Dec. 8, 2020

Piano Rob from JellyRolls

Piano Rob from JellyRolls

Join Marc as he welcomes the one and only Piano Rob from JellyRolls to the show. Rob shares his park favorites, musical Influences, and love of all things Disney. Of course we couldn't have an episode without asking Rob to share a few songs with us as well. Sit back and enjoy the talented and hilarious Rob Volpe on this episode of the podcast. 

Transcript
Marc Valentine:

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Piano Rob:

Oh, you got Well first of all, thank you for all that. That was. That was very nice. Thank you. Well, I March 16 was my last day of jelly rolls. That's when they put the order in that bars were going to be closed the next day so I work March 16. And then that was it. Sorry, St. Patrick's Day, no more no more work. So I jumped on Instagram and went live just for me. I just want to play some some tunes and I got a decent, you know, I don't think it was much it was probably like 15-20 people that that chimed in. And then I was like Alright, I did it again the next day and I did it again the next day. And then I had people being like, I don't have an Instagram. They do it on Facebook. So then I started setting up two devices, one for Instagram, one for Facebook. And people kept showing up. It was kind of like if you play it, they will come and I Yeah, playing songs and hanging out? And then before you knew it, like, like, how many of these have you done? And I'm like, I don't know. And then we, because I hadn't missed that day. I did like 70 days without a break. We took we took a break on that blackout Tuesday for Black Lives Matter. That was the first break, we took another but then we started we started counting around 60 it was like 60 something shows and I was like, how are we doing this for 60 days in a row. And we we've continued I've obviously taken days off since then, because we've had some real gigs and just life things come up, but we're still doing at least a couple of shows a week. And people keep joining in. It's all requests. Sometimes we do theme nights fun for me. Yeah.

Marc Valentine:

It's it's I laugh because it's one of those things that if you if you don't laugh, sometimes you would cry.

Piano Rob:

Oh, you got to.

Marc Valentine:

You gotta laugh. It's so amazing how in the podcast, we talked about this, this podcast started for me too. It was just, I didn't even know if there was going to be an audience. I just recorded an episode on the Logitech headset to make myself feel better about the Disney blues. And then, you know, the first two episodes it was I told you it was like 20 people that tuned in all family and friends. And then via this podcast, I met so many amazing people and you said that that's kind of the same experience that you had with with quarentunes become it's become a family. It's it's the I met, I've met some great friends that they met each other. You know, you never know who you're gonna run into. It's amazing. So what is I know the answer to this but I want to share with the audience what is the number one requested song that you get? Because I'd love to i'd love it.

Piano Rob:

Oh, on quarentunes. Yes. Every night. We have played DuckTales it became like a joke. And yeah, they people have sent me me ducks now like it's just DuckTales has become the joke every day we play duck that I usually close the show with great big beautiful tomorrow. Yeah, duck tails is the hit. We even a company even made a shirt based on it.

Marc Valentine:

I saw that I love so I love the shirt, but it's dry. It's drunk tails the T shirt, Tails drunk tales is the T shirt which is hysterical. So the first and I'll admit this, so the first night that I walked into quarentunes it I kind of felt like I felt very at home. And at the same point walking in, I felt like I had missed out on a lot of the running gags because when you started to play duck tails for the first time the room erupted with with like emojis. So that my my comment feed started to get spammed with duck emojis. And like all all these like different things. And I'm like, this is clearly the fan favorite. And since like people go nuts for DuckTales

Piano Rob:

they have the emoji is like one of their, like favorites in the front now because they've used it so many times. All these people.

Marc Valentine:

So I love that and I love I love the drinking game built around Roxanne,

Piano Rob:

that I've done since since high school.

Marc Valentine:

So what's that? Where does that come from?

