Feb. 9, 2021

Piano Rob: Take Two

Piano Rob: Take Two

The one and only Piano Rob Joins the Tiki Room studio as we discuss all things Disney. We sat down without an agenda and let the conversation flow. This hilarious hour together is easily one of my favorite episodes I've ever done. Rob and I talk about Festival of the Arts, celebrities, Grey's Anatomy, Wanda/Vision, the MCU and MORE. Rob is the house Piano Player over at JellyRolls located on the Boardwalk. Rob can also be found at the BoatHouse, TIN ROOF, and gigging locally in the Orlando Music Scene. We're so lucky to have Rob as part of This DisLife Family and I cherish our episodes together.

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Transcript
Marc Valentine:

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Piano Rob:

what is up?

Marc Valentine:

So Rob joined us back in our in our very first season. And it was like one of my favorite episodes of 2020. And I said hey man, anytime you want to come no agenda like let's just chill talk is the like Rob and I talk constantly and through text and we're just we're such we're nerds. Do you mind me kind of out. I guess like that's

Piano Rob:

so funny that you said that, by the way, though, because I just gave you this little snippet. But like when we were watching Marvel Monday last night, you guys would just giggle about all this nerdy stuff. And I turned to alley I go these damn nerds. I love these guys. Like she's catching me chuckle at you guys being idiots.

Marc Valentine:

But we are like, that's the best part about Marvel Monday. I said this to Ethan I'm like, dude, we're just nerds. Like Marvel Monday. We're just nerds and we're like living in all of our glory. And we had Mark from United We fan on last night.

Piano Rob:

And it's great.

Marc Valentine:

Yeah, he was amazing. I love I love those guys. I love Brian. I love Mark just because I told you this when you introduced us. I said they're my kind of nerds. Those two guys are my kind of nerds we fan out. So having Mark last night was beautiful. But I said to him on the show. You know the meek, they say the meek shall inherit the earth and then Brian being the very quick and witty guy said the mark shall inherit the earth. I was like yes, I love it.

Piano Rob:

I knew you were gonna say the geeks shall inherit the earth. Well that. And but it's what I mean geek geeks run the world, man.

Marc Valentine:

Yeah,

Piano Rob:

geeks make their computers and their Disney movies. And you know, everybody's got to remember that. I'm glad for the technology because I'm hoping the younger generation will not feel bullied by that those old school you know jock things and stuff in middle school in high school. It's like I think they see with it even through like Tick Tock and stuff for these younger kids. If you're a nerd and you learn this stuff, you you're going to you can make something with it.

Marc Valentine:

The funny. So the funniest thing was is like when I was in high school, there's just always kids that are that are just going to be mean, you know, even in life, there's just people that are going to be mean to you. They're just not going. And I was like I totally like the last time you were here. I told you I was like a chorus geek. I was a real like theater nerd. But like I I had so many of my friends that were on the soccer team and the football team. But then there were some of their teammates that were also on the team that just treated me like jerks. I don't think it was a stereotype as much as it's just there's, there's nice people out there and there's mean people out there, but I always gravitated towards kindness. You know, it didn't it didn't matter to me who they were or what they liked. As long as they were just good people. I was like, hey, you're my kind of guy. I think I think I still very am. I'm like that a lot still. Yeah, when I when I find good people I just I continue to go back for more I just gravitate towards them.

Piano Rob:

Yeah, why the negativity? I agree. 100% I mean, I was thinking today like, I've really met and I use the word met, because it's different now with technology. But I've met so many probably more. More good people in the last year than probably any single year of my life was this last year during this weird thing.

Marc Valentine:

We say that constantly Dwayne and I talk about that constantly 2020 for all of the bad stuff, cause of the podcast and the zoom meetings, zoom allowed us to reach out and and really connect with people that were 1000s of miles away in like intimate conversations, whether there they were podcasts or live streams or whatnot. It really changed the way that we communicate. But like I told them, I said, 2020 was crap. But meeting all of you was easily the best thing that that came out of the year.

Piano Rob:

Yeah. 100%

Marc Valentine:

really quick, I just for all of our listeners, I just want to remind you, if it's the first time that you're here with us, check us out over at www.thisdislifepodcast.com. And if you could leave us a rating and a review over on Apple, it helps us grow. And it's like the weirdest thing I want to say hello to our international listeners, especially to my Australian listeners. Rob, it's like the weirdest thing. So I got I got like our our ratings and like where you rank on Apple and whatnot. So we're this dislife podcast is 51st in the category of travel in Australia, that's awesome. I was like, what, like who in Australia is listening to us, which was like the most like that was cool. In and of itself. I was like, yeah, there's people that are in Australia listening to us. And there's enough people that were 51st did travel. That's,

Piano Rob:

that's awesome.

Marc Valentine:

Yeah. So my Australian listeners, I love you g'day. That's like the coolest thing. So, you know, don't don't forget, head over to that, like and Subscribe, and help us grow so that we can get into more countries and grow. I'm eyeing you Luxembourg. I'm looking at you right now

Piano Rob:

Luxembourg? Yes.

Marc Valentine:

So, dude the other day, you know, I gotta sit like let's sit down. Let's just geek out. There's no agenda today.

Piano Rob:

No agenda.

Marc Valentine:

I have some games for you.

Piano Rob:

Let's do it. I love it. I'm excited.

Marc Valentine:

Yeah, there's really no agenda. So, you know, since we kind of sat down the last time, just tell tell the listeners fill them in? What's going on in the life of piano? Rob?

Piano Rob:

Wow. How many months? Is it been since we sat down? I feel like so much is happening.

Marc Valentine:

Probably two and a half. It went quick.

Piano Rob:

Yeah, man. So I mean, the live streams are still going well, for my live stream playing piano my Quarentunes that are it's not nightly anymore, but it's at least it's at least I would say three shows a week. That's up over 250. We're doing a Year Anniversary Show. A couple of my fans actually rented a room in a local Hilton over here, and people are flying in for the show for the year anniversary show.

Marc Valentine:

That's really,

Piano Rob:

I'm blown. I'm blown away. I almost like it would have been too egotistical on my part in my head to like book, an auditorium and do it. But I'm looking at the response. I'm like, maybe I should have done that. But that sounded too much. I'm like, there's no way I would fill a room. But these people are coming. So that's a big thing. Very excited. Yeah. Other than that, I'm pretty much still at the boathouse every Friday, Saturday. And Sundays, we may be starting a brunch at boathouse and I'm hoping by the time this airs, that'll be a thing. But we may be starting to brunch start at the end of February.

Marc Valentine:

You know, it's, it's, I say this, you know how much I love quarentunes. But it is also really nice that you're not there every single day because you like you have started to take on a lot of live gigs. Like I love that like that, to me is is great. But it's also pretty cool that you haven't forgotten about us virtually, especially those of us that are in Pennsylvania and Ohio and Maryland.

Piano Rob:

I love the virtual show, man. I love it, and I'm sure you feel the same things. I'm sure in a way, it's the same with the podcast a little especially when you guys do like Marvel Monday or something where you're all together. Yeah, it's it's this weird hangout then. And it's like, and it's a it's a different level. But then the live show is good too. Because a lot of those same people now come to the live show and they get to see me live and we can take a picture or whatever. All that... Nice. Yeah. All right. Well,

Marc Valentine:

I think I think I'm going to join the ranks of that soon.

Piano Rob:

I can't wait man series two, two weeks, three weeks.

Marc Valentine:

So yeah, so the 13th we're gonna we're gonna come in and then I think it's that following the 20th that there was a bunch of us from this dislife you know, Melissa Duane Lori myself Linda's gonna come if she's still there, we have to we have to see what's going to go what it's going to go on but it might just it might just be me.

