Today I am going to talk about what went into creating my newest masterpiece, “Kill the Buffalo.” I’m super excited about it. Sometime last year, I began to notice people at work wearing lumberjack-style shirts. Affectionately called Buffalo Plaid, the design of these now-trendy shirts irked me. Why are all these people wearing such a stereotypically Canadian lumberjack pattern? I mean, it’s not an exceptionally good looking design. I don’t know, but they still do it, and that’s why I’m making a song about it. Continue reading “The Making of “Kill the Buffalo””
Today I’m going to talk business-y! As anyone who has listened to any of my music could tell you, it’s obvious I don’t make music to make money. I make music for myself. But through digital distribution statistics, I can see what songs are streamed and sold more than others. And it’s all pretty interesting. Continue reading “Random Blog Post #14”
Well, well, well, Jam Session #10. It’s fitting to celebrate this milestone with a taste of an effing awesome song early in development. As always with these, the sound quality isn’t the best. More often than not, it’s recorded in an open-air environment with the Music Memos iOS app. I did add a little EQ and such to the beginning to make the rest of the song stand out more, and I overlapped the drum track over the live recording so you could hear them better. But it’s essentially a live recording. It’s difficult to tell probably, but I’m using new drum samples. Very metal.
I do have an idea of what I want this song to become, like lyrically and conceptually, but I’m not sure yet. All I know is that when that riff starts at about 9 seconds in…I’m feeling it! It’s nothing groundbreaking obviously, but it’s a style or feeling that I don’t think I’ve explored as much as I’ve wanted. Then the verses turn into a jackhammering type thing, which I’m excited to figure out how to vocalize over. I need to find some words that rhyme with “plaid.” Bad, mad, sad, fad…hm…
Anyway, what do you think?
It’s time for another random blog post! It’s been too long since the last one. While on Christmas break at work, I had hoped I’d be able to work on a lot of music. That didn’t happen. Between not having as lengthy of a break as usual and screwing up my left thumb, putting guitar riffs together is something I couldn’t manage very well. My thumb still hurts. I don’t know what I did to it. Hm. Continue reading “Random Blog Post #13”
It’s New Year’s Eve! Once upon a time, this was my favorite holiday. Now…it’s not. Anyway, I did one of these Year-in-Review things last year, and it was kind of fun. I read, watched, and played a lot more stuff this year than last year, so this should be more interesting to write and read.
Books, movies, video games, and books are the things that I am ranking here. Nothing else matters, not even the presidential election. Like last year, I’ll give my top 3 picks for each category in no particular order, probably. Continue reading “Robby Reviews the Year 2016”
Yes, this Friday, December 16th, 2016, this little song called “Merry Effing Christmas” by Robby Suavé will be available for you to buy, stream, steal, or ignore! Work on it began in late October if my memory serves me correctly. As is probably predicted by anyone, working on a Christmas song in October is strange. While everyone was getting dressed up as vampires and witches, gobbling up candy, having fun and whatever, I was holed up at my computer, constructing a song about Christmas instead. Not that I didn’t have fun making the song of course, but…it’s complicated. Continue reading “The Making of Merry Effing Christmas”
Yes, I made a Christmas song! Fittingly entitled “Merry Effing Christmas,” it sort of exhibits my feelings on the holiday. I’ll save the details of the songwriting process for later, but right now I just want to announce the thing. It was sent for digital distribution yesterday with a release date of December 16th. Depending on your preferred streaming service of choice, you might not get to hear it where you want in time for Christmas unfortunately. But it will be on Bandcamp and YouTube on the 16th for sure, since I’m in control of those outlets. Amazon tends to be pretty quick with putting music up. iTunes is a little slower. And then for the various streaming services, Spotify is usually on time, but the others are less swift in updating.
So yeah, an awesome Christmas song is coming to your earholes in a couple weeks. It’s a fun and upbeat little ditty. I’ll remind you once or twice in the meantime, but still, don’t forget!
What have I been dooooooing?! Here’s what I’ve been doing: I’ve been working on a buttload of music. It’s been easygoing and stressful at the same time somehow. It’s not because of deadlines I’ve imposed on myself or anything like that though. Continue reading “Random Blog Post #12”
I love Dope, the band. After hearing “Debonaire” and “You Spin Me ‘Round” after their first album came out, I was hooked. An interesting thing about the band is that while their first 3 albums were released in short successions, the last 3 have had long breaks in between. They’ve done small tours here and there, so it’s not like Dope has ever been completely dormant, but the flow of new music is slow. The new Dope album called Blood Money Part 1 is out now. I’ve been listening to it for a couple weeks now, and I have some thoughts. Continue reading “Robby Reviews Dope’s Blood Money Part 1”