Piano Rob:

That comes from high school, a high school friend. He was a he was older than me like, like, like, you know, it was all band kids. So we were all mixed in, you know, mixed ages. So some of the older kids are like, you know, you're playing a drinking game to Roxeanne I'm not well, I'm going back to the 90s here. So which makes me sound old to say back to the 90s. But, um, you and we that's what you would do you would drink when you would have a Roxeanne in a red light team. And then when I got into the piano bar world, I carried the game into it. And then jelly rolls. We don't really do it that much because it's more Disney oriented. I started working it in though more and more. But I did it one night when somebody requested, um, requested Roxanne. And that became a fanfare so now I'm picturing all these people getting plastered in their living rooms during quarentine leaves me with a great joke at the end of the song, which I hope this is your only encounter with the police tonight.

Marc Valentine:

Yeah. And I'm checking. So I'm on Instagram the other night when you're you were live in the boathouse. And the funny. So the funny thing with your Instagram feed is obviously you're sharing a little clips from the performance of the boathouse, but then people that were tagging you and on your page and then posting it essentially to your story from Roxanne of play playing the game. You know, Team Red light and Roxeanne people should get home like this is easy.

Piano Rob:

It's like Team Edward, Team Jacob it's like

Marc Valentine:

it's transcended. But that's that's what makes and that's what I love about quarentunes. I love it. It's a good time it is a virtual jelly rolls right in your living room. People can people drop you, you know, requests that people I love that people are sitting in their living room, they're they're partying along they've they have cocktails, they're laughing with you. It's it's like a low key Comedy Hour because you're really funny. Like you're really really Funny, the Instagram is really, really funny. And sometimes it's like, it's just your it's just your humor and you're you're not intending to be slapstick, but it's just like you have my sense of humor. And that's what I love about quarentunes. So if you have not had a chance to check out quarentunes, again, at piano underscore, Rob on Instagram, and then I'm on Facebook as well, whatever, you know, whatever your medium of choice, it's just a really good time. We've shared it a few times to the page. And people have people have tuned in, but like two or three times a week, it's just a really, really fun way to unwind at the end of the day, like much like the podcast was for me. It's just a great way to unwind and kick your feet up, listen to some music, you know, hear your favorites played. And that's the cool thing is Rob, even if you don't know, you don't know it all that well. Like you like you're incredible. Like, how do you remember all of these chord progressions and all these lyrics like, it's amazing.

Piano Rob:

Whenever anybody asked me, I tell him and it's really the truth. It's just first of all music is speech is a language learning music is like learning a language. So once you learn to speak the language, it's it's easier and easier to move forward and learn new things. But a lot of it's just one it's one song at a time. I've been doing this type of work since the end of 2005. Now, well, so it's 15. In fact, December 12, will be 15 years of me actually being on a stage that I got paid the 15 year anniversary.

Marc Valentine:

That's amazing.

Piano Rob:

It's once it's just one song at a time that the lyrics are generally harder than the music. Unless it's like a Bohemian Rhapsody type song that you got to. That's just crazy to learn.

Marc Valentine:

So DuckTales is probably the most requested. So what's your What's your favorite song to play? Whether it's quarentunes, or jelly rolls? So if you had to pick a quintessential piano Rob song, and you said this is if I had one song left to play on earth?

Piano Rob:

Yeah.

Marc Valentine:

My final performance.

Piano Rob:

I know. My favorite song has not changed ever. I love New York state of mind by Billy Joel. It's been one of my favorite songs. Always. There's something about that piano intro that the way he moves the chords around in that song is it's unbelievable musically to me.

Marc Valentine:

Amazing. I mean,

Piano Rob:

I wrote that song in less than an hour.

Marc Valentine:

And Billy Joel is your favorite artist, I'm assuming?

Piano Rob:

Yeah, I mean, being from New York. I just I always connected with that music. I remember being a kid and I would hear a song on the radio and thing I would like that song and then come to find out it was like another Billy Joel song. Oh, moving out. That was Billy Joel. Honestly, that was the kind of in the same guy in high school.