Piano Rob:

So here's the only thing I'm sad about. I'm hoping that they change it but as of right now starting very literally on the 13th is the first cast member blockout Day as and and there's right now they have not lifted anything. So I can't even go to a park during that time that you that you're going to be here right now. Really, I hope it changes I hope it change. If they don't get enough bookings. I think sometimes they leave it open. I'm hoping that people are going to come for a winter break or spring break because that's that presidents week. All that stuff starts. Yeah. So I'm hoping that I mean, I want them to get bookings for all the obvious reasons, but I want to I want to go I It'll be great to see you at Disney Springs in other places, but I want to go to the parks what all you

Marc Valentine:

know, I want to go to parks. Yeah, I kind of said to mark last night after we taped Marvel Monday, I said on the day that I go to animal kingdom, you know, I'll have to reach out to you and figure out so that the two of us can connect. And Brian said he's going to try to join us one day, whether it's in studios or somewhere that I you know, because again, being from Pennsylvania I don't it's not like I'm there every single week to hang out so cool events, it just kind of say, hey, and you know, to socially distance hang out.

Piano Rob:

I gotta I gotta park a plan tomorrow. Okay. Animal Kingdom and Epcot. Good. My first Park hopping in over a year probably.

Marc Valentine:

Cuz that's back.

Piano Rob:

Because it's back.

Marc Valentine:

I'm so glad that that has returned that that is a big part of the Disney experience for us. Yeah, like we like doing dining and food on different parks.

Piano Rob:

So my parents really want to specific Thomas kincade photos, not photos, paintings, like expensive ones. And they were going back and forth. And within the five minutes, they were going back and forth. We were talking about it in like that little festival Pavilion. somebody bought them, did they really and so now they're like they get them in now. And then which is also interesting to me because they're not prints their paintings. So they must be like always a little different. You know, it's not going to always be the same. But so every time I go back to Epcot now, I'm looking for these paintings and try to find it for them. So that's part of the agenda tomorrow. I hope I can get them.

Marc Valentine:

So I shared that moment with Alicia, two weeks ago. And that was like the hard lesson that I learned. There was a magic band an Empire Strikes Back limited edition magic band that I wanted. It was in the Emporium and I walked away. I'm like, you know what, I don't want to carry this around all day. I came back an hour and a half later and some personal shopper had cleared out all like 30 of them.

Piano Rob:

That's crazy.

Marc Valentine:

So, that was we said that on that episode with Alicia. When you want something just just go for it. Right then?

Piano Rob:

Yeah,

Marc Valentine:

cuz you never know when someone's gonna pluck it.

Piano Rob:

And I think they're learning if they make more limited things than...

Marc Valentine:

I think I lost you for a second.

Piano Rob:

Hold on. We'll be back. I think I got a phone call. Am I back?

Marc Valentine:

Yep, there it is.

Piano Rob:

All these devices. I hate them.

Marc Valentine:

Technology.

Piano Rob:

Right and now and now my iPads gonna ring until it's done because I left it too far away from me. But uh, and now we have it it's I feel like they're making more limited items knowing that they're going to sell and sell big and and it's funny because yeah, I never would have thought that a painting that was that expensive was going to go like that gone.

Marc Valentine:

Yeah, I have I have some of the like the recreations of those Canvas paintings. Like we we got like six of them and then I got one of the prints. Yeah, that we love the Thomas Kincaid. It's tough. Yeah, they're gorgeous. I did a I did a giveaway on Instagram where I gave one away like right after I started my Instagram. I gave away a Rapunzel one a tangled one last night and people were people were digging it. Well, I I just love I love giveaways. You and I've talked about giveaways.

Piano Rob:

You know, it's funny, Ali always tells me I should do giveaways. I haven't done a single What am I gonna do? What am I gonna give away? I guess a piano Rob shirt.

Marc Valentine:

Yeah, I just like to me, it's like, even if it's something silly, like I'll give away if I go and find like a Funko and I see two of them. And I really love it. Sometimes I'll just buy an extra one. Just to give it away. Yeah, I saw some stuff from like, the galaxy's edge shop that was like in target so I got that I was just like oh look it's like a $15 sign I'll like what a perfect thing to give away. I just I don't know like stuff like that my wife's like is that for you that for the internet's like

Piano Rob:

it's funny because I think doing what we do now is a weird blurry line where your personal life and your and your your business and whatever like this is this weird overlap because your your I sounds again, it sounds egotistical, but your personality that you're if you're not just you're that guy I see. Like we talk about Bonnie cribs walking around Walt Disney World, and it's like a joke now with it's like, Who's gonna find Bonnie and take a picture with them? It's like, like, you take on that role. And if you're gonna go in public, there's always a chance somebody's gonna want to talk to you or do something. And yeah, to

Marc Valentine:

be clear, I am not I'm nowhere near that level of of anything like I'm going to I'm going to go to the parks in a week. I'm going to thoroughly enjoy myself ain't nobody gonna be saying well that's mark this Dislife you I kind of like that

Piano Rob:

you it's well yeah, I if I'm going to the parks it's nice especially with face masks now to because nobody really recognizes people so it's nice to walk around. But it is it is funny because I have I have my joke always is I might have said it on the last one but it's like my joke is I mean a real lot to a very small group of people but so I'll nobody bothers me but if you're walking in like one of those people like something they'll have like that extra little breakdown and I kind of giggle about it because it's it's it's it's me it's just but it's funny.

Marc Valentine:

So I went and saw Mean Girls on Broadway

Piano Rob:

How was that.

Marc Valentine:

It was awesome. And Danny pudi from community was there. Okay, right. And a few plays Abed. You know, I don't know if you've watched community. I've only watched a couple episodes. So Donald Glover and him are like they're like the best friends. So he's, he's the the Indian student. Like, he's just amazing. So funny. I'm sitting here getting a coke and intermission, I look to my left, he looks at me and his eyes went a little wide. Like he's like, oh, shoot, I've been made. And I'm like, Yes, you have been made. And I was cool. That was cool about it. I so I just look at him. I go Troy and Abed in the morning, which is one of their their sticks. He so he laughs hysterical. And then he like this is there's no COVID yet. He like gives me a pound. And he's like, he's like that. He goes, that was the best Hello I've gotten in a long time. And as far as funny, I bought, and I bought him a soda. We chilled out and I said listen, can I can I be that guy real quick. I was like, would you would you mind taking a selfie with me? Listen, I'm a I'm a giant fan. I love you on community. I was like, dude, I I binged this show, like four times already. My wife yells at me, because she's like, how many times you're gonna watch community turn on like, 10? I don't know. Like, how many times you get to watch it. I can't remember whatever it was. But I said, I'm excited to get to watch da da da. And she was like, Okay, fair enough. So we get the picture with him. And then he walks away. And then a guy goes, who is that? Like he had? No, he had no clue. But I was like,

Piano Rob:

Well people don't know. That's so funny.

Marc Valentine:

He's like who was that, and I was like, Yeah, I felt good. Like I had this little, this little secret that I knew. I knew who Danny Pudi was...

