Email: from Jeanette at RobMusement
Subject: full Songs from A Room Audio!!!!
Me: Gah!!!!!!! Really?
Jeanette: I got all kinds of f*cking excited and forgot to send the pic *dead*
Jeanette: This is amazing!
Me: Where's the pic? LOL! I'm eating supper and practically choked. Need to get to my computer...
Jeanette: JFC! This is it Lisa, he has officially ruined me. BTW, I am convinced this is his bday gift to me. No one will ever change my mind.
It took Jeanette three emails to send the picture.
I totally understood after seeing it :)
|YOU ALL KNOW HOW I FEEL ABOUT BEANIE ROB.|
BEANIE ROB WITH SCRUFF PLAYING A GUITAR? *DED*
rpfangifljr: I keep sitting here and saying... Wait. What??? Over & over. The pic is TDF! I need to get on the laptop and hear it!!! Thank you!!! I'm so dying!!!
Me: Oh. Shit. Oh. Shit.
Jeanette: It's beautiful isn't it? He sounds amazing.
Me: That was just me reacting to the picture. I'm seriously crying right now. WTF is wrong with me? Downloaded mp3 now. Listening. BRB...
Me: Just hearing him sigh, speak, and stroke...
Jeanette: Well the pic is amazingly gorgeous.
Jeanette: I love that he says, "...if I f*ck this up" LOL
Me: I can't even function right now.
Jeanette: I'm right there with you.
Me: JFC. I'm just sitting here stunned. It's all I've ever wanted from him, Jeanette. More music. He has such a gift. I hope we get the video too, but just to hear him play and sing is almost too much. It's everything.
Jeanette: I agree. I'd love to see him play but I'm afraid I won't be able to handle it.
Me: Happy, happy, happy birthday, Jeanette!! Best present ever. As kiTT said, Rob totally trumped our gift :)
Jeanette: Rob trumps all. Always. But what you guys did was amazing. I'm still stunned.
Email: from Jen at Twired
Subject: Rob singing!
Jen: GO TO ROBSESSED NOW!!!!! Full recording of Rob singing from that Songs from a room thing.
Email: me to kiTT at Tongue-Twied
Subject: Re: Is it my turn to say good morning? (He he. Inside joke. Thread from this morning.)
Me: Holy hell! The audio is out for Songs from a Room!! Jeanette emailed me, as did Jen, along with a tweet. I'm shaking. Getting ready to listen right now. BRB...
kiTT: Well Rob just showed us all up for Jeanette's bday.
Me: Yep. And I'm literally crying right now.
kiTT: crying? aww is your team losing to the phils? lol
Me: I have no idea. LOL! I don't even have the TV on. I am just listening to the song over and over and over.
Phone call: me to Mary (Mama Cougar)
Mary: I'm just getting ready to listen to it. Are you ok, baby?
(Note: My soul sister didn't even have to say hello.)
Me: Oh, Mary. *sobs*
Mary: I just saw the tweet and I knew you were going to call me.
Me: You know this is all I wanted.
Mary: You've followed them for a long time waiting for this.
Mary: I love you SO much.
Me: I love you too.
Mary: Ok. I'm going to listen to it now.
Then I emailed Fran (belladuluk/bellatesoro), tweeted ROBsessed, tweeted my Beanie Rob loving bestie Terri (rpattzgirl), and tweeted Sofar Sounds.
Email: to Rafe at Sofar
Subject: The song heard round the world.
Me: Thank you for finding a way to get the full-length version of Rob's song released. You know how long I've been waiting for it. Obviously, I hope that you get permission to release the video of it as well, but the beautiful photo and audio are amazing. Rob has no idea how much his music touches us and how badly we want him to record more. You've given us something to hold onto in the meantime.
Any chance that he sang more than one song?
Rafe: nope just one song that night hopefully he'll come and sing again (if we don't scare him away)
you are most welcome Lisa....
(Note: You can learn more about SofarSounds here.)
Here is video footage from performance, filmed in February of 2010. When I emailed Sofar shortly after the video was released, Rafe informed me that they were working on securing permission from Rob and his management team to release the full-length video. *fingers crossed*
Thank you, Sofar.
Thank you, Rafe.
Thank you, Marcus.
(Rob was there because Marcus was performing.)
Thank you, Rob.
Thank you, enablers and handholders.
And thank you, Jeanette, for having a birthday
and sharing the best present ever with us ;)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JEANETTE!