Marc Valentine:

I like I was like a lot of people. I wasn't classically trained as a singer. I just loved music. Music was like central to our house. I would sing in the shower. I would sing in the car with my headset on my I was really just my mom and whatnot. So in high school, I was just I was a really shy kid. I did not have a whole lot of friends. And I met a crew of people. And they literally walked me into the chorus room. This is ninth grade. This is freshman year. I'd never been in a choir never been in a chorus. I literally just walked around the house singing and I walked they brought me to the choir room. And it was Gordon Pauling was the high school choral director said to me, can you sing scales? And I'm like, what is what is that? I've never sang scales. And he just sat at the piano and he was like, can you match wanted to see Can I match pitch you whenever you whenever you get? It's like okay, it's Russian roulette. Let's see what this guy can do. So he just pulls in, and I start singing, singing on pitches. And he's like, you know, how long have you been singing? I'm like, I know, just shower. And he's like, wow, he's like, you could sing. And I remember he, um, he said to me, you know, like, Oh, you know, maybe you'll try out for districts. You know, like, you've got a good voice, you can get the big deal. You could try out for districts. And so I went I try to out for districts and I made districts and then you would go to the festivals, I don't know, I don't know how it was New York is very similar to Pennsylvania in that you would have district regions and then all state choir. And then I remember I tried out then for the next level, and I made it but for me, it wasn't about music. At that point. Rob, it was about like, I missed a week of school and I got to stay at a host house and you hung out with all these girls. And I was like, yeah, you read all these new people. And then I remember I auditioned for states for the first time I practice my my you know what off and revolution. And I go in and I sing. It was like, remember, I'm like 42 now but I still remember it was called the Leibisleiter waltz and I sang my heart out on it. It was an acapella audition to they just gave you a tempo and and a starting note. And then you had no accompaniment, you just have to sing it. And I walked out of the room. And all of the other tenors are there and their eyes are wide open. And I'm like, Oh my god, was that what happened? like, Dude, that was that was amazing. And I remember Gordon found me at the end of the day, and he said, everyone's talking about you right now because they all know your story about the kid who sang in the shower, and they're like, you just made Allstate choir and I was like, fell on the floor. I couldn't I couldn't believe it.

Piano Rob:

That's amazing.

Marc Valentine:

So I always laugh because in that moment to connect this what people said Who taught you to sing and I said Billy Joel. I always And it was it was the most visceral and honest answer. I said, who was my my vocal coach growing up that and they're like, What do you know? Who taught you to sing and I was like the stranger, the stranger. That's literally that's all I would do is I would sing, I would sing the stranger along with my little CD player in my house at nauseum to the point where my parents, it was like the drummer in the house, your parents were like, banging on the stop playing the drum. My parents stopped singing it's 1030 at night. So Billy Joel, was my vocal coach.

Piano Rob:

That's awesome. Yeah, that's a great. Can you imagine we had this technology back then. And all that stuff? Good. Yeah. And I'm like you. I never I never took a vocal lesson or anything. Yeah, I didn't do much. I didn't do much singing growing up. I just, it wasn't something that we did. So I,

Marc Valentine:

I, yeah, I mean, I wasn't trained vocally, like, and in all honesty, like, I didn't even realize that, that that was something that you could do in schools. And, you know, I just, it's like one of those things that until someone tells you, you don't realize that it's an option out there. And music. The biggest point is music has to come from one place. It's not something that's taught and as much as it's got to come from the heart. It has to come from the soul. And I think that's why music is so important to people is because that's where it's born from is where it connects with people. There's a lot of heady musicians and a lot of like, there's a lot of theory that goes into it. But there is nothing nothing that beats a good old heartfelt Billy Joel song.

Piano Rob:

I agree with you. 100% 100% I agree.

Marc Valentine:

So I get so the growing up Billy Joel, I when I tell you man, like we're on the same wavelength I I lived it. I lived it.

Piano Rob:

That's great.

Marc Valentine:

And that like that was my that was like that was the beginning and end of my my music was was began with Billy Joel and Genesis. I have to give Phil Collins some credit there to cause invisible touch going between stranger and invisible touch for me was that was pretty much one in one a.

Piano Rob:

I got to see Phil Collins last year. He was one of my bucket list guys. I hadn't seen him so I finally got to say and thank God now with what happened that year.

Marc Valentine:

I know. I so speaking of what's your favorite like going going Disney for a second? And what's your favorite Disney soundtrack?

Piano Rob:

I just got a no oh soundtrack as a whole or song that makes it interesting.

