January 23, 2016 in stuff

East Coast Snowstorm Delays CD Shipment of “I Like The Elephant In The Room”!

delayed-shipment Bad news! The CDs for I Like The Elephant In The Room were supposed to arrive Monday, but they are stuck in the east coast snowstorm! I hope that a polar bear didn’t get ’em! :) If you ordered one, I’ll ship ’em out as soon as I get ’em! If you didn’t order one yet, the cool kids are getting it here!
While you’re waiting for your copy, you can watch all the videos below!

December 10, 2015 in stuff

“Cans (Infinitely Recyclable)” Video!

The cans and setup used to make the percussion on "Cans (Infinitely Recyclable)"!

Here’s the next video from I Like The Elephant In The Room. This one’s a weird instrumental that started when I noticed that the Peach Pear LaCroix cans in the middle console of my car were making some interesting noises when I drove over bumps. I recorded those sounds with my phone and sculpted those sounds into the backing percussion of this track. Enjoy!

Video footage is from “Hands” (1944) an “impressionistic film promoting total war mobilization, showing only human hands” https://archive.org/details/Hands1944.

Check out the upcoming album at Bandcamp!

December 6, 2015 in stuff

“Funeral Shoes” Video!

Here’s “Funeral Shoes”, the 4th track on the upcoming I Like The Elephant In The Room! Time, I know, right?

The video footage is from a GM promotional video from 1956 called “Design for Dreaming”.

November 17, 2015 in stuff

Cut ‘Em Thin, You’re Bound To Win!

Here’s the second track from I Like The Elephant In The Room, “Cut ‘Em Thin”!

The above video footage is from a bicycle safety film from 1963 called One Got Fat. Monkey-masked careless kids on bikes getting hit by cars, oh my! I wonder how effective that video was for influencing good bicycling habits?

November 11, 2015 in stuff

New album “I Like The Elephant In The Room” Coming & Video For 1st Track “Asteroid 12B”!

I’ve got a new CD/Digital Album coming in January called I Like The Elephant In The Room! It was written, performed and recorded by me in 2014/2015. I think it’s pretty unique! You can order it now at Bandcamp where you can get the first song “Asteroid 12B” today. And here’s a video for that first song!

(The video footage is from “Stop Driving Us Crazy” (1959) https://archive.org/details/StopDriv1959).

July 4, 2014 in stuff

The Earth People Won’t Miss One: My New Weird Electric Instrumental Album

The Earth People coverI recently digitally released a weird electric instrumental album that I call “The Earth People Won’t Miss One”!

You can get it at all the usual places: iTunesBandcampSpotifyGoogle PlayAmazon.com, etc.

I hadn’t intended to release an album like this, it just kinda happened. Every evening starting late March 2014, I started noodling around in Logic Pro X for an hour or two before bed, and by the beginning of May, I had this 29-minute weirdo album! It is sometimes heavy, sometimes melancholy, and usually weird. It is all recorded with a Fender Stratocaster, with the addition of bass guitar on most tracks, Logic drums on most tracks and light keyboard on a few tracks.

For best results, listen with good headphones and as loud as reasonably healthy for your ears!

The Earth People Won’t Miss One on iTunes
The Earth People Won’t Miss One at Bandcamp
The Earth People Won’t Miss One at Spotify
The Earth People Won’t Miss One at Google Play
The Earth People Won’t Miss One at Amazon.com

October 27, 2013 in stuff

Behind the “Grass Is Alligators” Artwork

Yay! Grass is Alligators was released last week! You can get it at Bandcamp, iTunes or Amazon! You can also listen to it on Spotify! Your best bet is to order the real CD from Bandcamp!

About The Cover Art


booya, rob drawed this

The title track is a simple little ditty about a game that we played as kids in our back yard. I knew that the album cover had to include a swing set and at least one alligator. The image below was my first draft of an album cover, done with crayon on construction paper. It captured the spirit of what I was going for but it didn’t quite feel right:

One day I was eating lunch by myself and decided that I wanted to include a reference to every song from the album on artwork that spans the back and front cover. I made the following sketch on the inside cover of my car’s owner’s manual while scarfing down my Wendy’s:


When I got home that day, I re-drew the image on paper making some adjustments and it ended up looking like this:


Later that week I scanned the image. Then over the next several days I drew the actual album art into Photoshop using a Bamboo tablet. And voilà, the final product!:


Have you found the references to all of the songs in the artwork of your Grass Is Alligators CD?

(Hint: if you stream the songs over at Bandcamp, a different image appears as you play each song, most of the answers can be found in those images!). 

If you don’t have a CD yet, go order your physical copy of the audio compact disc at Bandcamp!

Have a tolerable Monday!

October 21, 2013 in stuff

Rob Lambert’s New Album “Grass Is Alligators” Is Unleashed!

rob-lambert-guitar-grass-is-alligatorsToday is a special day! You know why? Yes, it does happen to be my birthday, and that birthday does happen to be significant, if only because we humans generally count with a base-ten numbering system.

But that’s not why today is so special. The BIG news is that I’m unleashing my newest album Grass Is Alligators!

You can get it here: http://roblambert.bandcamp.com/

I’ve made some recordings in the past, but nothing like this one! Steve “The Kernel” Dawson (http://stevedawsonmusic.com) recorded it and he played bass and drums and a variety of other instruments on it! He knows how to play and he knows how to record music to make it sound real good! Additionally, the awesome Julie Ann Larsen joins me on background vocals on three tracks! Finally Peter Andreadis (http://www.allcitymastering.com/) mastered it so it’ll sound super-duper in your earbuds, in your car and on your vintage hi-fi at home!

I think that you will agree that the songwriting on this one is 61% better than stuff that I’ve done in the past and the recording and production values for this one are 213% better than stuff that I have done in the past. You’ll like it, I am 91% sure!

I’d love it if you got yourself an actual physical CD. It’s got Grass Is Alligators-themed artwork and it’s drawn by yours truly!

In celebration of the release, the first 144 physical CDs ordered from Bandcamp (http://roblambert.bandcamp.com/) will include a personal thank you note from me! Note that when you purchase the physical CD from Bandcamp, it includes a free immediate download of the whole darn thing! You can download the high-quality version of the album and then hang the CD on your wall for its decorative use now and for your Grass Is Alligators emergencies later!

The album is in the process of being rolled out to Amazon, iTunes and just about everywhere else, but THE BEST PLACE TO GET IT IS AT http://roblambert.bandcamp.com/ so you can get it NOW!

Thanks for your support!


(Note: The guitar in these images is not included with the CD.)



And thanks again!


January 30, 2007 in stuff

Phil Collins vs. Henry Rollins

Here is take 2 from the series “Scans from My Notebook”. Here it is: Phil Collins vs. Henry Rollins

Phil Collins vs. Henry Rollins

I don’t know what the point was when I sketched this. I think that, for a twenty second sketch from a non-artist, the spirit of these two blokes was captured quite nicely, eh? From the looks of the rest of the page, I was doing free association with words that I heard on TV, trying to come up with something creative for a song idea. (Of course Phil Collins is/was the lead singer and drummer of progressive rock group Genesis as well as each-record-is-cheesier-than-the-previous solo artist. Henry Rollins is the hardcore/punk singer/songwriter/spoken word artist of Black Flag and Rollins Band fame.)

January 29, 2007 in stuff

The Laundry Lifecycle

I was going through my notebook of song ideas and was chuckling at a few sketches that I made over the years. Here’s one called “The Laundry Lifecycle” showing the different states that clothing can be in and the fact that a large percentage of the states are called “laundry”!

the Laundry Lifecycle