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Free Chris Christie: The Musical!

We isolated the audio of Chris Christie’s inner monologue the night of Super Tuesday as he watched Trump give his victory speech. It’s a sappy Broadway ballad! Here at RobPRocks HQ we’ve amplified that audio and set it to some lovely animated photos of the event. We hope you enjoy it!

O.K., actually it’s a song I wrote as a demo for a comedy news website and I started putting some pictures together to give them an example of what I thought could be done with it visually. As the midnight hour came and went I was finishing the video but losing perspective, hitting that point in the project at which you wonder if it even makes sense anymore. But since it was a topical subject I posted it on my facebook page anyway, around 2 am last Friday, to see what people thought. Luckily some of my west coast friends were up and able to check it out right away and they not only liked it but started sharing it right away.

The arrangement is pretty simple, just piano and vocal, which is something I hadn’t tried until I wrote the song “Flashback Wife.” I’ve been playing and writing on keyboard a lot more lately, since working on my musical last year, and it’s been a lot of fun to explore this new (for me) area. I hope you like the results!

Bodega Beers! [52 Sellout Week 8]

Drink responsibly. And affordably! With Bodega Beers! Not a particular brand, just the cheapest canned beer you can afford, served in a custom paper bag to cover any identifying markings (and your shame), Bodega Beers are the ones to get when your broke self can’t afford anything else.

Since the word “bodega” (a small, neighborhood grocery store, usually in a Spanish-speaking neighborhood) comes from Spanish I decided to try a Latin sound with the music for this week. I don’t use loops or pre-packaged grooves so everything on the track was composed by yours truly. I used my trusty BFD 2 drum module and supplemented the percussion with conga, timbales, claves, and bells coming mostly from XPand2 patches. The bass and guitars were played by me, and I used a piano sound from the Mini Grand module that came with my Pro Tools setup. Hopefully the result sounds sufficiently Cuban-ish, it was definitely a lot of fun to put together.


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