New Look for the Website!
Today I release the new look for www.robroper.com! As you can see, I now have a banner photo on the homepage, and a different color scheme for all the pages. The navigation menu has been moved to the top of the pages. I corrected a bunch of mistakes and simplified the code-- all "under the hood" stuff that you can't see, but will make the website easier to maintain. I also embedded my upcoming shows from my Reverbnation page, so I no longer have to enter the shows in two places. Have a look around, I hope you like it!
--Rob Jaunary 2, 2019
I'm Forming a New Rock Band
Up until now, Total Flower Chaos has just been a name I've used for the rock songs I've written over the past few years. But now I'm looking for musicians to make it a real band. The musical style has elements of psychedelic rock, hard rock, noise rock, ambient, space rock and metal. Imagine a combination of The Church, The Cure, Garbage, Sonic Youth and Tool. You can hear both home demos and professional recordings of the songs the band will play on the Total Flower Chaos music player on the right.
I have very high ambitions for this band, so the expectations of the musicians I recruit for the band will be high, too. In addition to playing their instrument well, all band members will be expected to pitch in with the the administrative and promotional work required for a band to be successful. This will not be a casual thing.
Musicians in the Denver area who might be willing to commit to this project can email me at email@example.com. I want to form this band as soon as possible and start gigging, but I want to find the right people.
--Rob December 5, 2019
New Single "My Favorite Disguise" Released!
John McVey, the producer of my album "Misfit," programmed the drums. Eric Moon, who played keyboards on "Misfit," laid down the keyboard tracks. I sang the vocal and played the electric guitars and bass. Except for the drum programming, all the instruments and vocals were recorded in my home studio by me. I also mixed and mastered the song.
--Rob November 20, 2019
Big Show for Scupanon at Swallow Hill Nov 14
My acoustic band, Scupanon, has been making the rounds of the Colorado bars and breweries for the past few years, playing for our friends who live nearby, and making new fans from the regulars. Now we're going to bring ALL our Colorado friends and fans-- new and old-- together for one very big and special show at Colorado's premier folk music venue-- Swallow Hill Music. We will play in the Cafe. There is no better environment for hearing acoustic music.
This is happening Thursday, November 14, at 7:30pm. Swallow Hill is at 71 E. Yale Ave., Denver, Colorado 80210. You can buy advance tickets at this link.
--Rob October 21, 2019
Good-bye to Electric Poetry
My rock band for the last two years, Electric Poetry, has ended. Most of the band members have too much going on with family, careers and other bands to continue with Electric Poetry. And I want to take my rock band to the next level. So we have to call it quits. We are all still friends.
For my new rock band, I want to integrate elements of Electric Poetry-- where I played my newer rock songs and old Misfit songs, with the social commentary songs I've written for my Total Flower Chaos project. I will be actively seeking out and interviewing prospective band members in the next couple of months. This band is going to be BIG. I will see to that.
--Rob October 5, 2019
Website Problems and New Design
Sorry for the website being down for so long. However it's working again now, as you can see, except for the blog. I updated the Shows page with fall shows.
Soon I will completely redesign the site so it looks more modern. In the meantime, my old design still has everything you need. So listen to songs on the music players on the homepage, check out shows, and visit all the other pages (except the blog).
--Rob September 26, 2019
Songwriting and Guitar Teaching
I've spruced up my Lessons page (listed on the top navigation bar), to list some specific songwriting and guitar lessons that I offer. I can teach in person in Denver, or via Skype for those elsewhere. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in taking lessons from me.
--Rob April 14, 2019
The Voice of Doubt
I released a new single under the Total Flower Chaos bandname. It's called "The Voice of Doubt." You can try-before-you-buy and then download it if you like it on the Total Flower Chaos Bandcamp site.
--Rob February 21, 2019