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The Set List #10


The Setlist is RMC Studio's weekly newsletter! It's jam packed with awesome pictures, videos, and news that you won't want to miss. So make sure you always keep your eye on the setlist, you're gonna want to know what's coming up next!


This Week's Set List:

- Garwood Rocks

- Holi-Green-Day

- The Great RMC Prank Wars

- Underoos

Studio News and Events


Garwood Rocks is upon us!

Come spend the day with us at Garwood Rocks! We're going to be rocking the main stage at 11:15 and giving out free lessons at the studio from 1-4! We'll be featuring solo performers, the RMC Drumline, Jazz Ensemble, and Rockshop, so come on out to Garwood Rocks and ROCK with us!

Student / Teacher Juke Box

Every week we're gonna ask a student and their teacher to each name a song that they've been jamming on! This week we feature Will Cabral and his teacher Abel Tabares!


Will:


"Holiday" - Green Day

"I like this song because it sounds AWESOME"


Abel:


"Aperture" - Tor


"I like this song because Tor programs really cool drums in it and he uses a bunch of different drum samples to create layers that build in each different section of the song."


Video Of The Week


The Great RMC Prank Wars continue as Liz and EJ battle it out to be the champion of chuckles. Who shall reign victorious in this battle? Watch and see...



EJ's Thought Bubble


As the fearless leader behind RMC Studios, EJ's brain is chock full of introspective musings. So much so that we've created a space for him to offload those musings and share them with the world! This is

EJ's Thought Bubble...


EJ contemplates the status of his home appliances while in Portland.

After a two week break... it is awesome, humbling, and a touch embarrassing to be back at this!


1.) Quote I am Pondering:


"The Universe Will Challenge our Prejudices"

- Melody Beattie


What seems like every time I think I have a situation, a person, a belief structure, or any given social, religious, or political organization figured out, the universe seems to show up and make me feel sideways. How much of my own thought system was pressed upon me by other influential people's prejudices? My parents, teachers, extended family, friends, employers, etc? Is that what sometimes creates the fear to be the lone voice? Not being afraid to speak, but truly being afraid to question everything we think we believe. To a snake, night feels like day. So asking a human and a snake (if they could answer without injecting me with poisonous venom) which is nighttime and which is daytime... who's right?


2.) Embarrassing Family Photo and Track I am Listening To:

DC or Marvel? Which Gaub will come out on top?

Ok... so... a couple weeks ago I mentioned that all of us who are parents love our kids but secretly hope they go easy on us by not eating sand out of the community sand box or insisting on wearing their underwear outside their clothes. Today... yes... I am the one with the underwear outside the clothes. This picture is troubling on many, many levels. First off... let me dispel any misunderstandings... ladies and gentlemen... this is NOT a halloween photo. The date on the back is in mid February. So its an ordinary day at the Gaub household.

This picture was taken downstairs at my grandparents. It is their living room and it has the most amount of open space in the entire house... and in this picture... you see the open space. What made this room super dope was that the carpet was that indoor/outdoor Brady Bunch Backyard astroturf... My grandmother was a thug and hated cooking, cleaning, or really doing anything besides being angry and fighting with the neighbors... so this carpet served her well. My brother and I just liked beating each other up on it. Today apparently DC comics and Marvel comics are about to clash in the the ultimate rumble. 

SIDENOTE: what else made that room super awesome was there was a hole in the ceiling... that was straight through to a hole in our living room floor right above that room. So often you could be upstairs and stick your head through the hole to look downstairs... or drop something on someone!!!

Ok, so I have deflected from myself long enough. First off... this outfit is unacceptable. I am trying to be ROBIN (Batmans' trusty sidekick)... but I have on blue tights and a red superman cape and red and white underwear. This is not proper Robin attire and that is a poor job on my part. The fact that I own a pair of blue tights at that age also raises a series of other questions to dive into at another point. One thing I should say in my defense is that those are Underroos. Underroos were the jam!!! You could buy them at the grocery store and they were packaged in what looked like a record sleeve. While other kids collected baseball cards, or comic books, or sports jerseys... I collected underwear! I had two dresser drawers devoted to my epic Underoos collection... Aquaman you ask? Boom... had it... Superman, Batman, Robin, Captain America, Luke Skywalker... Bam... Had them all... I also had some deep cuts... like Chewbacca and Shazam!! Check out the awesome commercial.. .it gets you hyped to go rock a pair!

My brother appears to have some common sense and just goes with the sensible top with actual pants... his lack of commitment aside, its why he at this point in his life does not have a back catalog of photos that requires paragraphs of text to explain. However, for those of you following this since the start... we typically see he likes to eat, or has appeared to have just eaten. His grandpa special haircut is also looking really Amish today. Clearly, only cutting the bangs was the priority this time around. I am flexing for the camera doing my man of mystery cape over the face move... I probably should have opted for cape over the exposed underwear move... but what can you do?! I also appear to have tucked my Robin shirt into my blue tights... as if wearing my underwear as shorts was not bad enough... I need to go all the way by then tucking my shirt into my blue tights. Ugh.


This brings me to the track I am listening to:

"Crazy" - Seal

While I look crazy in this photo... Seal is one of my favorite artists. Released in the United Kingdom in November of 1990 and in the United States in 1991, the song was top 5 in England and a top 10 hit in the United States. The song was written in 1989, took over 2 months to put together and was based on the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Tiananmen Square Massacre. The swelling synth and keyboards that open the song are representative of popular production style at the time also heard in songs by Madonna (Like a Prayer) or Paul Van Dyk (Politics of Dancing). The song is in the key of B minor and is played around 105 beats per minute.


3.) Random Thought:


"'I want Happiness.' - Drop the I because its ego, drop the want because its desire, and you are left with happiness"

- The Buddha 


.........69,999 thoughts to go!!!

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