Piano Rob:

And and the one thing I think we've touched on this, the one thing I've learned too, is that when we see somebody that says celebrity of any sort, we just think like you're a celebrity or you're not a celebrity, but it's really not like that there's so many levels of celebrities that like and that they don't even have certain access to other ones. So it's funny when you meet them. I think I told you this story, but I'm sure that the listeners especially a Disney listener, but the end of December, I got invited over into Golden Oak, the big the million dollar Disney community, it's gorgeous. in there... amazingly, my piano playing has allowed me to go to some other places. But I I I won't mention everybody but I have some friends in there. And so they asked me to play and and it was great, because because my girlfriend was off that night Allie was off. So we brought her and I'm playing piano we'll get together and all of a sudden David and Ashley Eckstein in, walk in, allow the googling, go ahead. Some of you are but in this group, most people are gonna care about Ashley over David even though he's an MVP baseball player, but she's the voice of a Ashoka Tano,

Marc Valentine:

you know me,

Piano Rob:

and I'm playing. I'm just you know, doodling on my piano. And that's my girlfriend's favorite. Jedi. Like, what I got her two things for Christmas. And one of them was in Ashoka shirt. Like that was it? Her mouth is hitting the floor, like like, and I'm sitting there like, be cool. Come on play. I'm playing. I'm trying like, please be cool. And she was she was a little shell shocked. And it's funny because she could what a couple days later, john Stamos was at one of the shows she could have cared less that john Stamos was there because she doesn't have that personal relationship to him. But to Ashoka oh my god the fact that that there's Ashoka Tano right there like she was she was losing her mind. It was so it was so worth it. I was so glad she was there for it.

Marc Valentine:

You know me? I would have I would have been that guy. I would have freaked out a little bit. Yeah, I will. And I told you the story when I met Quentin Tarantino, when I was a kid.

Piano Rob:

Yes.

Marc Valentine:

Yeah, I freaked out. And he was the he was the coolest guy. He was the coolest guy. We were 18 years old. We saw him in New York City. We went to go see wait until dark. We brought all of our Pulp Fiction and reservoir dog swag. We thought you know, this this guy is and this is the top of his game too.

Piano Rob:

Yeah.

Marc Valentine:

And, you know, he just he hung out with us. He, he treated us like, like, human beings. He invited us out. We were too young. He didn't, you know, he was like, You guys want to go get a drink or like, you know, Mr. Tarantino, we're, you know, we're 18 and 19 years old, we couldn't do it. But like the coolest guy. So I always I always love moments like that. But I try to I just try to be really cool, when I have those kind of moments, but also show them respect, you realize that they're also people. And instead of assuming that they're going to take a selfie or assume that they're gonna, that they're gonna want to have you engaged, just kind of be respectful of their space and like, you know that this guy is going to you know, he's just going to see a Broadway show just like me. He doesn't want to be harassed or haranged. Yeah. And like, I've always I've always found that they're, they're just a lot more agreeable when, you know, you're kind of respectful and say, you know, hey, listen, I'm a big fan of my dogs gonna go crazy because my wife just my wife just got in. We have like, I joked speaking of Star Wars. We have like, two and a half feet of snow outside right now. It's like Hoth outside. It's like ridiculous.

Piano Rob:

So it's It's crazy. This is our winter. I'm just sad because it's like 48 degrees. Yeah, that's like that's like, cold for a year.

Marc Valentine:

Yeah. So again, my apologies to the people that are watching this back on YouTube. My dog is like my dog is here we have we have lives. Like, it's not a professional studio?

Piano Rob:

I'll tell you what, though, people I think people enjoy that more because I think they like a glimpse. They know we're not putting on an act when we talk. This is we talk like this if we're on the phone. Yeah, you know, this is just this is who we are. And I think that's why your show does good. I think that's why Quarentunes does good. Because people, they they want they want to see that it gives them context. It's a backstory. It's watching a prequel. It's extra. It just it gives you the whole picture. People appreciate that.

Marc Valentine:

It's what and it's funny you said it's what I've always gravitated towards, with with this medium is that it's just it's a very real setting. It's people as themselves having very genuine conversations, you know, just like really, really connecting with people that there's no, there's no pretense there's no there's no airs about it. It's just people really just like sharing themselves. Hey, Bella, how are you? My daughter just got Do you want to come and say hi, we're taping this. Do you want to say hi to rob so so this is the first time that Bella has been on an episode of so this was to everyone that was listening since the beginning. This was our news roundup girl that she taped the voiceover for Hey, all you cowboys and cowgirls. This is today's news roundup. So this is Bella, was it cold out today.

Piano Rob:

She's still cold, she's get that girl a hot chocolate

Marc Valentine:

Her Tauntaun froze before she reached the first marker. So she you know, she had to pull up a Han Solo, and you know, and kind of use it as a sleeping bag for a while just to get back to us.

Piano Rob:

Yeah.

Marc Valentine:

Do you want to say anything to people? Because there were so we're taping this, but it's gonna be live on YouTube. It's the first time she's at a loss for words

Piano Rob:

I like when we put them on the spot.... So my kids in the same way. They want to be on the camera now...,

Marc Valentine:

Smash smash that like button and subscribe, right? That's what she says. Alright, kiss. I love you, Muah..., Sorry that the comments are turned off. Stay Crafty...

Piano Rob:

Stay crafty. I like that.

Marc Valentine:

So this is again. So this is as real as it gets. We've never even had these kind of things go on and episode. Everyone is held up for the snow day today.

Piano Rob:

It's great, dude. It's great, man. I mean, I feel good. My kids have been able to go to face to face school since August. It's been safe. They've had zero problems. And I'm happy about like, I'm happy about that it gives me like I have this little bit of free time to do this. Although they probably just be they get their work done. And they play fortnight or something. That's what They do that

Marc Valentine:

So she goes to school two days on in person. Okay, when Wednesday everyone is virtual, because they do a deep cleaning them for the second half of the school, then she'll be home, the teacher will have half the class there. And then she'll be to the other class virtually. And I have to say to I've said this before I said it on. We had all the teachers on for Hamilton Bicentennial, because I had to cast of Moana was on last last week. And I said like I hats off to the teachers right now that are out there doing what they're doing. Amid, pandemic going on, like props to them. Amazing, amazing the way that they've had to use like technology like this to connect with, with the kids. And it's not why they got into the profession just like

Piano Rob:

no, no, it's not. I mean, and I'm assuming probably depending on the teacher like us, they probably either love it or hate it. Some of them probably love just rolling out of bed in their home and they can do it virtually some of them probably missed that get up and go they want that interaction. It's It's It's amazing. You really get to see people's different personalities and how it's like a big science experiment really, which is sad, but it's amazing to watch it.

Marc Valentine:

Yeah, no, I, I wish I wish that they didn't have to go through it too, because she has the absolute best teacher in the world this year. And if there's a teacher that could pull off the virtual, it's her

Piano Rob:

Oh, Good,

Marc Valentine:

I really wish that she had the experience of having this teacher like every single day because this like the teacher she has right now is one of the light... she's she's had I have to say this to every single year she's in third grade she she had an amazing first and second grade teacher that were like at the same thing like really loving and like life. Like the kind of teachers that when you look back on that year, like I have like maybe three or four that I look back and I'm like, Man, that was a good year in school.

Piano Rob:

Yeah, he's got

Marc Valentine:

like three of them, but this one over the moon like so good teachers,

Piano Rob:

and you know it, they make a difference, man. I've even seen it with my kids of course I'd ever mentioned it but there's obviously ones that are better than others. And I never want to make it sound like I'm a parent like taking the kids side like I know where they will succeed like I'm I'm very involved parent, I know what so when there's something that doesn't click Right. There's those times where I'm like, I know that I wish that teacher would do better this one, but this year, luckily, there's still, you know, they're always top of their class. They're doing good. I'm not gonna complain.

Marc Valentine:

And like, again, the teachers are the magic makers.

Piano Rob:

Yeah,

Marc Valentine:

we are, you know, they're the magic makers in real life. You know, we're with the pandemic. too, I think we've, I think we've reassessed, you know, who's who's important, you know, and what's important in this? Yeah,

Piano Rob:

I'm curious what's gonna come out of all that, you know, and I,

Marc Valentine:

you know, I, I agree with you, I, I, I have a healthy dose of skepticism as well. But I hope that at the tail end of this that we do come out changed better for the better.

Piano Rob:

Always. Yeah, I always hope that we'll see.

