R. 2011 is here, what has been happening?
RB. Well... Uh... There is a lot... As usual. I am enjoying working with Salon Bella Mia in the attempts to bring sexy Hollywood and Rock-N-Roll hair styles to Pittsburgh, a city of mullets and mall bangs. That is a lot of work in itself. I am happy to say that I am working on some new video remixes and editing projects with CAPP Records. Robert Codfish Bricker & The Soul Crushers just did our second gig and I think our main goal right now is just getting out there and paying our dues so to speak. The Undeniable, however, is currently forming a new line up of musicians and planning to tour soon. With the overseas success of the title track, hopefully we will be rocking abroad come next year... 2012 at the latest. Fingers crossed.
R.What can your audience expect this time round?
RB. I am really pumped up about The Undeniable right now. The debut album, "Rock-N-Roll Star" is really taking off and the title track is in rotation and being played in more than 6 countries. With the new line up of artists, we will still be doing some of my old standard tracks, but will be incorporating some new elements, as well. The new drummer, Dava Keaglor, has come here from Ohio and is adding her own twist of hip-hop influence to the beats and I've been in collaboration with friend and recording artist, Judas Dean, and we're bringing an ever darker edge to some of the already devilish tunes.
R.What do you think of music today?
RB. Oh man... Do you really want me to answer that? Grrrr. Modern pop music is complete and utter shite! I mean, I have never been a mainstream fan, but just when you thought it couldn't get any worse... I find it amazing that in 1989, Milli Vanili's Grammy was rescinded for lipsynching and now we give talentless cookie-cut wonders awards for lipsynching and auto-tuning. WTF?!? There is no humanity in pop music. It is so prefabricated and with no talent required. Rock-N-Roll was never about perfection, rather it was naturally rough with attitude and big bites of reality. It makes me so disgusted to see the American sheeple gobble up this phoney-electro-garbage that radio and posers like MTV and VH1 pump out like little pooh-pellets dropping from a goats arse! Okay, 'nuff said... My blood pressure is rising. (wink, wink) However, I am totally grooving on all the unknowns out there. There are some real great music artists on sites like whotune.com, indilite.com and still my favourite, myspace.com. Also, I am really getting into the alt country and alt blues scene. Feckin' killer tunes! ...And they actually play their own music and sing-with no auto tune!!!
R. What are you listening to now?
RB. Right now, I am into a lot of different stuff- Which is typical of me. But I am really diggin' "The Devil Makes Three" and still rocking out to Marilyn Manson . I especially love his album, "High End of Low."Robert Codfish Bricker & The Soul Crushers do a fun cover of the song, "Four Rusted Horses," from that album.
R.Describe your fashion style?
RB. My style is nothing and everything. I do not subscribe to any certain look or any one genre of music. I hate being classified under one label or style whether it be fashion, art or music.
R.Where do you shop?
RB. Clothing? I am so not a label whore. I love to go Goodwill-Hunting , as I like to call it. I love vintage and old, used, comfy clothing. I have been known, however, to check out S&M stores for my leather wear. The ER Room in Pittsburgh , PA is awesome! When it comes to music instruments and accessories I shop at Back Stage Guitars in Pittsburgh, PA. The guys there are great and always hook me up with the best deals.
R.Favorite destination to travel?
RB. COLUMBUS, OHIO!!!!! I know, I know... Ohio? Look, the Short North District in Columbus, Ohio is the perfect mix of Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood, Greenwich Village in New York City and polished off with that superb Mid-Western charm. I love Columbus and it's vibrant music, art and food scene. If you've never been... You definitely should.
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