June 28, 2006
As mentioned, Lil Toni and Catfish have made a recording of one of Rob's songs available for those of us who weren't lucky enough to hear him sing.
Folks have come through big-time with offers to mirror the file to help spread the load and bandwidth so no one site gets hammered too badly.
Here's the list of links to Rob's song, called My Door Is Always Open. It's a 3 megabyte WMA file. Do NOT play it from these links. Instead, you must right-click on any one of the links and save it as a new file on your own hard drive. (all links are the same song.)
Dizzy-girl has also posted it to Putfile, (this is the only link where you can left-click, to go to the site to listen) where it is streamed, but not downloadable. This might be a good solution for those on dialup (Spork!).
Confabulator also has the song up in Flash format (another link you'll need to left-click) or for download as well. (sorry you got caught by Rob's blacklisting frenzy, Confabulator!)
For those people who offered but don't appear on the list, I'd like to hold your offers in reserve in case some of these sites get too much load.
Thanks for offering to help folks, Rob would have got a real kick out of the number of people who want to hear his music.
A beautiful song, and Rob had the voice for it, too.
The lyrics discribe part of my past, too, and the picking just makes you listen to the lyrics more intensely.
THAT talent will be as missed as his writing.
Damn good thing I can touch-type and the home keys have the little bumps on them, I can't see through this salt water right now...Posted by: Rivrdog on June 28, 2006 04:04 PM
Are there any more recordings known? I'd put the time into remastering them and getting them up for download or whatnot.Posted by: Buddy on June 28, 2006 04:23 PM
Man, I'm gonna miss reading Rob in the morning.
His music seemed to really touch people, has anyone thought about publishing a collection for the benefit of his kids?Posted by: Jeff on June 28, 2006 04:28 PM
Its a good thing I can still type because I sure as hell couldn't talk with this lump in my throat. Damn.Posted by: JohnW on June 28, 2006 04:58 PM
If there are more songs I will host them. I have a whole server and not shared hosting. There are all of three sites on it and none commercial. Just drop me a note at flesh99 [at] myevilminion [dot] orgPosted by: flesh99 on June 28, 2006 05:07 PM
Sounds like Willy Nelson while he still had a voice.Posted by: emdfl on June 28, 2006 05:23 PM
Wow! The words are so powerful and amazing. Thanks for sharing a little bit of Rob with us today. It makes me not miss his writing so much.Posted by: Beth on June 28, 2006 05:25 PM
I just listened to the song and it was wonderful! Somehow, I always imagined his voice would have been deeper...
Thank you for sharing with those of us who never had the chance to hear him sing live.Posted by: the other Steph on June 28, 2006 05:29 PM
So that's what he sounds like huh? Is it just me or does the voice not match the picture? It's a good voice mind you, just isn't what I imagined.Posted by: toddk on June 28, 2006 05:42 PM
why has this musical voice been kept away from those of us that couldnt make the "meets" for so long....and is their more?? anyone?Posted by: imp on June 28, 2006 08:32 PM
Heh. Pretty damned good, if I do say so. I'll second the call for any more recordings, hell I'd even throw in a buck or a few for a CD. Might even part with some of my precious alcohol. Maybe.Posted by: Greg T on June 29, 2006 01:52 AM
Does this have a title? I've listened to it a few times, and if it doesn't, I think "Anytime" is a pretty obvious title. The file (at least, my version -- one of the mp3s) doesn't have anything indicating a name or title, other than file name.Posted by: Adam Lawson on June 29, 2006 07:45 AM
Wait, I'm an idiot -- I was in such a hurry to listen to it that I didn't read the whole post. My mistake. I saw "Rob's music" and a link that said "mp3 format" and just clicked. Sorry, that'll teach me, I guess.Posted by: Adam Lawson on June 29, 2006 07:47 AM
The song is incredible! Pisses me off that Acidman didn't make this stuff available sooner, and that there won't be more. For that matter, no more Acidman. Who will be able to say what he regularly said, without looking like a poseur?
54 is way too young...Posted by: dc on June 29, 2006 07:49 AM
This teared me up again when I listened to it. There's something about his voice at the end of the song that just carries an incredible weight of emotion.Posted by: Desert Cat on June 29, 2006 09:43 AM
Thanks for making this available to all of us out here -- been wanting to hear some of his music for years, too bad it takes his passing to get it out. Any plans in the works to put out a CD? (early to think of this, I know) But it is really good of you guys to provide the means for us to listen and download -- very moving (she sniffs) Thanks so much!!Posted by: Marianne on June 29, 2006 02:38 PM
Wow! Such a voice that man had - not what I expected at all.
I'd be happy to pay retail price for a CD of more of his work - studio quality or just fooling around. Keep me posted!Posted by: MrJimm on June 30, 2006 11:00 PM
Damn, I wish I could have heard it in person.
Rob, you're already missed.Posted by: Russ on July 1, 2006 12:17 AM
I'm a lurker from Ohio who has been reading Rob and lurking for a number of years now. Upon return from my honeymoon, I was deeply saddened to hear of his passing. Thank you for making his song available to us -- it was absolutely beautiful and exactly as I'd imagined one of his songs would sound.
Rest in peace, Rob. You'll most certainly be missed in more ways than one. You've made an impression on more people than you'd ever have imagined.Posted by: ironic1 on July 6, 2006 12:32 PM
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