Marc Valentine:

We'll see. So, so tell me about Tell me about real quick, because I know that you've been, you've been to the festival of the arts.

Piano Rob:

Yes.

Marc Valentine:

One of my favorite festivals.

Piano Rob:

Me too.

Marc Valentine:

I'm so happy that I am gonna get to partake in it. Because it is. I mean, like every festival the holidays gets a lot of credit, food and wine for obvious reasons. So I always say the Festival of the arts is like the low key. Like it's, it's the low key festival, but it's my favorite one.

Piano Rob:

It's it's, I always I never know what my favorite is because that the entertainment factor is what? sways me. So like Food and Wine Festival, and now and I missed all this last everybody knows there's no concerts, the outside events they have, they have the voices of liberty singing now, which is wonderful. And they have the mariachi bands from Mexico and the Jamitors. But other than that, and they have Carol Stein Of course playing and they have a painter now for festival of the arts. So that stuff is great. I missed the Broadway performances for festival of the arts. That was so amazing that they would take whatever stars from whatever Disney Broadway musical and they'd have them and they just would sing all these Disney songs all these Disney hits. I miss that that I miss the most. Now other than that, festivals fantastic they got the food stand set up they have the artists there every day you have artists every time I've gone like David Dawson has been there I got one of his paintings downstairs. So all of that amazing I could say nothing but the best about all of that.

Marc Valentine:

Yeah I'm a I'm a huge Broadway guy Mark and I from United We fan connected over that that he didn't know that about me and I said oh yeah brother like Broadway next next to Disney and you know like the entertainment stuff I go Broadway is where it's at. I mean we we do a lot of shows. I'm not gonna say how many we do we do a lot.

Piano Rob:

Yeah, I mean, I miss it down here because we have that beautiful Performing Arts Center down here that was getting all the tours finally and then this happened so then that none of that none of the touring you know, I mean they're not going anywhere right now there's no there's none of that the food I will tell you. There is some things at this festival food wise that rival Food and Wine Festival Anything else? There's

Marc Valentine:

some Well, I was just I was going to ask you like what what would be your hot tip? Like what's the what's your must have food item and drink?

Piano Rob:

Okay, there's a pop eats stand. It's called pop eats. Okay, um, they have this grilled cheese with French onion and bacon on it with a tomato soup by far that I think that's probably my favorite that I've had at the festival

Marc Valentine:

that has popped up at least 40 times on Instagram too because the way that they the way it looks the serving it looks it's it's very instagrammable let me just say people have been

Piano Rob:

they may not give it to you the way the original pictures were because the first weekend that open to get the pictures they had like it came in the soup can and stuff every time I've gone there's no can you get the soup in a cup.

Marc Valentine:

They ran out.

Piano Rob:

So I don't know if they ran out or I don't know if it was like intentional in the sense of we'll present it like this and then you know, I don't know where they're cutting money and let's face it, everybody's doing what they have to. So that's one of them. There is a pork and water chestnut meatball at the Shanghai stand right by China. Also freakin amazing. It's delicious.

Marc Valentine:

Okay, so what's your favorite drink right now?

Piano Rob:

So you're there's a slushie in France that's delicious. At the stand kind of like the Grey Goose ones I forgot what kinds of fruit

Marc Valentine:

there's always a slushy in France those are

Piano Rob:

You're right

Marc Valentine:

there really so good.

Piano Rob:

People are gonna be be shocked. I feel bad saying this. I have not tried enough of the drinks yet. I'm not always a big drinker. If the first stand by the Starbucks when you're walking into the showcase on that side, that one that's always right there. There is this it's it's like a milkshake. it's it's it's the it's the deconstructed stand that's what they call it every year if you're familiar with it, so it's they'll have like a Reuben but it will be in the sandwich. It's deconstructed so they they have what they call a deconstructive brick breakfast. So it's like it's vanilla ice cream in a milkshake with some bourbon. And there's a there's like, like a waffle cone in there like pieces of waffle cone and bacon. I like that.

Marc Valentine:

Listen, yes. Yes. I, I don't it's always so hard for me to decide like what I want it what I want to get. Because I mean, you're so lucky in that. I always say how jealous I am of locals that you don't have, you don't have to go and pig out. Because you're only there for like a day or two on a on a seven day stay. Yeah, I always feel like it was like this glutton because like, I got two days and I got to try all this stuff. And I pig out, but I can't move. By the end of the day.

Piano Rob:

I still eat more than I should. Even even when I go the first time is always the worst time because you just overdo it like you go to like four stands in a row. And you were only in the park like eight minutes somehow. And then I'm like, oh, man, there's like 20 more things I want to get. So that is like I slowed down. But I still, I still keep eating. But it's def... I mean, listen, it's definitely a plus living here any day. And I always say this, although I mean, I guess it keeps. It's good for all of us that everybody doesn't live here. But I was like, if you're living in a place, and you're not happy in that place all the time, then get out of that place and go move. Somewhere move to the place that you're going to be happy most of the time and don't live in the place that maybe you're not happy and then you visit the place. You're happy for seven days out of the year. That's so sad.

Marc Valentine:

Yeah, it's like what was the movie with Ben Stiller? When he goes, he goes on vacation. And then he winds up moving there

Piano Rob:

heartbreak kid. Nah,

Marc Valentine:

I don't think it was heartbreak kid was something about Polly Along Came Polly Along Came Polly that the one letter alone Came Polly and they go on they go on vacation. And and then like he winds up he winds up like living down there eventually. Is that the right movie?

Piano Rob:

I don't know if we're mixing it up Along Came Polly. I remember it's the one with Jennifer Aniston. I always love when we do this because people are probably screaming going no, it's this movie, you idiot.

Marc Valentine:

Well Mark and Brian are screaming at us right now. I'll tell you that. I know that for sure. They're definitely yelling at us right now. Because they're they're trying to yell at their radio to tell us what Ben Stiller movie it is. Which guys?

Piano Rob:

Where Hank Azaria tries to get them to do scuba diving. Is that Along Came Polly?

Marc Valentine:

I don't know. I can't remember.

Piano Rob:

I do not know

Marc Valentine:

they're not. They're never Well, they're never gonna invite either one of us to fan out with them on the Ben Stiller episode. This is it. We just failed our auditon

Piano Rob:

You know, it's funny. I and I grew up I love I love the Ben Stiller growing up. And as most actors do, they have a time that they're famous. And that not that he's not famous. He just doesn't seem to be making that much. She's not popping into things. So those movies are becoming more and more distant. And we're so I mean, let's be honest. We're so inundated with content right now that it's not like I think let me go back and watch Along Came Polly. I'm sitting there like, I gotta Wanda/Vision 19 more times to know what's going on before Friday. That's where my head's at.

Marc Valentine:

So we got to get it. I know we're gonna. I know were gonna before I ask you about that. Because you said Ben Stiller. I'm gonna put you on the spot. What's your What's your favorite Ben Stiller movie? I have mine. I know it already.

Piano Rob:

I'm pretty positive. I can go around in circles but I think it's always going to be Meet the Parents.

Marc Valentine:

Okay, dodgeball.

Piano Rob:

dodgeball is a great one.

Marc Valentine:

dodgeball

Piano Rob:

No compaints.

Marc Valentine:

I love You're not wrong. It's I don't hate it. But dodgeball is I just I love that whole cast. But he in that movie, it's so quotable. And if I had to, and and again, probably mark and Brian are yelling at us, they're like, dude, Zoo lander. Zoolander,

Piano Rob:

but I'm gonna say something funny though. It's funny. You mentioned dodgeball because Ali said something to me yesterday, and I don't remember what it was. But it turned me It caused me to turn to her and go you caught me. I like to break a mental sweat off

Marc Valentine:

Chuck Norris for that. And then I love him at the end. When he's sitting there and he's like, he's lost all control. Like his his diet. Everything's gone. He's got the chicken and he's like F U Chuck Norris.