Marc Valentine:

as a whole as a whole.

Piano Rob:

as a whole. I think I hope I don't regret this later. I think I'm gonna have to say Lion King off the cuff. So actually you know what, I'm going to do a weird one. I'm sorry. I'm going to weird one. Goofy movies. My favorite soundtrack?

Marc Valentine:

That's awesome

Piano Rob:

down. Hands down. That is one of the most underrated animated Disney movies, the music in a goofy movie starts to finish. Awesome. Every song is fantastic.

Marc Valentine:

That's amazing. And it's a hot take. And that's that's what I love. See Lion King. Like I don't hate it either. I'll be honestly I don't hate it. Not as much of a hot take as Goofy Movie.

Piano Rob:

So normally, I would go in Alan Menken soundtrack first, but she didn't do Lion King either. But he that's got to be my favorite Disney composer. As far as as that guy just pumps out the hits, but Goofy Movie man hidden gem right there.

Marc Valentine:

I just did. I was a guest on the wolf of Walt Disney with the wookie. And he asked me that question. He said, What's your What's your favorite soundtrack? And I saw the Little Mermaid, believe it or not, which is a weird, which is a weird thing to ask a male you know, especially and like it's it's not generally cited by most men. Like they would probably say like, you know, Tarzan, or the Lion King, or goofy movies a good choice for like a male. That was like, Yeah, yeah, Princess movie. Little Mermaid. Yeah, Mermaid, when Ariel was when Ariel was singing in the Grotto, like he gave me the feels.

Piano Rob:

Have you ever listened to the work tapes of that? There's an out there's an old album, and I think it was called the men behind the music or something because it was like the man behind the myth was a walt thing or something. There's the men behind the music. It's something like that. And it's it's Howard Ashman and, and Alan Menken and I think there's somebody else, and they're actually you hear them writing the songs and coming with the lyrics and their stuff on just pianos, and there's demo versions. So and it's and it's amazing because if it's written Well, it's written Well, I don't care if it's a female singer, or what it's it's a beautiful song. It's

Marc Valentine:

good. Yeah. Yeah, I love whenever I can gender bend a song too. I love I love me gender beding and some some music.

Piano Rob:

I I'm 5050 on it, because there's some things that like, especially when I'm like when I was in jelly rolls and stuff, there's, there's certain female songs that they're like, we got to make rob do I will always love you by Whitney Houston. And I'm like, well, do we really have to make rob do that? Do we have to?

Marc Valentine:

Like, does it have to happen?

Piano Rob:

Sometimes it's fun. I mean, if there's if there's a comical aspect to it , which I actually feel because I think it's easier for a guy to do that. It's not always as comical for a female to do a male song whereas the guys to give you like a virgin by Madonna, and everybody's like,

Marc Valentine:

That's amazing. So what is so Goofy Movie soundtrack, if you had to say a song, favorite..

Piano Rob:

I have a favorite song. It usually comes down to two but since I'm a dad It'll be in my heart. Tarzan. That song, it gets me every every time.

Marc Valentine:

Have you listened to my old episode where I talk about that song? It's my

Piano Rob:

i have not i have not.

Marc Valentine:

It's mine.

Piano Rob:

That's yours.

Marc Valentine:

Isabella,

Piano Rob:

I'll fight you for it.

Marc Valentine:

So we're adoptive parents. We're adoptive parents. And we were there with we were there with Isabella. So the night that she was born, we were there, we waited in the waiting room. And we went into Gosier. My wife and I did not sleep the entire night because the birth mother went into labor. And so we did not sleep that entire night. We drove to the hospital, we waited in the hospital until very late that night. And so they set up a room for us in the hospital. And they brought they brought Isabella in, Linda's had developed the migraine from sleep deprivation and just the sheer stress of the whole the whole thing. So it was just me with her for maybe an hour and a half. And I was in the room like brand new Dad, I was exhausted too. And she started to fuss and I picked her up. And like, you know the feeling like the first time you hold your child for the first time you're like, you don't want to break her. Like here's a gamut of emotions. I don't know why in that moment. That song just came to me. And I started singing you'll be in my heart to her. And she settled and then I started to cry and ball because I'm like, I'm doing this. I'm going a dad that I'm in it.... So whatever. So whenever that song comes on, like Dude, I it gets really misty, but my daughter the first few times that she watched that movie like I'm over there crying and she's like What's wrong? Like nothing, nothing.

