Robby's LobbyBlog • November, 2023 • INROCK Magazine
Hey Hey In Rockers and Welcome to The Lobby on a cold November morning here in Buffalo, NY! Thanksgiving weekend here in the US, for those of you not familiar with the traditional holiday it's a time when family and friends gather to celebrate all those things we should be thankful for the extraordinary in our lives that we tend to see as routine. The historical tradition stems from the arrival of “Pilgrims” to the US fleeing religious persecution in England who came to North America to start a new “society” and the harvest festival they would share once they arrived. To most Americans these days it means a great roasted Turkey dinner and a chance to catch up with folks close to them that they aren't always able to share time with throughout the year. Much like the time we get to spend here together in the pages of the mighty In Rock and I'm taking a second to tell all of you how thankful I am to have this opportunity each and every month to share some time with some friends I've been sharing thoughts with for nearly 2 decades now!
Since out Summer tours conclusion we've been spending some time at home while heading out to do some private shows around the US. We also had a chance to do our 2nd performance on the NBC talk show “The Talk”, we performed our single Run All Night that we released earlier this year and chatted with the hosts for a bit. The shoe films in NYS so I got a chance to see the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree going up, not yet lit, but ready for the holidays! My family tends to take a trip to NYC every holiday season, this year will be a little different as Goo Goo Dolls will be making our very first trip to India to perform at The Bandlands Festival in Bangalore at the end of December, a long trip, but we're super excited tom play. The other bands on the bill include my childhood favorites Deep Purple and the band War on Drugs among others! We had a great time on the show, and I've included a shot from the show so you can check it out!
I'm enjoying some time at home right now; my wife has taken a trip to Japan so I'm a solo daddy for a little while here as my daughter Hana and I maneuver our way through the pre holidays and the “slightly laid back but always chaotic life without mommy home” lifestyle we tend to lead. Unfortunately, we won't be making it to Japan this year for the holidays, but unbelievably it's due to a new addition to our family…. A puppy for my daughter! More on that as the days go on here in the pages of the Lobby.
I hope you all are getting geared up for the holidays, I've seen pictures online of the illuminations going up in Japan, such a magical time, please enjoy the coming season and if you ge6t a chance check out the Goo Goo Dolls new Christmas song “Who's Gonna Hear Their Wish This Christmas” which is included on the re-release of our “Christmas All Over” album called “Christmas All Over (Again)”. Oh! And we also did a re-release of our very first album (originally released in 1988) on red vinyl which is available now as well! All sorts of cool stuff going on, and I can't wait to share more with you next month here in the pages of In Rock! Have a Great Holiday and we will see you all very soon with some more fun and a brand new year! Have a great Holiday and I will see you all soon!