Piano Rob:

It just it goes to show who we are because life life is what you make it we like to watch these things and just laugh I feel like some people are like, that's so stupid. It's like, but I don't want to watch them. I don't want to watch something like this is us and cry for 25 hours. Like I don't.

Marc Valentine:

I know. I agree. I have friends who are they fan over that hard? And I'm like, Listen, I I'll cry enough with the world right now. I can't put that on.

Piano Rob:

Yeah, okay. I'll probably cry from wanda/vision at some point. I don't need to watch stuff that's made to make me make me cry.

Marc Valentine:

Yep. people are again yelling at me go dude, you watch bridgerton for goodness sake.

Piano Rob:

I'm going to be honest, I know. It's like old timey and that's all I know about it. And it's probably going to be forever till I get to it and maybe I like it. Maybe I maybe I won't. But it's just

Marc Valentine:

it's Grey's Anatomy and Gossip Girl Meets Jane Austen.

Piano Rob:

Okay,

Marc Valentine:

and it's Shonda Rhimes. So who does Grey's Anatomy? Is it? shondaland?

Piano Rob:

See, I will tell you as I got away from Grey's Anatomy.

Marc Valentine:

I did, too.

Piano Rob:

I watched it for years. And then there was like somewhere probably halfway through there was like that. They had the shooter at the hospital. I watched a little more than that, then I'm like, like, this is I know, it's meant to be a drama. That's the point of the show. But it's like, how much trouble Are we going to have at one hospital? Like, let's shut down this hospital at one point. It's like, it's so unrealistic for me.

Marc Valentine:

I made it to the plane crash. The plane crash was a bridge too far for me, because that was the sentiment that you just said, I then had and said, Man, these are the most unlucky people that I've ever seen in my entire life. Like, they go through the active shoot like it's just you name it, and it's happened. So yeah, like hospital at some point. Like Cristina Yang was the smart when she got out. Like she's like, you. You guys have to leave Seattle. Like we're all gonna die. We're all gonna die.

Piano Rob:

Yeah, yes.

Marc Valentine:

And when they took out what it was I wasn't a McDreamy fan. Although I like Derek Shepherd mcsteamy. I related to him a lot more.

Piano Rob:

Do you? Do you mark?

Marc Valentine:

I do. It was mcsteamy. For me, I felt he was like the everyday man. He has the humor. I like I was I was Team mcsteamy. He's a gentleman.

Piano Rob:

See now I'll tell you that when I was watching it, like probably I was in my early 20s. But But I was watching it. So I had my my first roommate right after Disney. She's still one of my best friends. Shenika Lewis, if you're watching she used she used to work for Disney forever via backlot tour. Me and her had like the shepherd Bailey relationship like that was our fun kept each other. She kept me in line and we so we kind of had that. So I didn't mind McDreamy for for that one. But But now I just rather have I'd rather have a McDonald's, which is the problem.

Marc Valentine:

We are so by the way, both of us are giving James Williams for Mouse ears and magic. So much ammunition right now.

Piano Rob:

I'm not worried about him. I'm worried about his wife she's gonna. take me out.

Marc Valentine:

They are I'm telling they are pre loading their road caster with Rob and Mark clips right now.

Piano Rob:

They're gonna do an ep.., they're gonna do an episode that they don't even tell us that we're like, it's gonna be about us, but we're not even gonna be on it. And they're just gonna put out like, it's gonna be like the dirt on mark and Rob. And

Marc Valentine:

that's his mcsteamy clip made it the McDonald's clip just made it. It's it's happening. And for those of you that people are like, this is a Disney podcast, it's a Disney podcast. They're talking about Grey's Anatomy, yeah. It's ABC, it's owned by all

Piano Rob:

it's all relative.

Marc Valentine:

It's all relative. So

Piano Rob:

I think that's what's amazing. When you realize what they own. Then you realize how they work it and put it all together. That's it. That's the magic of it.

Marc Valentine:

Get it get off my back. It's ABC. It's everything's owned by the mouse, the House of Mouse, I can talk about whatever I want. Yeah, it's my show. So okay, so let's let's talk about legitimately talking about something that I know that you're fired up and you're passionate about.

Piano Rob:

Okay.

Marc Valentine:

Wanda/Vision.

Piano Rob:

Yeah.

Marc Valentine:

Why we've texted, I know that you're going crazy over it. I know that you're fanning out over it. Did you like did you like the first three episodes we talked about this this week? A lot of people did not dig? The the sitcom they didn't like the decades. It took till Episode Four for they were like, thank you. Thank you, God. It's finally back to the MCU. That other stuff is terrible. Did you like the style of it?

Piano Rob:

I love it. And and the reason I love it, see, I can understand, I don't know how the casual fan is going to relate to the next 10 years of Marvel. And that's what I'm curious about.

Marc Valentine:

I worry about that as well. I have to I have to be honest, I worry about that. Because the stuff that all of us are talking about Mephisto and the kids Wicken and speed. Even even like the Dark Dimension.

Piano Rob:

Just this if you have a casual listener to your show that didn't watch Marvel Monday or Wanda/Vision, everything you just said makes zero sense.

Marc Valentine:

no sense at all. None. So I do worry about that. But I do have faith in Marvel.

Piano Rob:

I do too,

Marc Valentine:

that they will be able to bridge that gap. Because how many think about this? Did you ever in a million years think that the Guardians of the Galaxy being the I mean, it's an obscure book, relatively speaking, you know, like Iron Man, Hulk Thor, Captain America Marvel

Piano Rob:

I didn't know who they were when the movie came out.

Marc Valentine:

And and yet

Piano Rob:

I didn't go to theaters to see it.

Marc Valentine:

And I would venture a guess they're probably some of your some of your favorites. Now

Piano Rob:

it was my favorite people. I know. I love the actors. I know the characters. I've done so much information on the backstory and the way they fit into the this is this is what I love about the whole universe and Honestly, this is a great thing for people because I think this is what I'm about to say is going to make you decide whether you want to be in it or not in it or whatever it is. It's such a I like things that are so well thought out and come together to make this masterpiece. So I'm a, music guy songs like Bohemian Rhapsody, like Scenes from an Italian restaurant or held 10 course meals like Victoria and Albert's, any one of these things by themselves, it's good. But the fact that it's part of this whole, when it comes together, it makes this experience. That's why WandaVision to me is going to be so good. I know that this is setting up so many amazing things. I have my theories, I don't know exactly what it's going to be. But if you WandaVision, these episodes that we're watching right now, if you watch them three years from now, four years from now, it's going to be amazing, cuz you're gonna look back and go, Oh, that's, that's the connection they were making. That's why it's good. Now, if you don't care enough, or want to put that time in, you might not enjoy it. Because you're missing so much. You don't want to pick out the Easter eggs and say, I saw that I did this. So if you care to be that in depth, you're gonna love it. If you don't care, you might not because you're gonna there's not it's not you're gonna miss things.

Marc Valentine:

I have a lot of empathy for people who are like, Listen, just get me to Cap, get me to the Winter Soldier. Yeah, because this, this is just not really my speed. It is so unique. It's so different. I have used the phrase, it's LOST meets the MCU multiple times, that the way that you had to watch LOST, it wasn't just, oh, well, that happened. There was symbolism there was a lot of connections to it.

