Thursday, May 10, 2012

Heeeeeeere's my brother!

It's not every day that I get to feature a family member on my death blog.  And don't worry, he's not dead.  Yet.  At the moment, he's very much alive and kickin'.  My brother Robby (I refuse to excise the "by" from his name) is a composer out in Burbank, California.  He has been a musician for most of his life playing in bands, but in the past decade, he has had his music featured in movies and commercials.  Here's one right here.




Robby
He posted something on Facebook yesterday that caught the death writer's eye.  It's a song about death!  So, here I am promoting my flesh and blood on my bloggity blog.  So, grab a box of Kleenex and listen to his song.  I really like it and I hope you like it too.


A friend told me his 90-something year old father in frail health was looking forward to the afterlife to reunite with his wife...that struck me as such a sweet and poignant concept...so I sat down at the piano and this simple song kinda wrote itself.  Click here.




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  1. Beautiful, Pam. It reminds me of a portion of my current WIP, except the old man in my WIP had been waiting in the afterlife for 12 years for his wife to join him. And it is a happy reunion when she finally does. Thanks for sharing your brother's song. :)

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    1. You're welcome! Thank you for commenting on it. We all need a little ego boosting now and then, so it's nice to be able to do that for my brother.

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  2. What a beautiful and touching song. It really hit home for me as my parents are elderly and my dad is very frail.
    You must be very proud of your brother, kudos to him!

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    1. I am proud of him. I'm glad you liked it!

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  3. I have friends post their own music or their friends music all the time and unfortunately, it usually sucks.

    This is very good. I like it a lot. The only part that sticks for me is the cloud reference. It sounds like it would fit very well in a soundtrack.

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    1. I rarely post music on this blog, unless it's from someone famous. But, in my new "Monday Mournings" feature where I interview people about their experience with a death, I am going to post a song they had played at the memorial.
      Thanks for commenting!

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  4. Wow! what a beautiful voice and the piano playing is stunning - I am a sucker for a voice like that and ALWAYS for tender piano music. I always wanted to be a piano player but it hasn't happened yet.
    My cynical and hurt side can't relate to the lyrics (won't relate?) but I know that is my issue.

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    1. I have a piano in my house that no one knows how to play. I missed out on the music gene in my family. Two of my brothers and my sister are all musically inclined. I tried to learn guitar in college, but I didn't have the passion that is required to be any good.

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  5. Ditto here - several of my sibs are talented musicians. Me? although I enjoy music, I can't play it. I worked with the guitar post college for two years and got as far as being able to sorta play some basic songs for the little kid classroom in which I taught. Lacked the passion too, I suppose. I've always favored the piano - both my parents played and we had one in the house growing up. There was no money for lessons and no time for my parent to teach me. ANd now? no piano ..... and likely not enough passion at this point either. :( But can enjoy your brothers piano playing!

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    1. Those lessons are expensive. My daughter is going to be in band next year and I was told that playing the flute is helpful to learn the piano, so maybe we'll get lessons for her in the summer of next year.

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  6. Robby's song is so well crafted, I like the unexpected rhyme that sets up & delivers the bridge-to-chorus, landing sweetly into the chorus, feels like a softball landing smack into the baseball glove. And I love the imagery of how he imagines her dressed like on their first date, and tying in that 'heads in the clouds' or 'cloud nine' feeling of first falling in love, with the heaven/cloud imagery, very nice!! Yeay talented Rob & Pamela! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Awww, thanks Amy! I'm sure my brother will appreciate that coming from a fellow musician. I'm just like, uh, that's so pretty and it makes me kind of sad, but I like it.

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  7. Nice piece Rob. I'll always be a fan.

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