Piano Rob:

I spent it happily ever after when they get to that part of the fireworks I get to say I'll tell you what though the saddest day I've ever sang that song we got what we got to make it happy after those two saddest day was the last son Sunday jelly rolls was cast member nine cast members gotten free so they all the cast members just found out they were getting furloughed or sent home all the internationals the end of the college program that Sunday and I get that song request that at the towards the end of the night like everybody's about to not see each other. For God. God knows how long and I had to say I couldn't even look at the crowd because I needed a hold. Like I needed to hold it together to sing the song that was the that was that was bad. I felt so bad for everybody.

Marc Valentine:

Um, bite my lip right now.

Piano Rob:

Yeah, I think that was whatever it must have been. So the 16th I think was the Tuesday or last day or the or a Monday we had to do the 14th or 15th of March. Oh,

Marc Valentine:

god that's a good punch.

Piano Rob:

Oh, like it was

Marc Valentine:

Man you just you just hit me with that.

Piano Rob:

Oh, and now that's it.

Marc Valentine:

All right. So let's let's get

Piano Rob:

it let's get happy.

Marc Valentine:

Let's get happy. So before we I want you to play I want you to play one or two things for us but so like what's what's a perfect Park day for you? Because you as a cast member and as you know, essentially passholder you get there all the time. What's your perfect day? Perfect.

Piano Rob:

Now what's funny is because you know people listening that don't live here. We don't go for full days a lot when you live here it's just not it's not some because you don't you don't have to. But in general I mean, a perfect Park day is is low crowds not long wait times and not too warm of weather if I had if I have to pick and I don't even care what Park I go to anymore like Epcot is. I love that guy like I ended at epcot the most, because every festival they have is wonderful in its own way. Yeah, always. So I feel like that's that's where I where I end up and I'm usually just take, you know, eating a little drink and a little walking around people watching. That's the best. That's the best day.

Marc Valentine:

Yeah, I feel like too, for a lot of that for a lot. We have several of our friends, friends, are cast members and locals. And I always see them in Epcot. And I've asked them, that same thing. I'm like you're always in Epcot. And they go listen, when you're local. You don't do a lot. You've done it so many times. So for you it's about like the vibe and the dining and just the atmosphere more so than anything else. And they said Epcot really affords us that like we walk around, there's tons of food options. It's just generally it's more laid back than some of the other places.

Piano Rob:

Yeah, I went to Epcot last night. I didn't go on a single attraction. Yeah. We just walked around. I ended up talking I'm sure everybody on your podcast will know and if they don't they should the wonderful Carol Stein plays in the in the pavilion there between UK and Canada. Yeah, we love that. She ended up talking to us for her whole break. She came over I adore her. I used to see her when I felt like like a kid in the comedy warehouse. But I'm pleasure Island. She was still fine. So like we just sit there I got myself a gingerbread vodka milkshake that they were serving in there. And I just it was it's just wonderful to be there. You just feel good being there.

Marc Valentine:

Yeah, I love it in there. It's a cool atmosphere. We did it for food and wine we got we did the mac and cheese. A bunch of us got the different Mac and cheeses and we check that out but we just chilled out for a while. And they still have the tables, no seating. They have the table set up so you can chill out and just enjoy the music. And for a while. And again, this was Like right after, maybe a week and a half two weeks after reopening that that was some of the only live music that you got at that point. Yeah so and i can't i can't wait. I really like and that's the thing too is like we we as fans and as as guests, I cannot wait until the music comes back into the parks people and I'm This is coming from a ride person like I'm a ride person coming from Pennsylvania. I love me some rides and attractions. But there's something that just needs to be said the parks are really missing the music right now.