Piano Rob:

Yes,

Marc Valentine:

lost was constantly forcing you to rewind, rewatch freeze frame. That is like, Did you catch that? Did you see that number? Like it's significant. That's what Wanda/Vision is like? Yes. I mean, that's what we do. And by and large, that's what we do on Monday, is we take people's questions. When we know the answer, you know, we kind of will say this is what we think it is. And, you know, if not, we speculate. And then this week of this week, of course, too. We also we also had the added, you know, the added caveat, because there's a lot of stuff happening. So this week, we kind of added something to our arsenal where we would just say you know, someone would ask a question, and we would just come back and be like, i don't know, I don't know and I don't know.

Piano Rob:

I don't know did the sound didn't go on my side but I hope it did on yours. It was muted on my side, but I love it.

Marc Valentine:

I don't know. I don't know. And I don't I don't know.

Piano Rob:

But I'll tell you this I think there's two types of TV watchers you're either active or you're passive. I like anything that I can be involved in like we love game shows we watch Wheel of Fortune we watch Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, we Jeopardy, I want to have an active role so I like doing it whereas I feel like the other end of the spectrum is the Grey's Anatomy the drama you people just want to sit back and they just won't let me just see how these people's lives are. I want to I like mysteries I want to search for clues. That's my I want my brain to be active. That's just how I am.

Marc Valentine:

Dude, you how you and Allie have to join us for game night one time, because it's interactive.

Piano Rob:

It's always on the weekend.

Marc Valentine:

I know it is so we do Friday. Well, I mean, yeah, that too. Because Friday night, you're usually gigging as well.

Piano Rob:

The only time people want piano players right now pretty much is Friday, Saturday Sunday, so

Marc Valentine:

I'm gonna get every week. So for you I'm gonna I'm gonna try to hold a special one for you on like a Wednesday so that I can get you guys so that I can get you guys there to play because it's so it's so hilarious like we have such a good we have such a good time. So who's your Who's your favorite character? In Wanda/Vision right now?

Piano Rob:

OOOh, right now let me stop and think I think I'm going to I want to make sure but I think I'm going to jump on the Darcy train probably and

Marc Valentine:

Darcy Darcy for me close close second is Woo

Piano Rob:

Woo Of course. Yes.

Marc Valentine:

He's so great. I mark this is not me by the way I don't take credit for this but Mark from United We fan wants to see like an X Files style of show following agent Woo. where he's got to like solve crimes in the MCU I'm on I'm on board for that. That would be phenomenal

Piano Rob:

and they're gonna keep using them. I want to see a show and I forgot his name. The Spanish guy from Ant Man.

Marc Valentine:

Yes,

Piano Rob:

him and. And the the rock guy from from Thor Ragnarok. I want to see them Be characters. I wanted to see them together on the screen do with

Marc Valentine:

That Bit that bit did he does when he does the retelling of stories?

Piano Rob:

Yes. Yes.

Marc Valentine:

Is some of the it's comedic gold. But the one where he was drugged and telling the story was I will I'll still watch that back. And I'll cry like I did in the theater. Like the first time I saw it that and the The Baba Yaga that he's like Baba Yaga

Piano Rob:

they should have him do every Marvel recap and everybody would always like that's that's the type of things that I would love to see people. The funny people are funny people, there's just some people you want to see on the screen. And I know the writing is great for these shows which I could not give more props to the writers because so many shows you watch a character that you don't like, I'm gonna give you one since we talked about it. I never liked Katherine Heigl on Grey's I thought the writing for her character was so poor. She was always so whiny. And it was always I couldn't. Oh, yeah, ma'am. See, maybe you liked it. We're getting yelled at. I loved

Marc Valentine:

I loved Katherine Heigl. I actually, I know that she was she was a pretty horrible well, allegedly a really horrible person to work with on set.

Piano Rob:

Yeah.

Marc Valentine:

Which is why I said I

Piano Rob:

Oh, they had the things come out.

Marc Valentine:

They had the things come out. And it's why she she's really not has not done a lot of work since that. I think she burned a lot of bridges in in that town. But I happen to really liked her. I liked her and I liked Alex.

Piano Rob:

Okay,

Marc Valentine:

when I when I think of Grey's Anatomy, I very much liked the original crew and the original cast. When they started to add all of these people in the later seasons. Like I'll turn it on now. I don't know. I know, like two people on the show. And that's it.

Piano Rob:

And that's what I'm afraid Marvel might do to the casual fan. There's people that they know Iron Man, they know Captain America, they're not going to know Wicken Wickham. They're not gonna they're not gonna, they're not going to know Wicken They're not going to know a lot of these guys. We're talking about Grim Reaper Mephisto they're not they're not going to know them. So now Marvel does a really good job though. Guardians of the Galaxy be an example of making you care about characters you didn't even know about? So I'm hoping if they continue at some point,

Marc Valentine:

Case in point, Monica rambeau this week,

Piano Rob:

yes,

Marc Valentine:

we haven't seen Monica rambeau she had a bit part in Captain Marvel. She was like seven or eight years old. And then we we pick up with her in the snap back or the Blip. We can't say snap back because Mark says it reminds him of trucker hats in the Blip. That's her backstory, we get to see her lament briefly her mom. And it's almost like we've known her now for several movies. And that's again, the magic of Marvel's writing. She's only on screen for about 45 seconds to a minute. And then boom, we're in like her origin stories there. And we're,

Piano Rob:

we know everything we need to know. And without saying it, if you're a comic book fan, you know, she's going to be around for at least five years, if not 10 years, through this whole next phase because she's gonna she has roles of her own that she has to complete. And that's another reason why I love it like, like I, I think you're gonna see a lot of characters that do not have powers yet. Get their powers, either from the show WandaVision or that whatever the next thing WandaVision leads to and that and that's what people watching the show. yet. That's what people watching right now, if you're waiting, if you are expecting it to be

Marc Valentine:

that another phone call.

Piano Rob:

I'm recording a podcast, I told her not to

Marc Valentine:

stop calling me.

Piano Rob:

But But uh, but it's funny, but that's what that's why it's so great to me. Like, that's why I'm watching it. And I'm just and, and for me, it excites me to get it first, like I want to figure out part of the mysteries. First I want to be like I wanted it. That's why I love it.

Marc Valentine:

Well, that I don't want to spoil too much. Either. We have So yeah, I mean, it's just because people who listen to this, don't come expect to come on having Marvel spoilers,

Piano Rob:

no spoilers.

Marc Valentine:

So, right, Brian kind of talked about that concept of people going to get powers via Wanda/Vision. And that that's why I pointed to you because like, that's, that's what I think. Not only is I think this the sending up stuff, but I think that that's going to introduce us to a whole host of other characters that have abilities as a result of it. So I listen, good writing is good writing is good writing, and not and,

Piano Rob:

and there's a reason that they picked Wanda/vision to go now. And Black Widow didn't have to be released yet. And WandaVision was able to go before Falcon and Winter Soldier, there's, uh, they were they were able to do that, because they know WandaVision has to be released, because there's going to be and I don't even know totally which ones they are, I know at least one or two of them. But there's movies that can't be released until WandaVision was released, it has to be done, or it's not going to make sense and you need stuff to happen to get to something else.

Marc Valentine:

Yeah, and that. We've talked about that. That's why we all believe that Black Widow has to it's going to come out. We think that this weekend, they're going to announce that it's going to come out in theaters and on Disney plus exclusive content, because you can't delay it anymore, or it's going to throw the timeline off

Piano Rob:

or it might not we'll find we'll find out based on when they release it. If they do have it wait then then you might not Because Because I think anybody who knows this I don't think this is a spoiler. Black Widow is obviously a prequel.

Marc Valentine:

Yeah,

Piano Rob:

so I'm sure they're gonna have some ties and some things that there's going to be things that happened in her past that I'm sure will affect the MCU future. But what those things are and when they will come into play, I will find out in time,

Marc Valentine:

and it wouldn't be it wouldn't be Marvel, this film was essentially the second in phase for Spider Man was like a bridge for the two. This was chosen for a reason, I don't think they're just going to put it in there to kind of finish her story, there's always a reason that they don't, they don't make one offs, Marvel doesn't make a one off and then abandon it. So there's, there's a post credit scene, there's something that's going to be a bombshell, I just, I don't think that they're going to wait, if it's something that's that big, I don't think they're gonna wait.

