August 31, 2008

RSB / NYC celebrity sightings

I announced to the band as we entered the Holland Tunnel, that a sighting of someone considered famous has become a staple to each visit to Manhattan.
Now "famous" can be a relative term, dependent on the supposed celebrity and their current relevance in our culture. But nonetheless, someone will appear before us that is of a moderate to high level of celebrity.

There was the rather infamous Brett Michaels near Times Square.

The has been famous Loretta Switt from Mash - you know Hot Lips Houlihan!

Who could forget the judge from People's Court or the bass player from RadioHead.

I informed the New York rookies (Tyler & Tank) of these past sightings so to be on the lookout for A, B & even C list celebrities walking the avenues of SoHO or shopping for sneakers in Times Square.

Not even an hour into the metropolitan excursion, Sure enough .. There he was. A fellow Texan. A cast member from one of my favorite movies ever. A Texas Longhorn. Anthony, Dignon's kid brother - aka LUKE WILSON.



Now, never mind that he seemed like he'd rather be at the dentist than talking to me.
Never mind that he immediately folded his arms for the photo as i awkwardly tried to put my arm around him -- soon realizing that's now how movie stars take such photos, i tried to make it look like a stretch before the big photo shot.

Never mind all that. We were just two fellas from Texas hanging out shooting the breeze in a record store in SoHo. (okay, technically..taylor & i did most of the talking and by hanging out i mean we stood there for 25 seconds, then scurried off like awestruck middle schoolers).

He was actually a nice guy and the Luke Wilson sighting moved to tops on the RSB/NYC celebrity sightings list, just inching past the former Poison front man.
What about you - Anyone random or crazy famous cross your path while in the Big Apple?

We had a blast in NYC, a great time with our friends at Rev Gen in New Jersey & a memorable concert here in Orlando tonight. So thanks to everybody who's come out to see us this weekend. We really appreciate it.

Happy happy Labor Day ,
Gustav Gustav go away.

*Here's the rsb boys taking in the sensory overload experience that is standing in the middle of Times Square.

August 25, 2008

Robbie Seay Impersonator

I've just finished producing an ep with my friends from Reno,Nv.
Donald Zimmerman and company spent two weeks in Houston with us recording at HYDE PARK STUDIO and we're all really excited about their new project.

Here, the beloved bass player Cory is showing us his best rsb impersonation and what a fine one it is. And yes, that is the guitar playing, mustache / pajama sporting Tim at the end of the video segment. He's not as creepy as he looks, actually a fine fellow.



What about you?
Wanna take a turn mocking my "12 packs a day" rasp that has made me famous with dozens if not hundreds of fanatacil fans statewide?

Let's hear it.
I can take it.

August 20, 2008

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Greetings friends,

Summer is quickly fading. Pools are emptying, Kids are returning to their respective education institutions & RSB is leaving the humid confines of Houston and coming to see You!

We're excited to announce the fall tour details and we'd be thrilled to have you join us.


Hope, Coffee & Melody will hit the road and share a unique experience in 30 cities across the country.
This will be an intimate gathering of music, story, mission & great coffee to share together.

Joining the band will be Chris Seay (brother, pastor, author, friend), Chris Taylor (BEC recording artist) and singer songwriter Alli Rogers.
Here are some thoughts on the tour from Chris & Robbie:

"There is a story that brings us all together, only in the onslaught of nonstop media noise this Voice of Hope is drowned out. It's time to tune in. In one night of music, story, experience, and laughter we hope to connect rich and poor, hopeful and hopeless. Intertwine the lives of the struggling coffee farmer with the people who wake up drinking coffee from beans he plants and harvests and in this connection they will both find hope. A young girl in a Kolkata red light district will be given a job making bibles rather than following the footsteps of her mother who works in prostitution, and the employer and employee will be changed forever. A child that you have yet to meet, will look to you and ask you to share your abundance so that her most basic needs might be met, and the world will become so much more than smaller, but closer. It is our prayer, that in the midst of this whirlwind we will laugh as people that have not lost hope, drink deep of a rare cup of coffee, and share a melody that will awaken the best in all of us. So set aside one evening to see the world from a new vantage point and leave singing your own "Song of Hope."