Piano Rob:

And I've seen a lot of people say this I'm sorry to cut you off. No, it makes it like a Six Flags when there's not that other stuff. If it's just rides that people don't go to they go for the rides but there's there's so much so much more that encompasses what a Disney trip is. And like it, it for people that come all the time you're a ride junkie, you want to come down right now do it like it's great, the crowds are lowered. But if you've been saving your life for this, this is your big trip. I would feel bad for people to come they're missing out on so much now that that that they should I want to say should but it was always there before.

Marc Valentine:

Yeah. And Disney goes hand in hand with music. You know, Walt understood the importance of music, more than a lot of these other creators. So like you see all of his animated films, how instrumental The music is, and I love I mean, I realize it's a movie I used to teach a class called history through media another another time, I'll talk to you about the art but the class would basically say like, history presented via Hollywood, but the film starring Tom Hanks, where you know, saving, Saving Mr. Banks, and they're talking about the creation of Mary Poppins, and to see the music and the central line that that music played in, in in that story. I always like to take that. And just think of that in the creation of everything that's Imagine you're and you you see the Imagineers whether they're on podcasts or interviews, talk about creating these attractions and how central the soundtrack to that ride was. And I tell people like that's what's missing right now for me from from Walt Disney World is the live music. It creates an atmosphere creates a magic in and of itself. So I can't I can't wait. I need jelly rolls back. I know. We all all of us, in quarentunes we say it at nauseum we need. We need the boardwalk back. We need jelly rolls back. But I'm really happy that right now the boathouse is rocking and rolling. And I just with the crowds coming back Come on Disney. Let's Let's do this.

Piano Rob:

Let's see. Um, hopefully, we've we've heard nothing and it seems like they're given a couple of months. Notice before they fully open a resort like they gave the All Stars here like four or five months open. Notice they're opening in February. I don't know if they're going to do the same thing. For us. I feel like a lot of work like this was sad. I don't know if you saw my store on Instagram last night. But when I was passing like two letters around the dancehall sign, we got one letter out, you know the color. They have the big neon letters in the dueling piano sign for jelly rolls. I'm like, this is weird that Disney is and keep it up fixing those letters. It doesn't it doesn't make me happy. You know? So? I don't know. I don't know. I'm just kind of sitting here. I'm I'm waiting at it. But I'm also like, I'm not waiting. I'm trying to keep myself busy just just in case. But But hopefully it gets it gets back somewhere next year here.

Marc Valentine:

Yeah, we're all I am. We're all eagerly awaiting that at some point. All right, I asked you to play. I said you know if you could give us some some some music. So this is a little different than some of the other podcasts that we've done. So far. We've never had a musical guest on I asked Rob in preparation and today I said hey, you know, think of a few songs that you either want to play or love to share with the audience and to put those on as part of the broadcast. And then you know that that's also why I spiffed myself up I said let's make it like a quarentunes, but I'm just sitting here, but I'm gonna I'm gonna actually drop off of the feed. And I'm gonna turn it over to rob and like let go ahead man like you have my full permission turn it into quarentunes for like a few minutes. I'm just gonna go back like I do in the background and I'm gonna I'm gonna fan out So, ladies and gentlemen, for the first time ever piano Rob here on Disney life podcast. Welcome to quarentunes live on Disney life podcast.

Piano Rob:

Go the Distance by Alan Menken (Hercules Soundtrack) So here's a here's a song I wrote a very long time ago. People seem to really enjoy it during the lockdown here. Our Last Goodbye by Rob Volpe I like that one. Mark, you can come in whenever or I can play songs forever because you know,

Marc Valentine:

