Obvious to me, perhaps not you the reader, is that I reflect on my own experiences when writing. One experience I had just last Thursday was interviewing an acoustical artist for my next blog. One internal drive for this person, which applies to this blog on "The Robots", was to create his own music. His belief is that if he could not do the original artist justice, then he would prefer not doing the cover. This now brings us back to this story, and what a story it is . . .
This band, the Loyal Plastic Robots, or "The Robots" for short, is made of individual artists that when combined, become one gigantic piece of art. An art that for me surpasses what you would ever expect from some of the "big name bands". This group of individuals has found a way to surpass just the written song, and to make it their own. I know it sounds a bit cliche, but I was blown away. This same concept is what I struggle with day-to-day with my photography; however for me it is moving from an infancy, whereas "The Robotics" it is mastered, skilled, art like. They are not your street corner band . . . they are more.
As always, I am showing you photos as I see, hear, vibe, from the band. I hope this speaks with a clear voice. Do realize, I prefer to shoot without a flash. All of these photos are without flash. As I learn my camera, I will be able to improve my art to what I "see", which is an unspoken "voice" in front of me. "The Robots" have given me some inspiration to do that.
Before I introduce the band, let's start you off with some photos (okay, I guess I will put some names here too) . . .
So tell me, was this blog true or fiction? I guess you will have to find out for yourself!
Here's the list of music that night . . . boy do these hit home with me . . .
Here Comes the Sun-Beatles
Melissa - Allman Brothers
Handle Me With Care - Traveling Wilburys
The Wait - The Band
Tore Down - Eric Clapton
Don't Do Me Like That - Tom Petty
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Ape Man - The Kinks
Unchained My Heart - Joe Cocker
Low Spark of High Heeled Boys - Traffic
Badge - Eric Clapton
Baba O'Riley - The Who
Evil Ways - Santana
Oye Como Va - Santana
Pretzel Logic - Steely Dan
Reconsider Baby - Lowell Fulson
The Letter - Joe Cocker
The Way - Fastball
Bodhisattva - Steely Dan
Aqualung - Jethro Tull
After their friends came up to jam . . .
Carry That Weight/Golden Sumbers/The End -Beatles
Band On The Run - The Wings
Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits
Twist and Shout - The Beatles
Currently "The Robots" will be appearing at The Track Lounge the first Friday of every month. Here's the info: