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Packing

Posted on June 20, 2012 at 7:47pm by Robert Comments Off on Packing

Hey y’all!

I’ve only got a second to write the update this week, as I’m getting ready for a week-long retreat in Iowa.  What am I doing in Iowa, you ask?  Come back next Wednesday for full details and an exciting announcement!

In the meantime, I have to finish packing…

Just a Little Show and Tell

It’s been a busy couple of days, in […]

Crystal Balls

Posted on June 13, 2012 at 7:49pm by Robert Comments Off on Crystal Balls

Did you read Deke Sharon’s CASA article about creating more meaningful music?  No?  Ok, go check that out.

He’s right, you know.  Like he said, hard to hear, but it’s true.  What we do most often is to reflect greatness, perhaps because we believe that the transmutation of instruments to voices is creativity enough to grant us a free pass when […]

Ch-ch-ch-changes

Posted on June 6, 2012 at 6:42pm by Robert Comments Off on Ch-ch-ch-changes

News

So it looks like sometime when I wasn’t paying attention, a-cappella.com closed down!  For those of you who don’t know, a-cappella.com (formerly “Mainely A Cappella” – and by formerly I mean when I was in High School) was probably the single best source for purchasing all things a cappella online.  Sheet music in particular was a hot item (and in […]

Voices That Care

Posted on May 31, 2012 at 3:43am by Robert Comments Off on Voices That Care

I teased this project last week, but here’s the real thing!

The backstory: Corey Slutsky of Voices Only approached me about arranging for this project a few months back.  Since he’s a great guy, and this project was going to involve approximately 80% of my friends, I happily agreed!  Here’s the result, which came out really well, if I do say […]

I’m Late, I’m Late!

Posted on May 24, 2012 at 1:45am by Robert Comments Off on I’m Late, I’m Late!

I only have 20 minutes to type the update today, so here goes!

I was in the studio this morning working with a wedding quartet singing a cappella versions of classic wedding tunes.  That was awesome.  It made me want to sing more.

Luckily I get to!  I’m on my way to a super secret group rehearsal with some super talented people.  […]

#SaveTheSingOff

Posted on May 16, 2012 at 6:30pm by Robert Comments Off on #SaveTheSingOff

If you’re a regular reader of the site, there’s a good chance you follow me on Twitter and/or Facebook, so by now you’re probably totally sick of hearing me talk about this.  That’s totally fair, but the truth is that change never happens in these situations without those who care being a little annoying.  I figure if I’m going to […]

On Creativity

Posted on May 9, 2012 at 7:17pm by Robert Comments Off on On Creativity

An Opinion Piece

Last week’s article was by far the most viewed post in the history of the site!  I feel now a tremendous pressure to follow up with something equally as interesting and provocative that gets to the heart of issues burning within all of us.

I got nothing!

Well, not nothing – last week’s entry resulted in lots of great conversation […]

ICCA/ICHSA Finals 2012

Posted on May 2, 2012 at 7:19pm by Robert Comments Off on ICCA/ICHSA Finals 2012

I wasn’t there!

But boy has this been a big part of my news feed…

Well ok, some of my work was showcased (more on that in a minute), so I was sort of there in spirit.  Still, why devote a blog entry to an event that I didn’t see with my own eyes?

Because the discussion is important, and I know from […]

RARB

Posted on April 25, 2012 at 9:04pm by Robert Comments Off on RARB

News

The big news this week is something you’ve probably seen elsewhere in the social media world already: I’ve been appointed to the newly created position at the Recorded A Cappella Review Board (or RARB for short) of “Marketing Director!”

Some of you who are familiar with RARB might be wondering what exactly this new position is all about, and how the […]

Born This Way/Boston

Posted on April 18, 2012 at 4:19pm by Robert Comments Off on Born This Way/Boston

Born This Way

I mentioned a big announcement coming last week, which I neglected to post when it actually happened, so here it is!

Some of you may remember that last year Ithacappella, along with IC’s Premium Blend and Voice Stream, recorded a version of Katy Perry’s “Firework” to raise money for The Trevor Project.  The group decided to do a similar […]