Tickets are available now at 
 iTickets.com


Wednesday, September 10:
The Heights Baptist Church
201 West Renner Road
Richardson, TX 75080
7:00 pm
TICKETS - $8

Thursday, September 11:
Common Grounds Coffee Shop
1123 S 8th St
Waco, TX 76706
8:00 Pm
TICKETS- $10

Friday, September 12:
Crossings Community Church
14600 North Portland Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK
7:00 pm
TICKETS - $7

Sunday, September 14:
Berean Baptist Church
309 west Cty. Road 42
Burnsville, MN
6:30 pm
Free

Tuesday, September 16:
Breakwawy Bible study
Reed Arena
College Station, Tx
9:00 PM
free

Wednesday, September 17:
Taft Arts Center
2115 taft st
Houston, Tx 77006
7:00 pm
TICKETS-$10

Thursday, September 18:
Palace Theatre
105 South Main Street
Bryan, Texas
7:00 pm
TICKETS-$12

Saturday, September 20
Journey Church
7701 Maryland Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63105
7:00 Pm
TICKETS- $12 :

Sunday, September 21
Windsor Crossing
114 N. Eatherton RD
Chesterfield, MO 63005
7:00 PM
TICKETS:$12

Monday, September 22
Southwest Bible College
1600 University, Ave.
Bolivar, MO
7:00 Pm
TICKETS: $12

So there you have it. Say Goodbye to Summer, Hello to sweater weather & come join us in a city near you.
Cheers,
Robbie

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August 14, 2008

Healthcare


Musicians have always been great at asking questions rather giving answers.
So today, I join them.

Health care in the US has been on my mind lately. From my 4 month old friend Zoe who is strong and alive against most odds -- to sitting with a 17 year old (who had no insurance of any kind) as he took his final breath at Houston's trauma hospital recently - it affects us all.

Anybody who knows me will know that I follow politics but don't trust any of these guys enough to actually work on behalf of the middle class & the poor. You gotta own an oil company or work in pharmaceuticals to get that kind of attention.

So, I turn to you instead.

Here is a question I submitted to Rick Warren at the request of his office - looking for questions to consider for Saturday night's joint interview at Saddleback Church with both candidates.

"We live in a country where the poor are turned away from hospitals and yet the rich have VIP access to the best medical care in the world. Is it possible to provide health care for every American who needs it (rich and poor), protect the high quality of health care in this country & avoid the bureaucratic chaos that often defines most agencies operated by the federal government?"

your thoughts?


August 7, 2008

Studio of the Future


Well, it's been too long since we've met like this.
RSB has been traveling non stop, visiting friends in Pittsburgh, Decatur IL, Milwaukee, Nashville & Estes Park,CO
.
Now that I'm home for a few weeks, I'm able to write a lot which I am really enjoying.
I'm writing songs for RSB, songs for country music (yeah..they're not very good but i laugh at myself outloud as I pen lyrics about my 'truck being stuck in the mud' :) & songs about Liz and my crazy kids.

Anyway, I wanted to give you all a glimpse into the high life, the fast lane, the future of audio recording.
This is El Bano Studios - one of the finest studios on my street at the very least.
The acoustics rival LA & Nashville's finest recording rooms, no doubt.
Notice the high profile USB mic..yeah, it plugs right into the MacBook. Nothing but the best, folks.
And please don't overlook the double sinks and curling iron - essentials if you're going to record the magic.

So, it's pretty ghetto I know.
But until I write a hit song for the world to sing, I'll be content to bring a candle and kitchen table chair to the demo sessions and write for writing's sake.

Hope you're having a lovely summer.
Cheers,
Robbie