This Is How We Celebrated the iTunes Music Festival in Our Apple Store!
The iTines Music Festival ran from September 1 - 30, 2014. Every night a different concert. After it was announced that I was one of the APPLE Employee iTunes WINNERS I was asked to play a bit in the store.
The video below is how we, at "The Show, in Las Vegas celebrated the iTunes Music Festival. We have a very festive and enthusiastic group of peeps at the Apple Store at the Fashion Show in Las Vegas.
I am honored to be part of this great TEAM. Without there support, I could not have been one of the WINNERS. THANK! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
I Had to temporarily take down this video. Another will be replacing it shortly...
WOW! I'm Going To London To Participate in The iTunes Music Festival in September!
As some of you know, I work Part-Time at an APPLE Store in Las Vegas as a specialist. Last week I just found out that they were having a Music Competition just for APPLE employees, and only APPLE employes could vote.
The top 30 WINNERS from thousands of employees world wide stores get to go on an ALL EXPENSES PAID Trip to the iTunes Music Festival in London England. The iTunes Festival Starts September 1st - 30th, they will feature a different headline act as, Morron 5, Robert Plant, Pharell...
I was blessed enough and voted on by enough APPLE employees World Wide to be one of the 30 WINNERS WOW! I'm so GRATEFUL to my Store, APPLE Store at Fashion Show in Las Vegas for getting behind me on this, and SPECIFICALLY my friend "JAZZ" for really making the push for support. THANK YOU JAZZ!!!
I heard about the contest on Friday August 8th from my friend RO, was going to enter. I didn't give it any thought except to get behind my friend and drum up votes for him. Saturday, Ro shared he wasn't going to the enter the employee only competition and suggested that I enter.
The rules were basic and simple. You had to perform an original song and create a video no longer than 45 seconds. I Recorded my 40 second demo on Sunday August 10th and submitted it the same day. All submissions had to be in by Monday August 11 at 12 noon. Voting world wide started Tuesday August 12 - 15th.
The 30 WINNERS got announced TODAY, Friday August 22nd.
Here is my Audition Video: It's an Original Called " Latin Jazz For Brad"
To Purchase The Entire Clip Go To iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/latin-jazz-for-brad-at-wb/id6295930?i=6295907
Las Vegas Guitarist Robby LeBlanc Performs "A Time For Everything" LIVE.
I wrote "A Time For Everything" as a solo guitar piece in 1989 and recorded it about 1 year later. It was written before I had a title. Then one WINDY and Brisk night in Branford, Connecticut, the wind blew so hard into my bedroom that things went flying! Yes, one of my windows was fully open.
The WIND woke me out of a deep sleep and as it blew it startled me. I reached for the lamp on my night stand and accidently knocked my bible off the stand. I turned on the light and as I did so, reached down for my bible and my finger landed on a SPECIFIC Passage. Ecclesiastes 3 - "A Time For Everything:" I just found the title to my new song!
Here is the complete verse "A Time For Everything" from the bible.
There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the heavens.
A time to be born and a time to die,
A time to plant and a time to uproot,
A time to kill and a time to heal,
A time to tear down and a time to build,
A time to weep and a time to laugh,
A time to mourn and a time to dance,
A time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
A time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
A time to search and a time to give up,
A time to keep and a time to throw away,
A time to tear and a time to mend,
A time to be silent and a time to speak,
A time to love and a time to hate,
A time for war and a time for peace.
There is "A Time for Everything" and it was time to turn this song into a Latin Samba!
I will be recording this in the studio shortly. Please feel free to leave a comment.