Piano Rob:

If it's just a post credit scene, though, they can put the post credit scene at the end of one division or at the end of winter soldier. But and I think what they're also very smart with is finding a way to take characters that should not appear again, because they died or something else happened to them, and finding a way to use them. That still makes sense. So they don't want to lose Scarlett Johansson, they don't want to lose Black Widow. She's such a strong female character, especially in this you know, state of the world, you want to have those strong female characters. So of course, if they can use her, they're going to because they know they're going to get the Marvel base and they know they're going to get that that strong female comic book base, which is which is huge. Now there's a comic books were you know what, let's face it, they were for boys at some point. They're for everybody now, and it's awesome that everybody and all the different you're also gonna see so many different superheroes of all different ethnicities that are gonna come out of this and stuff. It's gonna be awesome. It's awesome.

Marc Valentine:

Well, it does. It doesn't hurt that they cast beautiful people in these roles, either. You know, like, you may not you may not have like, Hey, listen, I'm not gonna go and buy myself a Captain America comic if, like, if I'm using my wife as as reference, but you know what i can i can watch a movie with with Chris Evans. I is that's America's You know what, right there?

Piano Rob:

Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah, of course. So.

Marc Valentine:

All right. So I have a game for you. So the game is based on Marvel. So James, James and Sarah have a game that we just premiered this week on this Dis life network. It's called the Disney bunch. Dwayne asked me how to prepare for the Disney bunch. And I said, Take something you love and throw it in the garbage. And then that will emotionally prepare you for what James and Sarah ultimately asked us to do on the show. Okay, present you with two things. They're tough choices. And in some cases, like they hit me with all these Star Wars things and I had to walk off because I was like, I can't choose this. Like, you're asking me to like rip off one arm or another at this point.

Piano Rob:

You know, it's funny I and I'm curious I hope I eat these words because it would be funny to watch me cry, but I'm usually pretty logical that in my head I make a very quick pros cons list and then an answer if I take my heart out of it, there's an answer usually very like it's gotta be though.

Marc Valentine:

Okay, so you might do you might do really well

Piano Rob:

or I'm gonna cry I hope you hit me with something like pick one of your children

Marc Valentine:

All right, ready? Here we go. So all marvel marvel based the first one you kind of you can kind of guess where I'm going with this one. Okay, it's a really it's cliche. It's really popular. It's like an Edward or Jacob kind of thing. Oh team cap or team ironman

Piano Rob:

I'm gonna be honest, that is a rough one. I am going to take Iron Man because I've always felt I related to Iron Man more

Marc Valentine:

so during during civil war I related more with him then after the Infinity saga, I went back and now I'm totally team cap. Okay, that was all I was always team Tony. Like I was mad at Captain America during that movie and then after infinity saga wrapped up and him wielding Molnar and all that. I was like, yo, sign me up.

Piano Rob:

I love I love Captain America. I love Tony's story. If anybody ever wants it too I we dressed as the Avengers one year as a family and I was very I did everything the hair I did the goatee like Tony Stark. I

Marc Valentine:

did everything was awesome. Amazing.

Piano Rob:

I do you have I do have this right here. That that's it.

Marc Valentine:

Oh, that's that's it right there.

Piano Rob:

I never know. But overall, I love Iron Man. I appreciate him. Basically being intelligent and working, working his way up to invent these things and create these things and in theory, save the world. I know I backtracked a little on that we shouldn't talk about it here yesterday with one of my comments on Marvel Monday. Yeah, but uh, but but him I mean yeah, he just he just did the ultimate thing I love Captain America like I got nothing against them but if I your gun to my head, I got to pick Tony

Marc Valentine:

nothing but love for both of them. This one This one I thought would probably be harder but now after having talked marvel now for 25 to 30 minutes okay? I I'm I should have rethought This one, so if you had to eliminate an entire storyline would you eliminate Guardians of the Galaxy or Thor all of them?

Piano Rob:

Or Thor all

Marc Valentine:

Thow one away?

Piano Rob:

Totally.

Marc Valentine:

Totally.

Piano Rob:

Does that does that take Thanos out of it? Does he count as their story?

Marc Valentine:

Just those movie? So if you got to get rid of, Oh, no, no, cuz we get them we get them everywhere. But if you had to get rid of the Guardians of the Galaxy or Thor speaking of cosmic superheroes who would you get rid of?

Piano Rob:

Oh my god, you're it's monster. You Monster... Well, it is rough because and the guardians are so many and I'm thinking everything they got with it. I love I love Thor. Especially Ragnarok Ragnarok through infinity saga Thor. Um, so as as hard as this is to say, and you know what else you're killing me with? It means I'm throwing away a lot of 70s music, which is that would be Oh my goodness. I hate that. I have to say it, but I'm keeping I'm keeping Thor. I'm keeping Thor to Yeah, I gotta keep I gotta keep Thor especially since you know, I haven't cut my hair in almost a full year now.

Marc Valentine:

You're gonna you're in Thor status right now.

Piano Rob:

If I don't get in shape by Halloween. I'm going as fat Thor.

Marc Valentine:

Oh, melted ice cream.

Piano Rob:

Oh, if I don't get in shape by by Halloween. You're gonna see melted ice cream piano Rob

Marc Valentine:

That's amazing. I have to you did surprise me. I thought you might have gone with guardians.

Piano Rob:

I would. It's closer. These are all closer than I thought because I didn't you know when you put the this or that but it's like I said when I think I'm just picture and I I could pick one scene here and there of what I'm picturing. I'm picturing Thor come in and Infinity War when he comes into Wakanda and does stuff like that. I'm not getting those. There's moments that I could never get rid of those though. that's bigger than me then then. Then Guardians of the Galaxy..

Marc Valentine:

Fair. Fair enough. All right. Who would you rather have as your personal bodyguard, Dr. Strange or the Hulk?

Piano Rob:

I like that you're giving me stuff to think about. These are great questions. Dr. Strange has certain things but the Hulk so I'm going to I'm going to say Dr. Strange.

Marc Valentine:

Okay.

Piano Rob:

Only a lot logically, I think that he'll be neater if we have a problem instead of him breaking my whole house or something. We just got a you know, and we're and we're out a little sparkly thing.

Marc Valentine:

See you play you played that perfectly. played that perfectly?

Piano Rob:

It's like I told you I could think with my brain like with Dr. Strange. It'd be like, Listen, man, I know this gig is six hours away. Instead of me having to drive Can we just do this and I could leave 10 minutes before the like stuff like that is how I think

Marc Valentine:

and I feel like if things did get out of hand and the house got wrecked or whatnot, he has those mystic arts powers that he can always put stuff back together fast. Yes. Yeah, well, I don't hate it.. no mess.

Piano Rob:

The amount of food I'd have to buy for the Hulk. And then the room he couldn't even fit through my door here. I don't even know.

Marc Valentine:

I like it. I like it. I like it. It works. So if you were a henchman,

Piano Rob:

okay,

Marc Valentine:

you had to be second fiddle to someone. Would you rather serve Loki or Thanos

Piano Rob:

Loki?

Marc Valentine:

That's it. That's it.

Piano Rob:

I and again, I'm going to tell you why. Thanos if you cross him you are done. Whereas I feel like with Loki I'm a jokester. He's a jokester. I think we could have I think we could have a little bit of fun and I ended and I would work well with him.

Marc Valentine:

I think he'd be cool to hang out with to

Piano Rob:

Yes, I

Marc Valentine:

as long as you don't make him to get help he'll be he'll be a good he'll be a good friend.

Piano Rob:

I would love if he would make me do get help which would be even better.

Marc Valentine:

No, I'm not doing get help. Its embarrasing.... not doing it

Piano Rob:

the writing in that one went to another level on that third

Marc Valentine:

lesson I love Taika Waititi I love Taika Waititi

Piano Rob:

Ragnarok might be my favorite Marvel Universe movie if I had to take away so I mean, how do you pick one that you have to take one out and pick it? It might be that well,

Marc Valentine:

it changes it changes for me from week to week and month to month and that that one's always in the top three for me and depending on how close it is to the viewing. Yes, there's times I'll put it in my in my top. Alright, last one.

Piano Rob:

Okay,

Marc Valentine:

if you could have any Infinity Stone,

Piano Rob:

okay.

Marc Valentine:

Which one would you choose? And why?

Piano Rob:

Okay, um, you know, I'm thinking about all of them. That's what I have to think we got. We got reality. We got power. We got mind. We got the Tesseract the soulstone I don't want that when it comes to too much power and

Marc Valentine:

no one's picking this Soul stone.

Piano Rob:

What did I forget?

Marc Valentine:

Ah, did you do the time stone?

Piano Rob:

I didn't do the time stone the time stone. Okay. I think I'm taking reality but I just want to make sure that that's I'm pretty sure I'm taking the reality stone. Be being able to make what you want to see what other people want to see. Whatever that to me is the path and honestly it ties in perfectly. Because that's the same reason I love Wandavision. It's it's the point of making reality, what it needs to be that That, to me is a power above okay,

Marc Valentine:

but so but here's my counter to that, but

Piano Rob:

I want I want the Counter,

Marc Valentine:

it's not real, I would take the time stone and here's why.

Piano Rob:

Okay,

Marc Valentine:

because if I ever screwed up, if I ever screwed up, or or like let's say whatever I want it. So let's say I wanted to be a millionaire, instead of me creating the illusion of me being a millionaire.

Piano Rob:

Yeah,

Marc Valentine:

I use my manipulation of time to then go back and like invest in Yahoo or invest in Google when it started. And then I could, I could start it again. Boom, I'm a millionaire. Or if I get to the end of my life, and I'm like, Man, that was a that was a great 80 years.

Piano Rob:

Okay,

Marc Valentine:

let's do it again. Let's back it up.

Piano Rob:

Gee, that's I appreciate I appreciate that. Um, one thing I will say with that one thing, I truly believe what makes life special or anything special is that it doesn't last it ends.

Marc Valentine:

You got me so I lost you got me.

Piano Rob:

But I got it. I got one more. Do you know my favorite movie of all time? I think you do. We may have discussed it. But I don't know if you remember it. My all time favorite movie.

Marc Valentine:

I it's not coming to me right now. You're going to say it? I'm going to say yes.

Piano Rob:

Back to the Future.

Marc Valentine:

That's it. Yeah.

Piano Rob:

And because of that,

Marc Valentine:

You told me that

Piano Rob:

I don't mess with time. I don't I have learned from a very young age. If there's one thing you don't mess with, all the way through end game. messing with time is bad. So I'm not messing with time.

Marc Valentine:

and your parents hand start disappearing and stuff. It's not good. It's Yeah,

Piano Rob:

I'm not messing with time.

Marc Valentine:

Got it. You gotta you gotta get your friend to join you to like get struck by lightning. And you know, one point 21 jigawats. I agree with you, wholeheartedly. I lose this debate piano Rob

Piano Rob:

and I don't want to bring them up. But that Elijah woods in that movie too. So I don't want to bring him up.

Marc Valentine:

Thanks. Thanks for that. Thanks for that, that the pour some salt in that wound, my friend. I don't think I've ever shared that story lives with you like, What the hell's he talking about right now.

Piano Rob:

You know what, I hope that people randomly make Elijah Wood references and then 10 years, 15 years down the line, you you you really, I think, Mark can I tell you, since you've told me about Elijah Wood. Every time I see you, I want to make a joke. And it's hard because I don't know how you take it. But I put it in my head. It's funny.

Marc Valentine:

It's funny. It is funny. I have a good I kid I have a good sense of humor. I so the cliffnotes version of this for people who are like, I don't understand the Elijah Wood reference, Rob and I were talking about all kinds of all kinds of stuff in the past and whatnot. I spent some time in New York City, trying to get into film and auditioning and as a professional actor. So I always found myself because we had very similar looks. And whenever they would put out for a casting call, they would say, you know brown hair, like certain heights, certain build, certainly weight, Elijah Wood and I had a lot of very common character traits. So whenever I would go and audition for film, generally, Elijah would be there and he would always get the part. So I always joke that my career could have taken off if not for Elijah woods, being so darn lovable and amazing at everything because he got all the parts that I ever auditioned for. So I joke and and he very nice guy, you know, and he was dating Leilei Sobieski, at the time, they're, they're obviously not together. But this is Dude, this is like, I was 19 years old.

Piano Rob:

I was wild, but it's still a long time ago, but it's just great.

Marc Valentine:

And just really like really, really nice people like they were just they're really the nicest people. So like there's there's no hate, but there's there's obviously a friendly rivalry. This was, this was a lot of fun.

Piano Rob:

So it's always fun. We can do this every day, I would do it. I know who would want to listen to it and we can do it every day.

Marc Valentine:

James James would want to listen to it to you,

Piano Rob:

just for dirt, just for dirt. He doesn't care about what we're saying he just wants dirt.

Marc Valentine:

He just wants to use the clips against us. So I James I hope that you've enjoyed this episode. And I hope that your rodecaster is filled with all kinds of wonderful things. After this wonderful episode with piano Rob it's always amazing having you here at the Tiki Room studio. Thank you for hanging out with us.

Piano Rob:

Can I say one more thing because if I don't talk about it, I feel bad because he does so much nice stuff for me.

Marc Valentine:

Just One and that's it that I'm cutting off

Piano Rob:

these wonderful, wonderful shirts. A lot of them that I wear from walrus carp clothing company, Kirk from walrus carp clothing company makes them he made a piano Rob shirt. He's a northeast boy like you He lives in Jersey. He's covered in snow right now as well. But I gotta say he got he got some beautiful beautiful stuff. If anybody's looking for Disney stuff that not everybody in the parks got to be wearing.

Marc Valentine:

I don't hate it and send me his links so we can put that in the in the show notes in the show description. Thank you so much for hanging out with us. Ladies and gentlemen and who thank you for hanging out with us. We always love having Rob here. Rob's Rob's gonna come on whenever Rob has time. I could just I could just talk about anything. We could talk about Elijah, Elijah Wood for an hour.

Piano Rob:

We could talk about music for an hour. We haven't done that we good.

Marc Valentine:

That's it. So thank you so much, especially to James and Sarah. I hope that your rode caster is chock full of sound bites for your next episode. Thank you for joining us here in the seekers studio and living your best Dislife with us all. Don't forget, check us out at www.thisdislifepodcast.com give us a like and subscribe over on Apple. Check out Rob as you've been seeing the crawl. Check out Rob. He has his quarantines on Facebook and over on Instagram on Instagram @Piano_Rob, great friend of ours, great friend of the show. Thank you so much, everybody. I hope you have a wonderful week and I hope that it's filled with faith, trust and pixie dust Rob, we'll see you real soon. Whether you're coming to Florida to visit Disney or the beach, Hinson photography specializes n vacation portraits for amilies and couples. a souvenir hat you'll never forget. Visit ww.HinsonPhotography.com or ca l 386-478-8099 to learn more bout booking vacation portr its with Hinson photog aphy that's www.hinsonphot graphy.com