Rubén Valtierra, Weird Al Yankovic Part 2

Ruben Valtierra Keyboard player Weird Al Yankovic

In Part 2 of our interview with the inimitable Rubén Valtierra (Part 1 is here), we hear more about Rubén’s career, upcoming work and his take on our stalwart desert island discs and tag a keyboard player questions.

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Discussion topics covered during the show (links will open in new tab):

Considering every solo or gig to be your last

Vale Nate Ginsberg

Don’t play an E4 during Eat It

Bruce Conte and Tower of Power

George the Synth Ghost

Emo Phillips

The upcoming tour with Weird Al

Examples of Al’s originals: Mission Statement and Virus Alert

Pat Regan (great interview here on the 2000-inch Weird Al podcast)

Melodyne note-based editing software

Rubén grills Paul and David on their favourite interviews to date

Tag a keyboard player: Jordan Rudess, Emmet Cohen, Rachel Flowers

Desert Island Discs:  Light as a Feather – Return to Forever / Chick Corea, Pictures at an Exhibition – Sviatoslav Richter, Horowitz in Moscow – Vladimir Horowitz, Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin, Abraxas – Santana

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