Rob that Listen, you could play forever. I could I could talk forever but I just a few. A few things really again one. Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to come. We're huge fans. We're fans of you. We're fans of quarentunes. We're fans of jelly rolls, and I thank you for agreeing to do the show. It's an honor I say this. I said this Bonnie's. Well, it's an honor to have you on the show with all of our guests. It's an honor to have you join me. And you really do to delight our audience. But thank you again, from the bottom of my heart, how much quarentunes has just as enriched our lives. And I know that I am not the only fan to say that. Thank you for sharing your music with us. Music has such an important place in my life and in my life story, but we need we need that music more than ever, with everything going on in the world. We've already said Disney, we miss your music. And I can't wait until till it comes back. Ladies and gentlemen, check out quarentunes on Instagram at piano underscore Rob, over on Facebook, you check check out some of his original music as well. He is piano Rob. But he's also like we said he's just Rob. He's just the nicest guy. We love having you as a friend loved having you on the show to listen. This is when it's going to be amazing. I'm going to come down to Florida, and I'm going to see you at jelly rolls. I'm going to give you like a huge high five. We're going to look back on this and

Piano Rob:

We note allowed to the touch again. say hey, like

Marc Valentine:

We're Yeah, yeah, we'll do the air five. And that that'll be that'll be like the Coleman the culmination. So we are cut we're hoping to come down in the winter. So I hope this I hope to say hi when I come down in person, and and thanks. Thanks for joining us. Ladies and gentlemen, check out the show. You know head over to quarentunes just I'm telling you, you will not be disappointed. He takes requests he plays a mean Billy Joel cover a mean and Billy Joel cover. But it's just it's just a really great way to kind of enrich your life right now. And thank you. Thank you, Rob.

Piano Rob:

Mark, thank you so much for having me. And honestly you want we'll do this again sometime whenever you want.

Marc Valentine:

Yeah. So anytime anytime you want. Like I'd love to have you back music but I tell a lot of people to I don't want you to get you know, Nobody puts baby in a corner no one puts piano Rob in a corner you can talk about whatever you want. You can come on and talk about anything. Anything you're welcome to come back on the show anytime.

Piano Rob:

I'll do it man. I got I got I've been waiting to talk about the Mandalorian with somebody for a while but we're not gonna do any spoilers here. Don't worry, I've

Marc Valentine:

got me so I know so here's the other thing I I've watched I've seen your live like your live icon click on right before the Wookie and I go on Mondays. We we do it. Come on the show. Come on Mandalorian Monday with us.

Piano Rob:

All right.

Marc Valentine:

Come on, live. We so we we give it till we give it the full weekend so that we don't spoil it for people. But then we also at the beginning of every Mandalorian Monday we tell people like listen, we're talking about this last.

Piano Rob:

Don't listen to this. If you don't want to if you didn't see it.

Marc Valentine:

Yeah, get out like thank you for coming. Give us a thumbs up like help us with the algorithm but get out. Yeah. But come on. Like Yeah, come on the show. Come talk. Come talk, Star Wars. with us on a Mon ay night at 830.

Piano Rob:

Yeah, man. All right. Let's do that.

Marc Valentine:

Come on. Yeah, I love it. So maybe these gentlemen once again, the one the only Piano. Rob, thank you so much. And thank you. Thank you guys out there for joining us every single week and living your best Disney life with us. It has been a wonderful show. It's been an honor to sit down with Dr. Rob, and check out all of our episodes at www.disneylifepodcast.com we release new audio episodes every single Wednesday and join us on Facebook at Disney life podcast or on Instagram. Get involved. Have fun, interact with the show. And I hope that the rest of your week is filled with faith, trust, and pixie dust we'll see you real soon. Disney life podcast is brought to you by traveling with Lissy. You can find them over at Travelingwithlissy.com. Melissa is there to help you plan your dream vacation, whether that's Disney universal or another destination. Leave the details to Melissa and enjoy the beauty of your destination without the hassle of the planning. Most of you may be asking why to book with the Disney travel agent. Why not traveling with Lissy will actually save you money by always price monitoring and applying deals or promotions to reservation. They are the ones that are staying on hold for hours so that you don't have to. It's a common misconception that using a travel agent cost smart. They are completely free to use. That's right folks, they are completely free. Disney pays them to take care of your every travel need. And they're also there to deal with any problem that may arise while you're visiting the parks. So instead of spending your valuable time at the front desk, you could be in the parks with your family while Melissa is on the phone dealing with any problem. Interested in a free quote, head over to www.travelinwithlissy.com and let Melissa help you start planning your dream vacation today. Again, that's www.travelingwithlissy.com