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Patch of Grass CD

Monday, April 13th, 2015

CD cover sizedjpegCD cover sizedNY Retro is set to release the Patch of Grass CD on June 5, 2015.  No, it has nothing to do with marijuana.  The album was conceived and produced to be listened to while mowing the lawn or any yard work.  It’s an album made by men for men and is set to be released about one week before Father’s Day.  Men don’t buy themselves presents; especially fathers.  They’ll buy tools and toys for their children.  The toys might really be for themselves but, that’s another story.  Of course, men do buy stuff for their women though that might still be for that mythical child.  So, don’t be fooled by that picture of a swing in an idyllic suburban yard.  There are no children songs on this album.  This CD is for Dad.  Happy Father’s Day!

New Year’s Resolutions for 2015

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

1. Have the Patch of Grass CD ready for release by April 1st.
2. Give up computer solitaire until CD is finished. (that should motivate me to finish it)
3. Write a blog every Sunday.
4. Play 12 major and 12 minor scales on the trumpet, alto, violin and trombone 4 days a week for 40 weeks in 2015.
5. Do 20 live performances.


Sunday, June 29th, 2014

I love that song by Tom Petty; I Won’t Back Down. It taps into that primal urge to face off against an adversary. It gives me focus. It’s the answer I need to those distractions that keep creeping into my life. I took a moment from writing this entry to add tags. When I came to one of my favorite tags, 70’s Rock, I felt it necessary to google the song. It was released in ’89 and the article is worth reading:
There is a lot about how people used the song as an anthem. That strikes me as counterintuitive. If you’re really having your convictions tested you shouldn’t have an army of believers standing with you. I still love the song though there is a chance that Tom Petty was consciously writing an anthem.

Password for mp3s

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Bob’s current drummer was the password; it’s not anymore.  I realized that since I’m doing a show on cable TV it’s become common knowledge who my current drummer is.  If you have a compelling reason to download the files for the BoScoDen CD without going to iTunes or Amazon or any of the other outlets for purchasing the downloads, contact me at

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Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

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Movie Editing Time Wasters

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

patchofgrasscoverfrwebsiteOne of my recent drafts on Bob’s Blog is an entry I was writing about Father’s Day. Father’s Day has come and gone so many times since I made my unreleased Patch of Grass CD that it’s likely I’ll be a grandfather before I’m ready to sell the thing. A lot of it has to do with the progression of technology and my own very slow learning curve. My first attempt at creating this CD was a profligate use of midi sampling. That CD was given to friends and family and anyone who might replace the midi samples with live performances. This is how the BoScoDen CD was born. I gave a copy to Scott and denis who picked and chose what cuts they wanted to render into audio samples. This last statement is a little unfair due to the fact that the BoScoDen CD is closer to a live album than a studio creation. There was very little editing involved in it’s creation. With the exception of three songs; gasholes, The G-String Song and 10 to 9 Jam, all the songs came from the Patch of Grass CD. I was a little surprised when Scott was expecting to use the cover I had designed for the Patch of Grass CD on the CD we created. It really didn’t fit since we the song Patch of Grass wasn’t on the CD. My concept of the The Patch of Grass CD was inspired by a person who had set up huge speakers on his deck to entertain himself while he did yard work. I wanted to create an album for this purpose. It didn’t take me long to realize that men over the age of thirty don’t buy music. Hence, my chosen audience would only receive this performance as a present; specifically, as a Father’s Day Present. I may have 30+ men in mind but, I have to market it to women and children. At this moment, I’m waiting for the new version of iMovie to finish doing what it has to do to work before I can make the Patch of Grass video. There was about 50 minutes of stuff left for the upstairs computer to do and I’ve been writing for 35 minutes so far.