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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
Don’t play an E4 during Eat It
Bruce Conte and Tower of Power
George the Synth Ghost
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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