in town before many places in the
country. I inhaled. Went to the Dean of Men and the
of the college about the idea
of getting a National Fraternity on campus. We all said
"Toga Toga Toga." and here came Tau Kappa Epsilon, that is
when I became a fraternity
brother with Les Paul, but more on that later when I meet Les
Paul, and then introduce him to Merle Haggard on a tour with
him and Bob Dylan.
More of that at the link below with me in front of one of
Haggard's busses on that tour.
EACH SQUARE BELOW IS A
CHAPTER...OF SORTS, OR SORTA
CLICK THE LINKS AND YOU'LL GO
FROM COW CHIPS TO COMPUTER CHIPS
THE BOB DYLAN &
Much more on the road with Merle
Haggard down this Saga's Trail...
For the first
months and beginning
Chapters of this
Saga it will jump
from past, to
present and future...
no rhyme or
reason, as sometimes
there does not
seem to be in my
roads of fate and destiny
that I travel
and roam...this is for my
kids and myself
at this time in my
life to look
back so that I can better
dead-ahead...later this will be an
get a free peek now.
"onward through the
click pictures or
words to take the ride
USE YOUR BACK BUTTON
TO BACK TRACK...
Media Festival I produced in
Silicon Valley, being the first
that happen that I was the first
film festival in the
Valley of Silicon?
Bruce Ricker, Benford, Clint
PRODUCING 6 DIGITAL FILM FESTS
The Paso Digital Film Festival
In the Hills of Beverly...
Thomas Steinbeck & Buffalo
up dust, and I could not live
even if I was rich...while
their story "How to make moives in Hollywood on $7.00 a
you friends are home.
My life is a track that I have been on...somewhat to the desire
of fate and destiny. If I look back at the pictures alone,
and many of them
at events that I dreamed up, then I became the possessed with
the dream, the "producer" if you will, but got to wear the
"promoter" hat as
well. And the BS hat...cause you sure got to talk big when
you have a BIG, or unbelievable,
to most people, idea that you are in the process
of doing... An
idea can take control of you. Willie Nelson sez, "My
dreams are dreaming me."
From Cow Chips to Computer Chips
I have no idea how, but I have
been on the digital
cutting edge since Willie Nelson
turned me on to the
Internet on his bus in 1994,
after I co produced the
short wave radio broadcast of
Farm Aid that year.
This takes you to my digital
history...click the pic.
Benford Standley in the
Hotel Webcast Room at end of FAITA Webcast
One Ran East...One Ran
They're all running
around in the cuckoo's Nest
Some Ran West
State and Fate of Youth in
the U.S. My 3rd
hope to educate and help people
the problems lived by millions
LINK TO MY 40+ YEARS
WORK FOR OUR NATION'S
MALIBU FILM FESTIVAL
I lived in Lilly Lawrence's
incredible castle for a year
in Malibu...and from 1999 to 2003 I
and posted the Malibu Film Festival
Show online for 4 years, first
of it's kind for a
film festival and led me to the
digital fests in 08
Movies and the Biz in
Will be a number of
links to my years wearing
my paparazzi hat, with
camera and Press Passes
to cover any big movie
event in Hollywood...
More history on all
these stories from the
An Okie Carnie Delux
Since I was a boy, and
while I was growing
up I watched my
mother play her tenor
guitar or ukulele and
sing. In younger days
she dreamed of being a
that from her and most
my lived lived worn
many hats in the
business of entertainment.
in 1998 as StudioClub.com
19 years of
hard work to keep up
More links to this
through the venture following me kickin' up dust
in the business of music.
Started with a call to do a project with
Eric Clapton. I
said, "With God?" David Widerman said, "Yes."
I said, "I'll do
it" ... so we made some history and recorded it.
The most awarded entertainer in
passion for 20 years of my
I'zz born again 1967, the Summer of
Love. I'm an
ole Hippie and proud of it...like my
bean sprouts, and herbal teas...and I
don't want down...outlaw, deadhead,
carnie, and click the pic for a
Summer of 2005 I
produced a country night
night at the world famous
Whisky a Go Go
on the Sunset Strip
Somebody told me I was in
tonight...I sez, "I didn't
here and I ain't leavin'
History of the Texas Hill Country
DEDICATED TO BARTON SPRINGS
music history from the Native American drum
troubadours, medicine shows, tent shows
vaudeville, singing cowboys and rock & roll.
Buck Page from Riders of the Purple Sage, with me and
Somerville, founding member of The Diamonds.
Music with a Press Pass
Merle told me this at the last concert
he ever performed. We were in Oakland, Ca.
in February of 2016, he died two
months later in his bus on his ranch.